Veloce Publishing

Rod Grainger and Judith Brooks – who between them have over 60 years' publishing experience in the automotive field – founded Veloce in September 1991, having previously worked for Haynes. Rod is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and has written a number of automotive books. In fact, one of Veloce's first books, and one that is still a top seller, was penned by Rod.

Named after the faster Alfa Romeo models, and with a pleasing nod to the manufacturer of Velocette motorcycles, Veloce was launched from two spare rooms of Rod and Judith's barn conversion home, in the small Dorset village of Godmanstone. Now located in Poundbury, part of the County town of Dorchester – the 'Casterbridge' of Thomas Hardy's famous novels.

We have a simple philosophy: our mission is to provide books of the highest quality in terms of content, accuracy, design, subject range, and – of course – reader satisfaction, to discerning automotive enthusiasts the world over. In 2009 the Hubble & Hattie imprint was launched, with the same mission, but applied to books covering the animal world, promoting compassion, understanding, and respect between all animals – even us humans. In 2018, Veloce launched Earthworld Publishing, applying our mission to books covering all other areas of interest.

Each and every publication we make – across all of our imprints – is created with accuracy of content and quality of design at the forefront. We can do this because we count some of the most respected, admired, and knowledgeable names from the worlds of motorsports, journalism, manufacture, and beyond amongst our authors. Combine this with the cutting-edge literary, production, and design skills from our staff – the Velocisti – and we think we have a winning combination.