Drive On! Is the Greatest Book About Cars Ever Written

LJK Setright’s last book is 400 pages of dense, hyper-erudite British prose about cars and humans and the ways we’ve come entangled. It’s the life’s work of the smartest motoring journalist who ever lived and if you care about cars, you should read it. Bonus: Tons of Hitler jokes! » 1/20/12 10:00am 1/20/12 10:00am

The two Czechs who drove across the world in a Tatra

In April 1947, two wild and crazy Czechs set off from Prague in a Tatra 87 and drove 40,000 miles across Africa and South America. Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) is their book about the middle part of the trip: from Buenos Aires to Lima, across the world’s then-highest road. It is, as one would expect, the… » 8/08/11 1:30pm 8/08/11 1:30pm

The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History by Jason Vuic

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!
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Cars Of The Soviet Union: The Definitive History, by Andy Thompson

Whether you're wrenching on a flying Spitfire or a leaking Spitfire, Haynes has a shop manual for you. Very useful, but hardly the sort of thing you'd keep on your coffee table. » 3/28/09 2:00pm 3/28/09 2:00pm