by Richard Adatto
Showing cars off is as old as the car itself. At its most rarefied level this takes the form of the high-end, blue chip, highly curated concours that documents as much as it builds the history of the automobile.
by Leonardo Fioravanti
From junior stylist to Managing Director at Pininfarina, high-level positions at Fiat and Ferrari, his own design-engineering-architecture firm—this fabulously illustrated book offers rich detail of a rich life.
by Ian Johnston
This storied shipyard built five of the Royal Navy’s thirteen battlecruisers and not only had the foresight to document their work photographically but to hold on to the photos for decades—which is why a hundred years later this excellent book is possible.
by Terry C. Treadwell
A popular subject these days—but this book won’t be! Too inaccurate.
Design, Construction, Careers and Fates
by Tredrea & Sozaev
Britannia may have ruled the waves although at the time Scottish poet and playwright James Thomson wrote his poem Rule, Britannia! in 1740 it was meant as an exhortation, something to aspire to, not a statement of fact.
by Joe Scalzo
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but fact and the correct application thereof is not. The subject matter makes sense, the author is known. All should be well. This 2007 book was lauded by everyone; we beg to differ.
by Richard Knott
To make the far-flung corners of their empire accessible, the British built a flying boat called—Empire. A fleet of over 40 plied the skies for a decade, until something new and better took its place.
by Imhof, Keyser, Barth
A 911 like no other. Not only was it rare in period, it did so many unique things in its early life that it seems inconceivable that it would just be thrown away. But some people kept looking. And now it lives again.
by Roy Smith
“Everyone” knows that Porsche makes serious race cars—but even Porsche geeks will surely not know just how many other makes and teams used Porsche motors and know-how to better their own fortunes, often enough in competition against the provider.
by Harold Pemberton
Written in the 1920s this little book seeks to brief new drivers on road etiquette and basic knowledge about owning and operating a motorcar.
by Lois Pryce
No fancy bike, no fancy gear, no fancy Adventure Tours outfit—just one woman and her little Yamaha taking on the Dark Continent. Sadly, no fancy photographs either—you’ll have to use your imagination.
by Frederic H. Martini
Being a POW is hard enough. Not being believed afterwards, and even being denied disability benefits is worse. Having someone who knew of your plight but didn’t help be hailed as a hero is . . . well . . . this book will make you question who the good guys are.