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

Mercedes-Benz – The Grand Cabrios & Coupés

by René Staud (photos), Jürgen Lewandowski (text)

Who needs coupés and cabrios is what this book asks. Unless the answer is self-evident in these photos you’ll have to come up with your own.

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..

VANWALL, The Story of Britain’s first Formula 1 World Champions

by Jenkinson & Posthumus, with D. Nye

Ever noticed the MAHLE logo on a modern race car? British industrialist Tony Vandervell’s old company became part of that group in 2007. He got many things right, including his F1 team.

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.

Glamour Road

by Jeff Stork and Tom Dolle

Few “movements” touched so many aspects of life and lifestyle as that archly American endevor we now call Midcentury Modern: architecture, fashion, consumer goods, graphics, even gender roles. How do cars fit the dictum of clean lines, absence of decorative embellishments, and honest use of materials? This book shows how it all meshes.

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.