by Hans Kleissl and Harry Niemann
A truly different book about a car that so much has already been written about. No wonder, considering who the authors are.
by Dave Phillips
Beginning with the 1970s Range Rover model, the Spartan, rugged Landy of yore has moved resolutely upmarket. It still goes, true to its motto, “Above & Beyond” but the firm has also just recorded its largest financial loss in history. A big story, told here by a marque expert.
by John Nikas & Michael Furman
Cars have changed over time. Obviously. Suppose one analyzed the past and isolated specific reasons, could future change become predictable? If this is too highbrow just geek out on the sumptuous photos.
by Chris P. Theodore
Carroll Shelby doesn’’t seem to have had an idle day in his long life and to the end was hatching new ideas. This book by a Ford exec who worked with him looks at the last 20-odd years.
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.
An abundance of nice pictures present some first looks at the eighth generation Corvette, the first with a mid-engine configuration. Though it’s a little light on those promised development details, it is all GM-approved.
by Richard Williams
The era-defining British racing driver died in 2020, which will surely spawn a plethora of commemorative books. Williams’ is the first, and, taking a fresh approach, it sets a high bar.
by Robert Daley
Two of the serious must-have racing reads are under this author’s byline. They are among his earliest work and possibly even more thrilling to read today—because no one does it like this anymore—than they were then.
by Andrew Clusker
As hands-on as one could wish for, and detailed and clear enough to save expensive surprises when shopping for a classic 911. If you already have a 911, and even if you’ve already torn into it yourself, you’ll probably find useful procedures here.
by Barry John
Ever watch a car break the sound barrier? If it’s a blur to look at, imagine what it looks like from inside the cockpit! When Chuck Yeager had done it in the air half a century before, he too was rattled. This book covers highlights of the 100-year LSR history.
by Walter C. Soplata
Talk about taking your work home . . . the author worked in a scrapyard, and, being an aviation enthusiast, hated to have to cut up so many interesting bits. So he bought stuff, from motors to entire airfames. Good thing he had a large lot!
by J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek
Fast the Arrow was but it never flew in combat. It made its greatest contribution to aviation during post-WWII testing by the Allies, aided by the German experts who had originally built it. From origins to “what if” studies, this book has it.