Maximum Volume, The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin

by Kenneth Womack

Still can’t enough of Beatles material? This book shows how important Martin’s contributions and collaborations were to the Beatles’ recorded music, and it shows his profound concern for both the music and for the band.

Unflown Wings, Soviet/Russian Unrealised Aircraft Projects 1925–2010

by Yefim Gordon & Sergey Komissarov

If you read this book while having a drink you won’t know if you had one too many or the folk who dreamt up some of these extreme birds. Over 800 illustrations will lure you back again and again.

Physics For Gearheads

by Randy Beikmann

Unless you believe a hamster in his wheel—or that tiger in the tank—is what makes your car move, why not explore the science behind it all? This book makes it—almost—easy!

Volkswagen Karmann Ghias and Cabriolets 1949–1980

by Richard A. Copping

Sexy Italian coachwork on what is essentially VW Beetle running gear. Good idea? From concept to the end of production, this book fully explores the role of a specialist coachbuilder in taking Volkswagen into new territory

Luxury Toys for Men, The Ultimate Collection

by Nathalie Grolimund (ed.)

So it says “men” in the title . . . but almost everything in here is gender-neutral: real estate, helicopters, [men’s] suits, fancy food.

Go ahead, dream a little.

History’s Most Important Racing Aircraft

by Don Berliner

Racing improves the breed and it garners attention. Here, a hundred years of milestone aircraft show how it’s done.

Custom Bicycles: A Passionate Pursuit

by Christine Elliott & David Jablonka

If you have never had the pleasure of picking up a full-size bicycle with literally one finger, or ridden one at over 100 mph you just don’t know how far bicycle-building has come in the 150 years of its recorded history.

Norwegian Wood

by Lars Mytting

This book has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden alone. What?? This US edition is updated to include market-specific resources.

The Definitive Camaro Guide 1970½ to 1981

by Jason Scott

The European-inspired Camaro was a hit in its day, especially the clean-sheet gen 2 cars discussed here. If you see one in your future, this book offers a solid foundation.

Valkyrie: The North American XB-70

by Graham M. Simons 

70,000 ft of altitude, Mach 3, and the crew is in shirtsleeves. None of these three things are normal. This super plane took supersonic flight to the edge of the envelope. And then it died.

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car: Its Substance and Its Place in History

edited by Eliot Levin

Lawrence of Arabia famously called Rolls-Royce’s armored cars
“more precious than rubies” because they were so reliable This small book tells their grand story.

Chrysler 300: America’s Most Powerful Car

by Robert Ackerson

The “banker’s hot rod” was not an ordinary car. The 300 has a deservedly proud history, which is why Chrysler keeps bringing the nameplate back. To learn how it all started check out this book.