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

Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches

by John Starkey 

If the book title sounds familiar it is because this is now the third edition. The previous ones quickly sold out but they had the field pretty much to themselves. Not anymore.

Ultra-Large Aircraft 1940–1970

by William Patrick Dean

“Volumetric fuselage aircraft”—if that’s not a word you normally use in a sentence, read this book to get insights into a very complicated subject and some very unusual aircraft.

Porsche: Origin of the Species

by Karl Ludvigsen

Don’t be distracted by the various models of Porsche the company throws at the market in order to have “something for everyone”—at the core there is a discernible bloodline. Ludvigsen shows the connections and unearthed new ones.

OAL- BB 50

by Paolo Tumminelli (editor)

Having been closely associated for half a century, Alpina and BMW are almost synonymous. This book is a lighthearted but entirely substantive look at what really puts the “ultimate” into The Ultimate Driving Machine.

DKW: The Complete History of a World Marque

by Siegfried Rauch with Frank Rönicke

DKW pioneered two-stroke engines and front wheel drive. It did not exactly give them world dominion, and the lights have been out since 1966, but the firm’s ideas and influences reach far and wide.

GT Love, 50 Years Opel GT

by Jens Cooper & Harald Hamprecht

This little Opel, the first-ever German concept car (1965), has more American connections that just being called the “baby Corvette.” As GM’s European subsidiary several US execs who would become industry heavyweights shaped the fates of this machine.

Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?

by Alfredo Marcantonio, David Abbott, John O’Driscoll

Hindsight is everything. What is now considered one of the greatest ad campaigns EVER was dismissed at the time by the very man who hatched it as a total mistake!

Mercedes W113: The Complete Story

by Myles Kornblatt

The successor to the 300SL was nothing like that car, but it was also nothing like any other car. So it carved out its own place in the world and remains an icon to this day.

Porsche 911 ST 2.5

by Imhof, Keyser, Barth 

A 911 like no other. Not only was it rare in period, it did so many unique things in its early life that it seems inconceivable that it would just be thrown away. But some people kept looking. And now it lives again.

Powered by Porsche, The Alternative Race Cars

by Roy Smith

“Everyone” knows that Porsche makes serious race cars—but even Porsche geeks will surely not know just how many other makes and teams used Porsche motors and know-how to better their own fortunes, often enough in competition against the provider.

Turbo 3.0, Porsche’s First Turbocharged Supercar

by Ryan Snodgrass

A truly important technological success, and not only for Porsche. Turbocharging is the way many hypercars go these days and this glorious book lays it all out.

Porsche – The Racing 914s

by Roy Smith

Unless you are a racer, you may have never given the boxy 914 a second look. The victim of development shortcuts and marketing tussles, the car that is now beginning to be called “great” was born under a cloud.