Archive for Items Categorized 'Award Winner', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Simon Taylor
Underdogs. Two mechanical engineers, one of whom practically a household name as a quite good race driver, stood up a race team—because they could and because no one else was. They did well, but ask people today about “HWM” . . .
by Philippe-Gaston Grümmer and Laurent Friry
French coachwork from the golden era, from the utilitarian to the unbelievably exotic—and not always practical or even attractive! But the world is a better place for this sort of creativity, and this sort of book.
by Franz Steinbacher
This is a look at a highly curated Swiss collection of mostly racing Abarths, and in telling their story the book also gives a good idea of what made the cars and the company so special.
by Edwin Baaske (Editor)
Even if Porsches leave you cold and you dismiss the whole “car as art” issue as contrived, you will want to meet these artists and see how they work and think.
by Karl Ludvigsen
In its award presentation, the Royal Automobile Club called this book “magisterial.” No argument. A Railton obit referred to him as “an exceedingly capable engineer and designer.” No argument. Finally here’s a book to tell the full story.
by Andrew Noakes
That Aston Martin is going strong today is largely due to a fellow in the 1940s who had money enough to spare, for long enough to take AM to the top tier.
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 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.
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 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 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!