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Lime Rock Park: The Early Years 1955-1975
by Terry O'Neil

Lime Rock Park, the oldest continuously operated road course in America came about more by accident than design. Construction of the course began in 1955 at a time when open road racing had been banned in many states. Dubbed ‘The Road Racing Center of the East’ the park has a turbulent history bedevilled by financial crises, discord with the SCCA New England Region and expensive court cases involving the Lime Rock Protective Association. Despite the struggle to keep the circuit afloat, it prevailed against all odds. This book narrates this history of mixed fortunes during the first twenty years of the park’s existence when it was under the ownership of four different people and contains material unseen before including over 1,000 images.



Victor Morel and Antoine Joseph Grümmer: Builders of Exceptional Carriages (Constructeurs de Voitures d’Exception)
by Philippe-Gaston Grümmer with Jean-Louis Libourel and Laurent Friry

This book introduces the reader to many previously unpublished documents and illustrations of exceptional carriages and cars that were the pride of their owners both in France and overseas and describes their importance in the day-to-day life of Parisian high society. Mention is also made of the many high-quality suppliers who contributed to the manufacture of the carriages including Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Boyriven. The book is written in both English and French. // READ MORE



Maserati A6GCS
by Walter Bäumer and Jean-François Blachette

Maserati built remarkable racing cars in the 1950s that are highly valued by many drivers in historic racing today. The darling among these cars is the A6GCS. Small, very agile, and relatively easy to drive, it was THE car in the 2-liter class for the numerous amateur racing drivers in Italy. The car was driven on countless hill climbs and of course on circuits, and in the legendary Mille Miglia. In race-crazy Italy, the car was always in the focus of the spectators, tens of thousands of whom stood on the streets to watch these small red racers. The history of the A6GCS gives a very good insight into a time in Italian motorsport which was mainly contested by wealthy amateurs. The names of many of the drivers have been forgotten today, but the vast majority of the A6GCS are still here and are used today at numerous events. This book pays tribute to perhaps the most romantic Maserati racing car of all time.



The Automotive Alchemist
by Andy Saunders

Andy Saunders’ Automotive Alchemist is a roller-coaster ride through the highs and lows of this charismatic man’s life. From the early years of learning the basic skills of cutting and shaping metal, then painting and airbrushing, to his mature creations, restorations and the inherent genius of his designs, Andy welcomes us into his workshop and his head: not afraid to express his emotions, as he deconstructs and then rebuilds each vehicle, he lays bare his motivations, inspirations, influences and passion at the time.
Twenty seven of his creations now reside in museums and private collections across the globe, but the most unusual fate is that of Flat Out, the Guinness Book of Records acclaimed Lowest Car in the World, which is now a coffee table in the foyer of a huge Californian corporation.
With his passionate interest in the history of automotive design, Andy has recognised and built the Alex Tremulis-designed Ford X-2000. As an important design concept vehicle, previously it was never more than a thirty-inch long model. Included are contributions from the Alex Tremulis Family Archive.
But perhaps his most significant restoration was of the 1957 Aurora Safety Sedan. For nearly sixty years this amazingly advanced vehicle was much maligned in the world’s press through an accident of fate. Andy has not only restored the Aurora, but has contacted several of the few people connected with the original build and their words tell the – never before revealed – truth about this vehicle. Included are eighteen original build photographs.
Andy’s autobiography is not some technical ‘how to create wild custom cars’ manual, rather it is a celebration of his joy of creation and his genius of design which shines through, though tempered by personal traumas and losses. Andy has, on many occasions, been referred to as the British George Barris and, unlike many biographies, this book engages the reader with its honesty, humour and diversity.