BMW Z-Cars (Car & Motorcycle Marque/Model) (Hardcover)
The complete story of BMW's modern roadsters from Z1 to Z9 is here. The author, who is highly respected for his meticulous research when he writes his books, even includes information on the recently launched Z3 3.0. All of the qualities that make these cars the favorites for many collectors are defined in detail; and of course, the author includes the Z8 that was featured (or did it star?) in the James Bond film, "The World is Not Enough.
After graduating from Oxford and pursuing further academic studies at Reading, James Taylor spent 12 years working in central government. However, the lure of writing about cars - which he was doing in his spare time - proved too great and he decided to turn it into a career. James has now written well over 100 books in all, and among them have been several definitive one-make or one-model titles. He has written for enthusiast magazines in several countries, has translated books from foreign languages, and even delivers effective writing training in both the public and private sectors. He spent the best part of ten years as the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine and has always counted the products of the old Rover Company and of Land Rover as his favourite subject. He also co-organised the "15 Years of Rover V8" event at Donington in 1982.