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.
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)
History of Veloce
Rod Grainger and Judith Brooks – who between them have over fifty years’ publishing experience in the automotive field – founded Veloce in September 1991. Rod is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and has written a number of automotive books.
Originally the company was based in two spare rooms of Rod and Judith’s barn conversion home in the small Dorset village of Godmanstone. Today the company has offices in Dorchester – Dorset’s county town and the ‘Casterbridge’ of Thomas Hardy’s famous novels.
Veloce specialises in fine automotive books of all types, ranging from practical do-it-yourself guides to leatherbound limited editions. Our philosophy is that every one of our books will be of the highest quality in terms of content and presentation, as well as being of true value to the purchaser.
We will always be pleased to hear your ideas for new automotive books and any comments you may have regarding our existing books. Happy motoring or motorcycling!