Archive for Items Categorized 'German', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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.
by Richard A. Copping
Sexy Italian coachwork on what is essentially VW Beetle running gear. Good idea? From concept to the end of production, this book fully explores the role of a specialist coachbuilder in taking Volkswagen into new territory
by René Staud (photos), Jürgen Lewandowski (text)
Who needs coupés and cabrios is what this book asks. Unless the answer is self-evident in these photos you’ll have to come up with your own.
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.
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!
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.
by Jörg Hajt
A veritable cult car these days, the ubiquitous VW transporter was a workhorse in all corners of the globe, ridden hard and put away wet. Read here what makes it special.
by Gordon Wingrove
There is no shortage of interesting books about this iconic racecar. What makes this one stand out is that it is written by a former race mechanic who knows every nut and bolt on the car.
by Andreas Gabriel and Tobias Kindermann
Before you spend big money on a Speedster spend a little and get yourself this excellent book that, among other things and for the first time, includes factory-sanctioned data and spec sets.
by Adil Jal Darukhanawala
A high-level overview of M-B’s global racing history and, probably for the first time in the West, an account of the marque’s passenger and commercial cars in India
by Andreas Gabriel & Norbert A.J. Franz
Among the piles of 911 books this one is a worthy contender, beautifully made, substantial, and with hard—and authenticated—data that will settle many an argument.
by Bolsinger, Brinkmann, Ising
At every F1 race you see—and hear!—a GT S tearing up the track as the official safety car. Unlike its predecessor, the GT is relatively affordable so if you foresee one under your Christmas tree, check out this book first.