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

Studebaker’s Hidden Treasure

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!

The Gilmore Car Museum, Miles From the Ordinary

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.

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

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.

90 Years of Nürburgring

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.

Azure, Brooklands, Seraph and Arnage

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.

Royal Transport

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.

Autocourse 2016–2017

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?

Streamlined Dreams

by Jared A. Zichek

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

1001 NASCAR Facts

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.

Auto-tecture: Unique Designs for the Contemporary Garage

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.

The Magnificent Monopostos: Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars 1923–1951

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.

Porsche 917, Archive and Works Catalogue 1968–1975

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!