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There are plenty of ways for car enthusiasts to enjoy the automotive world beyond driving. They can watch movies about cars, visit car shows, or even read books about car history.
According to MotorTrend, these are just a few of the books that auto enthusiasts need to put on their reading lists. Some of them are written by key figures in automotive history, and others are about key vehicles that helped shape the future of cars.
‘The Complete Book of Porsche 911’ by Randy Leffingwell
The Porsche 911 is one of the most famous sports cars in history, and it has a loyal fan base. If you're a 911 car enthusiast, then The Complete Book of Porsche 911 is for you.
As the name indicates, this is a book that covers the complete history of the Porsche 911. It shows how the car changed throughout the years, and it also gives facts that more casual readers will also enjoy.
Books by Neal Bascomb: ‘Faster: How A Jewish Driver, An American Heiress, And A Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best’
This is a book that will please history buffs and car enthusiasts alike. It covers the story of Rene Dreyfus, a French driver in the Grand Prix circuit who drove during the 1930s. Dreyfus, who was of Jewish heritage, faced discrimination and had to race against drivers from Nazi Germany.
It feels like a story that would be fictional, but it is anything but. Bascomb frames the narrative in a way that is informative but also captivating.
‘Flat Out, Flat Broke 3rd Edition: The Original Stig’ by Perry McCarthy
Fans of the show Top Gear are likely familiar with the character of The Stig, but they may not know who is under the helmet. A few drivers have played the part over the years, but the original is a British driver named Perry McCarthy.
Beyond being a good book for fans of the TV series, this is also a great look into the world of racing from someone who never really found success in it. McCarthy details stories of trying and failing to find success in Formula 1 and at 24 Hours of Le Mans. It's a book full of humorous stories that are bound to entertain racing fans and car enthusiasts alike.
Books by Basem Wasef: ‘Speed Read Supercar’
There is a lot to admire about supercars. On the surface, they look cool and have impressive speed capabilities. Deeper down, they are marvels of engineering that showcase feats of aerodynamics. The author, Basem Wasef, has been writing automotive books for most of his career.
This book gives great details about the history and technology behind some of the world's most famous supercars. If you dream of driving a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, this book is for you.
Ford Bronco: ‘A History Of Ford's Legendary 4x4 by Todd Zuercher’
The Ford Bronco is one of the most beloved and famous SUVs in automotive history, and Todd Zuercher's book gives a thorough history of the vehicle. Car enthusiasts will be pleased to learn about how the Bronco changed over time.
Plus, seeing as Ford has revived the Bronco, it might be a fun read to catch up on why so many were excited to see the Bronco name once again.
From humorous autobiographies to in-depth histories of vehicle models, there are car books for just about everyone. When shopping for insurance, you deserve to find coverage that's perfectly fit for you, and Jerry can help you find it.
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