THE CMGC LIBRARY - BOOKS
Howard Turk, Librarian
ADVERTISING MG VOL. II 1956-1992
by Daniel Young
Softback, 96 pages of print adds covering a multitude of cars.
ASPECTS OF ABINGDON
by Marcham Rhoade (Ken Smith)
1996, small black & white paperback, 90 pages. The building of the MGB and Midget. How it was done and the men who did it. Every member should have their own copy of this.
by Sallie Stephenson
1991, small, hardbound, color photos, only 48 pages. Printed in large type for the near sighted or very young.
AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY Vol. XX
by John Dugdale
No. 4 (Fourth Quarter, 1982) This issue contains 46 beautiful color pages titled Half A Century of M.G.’s, A Personal Reminiscence
THE COMPLETE OFFICIAL MGB, 1962 - 1974
Robert Bentley, Inc. Automotive Publishers
Comprising the official drivers handbook, workshop manual, special tuning manual. 4th edition, 465 pages. Like the Haynes manual but in great condition. No smudges!
ESSENTIAL MG T SERIES AND PRE-WAR MIDGETS 1929 - 1950
by Anders Clausenger
1995, softbound, 80 pages, color, some B&W.
THE LAST OPEN ROAD
by B. S. Levy
I think it was printed in 1994 in Oak Park and is about 400 or so pages, sorry, no pictures, it’s a novel. If you haven’t read this, do, and if you have, do it again! Burt is not paying me to say this. I loved it so much I read it twice. It describes the glory days of American sportscar racing, the early 50’s, with a unique first-person approach. Very entertaining.
This fictional tale picks up where The Last Open Road left off. Hardbound, 395 pages.
MAINTAINING THE BREED
by John Thornley
The Saga of MG Racing Cars. First published in 1950, hardbound, 187 pages, all b&w, this 1990 edition was donated by member John Gordon in 1996. Thanks, John.
MG THE BOOK OF THE CAR
by Anders Clausager
large hardbound, 96 pages. Filled with great color photos!
MG - A PICTORIAL HISTORY
by John Tipler
Large format, hardbound 128 pages all photos (16 in color), new 1996. Even depicts the RV8 and the MGF.
MG - AUSTIN COLLISION GUIDE
(Perish the thought!) This is a shop reference that covers 1970-1980, 308 pages, paperback, printed in ’83 for Jaguar dealers. Contains numerous diagrams and parts lists for MGB, Midget and Marina.
MG GOLD PORTFOLIO 1929-1939
by R. M. Clarke
Brookland Books, softbound, all b&w, 180 pages, also donated by John Gordon. Interesting reprints of early road tests and significant magazine articles.
THE MG LOG
by Peter Haining
A celebration of the World’s Favorite Sports Car, 1993, hardbound, 176 pages, some unique photos, historical text aided by Cecil Kimber’s daughter. Another Gordon donation.
MG PAST & PRESENT
by Rivers Fletcher
1985 (first published 1981), hardbound, 250 pages, many photos, historical. Chapter 22 closes with the Metro, Maestro, and Montego proudly carrying on the MG name!
MG SPORTS CARS
by John Helig
1966 Enthusiast Color Series. 96 pages, all in color, softbound, nice little book.
by Malcom Green
large hardbound, 160 pages, with lots of great pics!
MG: THE SPORTSCAR AMERICA LOVED FIRST
by Richard L. Knudson
Also titled An Illustrated History of MG’s in the U.S.A. 1975, large, hardbound, b&w, 243 pages. Lots of racing stuff, but plenty of everything else too. Cute title, but the love is still here.
MG, MGB GT 1965 - 1980
Brooksland Books, softbound, 100 pages. Roadtests, driving impressions, new model intros.
MGA 1500, 1600, TWIN CAM
by F. Wilson McComb
1983, small, hardbound. 135 pages, 8 in color. A valuable reference.
MGA, MGB AND MGC, A COLLECTORS GUIDE
by Graham Robson
Motor Racing Publications, hardbound, 136 pages, 1980...check it out!
MGB & MGB GT OWNERS WORKSHOP MANUAL
by J. H. Haynes
Covers 1962-1974, big, softbound, 259 pages. Don’t we all have one of these?
MGB OWNERS SURVIVAL MANUAL
by Jim Tyler
1995, small, hardbound, 144 pages. Just added to the club library. Don’t leave home without this book! It says that.
MGB, TOURER, GT AND V8-UP TO SEPT. 1976 PARTS CATALOGUE
by British Leyland
Softbound, 242 pages. Donated by Just Brits. No smudges yet!
MGB, TOURER AND GT HANDBOOK
by British Leyland
Glovebox handbook which contains 74 pages. Softbound 5 X 8, For the GHN4&5- Tourer and GHD5&4-GT.
MIDGET & SPRITE OWNERS WORKSHOP MANUAL
by J. H. Haynes
Covers 1958-1980, big, softbound, 242 pages.
Published 2001, large softbound, 286 pages. By the author of ‘The Last Open Road’ and ‘Montezumas Ferrari’. Collection of gearhead oriented short stories, memoirs, mood enhancers, and motoring disasters from his high octane pen!
PROJECT PHOENIX: THE BIRTH OF THE MGF
by Jan Adcock
1998, large hardbound story about the rebirth of the MG. Contains a lot of info about the early MG years and its developements of many of the models leading up to the MGF. Very interesting!
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
A parts number listing for Jaguar, MG, Triumph, Rover & Austin. Aug. 1983, paperback, 156 pages.
THE RALLY BOOK
by David Hebb
Sofbound, 176 pages. Dated but generic explanations of ‘Rallys’.
RESTORING YESTERDAYS CARS
by Richard L. Knudson
1983, small, hardbound, color and b&w, only 47 pages. You can read this in the loo in just one sitting!
SPEED SECRETS, PRFESSIONAL RACE DRIVING TECHNIQUES
by Ross Bentley
MBI Publishing. 1998, softbound, 160 pages. Wanna be a Sterling Moss?
THE STORY BEHIND THE OCTAGON
by Brian J. Moylan
1995, small, paperback, 96 pages. Good account of life as a MG factory employee.
by University Motors
Feb 98 edition. Softback, containing multiple sections used during UMC Technical seminars. Has a lot of neat ‘fix-it-up’ stuff. Many by John Twist!
TUNING S. U. CARBURETORS & FUEL PUMP
by G. R. Wade
1981, paperback, 190 pages, all lies. No, really, better than the video, because we can’t find the video.
1100, 1300 OWNERS WORKSHOP MANUAL
Autopress Ltd, 1974. Hardbound, 177 pages
Any member interested in examining and/or checking out any of these books is welcome. They will be at all Monday night meetings. We use a file card sign-out system. Please e-mail Howard Turk at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or phone him at 847.279.0235 if interested.