by Chris Lezotte
Pretty young women were featured in ads as passengers or spectators implying these were the lasses the target audience—men—would attract. This book examines how women have moved into the driver’s seat rumbling to work and shows in modern day muscle cars.
by Geoff Carverhill
Rootes is about as British a carmaker/distributor as it gets but US connections abound, not least the Raymond Loewy one. This book is quite the deep dive and dispenses lots of detail in a very readable manner.
Dick Berggren, editor
Unless you live there you probably had no idea how long ago racing started in that region. This excellent book connects many dots that extend far beyond those six states.
by Troy Paiva
A night at the graveyard, what’s not to . . . love? This light painting photographer has been lighting up the night for over 30 years and published several books showcasing his observations.
by Gordon Kirby
In all walks of life one finds families in which several generations engage in the same activity. Over several decades and different series the Bettenhausens were almost uncommonly successful in auto racing but also paid an uncommonly heavy price in that only one of the four survived.
by J.L. Elbert
Did the individual marque history genre begin in 1973, as has been argued, with the publication by Automobile Quarterly of its histories of Cadillac and Corvette? This book, now nearly forgotten, clearly set the stage nearly 25 years earlier. And it still deserves a spot on the serious enthusiast’s bookshelf.
by Tom Morrison
So, so big—and so, so inefficient. But the industrialized world could not have become what it did without these behemoths, so here is a behemoth of a book to tell their story.
by J “Kelly” Flory Jr
In an age in which Ford’s F-Series has been the best-selling pickup truck in the US since 1977 it’s easy to lose sight of what else was/is out there. Whether it’s to settle a bet, check a fact, or just get lost in the cars and trucks of yesteryear, Flory’s books are unsurpassed for detail and accuracy.
by David Lawrence Miller
As American as Jazz but hot rodding is the very picture of old-school—so how will the hobby attract the next generation of enthusiasts?
by the editors of The Saturday Evening Post
This American magazine was founded in 1821 and became a weekly in 1897 reaching millions of homes. It covered current events—and the automobile and the people behind and around it were most certainly that. Here is a collection of ads, commentaries, poems, stories, essays, reminiscences, and illustrations.
by Reinald Schumann
Zero-Hour means the immediate postwar years, the years in which war-ravaged Germany clawed its way back into the civilized—and mechanized—world. A-racing we must go!
Probably the most thorough book to date, with hundreds of photos, many of which new to the record.
by Luca Dal Monte
Every minute you spend reading this review, Ferrari will sell 100 items with their name on them. Not cars—they, intentionally, hover around the 8000 per year mark—but “stuff,” from socks to books to engines for Maseratis. What is it about Ferrari that so many want to buy into its cachet? 1000 pages offer some answers.