Archive for Items Categorized 'Automobiles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by William Jeanes
The author is a longtime motoring journalist so, yes, there is car-content here. But this collection of newspaper columns ranges wide and far—see subtitle. If you remember the Bolus & Snopes racing team, from the 1970s, you’re probably already in the mood for this book.
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.
by Jan Karl Baedeker & Stefan Bogner
You’d have to be quite the Porsche geek to have known, let alone seen, any of the cars shown here. There are many more where these came from and one can only speculate why Porsche allowed these 15 to be made public.
by Ken Gross & Robert Genat
Many stars are on the hot rod firmament; this book shows the 25 whose light reaches farthest and explains what technical and stylistic attributes endowed them with lasting influence.
Thinking of owning a Porsche? Need some persuasion? Or inspiration? Take a look at what these folks have to say about their Porsches. They’re from all over the planet and all walks of life but you’ll definitely have heard some of these names!
by Bob McClurg
Speed shop is such an established term that you find it in the dictionary, certainly an American one. Back in the day, many shops didn’t just sell over the counter go-fast parts but made their own, and all were places in which to hang out and talk shop.
by Ibrar Malik
A veritable Annus Horibilis. If you paid attention you probably have an opinion or three. So did the author, but he ended up revising some of them in the course of writing this book! Will you?
by Walter Bäumer
Chassis histories of 53 cars, compiled by an author whose auto consultancy has brokered several of them. Plenty of period photos—but the asking prices in the period ads will make you weep.
by Philip Porter & Chas Parker
You can still see this 1955 car being raced today, with abandon, and successfully. In its day it was the ultimate sports racer. Few have survived in this original a form which is why this is the one to which an entire book is devoted.
Three books by Christopher Cummings
Cadillac’s top-of-the line model was ultra-refined and ultra-expensive. Even its almost-silent engine was designed by a stylist. It was launched at a time when the longterm repercussions of the Great Depression were not fully foreseeable but its prospective buyers wouldn’t have cared anyway.
by Patrick Dasse
Righthand-drive cars involve more than simply sticking the steering wheel on the other side of the cockpit. A whole lot of other engineering has to happen, much of which not visible. Until now.
by Mike Lawrence
The title hints at the dichotomy in the Lotus founder’s character but the book makes an effort to show that Chapman compartmentalized his waywardness: questionable morals as a friend and businessman but (almost) never in motorsports.