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SATURDAY JULY 11

10:00 – 2:00

Tim Foss & Brian Brennan

INTRODUCING MODERN RODDING MAGAZINE

Several of us have started our own media company along with a cadre of experienced and talented freelancers. In The Garage Media is currently anchored by two major automotive brands with a third scheduled for release in January of 2021. Currently, there are two bi-monthly publications (going monthly in January 2021). All three, Classic Truck Performance, Modern Rodding, and, the latest, All Chevy Performance are accompanied by a full-service website and social media outlets. Yes, all three are up and running!

Modern Rodding is a high-quality print and digital format magazine dedicated to hot rods and muscle cars—from Model Ts to GTOs and everything in-between. Modern Rodding features include the latest in custom builds, technical articles, new products, and special features. Under the editorial direction/editor of Brian Brennan and Senior Editor Rob Fortier, MR’s large network of freelance writers and photographers are some of the best known in the street/hot rod and muscle car publishing world. The technical skills and articles generated by this group puts Modern Rodding into the number one and most respected position in the hot rod industry. With our sponsorship approach and distribution method, we are the largest circulated magazine in the street rod and muscle car market, period

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SATURDAY JULY 18

11:00 – 3:00

CHRIS POOK

SIGNING

Chris Pook & the History of the Long Beach GP

Gordon Kirby

When Chris Pook declared his intention to run a Grand Prix race through the streets of Long Beach many people thought he was out of his mind. But with the powerful support of racing legend Dan Gurney, and many other enthusiast, Pook proved his doubters wrong as he built the most successful street race in American motor racing history. The race spawned extensive redevelopment of the city’s coastal downtown area as Pook’s crazy idea turned into a model for bringing racing to the people and using the surrounding event to rebuild a flagging community.

Forward by Mario Andretti

 

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SATURDAY JULY 28

10:00 – 2:00

Developing a Champion: The Electramotive Nissan GTP Story

Chris Willes

From the Author:

I was a young engineer hired right out of college in 1986 by Electramotive.  I experienced the innovation, creativity, and passion the team used to successfully transform this car into a multi-time champion. 

Going back to the drawings and files I saved from that time, and collaborating with many of the people who worked at Electramotive, I have chronicled the challenges we faced and the solutions we used to go from a mangled heap of metal to champagne-soaked celebrations in one of the most incredible periods of time in motorsports.

This book contains:

  • The beginning of Electramotive’s racing history in 1975 with the Datsun B210 and 280ZX race cars.

  • The design and development of one of the first Electronic Engine Control Processors.

  • The full description of the 1/7th-scale moving ground plane wind tunnel.

  • The design and build of the Nissan 300ZX V-6 race engine.

  • All the IMSA race storylines from 1985 to 1989.

  • Professional photos and never seen before in-shop photos compliment this 12-chapter, 400+ page, 9″ x 12″ coffee-table style book.

 

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New Arrivals

 

COBRA JET

Diego Rosenberg & Rob Kinnan

Relive Ford’s glory days in the muscle car era in this stunning new volume covering the popular and powerful Cobra Jets!

The history of the Cobra Jet comes back to life by showcasing the vast array of Ford and Mercury iron that could be ordered with this performance option, including the current, low-production Cobra Jet Mustangs built from 2008 to the present that terrorize the drag strip. This all-encompassing book is the first to specifically feature the Cobra Jet cars of yesterday and today.

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Press On Regardless:

The Story of America’s Oldest, Longest, and Meanest Road Rally

Andrew Layton

In 1949, the Detroit Region Sports Car Club of America staged a genteel cross-country run for foreign-make autos. They called it the Press on Regardless Rally, an homage to the Royal Air Force fliers of World War II who heeded Winston Churchill’s advice to “never give in.” Contested over the backwoods trails and logging roads of Michigan, the Press on Regardless Rally – or POR, as it was known – became a legendary test of man and machine, aided in its mythology by a cast of star drivers that included Scott Harvey, Gene Henderson, and John Buffum. Through the hearty grassroots efforts of the Detroit Region SCCA, the POR was elevated to an international event in 1970, drawing the biggest names in rally motorsports from around the world. In 1973 and 1974, the POR rocketed to the pinnacle of the sport as the first World Rally Championship round ever held in the U.S. In the years since, the POR has survived the ebb and flow of catastrophe, triumph, and tragedy; enduring as the oldest continually held auto rally in America. This is the complete story of the POR’s first 70 years and its core cadre of Motor City rallyists who have kept pressing on toward a dream – regardless.

Limited Edition of  500 copies SIGNED and numbered

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Back on Track – Racing in the 1940’s

Alessandro Silva

The immediate post-war years (1945-1949) were very vital for sports car racing and the races for open-wheeled cars as we know them today, including of course Formula 1,which originated in that period. This book describes 340 races (Grand Prix, Formula 2, Free Formula) held on 180 different circuits in continental Europe, Great Britain, South America, Australia, South Africa together with the technical characteristics of the machines that took part in it and the evolution of sport in different countries. It contains biographical notes of 626 drivers along with a complete list of their race entries. An index includes all the cars that took part in the races covered. They are listed by marque and for the most part the serial numbers (chassis and / or engine or plate) are provided with the complete entry lists. The Results Tables include 244 events.

Special Edition: 300 signed and numbered copies leather bound in slipcase

1080 pages                                1073 images

 

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Porsche Kremer Racing – The Complete Team History

Michael Cotton, Ulrich Trispel, Robert Weber

Five decades have passed since Manfred Kremer joined forces with brother Erwin and friends Hermann Bürvenich and Willi Großmann to lay the foundations of what would become one of the most successful privateer racing teams in the world. The E + M Kremer GmbH company, and the team that emerged from it, occupy a unique place in the history of Porsche privateers. From more than 1,000 races, the squad from Cologne celebrated outright victories at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 1968, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979 and the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1995. There have also been 11 Porsche Cup titles, three European GT titles, three GT Interserie titles and the 1979 DRM Championship title with the famous Kremer Porsche 935 K3. This book details the entire history of the Kremer squad, including extensive statistics, insight into every Kremer racing car and exciting stories about this special, unique team.

 

 

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Lane Motor Museum – a Hobby Gone Wild

Ken Gross Peter Harholdt

After a lot longer process than we had expected, Volume 1 of a series of books featuring cars from the Lane Motor Museum collection is FINALLY HERE! With a foreword by noted collector and all-around car guy Jay Leno, text by acclaimed automotive writer Ken Gross, and photos by award-winning photographers Peter Harholdt and Bruce Sweetman, we hope this will satisfy our visitor’s longstanding and outspoken desire for “more” about the collection.

Featuring 50 vehicles, a bit of Lane Family history, and driving impressions about some of our favorites, we have tried to offer a well-rounded selection for this first volume. Outstanding photography and detailed research pack these 144 pages with automotive goodness.

 

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SHARKNOSE V6

Ferrari 156, Ferrari 246SP & Ferrari 196SP

Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Rainer Rossbach, Bernard Cahier,

The story of the mid-engined “Sharknose” Ferraris is one of glory and drama. Outstanding victories, such as winning the Formula 1 Championship in 1961 with American driver Phil Hill, are inextricably linked with profound tragedies–for example, the death of Wolfgang von Trips and fifteen spectators at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Newcomer Giancarlo Baghetti, on the other hand, is immortalised in the record books with three wins in his first three Formula 1 appearances–including the World Championship race in Reims.

The team’s sporting decline in 1962, after a glorious season the year before with seven Grand Prix victories, is pure drama. Constant intervention in team operations by Ferrari’s wife, Laura, drove away the entire leadership cadre of the Scuderia around Carlo Chiti, leaving to 26-year-old Mauro Forghieri the daunting task of running the team’s technical operations. Forghieri rose to the challenge and became one of the towering figures of motor sports.

While the monoposto 156, an icon in the world of Formula 1 and with irresistible styling by Fantuzzi, became a legend, the sports prototypes, also drawn by Fantuzzi, with their low weight and aerodynamically optimized shapes, had an enduring effect on the development of two-seater race cars in the years to follow. They celebrated wins in the Targa Florio, on the N rburgring, and in the European Hill Climb Championship.

This book, with many previously unpublished images from the archives of the incomparable Bernard Cahier, paints a detailed picture of one of the most exciting epochs in motor sports, and one of its greatest icons–the Ferrari 156, and its prototype siblings, the 246SP and 196SP.

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312P One of Ferrari’s Most Beautiful Racers

Gianni Agnesa

With racing cars being built mainly for performance, only a few of them combine this with admirable beauty. Ferrari’s model 312 P is definitely such an example–thanks to the work of its designers Giacomo Caliri and Edmondo Casoli, but also Enzo Ferrari, who tried to stop the team adding wings or other aerodynamic additions to its beauty–even if they might have improved the car’s performance.

The 312 P was built by the Maranello company for the 1969 World Sports Car Championship and powered by a stunning 3-litre V12 engine. A short development period and a small budget led to a season of mixed results where, except in Monza and at Le Mans, only one car was sent to the races to take on all the other teams. Its official career ended when the bigger 5-liter 512 S came for the 1970 season to fight the Porsche 917s.

This book by Gianni Agnesa tells the story of the car–of which only three examples have been built–in every detail, from the very first test, through every race they did with the factory team or later when the North American Racing Team took over the cars. It gives short portraits of the drivers of the 312 P, such as Chris Amon, Mario Andretti, Pedro Rodr’guez, Peter Schetty, Mike Parkes, Tony Adamowicz, Chuck Parsons or Sam Posey. The 264-page volume takes us right up to today and the one example that is still used on some historic events. The large-format, high quality book produced by McKlein comes in a slipcase and is illustrated by many previously unseen images.

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ALFA ROMEO GTA

Vladimir Pajevic Gian Luigi Picchi

The GTA. An acronym for the lightened Gran Turismo: three letters deeply engraved in the collective memory of all fans – and not only – in the world of motor racing. Of the life and miracles performed by the machine from the House of Biscione, everything is now known: this book aims to tell the lesser-known part of the story about the GTA – its project, its technical side, the evolution that it has known over the years – until we get to to its incredible record of victories, unique in the history of sports cars. Vladimir Pajevic, passionate about the Alfa Romeo brand and at the time gentleman-driver, and Gian Luigi Picchi, great champion of Italian motorsport, who with the GTA won the European Touring Car Championship in 1972, wrote this book to answer questions (frequently asked and less so) about the GTA in plain and simple language. Despite the prevailing technical color of the material, it is a manual that can also offer an unskilled audience an overview of all the relevant technical data, as well as the direct experience of racing the GTA by Gian Luigi Picchi, one of the best voices from the glory days of the legendary car.

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MPG DEAN BATCHELOR AWARD

BOOK OF THE YEAR

THE SPEED KINGS

The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing

Don Emde

Don Emde presents the birth, evolution and eventual demise of motordrome racing with amazing illustrations and rare historical materials. The Speed Kings: The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing, by Don Emde includes 600 illustrations and 40 chapters over 372 pages. Four-color sepia tone throughout, and printed right here in the United States of America! Foreword by Kenny Roberts.

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RICHIE GINTHER Motor Racing’s Free Thinker

Richard Jenkins

For many years, it was thought that Richie Ginther, one of Formula One’s best known drivers of the 1960s, later became an angry, reclusive and drunken bum. The classic, archetypal hero-to-zero tale. In addition to this, as a racer he was thought incapable of ever winning and lacking the inherent talent to be a success.

But as the first ever authorised biography of Richie reveals, this diminutive Californian enjoyed astonishing triumphs in racing as a driver, a mechanic and as a team manager. His 59 years on the planet also saw him overcome bullying and terrible personal and professional tragedy to live an enriched and absorbing life.

Still just one of five Americans to have won a Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, Ginther helped two of motor racing’s most iconic teams, BRM and Ferrari, to World Championship glory as well as being instrumental in Honda’s motor racing success, all of which is explored comprehensively.

With memories from his family, friends and fellow racers, this biography is also packed, after meticulous research, with an abundance of quotes from Richie himself to create as thorough and as deeply personal Richie’s life story as possible.

It’s not just the words that bring Richie alive. There are a plethora of photographs, with the vast majority of them neither seen nor published before. Insightful and moving, this refreshingly balanced and thoroughly detailed book by debut author Richard Jenkins is the definitive guide to one of motor racing’s underappreciated heroes.

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CHEVRON THE DEREK BENNETT STORY

David Gordon

The life of Derek Bennett and the success of Chevron Cars are inextricably entwined in the Chevron Story. After years eking out a living mending cars in back street garages, Derek rose to become one of the world’s leading builders of racing cars. Chevron is the fairy tale story of how he did it.

Stars such as Alain Prost, Niki Lauda, Brian Redman, James Hunt, Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Graham Hill, Peter Gethin and Jody Scheckter all drove Chevrons. In his book “Chevron – The Derek Bennett Story” – David Gordon explains how they got on.

After travelling many thousands of miles to trace the people who knew and worked with Derek, motor racing journalist David Gordon tells the Derek Bennett story and that of his brainchild Chevron Cars, charting the contributions of the many people who played a part in the company’s meteoric rise to success, and relating why it all happened the way it did.

Derek Bennett designed and built successful racing cars for 13 years from 1965 until his untimely death in 1978, but another four decades later the appeal of those cars shows no sign of waning.

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FERRARI 250 GTE

Ed Heuvink

Author of automotive books Ed Heuvink and car enthusiast Yvo Alexander – who has been the owner of a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE for over twenty years – have joined forces to create this book about the 250 GTE.

The contents combine history, facts and figures, reproductions of historic documents as well as both black & white archive photos and more recent colour photos of various Ferrari 250 GTEs.

Designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 250 GTE was the first large-scale production, four-seater Ferrari in the early sixties with nearly one thousand examples built in four years.

In this unique book, author Ed Heuvink tells the full story starting with Enzo Ferrari at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo, the Scuderia Ferrari motorsport history in the twenties and thirties up to the 250 GTE project in the late fifties. The author describes the role of the famous Colombo threeliter V12 engine in detail and the involvement of Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina in the Pininfarina design, just to name a few subjects.

Included are a large number of photos of this classic car worldwide today as well as in-dept photos of the car. Illustrated with a lot of unseen images and limited to 954 numbered copies (954 is the total number of 250 GTEs produced), the hardcover book with dust jacket includes a foreword by Luigi Chinetti Jr. son of the Ferrari importer in the United States.

The introduction is by Ferrari 250 GTE owner Yvo Alexander. It is simply a fantastic addition for the book collection of any Ferrari or sportscar enthusiast.

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PAUL FRERE

The Story of Paul Frère Journalist and Racing Car Driver

Paul Frère died in 2008 aged 91 and this is the first posthumous work on one of the world’s foremost auto journalists to appear. Still professionally active until his last months, the Belgian was a top flight racing driver in the 1950s and after winning Le Mans at the fourth attempt, retired to concentrate on journalism. Already well known as a race reporter, he became the doyen of motoring writers, his insatiable curiosity about all things automotive and mastery of detail making his copy amongst the most authoritative anywhere. Never a formally trained engineer, he could nonetheless grasp technical concepts and convey them and his ability to do this in English and German as well as his native French gave him international visibility. Author of several works on driving and racing, the way he could communicate exactly how a car was behaving meant that his skills as a consultant were always in demand; long a privileged insider at Porsche, he was also much appreciated in Japan where he struck up enduring friendships. For Mazda and Honda in particular, his assessments helped them build a European flavour into their cars.

An exceptionally modest and unassuming individual, he always appeared surprised at the reverence he inspired and the charismatic Frère always managed to make his interlocutor feel special. Now his life is celebrated in this compilation by Serge Dubois of his early life, racing career, and his activity as a journalist and adviser. The format of the book is landscape and the work is primarily pictorial. The author has had access to family and personal archives and the result is numerous previously unpublished photographs. The bulk of the text comprises reports of Frère’s races, mostly his own accounts turned into the third person; a substantial section is given over to tributes from individuals who knew and worked with him.

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THE LAST SHELBY COBRA

My Times With Carroll Shelby

Chris Theodore

Carroll Shelby, legendary driving ace, race team owner, and designer of Shelby Cobra, Daytona, and Mustang GT350 classics is revered by automotive enthusiasts, yet little has been written about the last quarter century of Carroll Shelby’s life. During that time Chris Theodore, VP at Chrysler and Ford, developed a close personal friendship with Carroll.

The Last Shelby Cobra chronicles the development of the many vehicles they worked on together (Viper, Ford GT, Shelby Cobra Concept, Shelby GR1, Shelby GT500 and others). It is an insider’s story about how Shelby came back to the Ford family, and the intrigue behind the five-year journey to get a Shelby badge on a Ford Production Vehicle. The author provides fresh insight and new stories into Shelby’s larger-than-life personality, energy, interests and the many unpublished projects Carroll was involved with, up to his passing. Finally, the book describes their unfinished project, the Super Snake II Cobra, and the serendipitous circumstances that allowed to the author to acquire Daisy, the last Shelby Cobra. To his many fans, Carroll Shelby was truly “the most interesting man in the world.”

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RUF -The Limited One

WAFT

A unique 2 part-book about life and work of Alois Ruf. 

Part 1 : Alois and friends. The tantalising story of Alois Ruf, his family, his company, his passion, his big successes and small defeats, his adventures, his vision, and a few secrets hardly anybody knew. With countless period pictures.

Part 2 : Yellowbird and friends. All the cars. Around 35 models, the one more performant than the other, including numerous period pictures and relevant technical details.

  • 911 numbered copies only
  • the 2 books are united in a beautiful slipcase
  • English, hardcover, 30x30cm, 520 pages
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And Steve McQueen Created Le Mans

Sandro Garbo

The sequel to the graphic novel Steve McQueen in Le Mans

The new opus called « AND STEVE MCQUEEN CREATED LE MANS » is much better than a simple part 2, this is the end of the legend of the movie explained by Steve McQueen himself. 64 pages, same format, same style, same quality,

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Porsche Sport 2019

Tim Upietz, Björn Upietz

The 27th edition of this annual matches its predecessors in every aspect. This year, once again, every enthusiastic fan of thus successful publication will benefit from the many years of experience of countless well-known motorsport photographers from all over the world, the entertaining and informative pieces by internationally renowned journalists and the accuracy with which the detailed Porsche statistics were put together for every race this year. For some, ‘Porsche Sport 2019’ is a continuation of their collection that they simply can’t do without. For others, it represents what the legendary German sports car really stands for: ‘pure motorsport’.

This year’s stroke of genius convinces once again with 304 uniquely designed pages. The approximately 900 full-colour images, some of them printed in large size on a spread page, stand out for their brilliant quality and document the racing action from start to finish. All Porsche one-make series, Carrera Cups, GT3 Cup Challenges, the Mobil 1 Supercup, the WEC and all the endurance races like the 24-hour races at Le Mans, Nürburgring, Dubai, Daytona, or Spa have been covered in this book. Comprehensive statistics and results of the various series round out the book and allow everyone to acknowledge the achievements of the successful sports car brand once again.

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John, George and the HWM’s

The first racing team to fly the flag for Britain

Simon Taylor

Founded by John Heath and George Abecassis, the HWM racing team set out in 1950, the year of the Formula 1 World Championship’s inauguration, to race its Formula 2 cars all over Europe in a unique British endeavour. Always run on a shoestring, HWM’s single-seaters achieved great results in flying the flag with mainly British drivers, most notably young Stirling Moss. In 1954 the team turned to sports cars, sometimes beating its Jaguar and Aston Martin works competitors, but Heath’s death in the 1956 Mille Miglia was a tragic setback and the following year the team was wound up. Through the focus of HWM, this book paints an evocative picture of a period that marked the beginnings of Britain’s prowess in motor racing.

  • The boxed set includes two beautifully bound hardcover volumes. Volume 1 covers the story of the racing (1946–57) and Volume 2 covers the 19 individual cars and the men who raced them (1948–58).
  • The beginnings of HWM (the initials of the garage Hersham and Walton Motors) and the two key characters behind the team — smooth, sanguine George Abecassis and mercurial, parsimonious John Heath.
  • Racing the single-seaters around Europe (1950–53) with Stirling Moss, Lance Macklin and Peter Collins among the drivers.
  • Switching to sports cars (1954–57), competing in Britain and across Europe, sometimes beating the big names.
  • The individual histories of all the HWMs made are told in full, complete with their specifications and ownership chains.
  • Coverage includes biographies of many of the fascinating and poignant people associated with HWM.
  • Packed with superb period photos sourced from libraries and private collections all over the world.

 

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The Self Preservation Society

50 Years of the Italian Job

Matthew Fields

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the British cult classic movie The Italian Job. This landmark anniversary presents a unique opportunity to celebrate the film with a coffee table book packed full of images, insights and revelations. Loaded with Sixties swagger, and famed for its endlessly quotable dialogue and one of the most impressive car chases in movie history, The Italian Job is the ultimate celebration of ‘cool Britannia’.

From the opening sequence of Rossano Brazzi gliding through the Alps in an orange Lamborghini Miura, to the high-speed getaway across the city of Turin in three Mini Coopers, The Italian Job is a petrolhead’s dream. The Self Preservation Society will detail how all these cars, including the Aston Martin DB4 and E-Type Jaguars were found and ultimately where they are today.

Over the last 20 years, author Matthew Field he has interviewed all the key people involved in the 1969 production. Through him, their stories are revealed, often for the first time. Based on more than 50 in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and lavishly illustrated with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and production documents, this definitive book will explode some myths, include a few revelations and tell the fascinating full story of this perennially popular movie.  

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The Concours Yearbook 2019

The Concours d’Elegance market within the historic car world is one of the most vibrant and growing sectors.

From its grass roots as a competitive element in most classic car club shows through to the international concours that attract multi-million pound works of art fighting for top honours, it is a major industry supporting multiple stakeholders.

The Concours Year will be the first publication to celebrate the best concours from around the world.

Published in November each year it will document the class and overall winners from each of the major Concours, creating a publication of record for that year’s key events.

The Concours Year will also create a social reference to the concours scene, documenting the people and the locations including profiles of some of the key collectors and individuals participating in the market.

Alongside the results of each concours, the Yearbook will include a number of features that will enhance the publication and provide added interest

  • An insider’s guide to concours
  • A judge’s view
  • An entrants view
  • A sponsor’s view
  • An organisers view
  • Key trends in the concours scene
  • n depth interview with Sandra Kaskey-Button Chairman of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Profiles on some of the very best cars bought to Concours in 2019
  • Bentley a celebration of 100 Years
  • Lalique Mascots special feature
  • And more…

The Concours Year will be lavish in every respect – oversize, beautifully produced, and a book to be collected.

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Porsche 993 – 25 YEARS 1994 – 2019

Andreas Gabriel

To celebrate the Porsche 993’s twenty fifth anniversary Berlin Motor Books published PORSCHE 993 “25 YEARS” 1994–2019 in a limited edition of 1998 copies.

A small team created perhaps the most beautiful Porsche 911 ever

911 enthusiasts Bernd Kahnau (project manager) and Tony Hatter (design) were left to their own devices with a small team to realise their vision for the last classic Porsche 911. The result was the most beautiful and intriguing 911 ever. With the introduction of the 993, the production lines in Zuffenhausen were finally running at full capacity once again. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Porsche 993, Tony Hatter and Bernd Kahnau have given extensive interviews, offering detailed insights into the development phase for the first time.

Special features in this book

  • Detailed purchasing advice and price trends
  • Extensive information about special models
  • Unpublished photographs from the historic Porsche archive

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FORD VERSUS FERRARI

The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966

What happened when America’s richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head to head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid ‘60s?

This is the story of an immovable force coming up against the stubbornness of an unmovable object – that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced less than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasn’t going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company. The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world … and one in particular: Le Mans ‘66.

 

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John Baechtel

The Definitive History of GOLDENROD – America’s Iconic Land Speed Record Holder

Discover the REAL Story of this Land Speed Legend and Its Restoration..
A full color 300-page collector’s quality hardcover book celebrating the restoration and world record setting achievements of an authentic American legend.
 
Record Breaking Secrets Revealed
Unseen Original Plans & Blueprints
Full Color Teardown & Rebuild Photos
Full Aerodynamic Development Details
Inside the Chrysler Race Hemi Engines
Official FIA Record Documentation

Veteran Author and 200 MPH Club Member John Baechtel has written a full color, photo-rich book on the restoration and detailed history of the car.

It includes full coverage of the restoration effort, rare family photos, original plans and blueprints, Walter Korff’s complete aerodynamic development report, a special section on the modified Chrysler Race Hemi engines, the air scoop controversy, plus a detailed timeline of the record attempt.

No effort has been spared to produce this hardbound collector’s quality account of the Goldenrod and the Summers Brothers’ stunning land speed record achievement.

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LA PASSIONE

ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 – 6C 2500 1934-1953

This full-color book documents the interesting and detailed history of Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 – 6C 2500 models and their coachbuilders, with focus on presenting vehicles located in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The author was able to discover vehicles of this series, that were previously unknown to the public, in German private collections and museums, and present them in magnificent pictures.

First edition of only 915 copies, in German and English languages.
350 pages t – Over 550 previously unpublished large format color
photos, printed on 150g/m² picture printing paper, large format 29.6 x 24.6 cm, hardcover format,

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IMAGINE!

Automobile Concept Art from the 1930’s to the 1980’s

The golden age of American automobile design is universally considered to be from the 1940s to the early 1970s, an innovative period for the country’s automobile manufacturers and for the artists who designed and styled the cars of the future. The goal was to sell more cars primarily by employing artists to create vehicles with ‘eye appeal’ for the buying public. There were many thousands of drawings of these futuristic models, but almost all have been lost or purposely destroyed by the manufacturers to minimize copying. The eye-catching images shown in this book have been gathered together over the last 15 years and now form part of The Kelley Collection. They are rare survivors and illustrate the work of the men and woman who drew and designed the cars from their early days at art school and during their employment with the ‘Big Three’ automobile manufacturers. These artists have been almost forgotten and this book honors them for their contributions and imagination. The reader is taken back to earlier times when the sky was the limit, dreams and vision were encouraged and restrictions were few. 87 individual artists are represented here with 235 wonderfully unique images.

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CLASSIC CAR AUCTION YEARBOOK 2018-2019

Adolfo Orsi Raffaelle Gazzi

The 26th edition of the Classic Car Auction Yearbook, the most ex­tensive edition to date, covers 25th con­secutive seasons of the most important international auctions, from the 1st of September 2018 until the 31st of August 2019. Deemed the “bible” by English press since many years of publication as an international reference for the sector, the Yearbook is an indispensable tool for every professional, collector and en­thusiast. The 2018-2019 edition covers 5,467 cars listed among 327 difference makes, indicated by chassis number, auction result in three currencies (euro, dollar and sterling), a concise history of the car and, if the same car was offered at a previous auction, an indication of the price achieved. Enhanced with market commentary provided by the department heads of the world’s leading collector car auction houses, this Yearbook is complete with numerous graphs and statistics that allow for an in-depth and overall analy­sis of the market’s performance, looking at the most prestigious makes and most significant models. In the final part, there are photographs of the Top 5 cars from the last 26 seasons, in addition to the Top 5 listed of the 11 most prestigious makes and Top 20 from 1st August 1993.

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Legendary The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

Heike Hientzsch

A lavishly illustrated two-volume history of the world-class Porsche 919 Hybrid prototype racing car which made its competitive debut in 2014 and marked the return of Porsche to top-tier racing. This book explores all aspects of the creation and performance of this spectacular racing car, the first Class -1 sports prototype Porsche produced after the RS Spyder, which raced until 2010.

Volume I documents the history of the car, exploring the drama, successes, and setbacks that Porsche encountered. The text is by Heike Hientzsch, who was herself part of the LMP1 team. She takes the reader into the pits and behind the scenes of the Porsche racing department in Weissach, and interviews top race car drivers like Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard.

Volume 2 features insider photographs by Jürgen Tap, who accompanied the Porsche team with his own team of photographers. It is an illustrated chronology of this exciting epoch of racing history, and transports the reader on a fascinating journey around the world in the company of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Heike Heintzsch is a journalist and editor who works for the Porsche LMP1 communication team. She worked in Formula 1 for 13 years, until 2012, first for BMW and then for the Sauber team. Jürgen Tap is a Hamburg-based photographer who specializes in race car photography. His previous publications include 10 books about Porsche and Ferrari.

 

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DBR9 The Definitive History

Thomas Gruber, Christoph Mäder

 The book highlights the success story of the DBR9 and is structured in three segments:

1. The development process of the race car and its technology in detail.
2. Review and insight into the Aston Martin Racing campaign. Exclusive interviews with the factory supported and customer car teams.
3. Comprehensive statistics assigned to the individual chassis numbers, drivers and teams.

The book includes unique background knowledge about the development phase and the car‘s aerodynamics. A lot of effort has been invested in computer-generated images. Camera angles from below, above and rear show interesting details. The renderings are in multiple layers and let the reader “unwrap” the DBR9 layer by layer, as they are printed on transparent foils. This gives the reader unique insight into the areas of engine, drivetrain and suspension plus behind the scenes information about the homologation process as well as from the racing campaigns around the world. A detailed listing of each specific DBR9 chassis concludes the book.

The authors spoke with the team managers of the privately run teams to capture the story aside from the works efforts of Prodrive and Aston Martin Racing. An exhaustive list of every DBR9 chassis can be found in the back of the book.

The Aficionado’s edition is limited to 2700 copies.

Large format hardcover book in slipcase

 

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The Last Open Road  (the Audio Book)

B. S. Levy

The flat out fastest, funniest, most true-to-life racing story ever

Re-imagined as a 1950’s radio play!

“It’s like a movie in your head..”

 

 

 

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The FERRARI 550 and 575

Road and Race Car Legends

Nathan Beehl

This book tells, for the first time, the complete story of the 550 and 575 road cars and their variants, including the 550barchetta and the Superamerica.

This book also includes the complete competition histories of the Prodrive and privately-built and raced 550s, and Ferrari’s own 575 race cars.

Their successes on the race tracks of the world are recounted with first-hand accounts from drivers, team members and other personnel. An exhaustive list of race results is also included.

This book has more than 260 pages, amply illustrated with more than 400 colour and b/w photos, technical analysis and a listing of 6000 known chassis numbers.

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RWB Life After Birth

Chern Wong

RAUH-Welt Begriff

Volume 1 – Life after Birth

The vision of Nakai-san is solely responsible for a distinctive style of Porsche modification that has become a sensation throughout the world. All RWB builds are performed by Nakai-san alone, and thus rare, cool, exclusive and al little edgy.

This book focuses on the build of RWB Southern Cross, with more than 300 pages of high-quality photography that deliver an up-close-and personal view to the build process and beyond, from Nakai-san’s arrival in Australia to the World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney.

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MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS

The Ultimate Opus

Carlo Dolcini

Limited print Run of 1500 copies

Dedicated to the cars that have run the Mille Miglia, with photos and documents which document their participation. It is an ambitious project, the first of its kind and will be developed in a series of 10 volumes. Each car that participated in the Mille Miglia from 1927 to 1957 is presented through two tables: one covers all the original Mille Miglia in which it took part, a second table covers subsequent events related to the  Mille Miglia. A third table includes the categories to which the car belongs according to AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES and includes all the races and events in which the car has taken part all over the world over the years. In addition, the cars that have participated since 1958 at continuation and classic  Mille Miglia events appear in another section of the book. In the first volume: 49 cars that took part in the original editions of the race and 42 of those taking part in the subsequent events related to the  Mille Miglia from 1958 to today.
The book will be published entirely by AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES under the patronage of the Mille Miglia Museum, written by Sandro Binelli. To increase the reading experience in the book, each car will have its own QR code, allowing a digital extension never seen before to even more historical details.
MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS marks the beginning of a unique collection for the serious collector and historian, “something to have” for the enthusiast  who wants to have all the cars that took part in the Mille Miglia in his library!

 

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Alfa Romeo Tipo 105

Patrick Dasse

6 new books on the Alfa Romeo Tipo 105 cars are now available.

The books contain solely contemporary photographs, which for the most part are published here for the first time, documenting the different variants of the models Giulia, Giulia GT, Spider, Montreal and Junior Z.
A further book is dedicated to Arese works.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia

 

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Montreal

 

Alfa Romeo Junior z

 

Alfa Romeo Arese

 

 

 

PORSCHE THE ESSENTIALS

Arnaud Séné

PORSCHE the Essentials covers the 1950/1998 period, from the first 356 to the 993, last air cooled model. Each model is treated with precision in order to give the reader the main elements to help him choose, identify and authenticate every version. All the chassis VIN sequences, engine numbers, production data and technical characteristics are detailed for all models and all versions.

Photos for every member of the PORSCHE family. A great number of high quality, all new photos have been chosen to illustrate the book. General views, important details, photos of the chassis cold stampings, engine number and Vin plates are present to enable and guide the reader in the identification or the choice of his PORSCHE.

As always now, Arnaud Séné, with his 30 years of experience, after having scrutinized and valued more than 2.800 PORSCHE with a real passion for automobiles, has taken particular care in gathering, choosing and checking thousands of data on all PORSCHE, from the 356 (Pre A, A,B,C et Carrera)  to the “classic”  911, 914, 912, RS, 959, Turbo, SC, 3,2L, 964, 993…

“Useful for any « Classic » enthusiast wanting to have a global vision of the history and the evolution of the air cooled rear engined models of the make and indispensable to the serious enthusiast to perfectly authenticate a vehicle. In other terms : essential ”

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