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Jaguar XJR7

“The company is technically bankrupt, and if we don’t do something positive, the banks will shut us down.”

Faced with financial oblivion in the early 1980s, Jaguar  turned to racing—and an American racing team—to turn its image around. Jaguar hired the Group 44 team of Bob Tullius to build and race a new-from-scratch sports racing car in IMSA and LeMans competition, to pursue Jaguar’s belief that a successful racing effort would give the brand a new glow.

The XJR7, the subject of the second installment of the Stance & Speed Monograph Series, was the ultimate evolution of Group 44’s V-12 Jaguar racer. With it, Jaguar and Group 44 not only took the fight to Porsche’s dominant Porsche 956s and 962s; they also created one of the most beautiful and striking race cars of the 1980s.

photography by Peter Harholdt || text by Ted West || foreword by Bob Tullius

hardcover || 11 x 11 || 32 pages

Stance & Speed Monograph No. 2

ISBN 978-0-983060666

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1964 Watson Sheraton Thompson Special

When this car took the checkered flag at the 1964 Indianapolis 500, it was to be the last triumph for a front-engined car in the world’s most famous race. Displayed just as it last raced, graced with lots of patina and pockmarked paint, the Sheraton Thompson Special truly represents the end of a fondly remembered era in American racing.

The fourth installment of the Stance & Speed Monograph series was written by the Speedway’s official historian, Donald Davidson, who interviewed legendary mechanic George Bignotti, chassis-bulding master A.J. Watson, and the man who created the car’s classic paint job, Dean Jeffries, to get the full story of this legendary car. Foyt adds an insightful foreword recalling that day in May and his memories of the car in which he secured the second of his record-setting four Indy 500 victories.

This series is for people who like cars, period. Each book in the Monograph Series examines one significant automobile and the incredible history that surrounds it. We’ll be covering a wide variety of cars, from road racers, to dragsters, to hot rods, to one-off coachbuilt masterpieces, to land speed record cars and more, introducing new books at regular intervals. As you add each new release to your collection you’ll create a shelf full of fascinating automobiles to which you can return again and again.

photographs by Peter Harholdt || text by Donald Davidson || foreword by A.J. Foyt

hardcover || 11 x 11 || 32 pages

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Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile

This book presents the unprecedented collection of racing and performance cars that appeared at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts during the summer of 2012. The exhibit is gone now, but the collection is all here in this beautiful hardcover volume. Written by exhibit curator Ken Gross and photographed by the inimitable Peter Harholdt, these select vehicles embodied the state-of-the-art technology of their era while pioneering advances in metallurgy, streamlining, electronics, and engineering.

Includes:

  • Miller 122 Front-Wheel-Drive
  • Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix
  • The Mormon Meteor I and Mormon Meteor III
  • The Speedomotive Special Streamliner
  • 4 1/2 Litre Blower Bentley
  • The ‘Million-Franc Delahaye’
  • Shelby Daytona Coupe, and many more

These cars exemplify the best in early 20th century industrial art and functional design, in an attractive, full-color hardcover that will surely have a place of honor in your automotive library.

Hardcover | 144 pages | ISBN 978-0983060697

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Bonneville Salt Flats Poster

Released in conjunction with Bonneville Salt Flats: Twenty Years of Photography by Peter Vincent, this exclusive poster features Bonneville’s stark yet beautiful landscape in stunning black & white.

The poster is 24 inches wide by 18 inches tall and is printed on heavy 100# paper stock, suitable for framing if desired. These are sure to go fast, so order yours today!

$25 for U.S. customers, $35 for non-U.S. customers, including S+H. Please select from the drop-down menu below when ordering.

 

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So-Cal Coupe

The So-Cal Speed Shop is legendary in hot-rodding circles, and the So-Cal Coupe is a big reason why. Built to compete in drag racing and top-speed contests, this chopped ‘34 Ford coupe, with its iconic white and red paint job, served as a rolling advertisement for So-Cal.

In the third installment of the Stance & Speed Monograph Series, author Ken Gross tells the multifaceted history of this tremendously influential car. At turns record-setting, tragic, and triumphant, the story of the So-Cal coupe exemplifies the story of hot rodding itself throughout the second half of the 20th century.

photographs by Peter Harholdt || text by Ken Gross || foreword by Alex Xydias

hardcover || 11 x 11 || 32 pages

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Cunningham C-4RK

In the first lap of its first race, which just happened to be the most important sports car race in the world, the C-4RK was in the lead.

A decade before Carroll Shelby took his Cobras to Europe, Briggs Cunningham brought American horsepower and know-how to the 24 Hours of LeMans, where he challenged the supremacy of the great European marques on their home soil. The C-4RK was a one-of-one streamlined coupe-a LeMans special of sorts-designed with input from one of the most famous automotive aerodynamicists of all time, Dr. Wunibald Kamm. Did the C-4RK live up to the promise embodied in its aggressive bodywork? Pick up this first installment of the Stance & Speed Monograph Series to find out…

The Stance & Speed Monograph Series is for people who like cars, period. Each book in the Monograph Series examines one significant automobile and the incredible history that surrounds it. We’ll be covering a wide variety of cars, from road racers, to dragsters, to hot rods, to one-off coachbuilt masterpieces, to land speed record cars and more, introducing new books at regular intervals. As you add each new release to your collection you’ll create a shelf full of fascinating automobiles to which you can return again and again.

Photography by Peter Harholdt || Text by Peter Bodensteiner || Foreword by Peter Brock, designer of the Shelby Daytona Coupe.

Stance & Speed Monograph No. 1

hardcover || 11 x 11 || 32 pages

ISBN 978-0983060659

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The Bonneville Salt Flats: Two Decades of Photography By Peter Vincent

I have yet to run out of inspiration with the landscape and the people

–Peter Vincent

Peter Vincent is arguably the most experienced photographer of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Every year for more than two decades he has visited this unique American landscape with camera in hand. This book contains the very best of the thousands of images he has captured at Bonneville and its surroundings, delivering an exceptional photographic portrait.

Front and back covers, with Limited Edition slipcase

Front and back covers, with Limited Edition slipcase

Bonneville is a simple but challenging setting. Its flat, white surface and endless arc of sky above allow a photographer to bring a great degree of subtlety to his work. But there is little protection from the elements; high winds, blinding sun, and blistering heat contrast with immense rainstorms that can cover the basin in 6 to 12 inches of water within an hour’s time. All of these conditions create an unusual yet creatively stimulating environment.

Limited Edition, with Slipcase

Limited Edition, with Slipcase

Vincent first came to the salt to photograph the racers who test their machinery upon the planet’s ultimate proving grounds. Somewhere along the way, Vincent began to appreciate the salt flats and its surroundings as something more than just a location. In this book he captures the meaning of Bonneville from every possible angle of speed, culture, landscape, and light.

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The standard hardcover book is $85. Three additional versions are available:

*A limited edition, hand-numbered and -signed, slipcased book, including one numbered and signed limited edition archival print inside the book. 149 copies available, $300

*Limited edition, hand-numbered and -signed, slipcased book including a framed, glazed, and matted 20 x 24 archival pigment ink print, signed & numbered, at an edition of 15 for each image, $1000 including U.S. Shipping.

*Limited edition, hand-numbered and -signed, slipcased book, including a framed, glazed, and mounted 44x 44 archival pigment ink print, signed & numbered, at an edition of 5 for each image, $4000 including U.S. Shipping.

Stance & Speed also has released an exclusive poster in conjunction with the book

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