AMG 45: The Story – The Cars

by Clauspeter Becker et al

If all you know about AMG is from current road tests, prepare to be surprised. And don’t call them a tuner! From the “Red Sow” that made them famous to the newest E-Cell, this book shows 45 years of pretty impressive machinery.

Wheels of Her Own, American Women and the Automobile 1893–1929

by Carla R. Lesh

As if the earliest days of the automobile weren’t fraught enough in regards to the culture at large, the subset of automobilists that was made up of women had layers of additional issues to contend with.

Crayon to CAD – A History of Post-War Automotive Design in Australia

by Paul Beranger

Given the author’s decades-long and international industry experience, this analysis is much broader than merely the Australian scene.

Sea Flight: The Wartime Memoirs of a Fleet Air Arm Pilot

by Hugh Popham

The first published memoir by a British WW II fighter pilot. Not a story of fly-boy derring-do but quiet reflection.

Lynn Paxton—My Way

by Don Robinson

Paxton often says he’ll be addicted to racing until he dies, and this biography makes his passion abundantly clear. He’s won more than most but can’t be bothered to keep count, because he has an even greater passion: family.

Formula 1 Technology: The Engineering Explained

by Steve Rendle

Nothing remains the same for long in something as complex as motorsports. Every now and then you need a solid book to recap how we got to where we are, without which we won’t understand what’s next.

The Formula

How Rogues, Geniuses, and Speed Freaks Reengineered F1 into the World’s Fastest-Growing Sport

by Robinson & Clegg

Attendance at F1 events is rising. It wasn’t always thus, so why now? 2023 set a record with 6.15 million spectators. The F1 spin doctors tell you one story, this book another.

The Legend of the First Super Speedway

by Mark G. Dill

Two companion books about the same thing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—one for adult and one for YA readers. Gather ‘round for family time!

The Likely Lads: From Trimmer to Piquet and from Walker to Warwick

by Chris Ellard

Just about all the big names in racing got their start in this junior-level feeder series. Begun in 1951 it folded in 2014. This book remembers drivers and personalities from the heady days of the swinging sixties.

Half Century, Baby! Fifty Years of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat

by David Parsons and Mads Bangsø

This is one of the top books on the subject, thanks to the authenticity and competence of the many people who were interviewed for it.

The First Lady of Dirt

The Triumphs and Tragedy of Racing Pioneer Cheryl Glass

by Bill Poehler

It’s no surprise that public figures keep their struggles private. In the case of a female driver you can image what those are. Also, she was also not only black but the first black female pro driver. And hardships followed her all her life, until it ended in suicide.

Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters

by Nicholas D. Lowry et al

A superb book that tells the story of a premier city and of “American-ness” in the form of posters that catered to, first, immigrants and then tourists.