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The Fastest Woman on Wheels, The Life of Paula Murphy

by Erik Arneson

Skates–sailboat–horse: if it moves, let’s see if it can move faster. She came to motorsports only in her thirties and then almost by accident, but it stuck and she was good with anything she drove. But she almost missed this biography, dying just a few months later.

Maserati 450S: A Bazooka from Modena

by Walter Bäumer and Jean-François Blachette

Super expensive, hard to handle, engine power that overwhelmed the chassis, sexy Fantuzzi coachwork. Built to suit the upcoming racing regs it became obsolete a few years later when they changed. So few were made you may never see—or hear, a real treat—one.

Ed Pink, The Old Master

by Ed Pink with Bones Bourcier

There was a time, before crew chiefs, when engine builders were as famous as the star drivers because they saw to every aspect of a car’s performance. Having built thousands of engines, at 92, Pink has finally called it quits.

The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins

by C. Lyle Cummins Jr.

Cummins is not only the name behind the ubiquitous Cummins Diesel truck engine but also a world speed and endurance record holder. Readers with historical awareness will recognize in the publisher’s name a clever homage to Sadi Carnot, the brilliant young French scientist who is considered the father of thermodynamics.

Vintage Speed Parts: The Equipment that Fueled the Industry

by Tony Thacker

Dreaming about hot rods in far-away Britain in the 1960s the author couldn’t have imagined moving to California to become involved in many aspects of the speed world, from selling parts to setting speed records to running a museum—to writing piles of books.

The Handley Page Victor: The History & Development of a Classic Jet, Vol. 1

by Roger R. Brooks

This two-volume Data File covers the 86 Cold War-era Victors produced to carry their nuclear payload higher, faster, and further than any other plane.

100 Years of Legends, The Official Celebration of the Le Mans 24 Hours 

by Bernard, Davoine, Holtz & Holtz

This book includes the actual centenary race of 2023 which was totally worth waiting for. Brimming with photos and infographics, the amount of detail will make your head spin. In a good way.

Dirt Tracks to Glory

The Early Days of Stock Car Racing As Told by the Participants

by Sylvia Jean Wilkinson

There are so many reasons to be interested in this book: excellent writing, first-person accounts, the tipping point when local Saturday-night hot-shoes might find themselves millionaires at a national level.

The Green Flag, Just a Bloke’s Story

by Barry Green with Gordon Kirby

“The Bloke” is an Australian whose name has become a staple in American motorsports history as a racing mechanic and team leader/owner. He’s worked with so many of the big names that it is a surprise that no one had already written a book about him.

Tyrrell: The Story of the Tyrrell Racing Organisation

by Richard Jenkins

This team/constructor turned out the lights half a decade ago but has descendants of a manner in the modern era: Brawn GP who almost adopted the old name, and today’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas.
We’ve now added a second review—because the book is just that good.

Norbert Singer – My Racing Life with Porsche 1970–2004

by Norbert Singer & Wilfried Müller

He almost became a rocket scientist. He almost went to Opel instead of Porsche. His very first assignment helped win Le Mans at a crucial time. No looking back now—his entire career was spent at Porsche, which would go on to win 16 overall race victories with cars in which he played a key role.

The Lotus Book Type 1-74 & The Ian Walker Racing Elans

by Colin Pitt

Covering this many cars in one single book of not even 200 pages can only be accomplished one way: keep it light and tight. This isn’t so much an emulation of the Lotus credo but the author/publisher’s default writing style.