Category: Movie & Book Reviews

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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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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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