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  • Marcello Gandini Maestro of Design Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design Designing automobiles that really defined the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, even the 1990s, Marcello Gandini is, arguably, the one man who had the greatest impact, the one who changed automotive design the most. A book on him and his design is long overdue. Now available for Pre-Order.
  • Colin Crabbe Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase Dalton Watson's latest autobiography is the life and times of that larger-than-life character, Colin Crabbe, who found himself at the forefront of motor racing, firstly as a privateer racing Ford GT40s in 1966 then driving in the 1967 World Championship. Now Available Worldwide.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

 

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Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design
By Gautam Sen

That Marcello Gandini is one of the greatest of automobile designers ever has never been disputed, and whether he is the greatest ever, only time and the directions automobile design takes, will tell. But there is no doubting Marcello Gandini’s immense impact on automobile design in the last four decades of the 20th century that still remains valid well into the 21st century. From the Lamborghini Miura to the Maserati Quattroporte IV, from the humble Innocenti Mini to the epic Cizeta V16T, Marcello Gandini has designed some of the most epochal of all automobiles. Iconic cars like the first-generation BMW 5 Series, the Audi 50/VW Polo, the Fiat X1/9, the Lamborghini Countach and the Diablo, the Lancia Stratos, the Renault Magnum super truck, and many others have all flowed from his stylistic pen.

Designing automobiles that really defined the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, even the 1990s, Marcello Gandini is, arguably, the one man who had the greatest impact, the one who changed automotive design the most. A book on him and his design is long overdue. Finally, one is on its way.

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Now Available Worldwide!

Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase

By Colin Crabbe

Dalton Watson's latest autobiography is the life and times of that larger-than-life character, Colin Crabbe, who found himself at the forefront of motor racing, firstly as a privateer racing Ford GT40s in 1966 then driving in the 1967 World Championship. He cut his teeth during 1969 as an owner and team manager in Formula One having found he was too large to fit an F1. Colin reckoned he had to be one of the last great gentleman amateurs at the cutting edge of motor sport. In 1968 he located in East Germany one of the pre-war Silver Arrows, a Mercedes W125 Grand Prix car. Colin raced the Mercedes and numerous other historic racing cars until a bad crash put an end to this in 1988. When not motor racing, he travelled around the globe looking for forgotten treasures in the motoring world. What once was a hobby and passion had become a serious business, albeit one that involved Colin invariably getting himself into various scrapes, tangles and unusual adventures.

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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.

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The Bahamas Speed Weeks Cover Titans:  Muhammad Ali and Arnold Schwarzenegger Cover Rolls-Royce:  Phantom II Continental Cover
Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase by Colin Crabbe Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida, 1959-60 Cover Cunningham:  The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy Cover
Talbot-Lago Grand Sport:  The Car from Paris Cover Augie Pabst:  Behind the Wheel by Robert Birmingham Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design by Gautam Sen
DALTON WATSON NEWS

DALTON WATSON FINE BOOKS UPDATES

August 24, 2016: 20 advance copies of Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design Regular Edition have been received and are available for immediate shipment!

August 3, 2016: Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design is now available for Pre-Order.

July 22, 2016: Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase is now available worldwide!

June 14, 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.