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

Bugatti: The Italian Decade

by Gautam Sen

An Italian Bugatti? No matter its inglorious end it was a fine, capable car quite unlike anything else. Big names were involved. Big money was spent—on building it and on buying it.

Abarth: Racing Cars – Collection 1949–1974

by Franz Steinbacher

This is a look at a highly curated Swiss collection of mostly racing Abarths, and in telling their story the book also gives a good idea of what made the cars and the company so special.

The Ferrari Place

by Jim Hunter

The unlikely story of a couple of youngish Ferrari owners in the 1970s venturing into the spare parts world to satisfy their own requirements only to recognize a wide unmet need and growing a multi-faceted business around it.

Moretti—Motociclette, automobili, carrozzerie

by Alessandro Sannia

Most people only know Moretti beer—no connection to the coachbuilder and constructor of all sorts of interesting mechanical things. This is the first complete history.

Lamborghini: Where Why Who When What

by Antonio Ghini

If the Almighty Interweb is any indicator, Lamborghini has way more followers than you could possibly expect. But why? This book is not concerned with finding answers to that, it just presents a solid and well put-together primer.

Full Circle: A Hands-On Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO

by Larry Perkins & Petra Perkins

Not a scholarly treatise on a legendary car but a snapshot-style memoir of half a century of crossing paths with the first 250 GTO.

Alfa Romeo Arese

by Patrick Dasse

An Arese is not an Alfa model but the name of the place where they were made, and this book contains hundreds of Alfa Romeo’s own archival photos of it.

Maserati A6GCS

by Walter Bäumer and Jean-Francois Blachette

These small darty cars are as popular in historic racing now as they were in period. They were not cheap then and are shockingly expensive now so a book is a painless way of getting into a car of which Bäumer has become the foremost chronicler.

Isorivolta: The Men, the Machines

by Winston Scott Goodfellow

Curious minds want to know: why was a firm that produced competent and desirable cars not strong enough to survive? and if they were competent and desirable why did the cars fade from memory within a few short years? The author was one such curious mind and his answers are presented here..

Lamborghini: At the Cutting Edge of Design

by Sen, Radovinovic, Byberg

Chicken/egg. Performance/design. The question is not which came first or which matters more—they are part of a package. Think of Lamborghini what you will, but these books prove there is purpose and depth to their outrageous package.

Adventures in Ferrari Land

by Edwin K. Niles

Was there really a time when used Ferraris were (relatively) cheap enough that even young people could afford them, use them as daily drivers, even race them without qualms? Yes! And Niles was the enabler—thanks to him so many Ferraris found their way to SoCal that they were easier to find there than in Italy.

Ferrari Formula 1 Car by Car: Every Race Car Since 1950

by Stuart Codling 

A handy and well-written quick-reference type of book that also includes many tables of race results. This is not meant to be a History of the Universe but specific to select cars.