These are the 10 car books you need for Christmas this year
Here they are – the ten newly released, must-have car books that should be on top of every petrolhead’s wishlist this year.
Porsche Unseen Special Edition
One year ago, “Porsche Unseen” caught the world by surprise with a look behind the scenes of Porsche’s secret design studios. Now the best-selling book of revelations by Stefan Bogner and Jan Baedeker returns as a limited, large-format Special Edition. Presented in an elegant slipcase together with two high-quality art prints, “Porsche Unseen Special Edition” is the perfect gift for all Porsche and car design enthusiasts alike.
The Lamborghini Miura Registry
While Simon Kidston’s original Lamborghini Miura Book is now sold out, you can now purchase the Miura Register, which is packed with valuable information on every Miura built. The high-quality, 300+ page book lists all 762 cars by production number, with many never-seen-before period photographs and much information known previously only to insiders.
For five years, independent publisher WAFT was granted unlimited access to the development of the phenomenal Aston Martin Valkyrie. This stunning four volume publication charts the incredible journey of a modern hypercar, and it can now be yours.
In 2022, Ferrari will celebrate ist 75th birthday. And who would be better qualified to compile an anniversary book celebrating the anniversary of the mythical Maranello brand than the prancing horse photographer Günther Raupp? His new book “Ferrari 75” celebrates the most glorious Ferrari models – from the Ferrari 250 GTO to the Ferrari LaFerrari – in stunning photographs and insightful stories by Jürgen Lewandowski, the grandseigneur of motor books. We recommend to what every Ferrari collector would do and imvest in the strictly-limited collector’s edition.
Roots and Wings
He created cars like Volkswagen’s modern Beetle, the Audi TT and the A2 – redefining automotive design at the turn of the Millennium. Today Peter Schreyer is hailed as a design prophet in South Korea. This new, elegant 336-page book published by Gestalten in Berlin book celebrates his exceptional career.
Porsche 550 Spyder
Created in close collaboration with Porsche’s own archive and world-renown experts, Stephan Bogner’s large-format coffee-table book is the final word on the iconic Porsche 550 Spyder.
Built as a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione, chassis number 2819 GT has become famous as the instantly recognisable 'Breadvan' – a fan favourite around the world. This latest book from Porter Press tells its full story, from being delivered new to sports car ace Olivier Gendebien and its 1962 conversion into the Breadvan by Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata, to its recent appearances at Goodwood and Le Mans. You'll also learn why Gianni Agnelli painted the Breadvan black - and Gunter Sachs got arrested in it. We highly recommend to go for the leather-bound collectors' edition limited to only 75 copies.
Camel Trophy – The Definitive History
Arguably one of the greatest adventures in the history of the automobile, this new book takes us back to Borneo, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania on Land Rover’s notorious Camel Trophy. Painstakimgly researched and fully illustrated with unique and evocative imagery from official photographers, as well as behind-the-scenes material from staff members, this is the ultimate guide to every Camel Trophy from 1980 to 2000. We recommend the Collector’s Edition signed by author Nick Dimbleby as well as Camel Trophy winners Bob Ives and Joe Ives and limited to 300 copies.
As big and heavy as a rock, the new book «Mountain Roads» by photographer Stefan Bogner and author Jan Baedeker is a 496-page tribute to the world’s most beautiful hairpins, serpentines, and alpine roads. The boulder-sized, 6-kilo magnum opus is the perfect gift for alpine drivers and design enthusiasts.
Ford GT40 Anthology
This is not a traditional history of the mythical Ford GT40, but rather a book of stand-alone stories that you can dip into, and enjoy the many photographs that accompany the fascinating text, providing insights to its design and racing achievements, and revealing some well-kept secrets about its development.