The Five Most Amazing Automotive-Themed Romance Novels

I remember when I found out that there was a whole sub-genre of romance novels set against a NASCAR backdrop. “Huh,” I think I thought, “That’s pretty weird.” Really, though, I had no idea. There’s a huge, little-known subgenre of automotive-related romance novels that’s been around for years. Here’s five of the most… »6/03/15 2:15pm6/03/15 2:15pm

New Lego Technic Book Will Make You Want To Play With Legos Forever

Lego's had a separate line just for the truly, irredeemably smitten gearhead for years, the Technic line. Where conventional Legos were defined by bricks, Technics went beyond mere masonry into the realm of engineering, and was full of moving gears and belts and pistons and other amazing stuff. Now there's a book »10/01/14 9:56pm10/01/14 9:56pm

Hungary’s weirdly awesome microcars, now in book form

In June 2010, we published a feature by the Hungarian auto historian Pál Négyesi on Hungary’s ruefully creative postwar microcars. The post has had quite the afterlife! In December, the story of the Balaton and the Alba Regia was published in the print edition of The Economist, and an expanded version of the microcar… »9/29/11 4:30pm9/29/11 4:30pm

Haynes publishes workshop manual for Red Bull F1 car

Are the brake lights flickering yet again on your Red Bull RB6? Haynes has got just the book for you. The manual covers Sebastian Vettel’s 2010 championship-winning car in 160 pages with 400 illustrations. It is available for £20 ($32) from Haynes Online, and F1 technical illustrator Craig Scarborough has a detailed… »7/28/11 2:00pm7/28/11 2:00pm

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 12:00pm4/28/11 12:00pm