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Giorgetto Giugiaro: The Genius of Design

The definitive monograph on the work of one of the world’s most celebrated car designers. This is the first monograph published on one of the most renowned automotive designers of our time, Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was named Car Designer of the Century in December 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002. The book explores Giugiaro’s creative background—he comes from a family of painters and musicians—and the technical and engineering skills he cultivated with his partner Aldo Mantovani, cofounder of his company, Italdesign. He is noted for such iconic concept cars as the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, De Tomaso Mangusta, Maserati Ghibli, Iso Grifo, Lamborghini Calà, and Ferrari GG50.
Formula 1: All The Races: The World Championship Story Race-By-Race 1950-2015

This remarkable book is the third edition of an acclaimed work of reference about Formula 1. It has been meticulously researched and written to capture the character and essence of every one of the 935 World Championship races held from the beginning of Formula 1 in 1950 to the end of the 2015 season. Each entry highlights the key events of each Grand Prix from qualifying through to the final outcome as well as spotlighting those incidental happenings so unique to F1 that influenced a race or an unfolding championship battle. Nothing is missed in this unique book of record.
Fully updated three years since publication of the sell-out previous edition.
Each race entry is packed with information, comprising a descriptive text supported by numerous statistics.
935 races, 206 winning cars, 105 winning drivers, 66 seasons, 32 champions.
All race-winning cars illustrated with high-quality artwork by Alain Baudouin.
Decade-by-decade structure: the 1950s (Red to green); the 1960s (From strength to strength), the 1970s (Television stardom), the 1980s (Bernie's travelling circus), the 1990s (Going global), the 2000s (Front-page news), the 2010s (Money talks).
The Impossible Collection of Cars (Ultimate)

It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible COLLECTION of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobile from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S was chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. This Impossible COLLECTION volume is presented on cotton paper in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate.
The Ferrari Book

"One must first imagine a car," stated Enzo Ferrari. Nobody creates pictures worthy of the Commendatore's imagination quite like Gunther Raupp. Not just a random flood of images, this internationally renowned automotive photographer's artworks capture the seductive essence of these status symbols from Maranello-- maintaining the legendary Ferrari luster. Since 1984, Raupp has been the exclusive photographer for its official calendars-- now collectible cult objects. Recently, a major exhibition in the World Cultural Heritage Site of the Volklingen Ironworks was dedicated to his photographs, their almost surreal effects and striking use of backlighting. In 2008 teNeues published Raupp's successful Ferrari, 25 Years of Calendar Images. With The Ferrari Book Gunther Raupp adds an exciting, exclusive collector's item to our line of high quality car books. English/German/Italian/French/Chinese edition.
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!: The Bonhams Guide to Classic Race and Sports Cars

Bonhams is the world's go-to source for classic race and sports cars. In this book, the auction house presents a selection of the most breathtaking models and tells their stories. It might only take a slight turn of the ignition, but firing up classica cars also makes great moments in automobile history come to life. Every page of Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! gives the reader a sense of the intensity of true automobile culture. Large-format images showcase sleek shapes and tactile vintage interiors in loving detail. The book was compiled by Jared Zaugg, a man who founded one of the coolest high-end motorcycle events in the world, the Legend of the Motorcycle: International Concours d'Elegance. Although Zaugg has mostly been associated with two-wheelers, in Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! he revels in his second passion--double the number of wheels and double the fun! In cooperation with Bonhams, the largest auction house for classic cars, Jared Zaugg reveals the undeniable icons of the scene. The book features a selection of models that go far beyond mere technical stats and gleaming chrome. Rather, they all offer somthing far more valuable: unique stories. These include the legendary Hurst Baja that Steve McQueen drove in an off-road race through the desert outside Las Vegas in 1968 until its axle broke. Or the famous Bugatti Brescia Tyre 22 from 2915 that lay on the bottom of Lake Maggiore for over 70 years before its remains were recovered in 2009. Then there are classic beauties such as the Aston Martin DB4GT, as well as a collection of historical vehicles that call to mind the origin of the word "horsepower" and the automobile's humble beginning as a noble carriage. All the big names are included, but the focus is on what can be found behind the logos and the polished surfaces. With its striking photographs and compelling texts, Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! truly captures the feeling of these unique cars.
Porsche Drive: 15 Passes in 4 Days; Switzerland, Italy, Austria (English and German Edition)

After his last book Escapes, Stefan Bogner returns to the Alps again with this illustrated book. This time not only did he photograph particular routes, but he looked for the ideal tour through the Alps: 3 countries, 14 passes - the perfect little escape for 4 days.

Different from Bogner's photographs in Escapes or Curves, where Bogner just presents dreamlike empty streets, Porsche Drive focuses on the journey in Porsche models such as Porsche 906, Porsche 911, Porsche 918 and more. Stefan Bogner drives his own Porsche 911 1970 ST.

Apart from Bogner's photographs, Porsche Drive offers information on each route and height profile. Thus you can follow Bogner's itinerary on a long weekend.
Lotus The Marque: The complete history of Lotus cars by William Taylor (2015-06-20)

Maserati All the Cars

Maserati turned 100 years old in 2014 - a century of history, graced by some of the world's greatest technicians, racing drivers, cars and victories. MASERATI ALL THE CARS is a 'catalogue' that celebrates the House of the Trident by bringing together almost all its production, from the Tipo 26 - the Grand Prix racer with which the Maserati brothers first became constructors back in 1926 - to current production cars like the GranTurismo, Quattroporte, Ghibli and the brand new Kubang. Between the two were road and racing cars that were true icons of automobile history. The first group includes, among others, the A6 1500, 3500 and 5000 GT, the Ghibli, Indy and Merak; the second the astounding 8CTF, the A6GCSs, the 250 F, the 'Birdcage' and the more recent MC12. The book includes 150 full color designs by illustrator Michele Leonello.
The Supercar Book for Boys

Fully illustrated throughout, The Supercar Book for Boys is a sumptuously designed guide full of everything you could ever want to know about the best supercars on the planet.

From number-one bestselling author Martin Roach, The Supercar Book for Boys is a must-have for all boys and their dads (plus petrol-head girls and mums!) interested in fast cars.

With an introduction from F1 racing legend David Coulthard, as well as contributions from the biggest names in the field, this tour de force starts with the iconic 1954 Mercedes Gullwing and races through each respective decade of supercar history, showcasing the very best and most important vehicles in this scintillating species. Featuring the landmark 10 game-changers that have defined the genre and highlighting dozens and dozens of supreme supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Pagani, McLaren and Porsche, get ready to be blown away by the beauty and power of these incredible vehicles.
Lamborghini: 100 Years of Innovation in Half the Time

Authors and professionals from different fields narrate Lamborghini’s past, present, and future in a totally new way. Over the course of half a century, Lamborghini has gradually established itself as a leader in its sector, perfectly integrating into the culture of its time and becoming a symbol of innovation in design and technology, as well as a veritable phenomenon with regard to culture and communication. This beautifully illustrated book describes every step of the journey, with references to cinema, technology, design, and the work of the men who made their fortune from the brand.
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