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SATURDAY DECEMBER 3

10:00 – 2:00

Dave Wolin

“Riverside – Volume Two”, a follow – up to Volume One,  covers the history of Southern California’s iconic racetrack in somewhat 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 stock car racing (More stock car races were held at Riverside than any other form of racing), the Trans Am series, IROC, Off Road Racing, Drag Racing, All the other series that ran there such as Firehawk, Atlantic, Race Trucks, Vintage, Air Shows, the Bob Harrington Crusade and more, Club Racing, Corner Workers, Motorcycle Racing, Movies, Commercials and Ads. 

The book, with an introduction by long time Riverside fan Dan Mensinger, comes with a DVD containing photos, newspaper and magazine articles, films and videos and is autographed by the author.

 

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10

10:00 – 2:00

Brian Bailey

Images taken at Irwindale Speedway,Orange County Race Track, Pomona Raceway and Ontario Motor Speedway from 1970 through 1984.Other images included from 1996 though 2000. Most images never before published.

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New Arrivals

 

A Quiet Greatness – Japan’s Most Astonishing Automobiles for the Collector and Enthusiast, Volumes 1-4, Plus Supplement and Index

Myron  T. Vernis  Mark R. Brinker

A Quiet Greatness, Japan’s Most Astonishing Automobiles for the Collector and Enthusiast, is the most in-depth, authoritative guide to collectible Japanese cars ever created. This four-volume set (plus supplement and index) includes sports cars, touring cars, and Japanese cars in motorsports. Beautifully designed and written for car collectors and enthusiasts alike, A Quiet Greatness is resplendent with stunning photography, and rich with technical details, original charts, and diagrams.

Six years in the making, A Quiet Greatness was created by Mark R. Brinker and Myron T. Vernis, and designed by Richard M. Baron, former Art and Design Director of Road & Track magazine for 32 years.

Produced by a high-quality printer of art books, A Quiet Greatness was created as an encyclopedic showpiece to be kept and enjoyed for years. The set weighs 35 lbs. and arrives in a slipcase with spot varnish and custom-cropped top corners to always keep the book-set beautifully organized and easy to access.

Each book has a thick, laminated hard cover, designed for durability and years of enjoyment. One of the first artistic details you’ll see is the edge of every page is painted with a pop of bright red – reminiscent of a Japanese Hanko. Printed on 100 lb. art paper, the full-color pages also have the added touch of a spot-gloss varnish over each image to enhance the aesthetic. All information on the cars is organized alphabetically and chronologically by marque.

Inside, you’ll find cars you know and love, but there are also many that will be a delight to discover. Both Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars and those exported to other markets are covered in great detail. And, like the authors, you may just find yourself enticed to add a car or two to your collection. Packed with historic details, the authors go deep into the stories collectors and enthusiasts crave.

 

Matt Stone

Porsche is a world-renowned brand that is known best for producing highly sought-after sports cars and exotic cars and more recently for high-performance sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and high-tech luxury electric cars. Additionally, Porsche is a world-dominating sports car racing brand with factory-built-and-backed motorsport activities dating to the early 1950s, having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright more than any other carmaker, dominating sports car racing, endurance racing, and championship-level rallying around the world.

Enthusiasts at all levels generally recognize and can identify on sight Porsche’s most iconic and mainstay models, such as the original 356 models of the 1950s and early 1960s, the seminal 911 first shown in 1963 and still in production nearly seven decades later, and perhaps the mid-engine 914. Each of these model platforms contain many subsets of special-edition versions built to higher levels of style, performance, luxury, or rarity. These include a variety of anniversary editions, commemorating certain landmarks in the marque’s history.

Lumping all Porsches into the “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all” category is to miss the design, details, and performance of many great cars. These cars range from relatively straightforward color and trim combinations to limited-edition, high-performance machines, including several generations of modern 911-based Speedsters, Turbos, slant-nose Flachbaus, select RS and ClubSport models, special 356s, factory and independent concepts, and design studies. The unique work of low-volume production houses, such as Germany’s RUF, and high-end restoration and custom build shops, such as Singer Vehicle Design, Guntherwerks, and others, are also found here. This book contains a veritable Smorgasbord of interesting, rare, and unique special Porsches from around the world.

 

 

Auto America: Car Culture: 1950s-1970s–PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN

A glorious and nostalgic celebration of a defining period in American car culture—the 1950s to the 1970s, the golden age of Detroit’s icons of the road—when automobile design was at its peak and the car itself was synonymous with a vision of success in America.

Auto America offers a compelling look at three decades (the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s) of America’s fascination with the automobile. At a time when self-driving vehicles and climate change are transforming driving around the world, John G. Zimmerman’s pictures capture the optimism and even utopianism of a beloved period in American car culture.

Many of Zimmerman’s photographs were originally taken for Life, Time, and Sports Illustrated magazines and highlight diverse aspects of America’s auto industry at its zenith; they feature not only iconic cars of the era, which Zimmerman chronicled comprehensively at car shows and in studio assignments throughout the period, but also a behind-the-scenes look at the people who designed, built, collected, exhibited, and raced them.

With more than 200 photographs and drawing on the John G. Zimmerman Archive’s collection—including his best-known photographs of Fords, Chryslers, and GMs in their heyday alongside ephemera, tear sheets, and outtakes from his assignments—the book celebrates the automobile’s central place in American culture during those decades when the timeless silhouettes of classic cars ruled the roads.

 

 

Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin’s ‘The Past and The Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars’ marks a new turning in the literature of historic cars. Building on the excellent writings of others over many decades now, this book reviews the evidence and, for the first time, provides answers to the perplexing questions of originality, authenticity and identity which circle around historic cars.

By reference to more than thirty cases and other examples, Paul Griffin unfolds the stories of the cars and characters that have shaped what is today’s thriving historic car sector. He also suggests the reasons why historic cars have become heritage assets having such powerful effects on emotions and passions all over the world.

This is an attractive, high-quality book which tells its stories by reference to images from the world’s leading photographic libraries and automotive art collections.

 

 

Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2021-2022

Adolfo Orsi

The 27th edition of the Classic Car Auction Yearbook covers the most important auctions from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022: 8.431 cars of 353 different Makes, illustrated by 793 color and b/w photos. Each car is listed with year, model, bodybuilder, chassis number, estimate, hammer price in GB£, US$ and €, sale date and place, lot number and auction house, and a short description; furthermore, it reports the results
in US$ achieved by the same car if offered at auction in the last 29 years. Considered by many “the Bible in the field”, the Yearbook contains the market analysis by the representatives of the most important auction houses, the authors comment with graphs and statistics of the last 29 auction seasons, the most coveted Makes, countries and periods, total auction sales turnover, percentage of cars sold, average price achieved by some iconic models and, at the end, the Top 5 cars and the overall Top 20 since the 1993/1994 season. An absolute must for every professional,collector and enthusiast.

 

 

Matthew Kilkenny

How Edsel Ford, Ray Dietrich, Tom Hibbard, and Ralph Roberts Turned Motor City into a Styling Mecca Before Harley Earl

A groundbreaking book on how automotive styling was born, the artists who made it happen, and how Motor City was changed forever.

Printed in a large 12″ x 12″ format with 296 hardbound pages, Detroit Steel Artists is the first comprehensive story about the avant-garde artists of the automotive business—the industries’ outcasts who changed Motor City forever and made styling an important selling point in the early 1920s.

Styling is a given today for selling cars. How did that come to be? Societal changes, including the modernization of business and the women’s movement, were powerful factors for styling’s rise in significance. The forward-looking semi-custom car designs, from companies such as Le Baron and Dietrich, became a key strategy for styling’s acceptance in Detroit for production cars—before Harley Earl.

Inspired by Edsel Ford’s vision, Ray Dietrich, Tom Hibbard, and Ralph Roberts battled with engineers and executives in drafting rooms and board rooms over design. Packed with lively first-person stories supported by extensive research, Detroit Steel Artists relates the successes and failures of these fascinating pioneering steel artists. With more than a hundred period and modern images, Detroit Steel Artists takes readers on a panoramic tour of some of the most beautiful cars of the Classic Car Era—the zenith of automotive design.

 

 

The Rodder’s Journal #85

THE RODDER’S JOURNAL IS BACK!

Our subscriber cover features Lee Pratt’s newest creation—his long-in-progress, much anticipated 1932 Ford five-window show rod. On the newsstand cover is the baremetal ’34 Ford roadster Mark Skipper has crafted as a tribute to the renowned Wes Collins custom from the 1950s.
While we consider every issue of TRJ special, #85 is especially close to our hearts. The content is as diverse and unique as any previous issue, running the gamut from newly completed traditional hot rods and customs, a restored street/strip legend, an expansive retrospective on some of the most significant Forty Fords ever created, and a healthy dose of history like readers have come to expect from TRJ. Beyond the subject matter, the contributors you’ll see named in by-lines and photo credits include some talented freelancers like Tim Sutton and John Jackson, as well as TRJ alums Greg Sharp and Pat Ganahl—the latter of whom dusted off his keyboard and emerged from retirement to take part in this somewhat historic issue of The Rodder’s Journal.

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The Ferrari Place

Jim Hunter

From a dead-end, gravel-strewn road behind a concrete plant, FAF made an indelible impact on Ferrari culture in North America.

THE FERRARI PLACE is a compilation and expansion of the 3-part series that ran in the Ferrari Club of America Quarterly, PRANCING HORSE. Memories and observations from many of FAF’s former staff, competitors, and customers are illustrated with rarely seen photos in a sewn-bound, full color hardback, beautifully designed by David Williams. Each copy of this extremely limited first-run is hand-numbered and includes a bookmark paying homage to the popular FAF bumper sticker, “I’d rather be driving my Ferrari.”

 

 

The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles

Fred Simeone

The idea of stewardship – the ownership of a historical automobile during one’s lifetime – has recently gained the focus that it has always deserved.

This selfless consideration of preserving the original machines is presented by the foremost authors, museum directors and collectors of our time, led by the visionary Miles Collier and Fred Simeone. These world renowned automotive academicians are joined by Ed Gilbertson, Evan Ide, Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno, L. Scott George, Mark Gessler and others whose unique viewpoints spell out the need for proper preservation of our automotive treasures.

Illustrated with almost 200 historic photographs, documents and modern imagery, this book explores many of the issues associated with the ownership of historically important automobiles. Topics include: provenance; patina and false patination; reversible restoration; over-restoration; dealing with older restorations, the definition of a historically important automobile, and many other thought provoking issues.

This book will certainly encourage serious conversation on this controversial subject, and is a must for any sincere collector of automobiles.

The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles achieved the distinction of “Publication of the Year” at the International Historic Motoring Awards in London, November 2013.

Dr. Fred Simeone passed away in June, just a few days after his 86th birthday. His legacy is presented in this re-release of this important book, available in this memorial edition.

 

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Preston Lerner

Shelby American didn’t last long, but it was a flame that burned incandescently before being extinguished by corporate politics. In less than a decade, it created a legacy that will be revered as long as cars still roar around racetracks. Now, on the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of this iconic company, Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend relates how the saga unfolded, as told by the men and women who were there at the time.

Although Carroll Shelby was the focal point of the publicity his company generated, Shelby American was staffed by a who’s who of racing legends, from Phil Remington and Ken Miles to Peter Brock and Carroll Smith. And while the shop is often depicted as a menagerie of Southern California hot rodders, it also embraced mechanics and fabricators from Canada, England, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand. Like the Cobra itself, the company magically came together as a whole that was greater than its constituent parts.

By incorporating the recollections of dozens of lesser-known crewmen, Shelby American goes behind the scenes to tell long untold and misunderstood stories―the cheat embedded in the turbine Indy car, the oiling woes that sunk the tunnel-port Trans-Am Mustang, even details about the build of the first Cobra in Dean Moon’s cramped garage in Santa Fe Springs. The book also delves into the personalities and hijinks that made Shelby American such a vibrant place to work, whether they were transforming humdrum Mustangs into race-ready GT350 or fighting shop wars with cherry bombs and M-80s.

Always standing above it all was Shelby himself. Dynamic, charismatic, mercurial, mercenary, and a little bit dangerous, he had to fight Ford bean counters as fiercely as he dueled with Enzo Ferrari. But for a few magical years, Shelby managed to beat both of them at their own games.

 

John Elkin

Stuffed with never-before-seen photography, stories, and race results, Bronco Racing: Ford’s Legendary 4×4 in Off-Road Competition is the most definitive publication ever on this marque’s racing success!

In 1965, legendary builder and off-road aficionado Bill Stroppe was one of the first to test the new Bronco in off-road conditions. In March 1966, Stroppe introduced his racing Bronco to the press at the Bronco Roundup, where racing ace Ray Harvick pounded the Santa Ana river bottom with his tuned machine to win Top Eliminator at the Four-Wheel-Drive Grand Prix at Riverside, and the rest is history.

Ford’s Bronco dominated the off-road racing scene and captured coveted titles in the Mint 400, Baja 500 and dirt racing’s crowning achievement: the Mexican 1000/Baja 1000. As the first-generation Bronco gave way to the second-generation machine (1978), racing Broncos continued to devour the competition until Ford pulled the plug on the rig in 1996.

Complementing the legendary Broncos featured here, you will also hear the tales of their wranglers, including Parnelli Jones, Rod Hall, Larry Minor, Shelby Hall, James Garner, Don Barlow, James Duff, Bill Rush, and the aforementioned Ray Harvick and Bill Stroppe. The infamous mounts covered include Big Oly/Crazy Colt, Pony, Big Hoss, Crazy Horse, Stove, and Colt.

Diligently penned by Bronco racing historian John Elkin, this book is the most comprehensive collection of historical accuracy ever authored on this subject. Pull your belts tight and wipe your goggles clean one last time with Bronco Racing:

 

 

Porsche Carrera RS 50 YEARS 1972-2022

Berlin Motor Books

The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is already a legend. It is one of the most sought-after vehicles among the classic model series of the air-cooled nine-eleven. The book “Porsche Carrera RS 50 YEARS 1972-2022”was published on June 20, 2022 in a limited edition of 500 copies.

 

Special features in this book

  • Detailed buying advice for the
    Carrera RS 2.7, 964 RS and 993 RS
  • Price developments for the years 2018 to 2022
  • All series and special colors with vehicle animations
  • Extensive information on prototypes and test vehicles
  • Press releases and brochures for all air-cooled 911 Carrera RS

 

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Made in Italy

A Visual Experience by Piotr Degler

Internationally awarded automotive photographer Piotr Degler launches his long awaited new coffee table book “Made in Italy”. The culmination of more than a decade of work portraying extraordinary Italian concept cars and iconic limited edition models.

This is not just “another car book”, but it presents 100 high quality images with painstaking attention to detail. 80% of the photographs have never been seen before, as they where shot exclusively for this book.
The mix of images creates what the author calls “a visual experience”, never monotone, but trying to awaken emotions every time a page is turned. It is a mix between classic and modern cars, between concept and production cars, between studio and on location shots…
The goal was not to show the most important or significant models, something you could easily find on the internet, but to create visual pleasure through quality and exclusive photography.

To compile this book, Degler worked together with most Italian car museums, automotive companies, design centres and car collectors in Italy and worldwide. “Made in Italy” is completed with an initial section dedicated to “The Maestros”, where eleven automotive legends are portrayed and share some thoughts with us: Giampaolo Dallara, Leonardo Fioravanti, Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Flavio Manzoni, Paolo Martin, Horacio Pagani, Paolo Pininfarina, Ercole Spada, Alfredo Stola and Andrea Zagato.

“If you create something, it needs to be something never seen before. ” The total cost of this colossal project exceeds 135,000€. Since the first shot was taken, more than ten years have passed. “Made in Italy” has texts in both English and Italian. It is also printed in Italy using the best materials. To make it even more personal, Degler Studio self-edited it: “I wanted to create something each car-, photography- or design-enthusiast could proudly display in his living room, sharing it with friends and enjoying it from time to time.”

 

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Maserati A6GCS

Walter Bäumer  Jean-François Blachette

Maserati built remarkable racing cars in the 1950s that are highly valued by many drivers in historic racing today. The darling among these cars is the A6GCS. Small, very agile, and relatively easy to drive, it was THE car in the 2-liter class for the numerous amateur racing drivers in Italy. The car was driven on countless hill climbs and of course on circuits, and in the legendary Mille Miglia. In race-crazy Italy, the car was always in the focus of the spectators, tens of thousands of whom stood on the streets to watch these small red racers. The history of the A6GCS gives a very good insight into a time in Italian motorsport which was mainly contested by wealthy amateurs. The names of many of the drivers have been forgotten today, but the vast majority of the A6GCS are still here and are used today at numerous events. This book pays tribute to perhaps the most romantic Maserati racing car of all time.

  • Pages: 400
  • Images: 343
  • The only detailed book about the Maserati A6GCS
  • The most popular of all Maserati race cars, and a favorite driver of current owners
  • Includes the history for all 54 chassis and one mystery chassis
  • The car was a success when racing for amateurs in the 1950s and was popular, participating in hillclimbs and events like the Mille Miglia
  • Cars designed and built by famous coachbuilders: Fantuzzi, Fiandri & Malagoli, Pininfarina, Frua and Vignale
  • Driven by greats, such as Maria Teresa de Filippis, Luigi Musso and Juan Manuel Fangio
  • Over 340 period photographs, many never seen before
  • Companion volume to author’s books on the A6G and 300S Maseratis

 

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Stefan Immke

Dirk Behlau

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

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PINK PIG PORSCHE The Truffle Hunter of Zuffenhausen

Lee Raskin

PINK PIG PORSCHE The Truffle Hunter of Zuffenhausen is a thorough photo narrative of the Pink Pig’s motorsports history which includes over 125 legendary images, many of which are exclusively from the Porsche Archive and from other unpublished photography sources.

Renowned Porsche historian and author Lee Raskin conveys a wonderful tale about the legendary Pink Pig Porsche and its unique livery — which continues to span beyond five decades.

Built especially for the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, Porsche AG created the special-bodied TYP 917/20-001 that would be uniquely painted pink along with thirteen German butcher-cut names covering its body — that instantly became known as the Le Mans Pink Pig by the motorsports media.

In recent years, tens of thousands of Porsche enthusiasts have visited the Porsche Museum at Stuttgart-Zufenhausen to meet this legendary 917/20 Pink Pig.

Today, Pink Pig memorabilia has become extremely popular — in the form of designer clothing, model racing cars, ‘Piggy’ banks, coffee and beer mugs, cookies, and dynamic Pink Pig posters and collectible art work.

Pehaps the most exciting Pink Pig news of the day is the acquisition and reinvention of the original Porky’s Pig by the renowned motorsports artist, Kelly Telfer…who has created a very unique Pink Pig display for worldwide Porsche-related events, such as the annual Porsche Club of America’s Porsche Parade, and Werks; as well as the famed Amelia Island event.

The complete motorsports story is included in PINK PIG PORSCHE: The Truffle Hunter of Zuffenhausen.

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Dirt Tracks to Glory: The Early Days of Stock Car Racing As Told by the Participants

Sylvia Wilkinson

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.

 

Secret Fords: The hidden world of never-seen prototypes, one-offs and cancelled cars

Steve Saxty

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
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VOLUME TWO

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.

 

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Porsche 956 001 – Creating a Legend – Limited edition

Thomas Nehlert

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.

Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 265 x 265 mm
Author(s): Thomas Nehlert
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

 

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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.

 

 

Enzo’s Ultimate Redhead

The Evolution of the Ferrari TR

Keith Bluemel

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

 

 

 

VAN NUYS BLVD. 1972

Rick McCloskey

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

Hardcover

132 pages,

118 duotone plates with a text by the photographer

 

 

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