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Please list your must-haves.


  • Autocourse
  • Automobile Year
  • The Racing Driver, Denis Jenkinson
  • Kings of the Nurburgring, Chris Nixon, 2005


  • Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One. Watkins, Sid (1996)
  • The Life of Senna, Rubython, Tom (2004) ISBN 0954685733
  • Flat Out - Flat Broke - Perry McCarthy
  • All Arms and Elbows - Innes Ireland
  • Wayward Genius - The Life of Colin Chapman - Mike Lawrence
  • Issigonis: The Official Biography - Gillian Bardsley - I found this biography to be expansive and very well written (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Issigonis-Official-Biography-Gillian-Bardsley/dp/1840466871/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344084148&sr=1-1)


  • BMW The Complete Story from 1928, Werner Oswald & Jeremy Walton, Foulis/Haynes, ISBN 0854293159
  • GREAT MARQUES - MG , CHRIS edited by BLUNSDEN, JOHN HARVEY (Author), Publisher: Cathay Books (1989)
ASIN: B001P9MM1U, a good read, excellent for the MG fans. smile

(Author), Publisher: Tiger Books International PLC; New edition edition (Mar 1989) ISBN-10: 1870461932 ISBN-13: 978-1870461931, a good read, excellent for the Jaguar fans. smile

Porsche-Excellence was Expected, by Karl Ludvigsen- the best Porsche book of all.



The Cars of BMC , Graham Robson, Motorbooks International,(ISBN 10: 1899870415 / ISBN 13: 9781899870417 ) A good read for BMC cars. (http://www.abebooks.co.uk/Cars-Bmc-Graham-Robson-Motorbooks-International/1228477443/bd)

A-Z British Sports and Thoroughbred Motor Cars 1919-1939 , Nick Walker, Herridge & Sons Limited, ISBN-10: 1906133018
ISBN-13: 978-1906133016, seems excellent (http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/A_Z_British_Sports_Thoroughbred_Motor_Ca.html?id=F0SBGQAACAAJ)

Flywheel: Memories of the Open Road , Tom Swallow (Author), Arthur H. Pill (Author), Members of hte Muhlberg Motor Club (Editor), Webb & Bower; 1st Edition edition (11 May 1987), ISBN-10: 0863501516
ISBN-13: 978-0863501517, A superb book and great story behind it (well worth a secondhand buy for just a few quid) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0863501516/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/0863501516/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1)

A Bit Behind the Times , Kenneth Neve, Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., UK 1988 SB, ISBN 0903243067, 9780903243063, (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000M15ED0/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=), Not necessarily a must have TBH for all PH'ers it depends on your interests but very good/ excellent if you're into older sport cars and personal stories. Ages since I read it, mind. (This could fit in (Auto)Biographical and possibly racing).

The History Of British Motoring.A Chronicle Of Classic Cars And Bikes. , Graham Robson (Photographer), Publisher: Abbeydale Press, Bookmart; 1ST edition (2006), ISBN-10: 1861471971 ISBN-13: 978-1861471970, good for those into classics, particularly youngsters.

Backfire - Clark, Alan ISBN: 9780753813737

G N Georgano The Encyclopaedia Of Sportscars


  • The New Encyclopedia of Automobiles, GN Georgano (ed), George Rainbird Ltd, ISBN 0-517-60569-4


ISBN-13: 978-0861360093, Not sure on publisher, A good (old) book on explaining the workings of a car especially for younger people (10-16yrs???), quite good for a variety of topics, slightly out of date for new approaches/ tech. but still good for basics. (Should this be in Technical/Reference?)