Archive for Items Categorized 'French', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

De Dion Bouton, An Illustrated Guide to Type & Specification 1905–1914

by Michael Edwards

They were the world’s largest automobile manufacturer in the early days. This book shows how trying to be everything to everyone is a heavy cross to bear—and can ruin you.

Citroën 1919–1949: La Belle Epoque

by Wouter Jansen

Even if you have no specific interest in Citroëns, this book is so beautifully made and so richly illustrated you’ll want it just for the pleasure of knowing you can have a peek anytime you want to!

Citroën DS: Revised and updated edition

by Malcolm Bobbitt

A perennial favorite and design icon  the DS is one of those cars that is either loved or hated. This book gives you reasons for both sides.

Vroom! Vroom!

by Koto Bolofo

Ok, there’s a Bugatti on the cover. But this is not a car book. Bolofo is a celebrated fashion photographer but he doesn’t wear “labels” easily. In this book you can explore his work exploring the goings-on at a famous restoration shop.

Bugatti Veyron: A Quest for Perfection

by Martin Roach

The ultra exotic Veyron may cost £1m to buy but it cost way more to build. So what’s in it for Bugatti? And who are the people lining up to buy it? And what’s it like to drive one? All is revealed here.

Bugatti; The Man and The Marque

by Jonathan Wood

Reprinted several times, this book raised the bar when it first came out 25 years ago and it’s still a, if not the, definitive book on the marque.

Bugatti: Le Pur-Sang des Automobiles

by H.G. Conway

A landmark book, not just for the marque but in the genre of automotive histories. In the 50 years since its original publication it has lost none of its luster and is, thankfully, still easily available in any of its several editions.

Baillon Collection

by Rémi Dargegen

Looked at one car at a time, the Baillon Collection is interesting enough but it is the unique circumstances of it being found and brought to market that will forever make it the “find of the century.”

Grand Prix Bugatti

by H.G. Conway

Bugattis do not have a consistently superior racing record but they evidence a particular steadfastness of vision and purpose. Covering both the race history and the mechanical aspects of the cars this book has been a staple in any serious Bugatti library for fifty years.

Jacques Saoutchik – Maître Carrossier, Vol. 4 Addendum

by Peter M. Larsen & Ben Erickson

Only a few months ago, the authors finished an 1100 page book on this subject, thinking, hoping that everything anyone would ever want to know had been recorded. And then wild and crazy things started coming out of the woodwork, hence this Addendum.

Berliet 1905–1978

by Christophe Puvilland

Public transport with a French flavor, made by a pioneer automaker that got off the ground thanks to American money. Beaucoup de photos.

Jacques Saoutchik – Maître Carrossier

by Peter M.Larsen & Ben Erickson

A book the likes of which you don’t see often—about cars the likes of which you don’t see often. A lovely combination, but available in very limited numbers only. So read the review quickly!