Archive for Items Categorized 'Automobiles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Concours Retrospective

by Richard Adatto

Showing cars off is as old as the car itself. At its most rarefied level this takes the form of the high-end, blue chip, highly curated concours that documents as much as it builds the history of the automobile.

Il Cavallino Nel Cuore, Autobiography of a Designer

by Leonardo Fioravanti

From junior stylist to Managing Director at Pininfarina, high-level positions at Fiat and Ferrari, his own design-engineering-architecture firm—this fabulously illustrated book offers rich detail of a rich life.

City of Speed: Los Angeles and the Rise of American Racing

by Joe Scalzo

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but fact and the correct application thereof is not. The subject matter makes sense, the author is known. All should be well. This 2007 book was lauded by everyone; we beg to differ.

Porsche 911 ST 2.5

by Imhof, Keyser, Barth 

A 911 like no other. Not only was it rare in period, it did so many unique things in its early life that it seems inconceivable that it would just be thrown away. But some people kept looking. And now it lives again.

Powered by Porsche, The Alternative Race Cars

by Roy Smith

“Everyone” knows that Porsche makes serious race cars—but even Porsche geeks will surely not know just how many other makes and teams used Porsche motors and know-how to better their own fortunes, often enough in competition against the provider.

How to be a Good Motorist

by Harold Pemberton

Written in the 1920s this little book seeks to brief new drivers on road etiquette and basic knowledge about owning and operating a motorcar.

Gentleman Heroes

by Giles Chapman with Clare Hay

If there is such a thing as “the most recognizable Bentley,” this may be the one. It didn’t win a lot, it didn’t hold up very well, but it played a singular and important role. And its price today is in the stratosphere.

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.

Motors Finest, Rolls-Royce and Bentley from the Seeger Collection

by Peter Müller

Soon this private collection will be open to the public but unless your travels take you to Liechtenstein, this book is the only way to see the cars all in one place.

Donald Healey’s 8C Triumph Dolomite

by Jonathan Wood

With just three chassis and parts for six engines built, chances are you’ve not seen a 1934/35 Dolomite. They were the most expensive British open two-seaters of their day. None were sold—but they survived, and here is the full story.

Exotic Barn Finds: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and More

by Matt Stone

Bristling with photos this book looks at the stories of some 30 imported sports cars found mostly derelict in unlikely places and then restored to life, or at least preserved for a time.

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.