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

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.

Lamborghini Countach

by T. Pathmanathan & A.C. Reck

The author has owned his Countach for over 20 years now. He knows the good and the bad and in this book puts it all into context. From company history to supercar philosophy to maintenance to driving tips it’s all here.

The Ferrari Book: Passion for Design 

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.

GTO/64: The Story of Ferrari’s 250GTO/64

by Doug Nye

The most in-depth story of the seven Grand Tourer Berlinettas that constitute the final year of production. From evolution/design to period racing to thorough details about subsequent owners and activities. And, yes, there ARE new details and new photos!

Breadvan – A Ferrari To Beat The GTO

by Richard Heseltine

The car that beat the GTO was itself a GTO, and Enzo F. sure did not like the upstart, or the renegade team owner that once had been his very good customer, or the treacherous engineers who threw their lot in with him. It’s complicated.

312 P: One of Ferrari’s Most Beautiful Racers

by Gianni Agnesa

Enzo Ferrari, that arch proponent of “function over form,” is said to have made one exception: the 312 P. It may only be an anecdote but what facts are known about this car are in this book, along with fantastic period photos.