Category: Movie & Book Reviews

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Book Review: The Official Tony Dow Coloring Book

Book Review: The Official Tony Dow Coloring Book

This coloring book features artwork from the legendary Fireball Tim Lawrence, who will keep your imagination running wild as you color the detailed sketches. The Official TONY DOW Coloring Book! Written by: Tony and Lauren Dow Illustrated by: Fireball Tim Lawrence Fireball Publishing www.fireballtim.com _____________________________________________________________ NOTE:  We’ve done our share of (car) book reviews here in...

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Book Review: Nissan Z – 50 Years of Exhilarating Performance

Book Review: Nissan Z – 50 Years of Exhilarating Performance

The LACar #ExtravaganZa kicks off with Part 1: a fantastic book review that covers the semicentennial legacy of the performance-driven Nissan Z cars. Tune in on WedneZday to follow along with our ExtravaganZa series, celebrating 50 years of the Nissan Z cars! To see previous articles on the ExtravaganZa, click HERE! Nissan Z – 50...

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Book Review: Take Risk!

Book Review: Take Risk!

Take Risk! chronicles the history of the maniacs responsible for land speed records, with focus on the story of the Bloodhound and its quest for 1,000 mph. Take Risk! Richard Noble Evro Publishing, 2020 Hardcover 272 Pages Published in April 2020 $24.95 US / $25.03 CAN ISBN 978-1-910505-51-9 ____________________________________________________________________ “For my next act I’m going...

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Book Review: The Racers – Endurance Motor Racing 1963-1973

Book Review: The Racers – Endurance Motor Racing 1963-1973

The Racers – Endurance Motor Racing 1963-1973 is a personal, fast-paced chronicle that covers 10 years of “Langstrekenrennen”, or German for “Long Distance Races”. The Racers Langstreckenrennen – Endurance Motor Racing 1963-1973 The Personal Scrapbook of Al Satterwhite By Al Satterwhite ISBN: 978-3-667-11856-1 Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag Hardcover Pages: 192 Size: 9 in. x 10.5...

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Book Review – Formula 1: Car by Car 1950-59

Book Review – Formula 1: Car by Car 1950-59

Formula 1: Car by Car 1950-59 is a vibrant look into the Golden Age that bred some of the most famous names to grace the sport, and features 600 photographs. FORMULA 1: CAR BY CAR 1950-59By Peter HighamEVRO Publishing Group, UKwww.ervopublishing.comIBSN: 978-1-910505-44-1304 pages / 600 photosHardbound 11.25” x 9.50”$79.95 USD Yes, you read those specs...

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Book Review: Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story

Book Review: Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story

This excellent book written by Chris Willes depicts the various struggles and challenges that go with starting a race team with limited resources. Below is a book review from guest contributor Tennyson Kwok. Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story is not available on Amazon, but on Chris Willes’ Facebook page. From 1958 to...

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The Speed Kings. The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing

The Speed Kings. The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing

Author Don Emde brilliantly depicts the famous Hemmingway quote in ‘The Speed Kings’: “There are really only three sports that matter: bullfighting, mountaineering and motor racing and that the rest are merely games.” LACar/com Book Review The Speed Kings. The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing By Don Emde Forward by Kenny Roberts Review By...

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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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