Sunday marks nine years since Volkswagen rolled out the Ultima Edicion of its famed Beetle. As of today, no car has had the impact on personal mobility that the Beetle did during its 65 years of production.
The entire review of this coffee-table NASCAR history book might as well be boiled down to the staggering power of a single photograph, which you'll see after the jump.
As author Jason Vuic points out in The Yugo's introduction, the Yugo wasn't really the worst car in history. How did it capture the role of Worst Car Ever in the mind of most Americans? This excellent book explains all!
I keep meaning to review a couple of books that every car freak should read (Nader's Unsafe At Any Speed and DeLorean's On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors, but this book has shoved them aside for now.
You know how a lot of marque-specific car books tend to be a bit on the lightweight side? A couple of anecdotes about the designers and then a lot of pretty pictures? Not this monster!
I've been letting the titles stack up in the Jalopnik Book Review On-Deck Circle- including a really intimidating 75-pound slab of onanic Porschism- so let's get back into this book-review thing with a fun one!
When this monstrous volume showed up at Chez Murilee- and this is one freakin' huge slab-o-musclecar-porn, displacing 206 cubic inches- I figured I'd find nothing but pretty pictures within. Such was not the case.
For those of you who like to get your 90-weight-coated paws on some car-themed reading material, we're continuing with this book-review thing. Today we're checking out a weighty slab of a coffee-table book.
If you're an aspiring car designer or just an automotive technical buff, have I got a cool illustrated engineering bible for you. This oil and water-like combo goes together better than you'd expect.
If you're one of those weirdo intellectual gearheads who reads books, we're not going to give you the swirly-and-stolen-lunch-money treatment you probably deserve. No, we're going to indulge your shameful habit!