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

The Royal Udaipur RR GLK21

by Anu Vikram Singh, Narayan Rupani, Gautam Sen

From scrap heap to the Pebble Beach Concours, a little Rolls-Royce goes on a big journey.

Deutscher Automobil-Rennsport 1946–1955

by Reinald Schumann

Zero-Hour means the immediate postwar years, the years in which war-ravaged Germany clawed its way back into the civilized—and mechanized—world. A-racing we must go!

Probably the most thorough book to date, with hundreds of photos, many of which new to the record.

Hubert Platt: Fast Fords of the “Georgia Shaker”

by Allen Platt

From moonshine runner to multiple Hall of Famer, Platt was a showman on and off the track. And if Chevrolet hadn’t pulled out of racing, the subtitle might well be reading differently. Written by one of his sons, who is himself a racer, the book explores an iconic career.

Bugatti Type 57 Grand Prix – A Celebration

by Neil Max Tomlinson

This book lives up to its billing as a “radical look…challenging traditional beliefs.” Who’d think that three (or four?) racecars could confound two (or three?) generations of historians?

Enzo Ferrari – Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire

by Luca Dal Monte

Every minute you spend reading this review, Ferrari will sell 100 items with their name on them. Not cars—they, intentionally, hover around the 8000 per year mark—but “stuff,” from socks to books to engines for Maseratis. What is it about Ferrari that so many want to buy into its cachet? 1000 pages offer some answers.

Gulf 917

by Ray Gillottti

The 917 story told from a specific angle, that of the John Wyer team whose tech chief really made the car fly. You may have stacks of 917 books already but you’ll not want to miss this one.

Alpine Renault, the Fabulous Berlinettes

by Roy Smith

For the first time in English the full story of the little French road rocket of the 1970s is told. From concept car to modern-day club racing, it’s all here.

Follmer: American Wheel Man

by Tom Madigan

From throwing around VW Beetles in parking lots as a young kid to being the oldest F1 débutant since the 1950s, Follmer is the consummate racer. Long retired, you can still find him at vintage races, often in the same cars!

Streamlined Dreams

by Jared A. Zichek

The cover car looks almost normal. Would it work? Well, step right in and see for yourself.

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.

Werner Eisele: Motor Racing Photography

by Werner Eisele

Don’t even take the time to read the review—order the book first before someone else does. There are only 3500 copies of this homage to the photographer’s friends in the racing world.

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.