Archive for Items Categorized 'Automobiles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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.
by Stuart R. Blond
If the name of James Nance brings to mind “Studebaker Packard,” it’s not usually in a friendly way. He had the misfortune of presiding over the ambitious automaker’s final years—and is often enough blamed for them. There’s never been a book written about his working and personal life until now so be prepared to reevaluate that assessment.
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.
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.
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!
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.
by Larry Erickson and David Boulé
A guy paints signs for a car show in the 1950s. A decade later he becomes one of the founders of the International Show Car Association. Seems like someone stumbled into a career. For Bob Larivee Sr. it was a calling, and this is his story.
by Michael Frostick
On the face of it, an interesting era in racing and an author who would pen many worthy tomes. Alas, this isn’t one of them.
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.
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!
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.
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.