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

Jaguar Century: 100 Years of Automotive Excellence

by Giles Chapman

Strictly speaking it’s not Jaguar Cars that is a hundred years old but the 1922 predecessor company. The early brand philosophy is still evident today, but one important virtue is not: that you get more car than you pay for. With Jaguar poised to move way, way upmarket everything in this book will make you wish you bought one sooner.

The Ferrari Book: Passion for Design 

by Jürgen Lewandowski

Is there such a thing as too many Ferraris? Or too many Ferrari books? Nah. But this 10-pounder has challenges beyond its mere heft. Those Michael Zumbrunn photos, though. Bellisima.

The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel

Not driving your modern car for a week or more? Trouble! Battery four years old? Trouble! If this book saves you only one service call it’ll pay for itself.

Mr. Le Mans: Tom Kristensen

by Tom Kristensen with Dan Philipsen

Sebring has a Kristensen corner, Le Mans has had him on the podium more times than anyone else. Many are the feathers in his cap. But is he a nice guy? Why, yes—meet him here.

Cars & Curves, Vol. 2 

by Stefan Bogner and Ben Winter

Isn’t that a great cover photo? This book is full of them. If you own a Porsche, you must like to drive—don’t let winter stop you!

Delage, Records et Grand Prix

by Daniel Cabart & Sébastien Faurès Fustel de Coulanges

The marque went racing within a year of its founding. Outside of Delage circles it is not fully appreciated just how competent their racing cars were. This book puts one of the three distinct periods of success under the microscope. And we mean microscope.

XKD 603 Through the Lens of Time

by Clive Beecham

Every D-type is special—few were made and the one here is one of only six surviving long-noses. It was raced hard and successfully and 60-odd years later it’s not only still around but in largely original condition! A story worth reading, and in a rather spectacular book.

911 GT2, 1995–1998

by Christoph Mäder and Jan Koum

It was the most powerful and expensive Porsche had built to that date. Only a few hundred were made. Have you ever even seen one (not counting scale models)? If you don’t hurry, you may not even ever see one of these superlative, limited-edition books!

BMW i: Visionary Mobility

by Andreas Braun 

A year before this book came out, BMW i became the “official mobility partner” of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Music and Arts?? Well, BMW wants to win hearts and minds—the future isn’t here yet, its shape not yet locked in, and it involves a whole lot more than dreaming up sleek cars.

9600 HP, The Story of the World’s Oldest E-Type

by Philip Porter

Not just any old E-Type but the one from the launch in 1961. It has survived and was gloriously restored—after gathering dust in a barn for two decades. Many hands have touched the car, many things have happened to it—and it’s all here.

Carchictecture, Houses with Horsepower

by Demeulemeester, De Bruyne, Voet

“A car is not a horse. It doesn’t need a barn.” A very famous architect (who actually owned many cars) said that. Well, this Belgian book begs to differ and offers examples from different parts of the world.

The Golden Age of European Railways

by Brian Solomon

Whether looking at pretty pictures or thinking big thoughts about politics and economics, it won’t take any arm-twisting at all to spend hours and hours with this lavishly illustrated and nicely designed book!