Archive for Author 'Sabu Advani', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Alfa Romeo Berlina

by Patrick Dasse

In terms of size, creature comforts, and road manners this four-door saloon has an utterly European character. Americans never did quite get it. From prototype to plain vanilla production cars to Specials, this book uses period photos to tell its story.

Formula Helmet 1969–1999

by Bruno Bayol

A very different way to look at motorsports history. Helmets are about more than crash protection or being a billboard for sponsors. Plus, this is a spectacularly well-made and -designed book.

Legendary: The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

by Heike Hintzsch

In 2011 Porsche returned to the World Endurance Championship and vowed to win Le Mans. They did. More than once. This is the story.

Crash! From Senna To Earnhardt

by Jonathan Ingram

Did auto racing’s first head and neck restraint save an entire sport? The short answer is no. The long answer is—this book. In the week after Earnhardt’s crash, HANS Performance Products took more orders for its device than in the previous 10 years.

500 On (The Indy) 500 

by Rick Shaffer

A neat little book to pick up every now and then, both to start and to win arguments! Looks at the entire Indy history up to 2020.

Flying Wings & Radical Things

by Tony Chong

You may think you know what all came out of Northrop Grumman over the years. You don’t; even if you worked there . . . This book will add a whole new list of names to drop at your next party.

Timeless Mahindra

by Adil Jal Darukhanawala

Expand your Jeep knowledge by seeing not only what it did in India but what it does, far expanding the scope of its US brother.

The Dynamics of the Race Car

by Danny Nowlan

Theories, concepts, and equations explore the underpinnings of car handling and speed. The book also teaches how to analyze setup data and driver performance.

British Secret Projects: Jet Fighters Since 1950

by Tony Buttler

Lots of aircraft went into production—but so, so, so many more remained at the thought or test stage. This book looks at the jet fighter side of it, and it is the one whose original version launched a whole series of books—with no end in sight.

The Trans-Atlantic Pioneers

by Bruce Hales-Dutton

2019 marked the centenary of the first nonstop transatlantic flight. You’d think the world would be awash in books—but this seems to be the only one! Good thing it’s a fine, if bland, one.

Alfa Romeo Aerospider

by Georg Gebhard

From Europe to Australia, since around 2010 there’s not a concours of note where this one-off Alfa has not been on display, making up for the decades it languished in obscurity. This book doesn’t answer all the questions but it’s all there is.

Balloonomania Belles: Daredevil Divas Who First Took to the Sky

by Sharon Wright

“Balloon influenza.” (Gesundheit) Women parachuting out of balloons, dangling from ropes beneath it or sitting on a trapeze, calmly reading a (car!) magazine while sailing through a rainstorm? Prepare to be surprised.