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The History of California’s Main Street
Before it was a modern freeway, California’s State Highway 99 was “the main street of California,” a simple two-lane road that passed through the downtowns of every city between the Mexican border and the Oregon state line. Highway 99: The History of California’s Main Street turns back the clock to those days when a narrow ribbon of asphalt tied the state’s communities together, with classic roadside attractions and plenty of fun along the way.
Highway 99 documents the birth, growth, and transformation of the highway; the gas stations, motels, restaurants, and attractions that flourished and declined by the roadside; and the communities, personalities, and historical events that made their mark on the highway. From the migrations of the Dust Bowl to the birth of the Bakersfield Sound to the foundation of America’s fast-food culture, the history of California has happened around Highway 99, and Highway 99: The History of California’s Main Street brilliantly depicts that history.
When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation
Despite success in its epic struggle to conquer tyranny during the Second World War, Great Britain emerged from the conflict at the brink of financial disaster and burdened by continued rationing of food, fuel, and consumer goods. Displaying the same indomitable spirit that had allowed the nation to carry on during the early days of the conflict when it fought alone against Hitler and his minions, Britons steeled their resolve, turning their attention to the devastated economy.
Overwhelmed with debt and having to rely on foreign assistance to meet basic needs, the new Labour government issued a mandate for industry to “export or die,” allowing them to earn the hard currency needed to place the country back on its feet. Among those that answered this clarion call were automotive manufacturers such as A.C., Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mini, Morgan, and Triumph, whose sports cars gained an immediate and enthusiastic following around the world, helping to resurrect their moribund homeland in the process.
Rule Britannia – When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation celebrates this compelling story with authoritative text from John Nikas and his team of dedicated researchers and contributors; historic imagery from archives maintained by marque clubs, manufacturers, and museums; and modern portraits artfully captured in a studio setting by Michael Furman, the world’s most renowned automotive photographer.
Along with insights from some of the most legendary names in Motordom, including Goodwood’s Lord March, Le Mans legend and television presenter Alain de Cadenet, celebrated historians Graham Robson and Timothy Whisler, and admired designer and writer Robert Cumberford, this volume has already received critical acclaim and is certain to become a touchstone for the genre. Join us to relive this remarkable period in automotive history when sports cars truly saved a nation.
There Is No Substitute
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.
A Racing Life
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.
From action-packed Model T racing in the 1930s to exotic sports car racing during the 1950s and 1960s, Images of America: Central Coast Motor Sports reveals the colorful history of motor sports and hot rodding in Central California. Sam Foose, one of the pioneers of West Coast car customizing, created several designs that led to fame, while locals raced at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats and joined the exclusive 200 MPH Club. Don Edwards entered the exciting world of drag boat and hydrofoil racing and became one of the most successful drag boat racers of the 1960s. This collection of historic images spotlights the many drag strips, racetracks, car clubs, and personalities in the region during racing’s golden age. It also features some of the coolest hot rods, customs, dragsters, lake racers, sports cars, formula racers, sprint cars, jalopies, off-road vehicles, and motorcycles around.
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.
My Years Designing, Testing and Racing Carroll’s Legendary Mustangs
Shelby Mustang GT350 is a vivid, fact-filled account of how the man Carroll Shelby dubbed “Mr. GT350” led the effort to create an American automotive legend. It’s precisely the book that Shelby Mustang owners and other enthusiasts have been waiting for.
AMERIC’S LONGEST SMALL TOWN
Part legend, part nostalgia, part working highway, part touchstone to an America of the past, Route 66 is the only road in the United States that American and international visitors read about without leaving their homes.
Route 66: America’s Longest Small Town takes the reader on a virtual roadtrip, telling about the highway’s legends, stories, people, and businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience.
You will be introduced to the road’s past, present, and future, including a nostalgic look at vintage diners, signs, advertisements, and roadside attractions.
Featuring all-new photography along the existing and former 2,000-mile route of the highway, this book, from America’s foremost Route 66 author, combines the nostalgia of a storied past with the intriguing realities of an evolving present to create an intriguing portrait of the Mother Road of America.
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.
Gabriel Voisin, Henry Farman and the archetype of aeroplanes
This is the story of an unjustly neglected landmark in the history of technology: the first comprehensive account of the genesis and evolution of the Voisin biplane with which Henry Farman proved to Europe at least that heavier-than-air flight was a practical proposition, and which has been eclipsed in the popular imagination by the Wright brothers’ 1903 breakthrough at Kill Devil Hills.
As well as chronicling the intense rivalry between the Old World and the New, it explores the technical background of Farman’s Voisin and charts its wider social and cultural impact in the US and Europe while illuminating the intelligence, ingenuity and indomitable spirit of the characters involved.
Relying on primary sources wherever possible, lavishly illustrated by contemporary photographs and with short biographies of all of the main protagonists, it unravels a complex tale of intrigue, daring innovation, personal courage and dogged determination in a world of doers, dilettantes and daredevils, where autodidacts mixed with aristocrats and theories with inspired pragmatists.
They emerge as a colorful bunch of fierce individualists competing against each other and their transatlantic rivals to realise an ambition which was rightly hailed as the dawn of a new era. As such, their achievements merit celebration alongside the other epoch-defining beacons of Modernism that shown from Paris in the first years of the last century.
100 Years of Ford Trucks
In July 1917 Ford Motor Company introduced a one-ton chassis for commercial trucks, marking what many historians feel was its official entry into the dedicated truck business. Prior to this the company had offered commercial cars, including depot hacks and delivery van bodies mounted on its standard passenger car chassis. Dealers had also offered small after-market pickup beds that could be placed on the rear of a Model T car to convert it to a pickup. But with the debut of the rugged Model TT truck chassis, Ford was firmly in the truck market. Eight years later it introduced its first factory-produced pickup, a sturdy half-ton job that met with great acceptance. During the century that has passed since that first Ford truck chassis, the F-series has become the best-selling truck in the world, and the best-selling vehicle of any type in America. Every year the company sells over 700,000 F-series trucks, and well over 1.5 million trucks of all types, just in the U.S. It’s an amazing success. Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks tells the entire Ford truck story from the very beginning, when Ford got its start in truck production. This book provides the history of the wide array of models Ford has built over the past century, including the Model A roadster pick-up, stylish 81C pickups, legendary 1948 F-1, Bronco, Courier, Ranchero, Econoline.
The Bright, brief lives of Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins
Mon Ami Mate is Chris Nixon’s double-biography of two of Britain’s finest racing drivers of the 1950s, Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins, who formed a remarkable friendship during their two seasons together at Scuderia Ferrari. With the help of dozens of people who knew them, Nixon has traced the lives of the two remarkable men from childhood, through their racing careers to their untimely deaths, examining along the way their relationships with families, friends and team-mates, and also their passions for boats, planes and girls.
Re-Printed by popular demand
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,
A Selection of Pre-1916 Motorcycles
Timeless American-a selection of pre-1916 motorcycles is a unique photographic journey through the early part of the twentieth century. With forty-six motorcycles being beautifully showcased, you will get an in-depth look at some of the workmanship of the early inventors, engineers and pioneers of the motorcycle industry. Photographer Edward Lee captures the beauty of each bike and presents them in a way that allows the viewer to really feel like they are standing next to each machine. If you can appreciate true craftsmanship and the authenticity of original design you will be mesmerized. Even if you are not a motorcycle fanatic you will be sure to enjoy this selection of truly timeless American motorcycles.
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.
Racing´n´Roll is a celebration of racing and a celebration of photography! Martin Straka, famous czech photographer and a commentator of racing events, reveals the backstage of auto racing and rallys. His pictures are not only about the racing itself, but they present the overall atmosphere of the contests. Each one of the 400 photographs presented to the reader tells us its own story.
Racing and Riding with the King of Cool
From the first Harley McQueen bought when he was an acting student in New York to the Triumph “desert sleds” and Huskys he desert raced all over California, Mexico, and Nevada, McQueen was never without a stable of two wheelers. His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, Elsinore Grand Prix, and even as a member of the 1964 ISDT team in Europe. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen maintained his body like it was a machine itself. He trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts. Later in his life, as he backed away from Hollywood, his interests turned to antique bikes and he accumulated an extensive collection, including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Brough Superior, Cyclone, BSA, and Ace motorcycles.
For a time John Fitzpatrick had aspirations to become a professional golfer, having won numerous junior championships, but after falling from a tree he was climbing with some friends and breaking both his wrists his golf game was never the same. What to do now? His father promised John that if he didn’t smoke or ride a motorcycle before his 17th birthday he would buy him a car. John did neither and when that day arrived his father was true to his word, rewarding his son with a new Mini. In 1962 John began competing in and winning local events in the car, and a chance meeting with Ralph Broad of Broadspeed fame proved to be a turning point his life. He was first hired by Broad to drive for his team in a Mini, then the Cooper Car Company. Returning to Broadspeed, he found himself competing behind the wheel of Ford Anglias and then Ford Escorts. At a race at Daytona in 1972 John met Erwin Kremer, a German team owner from Cologne, who hired him to drive his 911 in European events. His many victories that year resulted in his winning both the European GT Championship and the Porsche Cup. While competing in Porsche RSRs for both the Kremer and Georg Loos teams, he raced Ford Capris and BMW CSLs. From 1977 to 1982 he drove multiple versions of the potent turbocharged Porsche 935 for the Barbour, Kremer and Loos teams, winning the IMSA Championship in 1980 and the Porsche Cup for a third time. In 1983 he moved up to a Porsche 956, capping off his career that year by defeating the Rothman Porsche works team in the rain at Brands Hatch. Illustrated with 128 black & white and 231 color photographs, and written in his own words, FITZ: My Life At The Wheel chronicles John’s twenty-two years competing on many of the most famous circuits in the world in some of the most iconic cars of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
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.
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.
This magnificent book in the Great Cars series tells the story of a Ferrari 250 GTO with a particularly interesting and varied history.
The car is chassis number 4153 GT and it won the Tour de France – an arduous 10-day race-cum-rally – in the hands of Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger in 1964. That success typifies this car’s competition life, for it did virtually every form of motorsport, including endurance racing (it finished fourth in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1963), hill-climbing and rallying. All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by a fine collection of period photographs, including colour. Any Ferrari enthusiast will enjoy this addition to the ‘Great Cars’ series.
Niels van Roij
In 1966 the Dino was on public display at the Turin Motor Show, in 1967 the first Giugiaro-drawn cars left the plant in Rivalta di Torino.
Now, 50 years later, the Dino is more popular than ever, time for a new book on the Dino. In 1966 the Italian publication AutoStylo published the first complete book of the Dino Coupé. In this anniversary year a group of Fiat Dino lovers decided to produce a remake of this wonderful book,
Fiat Coupé expert Wim W. Smith provided the content and Dutch car designer Niels van Roij redesigned the book, whilst Nuccio Bertone’s personal assistant and press officer Gian Beppe Panicco added his story to it. The result is a beautiful book, Il Coupé Dino Fiat, on a beautiful car, the Fiat Dino Coupé.
The hardcover book is filled with wonderful images. Printed in a limited and numbered edition of only 500 copies.
Stroker. The Artistic Works of Tom Medley is a long awaited, limited edition book, three years in the making. The 256-page, exquisitely designed coffee table book has over 300 illustrations and photos which showcase the work of the famed Hot Rod magazine cartoonist.
This book reviews the seven decades of Medley’s work, and offers an insightful bio on the artist. It features letters he sent home during WWII, drawings from the 78th Infantry Division Lightning newspaper, the “Fearless Freddy Flash;” legendary character “Stroker McGurk” from Hot Rod magazine, character “Flat Out Snodgrass” from Cycling magazine, automotive cutaway illustrations, spot cartoons, logos, t-shirt designs, greeting cards, and so much more. In this book, you’ll also find recreations of the finished art, various original story boards, and rough sketches by Medley.
limited slip-case edition— this is a must have for any hot rod enthusiast!
Recognized as the “bible” of the industry, the Classic Car Auction Yearbook offers an in-depth analysis of top international collector car auction sales with data going back 23 years. This is the 21st edition that reports on the results of 5,644 cars listed among 324 different makes from the 1st of September 2015 until the 31st of August 2016. Also, this new edition is most extensive to date with 416 pages and 930 photographs. Chapters are titled as follows: Market Analysis of the 2015-2016 season; Authors’ comment; Graphs of the prices achieved by cars offered and sold in earlier time (by specific chassis in three currencies); The Top 201 cars of the 2015-2016 season; Top 100 for make & country statistics; Statistics for period of manufacturing; Statistics for make; Average price achieved graphs; the 2015-2016 season “TOP TEN”; The 2015-2016 season case; Auction results from 1st September 2015 until 31st August 2016; 23 years of TOP FIVE; 23 years of TOP FIVE for Makes; and TOP TWENTY of the last 23 seasons.
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 ”
Over 272 pages with circa 900 colour photographs, “Porsche Sport 2016” tells the story about the victories and achievements of all Porsche race cars in North-America, Asia, Australia and Europe: successes in the famous endurance event at Le Mans, the ways towards numerous significant international sports car racing titles and the thrilling battles in the various Carrera Cups, GT3 Cup Challenge and Mobil 1 Supercup series, as well as in WEC.
“Porsche Sport” has been published annually since 1993 – a real pleasure for every Porsche enthusiast. Its statistics of the various categories make it a unique reference book, the numerous full-colour images of well-known international motorsport photographers remain fascinating and the captive reports written by renowned journalists allow to re-live the action.
Pit & Paddock: Behind the scenes at UK and European circuits in the 60s and 70s
Pit & Paddock The Premise
With a huge collection of historic motor racing images, magazines, books, race programs and memorabilia, Auto-Archives non-profit Automotive Library and Research Centre felt that the best way to share such an impressive array of motoring history was by highlighting a special group of Peter Darley images, and presenting them in a fabulous, large format book, titled ‘Pit & Paddock’.
With a Foreword written by Lord March, Pit & Paddock is a high-quality, 12x12inch large format, 256-page hardback book, featuring over 200 images from the Auto-Archives library. The Limited Edition of Pit & Paddock is presented in a blue cloth-covered slipcase with the P&P logo silver-foil embossed on the front. Taken by Peter Darley in the 1960s and 70s, the evocative images give the reader a behind the scenes look into the pit and paddock at ten historic European circuits. These unique never before seen images portray a world that is sadly long gone.
FERRARI 275 GTB #08011
Ken Gross and George Saitas
In 1964, one automobile shook the collective foundations of automotive design and motorsport competition. Ferrari 275 GTB follows the restoration process of this rare gem with in-depth illustrations as the famous car finds new life under craftsmen’s expert hands. Produced only between 1964–68, the model redefined workmanship and established itself in a class all its own; Enzo Ferrari’s persuasion even led to its becoming a legendary sports car. Ferrari 275 GTB is a breathtakingly illustrated tribute to one of the greatest feats of artistry the automotive industry has ever known.
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!
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.
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.
Pete Biro and George Levy
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.
That Marcello Gandini is one of the greatest of automobile designers ever has never been disputed, and whether he is the greatest ever, only time and the directions automobile design takes, will tell. But there is no doubting Marcello Gandini’s immense impact on automobile design in the last four decades of the 20th century that still remains valid well into the 21st century. From the Lamborghini Miura to the Maserati Quattroporte IV, from the humble Innocenti Mini to the epic Cizeta V16T, Marcello Gandini has designed some of the most epochal of all automobiles. Iconic cars like the first-generation BMW 5 Series, the Audi 50/VW Polo, the Fiat X1/9, the Lamborghini Countach and the Diablo, the Lancia Stratos, the Renault Magnum super truck, and many others have all flowed from his stylistic pen.
Designing automobiles that really defined the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, even the 1990s, Marcello Gandini is, arguably, the one man who had the greatest impact, the one who changed automotive design the most.
- 2 Volume set
- 400 pages in each volume
- 924 images (449 Volume I and 475 Volume II) – many never seen before!
- Over one hundred of Gandini’s designs featured
- Limited edition of 600
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
For a time John Fitzpatrick had aspirations to become a professional golfer, having won numerous junior championships, but after falling from a tree he was climbing with some friends and breaking both his wrists his golf game was never the same. What to do now?
Illustrated with 128 black & white and 231 color photographs, and written in his own words, FITZ: My Life At The Wheel chronicles John’s twenty-two years competing on many of the most famous circuits in the world in some of the most iconic cars of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Chevy-Engined Ferraris from the 50’s and 60’s
BACK IN STOCK!
Exotic, hand-built Ferraris of the 1950s and Chevrolet’s family sedan produced by the thousands would seem to have little in common. But it’s a twist of automotive history that quite a few Ferraris might no longer exist were it not for the Chevy V8 engine. Randy Cook’s Bowtie Ferraris documents how a surprisingly large number of multi-million dollar Ferraris owe their survival to an engine from one of the least expensive sedans produced in America. His book is an important addition to the body of Ferrari history, as he explores a topic never before examined in any detail.
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.
Maserati 250F The Autobiography 2528
Great Cars Series #5
This is the story of a uniquely special example of the Maserati 250F, the breed of car that epitomizes the 2-1/2-litre front-engine Formula 1 era of 1954-60 and took part in the first and last races of that classic period. The finest flowering of the 250F came in 1957 with the lightweight version in which Juan Manuel Fangio won the last of his five World Championship titles. Three lightweights were built and the one featured in this book, chassis 2528, was driven to victory by Fangio in the Monaco Grand Prix and by Jean Behra in three non-championship Grands Prix at Pau, Modena and Casablanca. The fascinating story of 2528, from its construction to the present day, is accompanied by 400 photographs, many of them never previously published. This book presents the life of a truly Great Car – the most original and widely raced of all Maserati 250Fs.