How Bob Lutz saved GM from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and itself

In his new book, former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz calls Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and other right-wing critics of GM "reckless" for their hatred of anything linked to the Obama administration — including the Chevrolet Volt. Here's our exclusive first drive review of the soon-to-be-published book. » 4/28/11 12:00pm 4/28/11 12:00pm

NASCAR Then & Now by Ben White

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. » 7/31/10 7:00pm 7/31/10 7:00pm

Proving Ground: A History of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth Racing by…

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. » 12/13/09 5:00pm 12/13/09 5:00pm

Go Like Hell Brings Ford, Ferrari Battle To Life

Telling the story of Ford's attempt to trump Ferrari at Le Mans is easy; it's well known and tailored to car enthusiasts. A.J. Baime's Go Like Hell so exceeds expectations you should skip this review and buy a copy. » 12/10/09 5:45pm 12/10/09 5:45pm

New Book Chronicles Dreamy Alfa Romeo Montreal

Introduced in the 1970s with a uniquely recognizable shape, the Montreal foreshadowed the automotive excess to come. Now there's a book about it. » 11/11/09 4:20pm 11/11/09 4:20pm

Ferdinand Porsche - Genesis Of Genius by Karl Ludvigsen

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! » 10/04/09 3:00pm 10/04/09 3:00pm

Glory Days: When Horsepower and Passion Ruled Detroit, by Jim Wangers

We've seen a worshipful GTO history book in this series, and now we're going to look at a book by the brilliant adman who helped create the GTO legend in the first place: Jim Wangers. » 6/14/09 5:00pm 6/14/09 5:00pm