Best Automotive Pictorial Books
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1. ABC's For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet Book (Baby Book, Children's Book, Toddler Book, Kids Book)
Author: by Fast Kids Club
ABC’s For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet BookPresented By: Fast Kids Club x EAT SLEEP RACE Teach your child the ABC’s and encourage learning with car parts and other auto related illustrations! This board book is rugged and the simple point-and-say layout will build knowledge and confidence in children with repetition.
Make learning the alphabet fun all while getting your baby racer ready to help you wrench under the hood! A perfect book for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and anyone with young kids who can’t wait to put the pedal to the metal!
2. 100 Cars That Changed the World: The Designs, Engines, and Technologies That Drive Our Imaginations
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
100 Cars That Changed the World showcases vehicles from the end of the nineteenth century to 2020. Cars are showcased with brief text, color photography, and vintage black and white photography. Vehicles included: The Ford Model T that put America on wheels.
The Volkswagen Beetle that was loved around the world. The Jeep that helped win World War II and popularized off-road adventure. The Pontiac GTO that launched the muscle car era. The Dodge Caravan that changed the way that families travel.
The Ford Explorer that ignited the SUV movement. The Tesla Model S that made electric cars exciting.And many more! Hardcover, 144 pages.
3. Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History
Author: by DK
“When I see an Alfa Romeo, I lift my hat.” Henry FordFew things ignite such reverence as a classic car. With more than 250 iconic models from the 1940s to the 1980s, photographed from every angle, this title is a glorious celebration of the stars in the classic car firmament.
Edited by award-winning automotive journalist Giles Chapman, Classic Car brings you the story of more than 20 great marques, including household names Bentley, Mercedes, Ferrari, Cadillac, and Aston Martin. Its lavish photography reveals every detail in close-ups of models that range from the 1940s giant two-ton Daimler DE36, which ferried royals about in style, through to sleek Ferraris from the 1980s capable of smashing the 200mph barrier.
It puts you in the driving seat of such icons as the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird, and the Mercedes 300SL and brings you the designers of these amazing machines and the story of their manufacturers. Whether you dream of owning one of these super-cool cars or you are a collector already, Classic Car is set to become a treasured favorite.
Built for Speed: The World's Fastest Road Cars
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
Explore some of the world’s fastest cars from 1996 to 2019. Including the Shelby Series 1, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and McLaren Senna. 35 cars are included, foreign and domesticBeautiful full-color photos are featured with an overview of each carMid-engine supercars with pricetags north of a million dollars Feisty compact sedans bred to compete on the Word Rally Championship circuit with a base price less than $30,000Modern day versions of the “ponycar”European sports coupes that rely on light weight and highly tuned four cylinder engines for speedHardcover144 pages
5. Porsche 911: 50 Years
Author: by Randy Leffingwell
Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world’s premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche’s rear-engined wonder. Porsche 911: 50 Years tells the whole storydesign and development, racing and competition, engineering and technology, style and culture.
All the iconic 911 models are included: The original 901 prototype that set the standardThe legendary RS models that made the little Porsche a dominant force on the world’s racetracksThe infamous Turbo, the car that kept the performance flame alight during the dark, dismal decade of the 1970sThe fabled 959, the model that redefined the term “sports car”The 993, last of the original air-cooled modelsThe 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium Beyond telling the story of the cars, Porsche 911: 50 yearsalso spotlights the people behind them: Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, who co-designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W.
6. My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990
Author: by Tad Burness
Black Dog & Leventhal
This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published.
Nowhere else are there so many collector, luxury, sporting and every day cars assembled with fascinating information about original prices, engine sizes, horsepower, and other specifications. The pages are packed with genuine, factory-fresh photographs and drawings taken from contemporary advertisements, catalogs, and brochures.
More than 250 manufacturers and hundreds of individual models trace the evolution of the American automobile, from the millions of Model Ts that rolled off Ford’s assembly line through the art deco streamliners of the ’30s, to the tail-finned land yachts of the ’50s and muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s up to the early SUVs of the ’90s.
Throughout author Tad Burness adds handwritten details not found anywhere else, including pointing out unusual options and differences found within a model. Automotive journalist Matt Stone provides a new general introduction and one to each era within the book.
7. Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown's Owner's Workshop Manual (Haynes Manual)
Author: by Bob Gale
Discover the secrets of Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean with the first-ever under-the-hood user’s manual featuring never-before-seen schematics and cutaways of cinema’s most iconic car. One of the best-loved movie sagas of all time, the Back to the Future trilogy has left an indelible impact on popular culture.
Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Owner’s Workshop Manual delves into the secrets of the unique vehicle that transports Marty McFly and Doc Brown through time, including both the original version of the car and the updated flying model.
From the DeLorean’s unmistakable gull-wing doors to Doc’s cutting-edge modifications, including the Flux Capacitor and Mr. Fusion, this manual offers unprecedented insight into the car’s inner workings. Filled with exclusive illustrations and never-before-disclosed information, Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Owner’s Workshop Manual is the perfect gift for the trilogy’s legion of fans.
8. Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile
Author: by DK Publishing
Tracing the history of the automobile, from the first prototypes to the super cars of today, Car covers the technological developments and manufacture of cars, the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.
The most lavishly illustrated treatment of the subject on the market, featuring the most noteworthy cars of each decade in beautifully photographed catalogs, Car is truly an international view of the automobile through time, with histories of the men and machines that created brands which are now household names.
9. Corvette Stingray: The Mid-Engine Revolution
Author: by Chevrolet
Motorbooks (March 2, 2021)
The officially licensed Corvette Stingray: The Mid-Engine Revolution chronicles the full development story behind Chevrolet’s re-imagined sports car with an engaging, detailed text and photography from GM’s archives and Corvette team members. Corvette is Chevrolet’s iconic performance car. Its importance to the brand cannot be overstated.
Thus each new generation is sweated by Chevy’s designers, engineers, marketing staff, and executives to ensure that it sets the bar higher than the preceding version. With the eighth generation, Chevrolet has done more than raise the bar or move the goalpostthey’ve torn down the stadium and started from scratch.
For the first time ever in a production version, the new Corvette features a mid-engine configuration. Though Corvette engineers have experimented with this engine placement over the past several decades, 2020 marks the first time GM has committed it to production cars.
Corvette already had prodigious power on tap, but its front-engine configuration put some limitations on its handling and traction. The new mid-engine Corvette eliminates any final performance barriers and takes the battle to supercar rivals like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren.
10. Cool Cars
Author: by Quentin Willson
Porsche’s fabled 911 represents the ultimate expression of Ferdinand Porsche’s original vision of the perfect sports car. In The Complete Book of Porsche 911, author and photographer Randy Leffingwell provides a year-by-year overview of Stuttgart’s most famous car, from the original 901 prototype to today’s technologically advanced GT2 and GT3 derivatives and the latest 992-generation 911.
Along the way, he highlights the racing, prototype, and limited-production carsoffering the most complete reference available to these top-tier sports cars. In this book, you’ll find the air-cooled cars of 1963 to 1998, then the water-cooled 911s of 1998 to present day. With behind-the-scenes info on the evolution of this iconic sports car, this book offers the detail craved by Porsche enthusiasts.
Illustrated throughout with images from Porsche’s own historical archive and complemented by the author’s stunning photos, along with detailed technical specification tables, The Complete Book of Porsche 911 offers a thorough account of one of the most beloved enthusiast cars ever produced.
12. American Muscle Cars Coloring Book
Author: by Happy Coloring
Muscle Car is an American term used to refer to a range of high-performance automobiles. The peak of this genre ran from 1960′ to 1970′ before going out of fashion. Originally sold at an affordable price, a Muscle Car is characterized by two-door, powered by a high-displacement V8 engine, rear wheel drive and sports coupe style designed for four or more passengers.
In this book, I have included a selection of the most beautiful Muscle Cars, each one depicted from a front and a rear view, for a total of 24 ready-to-decorate illustrations. 1965 PONTIAC GTO1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z281969 SHELBY MUSTANG1970 BUICK GSX 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS1970 MERCURY CYCLONE1970 MUSTANG MACH1970 PLYMOUTH GTX1971 DODGE CHALLENGER 1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA 1972 DODGE CHARGERThe book contains also a section that includes all the cars images printed in a smaller size to allow you to test the colors and techniques before proceeding to work on the larger images.
Pages are printed on one side only.
13. The Complete Book of Ford Mustang: Every Model Since 1964 1/2 (Complete Book Series)
Author: by Mike Mueller
The entire history of America’s original pony car, in its full glory. Ford’s Mustang is America’s most iconic pony car. According to many, it is the only vehicle that really earned the title “pony car.” This lavishly illustrated work walks readers through Mustang’s 50-plus years of continuous production – a rich and varied history nearly unmatched in the automotive world.
From the first six-cylindered Mustang of 1964-1/2 through fire-breathing, world-beating Boss and Shelby versions to today’s all-new Mustang, The Complete Book of Mustang offers an in-depth look at the prototypes and experimental models, the anniversary and pace cars, and the specialty packages for street and competition driving that have made the Mustang an automotive legend for more than a half century.
Officially licensed and created in cooperation with Ford and providing extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America’s best-loved pony car. No muscle car enthusiast, motorsports fan, or car collector will want to miss this book!
14. The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model Since 1953 – Revised & Updated Includes New Mid-Engine Corvette Stingray
Author: by Mike Mueller
The Complete Book of Corvette covers every production model and every year of Chevrolet’s legendary performance car. Every Z06 and ZR-1, racers, prototypes, Indy pace carsthey’re all here, including the stunning mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray. Every model year is presented with an insightful text, technical specifications, and beautiful photography culled from the author’s own images and GM’s photographic archives.
With more than sixty years of production under its belt, the Corvette remains a world-class sports car offering a fascinating development story and a stellar competition record. The Complete Book of Corvette covers all eight generations, from the first six-cylinder model in 1953 to the all-conquering L88 of the 1960s to 21st century ZR1 and Z06 to today’s tour de force mid-engine Stingraythe ultimate expression of Chevrolet’s and Zora Arkus Duntov’s vision.
Prototypes, racers, one-offs, and specialty packages also get their due as do the designers and engineers behind the iconic Corvette. It’s all here in the ultimate reference for all Corvette enthusiasts.
15. Porsche Unseen: Design Studies
Author: by Stefan Bogner
Porsche design studies from 2005 to 2019, previously kept under wraps and published here for the first timeAn incomparable journey of discovery through the world of Porsche design! When car companies present studies and prototypes, they allow a glimpse behind the scenes, a vision of what may come in the future.
Apart from what is shown during official events and at fairs, there is an overwhelming number of drafts and models that remain hidden from the public for various reasons. This book achieves the impossible: a look at Porsche cars the public never laid eyes on Porsche Unseen.
Stefan Bogner was exclusively allowed to take pictures in the Porsche Design sanctum. The Porsche DNA is recognizable in any of the models shown, but the design is so new and unexpected that it suggests the existence of a parallel universe.A 1-litre Porsche?
A coup-like four seater with 911-looks? Single-seated roadsters with 1950’s flair? Stefan Bogner took photos of all of them either as models or ready to drive. Jan Baedeker talked with Michael Mauer, Head of Design, and took down the enlightening background information.
16. Ferrari Formula 1 Car by Car: Every Race Car Since 1950
Author: by Stuart Codling
Motorbooks (May 25, 2021)
Ferrari Formula 1 Car by Car examines every F1 racer Ferrari has campaigned since 1950, each accompanied by exhilarating imagery and technical specifications. Ferrari has been a top Formula 1 competitor since the series’ inception over 70 years ago. From its first dedicated racer, the 125, through the transition to rear-engine cars to today’s technological powerhouses, Ferrari has never rested on it laurels.
The longest running team in F1, Ferrari has a record 16 constructor’s titles. Its cars have been driven by some of the greatest racers of all time, including Michael Schumacher, Gilles Villeneuve, Phil Hill, Niki Lauda, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, and more.
Presented in chronological order, each of Ferrari’s F1 cars is featured with:An exploration of its design and significant featuresTechnical specificationsA discussion of its racing recordSpectacular full-page images, both historic and contemporaryThe book wraps up with a full competition record for all of the cars.