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Ayrton Senna by Paul-Henri Cahier
Ayrton Senna by Paul-Henri Cahier$50.00
With a selection of 105 of his finest photographs, Paul-Henri Cahier’s Ayrton Senna – Through My Eye follows the magical driver from Sao Paulo over his 10 blistering fast years on the circuits of the world, until his untimely, tragic death at Imola in 1994. Also included in the book are 18 pages of text in which Paul-Henri explains how he came to be a fulltime Formula 1 photographer and, in his opinion, what made Senna so devastatingly quick. While the photographs stand alone, 9 pages of captions and thumbnail images give the reader a reference for where they were taken and what the mood and circumstances were at the time.
Blue Oval Ferraris et al, Ford and other American-engined Ferraris from the 1950s and 60s by Randy Cook
Blue Oval Ferraris et al, Ford and other American-engined Ferraris from the 1950s and 60s by Randy Cook$45.00
A follow-up to “Bowtie Ferraris,” this book covers more than 30 cars including Ford, Buick, Offy, Chrysler and additional Chevy-powered Ferraris of the 1950s and ’60s. It also has previously unpublished photos of 18 cars found in the first book.
“Randy Cook has extensively researched and brought us the often untold stories and histories of these sensational cars… a labor of love. Hope you enjoy his book as much as I have! I’m proud to say my Testa Rossa was a winning race car with Ford and Ferrari power…” – Bruce Meyer
Bobby Rahal, The Graceful Champion by Gordon Kirby
Bobby Rahal, The Graceful Champion by Gordon Kirby$42.00
Renowned the world over for his speed, originality, and dedication to motorsports, three-time CART champion and Indianapolis 500-winner Bobby Rahal stands apart from other racers. His stellar career spans continents, and his success extends beyond the race track and brings together racing’s most influential people. Some of the little-known stories include how Bobby raced against future F1 legends Gilles Villeneuve and Keke Rosberg in Formula Atlantic, worked with top F1 car designer Adrian Newey at the start of his career, helped develop Ferrari’s secret IndyCar program, and brought Honda engines into CART racing. This book reveals the spirit, courage, and determination behind his winning battle for success from his very first regional competitions to becoming a team owner with David Letterman as his partner. Rahal is the 2016 chairman of the International Motor Racing Research Center. Published in 1999 by David Bull Publishing.
Bowtie Ferraris, Chevy-engined Ferraris from the 1950s and 60s by Randy Cook
Bowtie Ferraris, Chevy-engined Ferraris from the 1950s and 60s by Randy Cook$55.00
Exotic, hand-built Ferraris of the 1950s and Chevrolet’s family sedan produced by the thousands would seem to have little in common. But it’s a twist of automotive history that quite a few Ferraris might no longer exist were it not for the Chevy V8 engine. Randy Cook’s Bowtie Ferraris documents how a surprisingly large number of multi-million dollar Ferraris owe their survival to an engine from one of the least expensive sedans produced in America. His book is an important addition to the body of Ferrari history, as he explores a topic never before examined in any detail. – David Seibert, Ferrari Club Historian andmanager of the Ferrari Historic Challenge race series in North America. Published by RAC Motorsports Publishing in 2015. 192 pages. 276 images, featuring photography by Hugues Vanhoolandt.
Daytona 24 Hours by J.J. O’Malley
Daytona 24 Hours by J.J. O’Malley$105.00
When Dan Gurney coasted his crippled Lotus Climax 19B to victory in the inaugural Daytona Continental in 1962, he began a tradition of dramatic finishes that have characterized Daytona competition ever since. In Daytona 24 Hours: The Definitive History of America’s Great Endurance Race, J. J. O’Malley chronicles the complete history of the Daytona 24 in 46 year-by-year chapters illustrated with rare, color and black-and-white photographs, many of them never before published. Originally published in 2003, this newly updated edition of the book adds five more chapters and scores of additional photographs, as well as a revised driver index and race results tables. Published in 2009 by David Bull Publishing. 452 pages. 386 color and 94 black-and-white photographs.
Elva, The Cars, The People, The History by János Wimpffen
Elva, The Cars, The People, The History by János Wimpffen$105.00
In the award-winning Elva: The Cars, The People, The History, János Wimpffen delves deep into the company’s origins in the south of England, its successes and failures at the track, and its influence on better-known marques such as McLaren and Porsche. But as the title indicates, the history of Elva is about more than just cars. It is also about the people who created the cars – starting with founder Frank Nichols – as well as those who built racing careers around them. Over the years the ranks of Elva drivers included established British names like Archie Scott Brown, Stuart Lewis-Evans, and even Sir Stirling Moss. In the United States, Mark Donohue scored some of his earliest wins in Elva Courier and Formula Junior cars. The Elva team also helped Bruce McLaren establish the seeds of a racing dynasty by building the first McLaren-Elvas. Published in 2011 by David Bull Publishing. 552 pages. 405 black-and-white and 150 color photographs
Equations of Motion, Adventure, Risk, and Innovation by William F. Milliken
Equations of Motion, Adventure, Risk, and Innovation by William F. Milliken$50.00
William F. Milliken’s handling research is fundamental to modern automobile design, and his definitive books on vehicle dynamics provide engineers and racers with practical understanding of chassis design for maximum performance. Equations of Motion is the story of Milliken’s lifetime of experimentation and innovation in vehicle stability and control. In Equations of Motion: Adventure, Risk and Innovation, Milliken vividly recounts his experiences pushing airplanes and race cars beyond their limits. His exciting life provides singular, real-world insight into the challenge and joy of engineering and the history of vehicle dynamics as he created it in the air and on the track. Expanded softcover edition published by Bentley Publishers in 2008. 708 pages, 700+ b/w illustrations.
Ferrari Men from Maranello by Anthony Pritchard
Ferrari Men from Maranello by Anthony Pritchard$55.00
Over the years much has been written about the cars produced by Ferrari, but little about the people associated with them. This extraordinary book puts that right with biographies of more than 225 ‘men from Maranello’ – and one woman in the form of Brenda Werner, who was Enzo Ferrari’s long-serving personal assistant. Lots of drivers are included, from early stars like Juan Manuel Fangio to recent champions Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen, and American greats such as Phil Hill and Mario Andretti and British champions such as Nigel Mansell. There are team managers and engineers – the list goes on and on. Needless to say, all Ferrari enthusiasts will be captivated. Published by Haynes Publishing in 2009. 384 pages.
Formula One at Watkins Glen, 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix by Michael Argetsinger
Formula One at Watkins Glen, 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix by Michael Argetsinger$55.00
The award-winning “Formula One at Watkins Glen” by the late Michael Argetsinger presents a vivid and often intimate account of the 20-year period that the United States Grand Prix was held at the classic upstate New York track. Argetsinger was a young man when his parents, Cameron and Jean, first brought Formula One to Watkins Glen, and he grew up working with racing as the family business. The story goes beyond the race winners and star entries to include the lesser-known drivers and teams that didn’t enjoy great success but added tremendously to the character of the event. The racing action and portraits of drivers, team principals, and fans evoke a strong sense of nostalgia for this era at Watkins Glen that will never be repeated. Spectacular photographs combine with Argetsinger’s detailed commentary to capture the distinctive character of each year’s event. The story begins with rare images of the Formula Libre races from 1958 through 1960 that featured a sprinkling of top European drivers, Formula One cars, and sports cars, and set the stage for Watkins Glen’s first World Championship Grand Prix. Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, Joakim Bonnier, Roy Salvadori, and Olivier Gendebien were the drivers who made early impressions and ultimately helped champion Watkins Glen as the site of the United States Grand Prix. Published in partnership with David Bull Publishing in 2011, all proceeds from the book – 100 percent of the purchase price – go to the International Motor Racing Research Center.160 pages. 91 black-and-white and 150 color photographs.
Grampaw Throttlebottom on Sportive Automobilism by Miles Collier
Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports by Linda Vaughn with Rob Kinnan
Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports by Linda Vaughn with Rob Kinnan$45.00
Perhaps the most photographed personality in automotive and motorsports history, Linda Vaughn has entertained fans and has been a premier marketer of automotive goods for more than 55 years. From her first days as Miss Atlanta Raceway, coming of age while representing Hurst, through her annual appearances at America’s top automotive and racing events, Linda continues to engage fans, drawing long lines whenever she makes an appearance. At her peak, Linda attended more than 100 events annually, year after year, and she still attends more than 25 events each year. The only entity that’s probably seen as many events as Linda is Goodyear! For the first time ever, Linda Vaughn allows her fans a behind-the-scenes look at her career in motorsports and promotion through her personal photographic archive and other photos. Through captions, Linda tells the story of individual images recounting countless stories from her amazing memory, with no detail left unshared. She recounts events with racing personalities and automotive icons from George Hurst to Richard Petty to Mario Andretti to Don Garlits. Nobody is left out as Linda tells stories about the photos chronicling her career in Motorsports. Published in 2016 by Car Tech Books. Hard cover. 223 pages.
Mario Andretti, A Driving Passion by Gordon Kirby
Mario Andretti, A Driving Passion by Gordon Kirby$69.00
Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion documents the toughness, intelligence, and humor that makes Andretti the man so compelling and reveals the remarkable mixture of determination and luck, both good and bad, that defined his career as the most versatile and accomplished racer of all time. Relentless determination, unrivaled charisma, and the ability to climb into any type of race car and win has made Andretti a household name for more than 30 years. His accomplishments include four USAC and CART titles, the 1978 Formula One World Championship, winning the 1967 Daytona 500 and 1969 Indianapolis 500, and three victories in the grueling 12 Hours of Sebring sports-car race. His extraordinary life story is presented through exclusive interviews with Mario, his family, and the drivers and teams he raced with. In-depth descriptions of his greatest races and cars, combined with behind-the-scenes team photos and commentary by Mario himself, provide an insider’s perspective on the progression of racing technology and the teamwork behind a winning effort. Published by David Bull Publishing in 2001. 252 pages.
Mazda MX-5, Mazda's Affordable Sports Car for the New Millennium by Jack Yamaguchi and John Dinkel
Mazda MX-5, Mazda's Affordable Sports Car for the New Millennium by Jack Yamaguchi and John Dinkel$15.00
Sports car enthusiasts are treated to an in-depth analysis of the new Miata in this book published in 1998 by Nippan Publishers. Everything from the more powerful engine to the Variable Inertia Charge System to the advanced body structure to the revised suspension to even the windshield wipers is covered in exacting detail. But this is much more than a precise look at the intimate details of the new Miata. The book also includes driving impressions and chapters covering the evolution of the first-generation roadster, including such creations as the Mi-ari, Mazda’s tribute to Ferrari, the V-6-powered Cobraster concept car and the Trunk Model, which was the prelude to the next-generation Miata. Additional coverage is devoted to some of the hotted-up Miatas that had been developed, the Miata’s racing successes at the time in America, the Miata Club of America and an analysis of some of the Miata’s rivals at the time, including the Porsche Boxster and the MGF. The book also includes complete technical specifications and hundreds of color and black-and-white photos. 120 pages.
Origins of the Checker Flag, A Search for Racing’s Holy Grail by Fred R. Egloff
Origins of the Checker Flag, A Search for Racing’s Holy Grail by Fred R. Egloff$20.00
Traces the story of the first use of this internationally known symbol in competition. Published by the International Motor Racing Research Center in 2006. 36 pages, soft-bound with illustrations.
Racing with Mercedes by John Fitch
Racing with Mercedes by John Fitch$35.00
The Sports Car Club of America’s first National Champion, John Fitch, has authored one of the most extraordinary accounts of open-road racing ever written. Fitch was the only American member of the famous fifties-era Mercedes-Benz team. Along with five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, Sir Stirling Moss, Peter Collins and Karl Kling among others, he confronted the most demanding and exciting races of the 20th Century. John’s descriptions of the 1952 Mexican Road Race along with the 1955 season Mille Miglia, Le Mans, the Tourist Trophy and the Targa Florio are fascinating. Fitch’s prose is complimented with course diagrams, posters and a large number of photographs, many from the Daimler Chrysler archives. This introduction is by Juan Manuel Fangio. This is a must have for anyone interested in motor sports, the history of racing or Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Published by Photo Data Research in 2005. 128 pages.
Shifting Gears, Tales of pistons, paint cans & personalities by Tony Vickio
Shifting Gears, Tales of pistons, paint cans & personalities by Tony Vickio$25.00
In 1948, in a home alongside a two-lane country road that turned out to be part of the first road race in the United States after World War II, an adventure started. Interestingly, speed and art were crudely mixed into a wild blend, which led an Upstate New York sign painter on a series of incredible journeys. From lettering Formula 1 cars in the early 1970s to applying the art of sign painting at NASCAR race tracks, from Watkins Glen to Daytona, the “Tales” tell of behind-the-scene adventures that the average person has never seen or could imagine. The “Tales” take place at Watkins Glen, Talladega Superspeedway, Daytona Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway and others. In these surroundings, the art of sign painting is performed at a new level. Working in an intense atmosphere of fast-approaching “Race Day” required skill, ingenuity, dedication and luck! Intertwined in the sign painting adventures is a 15-year stint in auto racing, from dirt track ovals to NASCAR Modifieds, which leads to even more interesting tales. Speed, art, comedy, frustration, joy and danger combine to make “Tales” interesting reading as seen and lived through the eyes of Tony Vickio. Published in 2014 by Preston Woods Publishing Company. 372 pages.
Stock Car Racing in the '50s by Ford Easton
Stock Car Racing in the '50s by Ford Easton$20.00
This book is a tribute to the drivers and other figures from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania who shaped stock car racing in the 1950s. Whether you prefer the tales of American bootleggers customizing Prohibition-era automobiles to outrun the law or the natural progression of cars replacing horses on the streets and on the racetrack, automobile racing flourished as a sport for many years in the United States before stock car racing truly came into its own in the 1950s. The economy rebounded after the end of World War II. GIs brought home skills and knowledge about advances in technology, and civilians had learned how to get the most out of old machines during the war. Scrap steel was no longer reserved exclusively for the War Effort, and the junkyards were filling up with worn out cars as people started to invest in new ones to replace them. A very competitive stock car could be purchased at the junk yard for $25 or so. By adding another $75, a clever builder could make it race ready. Teams of weekend warriors could compete head to head against well-funded, highly trained teams and have a real shot at winning. It was a perfect combination: knowledgeable mechanics and fearless drivers in cars that the public recognized from their daily life. The grandstands filled and new tracks turned up all across the countryside to satisfy the public’s interest in watching these race cars compete. Associations formed to standardize the tracks, which were often farm fields that had been lovingly sculpted and paved by the farmers themselves to give the drivers and their crews a place to showcase their talent. These men and women entertained, awed, and inspired a generation of “motor heads” and race fans. Published by Ford Easton in 2014. Softcover. 226 pages.
The Golden Years of Motorsport in Eastern Canada and the U.S.A., A Photographic Journey from the Late 1950's to the 1980's, Through the Lens of Lionel Birnbom by Lionel Birnbom
The Golden Years of Motorsport in Eastern Canada and the U.S.A., A Photographic Journey from the Late 1950's to the 1980's, Through the Lens of Lionel Birnbom by Lionel Birnbom$135.00
This book is a three-decade time capsule that photographically records highlights of the races attended; candid portraits of the “stars” and prominent personalities in the sport; and 1950’s and 1960’s sports racing cars returning decades later in vintage races. As the book’s content is primarily photos with minimal text, it will transport the reader on a photographic journey through this very exciting era of motorsport. While it is primarily focused (no pun intended) on Canadian activities, it also includes photos taken from the late 1950’s to the mid-1980’s at many events in the U.S. and Europe as well. Race series covered include Formula One, Indy, Can-Am, drag racing, Formula Atlantic, Formula 5000, Trans-Am, NASCAR and endurance racing. Published in 2014 by Lionel Birnbom. 240 pages and more than 2,000 black and white and color photographs. NEW book.
The heavily censored history of Hesketh Racing
The heavily censored history of Hesketh Racing$20.00
The history of the British race team that was created by Lord Alexander Hesketh during the 1970s and considered one of the strangest cult sponsorships in motorsports history. The team competed in Formula 1, F2 and F3. Includes information on the Hesketh race team, Le Patron (Alexander Hesketh) and racing drivers, including the man who became the 1976 F1 World Drivers’ Champion, James Hunt. Edited by Anna O’Brien. Published in 1974 by GBM Editorial Associates. 46 pages.
The Mazda Rx 8: World's First 4 Door, 4 Seat Sports Car, Plus Complete Histories Of Mazda Rotary Engine Development And Rotary Racing Around The World by Jack Yamaguchi
The Mazda Rx 8: World's First 4 Door, 4 Seat Sports Car, Plus Complete Histories Of Mazda Rotary Engine Development And Rotary Racing Around The World by Jack Yamaguchi$25.00
This book, published in 2003 by the Mazda Motor Corporation, features driving impressions, a photo gallery, and engineering blueprints on the RX-8, the rotary engine, and even on the history of racing with the rotary engine, including, of course, the historic victory in 1991 at Le Mans. Packed with information, this is a great guide for anyone interested in the story behind Mazda’s RX-8 or the creation of a viable rotary engine. Published in 2003 by the Mazda Motor Corp. 191 pages.
The Milwaukee Mile by Brenda Magee
The Milwaukee Mile by Brenda Magee$29.00
Speed has always been the Milwaukee Mile’s hallmark, and the one-mile oval track has given race fans and drivers thrills, chills, and memories for 130 years. “The Mile,” once a proving ground for the latest in mechanical engineering, has seen it all: from harness racing to endurance races, NASCAR, midgets, sprints, and Indy open wheel. The checkered flag has waved at the Mile for greats such as Barney Oldfield, Rex Mays, Al Unser, and Mario Andretti, as well as a new generation of drivers, including Dale Jarrett, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, and Will Power. The infield saw its share of action, too, including circus acts under the big top and Green Bay Packers games. Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2015. 128 pages. 180 black and white photographs.
The Speed Merchants Frame by Frame, The 70s & 80s by Michael Keyser
The Speed Merchants Frame by Frame, The 70s & 80s by Michael Keyser$85.00
The Speed Merchants Frame By Frame – The 70s & 80s by Michael Keyser, Bill Oursler. This book captures the excitement of what is acknowledged as a classic era in motorsport. The 346 pages contain 975 color and 71 black & white photographs-organized by marque – with brief captions identifying the car, drivers, year the car raced, and the track. It reflects the essence of road racing during two decades. Published by Autosports Marketing Associates in 2010.
Trans-Am Era, The Golden Years in Photographs, 1966-1972 by Daniel Lipetz
Trans-Am Era, The Golden Years in Photographs, 1966-1972 by Daniel Lipetz$75.00
Fifty years later, racing fans still talk about the original Trans-American Sedan championship, better known as the Trans-Am. For seven seasons, the series pitted a new generation of American “pony cars”—led by the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro—in closely fought racing at top road circuits across North America. The driving talent ranged from technically sophisticated sports-car driver Mark Donohue to Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones and all-around driving aces Dan Gurney and Peter Revson.
Trans-Am Era: The Golden Years in Photographs, 1966-1972 recaptures the speed, intensity, and intrigue of the Trans-Am through hundreds of vintage photographs, most of which have never before been published and include rare color images. The focus is on the iconic over two-liter cars that attracted the most attention from fans and support from Detroit—the Mustang, Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, and Dodge Challengers that are still instantly recognizable today.
Along with its vivid images, Trans-Am Era offers detailed captions and year-by- year season summaries that chronicle the Trans-Am’s gradual rise and sudden fall. Author Daniel Lipetz conducted years of research that sheds new light on the series and uncovers previously unknown facts about individual cars, races, and drivers.
All of the great Trans-Am cars are here: the Camaro Z28s that won two titles for Mark Donohue and Roger Penske; the Boss 302 Mustangs that Parnelli Jones drove to victory in 1970; and the AMC Javelins that Donohue and Penske would take from also-rans to champions in 1971. And all the drivers who made the series famous are profiled. Along with champions Donohue, Jones, and George Follmer, there are greats like Dan Gurney, Sam Posey, Peter Revson, Jim Hall, Swede Savage, and Jerry Titus and even cameo players like Indy 500 legend A. J. Foyt and endurance-racing hero Vic Elford. Published in 2016 by David Bull Publishing. 224 pages and 200 black-and-white and 65 color photographs.
Walt Hansgen, His Life and the History of Post-War American Road Racing by Michael Argetsinger
Walt Hansgen, His Life and the History of Post-War American Road Racing by Michael Argetsinger$65.00
Walt Hansgen was a star in both sports cars and single-seaters, and his meteoric career carried him from the early days of amateur road racing to the very highest level of professional competition in America and Europe. As the lead driver on Briggs Cunningham’s dominant team, and later John Mecom’s team, Walt evaluated and developed race cars working closely with Jaguar, Lister, Maserati, and Ford. At different points in his career he paired with Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss, John Fitch, Archie Scott Brown, and Augie Pabst on circuits as far-flung as Watkins Glen, Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring, and Road America. Walt was a relentless competitor, but his sense of fairness and camaraderie made him respected by his peers and a leader in the sport. For many up-and-coming racers, including Mark Donohue, Walt was a crucial mentor. The 1950s and 1960s were a time of tremendous change in racing. In this exciting, fast-paced biography, the late Michael Argetsinger shows how Walt’s life encompassed the conflict between amateur and professional racing, the extraordinary advances in technology, and the joyful ambition of his era. The result is a vivid account of the remarkable history of post-war American road racing. Published by David Bull Publishing in 2006. 400 pages. 140 black and white photos and 15 color photos.
Watkins Glen International by Bill Green and Michael Argetsinger
Watkins Glen International by Bill Green and Michael Argetsinger$29.00
In 1948, Watkins Glen became the site of the first postwar road race in America on a 6.6-mile course through the village and surrounding highways; the present-day road course was built in 1956 and held its first race the same year. The circuit presented its first professional race in 1957 when NASCAR made its first appearance. NASCAR returned to the Glen in 1964 and 1965 and found a permanent spot on the Watkins Glen calendar beginning in 1986. Today, the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in August ranks as the largest spectator event in the state of New York. In addition to NASCAR and Formula One, Watkins Glen race fans have enjoyed America’s greatest race series, including Indy car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, six-hour endurance for prototypes, and amateur sports car racing. Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2013. 128 pages. 209 black and white photographs.
Watkins Glen Racing, Images of Sports by Kirk House and Charles R. Mitchell
Watkins Glen Racing, Images of Sports by Kirk House and Charles R. Mitchell$29.00
The war was won, the Depression was over, and Americans were back on the road. From all across the nation, sports car drivers converged on Watkins Glen to race through the gorges, hills, and village streets of western New York. Over the years, the course has evolved from its humble beginnings on streets lined with hay bales to the modern closed track that plays host to NASCAR today. Through vintage photographs, primarily from the International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen Racing chronicles the history of the track with early drivers such as Cameron Argetsinger, Phil Walters and Dave Garroway, vintage cars, hairpin turns and death-defying races. Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2008. 128 pages. 200 black and white photographs.
Watkins Glen, The Street Years 1948-1952, Glory, Drama and the Birth of American Road Racing by Philippe Defechereux
Watkins Glen, The Street Years 1948-1952, Glory, Drama and the Birth of American Road Racing by Philippe Defechereux$54.95
In 1948 Watkins Glen staged the first official American race for sports cars since the Vanderbilt Cup races of the early years of the century. This book is about the transformation of post-World War II racing in America and how road racing became a leading sport in the US, beginning at Watkins Glen and followed by Sebring, Daytona, Laguna Seca and other circuits. These historic first five years are fundamental to road racing in America when the race was staged through the village streets and neighboring countryside until a permanent track was built in 1953. Over 300 photographs provide vivid and fascinating illustrations of the men and machines who threaded together every part of this extraordinary story. Full race results and statistics for all entrants in the 13 races run between 1948 and 1952 are also provided in detail. A final chapter shows how many of the race cars from the early years are now highly valued and are prize-winners at concours events.
24 Heures du Mans, 1923-1992 by Christian Moity, Jean-Marc Teissedre and Alain Bienvenu
24 Heures du Mans, 1923-1992 by Christian Moity, Jean-Marc Teissedre and Alain Bienvenu$500.00
Two volumes in French, with a supplement of all of the text in English. This is a first edition of this lavishly illustrated reference and history of the famed Le Mans 24-hour race graphically describing the 70 years of races involving the racing teams of Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford, Porsche, and Panhard from the Jazz Age until the modern era. It offers more than 1,500 photographs, plates, color illustrations, black and white illustrations, racing posters and more. Every race car is pictured, along with the engineering team, the drivers, the designers, the type of motor, along with action photographs of the action. The authors have included details about the different track configurations the reigns of assorted teams, racing memorabilia and more. The index is definitive, and the work offers an incredible view of this pinnacle of automobile racing technology. Published in 1992 by Editions d’Art J.P. Barthelemy-l’Automobile-Club de l’Ouest. A total of 748 pages. Hard cover in an open-backed slipcase. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition. (Please contact the Racing Research Center at 607-535-9044 to discuss shipping costs.)
Alfa Romeo Giulia: History & Restoration by Pat Braden
Alfa Romeo Giulia: History & Restoration by Pat Braden$80.00
The Alfa Romea Giulia is one of the most exciting sports cars ever built, and this is the first book devoted to these cars. More than 200 pages and 300 photos tell the technical development of the Giulia from the founding of Alfa Romeo to the great Giuilietta. Includes information on all the 101 and 105 Series, technical analysis of the double overhead cam engine with complete teardown, rebuild, parts interchange and restoration, as well the Giulia’s competition history, current vintage race preparation, and performance tuning. Black and white photographs and illustrations throughout. Published by Motorbooks international in 1991. Softcover. 224 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
All Corvettes Are Red, The Rebirth of an American Legend by James Schefter
All Corvettes Are Red, The Rebirth of an American Legend by James Schefter$30.00
No other American car carries the mystique of the Corvette, and early in 1997 General Motors unveiled the stunning fifth-generation Corvette to universal acclaim. But GM’s triumph was hard-won — the legendary sports car had nearly fallen victim to internal company politics and a squeeze on profits. In this candid and compelling book, journalist James Schefter reveals the inside story of the people who saved and reinvented the Corvette, from the drawing board to the assembly line.
For eight years, Schefter enjoyed unprecedented access to every part of GM, including areas off-limits to many company vice presidents. A true insider, he observed the new Corvette’s odyssey from sketch to clay model to prototype to production vehicle. He accompanied test drivers across scorching deserts and snow-packed mountains. And he came to know the fiercely dedicated team of designers, engineers, and executives who fought and achieved their dream: a new Corvette that is better conceived, better built, and less expensive than its predecessors. The Corvette’s odyssey to reclaim its glory is a thrilling testament to the endurance of American spirit. Published in 1996 by Simon & Schuster. 384 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
American Racing, Road Racing in the 50s and 60s by Tom Burnside and Denise McCluggage
American Racing, Road Racing in the 50s and 60s by Tom Burnside and Denise McCluggage$35.00
An excellent photographic chronicle of American racing that draws upon scenes from the 1950s and 1960s to create an unusual chronicle of the cars and races involved. Excellent black and white photography by Tom Burnside forms the foundation for a world-wide examination of the sport’s evolution and historic achievements during two decades of change, with text by Denise McCluggage. The oversized format does justice to the beautiful black and white racing scene shots. Text presented in English, German and French. Published in 1997 by Konemann. Hardcover. 340 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
American Road Racing, The 1930s by Joel E. Finn
American Road Racing, The 1930s by Joel E. Finn$100.00
Road racing in the United States was born during the 1930s, with the founding of the Automobile Racing Club of America. It all began on crude home-built dirt circuits with cars that were little more than the ancestors of today’s go-carts. By the end of the 1930s, ARCA races on public streets and roads evolved into a sport that attracted the finest examples of European road racing machines, including Maserati, Bugatti, Jaguar and MG, as well as one-off American specials. This book also tells the story of the Vanderbilt Cup races of 1936 and 1937, which were an ambitious attempt to bring professional road racing to America. Packed with more than 600 rare period photographs and illustrations, this book by historian, author and racer Joel Finn is based largely on original documents from the archives of the Automobile Racing Club of America and lengthy interviews with its members and active participants in the sport. Published in 1995 by Garnet Hill Publishing Co. 400 pages. In a slipcover and signed by the author; has a previous owner’s address label on the inside cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
American Zoom, Stock Car Racing - From the Dirt Tracks to Daytona by Peter Golenbock
American Zoom, Stock Car Racing - From the Dirt Tracks to Daytona by Peter Golenbock$5.00
From a Kirkus Review: Author Golenbock “turns his diligent attention to stock-car racing–a sport he calls ‘chess on wheels.’ In what’s primarily an oral history patched together with generous helpings of his own commentary, Golenbock enthusiastically examines the history, personalities, and ins-and-outs of NASCAR’s Winston Cup circuit. The circuit’s 29 races, starting with ‘opening day’ at the Daytona 500 (‘the Super Bowl, the World Series’ of racing) in February, comprise a spectator sport ‘every bit as great…and as much fun to follow as major league baseball.’ NASCAR, we learn, was the brainchild of Bill France, who organized a December 1947 meeting to set standards, rules, and policy for a circuit that would feature ‘standard street stock cars’ that ‘ordinary working people’ could identify with. Noting that the early drivers were ‘the real Dukes of Hazzard,’ Golenbock traces the origins of stock-car racing back to the days of southern bootleggers–but at $85 per ticket, ‘the days of the redneck, fried-chicken-and beer crowd [are] a distant memory.’ The sport boomed into a multibillion-dollar industry in the early 1970’s when nonautomotive sponsors like R.J. Reynolds got involved, and its early heroes–like Junior Johnson, who won 50 races and is now a top owner; Glenn ‘Fireball’ Roberts, the ‘first superstar’ of racing, who was killed in a 1964 crash at Charlotte; and Richard ‘The King’ Petty, who raced for over 30 years, from 1958 to 1992, and won an incredible 200 times–are to racing what Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth are to baseball.” Published in 1993 by Prentice Hall Macmillan Company. 500 pages. Soft cover. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Autocourse, The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual, 1989-1990; 1991-1992
Autocourse, The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual, 1989-1990; 1991-1992$40.00
Autocourse wraps up each year with the most complete results record supplied anywhere in a single volume. This lavish yearbook continues to be essential reading for all fans of global motorsports. Published by Hazleton Securities Ltd. All books PRE-OWNED in fair to good condition. Prices based on year and condition. Please indicate desired year in your purchase information.
Autocourse, The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual, 1992-1993; 1993-1994; 1995-1996;1996-1997; 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 2000-2001
Autocourse, The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual, 1992-1993; 1993-1994; 1995-1996;1996-1997; 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 2000-2001$30.00
Autocourse wraps up each year with the most complete results record supplied anywhere in a single volume. This lavish yearbook continues to be essential reading for all fans of global motorsports. Published by Hazleton Securities Ltd. All books PRE-OWNED in fair to good condition. Please indicate desired year in your purchase information.
Autodrome, The lost race circuits of Europe by S.S. Collins and Gavin D. Ireland
Autodrome, The lost race circuits of Europe by S.S. Collins and Gavin D. Ireland$75.00
Around Europe lie a number of long forgotten monuments, wind swept and abandoned the derelict buildings and crumbling tarmac are all that remains of once great motor racing circuits. From the great speed bowls of Monza and Brooklands, to the parkland of Crystal Palace. All photographed as they are now but remembered in their prime. Nine of Europe’s greatest abandoned circuits recalled and revisited; previously forgotten events remembered; track diagrams help chart the history of the autodromes; many unique and unpublished period photos, as well as program covers and event posters. S.S.Collins’ writing captures the spirit of these forgotten places. Photography by Gavin D.Ireland evokes the faded glory of the lost circuits. Published in 2005 by Veloce Publishing. 176 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Automobile Year 1956-1957, #4
Automobile Year 1956-1957, #4$50.00
Automobile Year (formerly as Annual Automobile Review) is a yearbook specializing in automobiles and motorsports, published annually in three different languages: English, French (as L’Année Automobile), German (as Auto-Jahr). More recent editions now carry the tagline: “The Annual For Car Enthusiasts”. Since its launch, the book is split into three different sections, Industry, Motorsport and Culture. Following an introduction by the editor, the book begins with a section about the motor industry with news and new car launches.The motorsports section follows, starting with a section on Formula One and highly significant single-seater series (A1GP, Indianapolis 500, IRL and Champ Car), followed by endurance racing reviews (24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series and FIA GT Championship), then touring car racing and finally rallying (World Rally Championship and Dakar Rally). A section for car culture concludes the series. All books PRE-OWNED in fair to good condition. Prices based on year and condition.
Automobile Year 1957-1958, #5
Automobile Year 1957-1958, #5$70.00
Automobile Year (formerly as Annual Automobile Review) is a yearbook specializing in automobiles and motorsports, published annually in three different languages: English, French (as L’Année Automobile), German (as Auto-Jahr). More recent editions now carry the tagline: “The Annual For Car Enthusiasts”. Since its launch, the book is split into three different sections, Industry, Motorsport and Culture. Following an introduction by the editor, the book begins with a section about the motor industry with news and new car launches.The motorsports section follows, starting with a section on Formula One and highly significant single-seater series (A1GP, Indianapolis 500, IRL and Champ Car), followed by endurance racing reviews (24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series and FIA GT Championship), then touring car racing and finally rallying (World Rally Championship and Dakar Rally). A section for car culture concludes the series. All books PRE-OWNED in fair to good condition. Prices based on year and condition.
Automobile Year 1982-83 (#30); 1983-84 (#31); 1987-88 (#35); 1992-93 (#40)
Automobile Year 1982-83 (#30); 1983-84 (#31); 1987-88 (#35); 1992-93 (#40)$30.00
Automobile Year (formerly as Annual Automobile Review) is a yearbook specializing in automobiles and motorsports, published annually in three different languages: English, French (as L’Année Automobile), German (as Auto-Jahr). More recent editions now carry the tagline: “The Annual For Car Enthusiasts”. Since its launch, the book is split into three different sections, Industry, Motorsport and Culture. Following an introduction by the editor, the book begins with a section about the motor industry with news and new car launches.The motorsports section follows, starting with a section on Formula One and highly significant single-seater series (A1GP, Indianapolis 500, IRL and Champ Car), followed by endurance racing reviews (24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series and FIA GT Championship), then touring car racing and finally rallying (World Rally Championship and Dakar Rally). A section for car culture concludes the series. All books PRE-OWNED in fair to good condition. Prices based on year and condition. Please indicate desired year in your purchase information.
Box, the Ferrari flat-12 racing and GT cars by Jonathan Thompson
Box, the Ferrari flat-12 racing and GT cars by Jonathan Thompson$30.00
Boxer tells the story of every Ferrari flat-12 racing and GT car ever built. The boxer designation, used to describe horizontally-opposed engines in which the pistons punch side to side rather than up and down, is not exclusive to Ferrari but the famous Italian builder has brought the configuration to the highest level in its competition and road machines. Beginning with the moderately effective 1.5-litre 512 F1 in 1964, the book covers the unbeaten hill-climb car, the 212 E Montagna; the eleven-year career of the 312 B and B2 through 312 T series Formula 1 cars which won three World Championships for drivers (Niki Lauda in 1975 and 1977 and Jody Scheckter in 1979) and four constructors’ titles (1975, 1976, 1977 and 1979); the 312 PB sports/racing cars which won twelve out of twelve events in 1972; and winds up with chapters on the extremely desirable 365 GT/BB and BB 512, the 180-mph road cars. Just as important as the machines are the men who built and drove them, from the brilliant engineer Mauro Forghieri through to such superb pilots as Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Carlos Reutemann and Gilles Villeneuve. And not only are their triumphs recorded, but the low points in Ferrari fortunes as well. In addition to the thorough descriptions and competitive careers of all the fiat-12 Ferraris, documented by nearly 300 photographs of which 24 are in color, Boxer has appendices which give complete technical specifications, chassis number register for Formula 1, 312PB Sport/Prototype, and racing record of the 512F1 1964-1969, 312 models 1970-1981 and 365 GT/BB / BB 512 from 1975-1981. Published in 1981 by Osprey Publishing Limited. 184 pages. Pre-owned in very good condition.
Cars at Speed: The Grand Prix Circuit by Robert Daley
Cars at Speed: The Grand Prix Circuit by Robert Daley$25.00
What makes a man choose death as a constant companion? What are the chances of survival for a professional racing driver? What have been the thoughts, the accomplishments, and the risks of the great drivers such as Juan Fangio? Stirling Moss, Nino Farina, Mike Hawthorn, and the ill-fated Marques de Portago? The answers are here, and with them the unbearable suspense of the tense and tragic moments of the races that make up the Grand Prix Circuit. Published by Lippincott in 1961. Paperback. 303 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Cars: The Early Years, The Hulton Getty Picture Collection by Brian Laban
Cars: The Early Years, The Hulton Getty Picture Collection by Brian Laban$35.00
The automobile shared its infancy with other modern inventions– the telephone, the grammophone, the wireless telegraph, and most fortunately, photography. George Eastman’s first black and white film box camera popularized photography and guaranteed that the history of the motor car was recorded in detail at all social levels. This book presents that history through the first 75 years , from Benz’s first car, though two world wars, to the end of the 1950’s. Hundreds of black and white photographs, with descriptive text in English, German, and French. Published by Konemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH in 2000. Hardcover. 552 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
CART 1987-88: The Men and Machines of Indy Car Racing
CART 1987-88: The Men and Machines of Indy Car Racing$15.00
This is a detailed view of the 1987-88 season, with drivers’ performances analyzed by Pete Lyons, supported by detailed charts for every start by the top 32 drivers. Five outstanding motorsports photographers provided the photos. Published by Autosports International Inc. 168 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Colin Chapman, Lotus Engineering: Theories, Designs & Applications by Hugh Haskell.
Colin Chapman, Lotus Engineering: Theories, Designs & Applications by Hugh Haskell.$100.00
A detailed investigation into the engineering methods employed by Colin Chapman in his attempt to build Lotus into one of the worlds most successful sportscar and F1 car companies. Filled with personal history, principles of engineering, plus some of his more unusual and famous projects such as boats, furniture and aircraft. Chassis, suspension, gearboxes, frames, monocoques; all are included in their own chapter. A revealing look at an engineering legend. Foreword by Stirling Moss. Black and white photographs throughout. Published by Osprey Automotive in 1993. Hardcover. 192 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Cool Cars, Square Roll Bars: Photos and Recollections of Fifties Hot Rodding in New England by Arnie and Bernie Shuman
Cool Cars, Square Roll Bars: Photos and Recollections of Fifties Hot Rodding in New England by Arnie and Bernie Shuman$55.00
Like most other regions of the country, New England had a thriving hod rod culture in the Fifties that was lost in California’s long shadow. Through hundreds of previously unpublished photographs and the recollections of people who lived it, this book gives and insight into this largely overlooked piece of America’s automotive heritage. Limited printing; numbered 1975 of 3200 copies. Signed by the author. Printed by Hammershop Press, Inc. in 1998. Hardcover. 192 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Corvette, America's Star-Spangled Sports Car, The Complete History by Karl Ludvigsen
Corvette, America's Star-Spangled Sports Car, The Complete History by Karl Ludvigsen$20.00
When it was published in 1973, Star-Spangled Sports Car broke new ground as the first book devoted entirely to a single car model. It has since been credited with helping to kick-start the exciting Corvette hobby. Four decades after its original publication Classic and Sports Car declared, “Karl Ludvigsen’s Corvette history remains the bible.” Published in 1973 by Automobile Quarterly Publications. 299 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in very good condition, with small tears in the book jacket.
De Tomasso Automobiles by Wallace A. Wyss
De Tomasso Automobiles by Wallace A. Wyss$30.00
The full detailed story of Alejandro De Tomasso and the cars that firmly assigned the name of De Tomaso to the world’s automotive establishment. The book is an original, still unique, attempt at cataloging all the cars which have borne the De Tomasso insignia. The book also discusses his motorcycle empire with Moto Guzzi and Benelli. Published in 1981 by Osprey Publishing Ltd. 224 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Directory of Classic Prototypes and Grand Touring Cars by Anthony Pritchard
Directory of Classic Prototypes and Grand Touring Cars by Anthony Pritchard$20.00
A very thorough run-down on the sports-car field of the Sixties and early Seventies. Pritchard was present at much of the racing covered, along with Nigel Snowdon whose collection provides the bulk of the photographs, and has made a subjective selection of makes of importance or technical interest, rather than a definitive listing. Arranged by make, each car’s entry is dense with information and is illustrated with B&W photographs, and coverage goes from the big names down to interesting small-scale projects like the Marcos Mantis and Costin-Nathan.Those whose interest is in the machinery will revel in this as a supplement to more general sports-car racing texts, but it stands on its own merits as an interesting and educational read. Published by Aston Publications in 1988. Softcover. 212 pages. PRE-OWNED in good condition.
Drag Racing, Drive to Win by Frank Hawley with Mark Smith
Drag Racing, Drive to Win by Frank Hawley with Mark Smith$20.00
Frank Hawley is a two-time World champion drag racing driver. He won seven National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car and two Top Fuel Dragster national events during his 10-year drag racing career that included the 1982 and 1983 National Hot Rod Association Funny Car World Championship, when he drove the Chi-Town Hustler tuned by Austin Coil. He was voted Car Craft magazine’s “Driver of the year.” He also served as a television sports commentator for ABC, TNN and ESPN. His book is a behind-the-scenes look at drag racing, providing tips and advice on making cars go faster, from correct lining up to developing quick-decision timing. It also explains how to get started in racing, racing on a budget, safety equipment and getting sponsors. Published in 1989 by Motorbooks International Publishers. 128 pages. Soft cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Driven: The American Four-Wheeled Love Affair by Leon Mandel
Driven: The American Four-Wheeled Love Affair by Leon Mandel$25.00
This book is about automobility, the fact of our national addition and its consequences. In tracing the history of our quest for mobility, and in explaining the results, Driven both defines our problems and offers us choices. At once frightening and eye-opening, alarming and optimistic, here is a work of social psychology that is much needed now. Published by Stein and Day in 1977. Hardcover. 286 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Driver #8 by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Jade Gurss
Driver #8 by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Jade Gurss$$5.00
From a book review: This book “doesn’t cut any corners in expressing the ups and downs of being a big-time auto racer.” Published in 2002 by Warner Books Inc. 355 pages. Soft cover. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Drivers in Action by Louis Klemantaski and Michael Frostick
Drivers in Action by Louis Klemantaski and Michael Frostick$35.00
There is nothing over-elaborate, yet certainly nothing amateurish about this portfolio of action pictures of thirteen great racing drivers — the “baker’s dozen” consists of Ascari, Fangio, Farina, Gonzales, Hawthorn, Moss, Bira, Chiron, Trintignant, Parnell, Villoresi, Rolt and Hamilton. Klemantaski provides the action photographs, mostly of these famous drivers in post-war years, while Frostick contributes an introduction and a brief outline of the history of each subject. Published by The Bodley Head in 1955. Hardcover. 64 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Driving Forces: The Grand Prix Racing World Caught in the Maelstrom of the Third Reich by Peter Stevenson
Driving Forces: The Grand Prix Racing World Caught in the Maelstrom of the Third Reich by Peter Stevenson$35.00
Driving Forces by Peter Stevenson tells the human story of the men, their women, and their machines that made the German dominance of Grand Prix racing in the 1930’s possible. It is the classic story of daring individuals facing the ultimate challenge both physically and morally as these racing drivers drove under the Nazi swastika, but for themselves.
Driving Forces focuses on the lives of two of the world’s greatest racing drivers: Rudolph (“Rudi” the “Rain Master”) Caracciola and Bernd Rosemeyer. Peter Stevenson also tells the story of the rivalry between Mercedes Benz and Auto Union, led by the brilliant designs of Dr. Porsche, for the Grand Prix championship of Germany and the world.
But this is not merely a story about race cars. It is primarily a tale of individual courage-the drivers and their wives and lovers who faced death on and off the race course, for this was a time in Europe when fascism was on the rise sweeping up a whole continent and then the whole world. These racing drivers and their loved ones dealt with the risks of racing such powerful machines and of dealing with one of history’s most terrifying dictators-Adolf Hitler. That they survived either of these challenges is a testament to their courage and fortitude-some, however, did not. Driving Forces is the story of those challenges, those successes, and those losses- it is a human story, brilliantly told against the exciting background of international Grand Prix racing and the growing maelstrom of the Third Reich. Black and white photographs throughout. Published by Bentley Publishers in 2000. Softcover. 284 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Famous Automobile Museums 3: Porsche Museum
Famous Automobile Museums 3: Porsche Museum$30.00
This Japanese-published title was the first to describe the cars in the original Porsche Museum. Text in Japanese and English. Color and B&W photographs throughout. Published by Car Styling Publishing Company in 1980. Hardcover. 160 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Fangio, The Life Behind The Legend by Gerald Donaldson
Fangio, The Life Behind The Legend by Gerald Donaldson$45.00
This biography of one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time traces his long journey from humble origins in Argentina, to his exploits in South American road races that made Formula One look like child’s play, to his achievements as five-time World Champion and the accompanying international fame. Published in 2003 by Virgin Books (first edition). 294 pages. Hardcover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Fantastic Ferraris by Antoine Prunet and Peter Vann
Fantastic Ferraris by Antoine Prunet and Peter Vann$15.00
A gallery of the most fantastic Ferraris ever assembled, unique cars among the distinct Ferrari marque assembled around the world. Published in 1988 by Motorbooks International Publishers. 203 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in very good condition with a small tear and crease in the jacket.
Ferrari Albums 1, 2 and 3 edited by Jonathan Thompson
Ferrari Albums 1, 2 and 3 edited by Jonathan Thompson$20.00
Three-book-set anthology of histories and descriptions of Ferraris, including the Ferrari 375 MM Berlinettas and Spyders, the 126C, Ghia, the Bob Tronolone Portfolio of his California Races, the BB 512LM, 308 GTB/4 Turbo, and 365 GTB/4 at Daytona; the Barchetta Carrozzeria Touring Spyders on Ferrari Chassis, the Grand Prix victories for the Ferrari 126 C, the Abarth Spyder; early Ferrari advertisements, and more. Published in 1981 by The Color Market. 96 pages. Soft cover. Pre-owned. Album 1 in fair condition. Albums 2 and 3 in excellent condition.
Ferrari Century, The Story of The Prancing Horse, 1898 to Today by Roberto Boccafogli
Ferrari Century, The Story of The Prancing Horse, 1898 to Today by Roberto Boccafogli$15.00
This book is a comprehensive history of Ferrari. Illustrated with photographs throughout. Published in 1998 by MBI Publishing Company. 168 pages. Soft cover. Pre-owned in excellent condition.
Ferrari Pininfarina, 1952-1965 by Ferruccio Bernabo and Etienne Cornil
Ferrari Pininfarina, 1952-1965 by Ferruccio Bernabo and Etienne Cornil$20.00
This is a 1990 reprint of the book originally published in 1967 by Style Auto Editrice. The book traces the entire story of the association between Ferrari and Pininfarina which began at the outset of the 1950s. It offers a chronologically ordered review of the succession of Ferraris bodied by Pininfarina. Published in 1990 by Giorgio Nada Editore. 126 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Ferrari Turbo by Jonathan Thompson
Ferrari Turbo by Jonathan Thompson$15.00
This book looks at the introduction of turbocharger technology into Ferrari Formula 1 cars. The story of the 126 C, CX, CK and C2 Grand Prix cars of 1980-1982 and their distant ancestors the 125 F1 monoposti of 1948-51. Also comparative discussion of the Renault F1 turbo program, and turbo GT Ferraris including the Group 5 Carma Baturbo and the KKK-equipped 208 GTB-the first turbocharged Ferrari for sale. Published in 1982 by Osprey Publishing Limited. 136 pages. Hard cover. Pre-owned in very good condition.
Ferrari, Design of a Legend, The Official History and Catalog by Gianni Rogliatti
Ferrari, Design of a Legend, The Official History and Catalog by Gianni Rogliatti$35.00
The book was published to commemorate the first official Ferrari exhibition, held in Florence, Italy, in 1990. It traces the evolution of the car’s design and technology, highlights its triumphs on the international racing circuit, and documents the growth of its prestige as the automobile of choice. The book offers beautiful color portraits of the cars, design drawings, presentations of engines and racing action shots. Published in 1990 by Motorbooks International. 262 pages. Pre-owned in excellent condition.
Ferrari, Great Marques by Godfrey Eaton
Ferrari, Great Marques by Godfrey Eaton$15.00
This book presents a short history of Ferrari, the world-famous manufacturer of sports and racing cars. It includes lots of rare photos and technical information on many Ferraris including Dinos, 206SP, 166s 250s, Tour de France, 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GTO, Boxers, Daytonas, 308s and Le Mans and other racing Ferraris. Engine information covers inline 4 cylinders, inline 6 cylinders, V8s, Flat 12s and V12s. Published in 1983 by Octopus Books Limited. Hard cover. 96 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Ferrari, The Early Berlinettas & Competition Coupes by Dean Batchelor
Ferrari, The Early Berlinettas & Competition Coupes by Dean Batchelor$15.00
This classic automotive history covers the Ferrari 166 series, 212 series, 340 series, 342 America, 250 Sport and MM, 375 MM and Plus, 750 Monza, 860 Monza, 500 Mondial, 118 Le Mans, 121 Le Mans, 500 Testa Rossa and TRC, 250 Testa Rossa series, 412 Monza Indianapolis, 315 Sport, 335 Sport, 206, 196, and 296 Dino Sports, and 250 California Spyder. Published in 1974 by Dean Batchelor Publications. 128 pages. Soft cover. Pre-owned in good condition.
Ferrari's Drivers by Michele Fenu
Ferrari's Drivers by Michele Fenu$15.00
This is the story of Ferrari’s drivers from the days of Ascari and Nuvolari, to Lauda, Reutemann, Villeneuve, Regazzoni and Scheckter. Including an exclusive interview with Enzo Ferrari, it covers 50 years of Italian motor racing and describes the most important moments and the most outstanding drivers throughout this period. Published in 1980 by William Kimber & Co. Ltd. 200 pages. Hard cover. Pre-owned in very good condition, with some tears in the book cover.
Fixin' to Git, One Fan's Love Affair with NASCAR's Winston Cup by Jim Wright
Fixin' to Git, One Fan's Love Affair with NASCAR's Winston Cup by Jim Wright$15.00
For years a “closeted” NASCAR fan, Professor Jim Wright took advantage of a sabbatical in 1999 to attend stock-car races at seven of the Winston Cup’s legendary venues: Daytona, Indianapolis, Darlington, Charlotte, Richmond, Atlanta, and Talladega. The “Fixin’ to Git Road Tour” resulted in this book—not just a travelogue of Wright’s year at the races, but a fan’s valentine to the spectacle, the pageantry, and the subculture of Winston Cup racing.
Wright busts the myth that NASCAR is a Southern sport and takes on critics who claim that there’s nothing to racing but “drive fast, turn left,” revealing the skill, mental acuity, and physical stamina required by drivers and their crews. Mostly, though, he captures the experience of loyal NASCAR fans like himself, describing the drama in the grandstands—and in the bars, restaurants, parking lots, juke joints, motels, and campgrounds where race fans congregate. He conveys the rich, erotic sensory overload—the sights, the sounds, the smells, the feel—of weekends at the Winston Cup race tracks. Published in 2002 by Duke University Press. 306 pages. Soft cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Grand Prix! Rare Images of the First 100 Years by Quentin Spurring
Grand Prix! Rare Images of the First 100 Years by Quentin Spurring$45.00
This richly illustrated photographic essay captures the human drama and technical ingenuity that have characterized Grand Prix racing ever since the first event in 1906. Many of these photographs had never been published before, including wonderful images from early glass-plate negatives. The book graphically tells the story of the iconic cars that changed the sport over the past 100 years and the men who raced them- the greatest drivers including Felice Nazzaro, Tazio Nuvolari, Rudi Caracciola, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and many more. Dramatic and beautiful photographs of the key drivers, entrants, cars, and venues combine with highly informative captions to present a vivid and often intimate picture of the first century of Grand Prix racing.. Published in 2006 by David Bull Publishing. Hardcover. 240 pages. PRE-OWNED. Book in excellent condition; jacket has some edge curling.
Grands Prix: 1934-1939 by Rodney Walkerley
Grands Prix: 1934-1939 by Rodney Walkerley$35.00
A classic description of classic races, the famous Grand Prix events of the 1930s–with words and photos by a pair of authors who were right there when it all happened. Published by Motor Racing Publications in 1950. Hardcover. 108 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Hard Driving by George Holbrook
Hard Driving by George Holbrook$30.00
Amateur motor racing is what you might call the grass roots of American pro racing. Many pro drivers of today started out on the small tracks in club races all over the country. Hard Driving is an attempt to show the often overlooked side of racing today—the amateur. Black & white photos throughout. Published by Pageant-Poseidon Press Ltd. in 1976. Hardcover. 76 pages. Autographed by the author, general inscription. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Hawkeye, The rapid and outrageous life of the Australian racing driver by Ivan McLeod
Hawkeye, The rapid and outrageous life of the Australian racing driver by Ivan McLeod$25.00
A biography of the most colorful racing driver to emerge from Australia onto the international scene to become a works driver for Ford, Ferrari and Porsche, all in the same season. Australia has produced some outstanding racing drivers who have performed with great distinction on the world stage. But none hit the headlines quite like Paul Hawkins, whose exploits on the race track were matched by his prowess for causing social mayhem out of the car and his often outrageous use of the English language, liberally seasoned with the Great Australian Adjective. Hawkeye had an all-too-short yet highly successful driving career, his talent and versatility taking him from club racing in production cars through briefly into Formula One, but his exceptional speed and stamina brought him his greatest rewards in endurance and sports car racing, earning him factory drives with Ford, Ferrari and Porsche as well as international fame in his own or shared cars, before his career was cruelly brought to an end in a fiery accident at Oulton Park in 1969.That day, motor racing lost one of its most colorful and popular drivers, to whom author Ivan McLeod, a fellow Australian until recently domiciled in the UK, provides a belated tribute. He recalls, through the memories of family and friends and many drivers and entrants who competed around the world either alongside or against him, the highlights of Hawkeye’s racing career and the many off-track escapades of an unquenchable spirit and fun-loving character. Published in 2003 by MRP Publishing.176 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
High Gear: Great Stories about Fast Cars and Their Drivers Edited by Evan Jones.
High Gear: Great Stories about Fast Cars and Their Drivers Edited by Evan Jones.$20.00
Here is an unusual collection of fine stories about cars and the people who are crazy about them– who love them, hate them, whose very lives and destinies are tangles with them. From Thurber to Steinbeck, find thrills, tragedy, and daring in this set of 17 great stories by 17 wonderful writers. Published by Bantam Books in 1955. Softcover. 168 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Indianapolis Racing Cars of Frank Kurtis: 1941-1963 Photo Archive by Gordon Eliot White
Indianapolis Racing Cars of Frank Kurtis: 1941-1963 Photo Archive by Gordon Eliot White$30.00
The definitive book on Kurtis championship cars, showcasing all 111 full-size ”champ” cars that Frank Kurtis built between 1941 and 1963. Most of these cars were built specifically to race at Indianapolis. In fact, Kurtis’ cars won the Indianapolis 500 five years out of six, and dominated the starting field from 1950 through 1958. Kurtis pioneered the ”roadster” design, in which the engine was offset in the car, allowing the driver to sit much lower, reducing the height of the car and thus wind resistance. Roadsters were the last front-engine cars before the 1965 rear-engine revolution, and they are remembered with much nostalgia. Also see engineering drawings of the cars as well as dramatic starting field photos and crash photos. Includes an appendix detailing car and engine serial numbers. Published by Iconografix in 2000. Softcover. 128 pages.
Indy: Seventy-Five Years of Racing’s Greatest Spectacle by Rich Taylor
Indy: Seventy-Five Years of Racing’s Greatest Spectacle by Rich Taylor$25.00
Produced to celebrate the 75th running of the Indianapolis 500, one of the most widely watched sports events in the world. This lavishly produced, official book on this incredible racing spectacle includes the early age of Indy, an overview of the speedway, profiles of the immortal drivers of the past, plus information on how the cars have changed, how the drivers prepare, and all the key statistics and records. 275 color and black-and-white photographs. Published by St. Martin’s Press in 1991. Hardcover. 287 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Inside Racing Technology: Discussions of Racing Technical Topics BY Paul Haney and Jeff Braun
Inside Racing Technology: Discussions of Racing Technical Topics BY Paul Haney and Jeff Braun$30.00
Bringing the complex concepts of racecar engineering to a level racing fans can understand, this book covers all the important engineering features of modern racing machines. From shock absorbers and wind-tunnel testing to horsepower and ground-effects, this comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the technical aspects of racecar engineering invites the reader to a deeper connection with the sport through an appreciation and understanding of not only the machines themselves, but also the engineers and designers who make them run. Published by TV Motorsports in 1995. Softcover. 222 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Inside Racing, A Season with the PacWest CART Indy Car Team by Paul Haney
Inside Racing, A Season with the PacWest CART Indy Car Team by Paul Haney$30.00
Author Paul Haney spent the entire 1997 race season traveling with the PacWest IndyCar team, gathering notes, photographs, and interviews with the personalities engaged in the business, athletic, technical, and organizational activities of the team. The result is an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs of daily life in this emotionally charged motorsport. Special sections detail, report, and explain the constant changes and developments in personnel and components, driver-engineer relationships, team morale, and the stress incurred by the players and their families. Interviews give the reader an intimate look at the Indy season through the eyes of everyone from the team owner, engineers, drivers, and wives, to the crew chief, mechanics, the team manager, the team’s truck driver. A must for any enthusiast who wants to journey beyond their television screen. Published by TV Motorsports in 1998. Soft cover. Autographed by the author. 326 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Leader Card Racers: A Dynasty of Speed by Gordon Eliot White
Leader Card Racers: A Dynasty of Speed by Gordon Eliot White$80.00
The remarkable story of one family’s four=generation passion for auto racing. Beginning with a a team of midgets before WW II, successful paper manufacturer Bob Wilke went on to own and sponsor winning racing cars until his death in 1971. With legendary mechanics AJ Watson and Jud Phillips, Bob won the Indy 500 and the National Championship three times: twice with Roger Ward and once with Bobby Unser. Son Ralph Wilke continued on with the family tradition in Championship racing through 1995, when Bob’s grandsons again turned their attention to midgets in several series. A testament to the Wilke family’s devotion to motor sport and to the history of American oval track racing, filled with black and white and color photographs throughout. Published by Racemaker Press in 2009. Hardcover 228 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Lime Rock Park, 35 Years of Racing by Rich Taylor with foreword by Sam Posey
Lime Rock Park, 35 Years of Racing by Rich Taylor with foreword by Sam Posey$55.00
This book is not just a history of Lime Rock Park, but a history of American road racing since 1904. It offers more than 300 rare photos from private collections, extensive results for every year of racing at Lime Rock Park and dozens of sidebars about famous racers, cars, personalities and events. Also included are instructions for One Lap of Lime Rock by Skip Barber School Chief Instructor Bruce MacInnes. Published in 1992 by Sharon Mountain Press Inc. 241 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Lola T70 V8 Coupes: A Technical Appraisal-- Aston & Chevy Le Mans Cars by Ian Bamsey
Lola T70 V8 Coupes: A Technical Appraisal-- Aston & Chevy Le Mans Cars by Ian Bamsey$35.00
One of the very few titles focusing on Lolas, and easily the best of them with Bamsey’s peerless attention to detail. Covers all the Aston, Chevy and Le Mans cars. Published by GT Foulis in 1990. Hardcover. 96 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Lone Star J.R., The Autobiography of Racing Legend Johnny Rutherford by Johnny Rutherford and David Craft
Lone Star J.R., The Autobiography of Racing Legend Johnny Rutherford by Johnny Rutherford and David Craft$15.00
With his signature Texas flag painted on his helmet, Johnny “J.R.” Rutherford captured the hearts of racing fans all over the world during his stellar three-decade-long career. A versatile driver, he is world renowned for his record-breaking successes in the ultra-competitive world of Indy and Sprint cars. In Lone Star J.R., Johnny himself takes us on an exciting drive through his life and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the racing world. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1938, John Sherman Rutherford III did his duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years before beginning his legendary racing career in Texas. After overcoming a serious accident in 1966, in which he suffered two broken arms, he began to achieve his greatest success. J.R. relives his historic Indianapolis 500 wins (in 1974, 1976, and 1980) and explains the allure and excitement of racing in this personal look back at his storied racing career. Published in 2000 by Triumph Books. 305 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Mark Martin, Driven to Race by Bob Zeller
Mark Martin, Driven to Race by Bob Zeller$10.00
This is MarkMartin’s revealing story of the incredible obstacles and hardships he faced on his way to the top in NASCAR. Told through exclusive interviews and illustrated with family photographs, this book now has a poignant significance because it describes in their own words the intense and close relationship between Mark and his father, Julian, who was tragically killed in a plane accident in 1998. Published in 1997 by David Bull Publishing. 160 pages. Soft cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Modena Racing Memories, Italian Sports Car & Grand Prix Racing 1957-1963 by Graham Gauld
Modena Racing Memories, Italian Sports Car & Grand Prix Racing 1957-1963 by Graham Gauld$40.00
Tired of reading secondhand accounts of the great cars produced in the quiet Italian city of Modena, Gauld set out in 1957 to visit the factories of Ferrari, Maserati, OSCA, and Stanguellini. Modena Racing Memories: Italian Sports Car & Grand Prix Racing 1957-1963 is Gauld’s account of his first and subsequent visits to the city and its legendary automakers. His candid conversations with motoring greats such as Enzo Ferrari, Francesco Stanguellini, Sergio Scaglietti, Adolfo Orsi, and Romolo Tavoni paint a behind-the-scenes picture of the engineering, building, and racing of some of the world’s greatest automobiles. The young photojournalist’s Leicas and Canons recorded Maserati “Birdcages” and Ferrari GTOs in various stages of completion. Gauld’s trips to Modena coincided with the annual Grand Prix at the city’s airport. Swamping the Autodromo, thousands of spectators came to see the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio, Jo Bonnier, Colin Davis, Stirling Moss, and Phil Hill mix it up on the one-mile circuit. Published by MBI Publishing Company in 1999. Hard cover. 148 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
My Road to Indy by Len Sutton
My Road to Indy by Len Sutton$80.00
Take a journey with Len Sutton as he spins a narrative about his racing years, from a young man with aspirations and maybe not much sense, to a wizened gentleman of 77, who can still get into a race car and have a hell of a ride. Limited printing, this copy is stamped 1505 of 1600. Autographed by author to previous owner. Black and white and sepia-toned photographs throughout. Published by Walsworth Publishing Company in 2002. Hardcover. 94 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Niki Lauda: Meine Story by Niki Lauda
Niki Lauda: Meine Story by Niki Lauda$30.00
The riveting autobiography of Niki Lauda, three-time motor racing world champion, delving into the triumphs and turmoil of his career in Formula One racing. Lauda pulls not punches when discussing his struggle to the top, behind the scenes at Ferrari, his dealings with teammates and rivals, his horrendous crash and incredible comeback. Published by Motorbooks International in 1986. Hardcover. 208 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Press on Regardless, or the Confessions of a Sports Car Addict by Anne Taylor and Fern Mosk
Press on Regardless, or the Confessions of a Sports Car Addict by Anne Taylor and Fern Mosk$10.00
This is an amusing novel about a woman sports car dealer, and her efforts to win her enthusiast employer by building a sports car in her bedroom. Published in 1956 by Simon and Schuster Inc. Second printing. 115 pages. Hardcover. PRE-OWNED in fair condition.
Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed by Joseph Katz
Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed by Joseph Katz$30.00
The first book to summarize the secrets of the rapidly developing field of high-speed vehicle design. From F1 to Indy Car, Drag and Sedan racing, this book provides clear explanations for engineers who want to improve their design skills and enthusiasts who simply want to understand how their favorite race cars go fast. Explains how aerodynamics win races, why downforce is more important than streamlining and drag reduction, designing wings and venturis, plus wind tunnel designs and more. Black and white drawings, diagrams, and photographs throughout. Published by Robert Bentley, Inc. in 1995. Softcover. 270 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Race Car Braking Systems by Steve Smith and Paul Lamar
Race Car Braking Systems by Steve Smith and Paul Lamar$5.00
Published in 1975 and revised in 1977 by Steve Smith Autosports. PRE-OWNED in good condition. Paperback. 74 pages.
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics by William F. Milliken and Douglas L. Milliken
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics by William F. Milliken and Douglas L. Milliken$100.00
Written for the engineer as well as the race car enthusiast, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics includes much information that is not available in any other vehicle dynamics text. Truly comprehensive in its coverage of the fundamental concepts of vehicle dynamics and their application in a racing environment, this book has become the definitive reference on this topic. Although the primary focus is on the race car, the engineering fundamentals detailed are also applicable to passenger car design and engineering. Authors Bill and Doug Milliken have developed many of the original vehicle dynamics theories and principles covered in this book, including the Moment Method, ‘g-g’ Diagram, pair analysis, lap time simulation, and tire data normalization. The book also includes contributions from other experts in the field. Chapters cover: The Problem Imposed by Racing Tire Behavior Aerodynamic Fundamentals Vehicle Axis Systems and more. Published in 1995 by the Society of Automotive Engineers Publications Group. 890 pages. PRE-OWNED book in excellent condition.
Racing Car Design and Development by Len Terry and Alan Baker
Racing Car Design and Development by Len Terry and Alan Baker$25.00
Dialogue between one of the world’s most experienced racing car designers and a technical author-graduate engineer on the theory and technique of racing car design and development. Contents include: The anatomy of a racing car designer; biography of Len Terry; description of nearly 30 Terry designs from clubman’s sports car to Indianapolis winner; a blank sheet of paper; handling characteristics; the theoretical aspects; oversteer and understeer; practical implications; structural considerations; space-frames and monocoques; the cockpit area; the structural engine; progress and legislation; suspension; changing needs and layouts; the torsion bar; self-levelling systems; anti-dive and anti-squat; progressive-rate springing; stiffness/weight ratio; brakes, wheels and tires; influence of smaller wheels; twin-disc brake systems; attention to details; low-profile tire phenomena; aerodynamics; wings and things; intake ram effect; ground effect vehicles; the cooling system; radiator location; cooling the oil; safety and comfort; primary and secondary safety; driver comfort; materials; components-ball joints, batteries, brakes, clutches, dampers, drive-shafts, electrics, flexible bearings, flexible fuel cells, gearshift linkages, instruments, non-return valves, non-spill fuel fillers, oil and fuel pipes, Perspex mouldings, radiators, springs and steering gear; design versus development; the competition-nine other racing car designers discussed; future developments. Published in 1973 by Robert Bentley Inc. 256 pages. Hard cover; no book jacket. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
Racing Cars in Colour by Richard Bensted-Smith
Racing Cars in Colour by Richard Bensted-Smith$8.00
This little book offers 24 full-page color photographs of racing cars from the late 1930s to the early 1960s, with detailed descriptions opposite each photo. It has a 17-page introduction by the author. Published in 1962 by B.T. Batsford Ltd. 70 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Ralph De Palma, Gentleman Champion by Gary D. Doyle
Ralph De Palma, Gentleman Champion by Gary D. Doyle$100.00
Acknowledged as one of the greatest racing car drivers of all time, immigrant Ralph De Palma began as a riding mechanic and reluctant driver, only to become a true champion in long grueling races on American road courses. He continued to dominate during the wild era of the high-banked board tracks, and later in life became possibly the greatest dirt track driver in the history of the sport, with hundreds of wins all over the U.S. A truly international figure, he was also one of the few American drivers to compete successfully in Europe before World War II, racing in three French Grand Prix races and the first Grand Premio d’Italia. His competitive career lasted an incredible 27 years, from 1907 to 1934. It encompassed drives in a remarkable array of great racing machines, from early Fiats and a remarkable 1914 GP Mercedes (with which he won the Indy 500), to a French Ballot and the jewel-like Duesenbergs and Millers that dominated the board speedways and dirt tracks of the 1920s and ’30s. After his retirement he remained one of the sport’s most well-recognized and highly respected ambassadors, always retaining his polite manner and gentlemanly appearance. In this comprehensive and exhaustively researched biography, author Gary Doyle has carefully chronicled De Palma’s great career and provides an amazing array of superb photographs and artistic renderings of all of its significant moments. It is truly the definitive work on De Palma and is a required work for the library of any serious student of automobile racing history. Published in 2005 by Golden Age Books. 374 pages. This is book is numbered, signed and in a presentation slipcase. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Rosemeyer! A New Biography by Elly Beinhorn Rosemeyer and Chris Nixon
Rosemeyer! A New Biography by Elly Beinhorn Rosemeyer and Chris Nixon$40.00
This book is the fascinating story of two remarkable people, but principally it is about the phenomenon that was the young man from Lingen, Germany, who became European Champion in only his second season of motor racing, and who, in just three years, wrote himself indelibly into the pages of Grand Prix history. Even today, almost 79 years after his death, the very name is enough to excite motor racing enthusiasts. This book is a first softback edition of the new and enlarged, English version of the one written by his widow in the months following his death in 1938. Published in 1989 by Transport Bookman Publications. 192 pages. Soft cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Speed with Style, The Autobiography of Peter Revson by Peter Revson and Leon Mandel
Speed with Style, The Autobiography of Peter Revson by Peter Revson and Leon Mandel$40.00
From the publisher: “Peter Revson and Leon Mandel delivered the manuscript for Speed with Style to Doubleday & Company on March 15, 1974, after fifteen months of work. On March 22, the day on which this book went into production, Peter Revson was killed in a testing accident at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa. Because it is our feeling that this book offers immediate and vivid insights into the world of a Grand Prix driver, it appears as originally written.” Published in 1974 by Doubleday & Company. 221 pages. Hard cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition except for a small tear in the book jacket.
Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection by Beverly Rae Kimes
Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection by Beverly Rae Kimes$55.00
Bugatti and Bentley, Alfa and Aston, Mercedes and McLaren―these are not merely cars, they are some of the most exquisite automobiles ever assembled, selected by Ralph Lauren, one of the foremost designers of our time. This breathtaking volume features 29 of these wonders―from such unparalleled masterpieces as the 1930 Mercedes Benz “Count Trossi,” the 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia, and the 1938 Bugatti Atlantic Coupe to marvels from Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche and even a Ford “Woody”―each of these vehicles is lovingly photographed and presented with authoritative elegance. Complementing the images are sketches of these and other cars―rarely seen drawings that give insight into the conceptual and development stages of the automobiles. Now in its fourth printing,Speed, Style, and Beauty is the first book on cars to center its discussion squarely on the car’s role as an art object. The 29 chapters, by two of the best known and most respected authors writing about cars today, gives the indispensable background information, but also approaches the cars the way an art historian would approach fine sculpture―treating them as consummate works of decorative art for the modern age. With over 160 color images by world-renowned photographer Michael Furman, plus an introductory interview with Ralph Lauren who discusses the links between the cars and his overall design philosophy, this is an elegant yet informative book that will delight both the rampant car enthusiast and aficionados of great design in any form. The sleekly curved chrome and steel of these timeless dream machines conjures the glamour of the 1930s, the opulent ease of the 1950s and the charged excitement of the 1980s―the perfect marriage of speed, style and beauty. Published by MFA Publications in 2005. Softcover. 210 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Stirling Moss's Motor Racing Masterpieces, Classic Tales from the Track by Stirling Moss with Christopher Hilton
Stirling Moss's Motor Racing Masterpieces, Classic Tales from the Track by Stirling Moss with Christopher Hilton$20.00
Stirling Moss has raced in all types of competition from Grand Prix to rallies and from hill climbs to road races. In this collection, Moss draws on his wide knowledge of the world of racing, choosing a dazzling line-up from the heroes of the 1930s to Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell. Contributors include Niki Lauda, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Juan-Manuel Fangio and Mike Hawthorn. Published in 1995 by Sidgwick & Jackson. 285 pages. Softcover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Supercars in Profile, No. 2: Porsche 935-- The Story of a Champion Long Distance Race Car by Steve Archibald
Supercars in Profile, No. 2: Porsche 935-- The Story of a Champion Long Distance Race Car by Steve Archibald$20.00
The Porsche 935 was an incredible car. Its competitive career lasted for nine years. The first win in March 1976 was followed by a long string of overall and class wins, including Le Mans in 1979 and Sebring 12 hours in 1984. During its lifespan, the Porsche made many friends on both sides of the Atlantic– that distinctive shape with the driver executing the bends, tail out, opposite lock, foot down and whistling past like an express train. This glossy color photograph publication traces the development, growth, and success of this supercar. Published by Sapphire Publications in 1984. Softcover. 32 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
The American Hot Rod by Dean Batchelor
The American Hot Rod by Dean Batchelor$45.00
This fine illustrated history of the heyday of the American hot rod pairs veteran car fan and investigator Batchelor with the story of the evolution of performance autos which went beyond the family car. Over two hundred black and white photos and many color shots pepper this lively history, not only reported on but lived by hot rodder author Batchelor. Published by Motorbooks International in 1995. Hardcover. 192 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
The Big Race, The Story of Motor Racing by Ernst Roseman and Carlo Demand
The Big Race, The Story of Motor Racing by Ernst Roseman and Carlo Demand$50.00
The lush exciting black and white art of Carlo Demand and text by Ernst Roseman depcit the great cars and drivers of European/world auto racers – Ascari, Sterling Moss, Bugatti, Le Mans, Mercedes, Silverstone, Juan Fangio, Nurburgring, Porsche, Monza, Ferrari, Carrera Panamericana, Daimler-Benz, Grand Prix – from1894 through 1955. The front 80 pages give the history of auto racing and the final 50 pages are the amazing illustrations by Demand. It has an emphasis on Mercedes and Auto-Union. English edition published in 1956 by Robert Bentley Inc. 136 pages. PRE-OWNED in extremely good condition.
The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and Its Engineering Legacy by Carl Breer
The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and Its Engineering Legacy by Carl Breer$40.00
This is the story of a remarkable engineering team as told by one of its members, Carl Breer. Breer, Fred Zeder, and Owen Skelton worked together for 35 years, first at Studebaker and then at Chrysler, bringing solid engineering principles to the design and testing of early automobiles. The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and Its Engineering Legacy begins with a look at Carl Breer’s early years, giving readers a glimpse of his engineering adeptness, even as a youth. The book’s focus then shifts to the Zeder, Skelton, and Breer engineering team. Through the eyes of Carl Breer, we see the trio at work first at Studebaker prior to World War I, and then, more importantly, in 1919 as they meet Walter Chrysler and become the engineering building blocks upon which the Chrysler Corporation was founded. The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and Its Engineering Legacy offers readers a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the many innovations developed by the Zeder, Skelton, and Breer team during Chrysler’s early days, including hydraulic brakes, all-steel bodies, ‘fresh air’ heaters, and more. It also describes the team’s groundbreaking wind tunnel research which resulted in the development of the Airflow, an engineering tour de force that was so far ahead of its time that, unfortunately, the marketplace didn’t respond well to it. The Airflow’s design was so advanced that the aerodynamic principles upon which it was based continue to shape the design of today’s cars. Published by Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. in 1995. Hard cover. 224 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars - 1885 to the Present: Every Make of Car in the World edited by G.N. Georgano.
The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars - 1885 to the Present: Every Make of Car in the World edited by G.N. Georgano.$30.00
In brief explanatory paragraphs and clear photographs, this exciting and comprehensive reference work covers cars ranging from those created by the famous companies such as Rolls- Royce and For to those of the humblest manufacturer turning out a handful of cars per year, starting in 1885 and extending to the beginning of 1968. Illustrated with 48 pages of full color photographs and over 1,900 black and white photos. Published by EP Dutton and Company in 1971. Hardcover. 640 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
The Complete Ferrari by Roger Hicks
The Complete Ferrari by Roger Hicks$10.00
For more than half a century, Ferrari has been synonymous with very fast and very lovingly crafted automobiles. Nearly 400 magnificent, large-format color photographs detail dozens of Ferrari road cars, from the 1948 open-wheel 166 Corsa to the F40 supercar. A knowledgeable text describes the evolution and design of each of these marvelous V6, V8, and V12 models. Also featured is a company history and a biography of its founder, Enzo Ferrari. Archival black-and-white photography depicts the dynamic automotive pioneer during his formative years spent driving and designing race cars for Alfa Romeo. Published in 1999 by Motorbooks Publishing Inc. 240 pages. Hard cover. Pre-owned in excellent condition.
The Ferrari by Gianni Rogliatti
The Ferrari by Gianni Rogliatti$15.00
From a customer review: “With probing essays from Moretti and Pininfarina, and beautifully reproduced photos and original Ferrari design documents, this is THE Ferrari book to own. Every time you crack open the cover, your passion will be renewed.”
The Golden Age of the American Racing Car by Griffith Borgeson
The Golden Age of the American Racing Car by Griffith Borgeson$25.00
This first edition covers the period from the 1910s to the 1930s, recounts the historical development of race car technology, race courses, designers, builders, drivers, and events. Borgeson spoke to many of those people who were directly involved in the early days, even to the man who built many of the board-tracks which shaped much American racing. He writes with great authority, using first-hand material, about the great years of Offenhauser, Frontenac, Duesenberg and, particularly, Millen The author was instrumental in retrieving the two Millers from the Bugatti factory where they inspired the twin-cam Type 51, and he dwells on the technical ingenuity of Harry Miller. Having seen the engineering quality of the ex-Duray Packard Cable Special during restoration at Chris Leydon’s workshop in the USA, it was not difficult for me to understand why. Borgeson also illuminates other FWD pioneers such as Christie, and provides drawings plus tables of winners, records and engine specs. A thorough guide to an often-ignored area of history. Published by WW. Norton & Company, Inc. in 1966. Hardcover. 288 pages. PRE-OWNED in fair condition. Dust jacket torn.
The Kings of the Road by Ken W. Purdy
The Kings of the Road by Ken W. Purdy$15.00
This book “is an introduction to the world of classic cars and the people who designed and manufactured them, not only as means of personal transportation, but with an eye to artistic design, dependability and most of all, elegance. In the early years of automobiles, auto manufacturers, like Duesenberg and Rolls Royce manufactured the essential car. Designers took over from there and made custom bodies for these luxury cars. Designers would vie with each other to come out with the most original and attractive design for each new model year, and began to imitate each other’s best designs. This book tells the story of how the modern passenger car evolved. It is filled with interesting stories told by people who love classic cars and the legends about their development. It is a classic gift for any car enthusiast who goes to classic car shows. It is essential to anyone studying the evolution of the modern automobile, its engineering and design. In a time when we are used to cars looking more or less alike, and difficult to tell apart when searching for one’s car in a parking lot, this book talks about the masterpieces of auto engineering and design, in the initial years.” Published by Little, Brown and Company in 1952. Hard cover. 246 pages. PRE-OWNED in fair condition, jacket is heavily damaged.
The Making of A Winner: The Porsche 917 by Larry Pihera
The Making of A Winner: The Porsche 917 by Larry Pihera$15.00
From the introduction: “This is the story of an unforgettable racing car– the Porsche 917. Rough, tough, roaring and snorting, it is a modern car in the grand old tradition of fire-breathing, spine-cracking racers… This is also the story of a race: The 24 Hours of Le Mans. Colorful, noisy, at times unbelievable, Le Mans is a day-and-nightmare of driving endruance and mechanical durability– ever popular, invariably spectacular, insidiously perilous… When those who love racing cars look back at the Porsche 917, they’ll see a remarkable automobile that won every race in the Manufacturers’ Championship series. A ‘modern classic,’ the 917 was faster than any other car Porsche ever built, bigger than any other car Porsche ever built, more successful than any other car Porsche ever built.” Published by JB Lippincott Company in 1972. Hardcover. 183 pages. Dust jacket missing. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
The Porsche 911 and Derivatives: A Collector's Guide by Michael Coton
The Porsche 911 and Derivatives: A Collector's Guide by Michael Coton$35.00
Provides model-by-model technical descriptions, explain design and development features, discuss performance and equipment levels and, where appropriate, competition activities, as well as providing ownership guidance. The main text is supplemented by comprehensive reference material in the form of easy-to-study appendices. Chapters: Ancestors and parentage; Birth of the 911; ‘Everyman’s Porsche’ – the 912; Improving the breed – O, A and B-series models; Boring and stroking – 2.2 and 2.4-litre models; Return of the Carrera – 2.7 and 3-litre pacesetters; The 930 Turbo; The competition 911s; Turbos on the track – 911, 934, 935 and 936; Buying a used 911. Appendices: Model recognition and serial numbers; Performance and production statistics; Competition cars 1965-80; Porsche 911 and 912 performance figures. Dust jacket missing. Published by Motor Racing Publications, Ltd. in 1980. Hardcover. 128 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
The Powerbrokers, The Battle for F1's Billions by Alan Henry
The Powerbrokers, The Battle for F1's Billions by Alan Henry$15.00
The world’s major car makers decided in February to seize the reins of Formula 1 from its controllers, Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley. This resulted in an an epic struggle and the focus of interest for many years. There is no one better qualified than Alan Henry to reveal how Ecclestone and Mosley did it: how they bent the world’s largest corporations to their will and made personal fortunes along the way. Formula 1 has the biggest global audience of any spectator sport. It is by far the best read sub-sector of the motor titles. There is an appetite for this book in all the countries where Formula 1 races are held, and all the countries which Formula 1 teams represent. Published in 2003 by Motorbooks International. 208 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
The Scientific Design of Exhaust and Intake Systems by Philip H. Smith, with John C. Morrison
The Scientific Design of Exhaust and Intake Systems by Philip H. Smith, with John C. Morrison$20.00
For years, engineers, engine designers, high-performance tuners and racers have depended on the Scientific Design of Exhaust and Intake Systems to develop maximum potential from their engines. Dr. John C. Morrison is one of the foremost authorities on the analysis of the induction and exhaust processes of high-speed engines. Together with Philip Smith, he gives a thorough explanation of the physics that govern the behavior of gases as they pass through an engine, and the theories and practical research methods used in designing more efficient induction manifolds and exhaust systems, for both competition and street use. Chapter topics range from Simple Flow Problems and Sound and its Energy to Designing a System for Racing. This authoritative book will lead you through the complex theory to an understanding of how to design high-performance exhaust and intake systems for your own particular application. Published in 1970 by Robert Bentley Inc. Hard cover, with no jacket. 246 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
The Theory and Practice of High Speed Driving by Walter Honegger
The Theory and Practice of High Speed Driving by Walter Honegger$20.00
Swiss racing driver Honegger imparts driving techniques useful both on and off the track. The focus here is less on theory than on practical tips and recommendations, providing a simple handbook from which the racing enthusiast should derive immediate benefit in progressing faster and improving technique. Black and white drawings, diagrams, and photographs throughout. Published by Speed and Sports Publications in 1971. Hardcover. 80 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Thunder and Glory, The 25 Most Memorable Races in NASCAR Winston Cup History from the Editors of NASCAR Scene
Thunder and Glory, The 25 Most Memorable Races in NASCAR Winston Cup History from the Editors of NASCAR Scene$15.00
From a review: “This pictorial includes a DVD, making it an exciting multimedia slice of American sports … The editors of NASCAR Scene have put together a collection that’s sure to find a rabid audience, what with the immense and ever-growing popularity of NASCAR racing across the country. In Thunder and Glory, the focus is on 25 of the editors’ most memorable Winston Cup races, which are analyzed and recounted with utter reverence. Popular racer Richard Petty provides the foreword, where he lays out why it’s important for the future of the sport to look back to the past. The third race in the list is the Daytona 500 in 2001, which saw the death of one of the industry’s great pioneers, Dale Earnhardt. Crashes come up elsewhere, of course, but usually with less tragic ends, for example, in 1976 when David Pearson emerged from a wreck to beat Richard Petty in Daytona. Even nonracing fans will find the drama compelling.” Published in 2004 by Triumph Books. 160 pages, with DVD. Soft cover. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Twice Lucky, My life in motorsport by Stuart Turner
Twice Lucky, My life in motorsport by Stuart Turner$75.00
An autobiography of Stuart Turner, one of the leading motorsports figures of the last 40 years. He claims to have had two major pieces of luck – he joined the British Motor Corporation as Competitions Manager when the Mini Cooper was coming on strong and then moved to Ford just as the Escort was starting to shine. Turner starting in rallying in England in the 1950s. He became a very successful rally navigator, for example winning the 1960 RAC as the navigator for Erik Carlsson in a Saab. Turner gave up his career in accounting to become a writer and jack-of-all-trades for the Motoring News which was a weekly publication that among other things covered rallying. While at Motoring News, in 1961 at the age of 28, Turner went to work for the British Motor Corporation. His book includes anecdotes about many of the top race and rally drivers, including several World Champions, whom he knows personally. Published by Haynes Publishing in 1999. Hard cover. 224 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Vintage American Road Racing Cars: 1950-1970 by Harold W. Pace and Mark R. Brinker
Vintage American Road Racing Cars: 1950-1970 by Harold W. Pace and Mark R. Brinker$200.00
Here is the first book devoted exclusively to American road racing cars of all types and sizes. Hundreds of race cars built in America have never before been mentioned in print, and this book chronicles those and other cars with vintage and modern photography, specifications, memorabilia, and the stories and characters behind each car. Contains 242 black and white photographs, 200 color photographs and 308 additional aids, including maps, insets, diagrams, ads, programs and drawings. Published by Motorbooks International in 2004. Hardcover. 302 pages. PRE-OWNED in excellent condition.
Vollstedt, From Track Roadsters to Indy Cars: The Rolla Vollstedt Story by Rolla Vollstedt with Ralph Zbarsky
Vollstedt, From Track Roadsters to Indy Cars: The Rolla Vollstedt Story by Rolla Vollstedt with Ralph Zbarsky$90.00
The autobiography of Rolla Vollstedt, an engine builder and driver with fascinating memories of all forms of U.S. auto racing. “Reminisce, learn, and laugh with Rolla Vollstedt – one of America’s greatest race car designers, constructors, and innovators.” Foreword by Chris Economaki. Published by ZED Engineering in 2003. Hard cover. Autographed by the author. 160 pages. PRE-OWNED in very good condition.
"Jimmy Murphy and Ernie Olson" by Robert Gillespie
"Jimmy Murphy and Ernie Olson" by Robert Gillespie$10.00
Jimmy Murphy and Ernie Olson in their Duesenberg in the 1921 French Grand Prix, which they won, in this limited-edition print by Robert Gillespie
"The Third Race, The Second Win" by Bill Neale
"The Third Race, The Second Win" by Bill Neale$10.00
A beautiful print from artist Bill Neale. It portrays Dan Gurney winning at Palm Springs in April of 1958, driving Frank Arciero’s Ferrari 375. Unsigned.
"Twilight Flight" by Roger Warrick
"Twilight Flight" by Roger Warrick$30.00
“Twilight Flight” by Roger Warrick depicts Dan Gurney’s Toyota Eagle Mk IIIs in the 1993 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
1949 Watkins Glen Poster
1949 Watkins Glen Poster$20.00
By popular demand, we have released a follow-up to our long sold-out 1948 Watkins Glen poster, which depicted a reproduction of the race program cover art for the first Watkins Glen Grand Prix.
Reproduced here is the 1949 race program cover with artwork again by Peter Helck. Limited quantities. The poster measures 24″ x 18″ and is printed on heavy stock.
Mercedes-Benz Racing Car prints by Walter Gotschke, boxed set of 29
Mercedes-Benz Racing Car prints by Walter Gotschke, boxed set of 29$130.00
Mercedes-Benz Racing Car prints by famed motorsports artist Walter Gotschke. Boxed set of 29 individual prints on heavy stock. Includes a cover sheet signed by Gotschke, an essay on Mercedes-Benz by Karl Ludvigsen and an essay about Walter Gotschke and his work by John Dugdale. Only 2,000 sets were produced in 1980. Print size is 11 X 8 inches, with description below.
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1948 Cameron Argetsinger by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1948 Cameron Argetsinger by Linda McIntyre$45.00
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1948 Frank Griswold by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1948 Frank Griswold by Linda McIntyre$45.00
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1948 George Weaver by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1948 George Weaver by Linda McIntyre$45.00
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1949 by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1949 by Linda McIntyre$45.00
This print by Linda McIntyre shows a scene from the 1949 Watkins Glen Grand Prix: the No. 39 Ardent Alligator driven by Miles Collier, the No. 53 Cisitalia driven by Joseph Ferguson and the No. 16 SS 100 Jaguar driven by Dave Garroway. The piece is part of a nine-print series. The print is sized to fit a standard 8-by-10-inch frame.
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1950 Milliken's Corner by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1950 Milliken's Corner by Linda McIntyre$45.00
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1951 Smalley's by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1951 Smalley's by Linda McIntyre$45.00
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1951 Stone Bridge by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1951 Stone Bridge by Linda McIntyre$45.00
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1952 Denver Cornett by Linda McIntyre
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Series, The Street Years, 1952 Denver Cornett by Linda McIntyre$45.00
2009, Dec. 5. "The Koni Challenge" by Jim and Bret Seafuse of JBS Motorsports
2009, Dec. 5. "The Koni Challenge" by Jim and Bret Seafuse of JBS Motorsports$7.00
2009, Dec. 5. Jim and Bret Seafuse, owner and driver with JBS Motorsports, discussing the Koni Challenge
2010, April 24 and 25. "The Spring Corvette Event" presented by the IMRRC, Watkins Glen International and the Registry of Corvette Race Cars
2010, April 24 and 25. "The Spring Corvette Event" presented by the IMRRC, Watkins Glen International and the Registry of Corvette Race Cars$7.00
2010, April 24 and 25. “The Spring Corvette Event,” presented by the IMRRC, Watkins Glen International and the Registry of Corvette Race Cars. Featuring cars and speakers Tony DeLorenzo, Gib Huffstader and Chris Thompson. Moderated by Ralph Kramer
2010, Dec. 4. "Fits and Starts: The First Post War American Grand Prix" and "Preservation and/or Restoration" by Dr. Frederick A. Simeone
2010, Dec. 4. "Fits and Starts: The First Post War American Grand Prix" and "Preservation and/or Restoration" by Dr. Frederick A. Simeone$7.00
2010, Dec. 4. “Fits and Starts: The First Post War American Grand Prix” and “Preservation and/or Restoration” by Dr. Frederick A. Simeone of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.
2010, June 10. Presentation of the Road Racing Drivers Club archives
2010, June 10. Presentation of the Road Racing Drivers Club archives$7.00
2010, June 10. Presentation of the Road Racing Drivers Club archives, with Bobby Rahal, RRDC president
2010, March 27. "Watkins Glen International" by Michael Printup
2010, March 27. "Watkins Glen International" by Michael Printup$7.00
2010, March 27. Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International, speaks about the famed track.
2011, April 11. "Photos of Formula 1, the Making of Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna and French Photo Journalist Bernard Cahier" by Michael Keyser
2011, April 11. "Photos of Formula 1, the Making of Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna and French Photo Journalist Bernard Cahier" by Michael Keyser$7.00
2011, April 11. “Photos of Formula 1, the Making of Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna and French Photo Journalist Bernard Cahier” by Michael Keyser, author filmmaker, photographer, team owner and driver.
2011, Dec. 3. "Formula One: 1962 through 1980" by Bill Green and Kevin Hughey
2011, Dec. 3. "Formula One: 1962 through 1980" by Bill Green and Kevin Hughey$7.00
2011, Dec. 3. “Formula One: 1962 through 1980” by IMRRC Historian Bill Green and Kevin Hughey
2011, Jan. 18. News conference announcing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 at Watkins Glen
2011, Jan. 18. News conference announcing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 at Watkins Glen$7.00
2011, Jan. 18. News conference announcing a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 at Watkins Glen
2011, Nov. 19. "The Art of Formula One" with a panel of motorsports artists
2011, Nov. 19. "The Art of Formula One" with a panel of motorsports artists$7.00
2011, Nov. 19. “The Art of Formula One” with a panel of artists moderated by Ginnie Lupi of the Arts Council. Participating artists: Craig Booth, Greg Davis, Bob Gillespie, Steve Oosterling, James Schwabel, Robert Tarlach and Doug Wilkins.
2011, Oct. 8. Three talks about Formula 1 by Bill Sadler, Michael T. Lynch and Gordon Kirby
2011, Oct. 8. Three talks about Formula 1 by Bill Sadler, Michael T. Lynch and Gordon Kirby$7.00
2011, Oct. 8. Three talks about Formula 1. Bill Sadler, owner, designer builder and driver, speaks about Formula Libre. Author Michael T. Lynch speaks about World Champion 1961 Phil Hill. Author Gordon Kirby speaks about 1978 World Champion Mario Andretti. Two DVDs.
2012, April 20. "Elva: The Cars, the People, the History" with Janos Wimpffen and Burdette Martin
2012, April 20. "Elva: The Cars, the People, the History" with Janos Wimpffen and Burdette Martin$7.00
2012, April 20. “Elva: The Cars, the People, the History” with Janos Wimpffen and Burdette Martin. Two DVDs.
2012, Aug. 25. "The Indianapolis Motor Speedway" by Donald Davidson and "The Roadster Era of the Indianapolis 500" by Joseph Freeman
2012, Aug. 25. "The Indianapolis Motor Speedway" by Donald Davidson and "The Roadster Era of the Indianapolis 500" by Joseph Freeman$7.00
2012, Aug. 25. “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway” by Indianapolis historian Donald Davidson. Also “The Roadster Era of the Indianapolis 500” by motorsports publisher and car collector Joseph Freeman
2012, June 23. "1950s West Coast Sports Car Racing and the Riverside International Raceway" by William Edgar
2012, June 23. "1950s West Coast Sports Car Racing and the Riverside International Raceway" by William Edgar$7.00
2012, June 23. “1950s West Coast Sports Car Racing and the Riverside International Raceway” by author William Edgar
2012, Oct. 13. "Road America" by Tom Schultz; "Formula 5000 in Australia" by Ray Bell; and "Remembering Chris Economaki" by Rick Hughey
2012, Oct. 13. "Road America" by Tom Schultz; "Formula 5000 in Australia" by Ray Bell; and "Remembering Chris Economaki" by Rick Hughey$7.00
2012, Oct. 13. “Road America” by authur Tom Schultz. Also “Formula 5000 in Australia” by author Ray Bell. And “Remembering Chris Economaki” by motorsports journalist Rick Hughey
2012, Sept. 7. Grand Prix Festival reception at the Racing Research Center
2012, Sept. 7. Grand Prix Festival reception at the Racing Research Center$7.00
2012, Sept. 7. Grand Prix Festival reception at the Racing Research Center, with Elliot Forbes Robinson, Lyn St. James, Burt Levy and others.
2013, April 13. "My Motoring Lifetime" by Karl Ludvigsen
2013, April 13. "My Motoring Lifetime" by Karl Ludvigsen$7.00
2013, April 13. “My Motoring Lifetime” by acclaimed author Karl Ludvigsen
2013, Dec. 7. "The Story Behind the Story" by Burt Levy and "Walter Hansgen Special" by Robert Milstein
2013, Dec. 7. "The Story Behind the Story" by Burt Levy and "Walter Hansgen Special" by Robert Milstein$7.00
2013, Dec. 7. “The Story Behind the Story” by Burt Levy, author of the “Last Open Road” series. Also, “Walter Hansgen Special” by car owner Robert Milstein. Two DVDs.
2013, Jan. 12. "Posters & Programs" by Bill Green
2013, Jan. 12. "Posters & Programs" by Bill Green$7.00
2013, Jan. 12. “Posters & Programs” by IMRRC Historian Bill Green.
2013, June 15. "Remembering Chris Economaki" by Leo Levine, Corinne Economaki and Judy Stropus
2013, June 15. "Remembering Chris Economaki" by Leo Levine, Corinne Economaki and Judy Stropus$7.00
2013, June 15. “Remembering Chris Economaki” by Leo Levine, Corinne Economaki and Judy Stropus
2013, May 18. "Watkins Glen International" by Bill Green and Michael Argetsinger and "Watkins Glen, The Street Years 1948-1952" by Philippe Defechereux and Clark Lance
2013, May 18. "Watkins Glen International" by Bill Green and Michael Argetsinger and "Watkins Glen, The Street Years 1948-1952" by Philippe Defechereux and Clark Lance$7.00
2013, May 18. “Watkins Glen International” by IMRRC Historian Bill Green and author Michael Argetsinger. “Watkins Glen, The Street Years 1948-1952” by author Philippe Defechereux and Clark Lance. Two DVDs.
2013, Nov. 2. "Tazio Nuvolari" by Joe Tierno
2013, Nov. 2. "Tazio Nuvolari" by Joe Tierno$35.00
2013, Nov. 2. “Tazio Nuvolari” by Joe Tierno. Includes a question and answer session with Otto Linton. Two DVDs.
2013, Oct. 5. "Racing Years and the Klemantaski Collection" by Peter Sachs
2013, Oct. 5. "Racing Years and the Klemantaski Collection" by Peter Sachs$7.00
2013, Oct. 5. “Racing Years and the Klemantaski Collection” by Peter Sachs
2013, Sept. 6. Legends Speak at the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen with Otto Linton.
2013, Sept. 6. Legends Speak at the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen with Otto Linton.$7.00
2013, Sept. 6. Legends Speak at the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen with Otto Linton. Also includes the evening reception at the Racing Research Center with Lyn St. James and others. Two DVDs.
2014, April 12. "Model Cars & Collectibles"
2014, April 12. "Model Cars & Collectibles"$7.00
2014, April 12. “Model Cars & Collectibles,” a panel discussion, with a look at the Racing Research Center’s annual model car show.
2014, Feb. 8. "Historic Holland: Storied Past, Dynamic Future" by Tim Bennett, Larry Ott and George Skora
2014, Feb. 8. "Historic Holland: Storied Past, Dynamic Future" by Tim Bennett, Larry Ott and George Skora$7.00
2014, Feb. 8. “Historic Holland: Storied Past, Dynamic Future” by Tim Bennett, Larry Ott and George Skora
2014, Jan. 18. "The Vanderbilt Cup, 1938-1937" by Bill Green
2014, Jan. 18. "The Vanderbilt Cup, 1938-1937" by Bill Green$7.00
2014, Jan. 18. “The Vanderbilt Cup, 1938-1937” by IMRRC Historian Bill Green
2014, March 22. "Land Speed Records, The Battle for the Land Speed Record in the 1980s; Campbell, the Arfons and Breedlove" by George Webster
2014, March 22. "Land Speed Records, The Battle for the Land Speed Record in the 1980s; Campbell, the Arfons and Breedlove" by George Webster$7.00
2014, March 22. “Land Speed Records, The Battle for the Land Speed Record in the 1980s; Campbell, the Arfons and Breedlove” by motorsports journalist George Webster
2014, May 10. "Formula 5000 and the 1968 Le Grand Mk7, with a Tribute to Sam Posey"
2014, May 10. "Formula 5000 and the 1968 Le Grand Mk7, with a Tribute to Sam Posey"$7.00
2014, May 10. “Formula 5000 and the 1968 Le Grand Mk7, with a Tribute to Sam Posey,” moderated by Judy Stropus. Speakers include Stropus, Posey, Bob Mayer, Jacques Dresang and James Stengel.
2014, Oct. 18. "The Milwaukee Mile" by Steve Zautke
2014, Oct. 18. "The Milwaukee Mile" by Steve Zautke$7.00
2014, Oct. 18. “The Milwaukee Mile” by Steve Zautke
2015, Jan. 24. "Racing Things: Collecting Patches, Programs, Credentials and Other Things" by Bill Green
2015, Jan. 24. "Racing Things: Collecting Patches, Programs, Credentials and Other Things" by Bill Green$10.00
2015, Jan. 24. “Racing Things: Collecting Patches, Programs, Credentials and Other Things” by IMRRC Historian Bill Green
2015, Nov. 14. "The Syracuse Mile, A Look Back" with a panel of Syracuse greats
2015, Nov. 14. "The Syracuse Mile, A Look Back" with a panel of Syracuse greats$10.00
2015, Nov. 14. “The Syracuse Mile, A Look Back” with a panel of Syracuse greats: Johnny Birosh, Glenn Donnelly, Dr. Gary George, Jeff Hachmann, Alan Johnson, Dan Kapuscinski, Mal Lane, Joe Marotta, Gary Montgomery, Wes Moody and Gary Tomkins
2016, April 16. "The Men Behind the Microphones"
2016, April 16. "The Men Behind the Microphones"$20.00
Race track announcers from across Central New York and Connecticut speak about their work. On the panel: Joe Marotta, who announced all 44 years at Super DIRT Week at the Syracuse Mile; Roy Sova, in 2016 in his 52nd year at Oswego Speedway; Gary Montgomery, who announced at Weedsport, Canandaigua and Syracuse; Mike Paz, who has worked at nine NASCAR tracks, including WGI; Frank Del Vecchio, a racer and announcer who has worked at tracks across the nation; and Greg Rickes, the voice of Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. The talk was at the IMRRC on April 16, 2016.
2016, Dec. 10. "Ford GT40, How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari & Conquered Le Mans" by Preston Lerner
2016, Dec. 10. "Ford GT40, How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari & Conquered Le Mans" by Preston Lerner$20.00
Writer Preston Lerner, author of the award-winning book “Ford GT40, How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari & Conquered Le Mans,” discusses the history of the iconic car. The Center Conversations talk was on Dec. 10, 2016, at the IMRRC.
2016, Feb. 27. "Watkins Glen International Looking Forward" by Michael Printup
2016, Feb. 27. "Watkins Glen International Looking Forward" by Michael Printup$10.00
2016, Feb. 27. “Watkins Glen International Looking Forward” by WGI President Michael Printup
2016, May 14. "Speed Merchant: The Life and Legacy of Ray Crawford" by Andrew Layton
2016, May 14. "Speed Merchant: The Life and Legacy of Ray Crawford" by Andrew Layton$20.00
Andrew Layton, author of “Ray Crawford – Speed Merchant: A California Grocer’s Love Affair with Risk, From P-38 Lightnings to the Indianapolis 500” speaks about the 1950s-era Indianapolis 500 racer, who also was a combat fighter ace and test pilot and a millionaire business mogul. The talk was on May 14, 2016 at the IMRRC.
2017, Feb. 18. "15 in the Watkins Glen Walk of Fame"
2017, Feb. 18. "15 in the Watkins Glen Walk of Fame"$20.00
IMRRC Historian Bill Green leads a discussion about the 15 racers in the Watkins Glen Drivers Walk of Fame. Joining Green are fellow members of the Watkins Glen Historic Racing Committee Jim Scaptura and Rick Hughey. The talk was at the IMRRC on Feb. 18, 2017.
Auto World Racing Team's Can Am McLarens 1969-1971
Auto World Racing Team's Can Am McLarens 1969-1971$25.00
Original film from Auto World Racing Team’s 1969, 1970 and 1971 seasons in Can-Am racing, narrated by Oscar Koveleski and Jack Deren. Footage from Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, Riverside, Mosport and St. Jovite is included. The DVD also offers “The Heavies,” a 10-minute, commercially produced piece on the 1970 race at Road Atlanta. DVD produced by autoworldmobilia.com.
Gullwing at Twilight, The Bonneville Ride of John Fitch
Gullwing at Twilight, The Bonneville Ride of John Fitch$32.00
Experience a modern-day adventure in the American West as 87-year-old racing legend John C. Fitch takes to the Bonneville Salt Flats with his signature Mercedes Gullwing in this highly textured and visually absorbing essay of a man who quietly refuses to give in to the notion of retirement, as well as time itself. Produced and directed by Chris Szwedo.
Watkins Glen 1959-1975 Road Racing
Watkins Glen 1959-1975 Road Racing$25.00
This DVD offers clips from 22 different races at Watkins Glen between 1959 and 1975, including Formula One, Can-Am, Formula Ford, MG, Formula Libre, USRRC and endurance races. Narration and memories by Oscar Koveleski, Jack Deren, Gary Ford and others. Special features are a run around the track with Koveleski in the Auto World McLaren and a brief history of The Bog. DVD produced by autoworldmobilia.com.
Watkins Glen, The Street Years 1948-1952
Watkins Glen, The Street Years 1948-1952$25.00
Produced in 1999 by PBS station WSKG in Binghamton, N.Y. This acclaimed, one-hour film includes interviews with Cameron Argetsinger, who had the original concept for races in Watkins Glen, and with some of the drivers who competed in those early events. Historians put the races into the perspective of the times, and local residents affected by the races recall the exciting moments.
2017 Racing History Desk Calendar by Robert Gillespie
2017 Racing History Desk Calendar by Robert Gillespie$20.00
Motorsports artist Robert Gillespie presents a 2017 desk calendar featuring his work.
Watkins Glen Old and New note cards by Sandra Leitzinger
Watkins Glen Old and New note cards by Sandra Leitzinger$10.00
Ten folded note cards with envelopes.