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Auto Review Books from Oxford Diecast

Auto Review is a series of A5 32-page monographs on subjects related to transport, collecting and popular culture, which began publication in 1996. First, a little about how it all started: We began to publish the Auto Review series in early 1996, after deciding on the subject matter, size and presentation of this series of compact, concise, affordable monographs on subjects related to transport, collecting and popular culture.

The first six titles included 32 A5 size pages, all in mono (black and white) plus stiff card outer covers in colour, and they were priced at only £2.95 each. Those titles are still that price today. Over the next two years the range grew, and the price increased to £3.95 each. The authors of the early books were in a network of friends and co-contributors to Model Auto Review magazine.

You may notice that 19 numbers are missing from the early sequence of Auto Review titles. 16 of them were issues of avia mini, a publication for collectors of model and toy aircraft. All of the old avia mini issues are still available, but they are not listed in this catalogue.

After publication of Auto Review 17: Vehicles of the RAC, personal circumstances forced us to suspend publication of three titles which were planned for release at that time (on motor coaches, Ford Thunderbirds and taxicabs), and their numbers were abandoned.

We considered re-launching Auto Review at various times, but it was almost ten years before we did so, encouraged by a friend who needed two publications for his own commercial purposes. We therefore re-designed the format, introducing eight pages of full colour into the 32 A5 pages, now at a cover price of £5.95. Those two publications were on Mini and Spitfire (Auto Review 31 and 32), making us look again at some of the titles suspended a decade earlier. The revived series was so well-received that a production programme was soon put under way, the rate of release increasing to one per month. Some are written by world-renowned experts on their subject, such as Paul Nieuwenhuis (DAF) and C David Conway (Citroen), but most of the others carry my name on the cover. Don’t be misled, however; every Auto Review title is a joint effort by a wide-ranging group of enthusiasts from all over the world. Some of them provide considerable amounts of text, others offer snippets and anecdotes. Illustrations are sourced from archives of photographs, sales catalogues and other ephemera belonging to our team of contributors.

Oxford Diecast has supported Auto Review for many years and distributes the range of titles.

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  • AUTO REVIEW AR172 Mitsubishi Album Books Non Scale Model

    Mitsubishi Album

    Product Code: AR172
    $9.00

    Mitsubishi is an important name in heavy engineering, its heritage of shipbuilding, railways and aviation encompassing products from the battleship...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR171 Thunderbird Album Books Non Scale Model

    Thunderbird Album

    Product Code: AR171
    $9.00

    The Ford Thunderbird was originally conceived as a two-seater sports car, launched in 1955 to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette, but the Ford hie...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR170 Italian Specialists Album Books Non Scale Model

    Italian Specialists Album

    Product Code: AR170 1 review
    $9.00

    AR170 Italian Specialists Our title of Italian Specialists was suggested by a group of small car manufacturers called Gruppo Costruttori Vetture Sp...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR169 Bristol Album - buses, coaches and lorries Books books Scale Model

    Bristol Album - buses, coaches and lorries

    Product Code: AR169 1 review
    $9.00

    Bristol buses were sturdy, dependable, workmanlike pieces of engineering. Similarly, the bodywork by Eastern Coach Works (ECW), seen on so many Bri...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR168 Voisin Album ( including other cars made by aviators) Books Non Scale Model

    Voisin Album ( including other cars made by aviators)

    Product Code: AR168
    $9.00

    Auto Review 168Voisin Album(and other cars by aviators) For some years we wanted to tell the story of Gabriel Voisin inAuto Review. A famous pionee...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR167 Cadillac and LaSalle Album Books Non Scale Model

    Cadillac and LaSalle Album

    Product Code: AR167
    $9.00

    Auto Review 167Cadillac Album and the story of LaSalle Cadillac division of General Motors was the biggest producer of luxury cars in the USA, and ...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR165 Bus & Coach Album 1(coachbuilders in England) Books Non Scale Model

    Bus & Coach Album 1(coachbuilders in England)

    Product Code: AR165
    $9.00

    Auto Review 165 Bus & Coach Album: 1 TheAuto Reviewseries includes many titles relating to builders of buses; AEC, Bedford, Leyland and more. I...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR37A Land Rover Album 2nd Edition Books Non Scale Model

    Land Rover Album 2nd Edition

    Product Code: AR37A
    $9.00

    Auto Review 037a Land Rover Album The Land Rover celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008, the year in which the first edition of thisAuto Reviewboo...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR163 Morris Commercial Austin/BMC/Leyland Album books Scale Model All Theme

    Morris Commercial Austin/BMC/Leyland Album

    Product Code: AR163
    $9.00

    Here we have the stories of two British firms, Austin (from 1908 onwards) and the Nuffield organisation (as Morris-Commercial from 1924) who often ...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR164 De Dion and others - Darracq/Delaunay-Belleville/De Dietrich Album books

    De Dion and others - Darracq/Delaunay-Belleville/De Dietrich Album

    Product Code: AR164
    $9.00

    While we were developing the Auto Review books on Delage and Delahaye, it became obvious just how many other important and interesting French vehic...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR124 Volvo Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Volvo Album By Rod Ward

    Product Code: AR124
    $9.00

    Volvo was set up in 1915, a subsidiary of the SKF ball bearing firm. In 1927 the first car was built in Gothenburg, the ÖV4 Jakob, the first lorry...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR123 Tiny Wheels Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Tiny Wheels: Micro cars and City cars By Rod Ward

    Product Code: AR123
    $9.00

    Here we describe and picture all kinds of tiny cars. The 'microcar' description has been applied to all kinds of vehicles, often defined by an arbi...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR126 The Optare Story Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review The Optare Story By Tony Greaves

    Product Code: AR126
    $9.00

    In 1984 Leyland Group decided to close down their long-established Leeds-based bus-building company, Charles H Roe. In 1985 a management buyout led...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR128 Sentinel Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Sentinel Album -Including Garner Gilford HSG And Much More

    Product Code: AR128
    $9.00

    The existence of the Sentinel marque is thanks largely to two men, both called Stephen Alley, father and son. Stephen senior went into a partnershi...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR121 Made In Spain Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Made in Spain By Rod Ward

    Product Code: AR121
    $9.00

    Here we cover all of the Spanish vehicle manufacturers, from the exclusivity of Hispano-Suiza, though the economy era of the Voisin and David micro...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR127 Kaiser-Frazer Willys Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Kaiser-Frazer-Willys

    Product Code: AR127
    $9.00

    This is a story packed with strong characters.First there is Henry J Kaiser, the dynamic and forthright industrialist responsible for the Hoover Da...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR122 Dennis Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Dennis Album By Rod Ward

    Product Code: AR122
    $9.00

    Dennis Brothers set up in business in 1895, making bicycles in Guildford, but they soon added motor tricycles, quadricycles and cars to their produ...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR117 Cord Corporation Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Cord Corporation by Rod Ward

    Product Code: AR117
    $9.00

    Errett Lobban Cord, born in 1894 in Missouri, was a super-salesman brought in to rescue the ailing Auburn car company. He soon took control of the ...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR118 Borgward Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Borgward Album by Rod Ward

    Product Code: AR118
    $9.00

    Carl Borgward is one of those characters who fascinate automotive historians. He was, like so many entrepreneurs, single-minded, autocratic and oft...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR134 Westland Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Westland Album

    Product Code: AR134
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR134 Westland Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR131 Maserati Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books The Maserati Album

    Product Code: AR131
    $9.00

    The Maserati brothers, Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore and Ernesto set up their own car marque in Bologna in 1926. A sixth brother, Mario, designed t...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR129 The Air-Cooled Volkswagen Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books The Air Cooled Volkswagen

    Product Code: AR129
    $9.00

    This publication covers all air-cooled Volkswagens: Type 1 Beetle saloons and cabriolets, Karmann Ghia coupes and convertibles, Type 2 vans, microb...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR144 Studebaker Auto Review Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Studebaker Album

    Product Code: AR144
    $9.00

    Here we have the story of a firm which built vehicles for over a century. Studebaker was the leading maker of horse-drawn wagons and carriages in 1...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR133 Scammell Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Scammell Album

    Product Code: AR133
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR133 Scammell Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR156 Porsche Album Part 2 Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Porsche Album Part 2

    Product Code: AR156
    $9.00

    Auto Review Books Porsche Album Part 2

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR153 Porsche Album Part 1 Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Porsche Album Part 1

    Product Code: AR153
    $9.00

    Auto Review Books Porsche Album Part 1

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR155 Panhard Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Panhard Album

    Product Code: AR155
    $9.00

    Auto Review Books Panhard Album

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR150 Packard Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Packard Album

    Product Code: AR150
    $9.00

    Auto Review Books Packard Album

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR158 Opel Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Opel Album

    Product Code: AR158
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR158 Opel Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR130 Micro Caravans by Andrew Jenkinson Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Micro Caravans

    Product Code: AR130
    $9.00

    Here Andrew Jenkinson examines 'micro' caravans, the smallest touring trailers on the market, capable of being towed by the smallest contemporary c...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR159 Mercedes-Benz Part Four: Competition Cars Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Mercedes-Benz Part Four: Competition Cars

    Product Code: AR159
    $9.00

    The Mercedes-Benz marque originated in two separate car makers, Benz and Daimler, who were both involved in competition events from the early days....

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR146 Mercedes-Benz part 2 : Commercial Vehicles Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Mercedes-Benz part 2 : Commercial Vehicles

    Product Code: AR146
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR146 Mercedes-Benz part 2 : Commercial Vehicles Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR149 Mercedes Benz Part 3: Unimog and MB-Trac Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Mercedes Benz Part 3: Unimog and MB-Trac

    Product Code: AR149
    $9.00

    Auto Review Books Mercedes Benz Part 3: Unimog and MB-Trac

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR143 Mercedes Benz Part One: The Road Cars Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Mercedes Benz Album

    Product Code: AR143
    $9.00

    Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900) and Karl Benz (1844-1929) made the first practical petrol-driven cars in the world, both of them in south-west Germany...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR147 Made In Austria Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Made In Austria Album

    Product Code: AR147
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR147 Made In Austria Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR162 Lincoln and Continental Album Books books Scale Model All Theme

    Auto Review Books Lincoln and Continental Album

    Product Code: AR162
    $9.00

    AR162Lincoln Album -and Continental Lincoln became part of Henry Ford's automotive empire in 1922, but its origins go back to a much earlier firm s...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR152 Leyland Album Part 1: lorries & vans Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Leyland Album Part 1: lorries & vans

    Product Code: AR152
    $9.00

    I n 1896 the Lancashire Steam Motor Co was set up in Leyland, Lancashire. In 1907 it was renamed Leyland Motors, the firm rapidly taking a leading ...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR154 Leyland Album Part Two: Buses and Coaches Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Leyland Album Leyland Album Part Two: Buses and Coaches

    Product Code: AR154
    $9.00

    Auto Review Books Leyland Album Leyland Album Part Two: Buses and Coaches

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR148 Lamborghini Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Lamborghini Album

    Product Code: AR148
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR148 Lamborghini Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR142 Jeep Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Jeep Album

    Product Code: AR142
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR142 Jeep Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR161 Isotta and other Italian 'I' marques Album Books books Scale Model All Theme

    Auto Review Books Italian and other Italian I marques Album

    Product Code: AR161
    $10.00

    AR161Isotta Fraschini -Plus Itala, Innocenti, Iso and others As we surveyed car marques still to be covered in the Auto Review series, there were t...

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    $10.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR157 International Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books International Album

    Product Code: AR157
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR157 International Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR145 Hotchkiss Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Hotchkiss Album

    Product Code: AR145
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR145 Hotchkiss Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR140 Foden Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Foden Album

    Product Code: AR140
    $9.00

    Edwin Foden was a gifted young engineer in Sandbach, Cheshire, producing steam engines in the 19th century. He had two sons, who both later came in...

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  • AUTO REVIEW AR151 Ferrari Album part 2: the racing cars Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Ferrari Album part 2: the racing cars

    Product Code: AR151
    $9.00

    Auto Reviewoften manages to cover a marque history in one volume which at first sight seems too big for a single publication. At other times the ta...

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    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR141 Ferrari Album Part One: On the Road Cars Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Ferrari Album

    Product Code: AR141
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR141 Ferrari Album Part One: On the Road Cars Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR160 ERF Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books ERF Album

    Product Code: AR160
    $9.00

    AUTO REVIEW AR160 ERF Album Books Non Scale Model

    $9.00
  • AUTO REVIEW AR132 Delage-Delahaye-Hotchkiss: Delahaye Album Books Non Scale Model

    Auto Review Books Delahaye Album

    Product Code: AR132
    $9.00

    This Auto Review mini-series describes three French car marques whose names resonate with style and quality: Delahaye, Delage and Hotchkiss. They w...

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    $9.00
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