Archive for Items Categorized 'German', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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 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 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.
by René Staud
It’s the photographer as much as the car that is the attraction here, not least because Staud’s career path, philosophy on art/commerce, and his studio and team are covered.
by Robert Ackerson
Drawn largely from period reports and material published by the principals this book describes the 12 races in which this important car ran, thereby giving a good flavor of high-level GP racing in the 1950s.
by Christian Suhr
If you like busses, you’ll want to know about Ikarus from Hungary and this is about the only book to do the job. From China to Canada, you may have ridden in one and not even known it!
by Bernhard Reichel
The Mini and the Smart Roadster shared a similar idea. One became an icon, the other . . . a footnote. This book explains everything that should have made this car a success. Why it failed, well, that’s another story for another book.