Veloce Publishing has been sharing its passion for everything automotive for nearly 30 years, growing to be one of the most respected and best loved specialist publishers in the UK.
With a catalogue covering every aspect of the motoring world, from two-wheels to eighteen, and from the very first vehicles to cutting edge supercars, it now has nearly 1000 publications, across print and digital, to its name.
Named after the faster Alfa Romeo models, and with a pleasing nod to the manufacturer of Velocette motorcycles, Veloce has a simple philosophy. It is our mission to provide books of the highest quality in terms of content, accuracy, presentation, subject range and reader satisfaction to discerning automotive enthusiasts around the world.
Early books from the Veloce stable included practical DIY manuals, including one penned by founder Rod Grainger, and still a top seller. These were soon joined by restoration manuals, specific model and marque books, and automotive histories: it’s output now covers every automotive genre, from fiction, to aerodynamic modelling, and engine tuning
Featured book is the highly collectible limited edition on F1 published by Veloce and written by Roger Smith.. Click on the image below for more great automotive reads..
Veloce is also known for its exclusive limited edition volumes, true collector’s books that are masterpieces of research and design. Three unique limited editions are currently available: The Ultimate Book of the Air-cooled Porsche 911
A catalogue raisonné, slipcased, foil-edged, and limited to 911 individually numbered copies. The Ultimate Book of the Porsche 356 also a catalogue raisonné, is even more exclusive. Slipcased, but also leather bound, this is limited to 356 individually numbered copies. The third volume is
Formula 1 All The Races – The First 1000, a race-by-race-by-race record of every one of the first 1000 races of this iconic championship series. Packed with everything an F1 pundit or superfan could want, this unrivaled record is
limited to only 1000 individually numbered copies. It’s both a coffee table book, and an unrivaled record of this historic era of F1 motorsport.
With such a vast range of subjects, Veloce’s books encompass a number of highly successful series, including The Essential Buyer’s Guide™. Comprising over 120 books, spanning everything from the Ford Model T to electric bicycles
each of these ‘marque experts in your pocket’ focuses on a specific model, and provides a practical, in-depth guide to buying your dream drive or ride, written by a model expert.
Over 175,000 the guides have sold, and the series is continually expanding to include an even broader range of vehicles. Packed with all the advice you need, the most recent guides include more pages and larger photos, making them superb value-for-money, whether as a reference book, or an ‘essential’ buying companion.
Our books may not be the cheapest, but to adapt a famous Rolls-Royce slogan ‘the quality remains long after the price is forgotten …’. We aim to cover all aspects of the automotive world from an international perspective, including history, biography, reference, motorsport, repair, maintenance, car building and restoration, and we’re not afraid to publish minority interest books which we think will find a big enough audience to make them viable.
If you’d like to make comments about a Veloce book you’ve read, have some ideas about what you’d like to see published or, perhaps, would even like to write a book for us, please contact us by email, fax or letter. I truly hope you get great pleasure from our books, thank you for your valued custom and wish you happy motoring or motorcycling.
Rod Grainger, Publisher (Member Guild of Motoring Writers)
Almost ten years ago, Veloce adopted a programme of print-to-digital conversions, beginning with long out-of-print books from its back catalogue. It now has over 500 digital publications including apps for Android and iOS,
and is developing a range of interactive and enhanced content publications.
With a history of excellence, Veloce was founded by Rod Grainger and Jude Brooks in 1991, and the company is named after the faster Alfa Romeo models, with a pleasing nod to Velocette motorcycles. Rod, a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and Jude have a combined 60+ years of automotive publishing
experience between them, both previously having worked for Haynes.
From the outset, Rod and Jude’s mission was to provide books of the highest quality to discerning enthusiasts worldwide. Accuracy, design, subject range, and reader satisfaction are all bywords for Veloce books, and remain so to this day – achievable because it counts some of the most respected, admired, and knowledgeable names from the automotive world among its authors, and adds this to its own cutting-edge literary, production, and design skills.
Although its best known for automotive books, Veloce encompasses imprints covering a wide range of other subjects. Hubble & Hattie created in 2009, specialises in ethically-focused animal books, from training and healthcare, to animal grief, mythology, and even recipes for dogs. Its authors and contributors include prominent names from academia, veterinary and animal professions; it even published a personal account of Living with cats, by the late Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS. Hubble &Hattie Kids, a new Hubble & Hattie imprint, embraces the same ethos and applies it to the world of children’s books.
BattleCry, Specialising in militaria, and Earthworld, a broad-reaching imprint covering all other areas of interest, combine with Hubble & Hattie and Kids! to provide a portfolio covering almost every subject.
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Our Essential Buyers Guide range of books
Other Veloce Titles to look out for..
At Veloce Publishing, we’ve been creating fine automotive books for over 20 years. Now, to meet the needs of the increasing number of enthusiasts using digital devices for pleasure, we’ve turned our attention to eBooks, so that you can enjoy the same high-quality titles on your e-reader, tablet, or smart phone. For more details go to: https://www.digital.veloce.co.uk/