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

One of a Kind Research Aircraft

by Steve Markman & Bill Holder

This book was the first to introduce to the general public some of those aircraft that were hardly known outside the professional community of aircraft developers and testers. Not the headline-grabbing experimental planes but the workhorses that test everything from the durability of paint to new science.

Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic

by Rorke Bryan

“Getting there is half the fun”—not in this case. And when and if you do, fun takes a back seat to survival. And then you have to make it back out. Tragedies and triumphs. This book will make you shudder, and not just because it’s about the cold.

1000-Kilometer-Rennen 1953–1983

by Jan Hettler & Udo Klinkel

The famous German Nürburgring has a fierce reputation. You could check it out in your own car or even go out with a pro driver but you still wouldn’t know what it’s like to run a 1000 km endurance race. This book will tell you.

Porsche 912, 50 Years

by Jürgen Lewandowski

How does the 912 fit into the larger scheme of Porsche model philosophy? In ways more finely nuanced and intentional than the literature normally records. The author’s name pretty much assures a solid book.

Do Not Sell at Any Price

by Amanda Petrusich

The title comes from a sticker that was affixed by their original or early subsequent owner to some 78 rpm records eventually acquired by hardcore collectors: Do not sell at any price. This becomes a ready symbol for the fervor and obsession of the collectors found in the book.

Leader Card Racers: A Dynasty of Speed


by Gordon Eliot White

This family has been a moving force in US racing for over 70 years. About time someone told that story, and this author does it singularly well!

A Life in Car Design – Jaguar, Lotus, TVR

by Oliver Winterbottom

After a half century of design—and not only cars—there are stories to tell, insights to share, and a new generation to motivate. You may have never heard of Winterbottom but this book delivers.

To Boldly Go, Twenty-Six Vehicle Designs That Dared to Be Different

by Graham Hull

A clever book by a clever man, a chief stylist at a blueblood automaker. Learn to look beyond the obvious and why even industry types sometimes/often “misunderstand” a car.

The Story of The America’s Cup 1851–2013

by Ranulf Rayner

Lovely paintings of that crucial event, that exact moment on which a race may have turned are accompanied by a lively history of the men and their “ladies” (the boats!) that vied for the “Auld Mug” over the last 150 years.

Continental Journeys

by Davide Bassoli

So important is the Continental name to Bentley that the firm chose it for it’s the newest models launched after VW bought the company. This excellent book explains what made them so special.

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.

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.