Writewheel Publishing for e-books on the Mercedes SLK,  life in the police service, the Rover V8 engine and a blogs on various motoring matters.

I’ve just returned from the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It seemed to me to have fewer attendees than normal. That’s no criticism of course; the crowding can be a problem. Even early on, the queue for the Land Rover Experience was too long for me to stand in the sun.

There were fewer large manufacturers exhibiting as well, not something that was so much of a positive. I don’t know why they seem to be staying away in droves, but full marks to Land Rover and BMW for their efforts.

There seemed to be just as many pleasant people as normal. The father/daughter in the image left were typical. An enjoyable ten minutes just passing the time of day in a rather luxurious Evoque is the sort of experience that makes the day.

Thanks to Sophia for her assistance on the stand. Click  Old Blugger above.

But for the main purpose of this site, in prime position is the SLK Guide, which has been updated to cover, oddly enough, a non-SLK, the SLC. It looks the same as the SLK, drives the same, has no V8 option and is more expensive. So a testing time for sales staff.

Then there are the two Forces books, the first being Both Sides of the Force, a story of an idyllic and naive chap who joined the police at a time when corruption was endemic. The way he tried to avoid its dangers, and failed, is described in a way that has earned 4.5 stars on Kindle. There is a follow-up book, A Tour of Forces, intended to cash in of the first’s popularity, about the balance of his career, spent in various counties.

NOW PUBLISHED: A new version of the Illustrated Guide to the Rover V8 Engine. The earlier version  covered the RV8 as fitted to TVRs. After a number of requests I’ve decided to extend the book to make it more useful for other vehicles it was fitted to. There are wiring diagrams of specific systems in Classic Range Rovers.

There are a number of car-related articles that will interest anyone keen on cars and motor-racing.

Please visit Old Blugger for a view on life from the standpoint of someone who has always been somewhat bemused by ‘things’ going on around him. Comments welcomed, as are explanations as to life, my immediate environs and the little bit left to me.

I hope you enjoy your stay on Writewheel.uk and, even better, buy some books.

Derek, aka Harvey Yates