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

Hobbo

by David Hobbs with Andrew Marriott

Englishman David Hobbs had a long driver career in motorsports, almost four decades competing in almost every form of racing. If you only know him from his gig as F1 commentator, prepare to be surprised.

Driven: The Men Who Made Formula One

by Kevin Eason

A colorful look by a long-time observer at the forces that turned a sport into a circus in which staggering amounts of money are to be made by those few who already have money—or genius or luck or connections—to even get a seat at the table.

50/50

by Sylvia Wilkinson

Retired since 2001, this driver’s name showed up on many a winner’s podium all through the 1980s—but also in court proceedings, involving his own father no less. He now suffers an incurable disease.

Shutter & Speed

by Gary Critcher

If the title puts “photography” and “racing” into your mind you’re on the right track. Lots of behind the scenes stuff in this first of two compilations.

“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 . . .

Big Wings: The Largest Aeroplanes Ever Built

by Philip Kaplan

Splendidly illustrated with not only aircraft “stuff,” this book takes a sometimes nostalgic and always sympathetic look at two dozen big birds.