Archive for Author 'Charly Baumann', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Andrew Thomas
If all you know of the Spitfire is “Battle of Britain” you may well be surprised in how many other places and roles this iconic aircraft added laurels to its name.
by Michael Furman
Splendid photos of 83 classic cars from 1925–1948.
by Martin Pfundner
The first-ever, albeit brief, overview of an incredible endurance test that could make or break the cars and possibly the companies that made them.
by Philip Jodidio
Take a tour around the world to see examples of how the car begat architecture specific to its requirements or complementary to the attributes it embodies, from the obvious—like car museums—to the not so obvious—like accoustic barriers.
by Gaillard R. Peck, Jr.
For ten years the U.S. Air Force secretly trained Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fighter aircrews against actual Soviet MiG jet fighters. Written by the man who initiated the program this book covers everything from fighting the bureaucracy to fighting the enemy.
by Roger Annett
Terrorists, rebels, border conflicts, dubious alliances—sounds like everyday modern news. This book revisits a long forgotten conflict from 50 years ago. For once, it turned out well.
by David Rapley
Excellent photos of things you won’t have seen before—because they’re Down Under, Australia that is. Anyone with a mechanical bend will get weak knees.
by Andrew Thomas
Different planes with different tasks—what brings them together in this one book is their stop-gap tour of duty as nightfighters.
by R.M. Clarke & A.D. Clausager
Hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles capture the early Le Mans exploits of two storied marques. They are written in gripping prose for an audience that didn’t know TV or often even radio.
by Bryan Burkhart & David Hunt
Where has the “aluminum-skinned, gleaming silver bullet” aka “The Silver Twinkie” not been to on this planet?? At its prime it wasn’t just a trailer but a subculture whose practitioners crisscrossed the globe en masse.
by Peter Henshaw
A basic guide to what does what and why, and how to keep it that way! Includes hybrid and battery-electric machines. It won’t make you a master mechanic but gives an understanding of fundamental principles and processes.
by Drehsen, Haas, Schneider
Big-scale car collectors are often described by adjectives such as consummate, eclectic, or discerning. In the case of the Schlumpf brothers, manic is the word you’re looking for.