Saturday, December 5
Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans
10:00 – 2:00
Ford GT celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ford’s iconic victory, providing the detailed back story leading to that historic win, as well as the follow-up win in 1967. The GT40’s last two competitive seasons in 1968 and 1969 are also covered, for a complete view of this remarkable era in racing. Author Preston Lerner details the ups and downs of Ford’s GT program, accompanied by Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman’s historic images. Come re-live one of the most exciting stories in all of racing history!
Saturday, December 12
Ray Crawford-Speed Merchant
A California Grocer’s Love Affair with Risk, From P-38 Lightnings to the Indianapolis 500
10:00 – 2:00
SPECIAL GUEST ALICE HANKS
One of the most versatile race car drivers of the 1950s, Ray Crawford did it all, on and off the track. From P-38 fighter ace to pioneering jet test pilot, to a multi million dollar supermarket mogul, Ray’s one-of-a-kind story comes to life through Andrew Layton’s finely crafted text and over 250 rare images presented by the legendary Dick Wallen. Together with a personal foreword by Alice Hanks, Ray Crawford – Speed Merchant is as much a tribute to a hard-charging era of motorsports as it is a tour-de-force exploration of one of one of the most incredible personal journeys you’ve never heard of.”
Saturday January 9
and his seriously entertaining stories
10:00 – 2:00
A compilation of the best of Toly Arutunoff as only he could tell the stories.
The book comes with a t-shirt featuring one of his own amazing photos and a bumper sticker.
Saturday January 16
Gene Winfield’s TV & Movie Cars Commercials and Special Projects
10:00 – 2:00
For almost seven decades Gene Winfield has been one of the most-respected Rod & Custom builders in the Industry. But Gene’s talents are truly multi-dimensional, and what many might not be aware of is the fact that through the year’s Gene has also left his mark firmly imprinted in the TV & Movie Industry…as well as TV Commercials and many other important Projects that he’s been associated with.
Pistons, Passions, Pleasures, A Sicilian Dream is the story of the Targa Florio, the great road race formerly held on Sicily. Alain de Cadenet and Francesco da Mosto head to the ‘Granary of Italy’ in Alain’s Alfa Romeo to explore the course of the long-distance classic and to find out about its history. Through dramatic reconstructions we hear how the Targa Florio was dreamt up by Vincenzo Florio, the son of a notable Sicilian family who longed to put his Island home back on the international scene. The film explores the rich and varied history of the gruelling race that wound its way through the sublime Sicilian landscape for nearly seventy years.
A book about Carrozzeria Sports Cars (popularly known as Drogo) is long overdue. Their vast body of work has never been properly documented.
To this day Carrozzeria Sports Cars remains largely uncharted territory to most cat enthusiasts. Even some Specialists (journalists, historians) seem to think that Drogo only produced a handful of bodies for Ferraris. In reality they made over 50 different body shapes for a variety of brands.
In an effort to draw some well-deserved attention to the fabulous legacy of Carrozzeria Sports Cars, we have endeavored to painstakingly reconstruct and document the vast body of work Piero Drogo, his associates and his workers have produced.
From its earliest moments in Paris to the 18th Fairway at Pebble Beach, from Blenheim Palace in England and on to the Far East, the Concours d’Elegance has long been the pedestal upon which the collector car world has placed its automotive idols. In Concours Retrospective, author Richard Adatto takes you from a time when horseless carriages were adorned with flowers to the modern day phenomenon where the automobile as an art form now commands a global audience. Sandra Button introduces the book while Dennita Sewell, Fashion Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum presents the longstanding connection between couture and concours. Illustrated with more than 200 archival photographs, recent images by Ron Kimball, Tim Scott , Winston Goodfellow and Dirk de Jager and modern studio photography by Michael Furman, Concours Retrospective will lead you on a grand tour of automotive excellence.
The world knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award winning actor with a fifty-plus year career as one of the most prolific and revered actors in American Cinema. He was also well known for his philanthropy; Newman’s Own has given more than four hundred and thirty million dollars to charities around the world. Yet few know the gasoline-fueled passion that became so important in this complex, multifaceted man’s makeup. Newman’s deep seeded passion for racing was so intense it nearly sidelined his acting career. His racing career spanned thirty-five years; Newman won four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner. Not bad for a guy who didn’t even start racing until he was forty-seven years old.
Special Features: Adam Carolla interviews with Mario Andretti, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, Graham Rahal, and Bob Sharp / Adam Carolla restores Paul Newman’s 1985 GT-1 Championship Car / Trailer
This book is a new look at the early history of the modern racing car. It explores the influences behind the first Coopers including V-twin engined record breaking motorcycles, hillclimb and sprint specials and dirt track speedway cars. The engine and chassis designs and the racing and hillclimbing of the early post-war years are described and illustrated by hundreds of previously unpublished photographs and drawings.
The pedigree of the modern racing car is usually considered to have originated with the classic marques of Europe. In this book, the author suggests that the clearest line of descent started before World War 1 with the ‘boy’ racers of California and was developed between the wars by the ‘special’ builders of England. In building their first car in 1946, Charles and John Cooper were strongly influenced by these antecedents. When they mated their offspring with JAP motorcycle engines a new breed emerged. Motor racing was never to be the same again.
Power Without Glory is printed four-colour on 150gsm satin-coated paper and is hard-back bound with a laminated colour jacket. There are 352 pages, 254 x 203mm, and 300 colour or duotone racing, car, engine and document images. The photos have come from some of the very best photographers including the collections of Guy Griffiths, Louis Klemantaski, Autocar, Motor and Motor Sport.
The new edition of the Carrera RS book gained 178 pages over the first, sold-out edition of 1992. Many new insights and findings found their way into the 2015 edition. A vast amount of yet unreleased historical photographs illustrate the motorsport career of this legendary model.
The book describes the origin of the “Carrera legend,” which is followed by a portrayal of earlier Carrera types. The key part of the book are the chapters that cover the development and technical specifications of the Carrera RS. The optional equipment is shown in detail. The technical aspects and motorsport career of the RSR race version is extensively documented. The research for the new edition spanned over three full years and the authors were happy that Porsche opened its archive for them, allowing glimpses of internal notes and other period documentation.
The revised text goes hand in hand with an abundance of unknown historical photographic material. The book lists all 1,580 Carrera RS built, giving all production details on colors, equipment and interior – the ideal reference book for aficionados, collectors and restorers. The 434 page strong book has been published in two languages (German and English). Both editions are numbered and limited to 3,000 copies. The English version is yellow clothbound and is protected by a brown cloth slip case.
– Numbered and limited edition of 3.000 copies
– 434 pages
– 25.7 x 29.9 cm
– Clothbound cover and slipcase
– Over 1.000 photographs and illustrations
– English edition, published August 2015
The Velocity Calendar 2016 celebrates the race cars of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) series. The Can-Am series featured cars with practically unrestricted power and technology driven by the best race drivers of the time. The Velocity Calendar 2016 includes 26 historical images from award-winning journalist/photographer Pete Lyons. The large-format 11.5×17-inch calendar displays thundering McLarens, Chaparrals, Porsches and other fabulous machines as they raced back in the day.
“The achievements of exceptional people have long been celebrated by fascinating biographies – and Porter Press is now doing the same for some very special cars.
Great Cars Series
This magnificent book (the second title in our Great Cars series) tells the story of the most important Porsche 917 of all – the one that gave Porsche its first victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 1970 the world’s greatest sports car race was ravaged by periods of torrential rain but through it all came 917-023, driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood, to achieve a landmark success for the German manufacturer. This book provides detailed insight into not only this race but also the six others in which 917-023 took part, supported by a superb collection of period photographs, many in colour. All Porsche fans will love this addition to the ‘Great Cars’ series.
Barn Find Road Trip: 3 Guys, 14 Days and 1000 Lost Collector Cars Discovered
Great collector cars are still out there–just waiting to be found!
Cotter and company hit the road in Cotter’s 1939 Ford Woody, the kind of car that opened doors and started the conversations that revealed where interesting cars were squirreled away. The result? The discovery of over 1,000 collector cars and some of the most amazing barn-find stories Cotter has yet unearthed, all accompanied by Ross’ evocative photography. If you love stories of automotive adventure, this is the book for you!
“King of the Kustomizers” is the sobriquet given to George Barris, the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. His contributions to American car culture include creating some of the best known cars of the 20th Century, like the original TV Batmobile and Munsters Koach, as well as made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, corporate sponsors and the private use of the rich and famous. A multimedia artist in his own right whose designs have embraced toys, model kits, mini-bikes, motor homes and motorized surfboards, Barris has also enjoyed success as a photographic chronicler of celebrity and pop culture over decades, capturing the car-crazed zeitgeist of his times as it carried him to the crest of fame itself. The definitive work on a legend, King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris features nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos, concept drawings and blueprints covering the full spectrum of Barris’ design genius and celebrity lifestyle. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book contains many untold stories and rare images from both the famous and not so famous works of George Barris that helped define American pop culture as we know it. A generous selection of Barris tribute art —some created especially for this volume —by a legion of artistic admirers is also included to showcase his enduring influence and legacy. This is one ride you don’t want to miss!
Nobody has had a greater influence on the world of hot rodding that Le Roi Tex Smith. Writer, builder, some time racer and mentor to hundreds of thousands of hot rodders all around the world, Smith has done it all and recorded much of it for prosterity, both as it occurred and here in his autobiography.
Tex played a fundamental role in the establishment and growth of the automotive publishing industry, the promotion of the NHRA, the birth of such historic events as the Street Rod Nationals and even in bringing the inside story of the Moon Landing to the world. All the while he was a hands-on hot rod builder, completing many project cars of his own that influenced other hot rodders all over the world through his countless how-to articles and specialist books on the hobby.
Inside Hot Rodding reveals many stories never before seen in print, together with dozens of photographs from Tex’s own collection that have never been published. Not only is it Le Roi Tex Smith’s life story, it is a unique insight into the very heart of hot rodding on an international scale.
Carl Fisher was an indomitable huckster and salesman who started his working life pedaling magazines and bicycles before making his mark as the key moving force behind creating and building not only the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but also Miami Beach. He’s also considered the father of the Lincoln and Dixie Highways, America’s first interstate road systems, and the creator with IMS partner Jim Allison of Prest-O-Lite, manufacturer of the first mass market automobile headlight.
The title for Hungness’s book comes from Fisher’s love of carving something out of an empty field or wilderness. ‘I love to make the dirt fly!’ was one of Fisher’s favorite sayings which he would deliver with a wide grin at the site of one of his latest field or forest-clearing construction sites. He also loved high society, polo, parties and alcohol.
During this time Fisher started racing bicycles and after a visit in 1900 to a show for the burgeoning horseless carriage industry in New York’s Madison Square Garden he became a convert and soon was selling motorcycles and automobiles. His bicycle shop became ‘Fisher’s Garage’ and then ‘The Fisher Automobile Company’ as he emerged as one of Indianapolis’s most prosperous citizens.
In October of 1908 Fisher indulged in one of his most renowned publicity stunts when he flew a hot air balloon across the skies of Indianapolis while seated in a brand new Stoddard-Dayton automobile suspended beneath the balloon!
At the time the fledgling automobile industry was booming with more than 76 manufacturers setting up shop in the state of Indiana. Most of them lasted only a few years but the fever for automobiles resulted in Fisher building a giant, 2.5-mile test track on the outskirts of town in partnership with Arthur Newby and Jim Allison. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, the first 500 was run two years later and the 100th running of the world’s oldest race takes place next year. Of course, Fisher went on to engage in many other entrepreneurial escapades, including founding and developing the Prest-O-Lite company with Allison and Miami Beach with Henry Flagler.
‘I love to make the dirt fly!’ will provide readers with a thorough appreciation of the spirit that made both the Indy 500 and America great.
For the first time, one of the major names in Italian car design tells his story from the beginning; from when he made his first sketches on paper, unbeknown to his parents and not only of cars, to reaching a point at which his name became synonymous with some of the best known and most important cars on the international front. In his 23-year career at Pininfarina, Leonardo Fioravanti, who was first a designer and architect, then managing director and director general of ‘Studi & Ricerche’ department, created some of the most beautiful Ferraris of all time; they ranged from the 1965 250 LM sports coupe Speciale to the immortal 1968 Daytona through to the 1975 308 GTB and GTS and the 1984 288 GTO, as well as the P5 and P6 of 1968. While continuing his Ferrari essay during his Pininfarina career, Fioravanti also guided the creation of numerous other projects, among them the Dino road car, the 1980 Pinin four-door prototype and went on to the 1984 Testarossa and the 1987 F40. He worked for the Fiat Group from 1988 until 1991, during which time he took on the roles of deputy director general of Ferrari, later became responsible for advanced design CRF and then head of the Fiat Styling Centre. In 1987, he founded Fioravanti srl, an architectural studio, and in 1991 he extended his services to industry, in particular the design of means of transport. Images of an epoch, designs from his own personal archive never previously seen and, above all, a passionate first person account. Those are the key elements of this outstanding book which, through the creations of Leonardo Fioravanti, covers over 50 years of the history of automobile style and culture.