Martin Thaddeus was born in Crawley, England, in 1959, one of nine children. After 10 years in crash repair and salvage, Thaddeus chose to specialize in classic restoration, which appealed to his creative nature. Thaddeus has written on classic car restoration for Veloce.
Car electrics are something of a dark art, if you'll forgive the pun. Even those of us only too happy to attempt body or mechanical work sometimes falter at the prospect of all those little lengths of coloured spaghetti, with their potential for shocks and fires if incorrectly connected. So, this Veloce book, reissued again after its first publication in 1998, should be invaluable to anybody who fancies a bit of DIY but wants some expert advice on their side. There should be something for everybody to learn here, and we'd imagine that it will encourage newbies to attempt jobs they might otherwise have paid somebody else to do. So, a money saver too, and worthy of a place on any classic vehicle owner's bookshelf.- Classic Car Weekly. Veloce has reprinted Classic Car Electrics by Martin Thaddeus. The well-illustrated book logically guides readers through diagnosis and cure without ever going into the mind boggling depth that will put off novices or the superficiality that will make it vestigial to experts. - Classic & Sports Car. In simple language, supported by clear colour photos and illustrations throughout, it provides information to enable the enthusiast to service and repair a wide range of electrical components. It's a comprehensive manual equally relevant to British, American and continental vehicles. A useful addition to any gear-head's library!- Classic American. Extensive and well-written, this book takes you through the basics of how and why things work and helps you when they dont. Upgrades and repairs are covered in detail with colour illustrations and diagrams.- Practical Classics.