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Formula 1 2019: Technical Insights (Preview 2020)

Paolo Filisetti

The cars that competed for the the 2019 World Championship are the protagonists of this annual, the first authored by Paolo Filisetti, an authoritative technical commentator and a contributor to leading Italian and international specialist magazines.

Through a rich series of colour drawings, the author reveals all the secrets concealed beneath the bodywork of the various cars, while presenting, in parallel, race by race, the principal technical and racing facts and episodes to characterise the Formula 1 season. Aerodynamic configurations – such as the various modifications to the front wings – cockpits and steering wheels, engines, suspension components, brakes, air flows above and below the cars, everything is meticulously described and illustrated in a book indispensable for all those wanting to get beneath the skin of the fascinating world of Formula 1, as well as a useful reference work for specialists.

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Don Prudhomme

with Elana Scherr

Don “The Snake” Prudhomme reveals for the first time ever his incredible life and career on and off of the drag strip.

Imagine spending a year with Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, having coffee together and talking about his life, his racing, his friends, and his family. He’d tell you about how he rose from being a high school drop-out who was painting cars to a respected Top Fuel dragster driver and successful businessman. You’d hear how he toured the country with Tommy Ivo and “The Hawaiian” Roland Leong, racing all the legends from “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to “The Golden Greek” [Chris] Karamesines.

He’d say how he met Tom McEwen and recall how they became the Snake and the Mongoose, leading to a career in Funny Cars that netted him four championships in a row. He’d talk about the thrill of first wins and owning his own teams but also the struggles of bad seasons, crashes and fires, broken parts, and broken contracts. Along the way, he’d speak about the people in his life, such as engine-builder Keith Black and NHRA president Wally Parks, and those who were killed in the wild and unpredictable sport of nitro racing.

It wouldn’t be only racing, though. Prudhomme would share lessons he learned about business and life from such varied sources as a neighbor in Granada Hills to Ford GT40 driver Dan Gurney. He also would talk about the importance of family: how his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Donna, changed his world and how finding out about his African-American roots opened his eyes to a culture and inheritance he’d always wanted.

This is the experience you’ll get in Don “The Snake” Prudhomme: My Life Beyond the 1320.

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NISSAN Z

50 Years of Exhilarating Performance

Pete  Evanow

Nissan Z: 50 Years of Exhilarating Performance is the Nissan-official chronicle of Z history, from Datsun’s planning for the new model in the late 1960s through the latest 50th anniversary Nissan 370Z. 

The Datsun 240Z revolutionized the sports car industry and demolished established assumptions about Japanese automakers. With the Z, Datsun gave the world a sleek, sexy, fast product—one that forever banished the idea that Japanese manufacturers could only build economy cars.

Over the past 50 years, six generations of the Z car have generated a massive, devoted following. More than 1.5 million cars have been sold worldwide. The retro-inspired 350Z reinvigorated the Z’s fortunes in the 21st century, and the latest incarnation, the 370Z, continues the tradition of high-performance in a modern, affordable package.

In addition to a complete history of the Z, this handsomely illustrated book examines the car’s significant racing history with successes in IMSA and SCCA sports car racing, including extensive racing by Paul Newman for Bob Sharp and John Morton with Brock Racing Enterprises. Special attention is devoted to the cult of Z-fans around the world who have supported Nissan’s sports car through thick and thin and the early car’s emergence as a rapidly appreciating collector car.

The story is told by author Pete Evanow, who has enjoyed a long relationship with Nissan. His insights into the history of this automotive icon provide a fresh, compelling perspective on the five decades of the Z that no enthusiast will want to miss.

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BULLITT

The Cars and People Behind Steve McQueen

Matt Stone

Get the behind the scenes view of arguably the most iconic automotive movie car and scene in history.

Ask any automotive enthusiast what his or her favorite chase scene to appear in a movie is, and the majority will respond with “Bullitt.” It has made the top 5 in every list covering the best automotive chase scenes in history. But the appeal isn’t just about the chase scene.

Shot entirely on location in picturesque San Francisco in 1968, the movie not only features the historic chase scene but also many outdoor scenes filled with cars and architecture of the period that are filmed in crisp clear color. The movie was the fifth-highest-grossing film for 1968, it was well received by critics, and the chase scene won Franks P. Keller an Oscar for editing.

In Bullitt: The Cars and People Behind Steve McQueen, you will get the complete behind the scenes picture of how all the action was coordinated and filmed. Included are the ideas behind the making of the movie, an interview with Director Peter Yates, production stills, and the planning for the scene. Also covered is the cast, the building of the cars used in the film, and the how and why the stunts were choreographed and filmed. To round out the story, an examination of what happened to the cars is included as well as coverage of the multiple Bullitt Edition cars released by Ford after the film, including the latest 2019 edition.

While several books have been published about Steve McQueen, the “King of Cool,” never before has there been a thorough examination of this specific film and these specific cars. This edition is a welcome addition to the library of any McQueen, Mustang, or automotive film history fan.

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ROFGO Collection

Doug Nye

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.

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McLAREN: The Engine Company

Roger Meiners

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.

 

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The Cellini of Chrome

The Story of George W. Walker / Ford Motor Company’s First Vice President of Design

Henry Dominguez

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.

 

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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.

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FERRARI 250 GTO

l’empreinte d’une légende

Bernard Cahier  William Huon

Considered the quintessential Ferrari model, the Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most famous sports cars of all time. With just 36 units produced, it has become the most expensive Ferrari in the world. The Ferrari 250 GTOs were produced between 1962 and 1964, you will discover them all, classified chassis by chassis.

The Ferrari 250 GTOs have become legendary. But what were they in their day? This is the subject of this book, illustrated with the best photographs by Bernard Cahier. A veritable window into a bygone era, it painstakingly relives the events they dominated: the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Targa Florio, the 1000 Kilometers of the Nürburgring, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Tour de France automobile. Trials and so many others where the thirty-six GTOs, detailed in these pages, chassis by chassis and race by race, left the deepest imprint.

French and English text

 

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Steve McQueen in His Own Words

Marshall Terrill

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.

 

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The Straight Eight Engine

Powering Premium Automobiles

Keith Ray

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

 

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The Racers – Endurance Motor Racing – 1963-1973

Al Satterwhite

In this lavishly illustrated book, prize-winning American photographer Al Satterwhite has captured the most exciting era of the legendary endurance car races – such as Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona – on camera. Between 1963 and 1973 race cars became faster than ever before, making quantum leaps in handling and aerodynamics with revolutionary results. In these photos, Satterwhite captures the drivers and the action of endurance motor races from up close. Drivers and manufacturers of that time are legends today: Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby, Dan Gurney, Hans Herrmann, Mario Andretti, Steve McQueen, Jacky Ickx, among others.

Text in English and German.

Al Satterwhite’s photos have been published in nearly all popular US magazines: Car & Driver, Geo, Life, Playboy, Newsweek, People, Time, and Sports Illustrated.

 

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Ferraris in Australia in the 1950’s and 1960’s

Barry Farr

Extensive text and images related to all Ferraris which entered Australia in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

A number of the world’s iconic Ferraris made their way ‘downunder’, many of which have since been or are still owned, by Americans. For instance, the 857S Monza was driven by Phil Hill and Jim Kimberly, the 246 F1 was driven by Phil Hill, the 246T was owned and raced by Graham Adelman, the 330 P4 was infamously owned by Walter Medlin, one of the 250 LMs is owned by Ralph Lauren, the 250TR (P) is owned by John Shirley having previously been owned by Bev Spencer, Charles Betz and Fred Peters. These and others in the book are among some of the most famous and desirable Ferraris ever made. Australia and Australians were fortunate to have seen such cars up close back then when the southern hemisphere summer attracted the top Formula 1 and sports car drivers and cars from all over the world.

Large Format (15 x 12)

colour and black & white images

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TIME FLIES

The History of PacWest Racing

John Oreovicz

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.

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Developing a Champion: The Electramotive Nissan GTP Story

Chris Willes

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.

 

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Chris Pook & the History of the Long Beach GP

Gordon Kirby

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

 

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Back on Track – Racing in the 1940’s

Alessandro Silva

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

 

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Porsche Kremer Racing – The Complete Team History

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.

 

 

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Lane Motor Museum – a Hobby Gone Wild

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.

 

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RICHIE GINTHER Motor Racing’s Free Thinker

Richard Jenkins

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.

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CHEVRON THE DEREK BENNETT STORY

David Gordon

The life of Derek Bennett and the success of Chevron Cars are inextricably entwined in the Chevron Story. After years eking out a living mending cars in back street garages, Derek rose to become one of the world’s leading builders of racing cars. Chevron is the fairy tale story of how he did it.

Stars such as Alain Prost, Niki Lauda, Brian Redman, James Hunt, Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Graham Hill, Peter Gethin and Jody Scheckter all drove Chevrons. In his book “Chevron – The Derek Bennett Story” – David Gordon explains how they got on.

After travelling many thousands of miles to trace the people who knew and worked with Derek, motor racing journalist David Gordon tells the Derek Bennett story and that of his brainchild Chevron Cars, charting the contributions of the many people who played a part in the company’s meteoric rise to success, and relating why it all happened the way it did.

Derek Bennett designed and built successful racing cars for 13 years from 1965 until his untimely death in 1978, but another four decades later the appeal of those cars shows no sign of waning.

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FERRARI 250 GTE

Ed Heuvink

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.

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PAUL FRERE

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.

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And Steve McQueen Created Le Mans

Sandro Garbo

The sequel to the graphic novel Steve McQueen in Le Mans

The new opus called « AND STEVE MCQUEEN CREATED LE MANS » is much better than a simple part 2, this is the end of the legend of the movie explained by Steve McQueen himself. 64 pages, same format, same style, same quality,

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The Concours Yearbook 2019

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.

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Porsche 993 – 25 YEARS 1994 – 2019

Andreas Gabriel

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

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LA PASSIONE

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,

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RWB Life After Birth

Chern Wong

RAUH-Welt Begriff

Volume 1 – Life after Birth

The vision of Nakai-san is solely responsible for a distinctive style of Porsche modification that has become a sensation throughout the world. All RWB builds are performed by Nakai-san alone, and thus rare, cool, exclusive and al little edgy.

This book focuses on the build of RWB Southern Cross, with more than 300 pages of high-quality photography that deliver an up-close-and personal view to the build process and beyond, from Nakai-san’s arrival in Australia to the World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney.

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Alfa Romeo Tipo 105

Patrick Dasse

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.

Click below to see details:

Alfa Romeo Giulia

 

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Montreal

 

Alfa Romeo Junior z

 

Alfa Romeo Arese

 

 

 

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