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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8

10:00 – 2:00

CALIFORNIA TIKI

A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees

Adam Foshko

After World War II, suburbs proliferated around California cities as returning soldiers traded in their uniforms for business suits. After-hours leisure activities took on an island-themed sensuality that bloomed from a new fascination with Polynesia and Hawaii. Movies and television shows filmed in Malibu and Burbank urged viewers to escape everyday life with the likes of Gidget and Hawaiian Eye. Restaurants like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s sprang up to answer the demand for wild cocktails and even wilder décor. The culture–a strange hodgepodge of idols, torches, lush greenery and colorful drinks–beckoned men and women to lose themselves in exotic music and surf tunes. Authors Jason Henderson and Adam Foshko explore the state’s midcentury fascination with all things Tiki.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22

10:00 – 2:00

THE ROAD TO MODENA

Origins and History of the Shelby – De Tomaso P70 Can-Am Sports Racer

Peter Brock

Working in Modena was one of the best experiences of my life. I started to write the history and creation of the P70, and the stunning body construction techniques I learned from the Italian artisans, when I realized I had to put the car in context of this incredible time period and also describe what was happening with Carroll’s numerous projects, racing and the other cars I was designing.

I trust you will also enjoy the details and photos I share of how the P70 body was built with the unique techniques of the talented craftsmen of Modena and how, even though Shelby cancelled the project near its end, the P70 launched de Tomaso into the spotlight.    – Peter Brock

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New Arrivals

 

INSIDE TRACK

Phil Hill

Bookshop Edition

Phil Hill (1927-2008) was Ferrari’s 1961 Formula 1 World Champion Driver – and the first, and to date only, American-born sportsman to win world-class motor racing’s premier road racing title. He was also three-time winner of both the Le Mans 24-Hour and the Sebring 12-Hour races, twice-winner of the Buenos Aires and Nürburgring 1000Kms classics, and twice-winner of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.

Through all his racing up to 1962  Phil Hill used his favoured Leica cameras “… to show the folks back home” the motor racing scene he so loved in fantastic quality colour.

BOOKSHOP EDITION

Reviewing the evocative years 1950 to 1962, the single volume Bookshop Edition covers 80 events with some 530 colour photographs, each captioned in Phil’s inimitable style and all beautifully laid out over 488 pages of the finest Italian art paper. The book is hardbound with a cloth case and a printed jacket, and will be delivered in a matching heavyweight slipcase.

The photographs themselves cover many of the most important events in Phil’s long and illustrious racing career, from his early successes in SCCA national races in the United States of America – at such venues as Pebble Beach, Elkhart Lake, Palm Springs, Sebring, Daytona and, of course Watkins Glen – through his breakout years onto the International scene in Europe and South America, to his hugely successful Championship-winning years with Ferrari.

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OTHER EDITIONS AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER.

COLLECTOR’S EDITION – two volumes, each of around 480 pages, covering all 90 events that Phil photographed between 1950 and 1962 and including his entire archive of over 1150 photographs, all captioned as above.

THE RACING AUTOBIOGRAPHY – the full story of Phil’s formative years and racing life, from his Californian childhood during the 1930s to the start of his later years as a much loved elder statesman of the American vintage and classic car movement.

 

MR. BRISTOL

The Remarkable Life of T.A.D. Crook

 Michael Barton

Tony Crook (1920 – 2014) is an enigmatic figure in the British motor racing and manufacturing world. For nearly seventy years he was associated with Bristol cars and engines. Four years after his death, Butterfield Press is proud to announce Mr Bristol.

Three years in the making and lavishly illustrated, Mr Bristol celebrates the life of Tony Crook with a biography written by Michael Barton, a treasure trove of photographs from Crook’s racing career, and a generous selection of images (specially commissioned) from his most famous cars (built or owned).

Limited edition of 500 numbered copies

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LANG COOPER

Peter Brock’s Group 7 USRRC sports car

Ed Heuvink Bill Warner  Peter Brock

This book is about a special car in motor sport history. It was designed by Peter Brock, famous for his work on the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupé and the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. The Lang Cooper was entered in the American USRRC – United States Road Racing Championship – by no less a person than Carroll Shelby.

Underneath the modern, slick bodywork is a British-built Cooper Monaco fitted with a powerful Ford V8 engine. The car, which took its name from the sponsor Craig Lang, heir to the Olympia brewery fortune, was driven by Ed Leslie in 1964. It was later sold to Charlie Hayes in 1965 before being used in club racing and finally ending up on a scrap yard in South Carolina.

After several restorations, the car is now in the N-Anadol Collection in Switzerland and, since it is in both pristine and race-worthy condition, is being entered in several historic events by its current owner.

This book not only tells the history of the car in the USRRC right up until today, it also features the Cooper Car Company and tells the story of the creation of the King Cobra.

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Gentleman Heroes:

YU 3250 – The First Blower Bentley and The Men Who Made it Happen 

Giles Chapman Clare Hay

This beautiful book tells the story of the birth of the infamous Blower Bentley, through the life of the first ever example – YU 3250. Starting with W.O. Bentley and his band of brothers, we join them at the end of the Great War, following them from the prototype 3 Litre through to the Bentley Boys and other notable investors, before Tim Birkin takes on the production of his Blower project at Welwyn.

Extensively researched by Bentley authority Clare Hay and written by Giles Chapman, this hard-back book offers a wealth of period and contemporary photos, documenting the life of the most famous Bentley of all.

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Still Life With Tatra Wrecks

Vladimir Cettl

Come with me into a world I have neither invented nor exaggerated. To a world that, as I pressed the shutter button of my camera, looked exactly the same as the photos. To a world that wishes to remain secret so as to quietly disappear over time.
Even as I took my first photos of car wrecks in 2006, I told myself I was collecting material for a book. The journey, however, turned out to be much longer, trickier and more interesting than I first thought. Sometimes things worked out, sometimes they didn‘t, and many times I asked myself if there was any point in continuing and if I hadn‘t already exhausted the topic, but I never threw in the towel.
You may ask yourself, as do others, how I go about looking for cars. Where do I find them? How do I know where to look for them? I have been publishing photos of rusty car wrecks for years now. I therefore have many friends among vintage car enthusiasts, and whenever they come across a rusty vehicle, they send me the classic message: „Vladimir, we‘ve got something for you.“ Since the world is not as big as it used to be, and the Internet reaches almost anywhere, people from all over the world write to me. I am, of course, very pleased that I am not the only one that finds meaning in such a challenge. It is a kind of symbiosis – people give me tips, and I try to reach the location, talk to the owner and document whatever I can. If it weren‘t for these enthusiasts, I would most likely not even enjoy the process and this book would never have been created.

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Dave and Linda Adler

304 Pages of beautifully photographed, modified DeTomaso Panteras. Over 600 color photographs. Foreword written by Tom Tjaarda revealing his personal thoughts about modified Panteras along with his final interview with the authors. Book size: 11 X 8.5 inches. Landscape-style. Weight: 3.5 pounds. Hard-bound. The authors: David and Linda Adler have owned and driven all types and forms of DeTomaso Automobiles. Modified and Extreme Panteras have always been especially interesting for them. This is their third book about the DeTomaso marque. This photo archive captures a broad selection of Panteras reflecting very minor changes to completely over-the-top modifications. Presenting Panteras from 1972 to the present, the reader can view the craftsmanship as well as the unique artistry of modifications that Pantera owners have made to their cars. Panteras shown: Push-button, Pre-L, L, GTS, GT5, GT5-S, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5, Si, Group C and other unique examples and prototypes. This book has minimal amounts of text and is meant to be a photo archive. Large color photos were given priority over text. Many Pantera club member’s cars are shown along with national and international based Panteras. Photographs taken are by some of the world’s top automotive photographers. Recommended for all DeTomaso owners and enthusiasts who can appreciate Panteras that have been modified. Original cars are not shown in this title.

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METALSHAPING

The Lost Sheet Metal Machines

Timothy Paul Barton

FINALLY all SEVEN volumes

Volumes 5, 6 and 7 just released

Volumes 1 – 4  now available,  not seen since 2012.

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Volume #1

Volume #2

Volume #3

Volume #4

Volume #5

Volume #6

Volume #7

LYN ST. JAMES

An Incredible Journey

Fasten your seat belts! Indy 500 driver Lyn St. James provides inspirational advice for everyone as she recounts her inspiring career as a world-renowned Indy driver. Lyn St. James was 45 years old when she joined the world of Indy racing. Now known as the American Woman Racing Icon of the Century, Lyn is a testament to the power of determination and positive thinking. In this inspiring, motivational book, St. James chronicles her last Indy 500 and looks back on a career filled with challenges. She recounts years of adversity and the struggle to obtain corporate sponsorships, despite being named the Indy 500 Rookie of the Year. She recalls record-breaking runs at Talladega and Daytona, terrifying crashes, and the joys of mentoring young women drivers. On every page of this story people will find the motivation and encouragement to follow their dreams and reach their goals.

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HOP UP VOLUME 14 – 1

HOT off the presses!

 

 

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HOBBO

MOTOR RACER, MOTOR MOUTH

The Autobiography of David Hobbs

Englishman David Hobbs, “Hobbo” to his friends and fans, is one of motor racing’s most remarkable all-rounders. In a 31-year driving career he raced in almost every imaginable category: endurance sports racers, touring cars, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Indycars, IMSA, Trans-Am, Can-Am and even NASCAR, he has done the lot. And on top of that he has been a television commentator in America for nearly 40 years, bringing wit and wisdom to the screen as part of NBC’s Formula 1 team. Now, at last, this very popular racer has put down all his experiences in this highly readable memoir that will be welcomed by racing enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF STROKER MCGURK

Tom Medley

For the first time EVER, every Stroker McGurk cartoon created by Hot Rod magazine artist Tom Medley are in one collection — in traditional comic book format (6.65″ x 10.25″).

More than 70 Stroker cartoons — spread across 56 pages — from the first mention of “McGurk” in the March 1948 issue of Hot Rod to his final strips in 1965.

Included are all the gags and innovations that sprung from Medley’s fertile, if wacky, mind — the first bubble-top roadster, multi-engine lakes racers, a nitro-powered lawn mower, and, of course, the first-ever race car slowed by a parachute (with unforeseen and humorous results).

This is a must-have for any hot rod enthusiast looking for a bit of hot rod history — and a few laughs — through the lens of one the sport’s most influential pioneers.

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 HURLEY HAYWOOD

From the Beginning

Hurley Haywood & Sean Cridland

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Get the Book Everyone is Talking About!

After three years of research, countless interviews, and looking through thousands of photos it’s finally here: Hurley Haywood’s life story.

From his upbringing in Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois, to his chance meeting with Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood was destined to drive anything he could get his hands on. Life-long relationships with Porsche and the Brumos dealership provided the kinds of opportunities of which most racing drivers only dream.

With three overall victories at Le Mans, five at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Haywood is the world’s most successful endurance sports-car racer. In addition, Haywood won several championships and dozens of other races during a career spanning more than 43 years.

Now, in this book of 420 pages with over 650 photos, Haywood tells it all. From the beginning.

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PORSCHE WORKS TEAM

Porsche at the top 24-Hour Races: Nürburgring / Le Mans / Daytona

Frank Kayser  Heike Hientzsch

  • 24-hour races are the supreme discipline in motorsports. Every year, more than 200,000 fans meet in Le Mans for the race over the weekend. This book goes behind the scenes to document every detail and emotion
  • The photographer and author spent three years following the Porsche team

Endurance races are the supreme discipline in motorsports. Several times per year, the best race drivers worldwide are on the tracks for 24 hours. The 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and in Daytona are the toughest tests for man and material. Le Mans as the third run is the icon among the legendary races. In recent years, Porsche set standards in the endurance race world championship – with perfection and passion.
Star photographer Frank Kayser and his team observed the delicate and deeply exhausting work of the Porsche team for three years. The world-famous photographer was allowed where other press photographers were not: in the pit, in the pit lane during the change of tyres and drivers, in the closed off areas of the racers’ quarters. His photos show the stress, the top performance, the eternal night, and the success of perfection.
With photography by Keyser, detailing a world previously unseen by outsiders, and a passionate text by journalist Heike Hientzsch sketching the participants’ emotions, this book illustrates the true nature of endurance races – the tension, exhaustion, and the dedication.

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ENZO FERRARI

Power, Politics and the Making of an Automobile Empire

Luca Dal Monte

When Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898, automobiles were still a novelty in his native Italy. When he died ninety years later, the company he built stood at the top of a global industry, with the Ferrari name universally recognized for performance, racing prowess, and state-of-the-art Italian design. Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire is the definitive account of an epic life.

Drawing on years of original research conducted in Italy and abroad, author and Ferrari insider, Luca Dal Monte, uncovers a wealth of new facts about Enzo’s origins, ambitions, business practices, and private life. The book revisits all the highlights of Ferrari’s rise to greatness: his driving career in the 1920s; his management of racing teams for Alfa Romeo in the 1930s; the launch of his own company and team in the late 1940s, and his unprecedented successes building cars for the road and race track in the following decades. But the book also examines lesser-known and sometimes hidden aspects of Ferrari’s career, from his earliest failed business ventures to his political dealings with Italy’s Fascist government, Allied occupiers, and even Communist leaders. And it lays bare the internal politics of the Ferrari company and team, whose leader manipulated employees, drivers, competitors and the media with a volatile mixture of brute force, paranoia, and guile.

Accompanying the in-depth text are extensive endnotes along with a full bibliography and index. The book is illustrated with four separate sections of photos, exhibits and artefacts, and opens with a foreword by former Ferrari president Luca Di Montezumolo, who previously served as the company’s Formula One team manager.

This is truly the definitive biography of Enzo Ferrari, one that makes previous accounts obsolete. Its depth, scale, and detail make it essential reading for automotive and motorsport enthusiasts. But other readers will be drawn to a sweeping story of Italian life, business, and culture during the 20th century.

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The BERTONE COLLECTION

Gautam Sen Michael Robinson

Many of the iconic vehicles of the second half of the 20th century, from simple but beautiful Fiats, Citroens and BMWs to astounding Alfa Romeos, Lancias, Maseratis and Lamborghinis, rolled out of the coachbuilding facilities of Carrozzeria Bertone and the design studios of Stile Bertone. A succession of cutting-edge concept machines during the 1960s and the 1970s further cemented the belief that Bertone was not only the most audacious, but also arguably the most progressive and innovative of all the Italian design studios After the studio closed, several of the important concept cars, as well as the emblematic production models were either retained or later collected by the coachbuilder in a private museum housed at the Stile Bertone near Turin, and this book describes these extraordinary cars. In over 350 pages and using innovative photography, the work of 9 Design Directors and 63 of their cars is described. The book is written by well-known automotive journalist, Gautam Sen, and former Design Director of the Collection, Michael Robinson, in both English and Italian. Many of the cars have been freshly photographed specially for the publication.

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RACING AND RECIPES

Jürgen Barth

Racing & Recipes – The Racing-Cookbook.

On 24 racetracks, you will be driving around the world
with a lot of interesting race stories
– fast and spicy –
and with many interesting race stories once around the world.
The racing driver and Porsche engineer Jürgen Barth
drives not only well and fast,
he is also cooking well and likes it spicy.
Buckle up and go on to 24 culinary races.

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PORSCHE 911 Air Cooled Years – 1974-1989

Andreas Gabriel

Strictly limited print run of 1989 copies worldwide:
After the great success of his Porsche 911 Turbo book entitled “Aircooled years 1975-1998”, Andreas Gabriel has in recent years exhaustively investigated the Classic 911 G model. This Porsche 911 became a real evergreen and kept its place in the model range for all of sixteen years. A feat not achieved by any subsequent generation of the ‘Eleven. The G model has always been – and still remains – one of the most popular classic Porsches, combining as it does sophisticated and reliable technology with unbeatable driving pleasure. Andreas Gabriel had the opportunity to talk to the developers of this air-cooled classic and even met the man who campaigned to crucial effect for the survival of the ‘Eleven at the end of 1970s, when it was due to be replaced by the Porsche 928. The book “Porsche 911 Aircooled Years 1974 – 1989” presents every single model from this series. In addition to detailed purchase advice and price trends in recent years, it deals exhaustively with all six limited editions, some of which are completely unknown even to connoisseurs. For this book project, Porsche once again provided access to its historical archive, which is why the reader can now see, among other things, previously unpublished photographs of Helmuth Bott taken during the testing phase of the G model in Algeria. Internationally recognised Porsche expert Tobias Kindermann has also compiled an exclusive technology and statistical section for all Porsche 911 models from model years 1974 – 1989.

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Ford GT40 the Autobiography of 1075 (Great Cars)

Ray Hutton

This sumptuous book tells the story of one of the world’s most important racing cars. Always raced in Gulf’s iconic blue-and- orange colours, this Ford GT40, known by its chassis number ‘1075’, won the Le Mans 24 Hours not just once but twice, in 1968 and 1969, and the second victory came after the closest fight ever seen at the finish of this great endurance race. Four other championship wins – at Brands Hatch, Spa, Watkins Glen and Sebring – add to this GT40’s distinction as the very best of its breed, driven by ‘greats’ such as Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rodríguez and Brian Redman. The car’s entire competition life is covered in fascinating detail, together with biographies of its drivers and insights into John Wyer’s crack team that ran it, all supported by a fine collection of period photographs.

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THE KELLNER AFFAIR

Peter M. Larsen  Ben Erickson

The Kellner Affair tells the fascinating story of some of the most influential people in the French luxury car business before the War and how they came together and fought bravely against the Nazi occupation force in Paris. It tells how they formed a resistance group and gathered intelligence ̶ how they were betrayed by double agents, and how they were executed in 1942.

These people included the famous coachbuilder Jacques Kellner, the designer Georges Paulin, and Walter Sleator, the director of Rolls-Royce France, who survived. The book goes deeply into their talent, their work, their lives, their cars, their loved ones and relies on newly discovered archive material as well as private documents that have never previously been published.

The Kellner Affair is the first factual account of these tragic and gripping events: what happened, how it happened, who was to blame, who was punished, and who was not.

Volumes I and II also include an in-depth discussion of aerodynamic cars, the famous streamlined designs of Georges Paulin, and the duplicitous way in which Walter Sleator assumed control of Rolls-Royce France after the Liberation. In addition, Volume III contains a large portfolio of period images of Kellner-bodied cars such as Hispano-Suiza, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Farman, and many more, along with period articles and a wealth of design drawings as well as facsimile reprints of Kellner brochures. The USB flashdrive in Volume III links to 401 pages of scanned source and reference material that document the book.

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Gaston Grümmer: The Art of Carrosserie

Philippe Grümmer Laurent Friry

A few years ago, Philippe Grümmer discovered a trunk of magazines, pictures and records relating to his father’s work as a coachbuilder, and he recognised their significance in the history of the automobile. After writing several articles on the subject and seeing the possibility of a major book he approached the automobile historian Laurent Friry to write it with him.

Descended from a long line of coach builders, Gaston Grümmer was the son of Antoine-Joseph whose company, J. Grümmer formerly V. Morel, produced first, from 1845, exceptional horse-drawn carriages and from the 1890s automotive bodies. Trained in the family business before World War I, Gaston Grümmer, spent the war as a soldier, first on horseback and in the trenches and then in the air as a pilot. At the end of hostilities, he brilliantly re-launched the family business transforming it into the Société Anonyme des Etablissements Grümmer. As the company moved towards the production of series bodywork for various manufacturers, Gaston decided that he wanted to break away to build custom cars and in 1924 he created his own company under the name of Carrosserie Gaston Grümmer. For the next ten years he achieved great success on both aesthetic and technical levels.

Thanks to recently discovered and previously unpublished archives, his son, Philippe Grümmer, in association with one of the best French automotive historians, Laurent Friry, takes us back to this glorious period during the “Roaring Twenties” recalling the major events of the Concours d’Elégance and Les Salons de l’Auto, and describes the bodies that Gaston Grümmer produced for the chassis of around 54 manufacturers and the hundred or so prizes which he won.

Illustrated with photographs, press articles and period documents, including the reproduction of a series of design drawings, this reference book on bodywork of the time is a must for any student of the period.

Two volumes

Page count: 736

Images: Total images: 1,023

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TEX SMITH’S HOT ROD HISTORY

Book One: The Beginnings

Tom Medley

SIGNED by Tom Medley

A Classic

From Preface – We want to help generate an interest in the history of America’s innovative, dynamic, imaginative automotive past. Not the past of the automakers but the past of the auto-users, those people who have helped to catapult that no future history of civilization will be able to ignore the part played by the automobile mankind’s march to destiny.

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FERRARI UNDER THE SKIN

Andrew Nahum

A substantial work, providing exceptional insights into Ferrari the man, Ferrari’s design, and Ferrari the legend.

Ferrari is an extraordinary company that emerged as World War II receded in Italy, combining collegiality, an almost religious dedication, and dictatorship in equal parts. Above all, it was impelled by the remorseless ambition of its founder Enzo Ferrari. Richly illustrated with personal ephemera, technical drawings, master models, and luxurious product shots, this in-depth exploration of Ferrari – the man, company, cars, and clientele – reveals what goes into the making of, many would argue, the world’s most desirable car brand.

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Porsche 911R: The new book

Christoph Mäder Georg Konradsheim Thomas Gruber

The editions are numbered — the German version from 1 to 991, the English version from 1 to 1500. The book covers the early 911R of 1967 of which only 20 cars plus 4 prototypes had been manufactured as well as the new 911R from 2016, that had been sold out on the day it was launched on the exhibition in Geneva. The authors Christoph Mäder, Georg Konradsheim and Thomas Gruber spent one and a half years researching, writing and layouting this book. It comprises:

  • all races that the Porsche works team attended with the early 911R,
  • the story behind the development of both 911Rs,
  • the technic of both cars including engines, transmissions, suspension and aerodynamics,
  • a list of all chassis numbers.

The book “911 R” lets the reader feel as if he had visited the construction offices in Weissach. Over 15 Porsche engineers have been interviewed for this book.

The 911R is the father of all motorsport derivatives of Porsche’s 911 model. The story of the R is connected to Huschke von Hanstein, Ferdinand Piech as well as Vic Elford. Originally, it hadn’t been planned by Porsche to use the 911 as a flagship model for motorsports. The book is made up of two parts: the 911R with 210 hp of 1967 as well as the model from 2016 with 500 hp.

The development of the 911R during the 1960s, the efforts of the works team with the plastic 911, the engines that were used with the car (including the quad-cam type 916) and the world records that the car had set up in Monza are described. The second half of the book covers the 911R model year 2016 and dives into the story of how it came about, tells the story of how the R was derived from the GT3 and GT3RS and all available options. The technical development was given room with separate chapters for body, drivetrain, suspension and aerodynamics. A special feature is the list of all 991 units built with their respective color, wheels, interior and country specific equipment.

Specal 3D-illustrations were created exclusively for this book. They were printed on acetate foils to grant the reader an x-ray view of the packaging of the modern 911R. The design of the cover pays tribute to the car itself by resembling the interior with the brown/houndstooth combination. The book is protected by a silver slipcase which features the two stripes that are so characteristic for this car. The English version is graced by red stripes, the German version carries green stripes.

Details and features

  • English edition: 1500 numbered copies
  • 384 pages
  • 2 acetate see-through pages with 3D-imagery
  • Format 26.0 x 29.9 cm (Slipcase format: 27.0 x 31.0 cm / 10.6″ x 12.2″)
  • Silver slipcase with red stripes (glossy)
  • 428 photos (color), 125 photos (b/w)
  • 49 illustrations
  • 135 historical documents
  • Published in English language November 2017

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PROFESSOR SPEED

Danny McKeever

and the Mind Game of Going Fast

SIGNED

Come along for a drive into the life of Danny McKeever, who for over 40 years has been one of America’s top driving instructors. Founder of Fast Lane Driving School in Southern California, Danny McKeever was chief instructor for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Grand Prix at Long Beach from 1985 until the race’s last installment in 2016. Jam-packed with pro driving tips, tongue-in-cheek humor, and inside stories featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood, the tale of Danny McKeever’s life in the fast lane is not just a resource for how to improve your own driving skills; it’s a story about what it takes to lead the pack, on the track and in everyday life.

 

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SoCal THUNDER

…when Lions Roared

John “Waldo” Glaspey

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A Comprehensive Written & Photographic History of the Historic & Iconic Lions Drag Strip through the Golden Age of Drag Racing.

A brief history of drag racing in Southern California followed by a pictorial history of Lions Drag Strip from the beginning to the end.

Many never before published photos by Roy Robinson and Don Hale. Authoritative text from someone who was there for it all.

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ED ROTH’S MYSTERION

Jeff Jones

The Genesis, Demise and Re-creation of an Iconic Custom Car

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (1932-2001) was a phenomenon. His body of work is still discussed in hot rodding, fine arts and pop culture circles and his cult following remains as devoted as it was during his career. His 1963 Mysterion show car–featuring two big-block Ford V8s–was his masterpiece and the story of its rise and brief existence is legendary. Though it was immortalized as a popular plastic model kit and is featured on several websites, little is known about Roth’s magnum opus. There are a number of fanciful stories of its demise–mostly fiction.
Combining history and shop class, this book provides a full investigation of Mysterion–both the legend and the machine itself. Drawing on interviews, magazine articles, photos, models and other (sometimes obscure) sources, the author pieces together the true story of the car, while documenting his own faithful bolt-by-bolt recreation of Mysterion.

 

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911 Love RS

Jürgen Lewandowski

 

Porsche’s sporting elite – the 911 R – more performance, less weight.

As the first comprehensive homage to the R and RS models, this is a must-have for all Porsche 911 lovers. At auctions they rack up premium prices, but the makers of the 911 R never intended to create objects of speculation for maximum profit. Their main concern was developing vehicles that would appeal to customers because of their uncompromising sportiness.

The story begins 50 years ago, when the first Porsche 911 R achieved five new long-distance world records in Monza; and goes on to the latest 911 R – a car that is aware of its history, with racing stripes, houndstooth bucket seats, manual gear change, and a free-revving naturally aspirated engine. In between the first and the latest lie 50 years, numerous models, and a legion of fans.

 

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Pole Position Rex Mays

POLE POSTION

Bob Schilling

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The life of America’s most popular race drive and a and a long look back at American auto racing and life circa 1931-1949.

Rex Mays was arguably the greatest race drive of his era although victory in the Indianapolis 500 eluded him. For years he held the record for pole positions (4) and laps led by a non winner (266). From his very first race in1931 until his untimely death in 1949 his electrifying driving style made him a favorite of fans all over the country.

Moreover; Rex Mays was admired by his rivals , although his successes were at their expense. He was a perfect ambassador for the sport and a role model for American youth long before the term “role model” was coined.

Large format hard cover book, 482 pages.

NEW LOW PRICE

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JIM CLARK

Tribute to a Champion

Eric Dymock

A new edition of the universally acclaimed out-of-print 1997 book is lightly edited & completely redesigned in colour throughout. This classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), World Champion 1963 and 1965. A royalty on every copy sold in Britain (price GBP22.50) will be donated to the Jim Clark Trust. Patrons Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti and Allan McNish celebrate the new edition, Sir Jackie describing Clark as “…the best racing driver I ever raced with and against”. Three times Le Mans winner Allan McNish: “A modern driver winning the British Grand Prix, racing in Formula 2, then at Indianapolis would be unthinkable.” David Coulthard: “There is no question that Jim’s achievements and Jackie Stewart’s input were fundamental to me becoming a professional racing driver.” Eric Dymock details Clark’s place in motor racing history and total command of Formula 1, portraying him as an individual, nail-biting and insecure, yet the greatest driver in any sort of motor sport.Celebrating the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), Formula 1 World Champion 1963 and 1965, this book details his place in motor racing history and his total command at the wheel. From a Scottish farming family, Clark rewrote the annals of American racing at Indianapolis, second at his first attempt in 1963, winning in 1965. Seemingly equal to the odds of the most dangerous eight years at the top of motor racing, Clark died in an unlikely accident in a minor race at Hockenheim on April 7 1968. Genius at the wheel was not enough. Rivals’ campaigns for safety thereafter saved countless lives on and off the track.

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ROTTEN RED – THE DON EMUNDS STORY

Paul Weisel

Many people remember Don Edmunds as the premier builder of open wheel race cars during the 1960s, 1970s, and into the early 1980s, but the Don Edmunds story isn’t just about iconic midgets and sprint cars.  Don was a true innovator, whose cars combined art and performance and were always at the forefront of open cockpit safety and design, but few readers realize Don Edmunds touched so many parts of the racing world and beyond.       Author, Paul Weisel, Jr., has partnered with Don to tell the Edmunds story in a new 182-page book, complete with more than 200 photos, titled, ‘The Saga of Rotten Red – The Don Edmunds Story’.

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PORSCHE 70 YEARS:

There Is No Substitute

Randy Leffingwell

Porsche is one of the most important and iconic automotive manufacturers in history. From its first 356 to today’s technical tour de force, the 918, Porsche has advanced from strength to strength for nearly seven decades.

In Porsche 70 Years: There is No Substitute, author Randy Leffingwell offers a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of one of the world’s leading automotive companies. Beautiful, contemporary, photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events.

Created with Porsche’s cooperation, the book brings to light the engineering and design stories behind Stuttgart’s most famous cars–such as the 356, 904, 917, 911, 928, 935, 956 and others–as well as its key players.

There’s something for every Porsche enthusiast, whether rear-engine 911 loyalist, race fan, or follower of contemporary vehicles such as the Cayman and Boxster. Comprising the most comprehensive overview of the company’s entire history, this book truly has no substitute.

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PETE LOVELY

A Racing Life

Martin Rudow

The best-known road racer ever to come out of the Northwest has to be Pete Lovely. Best known because he was a headliner for over 50 years, despite being a quiet and humble man. He won fame as small-bore modified ace in the 1950s, won the first race ever held at Laguna Seca, had a stint as the Last Privateer in Formula One, and dominated small-bore vintage modified ranks for many years. His life as a race car driver, dealership owner, car developer and race team owner is equally fascinating. It’s also a uniquely Pacific Northwest story, written by a man who knew Pete for many of those years: Martin Rudow.

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ERICH STRENGER AND PORSCHE:

A GRAPHICAL REPORT

Strenger was instrumental in influencing and molding the image of the Porsche brand as we know it today. This book showcases a first-ever comprehensive collection of his work, created over the course of his collaboration with Porsche between 1951 and 1988. This monographic and monothematic publication brings the noteworthy highlights of his work to the forefront, focusing attention on the designer’s approaches and methods.

 

 

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BERLINETTA 50’S

Xavier De Nombel and Christian Descombes

Rare Italian Coupés of the Fifties

In the years following the Second World War, the Italian coachbuilders practised their art and demonstrated their talent on a huge range of cars. From this proliferation of creative ideas, both technical and artistic, some prestigious marques would emerge – Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati and Alfa Romeo. The coachbuilders such as Bertone, Ghia, Pininfarina, Vignale and Zagato made their contributions producing cars in series for the likes of Fiat, or for the most exclusive Ferrari, designing models to satisfy a clientele demanding exclusivity. This abundance of creativity, both technical and aesthetic, raised the Italian designers to a dominant position in international automotive design.

Specially photographed for this book, the author, Xavier de Nombel, pays tribute to the stylists who gave Italian design the leading position it occupied from the 1950s until the turn of the 21st century. Photographer Christian Descombes travelled widely to capture the cars in exciting and unusual settings which only serve to enhance their style.

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Porsche Speedster – Legends live forever 1989-2011

Andreas Gabriel

Strictly limited print run of 997 copies worldwide:
On the occasion of the 30th birthday of the Porsche 911 Speedster, Andreas Gabriel embarked on a journey to fathom the last secrets surrounding this legendary vehicle.Why was the 911 Speedster presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1987 with a slimline body when it could only be ordered in the Turbo look? Why was the successor model, the 964 Speedster, then only available in the slimline version after customers had already become accustomed to the Turbo look? Why was an official Speedster version of the last air-cooled Porsche 911, the 993, never built? On his quest for answers to these questions, he visited Porsche veteran Herbert Linge and talked to all the project managers for the previous 911 Speedster series.
For this book project, Porsche opened its historical archive. Which is why the book shows previously unpublished documents alongside unknown photographs of Speedster design models and prototypes.Internationally recognised Porsche expert Tobias Kindermann also compiled an exclusive technology and statistical section for all Speedster series. Thus it was that all the paints and VIN numbers of the original 911 Speedster models could be published for the first time. Thus it was that all the paints and VIN numbers of the original 911 Speedster models could be published for the first time. German / English, 396 pages,

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The 24 HOUR WAR

The Ford versus Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans is one of the most famous battles in racing history. It started in 1963 when Henry Ford II tried to buy Ferrari to save the ailing Ford Motor Company, which was being crushed by GM and the Corvette on the track and at the dealerships. Ferrari was the most successful racing team in the world at that time. After months of intense negotiation, Enzo Ferrari said no — refusing to allow Ford to interfere with what he loved the most: racing. Henry Ford II was furious, and vowed to build a racecar that would dethrone Ferrari.  Ford engineered a revolutionary racecar called the GT40. The battle would be at the most famous race in the world, The 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Ferrari had reigned supreme for decades. In the 1960s only two teams ever won Le Mans, Ford and Ferrari — Cementing dynasties that would last for generations.

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Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding

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To tell the life story of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is to tell the history of hot rodding in America. Ed was there from the very beginning. Born in 1921 to first-generation Armenian immigrants, Ed’s first hobby was ham radio, but like many young men in the years before World War II, his interest turned to automobiles, especially hot rods. Ed had natural skills in metal working and machining that were developed in high school. He wanted to further develop those skills, so he joined the Air Corps to continue his education and flew with Air Transport Command. By the time Ed mustered out of the service, the California hot rod scene was in full bloom, with tens of thousands of vets who had the desire to make cars go fast.

Isky: Ed “Isky” Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding, tells the whole story, from his pre-war Lake Muroc and car club activities, his service in the military, starting a small business fabricating parts and making cams in the back of a rented shop, and then selling cams to other rodders. It covers how he grew a business from a single cam grinder and became the leading cam authority in barely 10 years. Ed was a gifted machinist, and he also had a natural knack for promotion. He purchased an ad in the very first edition of Hot Rod magazine, sensing something big; his instincts, as always, were right. He was also the first to use T-shirts and uniforms as promotion. Not only was he an early pioneer in the industry for print adverting and catalogs, he was also among the first to understand the value of having successful race cars using his cams in their engines and wearing his decals on their fenders. The biggest names in the racing industry were running Isky cams, and Ed made sure the world knew it.

Ed’s company name went on to become one of the household names in the performance community. His continued success is an entertaining tale of mingling with industry icons, insight into the business of hot rodding, great stories of yesterday and today, and a life very well lived. You will enjoy the stories recorded here as much as Ed “Isky” Iskenderian seems to enjoy telling them.

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WHEN SEX WAS SAFE

Borrowing from racing legend Jackie Stewart’s famous line, ‘When sex was safe… and motor racing bloody dangerous’ tells the story behind the most thrilling, epic moments in racing history. Blending original photography with Czech artists Unique & Limited’s insanely detailed & breathtakingly beautiful original artworks the newest issue from Waft publishing house weaves a deeply immersive story for each event.

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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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LINDA VAUGHN: THE FIRST LADY OF MOTORSPORTS

AT LAST! LINDA’S STORY, IN HER OWN WORDS

For the first time ever, Linda Vaughn allows her fans a behind-the-scenes look at her career in motorsports and promotion through her personal photographic archive and other photos. Through captions, Linda tells the story of individual images recounting countless stories from her amazing memory, with no detail left unshared. She recounts events with racing personalities and automotive icons from George Hurst to Richard Petty to Mario Andretti to Don Garlits. Nobody is left out as Linda tells stories about the photos chronicling her career in Motorsports.

Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports is the most comprehensive gathering of photos ever assembled on Linda Vaughn. Through her years in motorsports, Linda has lived it all, been everywhere, and met everyone. Whether you are simply a fan of Linda or a collector of Linda Vaughn memorabilia, this will be the premier piece in your collection!

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LINDA VAUGHN ROAST & TOAST  DVD

Linda Vaughn, the First Lady of Racing and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, is roasted by her friends and motorsports cohorts including Corky Coker, Lyn St. James, John Force, Tony Stewart, and Bob Frey.

 

 

 

 

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transamTRANS-AM ERA

Daniel Lipetz

Foreward by Parnelli Jones

Fifty years later, racing fans still talk about the original Trans-American Sedan championship, better known as the Trans-Am. For seven seasons, the series pitted a new generation of American “pony cars”—led by the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro—in closely-fought racing at top road circuits across North America. The driving talent ranged from sports-car veteran Mark Donohue to Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones and Formula One veterans Dan Gurney and Peter Revson.

Trans-Am Era: The Golden Years in Photographs, 1966-1972 recaptures the speed, intensity and intrigue of the Trans-Am through hundreds of vintage photographs. The focus is on the iconic over two-liter cars that attracted the most attention from fans and support from Detroit—the Mustang, Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, and Dodge that are still instantly recognizable today.

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canam50CAN-AM 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Pete Biro and George Levy

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The first rule of Can-Am: There are no rules. Or at least damn few rules. The bodywork had to enclose the wheels and there had to be something that loosely resembled a passenger seat–if your passenger was a badly misshapen human or perhaps a lab monkey. Otherwise, set your racing mind free. No limits to engine options or output, no restrictions on aerodynamic aids or body shape. It was as close to unrestricted road racing as racing had ever gotten or would ever get again. And it was fantastic.

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osbornSTILE TRANSATLANTICO

TRANSATLANTIC STYLE

Donald Osborne

SIGNED

In this book you will see how American stylists and manufacturers looked to incorporate the design heritage, native artistic spirit and abundant artisan talent available in postwar Italy to lend prestige, glamour and sophistication to their mass-production offerings in the strong and hungry domestic US market through the building of concept cars in Italy and the employment of freelance Italian designers.

On the other side of the picture the clear influence and appeal of what can only be described as the audacious, Hollywood ‘Technicolor’ glamorous land of smooth ribbon-like superhighways, skyscrapers and jet fighter planes translated into perhaps surprising expressions of design on Italian cars destined for both export and domestic consumption.

That this extraordinary moment in time, which saw the creation of some of the most important, dramatic and memorable automobiles in both America and Italy has not been examined and celebrated before now seems hard to believe. Any true review of 20th century design and the effect of World War II on automotive design must include a close look at this dynamic and fascinating period of creative exchange between two automobile loving nations.

Welcome to the magical world of the Transatlantic Style/ Stile Transatlantico. You are about to glimpse the products of a time of great wonder and creative magic, quite unlike any other before or since.

Photos by Michael Furman

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circuits

Grand Prix Circuits: Maps and statistics from every Formula One track

For the first time, the stories of every venue to host a Formula One World Championship race have been brought together with bespoke digital maps of each track to create the ultimate guide to the circuits of F1. Written by award-winning journalist Maurice Hamilton with a foreword from three-time World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart.

The book explores all 71 circuits that have hosted a Grand Prix, detailing each one’s history and heritage. It also includes contemporary photography and detailed maps created by Collins, the world-leading publisher of maps and atlases, making it an essential purchase or gift for any racing fan.

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