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Dirt Tracks to Glory: The Early Days of Stock Car Racing As Told by the Participants
In this all-new edition of Dirt Tracks to Glory we return to the very personal and often hilarious inside stories of sharp-witted people who became legends in the early days of NASCAR. Bill France Sr, Humpy Wheeler, Curtis Turner, “Little Joe” Weatherly, Glenn “Fireball” Roberts, the Flock Brothers, Banjo Matthews, Smokey Yunick and a host of others emerge from these pages with their personal reflections and wry commentary on the way it was in the days of “haulin shine”, bangin’ fenders and out-smartin’ the other hot-shoes on Saturday nights.
Squeezed Up – The Book is the new XXL coffee table book by internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Dirk Behlau.
Ten Days, Nineteen Cities, Twenty-Eight Locations, Two Hot Rods, Five Guys, and a Race. Squeezed Up is an unforgettable road trip across Southern California, combining Hot Rodding, Polynesian Pop, Tiki culture, Tattoos, and Kustom Kulture into a stunning and crazy master-piece. Experience every bump in the road with “The Wild Bunch,” as they journey to preserve the past, while meeting with painters, surfers, tattoo artists, bartenders, Tiki makers, Hot Rod builders, and more. Don’t take yourself too seriously, conserve history, preserve and don’t consume. Keep what makes you feel alive and live it. Come and join us on the road!
378 pages, full color Hardcover in a linen slipcase
Format: 297 x 270 mm
Includes 12 Tiki Cocktail Recipes
Companion DVD HERE
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Book Signing and Lowrider Car Show
Scenes from the Mexican American lowrider life: a clothbound photobook documenting a vibrant LA car culture
Known for her quiet portraits of American cultural movements, Los Angeles–based photographer Kristin Bedford’s new work, Cruise Night, is an intimate and unstaged exploration of Los Angeles’ Mexican American lowrider car culture.
From 2014 to 2019 Bedford attended hundreds of lowrider cruise nights, car shows, quinceañeras, weddings and funerals. Her images offer a new visual narrative around the lowrider tradition and invite outsiders to question prevalent societal stereotypes surrounding this urban Mexican American culture. Bedford’s photos explore the nuances of cars as mobile canvases and the legendary community that creates them.
With bright color photography and a unique female vantage point, Cruise Night is an original look at a prolific American movement set against the Los Angeles cityscape.
RS ICONS COLLECTOR’S EDITION
EVERYONE LOVES A SECRET – THIS BOOK IS FULL OF THEM.
In the 1970s and ’80s Ford Design was a hotbed of talent. As its gifted designers thought ever-more out of the box they pushed forward the boundaries of mainstream car design.
This amazing two-book Collector’s Edition is the fascinating – yet never previously told – story of how the world’s best design team created not just some of the era’s most fondly remembered cars but hundreds of others that have never been seen before.
It pulls the covers off an astounding, scarcely believable array of one-offs, prototypes, and cancelled cars that were kept secret. They are revealed in previously private photographs and extraordinarily rare design sketches.
Ford gave the author – a former Ford product designer – first-time access to its most confidential archives and more than 50 former Ford designers and engineers opened up their long-concealed files.
Everyone loves a secret: these previously hidden cars have waited decades to tell you theirs.
-Over 100 never-seen cars revealed
-Design stories of the most iconic ’70s and ’80s Fords
-Forewords by Ford’s former chief designer and engineer
-Insiders’ stories of the ultimate unicorn: Escort RS1700T
-Beautiful design sketches – published for the first time
-Head-spinning prototypes and one-offs
Two-book Collector’s Edition includes the following:
- Signed and numbered by the author
- Additional Scrapbook containing over 200 additional images and never-told stories
- Beautiful, boxed slipcase for both books with unique artwork
- Two free “Secret Fords” posters worth £9.50 each
- Limited to 600 sets
TWO-BOOK COLLECTOR’S EDITION
The two-book Collector’s Edition of Secret Fords Volume Two follows the same format as the best-selling Collector’s Edition version of Volume One. More inside stories, written in the author’s first-hand words add a personal touch to the Scrapbook. Both books follow the same timeline so that they can be read together or separately. Each copy of Secret Fords Volume Two is personally signed and numbered by the author and the two books supplied in a boxed slipcase with specially-comissioned cover art. The Scrapbook also features a unique cover featuring the mysterious 2000s Scorpio, cancelled CE99 Escort plus alternatives to the Fiesta and Escort.
Two-book boxed set, author-signed and numbered copy of Secret Fords Volume Two, plus supplemental Scrapbook, Boxed slipcase with unique cover art. Two free posters worth £25 folded inside.
Extra Scrapbook content includes Ghia’s rework of an RS2000 into an off-roader, a mysterious large Ford beyond the Scorpio, step-by-step build of a one-off RS2000-based prototype.
Porsche 956 001 – Creating a Legend – Limited edition
956 001 was the first drivable prototype and therefore the starting point for over 100 examples of the 956/962. The book Porsche 956 001 – Creating a Legend, published by Sportfahrer Verlag, is a lavish English-language monograph on this car that describes its history in detail. From the initial considerations for the Group C rules through the testing phase, its limited race outings, the later use as a technology test car and the owner history, no significant aspect of the car’s existence has been forgotten.
A number of important people were interviewed, including Peter Falk, Norbert Singer, Valentin Schäffer and Jürgen Barth. There are also valuable insights from Derek Bell, one of the most important factory drivers of the 956 era.
Adding to the book is the reproduction of numerous records from testing and other original documents that help convey the complexity of the car’s development.
The book boasts a modern layout and is beautifully illustrated. The photos, some of them in large format, show the development, testing and race history of 956 001 and document the technical details of this one-of-a-kind car.
|Number of pages:||272|
|Dimensions:||265 x 265 mm|
|Number of copies published:||Limited to 750 examples, numbered by hand|
|Configuration:||Hardcover with cloth binding and slipcase, golden hot foil embossing on cover and spine|
|Photos and images:||155 color and 55 b/w photographs, 18 documents, drawings and illustrations|
Color, Fashion, Style, and the Midcentury Automobile
Tom Dolle Jeff Stork
This highly visual book explores the seldom-told story of how glamour, fashion, design, and styling became the main focus of automotive marketing from the postwar 1940s through the 1970s. With the expansion of the American suburbs after WWII, women suddenly needed cars of their own. By adopting the fashion industry’s yearly model changes, as well as hiring many designers and stylists from the fashion industry, the automobile industry made a direct appeal to the rising sophistication and influence of women. By perfecting the fashion-centric concept of planned obsolescence, it became the dominant economic engine of American postwar prosperity. The dramatic photography, elegant fashion, and use of color and materials in midcentury automotive marketing created a groundswell of demand for new cars. Much of the marketing imagery of the period hasn’t been published since it first came out, and this book features some of the best.
It has been said that “Lamborghini is a carmaker that makes engines, the job of the designers was to design the engine cover.” Yet, in its almost six decades long history, the supercar maker has constructed just four different engines.
However, it has been a series of models with remarkable, groundbreaking shapes, each one a veritable design revolution that has really set Lamborghini ahead of other marques. Cars like the Miura, Espada, Urraco, Countach and the Diablo astounded and startled automotive fans as much with their daring shape, form and aesthetic purity, as they did with their second-to-none engineering.
This book celebrates the design history of Lamborghini through numerous period reports and previously unpublished images. It delves into the extraordinary shapes and forms, as well as the intrepid personalities with interviews of design greats—Marcello Gandini, Luc Donckerwolke, Walter de Silva, Filippo Perini and Mitja Borkert—who made Lamborghini what it is today.
- 2 volumes with dust jackets in slipcase
- 784 pages
- 1,070 images
- Four fold-outs
- 219mm x 304mm
Adventures in Ferrari Land
The greatest vintage Ferraris carry stories with them, and part of the value of each unique car is the depth and richness of its history. Edwin K. Niles has been buying and selling Ferraris for most of his life, and the more than one hundred that passed through his hands include some of the most storied and rare examples in existence.
This lavish two book set covers the cars and writings of Niles, offering Ferrari enthusiasts an intimate look into the heritage of some of the world’s most desirable collectible Ferraris.
In Volume 1, Niles recounts his encounter with each car, touching upon the its history and including colorful stories such as how he discovered a 1954 250 Europa Coupe in an underground storage garage while on holiday in Italy and bought it immediately after the owner took him on a screaming ride through the narrow streets of Rome.
The stories of Ed and his cars take you on a ride through Ferrari history, meeting the historians, collectors, and celebrities who live and breathe the cars that bear the prancing horse.
Volume 1 of this set includes a complete inventory of all the Ferraris owned by Niles, with archival photography, drawings, records, and entertaining stories about each one.
Volume 2 collects Niles’s writings about Ferrari, including his colorful column, “Oldtimer’s Corner,” that ran in the FCA Southwest Region’s Sempre Ferrari. Included on those pages, are accounts of a ring of Italian car counterfeiters, the Berlinetta in the barn, the ill-fated but fast Dino, and more tales of living and loving Ferrari.
In short, if you love and live Ferrari, this two-volume set is a must.
The Cars, The Times, And The Characters Who Drove Them
12 Chapters, 12 Car Companies, 12 Famous Owners And a collection of speedsters that will inform and entertain!
Have you ever wondered when and how the hotrod movement started? Or speed and endurance events? Landspeed racing? Hillclimbing? Or anything involving power, speed, or just having some fun in an automobile? This book—Classic Speedsters—covers all of that, and much more.
Covering the full history of the seven GTO/64s that raced between 1964 and 1966, charting their evolution through the earlier 250GT SWB and 250GTO models, covering their full racing history and continuing with a detailed overview of their lives in the years since, right up to the present day, GTO/64 – The Story of Ferrari’s 250GTO/64 stands as an unrivalled record of these magnificent machines
Brought to you by the same team that created and published the highly acclaimed Inside Track books, GTO/64 is produced to the same exacting standards. Measuring 27 x 28cms, the book has 452 pages and includes over 540 images.
Learn What it takes to plan,build and campaign a land speed record cart capable of achieving 500 mph
It includes full coverage of the Speed Demon’s extraordinary history and performance record, the unfortunate crash and subsequent construction of the all new Speed Demon II. The new car build is covered in exacting photographic detail so readers can see and understand every component of this amazing landspeed racing car.
George Poteet’s awesome Speed Demon has captured the attention of the world wide racing community with it’s clockwork ability to tear off repeated 400 mph blasts at the Bonneville Salt Flats. When an unfortunate incident caused the car to crash in 2014, an opportunity to build an even better and faster Speed Demon presented itself. See the complete history of the Speed Demon and the detailed buildup of the new car all in full color here.
Take a full color deep dive into the inner workings of the Speed Demon.
It only has one engine, but it’s currently a turbocharged big block Chevy beast. Learn its secrets and why it began as a small block engine. It’s rear-wheel drive in an all-wheel-drive environment. It’s driven by a self-made, nerves-of-steel southern gentleman who places all his faith in crew chief Steve Watt, his engine builder, Kenny Duttweiler, and the extraordinarily talented build crew at Maxwell Industries — the Men in Black.
After a walk-away crash in 2014, an all-new leaner, meaner Speed Demon was constructed at Maxwell. Records continued to fall, culminating in a new 470 mph record and a staggering 481 mph exit speed in 2020. This is story of perhaps the most successful land speed car ever and why it’s so damned fast.
The Classic Car Trust
The Key 2021 is both a book and a valuable document. A book because it presents in-depth and compelling stories such as the parallel between the evolution of the automobile over the last 100 years and that of architecture, art, fashion and music. Over 80 unique pages that tell a magnificent story. Then, the history of the Scuderia racing teams which, from an idea of Enzo Ferrari, have become the symbol of an authentic passion for racing. Also of great interest is the discovery of the new dimension of the Classic car experience, revived in a Club called “The eClassic Club”, where real cars are joined by exquisitely crafted simulators by Zagatoand Pininfarina. The past brought to the levels of today’s Formula 1. And much, much more, more besides.
From the pages of the book, 280 in all, we then move on to those of the document: here you’ll find in-depth studies on the various trends of the Classic car market based on the meticulous analysis of the results of global auctions, a very important survey on the opinion of young Europeans, Asians and Americans on the future of the car and on the importance of its past. Statistically representative results on just how very much alive and loved the object that gave humanity its freedom still is.
Finally, a unicum: the ranking of the world’s top 100 collectors. How could you not know it?
The Key 2021. Not to be missed.
Dealing in Dreams
The first Edition of Dealing in Dreams, published in 2017, was a never-before-seen insight into the dealings of Talacrest and a record of the worlds most sought-after Ferraris and other incredible marques such as Mercedes, Alfa, Maserati, Aston and Lamborghini that passed through the Talacrest stable. The book sold out with incredible feedback and has afforded the opportunity for 10 charities to receive a share of a total of £175,000 raised by the book and donated by Talacrest.
Talacrest have remained at the forefront of Classic Ferrari dealing with over $1 billion of sales. The updated and redesigned edition includes an additional 100 pages, never-before-published photos and the inclusion of an even wider range of road and race Ferraris. In this special edition, John allows the reader a chance to see his personal collection including two specially commissioned Ferraris.
The new book will have a strictly limited run again with all proceeds going to charity.
- Exceptional illustrated book, opulent and strictly limited edition: photos of racing cars and road cars from 75 years of Ferrari history
- The best Ferrari models, from early racing cars to modern hypercars, e.g. the Ferrari 250 GTO and Ferrari LaFerrari
- Expert texts by Jürgen Lewandowski present the history of the global Ferrari brand
- Exquisite Ferrari photos from Günther Raupp’s archive and a portrait of the popular car photographer
- Bilingual text in German and English
- Numbered limited edition of 1947 copies
Stretching from Victorville to Carson City, Highway 395 offers a snapshot of California’s diverse landscapes and oddities. Tales of skinwalkers and Sasquatch sightings flourish among the bones of ghost towns, and stories of the elusive Lone Pine Mountain Devil ignite the curiosity. Far from fiction, the Sierra Phantom lived among the hills for fifty years, and mountaineer Norman Clyde used his skills to find lost hikers and climbers. Rumors of the Lost Cement Mine, with a rich vein of gold, lure people in, and the Tuttle Creek Ashram, built high above Lone Pine, offers peace. Author Brian Clune explores the strange and fascinating side of the majestic mountains and lonely deserts along US 395..
Robert FD. Walker
The Definitive Chassis-by-Chassis History of the Mark I Production Cars
Carroll Shelby’s creation of the Cobra automobile during 1961-1962 transformed an aging British sports car into a 1965 World Manufacturers GT Championship winner for Shelby American. Today, the Cobra is still one of the most recognized automobiles in the world.
This book narrates the work required to develop the first production Ford-powered AC Ace 3.6 roadsters that today are referred to as Mark I Leaf Spring Cobras. Seasoned Cobraphiles, novice enthusiasts and especially those who had the foresight to buy the cars, will enjoy the hundreds of fascinating snippets and backstories. The author has researched each of the 125 production Mark I Cobras built and conducted several hundred interviews with the people connected with each car. This endeavor uncovered unknown histories and facts, as well as hundreds of previously unpublished photographs and documents.
Despite the lion’s share of accolades going directly to Carroll Shelby and the staff at Shelby American for the success of the Cobra, some portion of that credit rightfully belongs to the hardworking craftsmen employed at AC Cars in the 1960s. The Cobra could not have been created without them. Virtually everything except the Mark I Cobra’s Ford engine and transmission had been hand-built by old-world craftsman in England. That partnership reflects the best of the Anglo-American spirit and produced one of the most iconic automobiles ever built.
- 2 Volumes
- Hard cover with dust jacket in slipcase
- 1052 pages
- 1569 images
The Story of Britain’s First Formula1 World Champions
When international Grand Prix motor racing resumed following World War Two, the red cars of Italy were the dominant force, and Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati swept all before them. Patriotic industrialist Tony Vandervell – founder of bearing manufacturer Vandervell Products Ltd – resolved to break their stranglehold over the sport with a team of British cars and pursued his ambition with single-minded devotion and determination.
Deploying all of the engineering expertise and industrial might at his disposal, Vandervell achieved his goal in 1957, when the Vanwall of Tony Brooks and Stirling Moss won the British Grand Prix at Aintree. By the end of 1958, Vanwall had won a total of nine World Championship Grands Prix and claimed that year’s inaugural Constructors’ Championship, building the foundation for the considerable success that would subsequently be enjoyed by British-built Formula One cars.
First published in 1975, this book offers a unique insight into Tony Vandervell and the rise of his Grand Prix team and has been extensively expanded for this new edition from Porter Press International with the inclusion of hundreds of official factory documents from the GP Library archive – from telegrams and letters to lap charts and technical records. With a superb collection of period photographs and detailed captions written by Doug Nye, the result is the definitive history of this ground-breaking British Formula One team.
Now in its third edition, the Concours Year is a celebration of the greatest Concours d’Elegance events from around the world. Best in Class and Best in Show results from more than 50 concours ensure that the Concours Year is the most comprehensive review of the concours scene. Over 300 pages, hardbound and with more than 1000 images of some of the world’s most important cars, this is a book to treasure.
- A Year in Concours: The very best of 2021
- Class and Best in Show Winners from Concours events in 2021
- Concept Lawn 2021
- Concours People: Luigi Orlandini, Martin Button, Cici Muldoon, Don Williams
- Alternative Concours: Concours d’Lemons, Festival of the Unexceptional, Radwood etc.
- 60 Years of E-Type
- What’s coming in 2022
Class and Best of Show results from the following Concours:
Sydney Harbour Concours, Antwerp Concours d’Elegance, Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Dinard d’Elegance, Classic-Gala Schwetzingen, Motorsport Rendezvous, Concorso di Modena, Poltu Quatu Classic, Intermarque Concours d’Elegance, Concours South Africa, Concours d’Elégance Suisse, Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, The Bridge, Cavallino Classic, Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, Las Vegas Concours, San Marino Motor Classic, Hilton Head Concours, Radnor Concours d’Elegance, St. Michaels, Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Audrain’s Newport Concours, The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering, Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, Concours of Elegance, Valetta Concours d’Elegance, Concours d’ Elegance at Copshaholm, Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Greenwich Concours, Concours of America Zoute Grand Prix, La Jolla, Valetta Concours d’Elegance, Concorso Villa D’este plus more!
Since its creation in 1950, motor racing enthusiasts have been attracted to the World Championship of Formula 1. In addition to the fans going to the Grand Prix circuits, millions of viewers follow each season.
Motorsport historian, photographer and collector Peter Nygaard opens his exclusive archives for the first time to tell the story of Formula 1, from the 1950s to the present day.
This monumental book, with more than 400 images, celebrates more than 70 years of motor racing: the legendary champions – Fangio, Stewart, Lauda, Prost, Senna, Schumacher, Hamilton –the biggest victories, track incidents, technological developments, the drivers and manufacturers.
- Hard cover with dust jacket
- 230mm x 300mm (portrait format)
- 480 pages
- 438 images
- Over 400 rare and unedited photographs
- All formula 1 seasons from 1950 to 2021
- Photographs of all the world champions
- Drivers and manufacturers records
- Records and statistics for each decade
HOT ROD DREAMS
Car Shows and Culture
David Boulé Larry Erickson
HOT ROD DREAMS – Car Shows and Culture tells the sensational story of how indoor hot rod shows changed America and taught the world to love hot rods, customs and the people who built them.
There was a time – not long ago – when cars were much more than transportation. This was the era when people defined much of their public persona around cars. People felt they were what they drove, and many lusted after rides that would set them apart. Cars influenced art and entertainment, and a rapidly growing number of hot rod and custom car shows fed these appetites and fantasies.
During this era, Bob Larivee was the undisputed ringmaster of the greatest show on Earth – the indoor hot rod and custom car show. Driven by pure enthusiasm, and possessing a natural gift of knowing what would draw people, Larivee built an empire that showcased style, color, horsepower, pop culture and fantasy. For decades, his events helped define American car passion while fueling the dreams of millions around the world.
Hot Rod Dreams – Car Shows and Culture celebrates the people and stories of this not-so-long-ago era, while also exploring how popular culture inspires our concepts of personal identity. HOT ROD DREAMS features more than 350 photos, many of which have never been published.
From Zandvoort to Daytona
Anyone who drove racing cars in the 1960s and ’70s has a wealth of stories to tell, and Ed Swart is no exception. Having competed at international level in touring cars – winning the 1965 European Touring Car Championship Division 1 in the process – and been a front-runner in the European 2.0-litre Sportscar Championship in the late ’60s and early ’70s, as well as helming GTs, sports-prototypes and running an international race circuit – Zandvoort, no less – Ed Swart has more to say about the period than most people. And whilst most drivers from that era retired long ago, Ed has kept on keeping on racing through historic racing. This is the fascinating account of his life, immersed continuously in top-line motor sport.
Just like Sir Stirling Moss did back in the day, Ed Swart scrupulously kept a diary of his racing actions, based on scrapbooks of press clippings, which provides us with an unparalleled record of the crowded schedule of the pro-am racing circus during that heady decade and a half.
This fascinating 10×10-inch, 192-page hardback book, contains over 300 photographs and tell the story of racer Ed Swart who started his motorsport career rallying at the age of 18 and was soon involved in the early days of karting. As Ed’s father was a distributor for Fiat, based in the Hague, early on Ed was obliged to race only Fiat cars, under the title Scuderia Auto Swart – or Team S.A.S, but after he spent a year in Italy at the Fiat school and Abarth factory, he started racing Fiat-Abarth production cars. Ed raced for five years with the Works Abarth team, winning the 1965 and 1968 class Championships. In 1969, when Carlo Abarth produced a genuine 2-litre sports car, Ed bought one to compete in the FIA 2.0-litre Sports/Prototype Championship. After the Abarth company was sold to Fiat and no longer making race cars Ed became a true Chevron fan and has raced them ever since, both on a professional basis in Europe and then after he moved to the USA in historic racing.
John Davenport, Reinhard Klein, Michel Lizin, Colin McMaster
Ask ordinary people to name a famous motor rally and the majority will reply Rally Monte Carlo. Practically everyone knows the most famous rally of all time. Now the first major A to Z about this classic of rallying is published with more than five hundred photos on four hundred pages. The McKlein team with its photographers have combined with authors such as journalist and Monte Carlo Rally participant John Davenport and journalist Michel Lizin. All concerned have searched through their memories and photo archives and have found more than that for which they were searching. The result is a visually stunning book of amusement and diversions with the best stories from the ninety rallies that took place between 1911 and today.
What do apple pie, snow flurries and freaky spectators have in common? They all played a role in the big colourful Monte Carlo circus, and they all appear in these pages. The pastries were once given to the crews in the Ardèche, while the Monte is as legendary for its weather conditions as it is for the enthusiastic audience. The rally is an almost inexhaustible source of anecdotes, drama and fate. There are involuntary and deliberately chosen shortcuts, a suitcase full of spikes spends the night at customs in London, a co-driver is forgotten, buses and taxis drive along with the cars. And Michel Lizin describes a ride with Hannu Mikkola during the reconnaissance of the Burzet-Burzet stage as he sat clinging to the roll bar in the seatless rear of the Ford Escort.
Who knows today that the “wiggle-woggle”, a simple test of driving skill, was once decisive for the Monte Carlo result? Or that points were once awarded for the most comfortable equipment? And of course, all the classics are there, from Alpine to Zephyr among the cars, from Antraigues to the Col de Turini among the legendary stages. Sébastien Loeb, Tommi Mäkinen, Walter Röhrl and all the other stars were always good for anecdotes, plus impressions in both words and pictures, exciting and moving memories and lots of exciting, funny and sometimes dramatic episodes.
Enjoy a trip through time covering one hundred and ten years, from the Rolls-Royce crews of the pre-war era to the antics of the Group B monsters, and to the WRC cars of today. Come on a long journey through the wildest snowstorms and sample the treacherous ice, experience the magic of night stages and learn how the photographers scramble to the best secret spots close along the stages.
On top of all that, there is also a comprehensive review of the rallies, from 1949 up to 2021 for every year.
The Evolution of the Ferrari TR
This book is about the Ferrari 250 TR 59/60, the ultimate expression of the legendary 250 Testa Rossa. Written by revered Ferrari authority Keith Bluemel, it covers the development of the ‘TR’ from inception through to the 1959/1960 seasons, culminating with the Le Mans victory of 1960. It slowly focuses on chassis number 0774, the actual car that scored that win in the 24 hour marathon in the hands of Paul Frère and Olivier Gendebien.
The title contains some terrific photos within the 204 pages all excellently reproduced on the highest quality paper stock. Its broken down into 8 chapters describing the model’s evolution – the ’59 and ’60 seasons in particular are covered in great detail. There are sidebars on the drivers who piloted 0774 and the circuits it competed on along with in-depth studies of the car’s main opposition. The final chapter is about 0774’s life after Le Mans and its time in private hands, rounding off with a salon of Michael Furman studio shots and various appendices. A high quality production with slipcase, designed by Julian Balme.
Limited Edition of 1000 copies
A Hands-On Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO
Larry Perkins Petra Perkins
FULL CIRCLE: A Hands-on Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO may be the first car memoir – a car revered for its international racing performance and artistic mystique – the first Ferrari 250 GTO, born in Italy in 1962.
It is also the memoir of a man, himself unique – Larry Perkins, a rocket scientist /car racer /artist. His stories chronicle how The Car (a.k.a. “Sophia” named for the elegant Italian bombshell Sophia Loren) pops in and out of his life. These events, and the people associated with them, create a series of full circles in their shared journey.
Full Circle: the past becomes future becomes past, illuminating words to the famous song… “When Everything Old is New Again”.
Freddie Ludlow – His Life on Two Wheels
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Freddie Ludlow. His Life on Two Wheels, by Don Emde
Back in 2020, The Speed Kings. The Rise & Fall of Motordrome Racing, by Don Emde, received the Best Book of the Year award by the Motor Press Guild. Now, you can be among the first to own a copy of his latest book, Freddie Ludlow. His Life on Two Wheels. Available now!
The seeds of the idea for this book were planted over twenty years ago when author Don Emde was entrusted with the care and ownership of a scrapbook of Freddie Ludlow, an early day motorcycle pioneer. With nearly 100 pages of the scrapbook photos organized chronologically with Ludlow’s own handwritten captions, what was obvious was that he was a man of adventure and competitive spirit, who also answered the call to serve his country.
Freddie Ludlow’s motorcycling life began as a delivery boy for Western Union on the streets of downtown Los Angeles around 1910. Local competitions followed until he enlisted in the Army and put his motorcycling experiences as a rider and mechanic to use in Europe during World War I. Upon his return home, Ludlow became one of the top motorcycle racers in the United States, rising to the level of National Champion in 1921. A few years later, his sense of service again saw him finding ways to put motorcycles to good use when he became a motor patrol officer in Pasadena, California, a job that he would have for the next thirty years.
His new “day job” didn’t mean, though, that Freddie was done raising the bar in the motorcycle sport when it came to speed and performance. Through the 1920s and ‘30s, he set numerous speed records on the hard packed sand at Daytona Beach, Florida; on the Bonneville Salt Flats, even along a stretch of public road near San Bernardino, California.
Freddie Ludlow died in 1983, but his amazing motorcycling life lives on in Freddie Ludlow. His Life on Two Wheels. It features not only his scrapbook pages but also many pages written by Don Emde filled with back stories and additional rare and historic photographs of Ludlow and many other legendary racers who were his competitors.
176 pages – Hardbound – 10 x 12 inches
Highly illustrated – 400+ photos and related images
Printed in sepia-tone throughout with retouched black & white photos from Freddie Ludlow’s scrapbook pages, plus some limited color images.
Celebrate 75 years of Ferrari with this complete, fascinating, and stunningly illustrated history highlighting the company’s legendary sports cars and their worldwide influence.
A stellar combination of beauty, engineering, racing success, exclusivity, and Italian flair combine to make Ferrari the world’s most legendary carmaker. All these traits coalesce in the form of Ferrari’s road cars. No other sports car manufacturer has so consistently set the bar for style and performance. It’s a near unbroken 75-year run of automotive hits:
- The 125S in 1947
- The versatile 340 in the 1950s
- The stunning 250s and 275s of the 1960s
- The Daytona in the 1970s
- The shocking F40 in the 1990s
- The modern era’s outrageous hypercars like the Enzo, F8, and LaFerrari
Ferrari: 75 Years dives deep into Ferrari’s sports car history beginning in 1947, but also examines Enzo Ferrari’s early career with Alfa-Romeo before he launched his legendary company.
Automotive historian and photographer Dennis Adler offers Ferrari owners and fans a full and fascinating picture of Maranello’s 75 years of sports car manufacturing. Adler’s detailed text is accompanied by his breathtaking photography and supplemented by important historic images.
For 75 years, Ferrari has created high-performance automotive works of art to fire the imaginations of car lovers and performance enthusiasts the world over. Ferrari: 75 Years provides an inspiring and illuminating look back at this history.
The Peak of Racing
Chris Lennon is a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champion, who has penned the most exciting book to come out in decades on the PPIHC, the second oldest race in the US, and one of the most legendary races in the world. His book, “The Peak of Racing” takes the reader up all 156 hair raising turns to the summit, with stunning photography as well as amazing stories and from contributors like Bobby and Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Ari Vatanen, and many, many more legends of Motorsport.
Hand numbered, limited edition.
Dave Wolin’s 484 page “Riverside” covers the history of Southern California’s iconic racetrack in some what scrapbook form, crammed full of pictures, magazine and newspaper articles and comments from those who raced there, worked there or attended races there.
Coverage includes the early history of racing in the area, the beginning of pro racing, the USRRC and Can Am (both the original and later single seat series), Formula One, Formula 5000, Midgets, Sprint Cars, Go Karts, Indy Cars and the other non racing events held there. There is a chapter on “Crooks and Criminals” with Riverside connections and a photo collection of the attendees at the Legends of Riverside events. Don’t look for stock cars, the trans am, off road, drag racing or motorcycles, says the author; they’ll be in volume two, coming next year.
The book, with an introduction by Motor Press Guild Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Doug Stokes, come with a DVD containing photos, newspaper and magazine articles, interesting interviews, films and videos.
COMING IN FEBRUARY
- History of each Best of Show winner written by marque experts
- The stories of the Pebble Beach Road Races and the first ever Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
- The influence of heroic racer, restorer and collector Phil Hill
- Profiles of the people instrumental in the Concours’ success, including restorers, judges, chairmen and owners
- The rise – and importance – of the preservation class cars
- Explanations of judging methods and how they’ve have changed
- Personal reflections on the Concours from entrants, celebrities and key sponsors to the Concours
Pagination: 308 + covers
Size: 330mm x 280mm portrait
Case-bound book beautifully produced on
170gsm silk paper.
Strictly limited to a maximum of 500 copies.
Cover printed on silk paper and presented in a
stunning limited-edition slipcase.
Strictly limited to 250 copies, copper plate
signed by Sandra Button, leather-bound and
presented in a leather clamshell case. A truly
Death and Rebirth at the Indianapolis 500
SAVAGE ANGEL author, Ted Woerner, was an 11-year old Swede Savage “super fan” sitting in the turn 4 grandstand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 12, 1973. He watched and cheered as his hero broke the track record in time trials for the Indianapolis 500.
When race day finally came around more than two weeks later, he was sitting in his 6th grade classroom on a Wednesday afternoon in suburban Chicago. He listened to the rain-delayed race through a wired earplug connected to a transistor radio that he had brought to school that day. His excitement when Swede took the lead of the race turned to shock as he heard the news over the live radio broadcast that his hero had just been involved in a horrific crash only an hour into the race. He struggled to hide his emotions from his teacher. Swede Savage would die from complications from his injuries thirty-three days later.
“Soon after Swede’s death, I read that his wife was at the race, that she was pregnant, and that she witnessed his crash from the grandstand behind the pits,” recalls Ted. “I became immediately concerned about the well being of Swede’s wife and new baby, who by the time I read this book had already been born. I just couldn’t imagine how a child could enter the world under such circumstances.”
Through an improbable turn of events, Ted would finally meet Swede’s posthumous child, Angela Savage, as a grown adult over forty years later. A sacred friendship was formed between them, forged in the crucible of the same fiery tragedy. Now, several years after they first began the arduous and painful task of chronicling Swede’s life story and Angela’s complex and tumultuous life that followed, their book, SAVAGE ANGEL, is complete.
The book is a long overdue biography of Swede Savage. We finally get to know the man behind the windscreen as he pursued his childhood dream to win the Indianapolis 500. But the story doesn’t end with his death. It goes on to describe what it was like to be in the immediate family of a man whose lifetime passion was the world’s most dangerous profession. We feel their raw emotions as his final days unfolded in an Indianapolis hospital’s intensive care unit and learn how they attempted to go on with their lives after suffering such an immense and unexpected loss.
Through recent medical studies, it is now known that the baby girl born to Swede’s widow, Angela Savage, likely suffered transgenerational PTSD in her mother’s womb. Sheryl Savage not only witnessed her husband’s horrific crash from the grandstand, but also endured unimaginable stress as Swede struggled for life for another month thereafter. The book goes on to explain how the complex mental health issues, addictions, alcoholism, and general instability in Angela’s life, now appear to have been genetically hard-wired into her as a result of a statistically nearly impossible confluence of rare disorders and life experiences rarely found in a single person.
After being understandably vacant from the sport of auto racing her entire life, Angela Savage decided to accept an invitation from a small group of her father’s fans to come to the Indianapolis 500 for the first time in her life, forty-one years after the death of her father there. With additional support provided by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the trip was a life-changing experience. At Indy, she was showered with unconditional love. The embrace she felt from “the racing family,” and her unimaginably brave confrontation of the place where her father’s life ended, would change her life forever.
B S Levy
NEW! the latest in the Last Open Road series
Hemi Under Glass: Bob Riggle and His Wheel-Standing Mopars
SIGNED BY BOB RIGGLE and the Authors
Look up to the skies through Bob Riggle’s eyes in this wheelstanding, must-have Mopar history book on Hemi Under Glass!
While the established stock and modified brackets are long-recognized as the heart and soul of drag racing, it was the wheelstanders that more often than not put butts in the bleachers. In that category, some of the most well-known names included Bill “Maverick” Golden’s Little Red Wagon, Bill Shewsberry’s L.A. Dart and Chuck Poole’s Chuck Wagon. Although, most memorable of all was the Hurst Hemi Under Glass Plymouth Barracuda campaigned by Bob Riggle.
Riggle started his career in the early 1960s as a car builder and mechanic for Hurst-Campbell and eventually ascended to pilot the Hemi Under Glass. When he left Hurst in 1969, the Hemi Under Glass franchise transferred with Riggle. He continued for six more years as the owner/driver of a succession of Hemi Under Glass renditions. In the 1990s he resurrected the concept of the original car—making four different versions (1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969)—and continued to thrill drag racing fans with his wheelstanding antics.
At the time of this writing, Bob’s last run with the Hemi Under Glass was in the summer of 2019. He claims to have retired (he was 83 years old at the time), but he’s claimed that before!
For all the success he enjoyed over his long and distinguished career, which is believed to be one of the longest in all of motorsports, he’s best remembered for a run at Irwindale Raceway in early 2016 with comedian and car buff Jay Leno in the passenger seat in a video that has been viewed more than 10 million times.
This is Bob’s story, one that Mark Fletcher and Richard Truesdell, co-authors of the 2012 book Hurst Equipped, are honored to share. They say the story was easy to tell—given their unprecedented access not only to Bob but also to his vast archive of photos that reflect his ongoing popularity. Many of the photos in this book are seen in print for the very first time.
Caesars Palace Grand Prix
Las Vegas, Organized Crime and the Pinnacle of Motorsport
The path of Grand Prix racing in America wound through raceways at Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, and finally Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. At each stop, the influence of organized crime seemed no more than a handshake away. But at Caesars the vast crime syndicate appeared deeply involved in the operations of the luxury-branded resort. The Caesars Palace Grand Prix then culminated in an unholy alliance of the world capital of gambling, shadowy figures, and the international czar of Formula One.
During its four-year run of successive Formula One and CART IndyCar events, the race hosted the biggest names in motorsport–Mario Andretti, Bernie Ecclestone, Roger Penske, Chris Pook, Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Niki Lauda, Danny Sullivan, Bobby Rahal and Al Unser among them. The podium celebration of the inaugural Grand Prix put the convergence of alleged organized crime influences and auto racing on public display, while the years that followed provided their own curiosities. This book traces the intertwined threads through decades of accounts, extensive interviews, and the files of the FBI.
Out of the Shadows
Mike Spence was one of the most liked and respected drivers of grand prix racing in the 1960s. A loyal friend and team-mate of Jim Clark, Mike also raced for BRM and Emeryson in Formula One and in sports car racing, he drove the iconic Chaparral 2F. He forged a reputation as being an outstanding development driver with real mechanical sympathy.
He was at his peak and was on the cusp of winning both the Indianapolis 500 and becoming a winner in grand prix racing when he was killed in a practice accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 7 May 1968.
There are not too many two-time Formula One race winners that have not merited a published biography of any description, but at long last this modest, laconic and quiet man gets the focus that he deserves in what will be the definitive and only authorised biography of his life.
This was no mere ‘number two’ driver to Jim Clark, Phil Hill or Jackie Stewart; this was someone who worked in the shadows to achieve the optimum performance for everyone he raced for.
Award-winning author Richard Jenkins follows up from his debut book – Richie Ginther: Motor Racing’s Free Thinker – with all the same hallmarks that saw his first book win multiple awards: comprehensive research, a balanced, thoughtful, flowing and detailed narrative and numerous photos that have never been seen before, including some from Mike’s personal collection.
With contributions from Mike’s widow, his brother and his former long-time mechanic, there are unique personal insights into Mike as a person, It is testament to Mike’s reputation among his peers that the likes of Richard Attwood, Jim Hall, David Hobbs, Alan Rees and Sir Jackie Stewart, and many others, have been involved in helping to tell Mike’s story as he now comes out of the shadows into full focus.
Mike Spence: Out of the Shadows is written by Richard Jenkins, who won the prestigious RAC Motoring Book of the Year Award for his debut title, Richie Ginther: Motor Racing’s Free Thinker.
The Storied Journey of A D-Type Jaguar / Limited to 603 Copies
When one has a Jaguar that has been driven by seven different Le Mans Winners, has raced in more World Sportscar Championship and Front Line races than any other C or D type Jaguar (including four Le Mans 24 Hours participations), was both a Works and Ecurie Ecosse car, finishing second at Le Mans in 1957, yet remains today as one of the most original D-types extant, its story is both compelling and in this book, beautifully graphic.
Current owner, Clive Beecham, has self-published a 340 page homage to his car, drawing on superb period and contemporary photography to embellish the words of not just the four previous owners, but also luminaries such as Ian Callum, Willie Green, Carol Spagg, Dario Franchitti and several others. Clive also provides wonderful and detailed insights from Ron Gaudion, the Aussie mechanic who spannered the three consecutive Le Mans D-type victories and Hugh Langrishe, the Lap Charter for Ecurie Ecosse in that famous 1957 1-2 finish.
The book is a fine balance between the author’s often humorous and soulful narrative of those that were there in the day, and those that have enjoyed and experienced some of XKD 603’s sixty seven years. There are over 400 photographs with a fine mix of colour and black and white. Virtually all have been taken by recognised masters of their craft, with many virtually unseen portraits by Louis Klementaski, Phil Hill, Yves Debraine, Geoff Goddard, Bernard Cahier and others appearing throughout the book.
This book, mainly through images (for the most part unpublished and meticulously captioned), traces the exceptional journey of an endearing man who forged his record thanks to his talent, his perseverance and his combativeness. The book goes off the beaten track by offering a journey through the seventeen countries that Siffert visited to build his career there, thus revealing himself the best ambassador of Switzerland in the same way that Roger Federer does today!
432 pages with 610 pictures, French and English text.
Bruce Meyer, John Nikas, Michael Furman
Badass explores an unheralded aspect of automotive design: the role and importance of the rear end in terms of the vehicle’s overall function and personality.
An all-star cast of contributors, including the world’s leading automotive designers – Andrea Zagato, Henrik Fisker, Gordon Murray, and motoring historians – Leslie Kendall, Fred Simeone and Matt Stone, among others, lead this fascinating discussion, while Bruce Meyer, acclaimed as “America’s favorite car guy,” lends his own unique perspective from a lifetime spent as a fervent enthusiast.
From the 1911 Hispano-Suiza Type 45 CR to the 2018 Ford GT, Badass weaves an informative and entertaining narrative around automotive badasses. A must-read for every automotive enthusiast, this book combines fascinating essays, detailed analysis from design legends, rare period images and beautiful automotive portraiture from world renowned photographer Michael Furman to create a memorable experience for the reader that is sure to become a treasured volume to be referred to time and again.
Hardbound, cloth cover with dust jacket
256 pages, 411 photographs in color and black and white
Limited Edition Re-Print
AMERICAN CAR CULTURE AT ITS VIBRANT BEST
Wednesday night was “Cruise Night” in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles. The stretch on Van Nuys Boulevard between Ventura Boulevard on the southern end, and well past Sherman Way to the north, teemed with kids and cars from all over Southern California on Wednesday nights. It was a terrific place to both see and be seen, and to show off your ride as well.Gas was cheap, times were great, and the boulevard hummed with life during the evenings. Even the «draft» during the Vietnam War did not dampen the street scene. By 1972, the year Rick McCloskey went to Van Nuys to shoot his series of photographs, the culture on the boulevard had become an amalgamation of divergent lifestyles, automobiles – used and new – and some very different «looks» and styles. There were «tribes» of van kids – surfers mostly – low-riders, muscle cars, street racers, Volkswagen owners, and many more, and of course, thousands of young people. The idea of «retro» had arrived as well, with some young people emulating the look and style of the 1950s. Of course, there were individuals who had to be there for work. In making these images, Rick McCloskey set about portraying the young people, their cars, and the iconic background settings. Today, young people no longer have anything similar to the past boulevard gathering places, where so many people can enjoy «just being there» together. Akin to starlight still trickling in from a long vanished world, these photographic images are what we have left
118 duotone plates with a text by the photographer
European Touring Car Championship 1970-1975
The first half of the 1970s was a golden era for touring car racing. The battles between Ford and BMW are legendary, while Alfa Romeo played its own important part in deciding races and championships.
In Germany touring cars provided a platform for young drivers to launch international careers. Jochen Mass, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Hans Heyer and Klaus Ludwig all started their careers in tin-tops.
In the European Touring Car Championship, they didn’t just come up against national and international touring car warhorses like Toine Hezemans, Dieter Glemser, Gian Luigi Picchi, Dieter Quester and Carlo Facetti, but also Formula 1 stars current and future like Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda.
This book delves into exciting races from the era and details the technology behind all of the important cars, including those from Abarth, Chevrolet, Fiat, Mazda, Mercedes and Opel. It’s a comprehensive overview of a fascinating time in touring car racing.
A History of Ford’s Legendary 4 X 4
GIs returning after World War II created an entirely new automotive market niche when they bought surplus Jeeps and began exploring the rugged backcountry of the American West. This burgeoning market segment, which eventually became known as sport utility vehicles (SUVs), numbered about 40,000 units per year with offerings from Jeep, Scout, Toyota, and Land Rover. In 1966, Ford entered the fray with its Bronco, offering increased refinement, more power, and an innovative coil-spring front suspension. The Bronco caught on quickly and soon established a reputation as a solid backcountry performer. In Baja, the legendary accomplishments of racers such as Parnelli Jones, Rod Hall, and Bill Stroppe further cemented the bobtail’s reputation for toughness.
Ford moved upstream with the introduction of the larger Bronco for 1978, witnessing a huge increase in sales for the second-generation trucks. The Twin Traction Beam front end was introduced in the third generation, and further refinements including more aerodynamic styling, greater luxury, and more powerful fuel-injected engines came on board in the generations that followed. Through it all, the Bronco retained its reputation as a tough, versatile, and comfortable rig, both on and off the paved road. With the reintroduction of the Bronco for 2020, Ford is producing a vehicle for a whole new generation of enthusiasts that looks to bring modern styling and performance to the market while building on the 30-year heritage of the first five generations of the Bronco so dearly loved by their owners.
From the development process and details of the first trucks through the 1996 models, author Todd Zuercher shares technical details, rarely seen photos, and highlights of significant models along with the stories of those people whose lives have been intertwined with the Bronco for many years. This book will have new information for everyone and will be a must-have for longtime enthusiasts and new owners alike!
Made in Italy
The motor sport world could not have in any way predicted such a unique and unprecedented phenomenon as the Formula Junior. More than 1300 races in five Continents were contested in the relatively short period 1959-1963.
Eleven races run in 1958 under the National Italian Formula Junior and over a hundred in 1964/65 held in Scandinavia, the Americas and Asia, after the official demise are to be added together with innumerable hill climbs in which the Formula Junior cars were admitted as a class. Still today Formula Junior is one of the most, if not the most, popular categories in historic racing.
This book is devoted to the Italian contribution to the Formula Junior and it concentrates on the analysis and the description of its unusually long gestation, and as fully as possible the background information regarding the about 60 different brands of Formula Junior racing cars made in Italy and of their technical specifications and production.
The 1932 Ford Hot Rods of the Bruce Meyer Collection
A colorful and captivating book examining Bruce Meyer’s passion for Hot Rods, featuring eight iconic ’32 Ford Hot Rods from his renowned automobile collection. Author Ken Gross combines cultural history, technical specifications, and an aesthete’s sensibility to narrate the story of hot rodding’s evolution from lawless to legitimate, and explains why the “Deuce” hot rod resonates so strongly with Bruce. In addition, Chip Foose offers an expert’s insight on the 1932 Ford’sstyling cues, and hot rod legend Alex Xydias provides the foreword. DEUCE! features many historic images, as well as modern studio shots by Peter Harholdt.
Where They Raced – Turn 3
More auto racing has taken place in Southern California than any other place in the world.
Where They Raced Turn3 is the long awaited revision of the original classic Where They Raced (out of print since 2012). The history remains unchanged but more images have been uncovered, stories are more detailed, and overall venue coverage is expanded upon.
The first official automotive meet in Southern California took place at Agricultural Park (eventual site of the Los Angeles Coliseum) during Fiesta Week in 1903. This spawned 178 additional auto racing venues ranging from Real Road Races to Board Track Speedways, Short Tracks, Big Ovals, and Drag Strips.
Venues appeared in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and on the current sites of Sea World in San Diego and Television City in Los Angeles along with four very different race tracks called “Ascot”(!).
Where They Raced Turn3 traces the rise-fall and rise again of auto racing and its impact on the urban landscape throughout Southern California. This book is less about Who and What raced in favor of the When and (right!) Where they raced. Chances are good that there was an auto racing venue within a few miles of wherever you are in Southern California. Look around, and listen for the echoes of the motors and the cheers from the fans…
A design hero for all generations of automotive enthusiasts, American legend Tom Tjaarda was a designer whose name and fame is synonymous with marques such as De Tomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Innocenti and Lancia, which include models such as Pantera , Deauville, Longchamp, 124 Spider, 365 California and the Fiesta.
Brought up in America when the American Dream was beating out its rock ‘n’ roll rhythm, Tom Tjaarda came to live and work in Europe while the cultural revolution was in full swing. He had the privilege of a ringside seat during the most exciting times, finding himself at the heart of the most intense of automotive styling activities in the Mecca of vehicle design, Turin.
Even though Tom Tjaarda may not have designed as many cars as other prolific designers, the American’s influence and importance in the history of automotive design, specifically in the second half of the 20th century, is almost unbeaten. Tjaarda, with his charming, accessible personality and good humor, remains one of the most popular design legends of all times. Tom Tjaarda: Master of Proportions is a comprehensive look at the life and times of a design giant, and features all his automotive, as well as his non – automotive, designs.
Six Decades of Motorsport Photography
The Other Side of the Fence: Six Decades of Motorsport Photography is a collection of motorsport photographs spanning six decades shot by Bill Warner, Founder and
Chairman of The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. From his home base in Jacksonville, he traveled the world photographing the drivers, cars, and racing action from Daytona to Le Mans including Indy cars, World Championship of Makes, IMSA, NASCAR, and Formula 1. His images have graced the pages of Road & Track, Sports Car Graphic, The Atlantic Monthly, Automobile Year, Car and Driver, Autoweek, Automotor und Sport (Germany), Classic and Sports Car, and Thoroughbred and Classics (UK), and a host of other motoring publications from Australia to Eastern Europe. He is the recipient of the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Photographer of
the Year and won recognition from the Los Angeles Art Directors and the Creative Arts Yearbook. His work is on permanent display at The Brumos Collection and has been on featured at the Petersen Museum and The Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance.
LOST IN TIME
Formula 5000 in America
During the 1960s and 1970s, American road racing flourished ,with hard-fought championships for the Can-Am, the Trans-Am and last but not least the Formula 5000 series. Built around the idea of a standard engine size for American V-8s, Formula 5000 attracted excellent entries from well-known teams such as Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Carl Haas, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske and Carl Hogan. The series led manufacturers to develop relatively affordable chassis designed to compete on the numerous North American road courses spread across the U. S. and Canada.
In this volume John Zimmermann’s excellent round-up of Formula 5000 provides the first comprehensive overview of all the elements of this great racing series. Fully researched and extensively illustrated provides an essential history for students of racing history and fans alike, a must for the true enthusiast.
The IROC Porsches
The International Race of Champions, Porsche’s 911 RSR, and the Men Who Raced Them
The IROC Porsches chronicles the original International Race of Champions 1973–74 season, in which the world’s top drivers battled in identical Porsche RSRs to claim the title of world’s greatest racing driver.
The Porsche 911 is among the most historic, sought after, and read about cars in history. Early cars are now highly valued collectibles, and modern 911s remain front-line international GT racing cars. There is considerable worldwide interest in Porsche racing activities, from factory entered and sponsored teams to the club-level racing scene.
It is against this rich racing background that The IROC Porsches relates one of the most interesting and storied episodes in 911 racing history. The premier season of the International Race of Champions series was founded around purpose-built, virtually identical 1974 3.0-liter Porsche 911 RSR racing cars to be driven by racing greats from IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, and other international racing series. The premise was simple and brilliant: put the world’s best racing drivers in identical cars and the series winner could claim “best in the world.” Former racing driver, mega businessman, and racing team owner Roger Penske was the original force behind the series, and he worked directly with the Porsche factory to get these special IROC Porsches designed and built.
The depth of talent and breadth of racing disciplines embodied in the series was stunning: Emerson Fittipaldi (Formula 1), AJ Foyt (Indy), Richard Petty (NASCAR), Al Unser (Indy), George Follmer (Can-Am), and more. The drivers’ incentive to compete was manifold, first being to demonstrate the talents and abilities of their own particular brands of racing. Not to be understated was the draw of significant payout to winners. Consummate Porsche racer Mark Donohue won the first year’s championship.
The IROC series would carry on several decades, but never again would it feature Porsche and never again would it field such a diverse selection of race drivers. That first season was truly lightning in a bottle.
Indy Split: The Big Money Battle that Nearly Destroyed Indy Racing
Indy Split is a fascinating, authoritative and overdue account of the big money battle that nearly destroyed the sport of Indy car racing.In the new book, long-time motorsports reporter John Oreovicz dives deep into the divisive battle between CART and the Indy Racing League. With insightful reporting, Oreovicz recounts the political infighting within the industry which climaxed with a 12-year “Split” from 1996 to 2007 between competing forms of Indy car racing and prevented the sport from achieving its potential.
The book traces the roots of Indy car racing’s dysfunction, which began in 1945 when Tony Hulman rescued the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from potential redevelopment. Over the next 75 years, the Hulman-George family used the stature of the Speedway to carve out a powerful position in American auto racing that sometimes resulted in conflict with Indy car competitors. A volatile period in the late 1970s sparked the formation of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), and tensions ramped up even more when Hulman’s grandson, Tony George, assumed power in 1990.
In unprecedented detail, Indy Split uncovers how the Split forced Indy car fans, sponsors, broadcasters and participants to choose sides. The book brings to light the confusion and animosity which caused unnecessary damage to the sport, and covers how negotiations driven by legendary racer Mario Andretti and actor/racer Paul Newman ended the Split in 2008, only to have George to walk away less than three years later. The long struggle for stability was finally resolved in 2020 when Roger Penske acquired IMS and the IndyCar Series, securing a bright future for the Speedway, the Indy 500, and the sport.
Longtime motorsports reporter John Oreovicz began attending the Indianapolis 500 as a teenager in the late ‘70s, allowing him to witness the sport’s growth as an avid fan before documenting its decline as a journalist. With a foreword by Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee Robin Miller, arguably Indy car racing’s most vocal advocate, this is the real story of The Split from one of the sport’s most respected voices.
The Shelby American Years
Ken Miles is one of the most famous sports car racers in history, and his time at Shelby American was the pinnacle of his career.
Ride shotgun with Ken Miles through the twists and turns of Sebring, Laguna Seca, Riverside, and Le Mans as seen through the lens of Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman!
The hiring of Ken Miles by Carroll Shelby in February 1963 initiated arguably the greatest pairing of driver/owner partnerships in the history of motorsports. Not only did Shelby hire Competition Manager Ken Miles as an accomplished road racer but also Miles brought professionalism, innovation, and a keen attribute of being able to surround himself with budding, talented individuals.
The list of race cars that Ken piloted at Shelby American is nearly unrivaled: the Shelby 289 Cobra, 390 Cobra, 427 Cobra, King Cobra, Shelby Daytona, Mustang GT350R, and Ford GT. Ken dominated the 1964 United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) racing season by winning 8 of 10 races to secure the Manufacturers’ Championship. However, it was at Le Mans where Ken Miles became a worldwide household name.
The robbery that was the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans is laid out in excruciatingly accurate detail as Ford royalty Carroll Shelby, Carroll Smith, Homer Perry, Leo Beebe, Charlie Agapiou, Bob Negstad, Carroll Smith, and Peter Miles recall the race and the tragedy that followed two months later.
Recapture Ken Miles’s career as told by esteemed Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman in this firsthand account titled Ken Miles: The Shelby American Years!
- More than 20 stories of passionate Porsche enthusiasts
- Renowned Porsche collectors like Robby Naish, Hartmut Esslinger, Patrick Long and Hans-Peter Porsche
- Rare Porsche models from more than 70 years of brand history
- The Porsche Community worldwide: stories from Germany, England, USA, Chile, South Africa, France, Kuwait and India
- Exclusive color photos and high-quality design
A garage with a Porsche is therefore more than just a garage. It is a museum, exhibition space and retreat, a place of passion and love for sports cars. This special way of life is reflected in this unique illustrated book: Porsche Home visits some of the biggest Porsche fans all over the world and offers unique insights into their sacred halls over more than 200 pages. Among the well-tended and well-kept collector’s items are production vehicles as well as Porsche vintage cars. Selected individual cars are lovingly presented, opulent collections impressively staged. Always included in the portrait: the people behind the treasure in the garage. Porsche Home demonstrates that special Porsche models and exciting people make a good story. Whether celebrity or passionate enthusiast, all Porsche collectors give very personal insights into their garages. The result is a multi-faceted collection, compiled with great sensitivity and attention to detail by the editors of the Porsche magazine Christophorus and Porsche Klassik. The impressive pictures are supplemented by informative articles on the topics of Porsche restoration, passion for collecting and value development. A very special illustrated book in which many car lovers and Porsche fans will recognize themselves!
1970 Maximum Muscle
Rich Truesdell and Mark Fletcher
In 1970, the American muscle car was as fast and outrageous as it would ever get. But the end was nigh, and 1970 Maximum Muscle dives head-first into the storm before the calm.
Wherever you mark the beginning of the muscle car era—Oldsmobile’s 1949 Rocket 88, Chrysler’s 1951 FirePower engines, the 1964 Pontiac GTO—one thing is certain: in 1970, the era that had witnessed a parade of gloriously powerful, stylish, and brawny cars apt to make the hearts of even the most dispassionate squares go pitter-patter was sucking fumes. Gasoline shortages, skyrocketing fuel prices, insurance-industry bean counters, rising ecological concerns, and new, more fuel-efficient imports all conspired to consign the American muscle car to an ugly and unseemly denouement. Yet 1970 saw the actual zenith of the cars themselves, the year manufacturers pulled out all the stops and produced the most powerful and stunning machines the automotive world had ever seen.
1970 Maximum Muscle not only explores the factors that led to the decline of the most exciting era in the American automotive industry, it details some of the new models and model options that arguably made 1970 the climax of the muscle car era from engineering, styling, and cultural standpoints. As the war among GM, Ford, Chrysler, and AMC played out at dealerships, dragstrips, and drive-ins, ready-and-willing gearheads drove off dealer lots in potent behemoths like the Buick GSX, Oldsmobile 4-4-2, and Ford Torino Cobra. Muscle car stalwarts like the SS Chevelle, Pontiac GTO, and Plymouth ’Cuda became available with optional LS-6, Stage 1, and Hemi engines, respectively. Manufacturers ratcheted up the advertising hyperbole at the same time, offering performance packages with names like “Six-Pack,” “Ram Air,” and “Cobra Jet,” while spoilers, scoops, hood tachometers, and decal packages were de rigueur. Meanwhile, on the popular SCCA Trans Am circuit, top drivers campaigned more nimble muscle off-the-rack cars like the Camaro Z/28 and Boss 302 Mustang.
1970 Maximum Muscle is an entertaining and rollicking look at the muscle car’s peak year!
Hans Mezger Edition 2020
Hans Mezger, the father of the 911 Turbo engine, died on 10 June 2020 at the age of 90. It is in his honour that a revised edition of the book entitled “911 Turbo Air-Cooled Years 1975 – 1998” will be published in a limited edition of 2020 copies on April 21, 2021 as the “Hans Mezger Edition 2020”. It features a comprehensive biography of this outstanding engineer, and also included in the volume is the last interview he gave, in October 2019, in the Historic Archive of the Porsche Museum.
Special features of this book
- Detailed purchase advice and price developments
- Extensive information on all special series
- Unpublished photographs from the Porsche archives
Mr Le Mans Tom Kristensen
Between 1997 and 2014, Tom Kristensen won the world’s toughest motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, a record nine times and finished on the podium on five more occasions. Every time his car made it to the finish, in fact, he was in the top three. It is no wonder that this great sports car driver is known as ‘Mr Le Mans’ to motorsport fans around the world.
Now retired from racing, Kristensen shares in this book his deepest personal reflections and insights from inside and outside the cockpit. He looks back on more than 30 years spent striving for perfection in racing and tells of the battles and setbacks that sometimes seemed impossible to overcome, including a terrible accident in 2007.
- Climbing the racing ladder, from karting into Formula 3 single-seaters, including championship titles in Germany (1991) and Japan (1993), then Formula 3000 and a Formula 1 testing role with Tyrrell.
- Winning as an underdog on his first visit to Le Mans, in 1997 driving an elderly Joest-run privateer Porsche in which he impressed all onlookers with a night-time charge to vanquish Porsche’s factory-entered favourite.
- His second Le Mans victory came in 2000 on his maiden drive for Audi in the R8, a car that was to become all-conquering.
- Kristensen won the next five editions of Le Mans, four times with Audi and once with Bentley (in 2003), his last victory in this sequence taking him past Jacky Ickx’s previous record at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
- His eighth win came in one of the all-time classic contests at Le Mans, in 2008, a rollercoaster of a race in which his ageing diesel-powered Audi was never expected to beat the fancied works Peugeots.
- One more victory with Audi in 2013 sealed his reputation as a true legend of Le Mans.
- His story includes exploits at other racetracks all over the world, none more prolific than Sebring, home of America’s long-established classic endurance race that Kristensen won six times.
- Personal reflections together with contributions from notable observers — including English journalists Gary Watkins and Charles Bradley — complete a truly rounded portrait of the man and his achievements.
RACING DAYS SCRAPBOOK
Hans Kleissl and Harry Niemann
For over 60 years, no other car has moved the lovers of classic cars more than the 300 SL. For Daimler Benz AG, this car is an icon that with the magical suffix “SL”, for Super Leicht or Super Light, has continued to this day to be used on Mercedes-Benz sports cars. Hans Kleissl, recognized worldwide as one of the top 300 SL experts, and the former Daimler historian Harry Neumann have produced a book that captures the magic of the world surrounding this car. The events, photographs and fascinating technology, all illustrated within these pages, explain the mystique that inspires people to this day.
- Hard cover in dust jacket
- 374 pages, 403 images
Dave Wolin’s Racing Histories
Covering IMSA ‘s Sedan series, “baby grands”, “radial sedans”, “racing stock” and “international sedan” – the RS Series, from its beginnings at Talladega in 1969 to the last race at Sebring in 1993. Includes a DVD with all the photos, newspaper and magazine articles, yearbooks, rulebooks, videos, results and more
From the beginnings of racing, where everything was showroom stock, through SCCA Club Racing, Nelson Ledges Longest Day, Pro Endurance Racing; Playboy Escort and Firehawk, Racetrucks, Renault Cup, Volkswagen Cup and Corvette Challenge Spec Racing – Includes a DVD with all the photos, newspaper and magazine articles, videos and more.
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Fred Wacker III, Robert Birmingham
Fred Wacker, Gentleman Racer covers a special time in racing history. Fred played several important roles in the early years of sports car racing competition in post-WWII America. Fred competed in a range of events as a driver. He started out in an MG, moved up to a Cadillac-powered Allard, and drove internationally for both Briggs Cunningham and the French racing team in the Grand Prix format. Additionally, he helped to found the Chicago region of the Sports Car Club of America, serving as National President of the SCCA in 1952 and 1953.
Whether driving for his own team or others, or helping to organize the sport, Fred played an important role in this golden era of racing. This is his story.
The 1960s, when World Sportscar races (with the legendary feud between Ferrari and Ford) were even more important than F1 itself, were particularly intriguing. The 1970s, characterized by the world titles of Niki Lauda, interrupted for a year by his unfortunate accident on the Nürburgring track, were also famous.
The 1980s were legendary, marked by the verve of the over 80-year-old Enzo Ferrari, who was never tamed in an increasingly complicated F1. For the entire period mentioned, Enzo Ferrari was accompanied by engineer Mauro Forghieri, who had taken his first steps in Maranello at the age of 22 and who, just four years later, was appointed general manager of the Technical Office. The story of the engineer from Modena is therefore fundamental in reconstructing the events of the Prancing Horse manufacturer, described in this new book through a series of short stories, with engineer Forghieri and other key figures of the period in the forefront.
And always with Enzo Ferrari as protagonist, if only for his powerful personality.
This book is not merely the biography of engineer Mauro Forghieri but a sequence of stories about Ferrari. Described by the narrator/protagonist, famous in any case for having designed and managed a never-ending series of F1 and sportscars on the track. Going into further detail on the topics, the stories are interspersed with ten direct accounts, on facts that saw Forghieri as the protagonist, and narrated by well-known personalities, starting with Enzo Ferrari himself. Together with the latter, Piero Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, the engineer Gian Paolo Dallara, Franco Gozzi, the drivers Niki Lauda and René Arnoux, the sporting directors Marco Piccinini and Daniele Audetto, and the famous actor Paul Newman.
A truly unique selection of previously unseen photographs of important historic cars as found in the 1960s and 1970s
This book is unique. It is a compendium of wonderful automotive treasure, as discovered. With the passage of time all cars became worthless and unloved, no matter how eminent. Racing cars inevitably became uncompetitive and redundant. Many vehicles passed into scrapyards, the motoring equivalent of a cemetery, or simply rotted away.
Today, of course, we value, covet and preserve the work of great designers, engineers and coachbuilders, and their creations give enormous pleasure to many, whether it be in ownership, driving, competing or simply as historic objects to be admired when on display. All will have a story – sometimes sad, sometimes heroic.
Many of the more esoteric car companies produced machines that were not only engineering masterpieces but also great works of art. Italian Corrado Cupellini was a pioneer in the developing old car movement in the 1960s and ’70s. He had a mission: to explore, discover and rescue motor cars of merit before it was too late.
He roved the world following his passion and this extraordinary book is a photographic record of his astounding journey of discovery.
MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS is a journey through the cars that took part to one of the most famous races of motorsport’s golden era. It is an ambitious project and the first of its kind: its aim is to document all the cars which participated at every edition of the original race between 1927 and 1957. MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS will be developed in a series of 10 volumes: each car featured that took part to the Mille Miglia from 1927 to 1957 is presented with two lists: one about all the Mille Miglia speed races in which it took part, a second one of following events under the Mille Miglia name. To conclude, a third separate list comprehends the categories of the car, the stone from which spring the pages of the book and includes all the races and events in which the car took part worldwide in the years. Moreover, the cars that participated from 1958 to the events in the name of the Mille Miglia appear in another section of the book. Written for the motoring enthusiasts all over the World, MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS is the definitive opus giving its readers a full perspective of the diversity and ingenuity of the machinery running the most beautiful race the world has ever seen.
In the second volume of the series there will be 45 cars featured which took part in the original editions of the race, plus another 11 of those participating in events under the Mille Miglia name from 1958 to today. MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS will be a true collector’s item, a “must have” for those who want to have all the cars which took part in the Mille Miglia in their bookshelf!
Limited edition of 1400 copies
- Porsche design studies from 2005 to 2019, previously kept under wraps and published here for the first time
- An incomparable journey of discovery through the world of Porsche design!
When car companies present studies and prototypes, they allow a glimpse behind the scenes, a vision of what may come in the future. Apart from what is shown during official events and at fairs, there is an overwhelming number of drafts and models that remain hidden from the public for various reasons. This book achieves the impossible: a look at Porsche cars the public never laid eyes on – Porsche Unseen. Stefan Bogner was exclusively allowed to take pictures in the Porsche Design sanctum. The Porsche DNA is recognizable in any of the models shown, but the design is so new and unexpected that it suggests the existence of a parallel universe. A 1-litre Porsche? A coupé-like four seater with 911-looks? Single-seated roadsters with 1950’s flair? Stefan Bogner took photos of all of them – either as models or ready to drive. Jan Baedeker talked with Michael Mauer, Head of Design, and took down the enlightening background information. Join our extraordinary expedition of discovery through the world of Porsche Design! Text in English and German.
My Racing Life With Porsche
‘The gearbox in the 917 needs to survive the 24 Hours of Le Mans without overheating. But the new cooling system can’t create any additional drag. Okay, off you go.’ That was the first task given to newly-qualified aerospace and automotive engineer Norbert Singer when he joined Porsche’s racing development program in the spring of 1970.
As we now know the gearbox was reliable, Porsche won the race, and Norbert Singer stayed loyal to the German carmaker for decades to come. To celebrate Singer’s 80th birthday, Sportfahrer Verlag will release “Norbert Singer: My Racing Life with Porsche 1970-2004. What started out as a plan to update an older book has, through many conversations between Singer and author Wilfried Müller, has grown into a comprehensive and detailed autobiography.
Across 16 chapters and more than 350 pages Singer describes the greatest era of Porsche racing to date from his own unique perspective, that of a visionary race engineer and aerodynamicist, and cunning tactician and interpreter of rules. From the 917 to the 911 Carrera RSR, to the world championship-winning 935, to the lightest (735 kilograms) and fastest (366 km/h) 911 in history. Singer also details the background of the three-time Le Mans-winning Porsche 936.
Like the Carrera Turbo RSR and the 935, Singer was the project manager for the ground-breaking Porsche 956. The car wrote Porsche into the motor racing history books. Singer successfully took the “ground effect” aerodynamic concept used in Formula 1 and applied it to two-seater sports cars. At the time it was pinnacle of Singer’s passionate search for downforce. Drivers like Jacky Ickx, Stefan Bellof, Derek Bell, Jochen Mass and Hans-Joachim Stuck achieved unthinkable cornering speeds in these 800-horsepower cars, collecting five world championships along the way.
In the mid-1980s Porsche ventured into unknown – and, as it turned out, very difficult – territory with its single-seater program in the American CART series. Singer details the tumultuous saga from the inside. A more enjoyable recollection is the artful transformation of a racing prototype into a Gran Turismo car, the Porsche 962 LM GT1, which conquered Le Mans in 1994. Continuing the GT1 theme, Singer led the development of the first mid-engine 911 in 1996, one of those cars then winning at Le Mans in 1998. It was the 16th triumph for Porsche at the world’s most famous endurance race. Singer was involved in all of them as an engineer, and most of them as a tactician and strategist on the pit wall. His detailed recollections of those 24-hour marathons make up much of the book, from his escape from the CEO, to an improvised air lift for parts.
At the end of the 1990s the man with the reading glasses always sitting low on his nose designed the groundbreaking aerodynamics on the LMP2000 Spyder – only for the car to be resigned to secrecy in a hangar. The famous Carrera GT super sports car also had Singer’s touch in the wind tunnel. As Porsche boss Wendelin Wiedeking said at the time, “Singer will come up with something”. After retiring Singer continued to support customer teams at race tracks until 2010, before passing his knowledge onto the next generation of engineers with a stint as a university lecturer.
Forty years of racing with Porsche, as told by Norbert Singer and written by Wilfried Müller, who is known to motorsport enthusiasts for his Peter Falk and Walter Röhrl biographies.
A Waft-production, written by Pieter Ryckaert and illustrated by Ryan Roadkill
2020 has been an extraordinary year for Concours. With many Concours events cancelled, the Concours Year celebrates those that were fortunate enough to go ahead and documents those that were not able to proceed. The book will also include a greater number of features and a preview of over 50 Concours that are scheduled to run in 2021. Despite the low of 2020, there are a number of new Concours planned for 2021.
Plan your year with the comprehensive guide in the Concours Year:
- A Year in Concours: The extraordinary year that was 2020
- Class and Best in Show Winners from Concours events in 2020
- The future of Concours. How has the future of Concours been impacted by the Coronavirus with Sandra Button, Donald Osborne, Bruce Meyer, McKeel Hagerty and Winston Goodfellow
- Archaeological Restoration – Miles Collier on his unique approach to restoration
- Collector Profiles – an inside view on the strategies of some of the world’s major collectors
- Concours People: The Organisers story
- Concours Car Profiles – which models consistently win at the key concours?
- The importance of youth – how do we encourage the next generation to engage with concours events
- Complete preview of the 2021 Concours season
- 2020 Calendar of Concours
Plus much more
Class and Best of Show results from the following Concours:
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, London Concours, Concours of Elegance, Salon Privé, Cavallino Classic, Intermarque (New Zealand), Sydney Concours d’Elegance, Greenbrier Concours, Classic-Gala Schwetzingen, Ironstone Concours d’Elegance, Zurich CCA Concours d’Elegance, Concorso d’eleganza Ascona, Concours Virtual,Isolation Island Concours, Petersen Virtual Car Week
SHADOW SPECIAL EDITION PACKAGE
ROFGO Collection offers an exclusive look at one of the world’s greatest collections of competition cars.
During the late 1960s, the success achieved by the Gulf-JW Automotive team fired the imagination of a young German enthusiast by the name of Roald Goethe and created a lasting impression. Decades later, and with the help of Adrian Hamilton, Goethe set about fulfilling a childhood dream. His mission was to create a collection of racers that had been backed by one of the most famous names in motorsport sponsorship – Gulf Oils.
From sports-racers and single-seaters to 21st century GT contenders, the result is an unrivaled and truly evocative set of more than 30 cars – all of which are included in this exciting new title.
- Every car in the collection, from Mirage M1 to Aston Martin GTE, covered in depth by one of the world’s leading motorsport historians.
- The full history of iconic models such as the Ford GT40, Porsche 917 and McLaren M23 – plus lesser-known curiosities such as the Mirage M5 Formula Ford car.
- Quotes from the drivers, engineers and team managers who were involved with each car.
- Full specifications and period race history for every car included in the extensive appendices.
- More than 300 photographs, including a specially commissioned photo shoot of each car and superb archive images.
- Limited edition of 950 copies.
McLaren: The Engine Company is the previously untold story of McLaren Engines, an American company founded in 1969 by Bruce McLaren and his partners to build engines for McLaren’s legendary Can-Am and Indy Cars. From this base in suburban Detroit were born the mighty big-block Chevrolet V8s that powered the iconic orange cars to two of their five consecutive Cam-Am championships. McLaren’s busy dyno rooms also spawned the howling turbo Offenhausers that put Mark Donahue and Johnny Rutherford in Victory Lane at Indianapolis three times between 1972 and 1976.
For decades this non-descript shop was the hotbed of horsepower for factories and top independents alike. McLaren Engines developed the turbocharged Cosworth DFV Formula 1 engine that powered Indy cars for both Team McLaren and Penske Racing. It rendered BMW’s turbo engine for U.S. IMSA racing that later became BMW’s Formula 1 weapon. The long list of race engines developed here powered Buick Indy and IMSA cars, BMW GTP cars, Cadillac LeMans prototypes, Porsche Trans-Am 944s and David Hobbs’ F5000 single seaters. There were McLaren-built big-block turbo V8s for offshore boat racing and even a Cosworth-Vega engine for American dirt tracks!
Author Roger Meiners combines his life-long passion for motor racing and technology with his historian’s sensibilities to make the engines, cars, and key personalities come alive within this book’s pages. Ride along with Meiners as he uncovers little-known details of the company’s transition from a race shop to an engineering company, developing lust-worthy performance cars such as the sensational 1987 Buick GNX, the 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo, the FR500 Ford Mustang concept, and other projects that the public never saw. Today the company, known as McLaren Engineering, is a subsidiary of Canada-based Linamar Corporation, and is sought after by global automakers for its unrivaled testing, development and manufacturing capability.
The Cellini of Chrome
The Story of George W. Walker / Ford Motor Company’s First Vice President of Design
Henry Dominguez’s newest book The Cellini of Chrome, introduces the surprisingly unknown but truly fascinating career of George Walker, the Ford Company’s first full Vice President of Styling.
In the same flamboyant vein as other design greats such as Harley Earl, Gordon Buerig, Vergil Exner, Raymond Loewy and William “Bill” Mitchell, Walker developed the standard for key Ford Motor Company Products for the 1950s and ‘60’s. Beginning with the enormous success of the 1949 Ford, George became the catalyst for the iconic appearance of Ford, Mercury and Lincoln models, elevating Henry’s company to one of the all-around best-selling Automotive operations in the World.
With a personal history anything but bland, his elegant style of dress, appeal to attractive women, signature winning smile, and willingness go toe to toe with industry giants such as Henry Ford II (“The Deuce”) and other top executives, Walker made himself a key figure in the highly competitive environment of mid-20th Century automotive design.
His story is a must for any automotive enthusiast looking for an inside view of how the stylistic character of Ford products was created by Walker and his associates.
CLASSIC CAR AUCTION YEARBOOK 2019-2020
Adolfo Orsi Raffaelle Gazzi
Since 1994, the Classic Car Auction Yearbook has been the ‘bible’ of the collector car market offering readers an unparalleled, in-depth analysis of top international auction sales data, following how important cars, marques and models have performed among a variety of scopes. The entire book is written in English.
Chapters in the 2019-2020 edition include the Market Analysis; Authors’ comment with 24 color graphs; Statistics for make; Top 100 for make & country statistics of the past 27 seasons; a more detailed version of the annual “TOP TEN”; a chapter dedicated to “Our Story” with two pages featuring the Top Ten of each season and a selection of the most significant cars sold over the past 27 seasons; average price achieved graphs; Auction season results with 5,066 cars (of 335 makes) in alphabetical order and in three different currencies; and, in the final part , the TOP FIVE for the most prestigious makes and TOP TWENTY since the 1st of August 1993.
The star of some of the most beloved films of Hollywood’s golden age—including Bullitt, The Great Escape, and The Magnificent Seven—Steve McQueen’s unflappably roguish persona earned him the nickname “The King of Cool” and the highest salary of any movie star of his time. Marshall Terrill’s new book draws on more than five decades of media coverage, memorabilia, and research to serve up a slew of quotations straight from the mouth of the man himself. Steve McQueen in His Own Words lets us hear directly from this iconoclastic actor through a wide array of sources: interviews, published articles, personal letters and audiotapes, providing an intimate view of McQueen as an actor, filmmaker, racer, pilot, husband, and family man. Accompanying the hundreds of quotes are an equally impressive number of photos, illustrations, personal documents, and memorabilia, many of which are published here for the first time. Steve McQueen in His Own Words paints a portrait of a complex, contradictory man who managed to become one of the greatest icons in cinema history while never sacrificing the passions and beliefs that drove him.
Powering Premium Automobiles
This is the first book specifically about automobiles with straight eight engines that have become amongst the most sought-after, collectible, and valuable vehicles of all time. In Britain and Europe, the straight eight was always a rare, expensive car, but in the United States, the engine also found its way into the mainstream ‘midrange’ market in basic side-valve form.
First appearing in a road car in the 1920s, the engine grew quickly in popularity, and flourished throughout the 1930s and the early 1940s, but by the 1950s only a small handful were available, including some Packards, Pontiacs and Daimlers, as well as the exclusive Rolls- Royce Phantom IV. New straight eights will almost certainly never again be seen on the road, replaced today by the V8 engines.
Within these pages is a comprehensive survey of the different cars that were produced and the variations in the many styles of engines. Each model is illustrated with contemporary and period photographs..
- Hard cover in dust jacket
- 219mm x 290mm
- 404 pages, 479 images
The History of PacWest Racing
In many respects, Indy Car racing peaked in the early 1990s. At the height of the CART era, PacWest Racing entered the competition and soon challenged the established front runners like Penske and Newman/Haas.
But a combination of misplaced loyalty, industry politics and a failing economy sidelined the team before it could really make its mark.
Racing writer John Oreovicz was a PacWest team member. He documents the organization’s rapid rise and fall with anecdotes from many key figures, including owner Bruce McCaw.
Soft bound, 344 pages, 360 Color and B&W photos.
Developing a Champion: The Electramotive Nissan GTP Story
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.
Chris Pook & the History of the Long Beach GP
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
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
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.
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.
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.
FERRARI 250 GTE
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.
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.
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.
Porsche 993 – 25 YEARS 1994 – 2019
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
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,
Alfa Romeo Tipo 105
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 Spider