Polish Aviation Museum Cracow

by Jaroslaw Dobrzyński

The whole purpose of this publisher’s new series of which this book is the first, is to (a) bring the museum to people who can’t see it in person and (b) provide a reference-level documentation of a museum’s holdings. The text gives basic history and vital stats along with some commentary as to how the item came to be in the museum and, if applicable, what work was done to it here.

Rick Mears—Thanks: The Story of Rick Mears and the Mears Gang

by Gordon Kirby

Few drivers have won the Indy 500 four times. Mears has—and more than once did he get within reach of another win. He spent his entire 15-year career with one team, and remained there longer than that after his retirement. What makes him so unusual?

Barn Find Road Trip: 3 Guys, 14 Days, 1000 Lost Collector Cars Discovered

by Tom Cotter, photos by Michael Alan Ross

So, you watch them reality TV car shows, do ya? Think you can make your own barn find and laugh all the way to the bank? Well, you can have fun trying.

Convair Advanced Designs

by Robert Bradley

Loosing faith in progress? Feeling down by too much “been there/done that”? Well, prepare to be amazed and entertained by two books that look behind the curtain. Not everything here is a flight of fancy; some of these machines were totally viable but just didn’t get green-lighted.

Coachwork on the Rolls-Royce Twenty, 20/25, 25/30 and Wraith: 1922–1939

by James Taylor

Cars of this era did not come with standard bodies—you spec’d your own, from your preferred coachbuilder. Several thousand of these “small” Rolls-Royces were built so there’s lots to cover here.

Streamlined: Classic Cars of the 20th Century

by Malte Jürgens, photos by Michel Zumbrunn

Based on a 2009 museum exhibit in Germany this lavishly photographed book presents 25 important exponents of the theory and practice of making cars aerodynamically efficient—a problem that is still not solved.

Tattered Cover Book Store, A Storied History

by Mark A. Barnhouse

If you think of the book as a dying breed (not!) what about brick-and-mortar book stores, especially independents? Tattered Cover in Denver is also a cultural institution and garnered nationwide attention in a First Amendment Supreme Court case. A former employee has recorded the first fifty years.

Shelby Cobras: CSX 2001–CSX 2125

by Robert D. Walker

Not only does this 1000-page opus represent the most rigorously researched account of all Mk I chassis, it adds into the record material from an entirely new archive—fished out of a dumpster a few years ago!

Formula 1

by Peter Nygaard

A great book by a Danish photographer who is also an ardent student of the sport. Many hundreds of photos for absurdly little money. In a hardcover book with a rounded spine—are we living in the Matrix??

Ford GT40 Anthology

by John S. Allen and Graham Endeacott

Subtitled “A Unique Compilation of Stories” the book is exactly that. Even old hands will find new bits here; in fact, they’ll have to unlearn a few. What more could one want in a book!

The Spiders’ Web

by John Bradshaw

Nothing “itsy-bitsy” about this Spider, or its newer incarnation Big Spider. Following Wasps and Gnats it was made by British Cyclecar maker GN. Looking more agricultural machinery than sporting car it routinely embarrassed bigger cars and set hillclimb records in the 1920s. This is the story.

The History of GM’s Ramjet Fuel Injection

by Kenneth W. Kayser

Ramjet fuel injection has been around since the 1950s—and you can still order it straight out of the current Chevrolet Performance Parts catalog. But the new electronic version has only visual similarities to the old mechanical system—and none of its problems. This book by a long-time GM engineer has the whole story.