On a Global Mission, The Automobiles of General Motors International, Vol. 1 

by Louis Fourie

Everyone everywhere has heard of General Motors—but probably by a different name. Each volume in this trilogy will present brands/model lines offered in specific countries. Nothing else comes even close to being comparable in scope to this trilogy.

Shelby American

by Preston Lerner

Surprise: Even after 60 years of tending the Shelby American orchard there remains unpicked fruit—long untold or misunderstood stories, and even stories that are firmly, and rightly embedded into the canon but had only been known in the version Shelby flogged.

50 First Victories, NASCAR Drivers’ Breakthrough Wins

by Al Pearce and Mike Hembree

There are plenty of good drivers who have good cars and work with good teams yet they just don’t catch a break and win. This books samples almost 70 years of US motorsports activity to relive that elusive first competition win.

The Vault of Horror

by Craig, Davis, Feldstein et al.

There are fans, historians, and academics who take comic books quite seriously. EC titles, especially from the early 1950s, have a long-standing, proliferating reputation for excellence among all of these. We take a look at a representative sample of available EC reprints as we toss our hats of commendation and recommendation into the ring.

Art, Architecture and the Automobile, Presented by Gilmore Car Museum

by David Lyon

Beautifully produced and covering an incredible number of vehicles 1886 to 2016, this exquisitely illustrated book places each in the context of its time. What more superlatives might be added wouldn’t be nearly as attention-grabbing as its affordability!

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.

Maserati A6GCS

by Walter Bäumer and Jean-Francois Blachette

These small darty cars are as popular in historic racing now as they were in period. They were not cheap then and are shockingly expensive now so a book is a painless way of getting into a car of which Bäumer has become the foremost chronicler.

Alpine: The Quest For Absolute Agility

by Uzan & Fournier

Anyone who says the new Alpine A110 cribbed from the Porsche Cayman must not know anything about the original Alpine or understand that the new car started with a totally blank sheet. And if you heard one barreling down the road, you’d never mistake it for anything else. Alas, Americans won’t be so lucky. This fantastic book will make that loss only harder to bear.

My Friday Drives: Discovering the Letbelah Car Museum

by Jethro Bovingdon, Editor 

Been to Qatar lately? The place has a reputation for a lot of things, but classic cars? It’s all changing, and this opulent books gives you one first long look at one of the biggest private car collections there.

Corvette Concept Cars, Developing America’s Favorite Sports Car 

by Scott Kolecki

The first show car generated so much interest that mass production started only a few months later and that first year it was only available in white and as a convertible. Seventy uninterrupted years later it’s available in all sorts of flavors, and still GM’s halo car.

100 Dream Cars: The Best of “My Ride”

by A.J. Baime

The title may not inspire much confidence but this book really has substance. And it is beautifully made—yet costs practically nothing. If you read the Wall Street Journal you already know what to expect, but the photos look waaaay better here!

Spada, The Long Story of a Short Tail

by Bart Lenaerts & Lies de Mol

The title sort of gives it away: Ercole Spada’s design career got underway with his interpretation of the truncated tail. Others did it too, he did it differently. At last there’s an entire—and supremely well designed—book about him.