Rootes Cars of the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s £16.99
You know that you’re in for a visual treat when a sub-200-page publication has more than 1000 images – and this compilation from David Rowe is a delightful reference for Rootes enthusiasts. Take the spotters’ guide ethos and put it together with well-printed, detailed colour and focus on one marque, and you’re there. The text is light and factual, with occasional anecdotes on notable cars rather than an extensive marque history. Somewhat pleasingly, the 1970s cutoff is a tad misleading, as the final pages of the book feature PSA-era Talbots for completeness.
Author: David Rowe Publisher: Veloce (www.veloce.co.uk)