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The Singer Story: The Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Bicycles & Motorcycles

by Kevin Atkinson

Everyone knows that Bugattis used distinctive flat-spoke aluminum wheels. So did Singer—but 20 years earlier. The curved front forks of a bicycle are a George Singer patent, and still in use today. If you don’t know Singer, you should.

The Volkswagen Golf Story

by Russell Hayes

It runs and runs and runs—that was the ad for the Beetle, but it applies much, much more to the Golf. This book, now in an updated second edition that includes Gen 7 and 8, explains why the car deserves r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

The Blue Max Airmen: Manfred von Richthofen

by Lance J. Bronnenkant

Von Richthofen . . . that old chestnut. But wait—this is one of the few books worth having! A bit short, a bit flimsy, but sehr gut.

Ghia: Masterpieces of Style

by Luciano Greggio 

Founded in 1916 this Italian coachbuilder is still around—how’d they do that? By capturing eyeballs in the American market and, ultimately, by becoming part of the Ford empire.

Audi RS, History • Models • Technology

by Constantin Bergander

Positioned as Audi’s top-tier offering, the RS models pioneer some of the most advanced technology, and you certainly pay a premium for such a halo car. This book will give you everything worth knowing before looking for one.

Locomotive Portraits

by Jonathan Clay

For the first time in book form one of the UK’s best-known Transport Artists is showing his work, as well as explaining his method, to a wider audience.

Great French Passenger Ships

by William H. Miller

From the grand ships of the storied lines to mail boats bound for Africa this little book offers a good, basic, nicely illustrated introduction to the topic.

New York City Horsepower: An Oral History of Fast Custom Machines

by Michael McCabe

What makes a New York custom bike or car different from those made anywhere else? Or modern ones different from earlier ones? Meet several generations of builders and see their shops and their creations.

American Automobiles of the Brass Era

by Robert D. Dluhy

Not exactly bedtime reading, this book is brimming with data but for those who want to skip the raw numbers it also offers insightful Big Picture analysis in the form of text and graphs.

Ikarus: Busse für die Welt

by Christian Suhr

If you like busses, you’ll want to know about Ikarus from Hungary and this is about the only book to do the job. From China to Canada, you may have ridden in one and not even known it!

Cruise O Matic: Automobile Advertising of the 1950s

by Yasutoshi Ikuta

Relive an exuberant period in American auto history through ads that are as flamboyant as the cars.

The Curtiss Hydroaeroplane: The U.S. Navy’s First Airplane 1911–1916

by Bob Woodling and Taras Chayka

The story of the first truly successful seaplane is here told against the backdrop of the all-important human factor: how people find each other, work together, and make the sum greater than its parts.