Tuesday 1 January 2008, by Roy Gasson
The Napier History cannot be covered here in such a short space covering the 25 years of production as well as the many remarkable sporting achievements and we would recommend further reading.
Some of the books are period titles and not readily available but if you can obtain them well worth while
The 10 Years of Motors & Motor Racing by Charles Jarrett must be the ultimate Motor Racing Title and if you can find a copy well worth the effort.
The recent Book by David Venables Napier The First to Wear the Green will give a detailed insight to the competitive period of Napiers, with extensive illustration.
Napier Specific Books
Men & Machines ( Napier History up to 1958) by Wilson & Reader 1958
My Motoring Reminiscences by S F Edge ca 1920’s
The First to Wear The Green by Anthony Heal Motor Sport series 1951
Napier The First to Wear the Green by David Venables 1998 will give a detailed insight to the competitive period of Napiers, with extensive illustration.*, available from NPHT Sales
Napier Powered by Alan Vessey 1997 NPHT, available from NPHT Sales
By Precision into Power a bicentennial record of D. Napier & son by Alan Vessey, available from NPHT Sales
More General titles covering the birth of the Motor Industry but including Napiers.
Ten Years Motors & Motor Racing by Charles Jarrott 1906 ( believed reprinted in the 30’s)
Romance Amongst Cars by St John Nixon late 1930’s
The Gordon Bennett Races by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu 1963
The Antique Automobile by St John Nixon 1956
* This book has a Napier Type (models) reference showing all the different series produced, with specifications.
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