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on 21 April 2012
Elva cars is a pretty eclectic subject for a lavish book production. But from those of us fascinated by automobile history, three cheers for Janos Wimpfen whose books are always well researched and also for David Bull publishing for taking the risk.

This is the final word on the subject of Elva cars and is a truly worthy addition to the library of anyone interested in British motor sport and one of the progenitors of the UK's pre-eminent position in the sport.

It is a beautifully produced book that has been criticized in some reviews for being a bit too US-centric. I agree that there could be a bit more focus on the UK and European cars in action but it is fair because most Elva cars were sold in the States. I have identified one incorrect caption from a Silverstone race but I would heartily recommend this fine book to anyone hovering over the 'buy now' button.
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on 26 April 2012
Elva: The Cars,The People,The History is well up to the high standards set by Bull publishing and Mr Wimpfen,in fact I would go so far as to say that it is amongst the best motor racing titles that I have ever read.
I've always enjoyed watching Elvas race,and never really knew much about the cars or the characters behind them.
This book tells you everything you could care to know.
Such detail and quality is rare,Don't hesitate,press that "buy it now" button !!!
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on 17 June 2012
Incredible that such a small Manufacturer could inspire such a Massive Book. LIKE ALL OF THE AUTHORS OTHER WORKS MASSIVELY RESEARCHED AND SUPERB REPRODUCTION OF NEARLY ALL THE EXISTING ELVA pICTURES. BUY THIS AND YOULL NEVER NEED ANOTHER BOOK ON ELVA THOUGH IT WILL PUT A SEVERE STRAIN ON YOUR BOOKCASES DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. TRULY AN EXCELLENT "TOME"
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on 25 November 2011
A very comprehensive account of the History of ELVAm the car that used to give LOTUS a run for its money. Well-researched in the States, where I
believe there is still quite a following for the marque, it also gives a good account of the UK scene. I was brought up in Hastings, England, and
remember seeing some of the first ELVA'S clock up the fastest time of the day, driven by Archie Scott-Brown, at the Bodiam Speed Hill Climb. Later
I saw them racing at Brands Hatch. The Book is also well-illustrated, and a worthy volume to adorn an enthusiast's bookshelf.
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on 20 April 2014
A great deal of time and research went into this publication and thanks to the undoubted professionalism of both the author and publishers, it is a great read. Interested in the wonderful era of motor racing in the 1950/60's then this is a MUST READ. Fascinating story tells of how Elva converted Ford side valve powered club racing cars developed into the McLaren-Elva big bore racers of the late sixties. You did not know that Elva built the early McLaren customer cars ... then buy the book!
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on 16 December 2013
Definitely a heavyweight volume in terms of weight and a very comprehensive record of Elva cars. At over 500 pages, certainly a good read for fans of the marque and sports car racing in general.
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on 19 December 2014
Excellent book, extremely well researched and well illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photos
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on 23 October 2015
Totally worth the price.
Well researched, written well with plenty of illustrations and lesser known photos.
Nice to see some of them being raced as well at historic meetings.
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on 27 December 2015
Excellent history of the marque
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on 28 May 2016
Very nice
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