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

An English Car Designer Abroad

by Peter Birtwhistle

Recognize the cars on the cover? One man did those and many more, over the course of a 40-year career in which he saw everything—from how to shave clay to designing by committee—change.

The Coventry Motor Industry: Birth to Renaissance

by David Thoms & Tom Donnelly

Coventry is synonymous with both the creation and relative decline of the British motorcar industry. This text explores the relationship between the car industry in its local context, and the wider economic, social and political environment.

The History of Bentley Motors 1919–1931

by Clare Hay

A vastly expanded third edition of the book that had been the standard-bearer all along, written by the person who really is the last word in matters Vintage Bentley.

Louis Coatalen

by Oliver Standerwick Heal 

A portrait of charm and wit, and an “eye on the prize” sort of determination that could be quite ruthless. You may not know the name but you use stuff that has his fingerprints on it even if you don’t realize it. Someone spent twenty years writing this book—read it!

Alfa Romeo Montreal

by Patrick Dasse

If the Montreal is famous for anything it is the company it keeps in its designer’s portfolio. Gandini penned designs as different as the immortal Miura and Countach, and closer to this car the Marzal and Carabo concepts. This book presents period photos.

Conquest of the Skies

by William Wolf

You’ve heard it a hundred times: the Wright brothers’ first flight was shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 747 built only 60 years later. How this was achieved is the question this book examines.

Women Who Ride the Hoka Hey

by Abagail Van Vlerah

Picture it: the first Challenge went from Florida to Alaska, more than 8500 back road miles! Over 190 hours in the saddle. And you have to sleep outside! Things have changed since then—“Hóka-héy!” (Let’s Go! in the Lakota language) indeed.

Ferrari 333 SP, A Pictorial History 1993–2003

by Terry O’Neil

The most successful Ferrari ever run in Prototype racing was only ever campaigned by privateers. And only 40 were built. Of which only 27 raced. Why are there no serious books about this?? Well, now there is.

Dornier Do X: The Story of Claude Dornier’s Legendary Flying Boat

by Volker A. Behr

It was the biggest aircraft of its day but only three were built. It took twelve years to design—and less than half that time to withdraw them from service. What happened?

Alfa Romeo Arese

by Patrick Dasse

An Arese is not an Alfa model but the place where they were made, and this book contains hundreds of archival photos from AR about it.

Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo, Porsche 1952–1982

by Patrick Dasse & Maurice Louche

More photo album than rally analysis, these books will suck you in! Cars, people, interesting locations—and buckets o’ snow. Obviously all seen through Porsche-colored glasses.

Crash! From Senna To Earnhardt

by Jonathan Ingram

Did auto racing’s first head and neck restraint save an entire sport? The short answer is no. The long answer is—this book. In the week after Earnhardt’s crash, HANS Performance Products took more orders for its device than in the previous 10 years.