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

Shipwrecked and Rescued, Cars and Crew

by Larry Jorgensen

Winter 1926. A cargo freighter sinks. Thousands of others have sunk in the Great Lakes but what makes this story different is that not only the crew was rescued but the cargo—over 240 new cars, one of which lived to see its odo roll past 200,000 miles.

Jaguar E-Type Factory and Private Competition Cars

by Peter Griffiths

Wait, the sexy “crumpet-catcher” was a serious race car? Campaigned by regular people? To this day? Yes, yes, and yes. And finally there’s a book about all of them, not just the Lightweights!

Silver Cloud II Brochure 

Quiet elegance with an appeal to a classic era. This could be said of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley models of the 1950s and 1960s. It could also describe this brochure for the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and the Phantoms, Bentleys, and Bentley Continentals—1959 to 1962.

Ghia: Masterpieces of Style

by Luciano Greggio 

Founded in 1916 this Italian coachbuilder is still around—how’d they do that? By capturing eyeballs in the American market and, ultimately, by becoming part of the Ford empire.

The Road Forward

by Carlo Bailo & Terry Barclay

Interviews with 70 women in positions of leadership throughout the industry from suppliers to OEMs and academia offer insights into generic industry issues and also the impact of the COVID pandemic.

Those Elegant Rolls-Royce

by Lawrence Dalton

This first of the five Rolls-Royce books lifelong motoring enthusiast Lawrie Dalton would write covers the range of coachwork mounted on Rolls-Royce chassis from 1907–1939. To produce the best book possible, he started his own publishing house; that was half a century ago, and it still exists.

Audi RS, History • Models • Technology

by Constantin Bergander

Positioned as Audi’s top-tier offering, the RS models pioneer some of the most advanced technology, and you certainly pay a premium for such a halo car. This book will give you everything worth knowing before looking for one.

Secrets of the Barn Find Hunter, The Art of Finding Lost Collector Cars

by Tom Cotter

He calls himself a one-trick pony—and that pony is cars. Every other Wednesday folks know to set aside time to catch his latest barn find adventure on YouTube. That 1939 Ford Deluxe Woody he drives regularly on the show? He bought it when he was 15! He learned a thing or three since then and this is his story.

Fit For A King, The Royal Garage of the Shahs of Iran

by Borzou Sepasi

It’s the last of Iran’s Shahs, the one whose reign triggered the revolution that put the country on an entirely different trajectory, whom most people associate with cars but it all started several rulers before him, and all of that is on parade in this impressive book.

Inside the Machine: An Engineer’s Tale of the Modern Automotive Industry 

by David Twohig

The author led the engineering teams for three very different vehicles, and his achievements at Nissan, Renault, and Alpine won him an Engineer of the Year Award. If you are ready to see how the sausage is made on the engineering side, this book will show you.

The Big Book of TINY CARS

by Russell Hayes

In the US they’ve never amounted to more than a curiosity but in other countries they were legit transportation, and pretty much right from the beginning of the automobile. Nowadays, classics command prices that are anything but tiny and this book discusses over a hundred.

Holy Halls: The Secret Vehicle Collection of Mercedes-Benz

by Christof Vieweg

This book won’t tell you where the 12 nondescript buildings are in which Mercedes-Benz stores its collection of over a thousand cars (!) but it shows you what’s in them. Your calculator will melt down trying to keep up with the tab!