Category Archives: Book Review

Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 12

DRIVEN: The Racing Photography of Jesse Alexander 1954-1962 By Jesse Alexander, Forward by Stirling Moss; Publish Date: 2000; Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, Hardcover, 144 pages The twelfth and final book review of the year captures the spectacle and spirit of Formula … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 10

The Little Auto By Lois Lenski; Publish Date: 1934, this edition published in 1946; Publisher: Oxford University Press, Hardcover, 48 pages During the process of collecting vintage automotive/motor racing books it’s not uncommon to come across a range of books … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 9

Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of Speed Photography by Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier, text by Xavier Chimits; Publish Date: 2008; Publisher: Motorbooks/MBI Publishing Company (Minneapolis), Hardback, 224 pages The ninth book in my review series is Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 8

Jim Clark at the wheel: The world motor racing champion’s own story By Jim Clark; Publish Date: 1966; Publisher: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster (New York), Paperback, 174 pages The eighth book in my review series is Jim Clark at the wheel, … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 7

The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing – A Complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Cars By Peter Higham; Publish Date: 1995; Publisher: Motorbooks International Publishers & Wholesalers. (USA edition), Hardcover, 544 pages The seventh book in my review series is The … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 6

Moments That Made Racing History (Modern Sports Car Series) By Rodney Walkerley; Publish Date: 1959; Publisher: Sports Car Press LTD. (New York), Hardcover, 111 pages The sixth book in my review series, Moments That Made Racing History by Rodney Walkerley, was found … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 5

A.J. – The Life of America’s Greatest Race Car Driver By A.J. Foyt with William Neely; Publish Date: 1983; Publisher: Times Books, Hardcover, 234 pages It’s Memorial Day Sunday 2020, and for as long as I can remember I’ve planned my weekend, … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 4

Racing Colours: Motor Racing Compositions 1908 – 2009 By: Simon Owen; Publish Date: 2014; Publisher: Veloce Publishing, Hardcover, 192 pages The fourth book in my review series, Racing Colours by Simon Owen, is one that could easily be categorized in the art … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 3

12 Hours of Sebring – 1970 By: Harry Hurst (text and photographs); Publish Date: 2004; 12 Hours of Sebring 35th Anniversary Edition, 1970-2005; Publisher: Hurst Communications Inc., Hardcover, 127 pages This publication of photographs and recollections is one of the most prized in … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 2

From Indianapolis to Le Mans By: Tommaso Tommasi; Publish Date (English Translation): 1974; Publisher: Derbi Books Inc., Hardcover, 239 pages The second book in my review series is, From Indianapolis to Le Mans, by Tommaso Tommasi. I found this little gem while … Continue reading

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