Our first limited edition, large-format art book, Volume 1: A Year In Global Automotive Culture, gave us the chance to highlight the breadth of events and cars that the Speedhunters team experienced in a typical year. The 400-page heavyweight proved wildly popular, selling out from Speedhunters’ online store within two weeks of publication. So, it’s about time we released a follow-up, yes? This time we’ve decided to focus in on a specific collection of images, gathered together under one banner: a phrase that sums up the power and emotion of high performance and high adrenalin.
We call it #Maximum Attack.
What does that mean? It means smoke, screaming tyres, and roaring engines. It means cars teetering on the edge of adhesion, flying through the air or splashing through the worst conditions imageable. It’s about finding the limit – and going beyond.
Once again we’re letting the images do the talking: inside #Maximum Attack are 160 pages of the most aggressive and violent shots that our team have captured at races and events all around the globe, organised into eight chapters looking at different visual themes of physics-defying automotive imagery.
Over the last year the Speedhunters team has visited the shimmering heat of the Bonneville salt flats, the mud and mist of the World Rally Championship and the nitrous-fuelled strips of the NHRA, witnessed door-to-door combat in series that include Global Rallycross, the World Touring Car Championship and Formula Drift, and hit up classic events like Le Mans, Nürburgring and the Spa 24 Hours – and many more – in search of the ultimate examples of #Maximum Attack.
And what does this dose of printed #Maximum Attack give you? Well, we’ve slaved over every aspect of the book’s presentation, from how it feels when you first receive it to the individual shots printed within. From the moment it leaves Speedhunters HQ, #Maximum Attack is wrapped in bespoke branded packaging to ensure it arrives safely at your door – and that what’s inside is clear. We maybe should have added a ‘dangerous goods’ sticker…
The book comes in a protective hard slipcase: on the outer sleeve is a classic Larry Chen night photograph, shot looking up at Spa’s legendary cliff-as-corner Eau Rouge during last year’s 24 Hours enduro, and on the reverse a taster of the range of imagery that awaits you once you pull the book out.
Simple and to the point, the cover for #Maximum Attack is pretty hard to ignore, with its specially-applied fluorescent orange finish.
Inside, eight chapters take you through the themes of #Maximum Attack.
Alongside the clean multiple-image spreads in #Maximum Attack, we’ve pulled out the most dramatic shots in each chapter as glorious full-bleed spread images…
…and we’ve also created collages of action sequences for maximum impact. A strictly limited number of copies will be available from our online store from the first week in April 2013, store.speedhunters.com, with an RRP of $45 from our US store or £32 from our UK store. Check back in the coming weeks for more release information!
Hi guys will this be on sale at Formula Drift Tomorrow? If yes than I will carry a wad of singles to purchase this bad boy ;)
What's the status on this? Dying to get my hands on a few of them for myself and friends.
My bro's 30th is on 11th April, am I going to be able to get this in time?!
And will copies sold to the UK come from a UK/European printer or will they get shipped from the US?
Is it ready yet? How about now?You know I woke up at 1am and thought 'wonder if maximum attack has been released yet?' Nope, still not released.
I can't miss this one, it will go very nicely next to Volume 1 that my wife bought me whilst I was working at the Japanese Grand Prix (nice suprise!), so come on, when should I be looking?:)J
My and my brother got two out of the 1500 first batch and looking forward to this one! Can't wait!!!
1st edition was sold out before I got out of bed over here, hoping I don't miss out again . If I manage to secure a copy, is it possible I could have it sent to a UK address to my Sister who can post it among other stuff she sends back over on occasion?
Hi Rod, Being in Australia Will i have to order through the UK section of the store or the US. I forgot what i had to do last time.
I'll take two just like last time :-D I can't wait for this to come out.
Andrew Walton We are revising that routing right now... best to check back in early April.
Do you guys plan on selling Volume 01 again, or was that just a limited kind of thing? I wish I bought one I just didn't have enough money at the time.
Where can i buy it? I am from Chile.....in the end of the world, but i can purschase via paypal.
Let's hope the publisher does a better job of wrapping this prior to shipping. The first book came to me with a dent in the cover and all pages creased on that corner. Upon logging into stance and speeds FB page I discovered others had received books with similar dents... I hope this was not dropped prior to shipping?!?
@Ivan we are aware there were issues with shipping. Have designed the new box to protect the book in transit.
RodChong Ivan hopefully the new box has bubblewrap inside, because the previous one came in a box of the same size and still got banged up because it was just wrapped in a plastic sheet. I still have no idea how common sense didn't kick in here.
Book #778 here
BenjaminSaucier Ivan the white box you see here will be put inside a second box for save keeping!
I treasure the original I will love this one as well!
Less than half the size of the first book... but more than half the price. For me, this cheapens the value of the first volume, which I thought was beautiful.
@Jennifer77 sorry you feel this way. The cost of producing a book is not completely proportional to page count. We think this is a fair price.
after read this article, i have an idea. that the speedhunters must have a "Speedhunters Music Playlist" too!
Want, want, WANT! Will have to keep a close eye on Speedhunters as this will sit nicely on the shelf beside "Volume 1"! I would say more reasonably priced than Volume 1 as well: good job Speedhunters.
Loving the image of the hard-charging Mk2 Escort — that's got to be a Paddy composition,
@K's depends where in the world you live. We've been working hard on getting the shipping costs down. Remember this book isn't as heavy as Volume One.
There's absolutely nothing in the world that will be stopping me from buying this. Midnight release planned? My digital tent is packed and ready.
Very glad you all are taking the shipment into consideration. As Andrew said, the only negative to Volume 1 was it coming banged up.
Also, it appears to be the same dimensions as Volume 1, can we a confirmation on that?
Thanks for putting out such amazing art!
i'll buy it if it comes packaged better. i didn't like that the last one came all crushed and scuffed up. all you have to do is wrap it once in some bubble wrap and that problem is solved.
@andrew as you can see in the photos above we've made a specia shipping box for it. Apologies for the bad shipping. We've made changes so that doesn't happen again.
FunctionFirst Yes, so you guys better act quickly or it will sell out. For those of you who missed out on volume one, this is a perfect chance to get a Speedhunters book!