Gear: Limited Edition Books On Race Pits, John Player Specials, Lotus, and BMW Have Been Added To The Shop

Limited Edition Books On Race Pits, John Player Specials, Lotus, and BMW Have Been Added To The Shop

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
February 14, 2019
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Pricing, shipping, and more info on each book can be found in the links below, and you can browse our full selection of books right here

Coterie Press puts out a steady flow of high-quality automotive books, many of which we’re happy to offer in the Petrolicious Shop. Today we’ve added another batch. Some are brand new to our shelves, others are limited-quantity Publisher’s Editions of existing titles with the silver foil, leather bound covers, and signatures to show for it—not just any old scrawls either, the JPS book below is autographed by Fittipaldi and Andretti.

All of these photo-heavy volumes make for excellent additions to (or foundations for) a quality stack of coffee table material, and they’re too pretty to put anywhere but the focal point of your library. These aren’t solely about the imagery though, and the accompanying text gets into the stories that surrounded these cars, their creators, and their drivers, in a way that captions could never do justice on their own. Data tables are supplemented by anecdotes and legend-has-its, and the read is never dull even when it’s focusing on the former.

Black & Gold: The Story of the John Player Specials (INFO & ORDERING)

Black & Gold: The Story of the John Player Specials, is the result of a veritable wealth of knowledge and experiences from all the “players” in a story that started in the early 1970s and went through to the end of 1986 with Ayrton Senna and Johnny Dumfries driving. The black & gold cars are still recognized and passionately remembered the world over.

Black & Gold is a sumptuous 316-page, 11″x11″ with hardcover book with jacket, and the 129,000 words are amply illustrated by over 798 images. There are specification details on every JPS race car and the book includes race results for all John Player Team Lotus races.

Two Publishers Editions in addition to the standard book

As well as the fabulous “Standard” Edition of the book, there are two different limited, leather-bound “Special” editions. Each of these signed and numbered editions is autographed by one of two racing legends. You can get one of 72 copies autographed by Emerson Fittipaldi, who won the Formula 1 title in 1972, the first year of the JPS program (he drove the Lotus 72.) Or, you can order one of 79 copies signed by Mario Andretti, who won the F1 title driving a Lotus 79 in the 1978 season.

Lotus The Marque Publisher’s Edition (INFO & ORDERING)

The Publishers Edition of Lotus the Marque is a true collectors item. This edition is limited to just 100 exclusive copies. Each book has a book plate in the front of the book signed and numbered by the author and photographer of the book William Taylor.

Presented in a green deluxe cloth covered clamshell presentation case, with silver-foil blocking title detail, this edition also includes a copy of a 32-page booklet that was produced for the launch of the book. The booklet features unseen images of cars that are featured in the book. The book itself has the same content as the standard edition, but it is bound in yellow leather finish material.

BMW Ultimate Drives Vol. 1: 1937 – 1982 Publisher’s Edition (INFO & ORDERING)

The Publishers Edition of BMW Ultimate Drives Volume 1 is a true collectors item. This edition is limited to just 100 exclusive copies. Each book has a book plate in the front of the book signed and numbered by the author Jeremy Walton, and the photographer William Taylor.

The book itself has the same content as the standard edition, but it is bound in a blue carbon fiber-style material. All copies of this Publishers Edition come with a genuine BMW roundel fixed in a recess in the center of the front cover. The pages are edged in silver-foil blocking and the book has a silver ribbon marker. Presented in a dark blue deluxe cloth covered clamshell presentation case, with silver-foil blocking title detail, this edition also includes a folded copy of the launch poster that was produced for the launch of the book. The poster features the steering wheels of the 16 BMW cars that are featured in the book.

Pit & Paddock Publisher’s Edition (INFO & ORDERING)

The Publishers Edition of Pit & Paddock is a collectors item that spans more than a single team or marque or sponsor. Limited to just 100 copies, each book has a book plate in the front signed and numbered by the author and photographer, Peter Darley, as well as the publisher, William Taylor.

Presented in a blue deluxe cloth covered clamshell presentation case, with silver-foil blocking title detail, like the rest of the Publisher’s Editions, this book has the same content as the standard edition, but it is bound in black leather finish material.

Pricing, shipping, and more info on each book can be found in the links below, and you can browse our full selection of books right here

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