Archive for Items Categorized 'Automobiles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Mark L. James
These Raymond Loewy-designed cars may have been trendsetters in their day but were and remained peripheral—but nowadays, more are “known” to exist than were ever built. Somebody must think their time has come so prepare yourself by reading up on them!
by David O. Lyon
Opened in 1966, the Gilmore todays sits on a 90-acre campus that is also home to other car-related club headquarters, museums, and activities. Visiting it is in the best sense of the word an experience.
by Martin Bennett
This first Rolls-Royce to be launched right after WWII made a big impact and is today thought of as a, if not the, quintessential Rolls-Royce combing prewar levels of craftsmanship with postwar technical advances.
by Hartmut Lehbrink
Mountains, valleys, forest, light, shade, blind corners and dips, the sheer length of a lap—there’s a reason the place has a reputation! Lehbrink has watched it for decades and, however subjective the selection offered here, he’s a good guide.
by Richard Vaughan
Based on a platform developed before Bentley was sold to VW these models are the last motorcars built at the original home of Rolls-Royce. If ever something represented the end of an era, they are it.
by Peter Pigott
All the various forms of transport used by British Royals over the years are discussed here, the idea being to gain a better understanding of them as people.
by Tony Dodgins, editor
The joys—and burdens—of wanting/needing to buy an annual motorsports book. Once you start, you really cannot sit out a year, can you?
by Jared A. Zichek
The cover car looks almost normal. Would it work? Well, step right in and see for yourself.
by John Close
Seven decades of racing ought to be good for some trivia! There’s plenty here, and not just trivial or utterly obscure factoids for giggles. Written by someone who’s been around the sport on the media side for a long time.
by Andreas K. Vetter
Tired of sticking the ole car into its little shed? Need some glam, make a statement, be hip? You’re not alone. This idea book is practical enough to include floor plans but, really, is more about the art of living with a car.
by Simon Moore
The third of three books about important prewar racing Alfas. Very thorough, very pricy, very much worth it. Even covers Alfa GP-engined powerboats.
by Walter Näher
Many are the books that tell the story of the all-conquering 917 but this is the one that shows the source material everyone else is working from—it’s like an All Access Pass to the Porsche Archives!