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

Porsche 917: The Undercover Story

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.

The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

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.

Car Number Galaxy/Celebrities

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.

Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Coachbuilt Specials in the Modern Era

by Richard Vaughan

Coachbuilding is dead. Long live coachbuilding. Well, not quite, but high degrees of customization and the occasional ground-up, one off scratchbuilt are possible if your wallet is big enough.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupé: GT & GTA

by John Tipler

Lovely car, lovely book, neither of which exists in great numbers. This model is still relatively affordable and the book will give you a hundred reasons for wanting one.

Bentley – Cricklewood To Crewe

by Michael Frostick

Published more than thirty years ago this book by and large represented the state of the art of what was then known and as such remains a staple in the marque enthusiast’s library.

LHLW4: The Outtakes

by Bill Wolf

A 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith on the loose in New York City. This “book” was made by the author of a magazine article about this car and presented to people involved in that project.

The Clydesdale Motor Truck Company: An Illustrated History, 1917–1939

by Tiffany Willey Middleton & James J. Semon

If the Budweiser horses are all that comes to mind when someone says “Clydesdale” this book will add many more arrows to your quiver. Many strands come together in this story and it is good that someone is shining a light on it.

Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the ’60s and ’70s

by Diego Rosenberg

Just the name “muscle car” was enough to make traditional car buyers—adults, male, conservative—shudder at the thought of running into hotrodders and hooligans at the showroom. Quite the pickle for the carmakers’ marketing folks.

Lancia Loraymo And the Loewy Logic of Industrial Design

by Brandes Elitch

From show car to scrap yard to glorious restoration this book unravels the history and mystery of the one-off that was Loewy’s rolling calling card at the 1960 Paris Motor Show to advertise his own brand.

The Fast Times of Albert Champion

by Peter Joffre Nye

You may not know the man but you use his products every time you turn the ignition key. Many of the early pioneers lived large, colorful lives but Champion’s had a particularly bright spark.

Citroën DS: Revised and updated edition

by Malcolm Bobbitt

A perennial favorite and design icon  the DS is one of those cars that is either loved or hated. This book gives you reasons for both sides.