Book Reviews


FORD GT
How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans

Ford’s GT40 is hardly without its chroniclers. Any racing vehicle this iconic, this successful, this recognizable, all but demands multiple views from a wide range of angles; and this beautiful new book, “FORD GT” for short, is surely one of the best of them. Here, the talented teaming of Preston Lerner (words) and Dave Friedman (photos and first person recollections) have joined forces to delve deeply into the saga of Ford’s most famous racing car. Doug Stokes reviews the book.

MYSTERIES OF RACING HISTORY REIMAGINED
Sandro Martini’s TRACKS – Racing the Sun

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BOOK REVIEW—Sandro Martini’s work is for the hard core racing fan. Exciting descriptions of the races takes you back eighty years to the desert of Libya for the Tripoli Grand Prix, to AVUS and Montecarlo, the Nurburgring, Monza and long gone circuits such as Pescara, San Remo and the Targa Florio to feel the roar of the mighty Mercedes and the 16-cylinders of the Auto Unions. Review by Hector Cademartori.

HIDDEN HUDSONS, CROUCHING CAMAROS
Dual Barn Find Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS – Barns are where you find them and what people like the authors habitually find in those barns seems a never-ending parade of vintage automotive rolling stock that entrances, excites, and entices. I have previously vented my deep, personal (mock) hatred of authors who habitually find cool cars and then has the temerity to rub our sweet little little punims in it … book after book after book. Here are two such examples.

VELOCITY
12 Months of Can Am Legends

It was a time of unlimited sports car racing when racing drivers from every discipline and from around the world convened on the toughest tracks in North America to race. It was a time of heroes and legends … it was the Can-Am and Pete Lyons was there with camera and notepad.

THE LION IN THE LAMBO
Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years

BOOK REVIEW—50? Fifty Years? Have these wonderful, wild-assed, wizard cars called LAM-BORE-HEE-KNEES really been around and among us for FIFTY years now? Yup—and every variation of every model of this now half-century old marque is on display in “Lamborghini Super Cars 50 Years” 200+ pages of informative copy and featuring a superb collection of dazzling photos (taken from about every imaginable angle and perfectly in line with the totally bedazzling nature of the Supercar biz) of all of the variations that serve benchmark 50 years of the bullish breed.

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