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Auto-Mobilität – Wie der Mensch das Laufen verlernte

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!

Kar-Kraft

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.

Ferrari Hypercars: The Inside Story of Maranello’s Fastest, Rarest Road Cars

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.

Delage, Champion du Monde

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 . . .