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The Magnificent Monopostos: Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars 1923–1951

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.

Cunningham: The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy

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.

Ikarus: Busse für die Welt

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!

Rise Of The Robots, Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

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.

American Automobiles of the Brass Era

by Robert D. Dluhy

Not exactly bedtime reading, this book is brimming with data but for those who want to skip the raw numbers it also offers insightful Big Picture analysis in the form of text and graphs.

The Early Days

by Davide Bassoli

Focusing on the launch year of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud/Bentley S Series this unusual book takes the reader back to 1955 to experience the car as a contemporary would have. People who like to “play” with books are in for a surprise!

Bentley – The Book

This book is a guided tour to all things Bentley, to introduce people to the marque’s history and brand values—and to make them lust after a Bentley, be it in the form of a car or a sofa or a handbag . . . or even “just “ a haircut at a very special London barber.

Kayser, Driving Crazy

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.

Audi Design, Zwischen Entwicklung und Revolution

by Othmar Wickenheiser

AUDI means “listen” in Latin but here you can read all about the firm’s design philosophy over the last fifty years. And if you, as they hope you do, nowadays can recognize an Audi at a mere glance, they know they got it right.

WAFT 2

by Bart Lenaerts and Lies De Mol

“Unusual” doesn’t begin to describe this highly subjective look at cars, car people, and car culture. For better or worse, there’s nothing like it but it’s very weirdness earns it a place on your bookshelf.

If you can find a copy . . .

Where the Writer Meets the Road

by Sam Posey

Among this race driver’s trophies is an Emmy for sports writing and this anthology is a good testament to Posey’s abilities behind the pen. Now in his seventies, he’s been around, literally and figuratively.

Streamlined: Classic Cars of the 20th Century

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.