by Tony Southgate
For someone who first started to be interested in motor racing in 1982, Southgate was consistently present in the background of the races I watched.
by Bernard King
It was the most expensive production car in the world. It was the most British of cars—designed by the most Italian of coachbuilders. It went from clean sheet to 1:1 prototype in under three months. A mere 534 were built in 12 years. Never heard of it? Well, there’s a story.
by Davide Bassoli
Did the iconic Silver Cloud have iconic advertising? You bet, and not just the timeless Ogilvy & Mathers one about the noise of the clock. In fact, this book shows not only ads of the cars but about a host of other products, competitors, and OEM suppliers.
by Robert Grudzień
More than 44 color profiles of the most successful Spitfire version ever will take advanced scale modelers to a new level.
by Randy D. McBee
Bikers—menace to society or upstanding citizens? Want to look at motorcycling from a scholarly point of view? If class, race, gender, sexual orientation, stereotypes, and politics interest you as much as cubic inches and spark plug gaps, this is the book.
by R.M. Hayes
The “hyperhaptic visuality” in Avatar in 2009 may have created a lot of hoopla—only to then fizz out again—but the 3D film process was already over a hundred years old by then! From specific movies to how they’re made and on what equipment, this book by an industry insider is a good overview.
by Stacy Perman
This gripping social commentary and fine character study pins two men against each other who yearn to add the most complicated watch ever to their collections.
by Neil Fraser
He’s a tinkerer with some mechanical aptitude but no vintage-car background. He bought a wreck of a 1929 Rolls-Royce. He restored it. Then he wrote this book about it. Masochism, all.
by Will Buxton
“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” Easier said than done! Even if it does, extreme experiences leave their mark and take a toll. Racing drivers are always only one step away from crippling disaster. Here twenty of them allow a look behind the PR-polished façade.
by Craig Kodera and William Pearce
Vibration, noise, roughness, creature comforts—early air travel really was rudimentary. The radial or star engine opened a new chapter and, for a while, was the best technical solution. But in its very advantages (cooling) lay the roots of its obsolescence (drag).
by Michael Frostick
On the face of it, an interesting era in racing and an author who would pen many worthy tomes. Alas, this isn’t one of them.
by Anu Vikram Singh, Narayan Rupani, Gautam Sen
From scrap heap to the Pebble Beach Concours, a little Rolls-Royce goes on a big journey.