Vauxhall Cars – 1945 to 1995
Vauxhall’s presence in Australia came to an end in the 1960s, but the UK brand continues to this day in its home country. Vauxhall Cars – 1945 to 1995 showcases all the post-war cars we got, like the Viva, Velox, Victor and Cresta, as well as plenty we didn’t.
The book is heavy with photos and line drawings of all Vauxhall cars from 1945 to 1995, including vans/utes and special editions.
A brief history of each model, tech specs, production changes and build numbers are included, along with details on Vauxhall’s motor sport achievements, TV/movie appearances and even advertising slogans.
$39.95 RRP (approx., depending on stockist) from specialty motoring booksellers.
Lego McLaren F1 LM & Solus GT
The first ever double pack in Lego’s Speed Champions range celebrates the 60th Anniversary of McLaren this year with brick replicas of the F1 LM and Solus GT.
Designed for kids aged 9 and up, the 581-piece set was created with input from McLaren designers and features authentic details, like the Papaya Orange finish for the F1 LM, high-downforce wing on the Solus GT and central driving positions on both cars.
The assembled F1 LM measures 15cm x 7cm x 4cm and the Solus GT 16cm x 8cm x 4cm (LxWxH).
Two minifigurine drivers are included, in his and hers McLaren race suits.
$69.99 RRP from the Lego online store and selected toy retailers.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
The newest instalment in the Rally Giants series, that has covered the Audi Quattro and Toyota Celica GT-Four amongst many others, turns its attention to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Debuting in the WRC in 1993 and winning the Manufacturers’ World Championship in 1998, the ‘Evo’ was one of the most iconic works machines of its era and became synonymous with Tommi Makinen, who won four WRC Drivers’ Championships in the car.
In addition to listing every Lancer Evo WRC works entry, this 128-page softcover includes detailed results, reference charts and 140 contemporary images.
$45.00 RRP (approx., depending on stockist) from specialty motoring booksellers.