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Photos wanted for New Book.
« on: July 21, 2012, 09:23:16 AM »
Hello,
For the last 10 years via my web site at 3-wheelers.com I have been compiling information for a book about 3-wheelers.  After several false starts I was delighted this week to sign a contract to write a book that will be an A-Z of 3-wheelers.  The book will be by all accounts fairly large and I need to include around 400 - 450 photos.

I have thousands of images though only around 170 high-resolution ones as I never planned on getting the opportunity to do a book his big.  :)

The publishers are very keen that I include as many period photos as I can and so I would like to ask all you kind people as to whether anyone has period images of any 3-wheelers that I would be free to use (press images and public domain etc).  If anyone has any brochures then scans of brochure covers or indeeed any advertisements will make a great addition to the book.

Ideally the images need to be a minimum of 1200 - 1600 pixels wide though anything over 2500 pixels is perfect.  I can include images around 1000 pixels if they are extra rare.

Also if any one would like to send me photos of their 3-wheeler for possible entry in the book, I would be most appreciative.   All images used will be acknowledged.  :)

Images can be sent to me at  

Thank you in advance.   :)
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 10:09:16 AM »
Dear Elvis

Great Great Great, at last an encyclopedia of 3 wheelers.

I will certainly look through my collection for you. Most are not high resolution but I am sure that some are. For old images it may be worth contacting Mike Worthington Williams who has a collection of old images, mostly four wheelers. There is also Mike Shepherd who I am sure you have already approached. Finally you may consider contacting Nick Georgano.

I look forward to writing a book review for Rumcar News.

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 01:12:46 PM »
I think Elvis would prefer images that have not been published before  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 06:09:23 PM »

I will certainly look through my collection for you. Most are not high resolution but I am sure that some are. For old images it may be worth contacting Mike Worthington Williams who has a collection of old images, mostly four wheelers. There is also Mike Shepherd who I am sure you have already approached. Finally you may consider contacting Nick Georgano.

Thanks Chris, I have not contacted these people but will do and anything you have would be appreciated.  :)

I think Elvis would prefer images that have not been published before  ;D

Images that have not been published before would be great and I do have a number of them already though at the moment any images would be most useful as there are a number of manufacturers I have no hi-res images for.  Once I have enough images then I will be in a better position to choose which images to include.  As mentioned, for the moment, any images would be appreciated.    :)
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 08:18:46 PM »
Can I send you links to some photos on my Photobucket account? There might be a couple of interest.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 10:16:39 PM »
I sent a zillion Nobel photos to Elvis. Not all of them were the right size, but still good hopefully!
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 10:16:49 PM »
Can I send you links to some photos on my Photobucket account? There might be a couple of interest.


Yes please, that would be great.  :)
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 10:18:56 PM »
I sent a zillion Nobel photos to Elvis. Not all of them were the right size, but still good hopefully!

Thanks Jonathan, I am about to email you, unfortunately many of them are really small images and so can not be used but there are a couple in there that are larger and could be of use.  Thanks for sending them all.   :)
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2012, 09:08:30 AM »
Done.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 08:49:16 PM »
Are there any cars in the Hammond collection you would like me to pitcher for you :P.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 11:34:35 PM »
Are there any cars in the Hammond collection you would like me to pitcher for you :P.

Thank you for your offer :)  I do have shots of all the vehicles there but many of them are not really suitable for the book as they have other vehicles around them so you can not see them fully.  Any clear shots of the following would be great though:

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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 11:03:09 PM »
If you would still like those shots i have half term coming up in a week and i could take some then for you if you want. ;D
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013, 01:12:47 PM »
72 vespa ??, microcar ??? doesn't exists ?!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 05:16:36 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2013, 11:56:21 PM »
Thank you very much to those who have helped with the book.  Having worked on it almost every night for the last 10 months, I have just 2 weeks now to finalise it and hand it over to the publishers.  It contains over 465 images of various 3-wheelers and with about 130,000 words should be quite a big book.  It is estimated on the publisher's web site to be published in September.   :)   (see http://www.crecy.co.uk/the-a-z-of-three-wheelers)



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