The author of The Art of Racing in the Rain didn’t show up to our meeting in a boring car. He couldn’t. After Garth Stein arrived, we shook hands and he motioned to the beautiful coupe behind him poking its nose out into the morning Washington sun. “It’s a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, finished in Faggio,” he said. Not…
I gripped the wheel tightly and steered the Jeep toward the warehouse. My heart was thumping so hard I thought Oleg might be able to hear it in the passenger seat.
This holiday season, you're pretty much guaranteed to be doing a bunch of traveling, where you'll be lost without a power connection. But there's a new invention going around that requires no power at all, and it's only a couple thousand years old. It's called the "book." So here's a few you should grab for that…
The McLaren F1 Owner's Manual is just as rare as the car itself, except that you won't even find it at car shows. So here's a peek inside this special book with the man who drew it.
They say every dog has his day, and now Enzo, the canine protagonist of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will have his in well-to-do Dallas classrooms once again. After becoming a national embarrassment for banning that book and seven others, Highland Park school district officials have reversed their decision.
Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is highly recommended reading for racing fans, car aficionados, dog lovers, or really just anyone. That "anyone" now won't include the kids who attend high school in Highland Park, Texas, because their school board has banned the book.
This morning I was inspired to look up one of my favorite childhood books, How Many Trucks Can A Tow Truck Tow by Charlotte Pomerantz, only to discover it's apparently become the crown jewel of droll-and-Cherrio stained libraries everywhere.
Books make great gifts for gearheads. Now, it's possible that's because they have pretty pictures of cars in them, but there's a lot of quality automotive literature out there that makes a good buy. Show us your favorites in the comments below.
This isn't really car related, but I thought it was funny that Amazon suggested I buy my own book. It's also funny that they think both that my book was a Business and Investing book, or that I may buy Business and Investing books.
Do you ever wonder what you're seeing when you look out of your airplane window and spot bizarre red pools or strange green circles on the ground below? You're not alone. We talked to Gregory Dicum, author of the incredible aerial landscape guide Window Seat, about the weirdest and most beautiful views from an…
Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.
Kerouac‘s classic fuck you, I'm special novel is so ubiquitous among the adolescent literary elite that you don't really have to have read it to feel like you've read it five times. Like me! But now there's an app!
Since retiring from GM, Bob Lutz has been toiling away on a new book whose title just appeared on Amazon: "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business." Where do we enlist? (Thanks unlvraptor!)
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.
Admit it: The Yugo is strangely fascinating. Jason Vuic's book Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History is equally fascinating. Wired.com recently spoke with Vuic about the car's legacy. —Ed.
Pete Vack of Veloce Today wrote this compelling summary of one of the coolest books written about Alfa Romeos. We love Alfas, so we couldn't resist. Hell, even if you don't love Alfas, you should probably buy it. —Ed.