Archive for Items Categorized 'Youth and Young Adult (YA)', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Vintage Bentleys in Australia

by Hay, Watson, Schudmak, Johns

Just what the title says, but more because the book also presents the early motoring history on a continent with uncommonly harsh conditions. Bentleys did and do supremely well here, and this book explains why, how, who.

Alan Mann Racing F3L/P68

by Ed Heuvink

A good idea—thwarted by lack of support. In period, the car was hobbled by design and engineering compromises that, once overcome some three decades later, made the P68 the track terror it could have been all along.

Decoding Dylan

by Jim Curtis

The most elusive, enigmatic, inscrutable and problematic songwriter of the Rock era—is it really possible to decode Bob Dylan’s songs? Is Jim Curtis, an academic, up to the task? Read our review and decide for yourself. Decoding Dylan is like untangling a closet full of clothes hangers.

Mustang by Design

by Jimmy Dinsmore and James Halderman

With all the ink that has been spilled on the Mustang, there was still one book that was missing: this one. As the key designer of the model he initially dubbed “Cougar” Halderman is the ultimate insider’s insider.

100 Years Ago, Anniversary of the Armistice

by Tom Dine

Bentley Motors is 100 years old and this little book celebrates the company founder’s achievements—and that’s before he ever built his eponymous cars and winning Le Mans five times.

“I Would Not Step Back . . .” Phil Lamason

by Hilary Pedersen and others

More than a just another war story, this book explains what made a quiet, humble man a leader even his enemies could not ignore.

Formel 1 / Formula 1: Pictures With a Message

by Miquel Liso, Hartmut Lehbrink

No, not another F1 coffee table photo book . . . there are a lot of surprising “takes” on the world of racing here, visually clever and intellectually convincing. What’s most surprising is that this photographer is not yet a household name.

Women Aviators

by Karen Bush Gibson

Among the 26 flyers this book for young readers portrays are many unusual choices, but they are probably representative of the obstacles their gender had to contend with.

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo – The Catalogue

by Lorenzo Ardizio (editor)

This book accompanied the opening of the new Alfa Romeo “Time Machine” museum in 2015 and presents the history of the marque the way the museum does.

Cuba’s Car Culture, Celebrating the Island’s Automotive Love Affair

by Tom Cotter and Bill Warner

By the 1950s Cuba had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country—and since the 1959 trade embargo its car-dependent population has shown the highest degree of ingenuity to keep these oldies on the road.

Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2013–2014

by Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi

This is an annual volume that analyzes, reviews and reports on the year’s auction results from 17 automotive auction houses—nearly 90 events. But this book is far more than just a bunch of dry lists.

Classic Fighters Colouring Book

by Dariusz Grzywacz

Leaving aside the question of whether children should be coloring warplanes, this book offers 3-views and outlines of 15 aircraft, along with brief specs and a few words as to their purpose. There are worse ways to spend $5.50 . . .