Best Automotive Racing Books
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1. Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel
Author: by S. A. Cosby
July 14, 2020
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner New York Times Notable Book NPR’s Best Books of 2020 BookPage’s #1 Mystery and Suspense of 2020 Sun Sentinel’s #1 Best Mystery of 2020 I loved Blacktop Wasteland… [A] fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller. Stephen KingA roaring, full-throttle thriller, crackling with tension and charm.
The New York Times Book Review”One of the year’s strongest novels.” -Sun SentinelA husband, a father, a son, a business owner… And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi. Beauregard Bug Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad.
Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. He thought he’d left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets.
When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can’t-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver’s seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.
2. Good Night, Lightning (Disney/Pixar Cars)
Author: by RH Disney
A bedtime board book featuring Lightning McQueen and friends from Disney/Pixar Cars! It’s bedtime in Radiator Springs, but before Lightning McQueen can go to sleep, he has to say goodnight to all of his friends from Disney/Pixar’s Cars!
This glow-in-the-dark board book, featuring glow on every page, is the perfect way to get children ages 0-5 ready for bed.
3. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Author: by Randall Munroe
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, ten hundred) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including: food-heating radio boxes (microwaves)tall roads (bridges)computer buildings (datacenters)the shared space house (the International Space Station)the other worlds around the sun (the solar system)the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates)the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table)planes with turning wings (helicopters)boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers)the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work?
Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more.
4. Ultimate Collector Cars
Author: by TASCHEN
TASCHEN (April 6, 2021)
Famous First Edition: First printing of 10,000 numbered copiesFrom the adrenaline-filled 24 Hours of Le Mans to the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lake Como’s famed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to the premier Monterey Car Week, the collector car calendar and market has shown one of the most extraordinary growth trajectories of recent years.
As thousands flock to specialized meet ups, rallies, auctions, and Concours d’Elegance around the globe, asking prices for the rarest motors have revved higher and higher. So much so, that the value of the 100 cars included in this book exceeds a staggering $ 1 billion.
For the seasoned car collector or the awestruck newcomer, this double-volume is the unrivaled collector car anthology. Curating 100 of the most exquisite, remarkable, and desirable cars of all time to tell a spellbinding story of automotive design-and-engineering endeavor in the tireless pursuit of ever-greater performance both on and off the track, from the first Indy 500-winning 1910 Marmon Wasp to the futuristic 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie.
5. 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
6. Tractor Trouble (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Little Golden Book)
Author: by Frank Berrios
Mater and Lightning McQueen team-up to track down runaway tractors in this all-new Little Golden Book featuring all of your favorite characters from Disney/Pixar Cars. It’s a must-have for children ages 3-7!
7. Cars (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Little Golden Book)
Author: by RH Disney
Lightning McQueen is a hot-shot young race car competing for the coveted Piston Cup. But when he gets lost on the way to a big race, he realizes that he still has a lot to learn about what it takes to be a true friend.
This exciting retelling of the newest Disney/Pixar film is sure to be a hit with young speedsters!
8. 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.
9. Drag Racing's Warren "The Professor" Johnson: The Cars, People & Wins Behind His Pro Stock Success
Author: by Kelly Wade
CarTech (May 20, 2021)
Go behind the scenes for a look at Warren Johnson’s path to becoming The Professor of Pro Stock. This new book illuminates the life and career of one of the most prolific engine builders and racers ever to compete in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock category, drag racing’s most technologically advanced class.
Warren Johnson navigated the world of factory hot rods for more than 45 years, devoting himself to full-time racing in 1975 and relentlessly pursuing horsepower and victory from the driver’s seat and the engine room. Johnson’s devotion to research and development opened the door to a long-standing relationship with Oldsmobile and GM Performance, beginning with the birth of the Drag Racing Competition Engine (DRCE) that is still used by every competitive team in the class.
He excelled when it came to outthinking the competition and was outspoken on matters that he deemed vital. Johnson embraced thinking outside the box and pushed boundaries to affect change in terms of both safety and the advancement of the class, but he also knew when it was appropriate and necessary to put on a good show for the fans.
10. Song of the Lion: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 21)
Author: by Anne Hillerman
April 11, 2017
New York Times BestsellerA deadly bombing takes Navajo Tribal cops Bernadette Manuelito, Jim Chee, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, back into the past to find a vengeful killer in this riveting Southwestern mystery from the bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter and Rock with Wings.
When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon. But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex.
Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes. Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career.
As the tribal police’s investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge.
11. Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition
Author: by Lee Parks
Total Control delivers what other high-performance riding books only claim to offer: the skills to let you put your bike where you want it. Practicing the techniques outlined on these pages is the fastest and easiest way to master your machine.
Writing in a clear and understandable style, accomplished instructor and road racer Lee Parks demystifies the techniques used by top professionals and shows how to apply them to high-performance street and track riding, no matter what kind of bike you ride.
Parks explains the psychological dynamics of fear and concentration, as well as what it takes to achieve true mastery of your motorcycle. Total Control gives you everything you need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider.
High-quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding. Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exciting yet safer ride.
12. Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving
Author: by Ross Bentley
Performance and racing drivers constantly seek ways to sharpen their skills and lower their lap times. Ultimate Speed Secrets is the indispensable tool to help make you faster, whatever your driving goals. Professional race driver and coach Ross Bentley has raced everything from Indycars to World Sports Cars to production sedans, on ovals, road courses, and street circuits around the world.
His proven high-performance driving techniques benefit novice drivers as well as professional racers. Ultimate Speed Secrets covers everything you need to know to maximize your potential and your car:Choosing the correct lineOvertaking maneuversAdapting to new tracks and carsThe mental game and dealing with adversityFinding (and keeping) a sponsor.
The pages are filled with specially commissioned color diagrams to illustrate the concepts described. Whether you are a track-day novice or a seasoned professional, Ultimate Speed Secrets will arm you with practical information to lower your lap times and help you get the best out of your vehicleand yourself.
13. Blaze and the Monster Machines Little Golden Book Library (Blaze and the Monster Machines): Five of Nickeoldeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines Little Golden Books
Author: by Various
Five of Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines Little Golden Books in a keepsake slipcase! Join Blaze and his Monster Machine friends on their daring adventures in this boxed set that includes five Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines Little Golden Books!
It’s the perfect gift for boys and girls ages 2 to 5. Race into action with Blaze and the Monster Machines! Preschoolers will learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as they help Axle City’s greatest hero overcome Crusher’s cheating ways and save the day with Blazing Speed, spectacular stunts, and awesome transformations!
14. Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track
Author: by Nick Ienatsch
David Bull Publishing
Contemporary sport bikes accelerate faster, brake harder, and cut through corners deeper than ever before. These technologically advanced motorcycles are exhilarating to ride, but to really get the most out of a motorcycle’s performance capabilities a rider must develop his or her own personal performance.
Riders need to take their skills to the next level. Now, in this book written specifically for sport riders, well-known journalist, racer, and riding school instructor Nick Ienatsch provides the tools and techniques to help riders analyze and develop that personal performance.
If you’re an experienced rider, Nick will help you hone and perfect your skills, operate controls with even greater finesse, and apply race-proven techniques on the trackas well as on the street. If you’re a beginning rider, Nick will show you how to develop proper skills and safety habits that will add to your motorcycling enjoyment and build your confidence.
Whatever your current riding ability, Nick will teach you to safely find the absolute limit of bike and rider.
15. Muscle Cars: A Legacy of American Performance
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
Trace the fascinating evolution of American muscle cars – from their glory days in the early Sixties to the first hints of the modern Muscle Era – via beautiful large-format photography and informative and insightful text. You’ll find not only GTOs and GTXs, but Camaros and Javelins, Mustangs and ‘Cudas, Galaxies and Impalas, and even a couple Studebakers,Take a quick trip through the post-1971 landscape to better illustrate how quickly it all fell apart before the first glimmers of a new era of the muscle started to appear in the Eighties,Hardcover, 320 pages.
16. Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans
Author: by A. J. Baime
The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up.
Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, “science fiction on wheels,” but was also called “the Assassin” because so many drivers perished while racing them.
Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind.