Category: Movie & Book Reviews

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10 Car Movies You Should Watch If You’re Stuck at Home

10 Car Movies You Should Watch If You’re Stuck at Home

While this quarantine drudges on, here’s a few excellent car movies to keep you sane during the stay-at-home orders. By now, you’ve probably exhausted just about everything on your favorite streaming service. Binging ‘The Office’ four times through is probably enough. We’re all car people here, what about something that revolves around the automobile? Here’s...

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FASTER

FASTER

How a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler’s best..LACar.com QUICK REVIEWFASTERby Neil BascomFormat:HardcoverLanguage:EnglishISBN:1328489876ISBN13:9781328489876Release Date:March 2020Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing CompanyLength:368 PagesWeight:1.50 lbs.Dimensions:1.2″ x 6.0″ x 9.0″ I must admit that I was looking forward to reading Neal Bascomb’s latest literary effort: ‘Faster.’ He is normally a master storyteller with a keen...

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NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORY

NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORY

All sports fans love, NO … live by numbers: days, dates, scores, top speed, laps, and so on … you know, the hard facts and exact figures that make up the fabric of competition. LA CAR BOOK REVIEW: NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORYBy Jon SaltinstallForward by John WatsonPreface by Doug NyeAfterword by Kurt BergmanERVO PublishingWestrow House, Holwell,...

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MEISTER BRAUSER Harry Heuer’s Championship Racing Team

MEISTER BRAUSER Harry Heuer’s Championship Racing Team

LACar Book ReviewMEISTER BRAUSERHarry Heuer’s Championship Racing Teamby Tom SchultzForward by Jim HallPublisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books – 2019Deerfield, IL 60015 USA324 pages / 370 photosISBN: 978-1-85443-304-6$95 USD In a way, this handsome new book takes up and greatly expands the story of one of the most fabled American racing sports cars, the Reventlow Scarab,...

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Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

LACar.com Book ReviewPorsche: Excellence Was ExpectedBentley Publishers 2019ISBN: 978-0-8376-1769-59in. X 10.5 in.4 volumes, 2,834 pages/2912 photos, illustrations, and diagrams$524.95 USDReview by Don Taylor If you are really a “Porsche Person” you need to have this book set, or to present it as a special gift to someone who is, even if you/they already own a...

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The Unsung Le Mans Victory: Ford (V8) v Ferrari (V12) – The Dyno Heard Round the World

The Unsung Le Mans Victory: Ford (V8) v Ferrari (V12) – The Dyno Heard Round the World

It’s easy to get excited about the race of Ford’s epic victory over Ferrari in 1966. But there’s one man on Henry Ford’s GT40 development team who was not surprised by the win. Editor’s Note: “The Movie” (as it has come to be known of late) “Ford v Ferrari” has stirred up a full-strength cyclone of both interest...

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MICKEY THOMPSON – The lost story of the original Speed King in his own words

MICKEY THOMPSON – The lost story of the original Speed King in his own words

LA CAR New Book Information & Notes: MICKEY THOMPSON  The Lost Story Of The Original Speed King In His Own WordsAuthor: Tom MadiganForeword by: Alex XydiasFirst Edition (published 12/10/19)Hardback, 240 Pages, 8.5” x 10”150 Color and B&W photosISBN: 9780760365991Publisher: Motorbooks$50.00 US / £35.00 Great Britain Editor’s note: What follows is a publisher-supplied description of the late Tom Madigan’s last book: “Mickey Thompson –The...

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Robot, Take the Wheel … The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving

Robot, Take the Wheel … The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving

LACar.com Book Review Robot, Take The Wheel The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving By Jason TorchinskyForward by Beau BoeckmannApollo Publishers 2019Hardbound – 244 pagesChapter illustrations by the author$24.95 USDISBN: 978-1-94806-226-8 (Print)ISBN: 978-1- 948062-27-5 (Ebook) WIRED AND WONDERING ALOUD… Before we start this revue, I feel that I must let on to...

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THE FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI … A Racing History of the GT40

THE FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI … A Racing History of the GT40

LACar BOOK RECOMMENDATION: THE FORD That Beat FERRARI A Racing History of the GT40 By John S. Allen and Gordon J. JonesForeword by Jacky Ickx• Publication: September 2019• ERVO Publishing• UK price: £90.00 US price $120.00• ISBN: 978-1-910505-47-2• Format: 280 x 230mm 11.25 x 8.25in• Hardback 496 pages• 850 photos color and b/w This new...

 

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