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

Lane Motor Museum: A Hobby Gone Wild

by Ken Gross

Feeling lucky? Then identify the cars on the cover. Go! Yes, back to school—read this book. Calling the LMM the largest European collection of cars and motorcycles in the US is missing the point. It’s the genre/type of vehicle that’s being preserved here that matters.

Streamlined Dreams

by Jared A. Zichek

The cover car looks almost normal. Would it work? Well, step right in and see for yourself.

A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions

by Erik Simonsen

How do military aircraft make the cut to be selected for active duty? And the ones that didn’t, what would they have looked like if they had made it into service? On the latter score, this book is a winner.

Classic Cars Review: The Best Classic Cars on the Planet

by Michael Görmann, editor

The book isn’t so much about the “best cars” but why anyone wants to collect and use and preserve anything.

Cars – Driven by Design

by Barbara Til, Dieter Castenow (editors)

Why that era? Sports cars hadn’t become commodities yet. Often quirky, they were designed by individuals or small teams for customers who could afford to not be practical.

Tom Tjaarda: Master of Proportions

by Gautam Sen

From Ferraris to furniture and tires to typewriters, Tjaarda left a mark, a big mark, and it takes a big book to tell it all. Tjaarda was very keen to have this author write that book, but he didn’t live to see it finished.

Lessons in Imperial Rule

by Andrew Skeen

Sounds like “ancient history” but while it doesn’t have application today, it has implications that are still relevant in a world of terror and guerilla fighting.

The Soul of a Modified, Lenny Boehler’s Ole Blue

by Lew Boyd

How did a souped-up old junker built on a shoestring in a converted chicken coop garage spawn a racing dynasty and attract serious drivers? It’s the stuff of legend. And the author would know, because he was there.

The Swiss Wiz: Edi Wyss, Ein Leben mit Renn- und Sportwagen

by Edi Wyss and Christoph Ditzler

If you travel in certain circles you know this name. Even with a couple hundred well-captioned photos of cars and places you’ll recognize, you’ll wish you spoke German and hear him tell his story in his own voice.

Horst H. Baumann – Lichtjahre / Light Years

Once internationally renowned, Baumann is remembered, if at all, mostly for his pioneering work with lasers and light sculpture. But once upon a time, if only for a mere five years, he turned his artistic mind to motorsports photography, and was among the first to do it in color.

Transatlantic Airships: An Illustrated History

by John Christopher

From luxuriously appointed people-hauling “pond hoppers” that actually flew, to proposed atomic-powered leviathans replete with helipads this book takes a look at how to cross vast distances.

Quality Point Rating System (QPRS): F1 Grand Prix Racing by the Numbers (1950–2019)

by Clyde P. Berryman

What the dry title doesn’t say is that this book also contains hundreds of motorsports drawings/paintings. But that’s really not what it’s about: who’s “the best”, and why, and would he be if he drove a different car or in a different era. A veritable minefield, no?