Category: Movie & Book Reviews

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Paperback Reader…

Paperback Reader…

You know about really good LA bagels, right? You know where you can get them and, and better yet, you know to the nearest quarter-hour what time certain batches of them (like those beautifully aromatic Bialys) come out of the ovens at those places. LACar REVIEW:PAPERBACK LAA Casual AnthologyVolumes 1 and 2 And … back...

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Stocking StuffeRS

Stocking StuffeRS

Publisher Delius Klasing’s latest Porsche tribute, “911 LoveRS” is a perfect Christmas gift for your favorite Porschephile. German publisher Delius Klasing is in the business of producing high-quality books covering the legends of motorsports. Their latest tribute to the venerable 911, “911 LoveRS” focuses on the special RS models that are the very essence of...

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Traveling through the past and present of the Green Book

Traveling through the past and present of the Green Book

There’s the movie, the book, and then there’s the local backstory: For 30 years, Victor Green helped travelers navigate their way through a segregated America—including a segregated Los Angeles. Top image: Viggo Mortensen (as Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga) and Mahershala Ali (as “Doc” Don Shirley) riding in a 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, from the 2018...

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Hot Rod Empire

Hot Rod Empire

BOOK REVIEW – In “Hot Rod Empire” the life and times of Robert E. Petersen are the object of talented motorsport biographer Matt Stone focus. HOT ROD EmpireBy Matt Stone with Gigi CarletonForward by Ed IskenderianWith preface(s) by Gigi Carleton and Bruce MeyerMotorbooks an imprint of Quarto GroupISBN: 978-0-7603-6069-9eISBN: 978-0-7603-6070-5Hardbound, 208 pages, over 290 photos (color...

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The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

LACar BOOK REVIEW: “JIM CLARK – The Best Of The Best”By David TremayneReview by Doug Stokes Jim Clark, a Scots farmer from Duns, Scottish Borders, and Berwickshire is considered by everyone who ever saw him drive a car in competition to be one of racing’s very best ever. He won two Formula 1 World Driving...

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Cars & Curves

Cars & Curves

“Cars & Curves: A Tribute to 70 Years of Porsche” is a coffee-table book that makes you want to put down the coffee and get out and drive I’m the resident Porschephile on the LA Car staff. When the invitation was extended to us to review a hard copy of “Cars & Curves: A Tribute...

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Making it Faster II

Making it Faster II

He’s done it again.. mild-mannered Norm Dewitt has managed to put together another insider racing tech book that both fans and engineers can enjoy and learn from. I say “mild-mannered” because this guy is always around, quietly getting the straight stuff from the right people. The first thing that you need to know about “Making...

 

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