Category: Movie & Book Reviews

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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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“Yanks” Author Tim Considine Weighs-In On “Ford v Ferrari”

“Yanks” Author Tim Considine Weighs-In On “Ford v Ferrari”

Dean Batchelor Award-winning motorsports author Tim Considine says “Unequivocally, Ford v Ferrari is a TERRIFIC movie and evidenced by the enthusiastic applause at the end of the film, our opinion was shared virtually unanimously by the Academy audience.” Featured image above courtesy of The Cahier Collection (Bernard Cahier) Ford v Ferrari … Author Tim Considine’s...

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“SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROAD RACING” …When Old Yeller really roamed the race tracks!

“SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROAD RACING” …When Old Yeller really roamed the race tracks!

This new book by Tony Baker stands out and deserves a second look. For anyone who expects it online soon, that’s not going to happen … just break down and buy the darn book. LACar.com Book Review:Southern California Road Racingby Tony BakerPaperback 128 pages, 223 photos$22.95Published 2019ISBN: 978-1-4671-0362-6Arcadia Publishing/www.arcadiapublishing.comReview by Dave WolinPhotos courtesy of the...

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LAND ROVER … One of LA’s Favorite Ways to the West Side and Beyond…

LAND ROVER … One of LA’s Favorite Ways to the West Side and Beyond…

LACar.com Book ReviewThe Land Rover StoryBy Dave PhillipsEVRO Publishing – 2019, 311 pagesReviewed by: Don TaylorPhotographs courtesy of ERVO Publishing (except top featured image of the 50,000th Land Rover rolls off the assembly line in 1952 courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover) Try this. Look at the current Porsche vehicle line-up, but with a hand over...

 

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