by Roy Spencer
Not just another catch-all generic photo book! This is a story, told in period photos, of mostly west coast racing seen from the perspective of someone who participated fielding his own cars and for-hire drivers.
by Aldo Zana
Primarily about the 1957–58 Race of Two Worlds this well-researched book sheds light on a relatively unexplored subject, the multitude of American/ European face-offs that began with the Vanderbilt Cup of 1905.
by Roland Löwisch
The history of the car and all the various bits that made it possible, from the taming of fire to the taming of animals to the invention of the wheel.
A formidable, illustrated reference book you’ll be picking up again and again. Even if you don’t speak German!
by Robert Dick
It is nothing short of amazing that the transition from rickety horseless carriage you could outrun on foot to fire-snorting record-breaking racecar took so little time. This excellent book examines the European and American history of the origins of motorsports.
by David Fletcher
Many automotive marques were pressed into war serive, and many acquitted themselves well. The Rolls-Royces do take pride of place, for reasons this little book makes clear.
by Myles Kornblatt
The successor to the 300SL was nothing like that car, but it was also nothing like any other car. So it carved out its own place in the world and remains an icon to this day.
by Charles Henry
Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. But FoMoCo didn’t do it alone. Kar-Kraft was a key contributor and Ford was pretty much its only customer. The author worked there and so can offer an inside look.
by Winston Goodfellow
The result of many years of befriending and interviewing key Ferrari people, this book is filled with insights, stories, and photos never before seen in print.
by Brian Redman, Jim Mullen
A really good biography of a great racer and a hugely decent man who survived his pro years—often barely—with enough good cheer to retire at age 52 and still remain active in historic racing.
by David Fetherston and Ron Main
The mythic salt flats have played an important role in motorsports for over a hundred years. This book is meant to celebrate and promote it, and back up the myth with hard data but, much like the salt itself, it has difficulties yielding a smooth, straight run.
by Hugh Bergel
Ferry pilots deliver planes—military, civilian, private. It’s an interesting career or sideline, even today, and a great way to build flight time and get your hands on the controls of many different types.
by Andrei I. Shepelev & Huib Ottens
The work of the Horten brothers, especially given their young age and the circumstances under which they worked, is very remarkable. The Ho 229 was their last and most ambitious project—yielding lessons that are still puzzling engineers.