by Mark Whitelock
“U-Turn” implies reversal, in this case moving the engine from the front to the rear, which, coupled with other Chapman goodies, made the 18 the milestone car he had been shooting for all along.
by Roy Smith
Unless you are a racer, you may have never given the boxy 914 a second look. The victim of development shortcuts and marketing tussles, the car that is now beginning to be called “great” was born under a cloud.
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.
by Steve Wyatt
From racecar development to trackside fashions, hundreds of period photos bring home an era in racing on the tail end of amateur photogs having unrestricted access to anyone and anything. These days will never come back, so savor these photos!
by Hilar Stadler / Martin Stollenwerk (editors)
Lovely photos, yes, lots. But they are more than that, if you are inclined to look beyond the surface and parse the authors’ intentions.
by Hernan Lopez Laiseca
Fabulous photos, many new to the record, document a formative—and very dangerous—period in a corner of the world in which few people had a driver’s license but were all mad for racing.
by Graham M. Simons
The exclamation point isn’t really part of the plane’s name but it might as well have been. Sleek and beautiful, it ushered in a new era but paid a heavy prize for blazing the trail. The book covers everything worth knowing about it.
by Jörg Hajt
A veritable cult car these days, the ubiquitous VW transporter was a workhorse in all corners of the globe, ridden hard and put away wet. Read here what makes it special.
by Dean M. Nelson
If you’ve never heard of a Cartercar, you’re not alone—but if your car has an electric starter, you (may) have to thank this prolific inventor, not least because it is said that not having one probably killed him!
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.
by John Christopher
From luxuriously appointed people-hauling “pond hoppers” that actually flew, to proposed atomic-powered leviathans replete with helipads this book takes a look at how to cross vast distances.
by Brian A. Harrison
Inextricably woven into the history of Britain, the Tower of London has served as a royal residence and a zoo but it is as a state prison and torture chamber that it claims its place in the cultural consciousness. Over 8000 names tell its story here.