Archive for Items Categorized 'Award Winner', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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.
Mercedes-Benz C111: Fackelträger, Traumsportwagen und Rekordjäger
by Kalbhenn, Heidbrink, Hack
Those gullwing doors are about all the C111 had in common with the famous SL300 whose impact M-B was so eager to replicate. Only a few were built, mainly serving as test beds, and the successor C112 was scrapped altogether but this is a big and interesting 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.
Marcel Pourtout: Carrossier
by Jon Pressnell
One of the big names in French coachbuilding did so much more than the swoopy bespoke bodies people nowadays remember. What Pourtout did not do was keep good records. This book took a brave author to sort it all out.
Streamlined: Classic Cars of the 20th Century
by Malte Jürgens, photos by Michel Zumbrunn
Based on a 2009 museum exhibit in Germany this lavishly photographed book presents 25 important exponents of the theory and practice of making cars aerodynamically efficient—a problem that is still not solved.
Mr. Le Mans: Tom Kristensen
by Tom Kristensen with Dan Philipsen
Sebring has a Kristensen corner, Le Mans has had him on the podium more times than anyone else. Many are the feathers in his cap. But is he a nice guy? Why, yes—meet him here.
Delage, Records et Grand Prix
by Daniel Cabart & Sébastien Faurès Fustel de Coulanges
The marque went racing within a year of its founding. Outside of Delage circles it is not fully appreciated just how competent their racing cars were. This book puts one of the three distinct periods of success under the microscope. And we mean microscope.
by Mitch Bishop & Mark Raffauf
If you are racing as a pro, you need rules to ensure uniform standards and thus fair competition. Rules are made by sanctioning bodies, and IMSA is one such. Why someone thought it was needed and how it fits into the larger scheme of things is the topic of this fine book.
SuperFinds: A Truly Unique Selection of Previously Unseen Photographs of Important Historic Cars As Found in the 1960s And 1970s
by Michael Kliebenstein
Exactly what the long title promises. Ever heard of Corrado Cupellini?? Be prepared to be amazed.
The Swiss Wiz: Edi Wyss, Ein Leben mit Renn- und Sportwagen
by Edi Wyss and Christoph Ditzler
If you travel in certain circles you know this name. Even with a couple hundred well-captioned photos of cars and places you’ll recognize, you’ll wish you spoke German and hear him tell his story in his own voice.
Horst H. Baumann – Lichtjahre / Light Years
Once internationally renowned, Baumann is remembered, if at all, mostly for his pioneering work with lasers and light sculpture. But once upon a time, if only for a mere five years, he turned his artistic mind to motorsports photography, and was among the first to do it in color.
Formula Helmet 1969–1999
by Bruno Bayol
A very different way to look at motorsports history. Helmets are about more than crash protection or being a billboard for sponsors. Plus, this is a spectacularly well-made and -designed book.