Archive for Items Categorized 'Automobiles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Mark Whitelock
“U-Turn” implies reversal, in this case moving the engine from the front to the rear, which, coupled with other Chapman goodies, made the 18 the milestone car he had been shooting for all along.
by Roy Smith
Unless you are a racer, you may have never given the boxy 914 a second look. The victim of development shortcuts and marketing tussles, the car that is now beginning to be called “great” was born under a cloud.
by Anthony Young
First seen in the Pininfarina-designed Cadillac Allante, the technically complex Northstar has powered cars as diverse as grocery-getters and a Le Mans prototype. Phased out in 2011, without a direct replacement, this long-serving powerplant gets a good look here.
by Steve Wyatt
From racecar development to trackside fashions, hundreds of period photos bring home an era in racing on the tail end of amateur photogs having unrestricted access to anyone and anything. These days will never come back, so savor these photos!
by Hilar Stadler / Martin Stollenwerk (editors)
Lovely photos, yes, lots. But they are more than that, if you are inclined to look beyond the surface and parse the authors’ intentions.
by Hernan Lopez Laiseca
Fabulous photos, many new to the record, document a formative—and very dangerous—period in a corner of the world in which few people had a driver’s license but were all mad for racing.
by Jörg Hajt
A veritable cult car these days, the ubiquitous VW transporter was a workhorse in all corners of the globe, ridden hard and put away wet. Read here what makes it special.
by Dean M. Nelson
If you’ve never heard of a Cartercar, you’re not alone—but if your car has an electric starter, you (may) have to thank this prolific inventor, not least because it is said that not having one probably killed him!
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.
by Gordon Wingrove
There is no shortage of interesting books about this iconic racecar. What makes this one stand out is that it is written by a former race mechanic who knows every nut and bolt on the car.
by Rob Siegel
Not driving your modern car for a week or more? Trouble! Battery four years old? Trouble! If this book saves you only one service call it’ll pay for itself.
by Noël Woodall
In Britain, license plates normally stay with the car throughout its life. Personalized number plates are a big thing there, and for some fifty years one guy traded in them. This is his first of many books.