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by Richard Vaughan
In the days of yore, it was the Indian potentates who counted among their playthings fabulously exotic, usually custom-made cars. In the 1990s the richest man in the world was said to be the Sultan of oil-rich Brunei and he too lives large. Little is known of his vast car collection so this book definitely opens new territory.
by Roland Löwisch
The history of the car and all the various bits that made it possible, from the taming of fire to the taming of animals to the invention of the wheel.
A formidable, illustrated reference book you’ll be picking up again and again. Even if you don’t speak German!
by Charles Henry
Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. But FoMoCo didn’t do it alone. Kar-Kraft was a key contributor and Ford was pretty much its only customer. The author worked there and so can offer an inside look.
by Winston Goodfellow
The result of many years of befriending and interviewing key Ferrari people, this book is filled with insights, stories, and photos never before seen in print.
by Ferdinand Hediger
Up to the WWII era no serious concours d’elegance would have been without examples of Swiss coachwork. Some of the names in this overview of select Swiss coachbuilders have become so obscure that they may well surprise even native readers.
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.
If you could only feel this book cover you’d know right away this book is up to something. If you like photography and book design and graphic novels, go find a copy.
by Malte Jürgens, photos by Michel Zumbrunn
Based on a 2009 museum exhibit in Germany this lavishly photographed book presents 25 important exponents of the theory and practice of making cars aerodynamically efficient—a problem that is still not solved.
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.
by Richard Harman
A massive book about the iconic American sportsman whose middle name, Swift, foreshadowed exactly what his life would be all about: going fast, on land and sea and in general.
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 Martin Ford
You may want to rethink your New Year’s resolutions—because The Robots are coming! No kidding. For real. Ford has worked years in this field, so don’t shrug this off.