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Roland Leong “The Hawaiian”: Drag Racing’s Iconic Top Fuel Owner & Tuner
From racing the family Oldsmobile in 1960 to winning the Winternationals in 1964, read about the meteoric rise of drag racing’s greatest owner and tuner in the first-ever book about “The Hawaiian” Roland Leong.
As the son of a Harvard graduate, it could have been difficult for Roland Leong to live up to his family’s expectations. However, that wasn’t the case. “The Hawaiian” knew at a young age that drag racing was his career path. His supportive mother, Teddy, saw potential in Roland and bought him a new 1962 Corvette for “educational” purposes, such as wrenching and tuning. From there, it didn’t take long for the world to discover Oahu’s best-kept secret in drag racing.
In 1964, less than two years after reaching the mainland, Roland was in victory lane at the Winternationals in Top Gas Eliminator. The following year, with Don Prudhomme behind the wheel, “The Hawaiian” immortalized his place in drag racing forever with wins in NHRA’s Top Fuel Eliminator at Pomona (Winternationals) and Indy (US Nationals). Leong became the first ever to capture those iconic crowns in a single season. For good measure, Roland repeated the achievement in 1966 with Mike Snively, showing the world that a Harvard education isn’t required to achieve greatness.
“The Hawaiian” Roland Leong: Drag Racing’s Iconic Owner & Tuner is a tale of family, friends, and forging a path that no other Chinese-Hawaiian before him had carved. Re-live his biggest wins and lasting friendships in this first-ever publication on drag racing’s first builder and tuner superstar, Roland Leong!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7
10:00 – 2:00
Through My Eyes
The Coming of Professional Sports Car Racing in California
For over 65 years, Dave Friedman has been a world-renowned motion picture and still photographer known for his pictures of celebrities, cinema, classical ballet and car racing.
“Through My Eyes” is his latest book and it’s all about car racing in the years 1958-1965.
- This book has 364 Pages of car racing photos; most have never been seen before
- In this book are 658 of Dave’s photos of race cars, drivers, teams and events from 1958-1965
- All the famous race car drivers are in this book
- Along with photos and captions of these famous drivers and their cars are images of pit crews, fans, racetrack scenery, and humorous/historic incidents that occurred at these events.
10:00 – 2:00
Ghosts and Legends of Hollywood
Cursed awards, haunted estates, and deadly sets.
Hollywood is supposed to be the place where dreams come true, but it’s also where nightmares come to life. Spirits haunt the halls of renowned studios, legendary cafes, and lavish estates, while rumors of curses lurk in the shadows of the rich and famous. It’s said that stars like James Dean, Carrie Fisher, and Prince once predicted their own deaths, while slain screenwriter Paul Bern tried in vain to warn Sharon Tate about her own fate. Ghosts reportedly linger in the corners of the El Coyote Café and the Falcon Lair boasts sightings of Rudolph Valentino long after his death.
Join author and paranormal historian Brian Clune for a star-studded tour of the dark side of Hollywood.
Le Mans 100: A Century at the World’s Greatest Endurance Race
Marvel at 100 years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the official illustrated history packed with photography, narrative, and race results.
Held on the Circuit de la Sarthe comprising closed public roads and dedicated racecourse, Le Mans features cars and two-driver teams that can cover more than 3,000 miles during the race. Le Mans 100 is a thorough year-by-year history showcasing all aspects of the grueling contest, including:
- A slew of legendary marques and models, including Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Corvette, Cobra, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, BMW, McLaren, and more
- A who’s-who of motorsport legends like Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Jackie Ickx, Derek Bell, and Tom Kristensen (among dozens others)
- All the classes that ran in each year’s event, including the top LMP1 and LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype) categories and GT (grand tourer)
- A list of each year’s top three overall finishers
In addition, author and award-winning Le Mans historian Glen Smale details touchstone events such as the late-1960s battles between Ford and Ferrari popularized in the film Ford vs Ferrari, and the 1955 tragedy that claimed the lives of more than 80 spectators.
The oldest active endurance race is intended to showcase mechanical reliability as much as driver skill and fortitude. This beautifully designed and extensively illustrated book celebrates those attributes, chronicling the exploits of both factory-sponsored cars and privateer entries, from the early open-cockpit racers right through to today’s hybrid era.
Compiled by a meticulous author with a passion for motorsport, Le Mans 100 is the ultimate chronicle of a marquee race.
Includes Pace Cars, Dealer Specials, Factory Models, Copos, and More
Discover a fascinating array of special edition Camaros written by Chevrolet historian and COPO authority, Matt Avery.Chevrolet’s iconic Camaro arrived in the fall of 1966 and, although tardy to market, it came ready to mix things up in the wildly popular “pony car” segment. Ford’s Mustang was a runaway success, but this new competitor reigned in momentum by offering customers an even closer friend of driving enthusiasts.
A credit to General Motors, the Camaro charged hard out of the gate, becoming an instant hit. In each of its first three years, it sold almost a quarter million units, causing a decline in sales for the crosstown Detroit rival. In the decades to follow, Chevy crafted Camaro variants to suit everyone with enterprising hot rodders and performance tuners always taking it one step further. Enter the high-octane world of Camaro special editions.
Driven to achieve their own competition success and following the high-revving demands of enthusiasts, numerous Camaro special editions have been produced over the years, becoming some of the most collectible cars of all time.
Covered here are not only the factory models such as Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 pace and festival cars, ZL1s, anniversary editions, IROC-Zs, Player’s Challenge, Hot Wheels editions, Z/28s, and RS/SS cars. Also, Camaro Special Editions covers the legendary COPO cars and dealer go-fast specials from builders including Yenko, Dana, Nickey, Berger, Baldwin-Motion, Gorries, and Dick Harrell.
More modern performance editions are covered as well with Callaway, SLP, SVE, GMMG, Earnhardt, and more. Detailed information is provided on the most notable models from 1967 to today, including build numbers, production specs, and their collectability.
This book is a must-have resource for the Chevy and Camaro faithful.
The Story of Hesketh Racing
Hesketh Racing was a Grand Prix phenomenon. In a time of increasing commercialisation and cars that had forsaken national racing colours in favour of sponsors’ logos, the team was privately funded by Lord Hesketh – a patriotic 22-year-old who was determined to take his promising young driver, James Hunt, to World Championship glory. Their car stood out on the track thanks to its pure white livery – and the team stood out in the paddock thanks to its lavish hospitality, its helicopter and yachts, and its infectious sense of fun.
But behind the playboy image was a highly professional team, expertly organised by Bubbles Horsley and including talents such as designer Harvey Postlethwaite, engineer Nigel Stroud and chief mechanic Dave ‘Beaky’ Sims. Having arrived in Formula 1 in 1973 with a rented March, Hesketh Racing then set about building its own car. It won the 1974 International Trophy at Silverstone and the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort – putting James Hunt on the road to superstardom.
This new book from Porter Press International is the first to tell the amazing full story of Hesketh Racing. ‘The biggest little team in the world’ captured the imagination of enthusiasts all around the world thanks to its unique approach and its famous teddy bear logo, and it continues to be one of the most evocative and charismatic names in Formula 1 history.
A companion book to Patrick Kelley’s earlier Imagine!, which featured the drawings of a wide range of concept cars from the 1930s onwards, Imagine Too! showcases a new crop of images, and artists, along with some familiar favorites. These incredible designs have been untouched and unseen since they were drawn and include a look into the future with for example ideas for flying vehicles. Represented here is an important part of America. It is about American style and commerce that continues today with innovative automobile designs intended to drive sales and brand loyalty. The images published are absolute survivors. Up to 90% or more of all the drawings made never saw the light of day or literally never left the drawing board. These young designers never stopped dreaming…or Imagining.
- Over 300 never-before-seen automobile concept images
- Over 100 automobile artists represented
- Flying cars – factory concepts that never ended up in showrooms
- Follow-up book to “Imagine!” …with ‘Best Of’ images
- Including concepts that are being designed for tomorrow
- Featuring a collection of automobile concept toys, models and concept prototype sculptures
The Winning Collection of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Epic Drama: The Winning Collection of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is a stunning book that showcases the Museum’s incredible collection of winning Indianapolis 500 cars photographed by renowned photographer Bill Pack.
Visually stunning with notes and stories about each vehicle and its driver, you’ll find yourself drawn to the imagery and captivated by the stories. From the styling, design, or nostalgic memories of one’s youth, seeing these historic race cars transports the viewer to a different time.
This is the perfect addition to your coffee table or bookshelf. A great gift for the art lover or race fan.
NOTE: The design of the book features an exposed spine. It creates a tactile feel and quality to the book as well as allows the book to lay flat when it is opened.
The Golden Era
Dive deep into the most exhilarating sport on the planet with the biggest motocross book ever published. Read 480 pages about the bikes, the champions and the technology that made this sport great. See over 600 big images that bring the sport to life. Hear the inside stories that bring the Golden Era alive.
The story of the iconic dirt track that defined Southern California racing. It began in 1903 as a horse track, then as a one mile dirt track in L.A., then as New Ascot Raceway in East L.A. which became Legion Ascot and finally Southern Ascot in Southgate.
Then, Los Angeles Speedway was built in 1957 on the site of a former landfill just south of Gardena. The promoter got into financial difficulties and it became New Ascot Stadium and eventually just Ascot. Everyone raced there, sprint cars, stock cars, midgets, buggies and motorcycles. 90 Indy 500 drivers raced there. Names like A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Parnelli Jones were regulars. It was said that “if you haven’t raced Ascot, you haven’t raced”. Read the book to see why it closed in 1990. Written in scrapbook style, decade by decade, full of newspaper and magazine articles, photos and stories from those who were there.
399 Pages – 8 1/2 x 11 – B&W. Comes with a DVD of all the photos and, newspaper / magazine articles in the book plus an assortment of videos.
Automobiles and the New American City 1900-1930
Darryl Holter Stephen Gee
Driving Force: Automobiles and the New American City 1900-1930 explores the explosive growth of L.A.’s passion for cars, ignited by an unlikely and visionary mix of entrepreneurs. Car dealers made the big difference, as they ventured into unknown territory. That “unknown territory” meant introducing the West Coast to the concept of dealerships with service bays for on-site car repairs; dealers conceived the notion of “used cars,” those vehicles buyers “traded in” so they could buy a new one; and dealers made commonplace the idea of financing cars, an idea the scared the car makers in Detroit until they saw the orders rolling in. Steps that dealers took to make buying cars affordable, possible and—most of all—desirable were ingenious ideas born in Los Angeles, ideas that turned the new American city into the brain center of automobile sales in America. Most importantly, car dealers were the early adopters who broadened the market and convinced the general public that cars were no longer simply a luxury, they were a modern necessity. And today, Los Angeles’s car culture has shaped the world’s preferences in automobiles.
Driving Force is the first major history of dealers at work, artfully told by Darryl Holter with Stephen Gee. And car collector extraordinaire Jay Leno has penned the Foreword, concluding that “In Driving Force, Darryl Holter shows that auto retailers connected manufacturers to buyers, changing America and shaping the history, economy, and culture of Los Angeles.”
More than 150 vintage images complete this remarkable work.
Racing With Porsche in North America
Alwin Springer with Wilfried Müller
Growing up in the Ruhr area of Germany, Springer emigrated to Canada in the 1960s, but soon settled in California due to the warmer weather. There, after further improving his skills, the trained car mechanic/electrician found a job with Porsche specialist Vasek Polak and from then on looked after Polak’s Can-Am race cars as a mechanic.
Later, Springer started his own venture Andial with former Polak colleagues Arnold Wagner and Dieter Inzenhofer. The now-legendary tuning company went on to compete successfully in IMSA and, with the Andial engines, enjoyed quite a bit of success in other racing series as well. Andial became the number one address for Porsche customers in the USA, and even at Le Mans, customers of the German marque started using Andial engines. The secret of the California-based German trio: they had entrusted a capable man in Silicon Valley with the task of decoding the engine control system of the Porsche factory and thus making all parameters freely adjustable. Alwin Springer and his team perfected their set-ups in hours of test-bench runs. Morever, Springer also had a key role in the relaunch of Porsche Motorsport North America at the end of 1989 and is still active as a consultant for PMNA today.
Alwin Springer, together with Wilfried Müller, summarises his experiences from Can-Am, IMSA and the modern era at PMNA in 47 entertaining chapters, accompanied by countless photos from his private collection dating back to his early years with Vasek Polak.
Hardcover with slipcase
Limited to 963 copies, individually numbered
Discover some of the rarest and most desirable Porsche sports cars ever produced!
Throughout the history of the sports car, no marque has epitomized the excitement and passion of driving like Porsche. The Saratoga Automobile Museum, in collaboration with architect Steven Harris, presents 22 of the marque’s rarest air and water-cooled cars.
This remarkable collection highlights the manufacturer’s past seven decades of production — from 356 Carreras and Speedsters to high-performance RS 911s — all captured in sensational detail by renowned photographer James Lipman.
- Showcases 22 of the rarest and most desirable Porsche sports cars, from the 1956 Carrera GT to the 2019 991.2 GT2RS, as well as several custom builds
- More than 240 stunning images including exterior, interior, and engine-bay details by Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and Top Gear photographer James Lipman.
- Includes driving impressions from automotive journalists Jethro Bovingdon of Top Gear, Dickie Meaden of evo magazine, and Intercooler cofounder Andrew Frankel
The stunning imagery is accompanied by specifications and history as well as driving impressions from leading automotive writers Richard Meaden, John Simister and others. Air & Water combines breathtaking imagery and words to transport the reader on a thrilling journey of being behind the wheel of these ultra-rare machines
The 911 Edition is a special version of Air & Water for collectors, limited to just 911 individually numbered units. It features a unique cover with individually numbered metal plates, an art print of an image from the book, and an exclusive cloth-wrapped clamshell case. Each copy of the 911 Edition is protected by a custom-made individual mailing carton.
The 90th edition of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans was distinguished above all by the fact that, after a two-year break, spectators were finally able to take part in the spectacle again in large numbers. The appreciative audience witnessed the duel between the Toyota GR010 Hybrid. After number 7 in 2021, number 8 was given the honour of giving the Japanese manufacturer its fifth victory at the Sarthe. Ryo Hirakawa won on his first appearance, while it was the third success of Brendon Hartley and, most importantly, the fourth of Sébastien Buemi, who has now matched the great Henri Pescarolo, Olivier Gendebien and Yannick Dalmas.
Jim Glickenhaus is to thank for another achievement this year. The American, who was fourth in his first appearance last year, has claimed the podium he always dreamed of. In the LMP2 class, it was Jota who put two cars on the podium in a very competitive class. The official Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Frédéric Makowiecki, Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni will go down in history as the last winner of the GTE-Pro class so loved by the fans, but it was the last appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Aston Martin TF Sport had to beat Porsche to triumph in the GTE-Am class. In this yearbook, you will find hundreds of carefully selected photos and everything you need to know about the participants, rules and background of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2022.
A Century in Posters
It’s a long time, a century! But what a wealth, this sum of moments. The 24 Hours of Le Mans even subdivides, each year, its famous double clock tower into very small seconds and even down to tenths. A day of intense emotion, for a passionate public as much as for the drivers. The poster artists, designers, photographers and computer graphics artists called upon by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, founder, organizer and guardian of the event, have tried each year to represent or symbolize this magic, this snapshot of endurance. A collection that mixes precious artistic nuggets and simple commercial messages, but even those that were considered banal when they appeared are steeped in the spirit of the times and the art of the times. A carefully compiled collection of moments of speed, all the posters of the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1923 and 2022 are reproduced here.
Text in French and English
Gordon Maltby Grant Larson
Porsche 356: 75th Anniversary relates the full story of Porsche’s original sports car from the first Gmund coupe to today’s beloved collector car.
Ferdinand Porsche was a brilliant engineer who, prior to World War II, had been involved in a variety of significant automotive engineering developments including the first hybrid drive vehicles. From the early 1900s, Porsche was developing racing cars including the Mercedes SSK and the mighty Auto Union Grand Prix. During this period, Porsche also developed the groundbreaking Volkswagen, which would prove critical to his postwar, namesake automobile manufacturer.
The Typ 356 was developed by Ferdinand’s son “Ferry” Porsche and introduced in 1948. Though the rear-engine layout was based on the Volkswagen, most similarities ended there. The 356 had a unique chassis, higher performing engine, and a handsome wind-cheating body. Little known outside Germany initially, by the early 1950s the 356s were lauded for their excellent handling, build quality, and growing volume of competition successes.
Porsche’s 356 evolved over its 17-year life through four distinct series: pre-A, A, B, and C, with coupes, cabriolets, Speedsters, Hardtops, and Roadsters among the many body variations. Equipped with the “Carrera” 4-cam engine, the 356 was a force in sports car racing. Dedicated competition models were developed beginning in 1953, and the Rennsport Spyders dominated road racing, endurance, and hill climb events for over a decade.
The 356 story includes a cast of fascinating characters, from those engineers who designed the cars, to race drivers who built the “giant-killer” mystique, to owners like James Dean and Janis Joplin who fell in love with the little bathtub-shaped sports cars. From titled European gentlemen in the 1950s to movie stars like Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in the 1960s, the first Porsches attracted enthusiasts and racers alike. Today, the car has an even wider following among collectors including Porsche fans like Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. “356 Fascination” continues with ongoing restoration efforts, vintage racing, and an “Outlaw” movement, all enhanced by large-scale events that celebrate the car’s history.
Porsche 356 75th Anniversary tells the in-depth story and is a must-have book for anyone that loves Porsche and sports car history.
Very few drivers enjoy such an immaculate image or have such charisma, and we are not even talking of his track record…
As a tribute to his F1 career, the book adopts the famous black and gold livery.
Bernard Asset once again gave us access to his lifework and together with him we have selected fantastic pictures of Mario. They are matched with original testimonies that open the door to a more in-depth understanding of who Mario Andretti really is.
Hardcover in slipcase
1000 numbered units only.
Mario said it is the nicest book ever done about him
When, in 1987, Romano Artioli and his high-profile associates – Ferruccio Lamborghini, Paolo Stanzani and Jean-Marc Borel – decided to reincarnate Bugatti, one of the most famous automotive marques of all time, they had in Ferruccio Lamborghini, Paolo Stanzani and design legend Marcello Gandini, three of the most prominent names in the Italian supercar firmament, suggesting a bright future for the marque.
Eight years later, Artioli’s dream was over. Bankruptcy was declared, the factory was closed, and the beautiful campus reduced to a ghost building. Not even a decade had passed between the first germs of an idea and the end in 1995, yet there are enough ingredients for an exciting action-filled story: discord, rivalry, pride, power, money, prestige, stars, crises and a dramatic end.
What happened? Why did it happen? Bugatti: The Italian Decade answers all that and more.
- 400 pages
- Hard cover with dust jacket
- 219mm x 304mm (portrait format)
- 790 images
Brumos: An American Racing Icon, by Sean Cridland covers the entire history of the Brumos team, going back to its roots in the early days of the 20th century, all the way up to the opening of the Brumos Collection in January 2020…and everything in between! The three volume set contains 1,500 pages with over 2,000 images, many never before seen.
Volume 1 Chronicles the historical events that led to the creation and development of one of the world’s most legendary teams.
Volume 2 Describes the explosive 1970s when Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood, Jack Atkinson, and Porsche owned American GT racing.
Volume 3 Examines the challenges and victories of Brumos in the post-Peter Gregg era, from early 1981 until 2020.
The 30th edition of the ‘Porsche Sport’ yearbook covers the triumphant achievements of Porsche race cars on four continents: America, Asia, Australia and Europe. With almost 1000 photos on 400 pages, the book also features the famous endurance races at Dubai, Daytona, Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Le Mans.
This year the ‘Porsche Sport’ yearbook includes a particular focus on the fantastic LMGTE-Pro class win in the 24-hour race at Le Mans. In addition, the many major international sports car championships and exciting competition all over the world in the Carrera Cups, Sprint Challenges and GT3 Cup Trophies have been covered as well. Of course, Formula E, the new Porsche 963 with which Porsche want to claim the overall win at Le Mans again and the phenomenal Goodwood Festival of Speed event have also been included.
‘Porsche Sport’ has been published annually since 1993 and over the last three decades has become established as a delight for every Porsche fan. Results and standings from the various series make the yearbook a unique reference. Many full-colour images from world-renowned motorsport photographers continue to impress the readers. The entertaining reports by well-known journalists allow readers to relive the excitement of the 2022 season.
Carl L. Wagner and Roger Gloor
This narrative represents a many-faceted summary of success. It explains how an unconventional, strong willed and remarkably creative young man became a mechanic. How as an incorrigibly obstinate automobile fan he advanced to the status of an eminently successful racing driver on the international competition scene. And it also describes how this single-minded, highly determined dreamer metamorphosed into a builder of his own racing cars. Furthermore, in accordance with the same verve and determination that enabled him to attain the initial step in Formula-1 as constructor/driver, following a mechanically induced, unfortunate major accident, he continued to pursue his long-time ambition as automobile producer …, and to become an internationally renowned manufacturer and purveyor of exclusive, high-performance luxury automobiles.
Concours Year 2022: The only book to record every class and Best in Show Winner from over 50 of the greatest global concours of 2022.
Beautiful case bound book celebrating the very best cars on show at over 50 of the world/s greatest Concours d’Elegance events in 2022
Now in its fourth edition, The Concours Year, presented by Hagerty, is a celebration of the greatest Concours d’Elegance events from around the world. The book includes Special Awards, Best in Class and Best in Show results from more than 50 concours. The Concours Year is the most comprehensive review of the concours scene published. Nearly 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 2022
- Class and Best in Show Winners from Concours events in 2022
- Concept Lawn 2022 – the very best of the new and concept cars seen at Concours
- Concours People: Bruce Meyer, Lois Hunt, Bob Smith, Dr Paul Sable
- What’s coming in 2023
Class and Best of Show results from the following Concours:
Sydney Harbour Concours, Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Classic-Gala Schwetzingen, Motorsport Rendezvous, Cavallino Classic Modena, Poltu Quatu Classic, Intermarque Concours d’Elegance, Concours South Africa, Concours d’Elégance Suisse, Salon Privé Concours, Salon Privé London, The Bridge, Cavallino Classic Middle East, Cavallino Classic Florida, Heveningham Hall, Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, Las Vegas Concours, San Marino Motor Classic, Hilton Head Concours, Radnor Concours d’Elegance, Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Audrain’s Newport Concours, The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering, Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace, Valetta Concours d’Elegance, Concours d’ Elegance at Copshaholm, Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Amelia, Greenwich Concours, Detroit Concours, Zoute Grand Prix, La Jolla, Lime Rock Concours, Concours on Savile Row, Antwerp Concours d’Elegance, Concours in the Hills, Concorso Villa d’Este, Ascona Concours, Boca Raton, Motorcar Cavalcade, Concours d’Elegance Tegernsee, Chantilly Arts et Elegance, Ironstone plus more!
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.
My exciting true-life story in motor racing from Top-Fuel drag-racing pioneer to Jim Hall, Reventlow Scarab, Carroll Shelby and beyond
Raoul ‘Sonny’ Balcaen grew up in Los Angeles at a time when it became the epicentre of American motor racing, nurturing a vast talent pool of people whose influence has echoed through to today.
As a teenager, he successfully competed with his home-built Top Fuel dragster during the formative years of the sport. With Lance Reventlow, he worked on the famous Scarab sports cars and was standing in the dyno room when the team’s all-American Formula 1 engine was fired up for the first time. A period as Jim Hall’s crew chief and a close association with Carroll Shelby added to the know-how that guided him towards becoming a successful entrepreneur and led to all that followed.
Aged 17, Balcaen built his own Top Fuel drag racer, the ‘Bantamweight Bomb’, which he developed relentlessly and drove to many successes.
- His role in the fabulous Scarab sports cars — the landmark all-American racers — and insights into life with their creator, the incomparable Lance Reventlow.
- Working as crew chief to the brilliant Jim Hall, preparing and running his Lotus Eleven and Lister-Chevrolet long before the famous Chaparrals emerged.
- A second spell with Scarab, this time with the Formula 1 project — the first American Grand Prix car — plus a special job for Reventlow converting a Scarab sports racer into a street car.
- Onwards into setting up his own successful business, IECO (Induction Engineering Co), to create and sell high-grade performance and appearance accessories, with Chevrolets — especially Corvair and Vega — featuring strongly.
- His many-faceted dealings with Carroll Shelby, leading to consultancy and even assignments as occasional Shelby American company pilot.
- Along the way we meet many other big names of the era, including Chuck Daigh, Bruce Kessler, Warren Olson, Dick Troutman, Tom Barnes, Phil Remington, Ken Miles, Leo Goossen, Jim Travers, Frank Coon, Ed Donovan and Pete Brock.
This engaging memoir is the very personal history of a momentous time and place in which we meet a who’s who of West Coast road-racing heroes.
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.
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 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.
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
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.”
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
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
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.
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|
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
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