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

Formula 1 Portraits: Gli anni sessanta/The Sixties

by Gianni Cancellierii

Drumroll: photos that have never before been published! And really good photos they are too. What can be said about the 1960s that hasn’t been said before? This author weaves candid shots into his overall exposition of a wild time in racing.

As a Matter of Fact, I Am Parnelli Jones

by Parnelli Jones with Bones Bourcier

Told by the protagonist as much as by his peers this memoir paints a rich picture of the people, cars, and venues in American racing of the 1960s and ‘70s in a sometimes feisty and always engaging manner.

The Porsche 911 Targa Florio Photo Book

by Barbato & Marino

First held in 1906 the Targa Florio in Sicily became legendary for its hardships and danger. No other marque won there more times than Porsche and the top drivers of the day came to test their mettle. This book tells you nothing about the event—but none of the photos have been published before.

Formula 1 2020/2022 – La tecnica/Technical Insights

by Paolo Filisetti

Chicken/egg: some people say it’s the team’s technical director who ought to be on the podium, not the driver. After all, and certainly in the modern era, even the best driver cannot win with poor tech. This book looks at three seasons of challenges/solutions.

Women Behind the Wheel, An Unexpected and Personal History of the Car

by Nancy A. Nichols

The car has always shaped culture. Gender equality has never ceased to be a fiction. Meaning, women’s relationship to the car is not the same as men’s. If this is news to you, off with your head—but first read the book.

AMG 45: The Story – The Cars

by Clauspeter Becker et al

If all you know about AMG is from current road tests, prepare to be surprised. And don’t call them a tuner! From the “Red Sow” that made them famous to the newest E-Cell, this book shows 45 years of pretty impressive machinery.

Sea Flight: The Wartime Memoirs of a Fleet Air Arm Pilot

by Hugh Popham

The first published memoir by a British WW II fighter pilot. Not a story of fly-boy derring-do but quiet reflection.

Lynn Paxton—My Way

by Don Robinson

Paxton often says he’ll be addicted to racing until he dies, and this biography makes his passion abundantly clear. He’s won more than most but can’t be bothered to keep count, because he has an even greater passion: family.

Formula 1 Technology: The Engineering Explained

by Steve Rendle

Nothing remains the same for long in something as complex as motorsports. Every now and then you need a solid book to recap how we got to where we are, without which we won’t understand what’s next.

Half Century, Baby! Fifty Years of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat

by David Parsons and Mads Bangsø

This is one of the top books on the subject, thanks to the authenticity and competence of the many people who were interviewed for it.

The First Lady of Dirt

The Triumphs and Tragedy of Racing Pioneer Cheryl Glass

by Bill Poehler

It’s no surprise that public figures keep their struggles private. In the case of a female driver you can image what those are. Also, she was also not only black but the first black female pro driver. And hardships followed her all her life, until it ended in suicide.

Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters

by Nicholas D. Lowry et al

A superb book that tells the story of a premier city and of “American-ness” in the form of posters that catered to, first, immigrants and then tourists.