Book Reviews

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.

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.

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.

A high-speed adventure of mechanics, teamwork and friendship

BOOK REVIEW—When I got the email asking if LA Car would like to review a kid’s book about a mouse, a bird, and a frog building an automobile, all I had to do was take one look at one of the sample pages to instantly email back my one-word answer, “Sure!” And, if we were doing one-word book reviews, “How To Build A Car” would be: Charming! Here’s why: This little book, aimed at the six year and over crowd is just plain fun, the writing is bright and playful, it has illustrations to fall into and the payoff is that the protagonist Eli (“the dreamer”) is much more than that.

To Do Before They Die

BOOK REVIEW— FIRST: The 101st recommendation is to get your hands on this brisk and upbeat list of essential automotive adventures. SECOND: Don’t even THINK about dying before you do author Jason Fogelson’s 100 recommendations. This is a collection of essential car nut destinations, distractions, and other pretty damn delightful places to see and (much) more importantly, to participate in. Doug Stokes reviews.

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