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

1000-Kilometer-Rennen 1953–1983

by Jan Hettler & Udo Klinkel

The famous German Nürburgring has a fierce reputation. You could check it out in your own car or even go out with a pro driver but you still wouldn’t know what it’s like to run a 1000 km endurance race. This book will tell you.

Telling America’s Story, A History of The Henry Ford

by Miller, Endelman, Braden, Bryk

Henry Ford, the farm boy with a mind for things mechanical, never forgot the values of the rural life that he so comprehensively changed. Collecting the tangible evidence of America’s pre- and early industrial history became his passion and eventually grew into a museum.

Porsche 912, 50 Years

by Jürgen Lewandowski

How does the 912 fit into the larger scheme of Porsche model philosophy? In ways more finely nuanced and intentional than the literature normally records. The author’s name pretty much assures a solid book.

World Championship

by Gregor J. Grant

The author of the iconic The Boy’s Book of Motor Sport also had his adult audience covered, with books and a weekly magazine that followed motor racing in a serious, data-intensive way.

Leader Card Racers: A Dynasty of Speed


by Gordon Eliot White

This family has been a moving force in US racing for over 70 years. About time someone told that story, and this author does it singularly well!

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.

To Boldly Go, Twenty-Six Vehicle Designs That Dared to Be Different

by Graham Hull

A clever book by a clever man, a chief stylist at a blueblood automaker. Learn to look beyond the obvious and why even industry types sometimes/often “misunderstand” a car.

Continental Journeys

by Davide Bassoli

So important is the Continental name to Bentley that the firm chose it for it’s the newest models launched after VW bought the company. This excellent book explains what made them so special.

Building the Star of India

by David M. Cox

Would you be able to tell from the cover photo that this is a 22″-long model?? With thousands of parts, many fully functional? You do have to be a rocket scientist to build these things—or you have to know the fellow who wrote this book and can build yours.

Cooper Cars

by Doug Nye

If all you associate with the name is Mini Coopers let yourself be enlightened by this benchmark book about a hole-in-the wall racing shop that diced with the big boys.

Coachcraft: 1930s Coachbuilding Style

by John Dyson

This London-based coachbuilding company (1934) got its first contract from Railton which explains why it is the VP of today’s Railton Owners Club who wrote this book, the first and possibly last on this subject.

Kayser, Driving Crazy

If you could only feel this book cover you’d know right away this book is up to something. If you like photography and book design and graphic novels, go find a copy.