We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bookshelf

It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is over. Here it is, in beautiful three-dimensional, bookshelf busting form. The fourth limited edition volume from Speedhunters: Feature Cars.01. This exclusive publication is a massive 450-page behemoth measuring 265 x 310 x 44mm (10.5 x 12.5 x 1.75 inches), containing the cream of Speedhunters car shoots from across the last couple of years. Love cars? We think you’ll love this book.

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It’s a snapshot in ink of the fastest, the lowest, the coolest, the most bad-ass and the just downright craziest cars from around the world. We’ve sweated blood over the creation of this book, and we think it’s the coolest one yet – and we know it’s the largest.

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Feature Cars.01 is split into six chapters, with in-depth stopovers around the world taking in everything that each area has to offer. On top of the awesome photography, we’ve also got the Speedhunters team to give us their insight on each chapter’s theme, with intro and outro essays that go into the emotion and devotion triggered by the different cultures covered in Feature Cars.01. We’ve also got some long-time friend of Speedhunters Vaughn Gittin Jr and Porsche fiend Magnus Walker to pen their thoughts on life, the car universe and everything; the pair’s thoughts grace the opening spreads of this weighty new tome.

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We’ve shot countless numbers of cars over the years, so paring them down to what could be included in the book was a near impossible task and the reason behind many long nights – and why the book ended up being so enormous. In the end, we decided on presenting the cars in three main ways. The majority have a dedicated page, but then we’ve also highlighted certain cars with more images and detail, a spread or even two, complete with a précis of the car’s origin or meaning to us. These aren’t better cars than the others, just ones that we think help highlight the wide-ranging and diverse car cultures across the territories.

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First up there’s Scandinavia, where power is not optional. Massive engines, extreme turbos, everything from a drifting VW Caddy to a Rolls Royce dragster and ballistic hypercars: it’s a place of excess, and we’ve rooted through the cities and countryside to find the most awesome machinery there is. Next is the United States Of America, the land of the automobile – and undisputed attitude. Hot rods, muscle cars, customs and so much more, found in towns, running on the salt, screaming round tracks or hiding in the hills.

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The United Kingdom has produced some of the most legendary brands outside of Italy, like Lotus, Jaguar and McLaren, but it’s also a hot-bed of tuning talent: specialist racecars and Time Attack monsters, smooth and subtle VWs, fast Fords and magnificent Minis. What’s happening Down Under, meanwhile? Thunder. That’s for sure. The Aussies and Kiwis might be best known for reworking Japan’s finest (and what reworkings: insane street crawlers and lap time smashers, drifters and dragsters), but they’ll turn their hand to anything. Nothing is safe Down Under, everything is permitted.

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Then there’s Europe. What can you say about the birthplace of the automobile, the place where combustion engines met chassis met out-there thinking well over a century ago? It’s still a place that creates the cream of the world’s automobiles, where legends like Porsche and Ferrari hail from, and where style is never put before substance. It’s a place of history already made and history being written.

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Lastly, Japan. Last? Only because there was so much incredible material the book couldn’t be closed in any other way. We ended up with twice as many cars in this chapter as any of the others. It’s humbling to look through, picking through the old, the new and the new interpretations of the old. Japan is a cauldron of automotive culture, a constant source for new styles, new directions. Inspiration comes as standard.

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The cars are placed depending on where the car has been built – in the what-you-see-here sense for the most part, rather than the actual country where the metal was originally laid down. It’s part of the global celebration, and why you see incredibly re-imaginations of Japanese cars in America, or brutal Brit machines in Norway. So, come down the rabbit hole with us: it’s deep. Very deep. And you may never want to come out.

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Feature Cars.01 itself is simply huge. It even dwarfs Volume 1: A Year In Global Automotive Culture – though it does look pretty damn cool on the same shelf, especially if you were lucky enough to also pick up volumes 2 and 3, #Maximum Attack and Joy Of Machine.

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Each copy of Feature Cars.01 comes in a hard slipcase, which is individually hand-numbered on the spine. Just 1,000 copies have been printed, and it’s likely to sell out fast – copies of previous books are almost impossible to get hold of. The books are heavy: 7.7 pounds (3.5kg), so the drawback with having 450 pages of awesome is that postal services don’t seem to see weight-lifting as an opportunity. Head over to the store for more information, but we’ve tried to get the best possible shipping deals, and each book comes in a custom heavyweight card container for some added protection.

For those of you who missed out on earlier books, we’ve also managed to find a very limited supply of Volume 2: #Maximum Attack books buried at the back of our warehouse, so we’re also offering a very special bundle that includes that and Feature Cars.01 plus a keyring. Want to be a completist? Check over at the store for details.

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Bought and paid for, hoping for number 11 or 111 =D

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got all the others too =)

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WOULD LOVE TO BUY ONE! But the website's #hellabroke

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mr187 : Try with another webbrowser. I switch from Firefox to Internet explorer and it worked better  ;).

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mr187 It looks like our store is having issues due to the volume of traffic it's receiving right now. We're looking into it now.

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Done! Bought one! Now the wait begins haha!

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Just ordered the double whammy package with the maximum attack book for myself for Christmas :) can't wait to read them

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There is a redirect loop on your item pages and cart, which causes errors and the page never loads. This is the not the first time I've encountered this. Can you guys work to fix this please?

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Jocky mr187 That's not working either. There's an infinite redirect loop, which causes the page to never actually load.

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Speedhunters  Timeline on the fix?

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Trying to buy, will wiat for fix. = (

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Tell me about it. I try and search for the first book every few months and rarely turn up anything even close to being sold.

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Gaahhhh! Website is still having problems. I don't want to miss it!! :(:(

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Still not working

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Can't wait to add this to my bookshelf with the other three... when you guys figure out how these interwebz work.

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Store seams to have gone down again. Chrome/IE/Phone won't add it to my cart (or can log in)
Hoping not to miss out as I have the first 3 editions

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Still can't access it, been trying for the past hour over Chrome/IE/Firefox constantly
Already have every book so far, will not be happy if can't get this one
Very disappointing..
Also why no pre-warning post on speedhunters.com of this book being released..?

18

"We're gonna need a bigger store"

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@N54  like their facebook page, you'll get all the warning you need on everything =)

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DoubleElite lol. seriously i want it to work so i can order it before they are gone already!

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Took me about 3 hours this morning but so worth it can't wait to add it to the collection with the other 3 I already have

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It still isn't working :(

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Project 350ZTT DoubleElite Really sorry about this. There's some unexplained load hitting the database which in turn is hanging up the website. The IT guys are looking into it. Sorry for the hassle

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JakWhite liked on facebook, although facebook's news feed algorithms still don't show everything from speedhunters, even though I am subscribed
finally managed to purchase it anyway! :) adding to the collection
stressful afternoon haha

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Had to stay up tell 3:30 AM but i finally got my order in. Worth the long wait will have all four now.

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SeBaBunea Thank-you!

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Thank-you for supporting us bearclaw_18! You're going to love the new book. It's our best yet!

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WindsorShatzkin We've been doing all we can to keep the store functioning, but due to the high volume of traffic going through the store website it keeps crashing. We're continuously resetting everything and still working on rectifying the cause, but it's currently back up and working. Thank-you for your continued patience, and don't worry - there are still copies left!

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chad4 Sadly our store website crashed overnight, but we've reset it since then and it's currently working again. Thanks for your patience, and don't worry - there are still copies left!

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EvanGiordano Sadly our store website crashed overnight, but we've reset it since then and it's currently working again. Thanks for your patience, and don't worry - there are still copies left!

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Project 350ZTT Sadly our store website crashed overnight, but we've reset it since then and it's currently working again. Thank-you for your continued patience, and don't worry - we'll make sure you're able to get your hands on a copy!

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R32RennSport We've been doing all we can to keep the store functioning, but due to the high volume of traffic going through the store website it keeps crashing. We're continuously resetting everything and still working on rectifying the cause, but it's currently back up and working. Thank-you for your continued patience, and don't worry - there are still copies left! :)

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@Boffin Sadly our store website crashed overnight, but we've reset it since then and it's currently working again. Thank-you for your continued patience, and don't worry - we'll make sure you're able to get your hands on a copy!

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@N54 JakWhite We've been promoting the book on social a lot, and we also ran a competition on social last week to win some pre-release copies - we're sorry you missed it! http://www.speedhunters.com/2014/11/speedhunters-x-csf-sema-social-competition-announcement/
As for the store, sadly the website crashed overnight but we've reset it since then and it's currently working again. Thank-you for your continued patience, and don't worry - we'll make sure you're able to get your hands on a copy!

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Thank-you for supporting us nikhiggz, much appreciated! We know you'll love the book - it's our best yet!

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@ddub7810 We admire your dedication, thank-you!

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Speedhunters Thanks site's back up, I was able to grab the special pack. Thank You for some more coffee table awesomeness !!!

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In Australia I woke up and tried at 6am only to find the site was having issues, slept some more but finally got through at 8:30 and ordered my copy, now some 15 hours later your site says that you only have 145 single books and 84 bundles left, out of a claimed 1000 copies.  Nice work Speedhunters, it seems as if your fan-base is growing. And you wonder why the web server suffered issues. No don't let the fame get to your head and keep up the high quality work that we all love.

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ordered the bundle. holy crap 56 bucks for shipping to Indiana.

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MikeChandler I believe that's the standard, my other books have come from England...so two books shipped Int'l I'm sure that a bargain. Glad you got a copy !!!

41

I really hope they don't get damaged like the last 3 books I've received from you guys has been. Even the first book in your own picture is damaged the same as mine. More people got lucky with book 2 and 3 but the shipping packaging has always been inadequate from you guys.

Please, please, please use bubble wrap. If I didn't like these books so much I wouldn't buy them, and if I didn't care of the quality of the items I purchased from you I wouldn't complain.

Oh and the store is glitching out on the cart like it did in the past, however I managed through it. I'm guessing just high volumes of users. I didn't see the 86 shirts to add to my order either... perhaps they sold out? Usually you have a sold out tag on the item when that happens though.

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Speedhunters Sooo do you guys have any extra copies of your first volume collecting dust on a back shelf somewhere? I'm willing to help you part ways with it to round out my collection. 2, 3, and now 4 will feel a little lonely otherwise. *wink wink nudge nudge*

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I'm with you man! I never knew about speed hunters till I had gotten the second, third, and fourth book. Lol

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Had given up on this with the issues yesterday, but just now the order seemed to go through finally! 
Gosh that shipping is killer though £41 to NZ. Makes it a $200 Book :(

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So excited woohoo!!

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So it seems that I'll buy myself my own birthday present haha

Already ordered both, can't wait for them to arrive

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JarredSpec We're glad to hear you got your order through Jarred, thank-you for your patience! Yes, unfortunately shipping to Australia and New Zealand does cost more due to our store being based in the UK. The book is also really heavy (it's our biggest yet), and the shipping option is tracked to ensure it reaches you safely. It does seem expensive, but the book is seriously beautiful and it's definitely worth it!

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Tried several times to purchase this on my PC via Chrome but it was having none of it! For some reason I did manage to finalise the purchase through my Android phone though, which is also running Chrome!  Hey ho, just looking forward to receiving it now, and tucking it up next to it's friends Volumes 1, 2 and 3 :D

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Hi there 2xthefun, the 86 merch was only a very limited run, hence why we made it a 48-hour sale. We're very sorry if you missed out! The store was having issues but we've rectified them now, and in regards to the packaging, the team at our store will do everything they can to ensure the books are adequately packaged and will reach you safely. Thank-you for your continued support!

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MikeChandler Thanks Mike! Yes... the books are very heavy which does cost more unfortunately. But they're worth it! :)

51

PayPal says to me there is a problem with your PayPal Account. It also shows a message, that this order has already been paid, although i didn't pay and the Speedhunters store also says it is not paid

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PayPal says to me there is a problem with your PayPal Account. It also shows a message, that this order has already been paid, although i didn't pay and the Speedhunters store also says it is not paid

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Lucky owner of the first 3 books here…can't wait for the 4th one to arrive. 
Please do package it well. I did like what you guys did with volumes 2 & 3 though.

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Lucky owner of the first 3 books here…can't wait for the 4th one to arrive. 
Please do package it well. I did like what you guys did with volumes 2 & 3 though.

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I have a problem with my order.  Is there anyone that I can contact to resolve the issue?  I've tried emailing speedhunters@kleerfreight.com (yesterday) and Instagram direct messaging @thespeedhunters (today).  Really looking forward to the book I just don't want to be billed twice ;)
Thank you Speedhunters!

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New reader for speedhunters here (around 1 year!) and I finally purchased the 4th volume + #MaximumAttack for my collection. Sadly there is no way of getting the previous three volumes. Maybe another limited run for us new readers that never got the chance to purchase those books?

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@71Hakosuka It could happen, but we can't make any promises. We do promise to let you know as soon as any new Speedhunters EDTN products are available though!

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Hi there @510Tyler, the email address you've used for the store is their direct form of contact and no doubt it's been flooded with enquiries over the last 24 hours. Nevertheless, the team behind our store will definitely get in touch with you as soon as possible to help with the issue. Thank-you for your patience!

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Hi there @510Tyler, the email address you've used for the store is their direct form of contact and no doubt it's been flooded with enquiries over the last 24 hours. Nevertheless, the team behind our store will definitely get in touch with you as soon as possible to help with the issue. Thank-you for your patience!

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BMueller That's really unusual. We could suggest logging out and then logging back into the store and seeing what it comes up with. Your account should bring up previous orders and whether they've been processed.

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Speedhunters BMueller The order is active but it's waiting for payment. If i click on pay i get redirected to the PayPal page and then the process gets stopped. And PayPal says there is a problem with Kleerfreights account and the order is already paid. But i never did pay and your shop knows that.
I logged out and back in and i cancelled the order and made a new one. It didn't change. But it probably can't change, because the problem occurs after i got redirected to PayPal
.

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@510Tyler If you look to posts down on this page, is your problem be the same as mine?

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BMueller Not quite, I used a credit card.  When it froze up or whatever I tried again with another card.  I got 1 confirmation email and order number but both cards were charged.

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It took a while but i finally managed to order mine. can't wait to have it!

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Wow, just ordered 2 books and a shirts and delivery to Australia was AUD$130, I hope it is packed well :S

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Any chance we can have the front cover as a wallpaper, I'd love to have that on my desktop!!!

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Yeah I looked at getting one and was quoted 200 bucks! I dont mind paying for the book..but damn is that expensive shipping

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@timmy111089 I just did the same thing.... postage for heavy items to Australia always sucks!!!

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Thanks JDM_Luca, you will love it!

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@timmy111089 Yes... Shipping to Australia and New Zealand does cost more due to our store being based in the UK. It also doesn't help that the books weigh just about as much as the sun, and also all shipping options are tracked to ensure they reach their owners safely... which costs a bit more but we can't risk any of them getting lost! It's worth it though - you won't be disappointed! :)

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BMueller Please send our store an email at Speedhunters@kleerfreight.com and explain the issue to them. Hopefully they can get it sorted :)

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Speedhunters BMueller I wrote them, i hope this gets sorted out so i can make it 4 out of 4

74

Just placed an order for the book bundle after having some website issues and stomaching the super high shipping cost.  Add me to the list for wanting reprints of book #1 and #3!

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Speedhunters I haven't been dissapointed yet, so I wouldn't expect to be any time soon. Hopefully you guys can make it back to Australia for an event some time soon. Maybe the Bathurst 12 Hour next year?
Have you considered opening a store in Australia or New Zealand any time in the near future?

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Speedhunters I must confirm on that - I totally messed up my orders, when the Store was struggling, sent an email and after few days everything was sorted out by very helpful Caroline. Compliments from my side ;)

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Ordered - can't wait to receive the package ;) btw: if someone is willing to sell me their #1 and #3 book, I would appreciate it a lot - as well as pay good :) Other ways I'm some others with suggestion for reprints ;)

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Placed my order at 4am Eastern time before heading to my part time job on Tuesday and here on Thursday I arrive at my full time job and its sitting there nice and comfortable! Can't wait to go home and read the bad boy! Great job on the packaging! It'll sit nice and pretty in my shelf with the other three books! :)

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Speedhunters BMueller 
I got an answer on my mail to Kleerfreight two days ago. After i send them the data they need to solve my problem nothing happened. I send them a second answer-mail but they aren't writing back. All i need is a manual PayPal request so i can give you my money :D

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apex_DNA Follow-up to the order. Received the package this morning, exactly as promised, 6 days after placing the order. Packaged the same as Volumes 2 & 3...do you guys have any plans on making a "package" sleeve for Volume One as well?

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Just got mine delivered down here in NZ, love it! Magnus walkers preface message has a typo in it i believe, he cant have been 10 in 1997, and leave in england a few paragraphs later in 1986, at the age on 19 :P

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I'm in the uk and mine hasn't been delivered yet, I think I was one of the first people to order. Would anyone mind looking into it?

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Speedhunters  I received both books today.  I got the bundle and noticed that Vol. 2 isn't numbered like Vol. 4.  If that's the case, can you rerelease Vols. 1 and 3 without numbers for those of us who missed out on them?

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Speedhunters  I received both books today.  I got the bundle and noticed that Vol. 2 isn't numbered like Vol. 4.  If that's the case, can you rerelease Vols. 1 and 3 without numbers for those of us who missed out on them?

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Volume 2 wasn't a limited print like the others.

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Received the book and I the perfect no. for that cover :) 911

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I have received the book and I got the perfect no. for that cover :) 911!

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Just got around to flipping thru the book, and I must say this Christmas gift to myself did not disappoint, in fact, not only was there the content I wanted, but it else served as a timepiece of sorts - every other photo reminding me of this or that moment in life as Speedhunters is good part of my daily routine. Thanks guys, well done.

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@Fritz Lucky you.

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