Archive for Items Categorized 'Multilingual / Not English', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
The Racers: The Personal Scrapbook of Al Satterwhite
by Al Satterwhite
A scrapbook is not a museum show or a historical treatise so calibrate your expectations accordingly. Neither the era nor the photographer need any explanation/justification: expect to discover cool things.
My Porsche Book: Die 356-Ikonen / The Iconic 356s
by René Staud
It’s the photographer as much as the car that is the attraction here, not least because Staud’s career path, philosophy on art/commerce, and his studio and team are covered.
Porsche Unseen: Design Studies
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.
Herbert Müller – “…alles zu langsam!”
by Födisch and Roßbach
If you followed racing in the hairy 1960–80 era you could not have failed to notice this Swiss driver. This biography is deep in the best sense. The reason it was written is to commemorate the saddest of occasions.
by Paolo Tumminelli (editor)
Having been closely associated for half a century, Alpina and BMW are almost synonymous. This book is a lighthearted but entirely substantive look at what really puts the “ultimate” into The Ultimate Driving Machine.
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.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book
by René Staud & Jürgen Lewandowski
Examples from all series of SLs, almost 70 years worth, as German photographer René Staud sees them. And he’s seen many, probably 500, and photographing SLs has been one constant in his decades-long career.
Moretti—Motociclette, automobili, carrozzerie
by Alessandro Sannia
Most people only know Moretti beer—no connection to the coachbuilder and constructor of all sorts of interesting mechanical things. This is the first complete history.
Alfa Romeo Arese
by Patrick Dasse
An Arese is not an Alfa model but the name of the place where they were made, and this book contains hundreds of Alfa Romeo’s own archival photos of it.
Victor Morel and Antoine Joseph Grümmer
by Philippe Gaston Grümmer, Libourel, Friry
You can’t be into car design/styling without wanting to know where it all came from! Morel and Grümmer, his erstwhile employee then partner and successor, were among the leading lights of their day.
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.