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 9:56pm 10/01/14 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 4:30pm 9/29/11 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 2:00pm 7/28/11 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 12:00pm 4/28/11 12:00pm

BMW's new book is also an R/C car

BMW's new book "CULTURE" recognizes the brand's commitment to both cultural pursuits and needlessly capitalizing words. It was put together by designer Stefan Sagmeister who, in a fit of creativity, made the whole thing remote-control. » 3/09/11 4:30pm 3/09/11 4:30pm

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

The Hot Rod Art Book: Masters Of Chicken Scratch

Chicken scratch is something we've all done in the margins of our homework, but Dwayne Vance has mastered the skill, evidenced by his self-published new book, "The Hot Rod Art Book: Masters of Chicken Scratch." » 4/14/09 5:30pm 4/14/09 5:30pm

H Point: The Fundamentals Of Car Design & Packaging

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. » 3/31/09 11:00am 3/31/09 11:00am

Tennessee To California in 20 Hours, Impala Style

I've been hearing a lot about Kerouac's On The Road » 10/14/08 5:00pm 10/14/08 5:00pm lately, and even though I think it's a pretty weak novel- don't even get me started on tirade- it did get me thinking about great road-trip descriptions in literature. While Neal Stephenson's knock-you-on-your-ass brilliant has a fairly low Car Stuff Per Page…