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The World’s Most Expensive Watches

by Ariel Adams

Don’t let the title put you off—this book is not about mindless consumption. There’s a reason, mostly, why some things are expensive and you’ll find out why here. The book itself is very opulent, and not even all that expensive.

Pensive Racing Drivers

by Max Küng

The quiet moments, before a race when the mind settles in on the task at hand, or after, when the last hand has been played. Even the victor lugging his magnum of champagne looks oddly spent. These are the moments captured here.

Lost In Time – Formula 5000 in North America

by John Zimmermann

Even right now, today, Formula 1 is asking itself if there really is an audience for open-wheel single seaters in the US. The F5000 managers in the 1970s thought not and pulled the plug on an otherwise fully functioning racing series. By now, some people may have forgotten it ever existed.

Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The Royalty of Radios

by John Bryant and Harold Cones

Among vintage radio aficionados Zenith’s Trans-Oceanic models are both legendary and often a radio collector’s most prized possession.

Those Elegant Rolls-Royce

by Lawrence Dalton

This first of the five Rolls-Royce books lifelong motoring enthusiast Lawrie Dalton would write covers the range of coachwork mounted on Rolls-Royce chassis from 1907–1939. To produce the best book possible, he started his own publishing house; that was half a century ago, and it still exists.

Fit For A King, The Royal Garage of the Shahs of Iran

by Borzou Sepasi

It’s the last of Iran’s Shahs, the one whose reign triggered the revolution that put the country on an entirely different trajectory, whom most people associate with cars but it all started several rulers before him, and all of that is on parade in this impressive book.

Inside the Machine: An Engineer’s Tale of the Modern Automotive Industry 

by David Twohig

The author led the engineering teams for three very different vehicles, and his achievements at Nissan, Renault, and Alpine won him an Engineer of the Year Award. If you are ready to see how the sausage is made on the engineering side, this book will show you.

Legendary Wristwatches: From Audemars Piguet to Zenith

by Stefan Muser

A visual guide to wristwatch styles throughout the decades using watches sold at auction to tell the story. Minimal text but very nice photos.

Freestone & Webb, 1923–1958

by James Taylor

“Top Hat” and “Razor Edge” were just some of the clever ideas this coachbuilder had up their sleeve, they won gold medals nine years in a row, and were among the last five big remaining firms. But bespoke coachwork went the way of the dodo bird and it is little consolidation that F&W went out in a blaze of glory.

Streamlined: Classic Cars of the 20th Century

by Malte Jürgens, photos by Michel Zumbrunn

Based on a 2009 museum exhibit in Germany this lavishly photographed book presents 25 important exponents of the theory and practice of making cars aerodynamically efficient—a problem that is still not solved.

Shelby Cobras: CSX 2001–CSX 2125

by Robert D. Walker

Not only does this 1000-page opus represent the most rigorously researched account of all Mk I chassis, it adds into the record material from an entirely new archive—fished out of a dumpster a few years ago!

Colin Chapman: Inside the Innovator (republished)

by Karl Ludvigsen

When this important 2010 book went out of print, it left a hole. Thank goodness it’s back, in exactly the same form. History has had no reason to fundamentally change its views of the mercurial Lotus founder in the interim so the recollections and analysis gathered here remain valid.