Porsche 911 Turbo – Aircooled Years 1975–1998

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by Andreas Gabriel & Norbert A.J. Franz

Among the piles of 911 books this one is a worthy contender, beautifully made, substantial, and with hard—and authenticated—data that will settle many an argument.

Mercer Magic

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by Clifford W. Zink

Worth millions today, these high-performance cars were built by the heir to a bridge-building dynasty who died tragically on the Titanic. But wait, there’s more, a lot more. And it’s all here in the first complete history of the Mercer automobile.

The Whole Maghilla

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Music today is ubiquitous and the music lover is offered nearly infinite choice. Here is a look at the many, many possibilities—from reel-to-reel tape to Sirius Radio, and offers insight into how one can swim through it all—from Debussy to Janelle Monae.

Republic P-47B-D Razorback

Republic P-47B

by Robert Pęczkowski

A remarkable multi-role American WWII aircraft—designed and built by two Russians. Aimed at the scale modeler, this book offers a grand look at the smallest of details but no big-picture operational history.

The V12 Engine


by Karl Ludvigsen

What do a tiny 1.1L motor from 1926 and a monster 112L from 1965 (which actually comprises four engines) have in common? A V12 configuration. How this is possible and why this is desirable—and why it didn’t always work—is the subject of a book first published a decade ago but now thankfully reissued.

Bentley Continental, Corniche & Azure 1951–2002

Bentley Continental, Corniche

by Martin Bennett

The original Continental was the most expensive production car in its day. And it was fast. Its place on the food chain changed over the years and this book traces it and its derivatives in exhaustive detail.

The Age of Hot Rods

Age of Hot Rods

by Albert Drake 

If you follow rodding, Drake’s name will ring a bell. For years and decades this rodder and writer has contributed to magazines and written books and this latest compilation makes it easy for new rodding enthusiasts to see what sitting at the feet of their elders would have been like.

From Schoolboy to Station Commander

From Schoolboy

by Jock Heron

This autobiographical memoir by a career RAF pilot who also worked with and then for aero engine maker Rolls-Royce sheds light on man facets of active-duty flying, engineering/admin, and procurement.

Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane

by Marek Ryś

A high-level survey of all Marks of the famous British WW II fighter that was the RAF’s first-ever monoplane. Specifically aimed at scale modelers and anyone who wants a quick but solid synopsis.

Mad for Speed,
 The Racing Life of Joan Newton Cuneo

Mad for Speed

by Elsa A. Nystrom

Possessed of a strong work ethic, social graces and society connections, and unafraid of the new, Cuneo blazed a trail—and also got her fingers burned. Too little has been remembered of her life but now this fine biography shows us what we missed.

The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon

London to Sydney

by Robert Connor

Nothing like it had ever been done before. Spectators numbering in the millions observed it along its far-flung route, school children followed it with their fingers on the map. It was epic; and, finally, there’s a book about it.

Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs From John Brown’s Shipyard

Clydebank Battlecruisers

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.