Archive for Items Categorized 'Biography/ Autobiography', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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.
by Richard Williams
The era-defining British racing driver died in 2020, which will surely spawn a plethora of commemorative books. Williams’ is the first, and, taking a fresh approach, it sets a high bar.
by Bones Bourcier
In the 100-year history of American motorsports there’s one particularly fertile period when the careers of several drivers bloomed and overlapped before becoming so big that today they are household names.
by Tim Hanna
Dragster racer, record holder, FIA commissioner, founder of multiple businesses, pilot, restorer, museum founder—just reading this list makes you wonder if the differences in cyclonic motion in the hemispheres affects how time flies on Zealandia.
by Horst Schultz
Ettore Bugatti’s eldest son was groomed to be the future patron, but he died young. This book makes the point that he influenced both the era before his death and the one/s after it much more than other books allow.
by Richard Williams
A young English aristocrat won the 1938 German Grand Prix—as a works driver for Mercedes-Benz, selected by Hitler himself—and became a Nazi hero! There’s plenty of drama right there, and that’s not even scratching the surface.
by Darren Banks and Kevin Guthrie
The Welsh Dragon was active in F1 only a few years and was thought to have the makings of a future world champion, and then a grotesquely bizarre chain of events claimed his life on the track. He was missed then, and as this book shows, is more so now.
by Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill
Reflections on pro racing by two guys who were there and who nowadays ply their trade as TV commentators. They have opinions, no surprise, and they are all over the place.
by Don Prudhomme with Elana Scherr
There’s nothing funny about a Funny Car cracking 250 mph. Prudhomme was the first to do that, and a host of other things. After almost five decades in motorsports he’s got stories to tell, and not just about racing!
by Henry Dominguez
George Walker was flamboyant, charismatic, possessed flair and a personality that matched his beaming smile. Ford hired this capable designer as its first-ever vice president of styling.
by Gordon Kirby
The Long Beach GP is pretty much the template for modern-era professional racing on city streets. It had a 45-year run, curtailed only by Covid. This book by its promotor is as attention-holding and fast-paced a read as his life has been.
by Tony Merrick
In certain circles, seeing Merrick’s name in the thick binders of documentation accompanying important vintage cars is enough of an imprimatur to sign large checks. Here his story in his own words.