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  • Augie Pabst Augie Pabst: Behind the Wheel Augie Pabst was one of the best American sports car racers from 1956-1965. He started in small production cars and progressed rapidly to the best and fastest sports racing cars of the day. Along the way he scored many major victories and won two National Championships. Now Available Worldwide!
  • De Tomaso De Tomaso: From Buenos Aires to Modena The first illustrated and complete book on one of the top marques of the Olympus of automotive history, written in collaboration with the de Tomaso family. The volume traces the sporting and entrepreneurial story of Alejandro de Tomaso. Now available!
  • Phantom II Continental Rolls-Royce: Phantom II Continental The Phantom II Continental is one of the aristocrats of automobiles, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mercedes SSKs, Bugatti T50s and Duesenberg Model Js. The history of every Phantom II Continental is described in these pages, supported by over 2,000 illustrations. Now available worldwide.
  • Cunningham Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Awards Best automotive book published in the previous calendar year. 2012 Winner-Sports Car Racing 1957-58 by Willem Oosthoek, 2013 Winner-Talbot-Lago Grand Sport by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson, 2014 Winner-Cunningham: The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy by Richard Harman. 2015 Winner-Saoutchik by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson.
  • Mid-Atlantic American Sports Cars Mid-Atlantic American
    Sports Car Races
    The author has, over the past three years, managed to uncover an amount of documented and photographic material. It enables the author to relate ten years of Mid-Atlantic motor racing history from 1953-1962 in this book. Now available.
  • Saoutchik Addendum Saoutchik Addendum An Addendum to the main three volume work has now been published in January, 2015. This Addendum covers the discovery of the Baillon Collection in France with three important Saoutchik-bodied cars and their consignment to the Artcurial auction at Rétromobile in 2015, corrections and errata and much more...
  • Guitar With Wings Guitar With Wings Guitar With Wings is the musical odyssey of Grammy Award-winning artist Laurence Juber. From his roots as a noted London session player, his three-year stint with Paul McCartney's Wings as lead guitarist, to his solo career as an innovative finger style guitar composer and performer, this photographic memoir is a snapshot of a One Man Band on the Run.
  • Sports Car Racing In The South Sports Car Racing In The South This is the third volume in a series of three exploring the history of sports car racing in the Southern United States. With the exception of the Sebring 12 Hours, the meets were largely ignored by the national press, and no comprehensive research material is available for the numerous events organized between Texas and Florida.
  • Talbot-Lago Grand Sport Talbot-Lago Grand Sport Volume I tells the story of how the Grand Sport was born in the bleak post-war years. It is the story of how Talbot-Lago came into being, and the incredible tale of Anthony Lago’s life with his rise from refugee to penniless car dealer in London and finally luxury car maker in France. Volume II contains a detailed chassis by chassis history.
  • The Bahamas Speed Weeks The Bahamas Speed Weeks The original book took six years of research, in which time a great amount of printed material was collected and scrutinised for details associated with the races. It was a sector of motor racing that had remained relatively unexplored due to the difficulty in finding information, but the author's research led to some new discoveries.
  • Cunningham Cunningham This work has taken over seven years to complete, with the assistance of numerous people who were there at the time, together with past and current owners of the multitude of cars connected with Cunningham. Unprecedented access to the Cunningham family archives has enabled this overdue recounting of the full Cunningham story, for the first time.
  • Around The Circuit Around The Circuit Around the Circuit is a sequel to the author’s previous work entitled Inside the Paddock: Racing Car Transporters at Work. This new book includes further recently-found images of transporters and team support vehicles. A sequel to the author’s previous work entitled Inside the Paddock – Racing Car Transporters at Work.
  • Guitar With Wings Deluxe Edition Guitar With Wings Deluxe Edition Guitar With Wings is the musical odyssey of Grammy Award-winning artist Laurence Juber. From his roots as a noted London session player, his three-year stint with Paul McCartney's Wings as lead guitarist, to his solo career as an innovative finger style guitar composer and performer, this photographic memoir is a snapshot of a One Man Band on the Run.
  • Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Maserati A6G 2000 model with coachwork by Zagato, one of the most beautiful GT cars ever built. The cars were strong and successful contenders and were actively raced in the Italian GT Championship in the second half of the 1950s, winning their class in 1956 and 1959.
  • Saoutchik International Historic Motoring Awards (Octane Magazine) 2012 IHMA (Octane) Winner (Inside the Paddock by David Cross and Bjorn Kjer), 2013 IHMA (Octane) Finalist (Cunningham: The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy by Richard Harman), 2014 IHMA (Octane) Winner (Saoutchik by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson).

 

Now Available Worldwide

Augie Pabst: Behind the Wheel

By Robert Birmingham

400 copies signed by Augie Pabst, ONLY available directly from Dalton Watson Fine Books! 1100 unsigned copies are also available.

Augie Pabst was one of the best American sports car racers from 1956-1965. He started in small production cars and progressed rapidly to the best and fastest sports racing cars of the day. Along the way he scored many major victories and won two National Championships. He not only raced on all the major US and Canadian courses, but also on the international stage at Le Mans, Brands Hatch, and Nassau. His career was marked by two-year stints at three of the very best American teams; Meister Bräuser, Briggs Cunningham, and Mecom. He raced against and often beat not only the top US drivers, but many international stars as well.

Pabst had a disarming boyish charm, accentuated by a wide smile and engaging personality. He raced hard, won often, and had a great time while doing it. He was a favorite on and off the track and was well-liked by all who came into contact with him: fellow drivers, team members, and fans everywhere.

Order the regular, unsigned edition here.
Order the signed edition here.


Now available!

De Tomaso: From Buenos Aires to Modena

By Dr. Daniele Pozzi
Translation from the Italian text by Andrea Cittadini and Alessandro Saettta Vinci


The first illustrated and complete book on one of the top marques of the Olympus of automotive history, written in collaboration with the de Tomaso family.

The volume traces the sporting and entrepreneurial story of Alejandro de Tomaso, exhaustively illustrating the characteristics of the models that have made the Automobili De Tomaso famous around the world, such as the Pantera, truly a cult object, especially in the United States. Many different dimensions are interwoven in de Tomaso’s story: the world of the gentlemen-sportsmen who animated the motor-racing competitions in the 1950s-1960s, the genuine and somewhat ‘provincial’ charisma of the artist-mechanics of the Modena area, and the story of the great American industrial dynasties and the intricate developments of the Italian automotive industry.

The book is born from the collaboration with the de Tomaso family, who for the first time have opened the private archives of the founder of the auto maker, making available to the public at large the private photographs, the historical images of all the models and the technical drawings, revealing the secrets and the behind-the-scenes episodes of a legendary production. To further enrich the book an ad hoc photographic campaign will be realized. The texts in the volume, rigorous yet accessible to the non-expert, will be entrusted to a scholar of the history of this Italian business, while the technical section will be written by a team of sports car experts chosen together with the de Tomaso family. // READ MORE




Mid-Atlantic American Sports Car Races, 1953-1962 Guitar with Wings cover The Bahamas Speed Weeks Cover
The Mighty MG Magnettes of 33 Cover Cunningham:  The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy Cover Augie Pabst:  Behind the Wheel by Robert Birmingham
DE TOMASO From Buenos Aires to Modena Around the Circuit:  Racing Car Transporters and Support Vehicles at Work Rolls-Royce:  Phantom II Continental Cover
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DALTON WATSON FINE BOOKS UPDATES

April 30, 2016: Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase is at the printers!

April 7, 2016: Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Engineer and Gentleman has won the ADAC Car Book Prize 2016 award for best biography. English version published by Dalton Watson Fine Books to be released soon.

February 2, 2016: Authors Peter M. Larsen and Ben Erickson were presented with the Cugnot Award last night by the Society of Automotive Historians in the historical premises of the Automobile Club de France, the oldest car club in the world, situated on Place de la Concorde in Paris. The Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award is presented to the most outstanding book of 2014 (Saoutchik, Maitre Carrossier).

June16, 2015: Andre Blaize, author of the Rolls-Royce: Phantom II Continental book, will be in attendance at the Burghley House, Stamford RREC National Rally from June 19-21. Books will be available at the Real Car Company stand where Andre will be present from at least 1-2pm. Call the publisher, Glyn Morris of Dalton Watson Fine Books who will also be at the event, at +44 7885 445559 or +1 847 274 5874 for further information.

May 29, 2015: Rolls-Royce: Phantom II Continental by André Blaize now available for Pre-Order.

February 4-8, 2015: New Addendum to J. Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier, by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson, will be sold at Rétromobile, 2015 in Paris. Glyn and Jean Morris, owners of Dalton Watson Fine Books, will be in attendance and hope to see you there.

February 4-8, 2015: The new Mid-Atlantic Sports Car Races, 1953-1962 by Terry O'Neil and Sports Car Racing In The South: Texas To Florida, 1961-1962 by Willem Oosthoek will be available for purchase at Rétromobile, 2015 from Glyn and Jean Morris.

January 27, 2015: J. Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier, by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson, has won the GRAND PRIZE as the Most Beautiful book of the Year, 2014. The prize was awarded by the Festival Automobile International organization at a grand gala ceremony.

January, 2015: Addendum to J. Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier, by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson, has been published and is available for pre-order here.

December 4, 2014: Sports Car Racing In The South: Texas to Florida, 1961-1962, by Willem Oosthoek has begun printing outside Budapest, Hungary. The 392 page book will be printed over the next 48 hours and will be ready for its first major release at Retromobile, Paris, France in February, 2015. Pre-ordering of this book, with only 600 copies printed, is now available. Pre-Order now!

December 4, 2014: Sports Car Racing In The Mid-Atlantic States: 1953-1962, by Terry O'Neil, has begun printing outside Budapest, Hungary. The 400 page book will be printed over the next 48 hours and will be ready for its first major release at Retromobile, Paris, France in February, 2015. Pre-ordering of this book, with only 600 copies printed, is now available. Pre-Order now!

November 21, 2014: J. Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier, by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson, wins Publication of the Year award in this year's International Historic Motoring Awards in association with Octane magazine and EFG.

October 22, 2014: J. Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier, by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson, is a finalist in the Publication of the Year category in this year's International Historic Motoring Awards in association with Octane magazine and EFG.

The judges, who include Derek Bell and Jochen Mass, will now assess all finalists and choose the winners in each category. The results will be announced at the Awards' dinner in London on November 20th!

October 20, 2014: For the third year in a row, Dalton Watson Fine Books has published the winner of the Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award! Cunningham: The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy by Richard Harman is the 2014 winner!

September 29, 2014: Cunningham: The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy by Richard Harman has been Shortlisted for the Motoring Book of the Year for the 2014 Royal Automobile Club Awards! Click here to read the full press release.