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The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

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Token Jock

863 posts

145 months

Wednesday 25th May 2011
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Looks like I'll buy this as well, something to read when I'm away in Oz in June.

Has anybody boought Aston Martin: Power Beauty & Soul by David Dowsey.

If so what is it like?

Jockman

11,860 posts

66 months

Wednesday 25th May 2011
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Bogie's on pg 232.
Di's on pg 233.
Mr Gould's on pg 234.

Good write up you 3 smile

peterr96

2,205 posts

81 months

Thursday 26th May 2011
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Jockman said:
Me too bogie - excellent bedtime reading smile
erm.... with the photo of you already plastered on the "what do we look like?" thread, that has conjured up a fairly unpleasant image!

Pass the tissues sickbag.

Jockman

11,860 posts

66 months

Thursday 26th May 2011
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peterr96 said:
erm.... with the photo of you already plastered on the "what do we look like?" thread, that has conjured up a fairly unpleasant image!

Pass the tissues sickbag.
biggrin

Steve Richards

86 posts

115 months

Thursday 26th May 2011
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Just ordered.......looking forward to a good read!
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Grant3

3,241 posts

161 months

Friday 27th May 2011
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Thanks all for your kind comments, much appreciated. It certainly isn't perfect, but I have tried to cover all aspects of these wonderful cars and I do hope it will also help potential new owners find the right car and join the fold. This will be my third automotive book, the other two are Ultimate Buyer's Guides from PMM motor books, covering 996 and 997 series 911's - it's sad car addiction thing!

This is the first time I have included owners cars and a specialist's (Rick DMS) view, so thanks again for your input [Rick/Bogie (with that smile biggrin!)/Lady Topaz/Michael Gould/ Clorenzen/ Simon from 6th gear/Evo and some of the AMOC guys etc) it adds extra "real" insight into living with and owning the cars.

ALO

4 posts

62 months

Saturday 28th May 2011
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Just received the book.

Many congratulations, I think you have done a wonderful job in producing a comprehensive guide to the Gaydon era cars.

The second paragraph of your introduction absolutely sums up ownership and love of the marque.

I have only had a quick look through but I am very impressed so far and I am sure the book will soon be well worn and used.

Anthony

babyvantage

119 posts

116 months

Sunday 29th May 2011
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Hey Grant,

Do you know if Amazon.com will carry your book anytime soon? Shipping to North America from "Amzaon.uk" is 29 pounds frown

Looking forward to seeing my car in print . . spin

Grant3

3,241 posts

161 months

Sunday 29th May 2011
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Hi Inder, YHM... you can order in Canada via the Sceptre website link at the start of the thread (or Amazon UK) as the book is only just been released Amazon.com haven't sorted stock yet.
Regards
Grant

Flatnose

302 posts

98 months

Monday 30th May 2011
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What a awesome book. Lots of information for everyone especially first timers. Really useful and a great reference. Got this book as a present on Saturday morning. Read from cover to cover since. Highly recommended.

KarlFranz

1,996 posts

176 months

Thursday 2nd June 2011
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I don't usually try to buy books anymore unless they are in electronic form. Made an exception for this one since it's not available in any other way but printed. Should be on its way now. Looking forward to reading it soon.

Cheers.

MartinV12

216 posts

96 months

Thursday 2nd June 2011
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Ordered last week, hope to get it soon !

Grant3

3,241 posts

161 months

Saturday 18th June 2011
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In celebration of that now famous grin biggrin and the fact that Mark (Bogie) was first to contribute to the book and this thread I have uploaded his page - only for Pistonheaders others can't see the link on the site ( www.astonmartinreview.co.uk ) - you just need to follow this link -

http://astonmartinreview.co.uk//Bogie.pdf - a man that really uses his Aston thumbup

If you want any others (a page of Ricks etc) let me know, but I don't want to get mauled for mentioning the book, so will only do that on request.

bogie

11,666 posts

178 months

Saturday 18th June 2011
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I wonder if the new owner of that One-77 realises its famous already, with most of the PH Aston forum having sat in it wink

KarlFranz

1,996 posts

176 months

Saturday 18th June 2011
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I got my book in a couple of weeks ago and it's wonderful. The only problem is the binding keeps the book from staying open! The information is very useful and timely and the pictures are very nice. I have learned a lot.

BTW Right now I have been walking around with my iPad and the Aston book. It's silly to have this be a printed book only in this day and age. Amazon reports they now sell more books in Kindle format than all printed book sales combined. If you decide to offer the book in Kindle or Apple iBooks format, I will buy it again, just to have it in electronic format.

rick-derby-

1,105 posts

93 months

Saturday 18th June 2011
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KarlFranz said:
I got my book in a couple of weeks ago and it's wonderful. The only problem is the binding keeps the book from staying open! The information is very useful and timely and the pictures are very nice. I have learned a lot.

BTW Right now I have been walking around with my iPad and the Aston book. It's silly to have this be a printed book only in this day and age. Amazon reports they now sell more books in Kindle format than all printed book sales combined. If you decide to offer the book in Kindle or Apple iBooks format, I will buy it again, just to have it in electronic format.
I for one use kindle all the time I have it on my android phone and my laptop, a kindle version is a great idea,

brumma

174 posts

63 months

Sunday 19th June 2011
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I've been able to read a bit more... awesome book! Great job, Grant!

Grant3

3,241 posts

161 months

Monday 20th June 2011
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Thanks Brummer,Karl & DB7 Pilot for the feedback, glad you like the book.

KarlFranz said:
If you decide to offer the book in Kindle or Apple iBooks format, I will buy it again, just to have it in electronic format.
rick-derby- said:
I for one use kindle all the time I have it on my android phone and my laptop, a kindle version is a great idea,
Rick - Karl - on the subject of Kindle............. Personally I still like the feel of a real book (surely you don't take your tech to the throne with you? biggrin) but I have looked at this, in honesty I'm not sure that the book would work in that format as it is very image rich. It could work in PDF format, but I believe Kindle needs to revamp the layout completely in order to make it work

Is it right that Kindle can also only reproduce mono images? If so, do you think it would work with only smaller mono images or just text? Interested in your views.

Petro1head

1,246 posts

144 months

Monday 20th June 2011
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A few places seem to be out of stock frown

Grant3

3,241 posts

161 months

Monday 20th June 2011
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Petro1head said:
A few places seem to be out of stock frown
It is still in stock, quickest route for delivery is the books own site - www.astonmartinreview.co.uk Amazon (& transport book shop) are currently out of stocks, but if you click the link to "2 new" it is still in stock via Sceptre on Amazon, or Rick at DMS also has some in stock. smile