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by Claude Rouxel, Laurent Friry
Built to last forever, Farman cars fell victim to their complexity and the value of the raw materials from which they were made. As the first serious study of the marque, there’s every reason to believe this fascinating and long-awaited book will outlast its subject.
by Matthias Dreßler
Hood ornaments/mascots go back to the early days of the automobile and have always been a popular subject among automotive enthusiasts. The author found the existing literature lacking and so wrote his own book. Full marks for effort, but the literature is still lacking the definitive account.
by Patrick Dasse
If the Montreal is famous for anything it is the company it keeps in its designer’s portfolio. Gandini penned designs as different as the immortal Miura and Countach, and closer to this car the Marzal and Carabo concepts. This book presents period photos.
by Jonathan Glancey, Norman Foster
Fuller built three Dymaxions, not so much to build cars but to explore a concept he applied to pretty much everything in life. British architect Norman Foster built a fourth, for a 2010 exhibition in Spain, and this book tells the story of all four.
by Patrick Dasse
An Arese is not an Alfa model but the place where they were made, and this book contains hundreds of archival photos from AR about it.
by Patrick Dasse & Maurice Louche
More photo album than rally analysis, these books will suck you in! Cars, people, interesting locations—and buckets o’ snow. Obviously all seen through Porsche-colored glasses.
by Jürgen Lewandowski
Is there such a thing as too many Ferraris? Or too many Ferrari books? Nah. But this 10-pounder has challenges beyond its mere heft. Those Michael Zumbrunn photos, though. Bellisima.
by Wilfried Müller
These days, Porsche claims to have the highest profit per unit sold of any car company in the world. That won’t make buyers feel good but this book shows what Porsche does with all that loot—develop more stuff that stretches the envelope.
by Heike Hintzsch
In 2011 Porsche returned to the World Endurance Championship and vowed to win Le Mans. They did. More than once. This is the story.
by René Staud & Jürgen Lewandowski
If it doesn’t look as if there will be a Bugatti or McLaren or Pagani under the Christmas tree—ask for this book as a consolation price. Its cover is so glam it doesn’t even need wrapping paper!
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 René Staud, Paolo Tumminelli
If it’s specs and serious history you want, this is not the book. But if a car’s shape makes you lightheaded and its “image” excites you, this is the book.