Archive for Author 'David Woodhouse', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Driving Forces: The Grand Prix Racing World Caught in the Maelstrom of the Third Reich

by Peter Stevenson

The pre–WWII German Grand Prix cars remain among the most fascinating of machines for vintage motorsports enthusiasts. This book takes a different tack and looks at the human side of the story.

Two classic books by Ken Purdy

Purdy was a prolific freelance writer during the 1940s–1970s. He edited magazines directed toward men including True and Argosy, writing authoritatively on many subjects, but is remembered primarily for his car-related material. It is no accident that the Award For Excellence in Automotive Journalism given by the International Motor Press Association is named after him.

The Miller Dynasty

by Mark L Dees

Inspired by Griffith Borgeson’s work, fellow Californian Mark Dees began to seriously accumulate Miller lore, interviewing those still living who had known or worked with Miller, along with survivors from the prewar racing world.

The Magnificent Front-engined Birdcages, Maserati Tipo 60 and 61

by W. Oosthoek & M. Bollée

The Tipo 60 and 61 were the last of the great front-engined sports racing cars. In this beautifully produced volume, Trident authorities Oosthoek and Bollée treat them with the same thoroughness that made their previous volumes on the 450S and Tipo 151 benchmarks.

The Spirit of Competition

by Frederick A Simeone

Simeone’s philosophy toward collecting can be summed up by what he refers to as “The Automotive Hippocratic Oath: Do no harm to historically accurate artifacts.” His museum housing his racing sportscar collection is now open to the public and is becoming a magnet destination for enthusiasts.