The Cadillac Northstar V-8, A History

by Anthony Young

First seen in the Pininfarina-designed Cadillac Allante, the technically complex Northstar has powered cars as diverse as grocery-getters and a Le Mans prototype. Phased out in 2011, without a direct replacement, this long-serving powerplant gets a good look here.

The Tasca Ford Legacy: Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday!

by Bob McClurg

How did Tasca become the premier Ford performance dealership in the US? By being way more than a retailer. Fielding their own race cars, developing their own performance parts, and offering excellent customer service gave them the sterling reputation that is the company’s currency even today.

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.

Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy

The Beatles

All right, so it’s a record.. . . There’s more to life than car books, dontchaknow, and we are, after all, inquisitive folk. So read this. Or don’t.

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.

The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon

by Robert Connor

Nothing like it had ever been done before. Spectators numbering in the millions observed it along its far-flung route, school children followed it with their fingers on the map. It was epic; and, finally, there’s a book about it.

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.

Kings And I, My Life With Rolls-Royce Cars

by A. David (Lieberdavid) Burdoin

One man’s cars, why he liked them, what he did with them, and the people he met along the way. (No actual kings involved!)

Schweizer Carrossiers – Von den Anfängen bis 1970

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.

For the Love of Old Cars: The Jack Passey Story

by Ken Albert

Too few people outside the hardcore collector community seem to know Jack Passey. He may be “Mr. Lincoln” but many other makes found in him a good custodian and early champion of the old-car movement.

The Original Ford GT 101

by Ed Heuvink

The first prototype, the one from which the Ferrari-beating Ford GT sprang, was scrapped in period—and resurrected 50 years later. Both models are covered in this superbly illustrated book.