Archive for Author 'Sabu Advani', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Turbo 3.0, Porsche’s First Turbocharged Supercar

by Ryan Snodgrass

A truly important technological success, and not only for Porsche. Turbocharging is the way many hypercars go these days and this glorious book lays it all out.

Desert Boneyards: Retired Aircraft Storage Facilities in the U.S.

by Patrick Hoeveler, Adel Krämer

End-of-life questions are complicated, even for inanimate objects. Organ donor? Cremation? Cryogenics? Stuffed museum display? What happens to old aircraft when their glory days are past?

The World’s Fastest E-Type Jaguar, The Quest for the Record

by Phil Shephard

That a 50-year-old E-Type set a record on the ice, twice, actually, is surprising enough. So is the story of its amateur crew coping with small budgets and many a deprivation.

Lotus Elan: The Complete Story

by Matthew Vale

Among British sports cars the nimble Elan occupies a place of honor. Not least, as the firm’s first truly commercially successful road car it did much to bankroll the racing operation. This book is about as complete as the title claims it is.

Vought F-8 Crusader: Development of the Navy’s First Supersonic Jet Fighter

by William D. Spidle

The Navy’s first fully operational supersonic aircraft would become the most successful military aircraft ever built. This book covers its design and development as well as the early stages of its operational history.

Shelby Mustang GT350

by Chuck Cantwell

An insider’s look at the early days of Shelby American getting into “mass production” and turning a car with sporty pretensions into a race-ready and race-worthy macine.

P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years

by Ruth Artmonsky and Susie Cox 

After 175 years of plying the seas, there’s a story to be had. From paddle steamers hauling mail to today’s cruise ships, P&O made the world a smaller place. This fantastically well illustrated book will absorb you.

The World’s Most Expensive Watches

by Ariel Adams

Don’t let the title put you off—this book is not about mindless consumption. There’s a reason, mostly, why some things are expensive and you’ll find out why here. The book itself is very opulent, and not even all that expensive.

Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander

by John Lander

A hundred little ink drawings to while away the time, perchance to dream.

The Spitfire: An Icon of the Skies

by Philip Kaplan

There’s a ton of Spitfire books. This one adds something. People who flew or otherwise know the Spit inside out tell you what makes this airplane different, and, well, better.

Fiat 500, The Design Book

You know it when you see it—which is the whole point of heritage cars like Mini, Bettle, and Fiat 500. How do the designers and brand managers—and even the engineers—go about extracting the DNA of a past success? This book shows it.

The Avro Manchester: The Legend Behind the Lancaster

by Robert Kirby

If it weren’t for the subtitle many readers would probably not even know into what period to place this all but forgotten aircraft. Developed during times in which neither the technology nor the mission was entirely clear it lived a short and difficult life—but it was not for naught.