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

The Bugattis of Jean De Dobbeleer

by Charles Fawcett

Historically significant because they have not been published before, these almost 400 photos depict some of the many Bugattis this Belgian dealer sent into the world or repaired in the late 1950s.

Farman: De l’Aviation á l’Automobile

by Claude Rouxel, Laurent Friry

Built to last forever, Farman cars fell victim to their complexity and the value of the raw materials from which they were made. As the first serious study of the marque, there’s every reason to believe this fascinating and long-awaited book will outlast its subject.

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?

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.

Bugatti Blue

by Lance Cole

About 100 miles northwest of London you’ll feel like a time traveller. First opened in 1938 you can still see the same cars competing here, six times a year. People who know come from near and far—but outside of England, few seem to.

De Dion Bouton, An Illustrated Guide to Type & Specification 1905–1914

by Michael Edwards

They were the world’s largest automobile manufacturer in the early days. This book shows how trying to be everything to everyone is a heavy cross to bear—and can ruin you.

Delage, Champion du Monde

by Daniel Cabart & Christophe Pund

The 15-S-8 model discussed here was a World Champion—but few today remember this enormous achievement. This thorough account is accompanied by fabulous period photos.

Citroën 1919–1949: La Belle Epoque

by Wouter Jansen

Even if you have no specific interest in Citroëns, this book is so beautifully made and so richly illustrated you’ll want it just for the pleasure of knowing you can have a peek anytime you want to!

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.

Vroom! Vroom!

by Koto Bolofo

Ok, there’s a Bugatti on the cover. But this is not a car book. Bolofo is a celebrated fashion photographer but he doesn’t wear “labels” easily. In this book you can explore his work exploring the goings-on at a famous restoration shop.

Bugatti Veyron: A Quest for Perfection

by Martin Roach

The ultra exotic Veyron may cost £1m to buy but it cost way more to build. So what’s in it for Bugatti? And who are the people lining up to buy it? And what’s it like to drive one? All is revealed here.

Bugatti; The Man and The Marque

by Jonathan Wood

Reprinted several times, this book raised the bar when it first came out 25 years ago and it’s still a, if not the, definitive book on the marque.