Building the Star of India

by David M. Cox

Would you be able to tell from the cover photo that this is a 22″-long model?? With thousands of parts, many fully functional? You do have to be a rocket scientist to build these things—or you have to know the fellow who wrote this book and can build yours.

Vinyl Freak, Love Letters to a Dying Medium

by John Corbett

Although most music consumers today stream their favorites, there has been an uptick in the interest in vinyl. There too is a tremendous backlog of out-of-print vinyl, and not everything, believe it or not, is available on CD or streaming. This book takes a long look at this phenomenon.

Women Aviators

by Karen Bush Gibson

Among the 26 flyers this book for young readers portrays are many unusual choices, but they are probably representative of the obstacles their gender had to contend with.

BMW Motorcycles of the Century

by Claudio Somazzi & Massimo Bonsignori

Market values, maintenance, model specifics, what makes one bike more collectible than another—it’s all here. If you don’t already have a BMW you’ll probably want one after reading this book!

Cooper Cars

by Doug Nye

If all you associate with the name is Mini Coopers let yourself be enlightened by this benchmark book about a hole-in-the wall racing shop that diced with the big boys.

Tupolev TU-22/TU-22M

by Yefim Gordon & Sergey Komissarov

Similar names, different aircraft. One was the first Soviet supersonic nuclear-capable bomber but failed to live up to expectations, the other a completely reconfigured improvement. This book needs no improvement.

Coachcraft: 1930s Coachbuilding Style

by John Dyson

This London-based coachbuilding company (1934) got its first contract from Railton which explains why it is the VP of today’s Railton Owners Club who wrote this book, the first and possibly last on this subject.

Kayser, Driving Crazy

If you could only feel this book cover you’d know right away this book is up to something. If you like photography and book design and graphic novels, go find a copy.

Streamlined: Classic Cars of the 20th Century

by Malte Jürgens, photos by Michel Zumbrunn

Based on a 2009 museum exhibit in Germany this lavishly photographed book presents 25 important exponents of the theory and practice of making cars aerodynamically efficient—a problem that is still not solved.

Cars at Speed, Classic Stories from Grand Prix’s Golden Age

by Robert Daley

Two of the serious must-have racing reads are under this author’s byline. They are among his earliest work and possibly even more thrilling to read today—because no one does it like this anymore—than they were then.

Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783

by Daniel George Ridley-Kitts MBE

Big topic, small book—but very nicely done and useful to both the casual reader and the ardent enthusiast. Airships were the first aircraft capable of controlled powered flight and knowing how they work is an essential bit of knowledge.

Keep Watching The Skies, American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties

by Bill Warren

Warren’s book will absolutely answer any question you might have concerning vintage Sci-Fi cinema, along with many, many things you would not even think to ask. That this book is inclusive is the understatement of the past, the present—and the FUTURE!