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proof my wife loves me…

Well today is my birthday and my wife ordered me exactly what i’ve been wanting! I’ve been trying to find this book for months now….but (A) it is damn expensive when i do find it ($250-$500), and (B) they were all in Europe so the shipping would be like $30 to get it here to New York City.  There are 2 versions of the book; one in french and one in german.  No english versions, i’m afraid.  It is an absolutely beautiful piece of literature…..as i do know how to read very rudimentary french (think disabled french child-level french), I can understand bits and pieces of the text, however it is the photography which really stands out in this book; SO MANY rare and never before seen photos of Alpines.

Through the last 4 or 5 years, I have collected thousands of rare Alpine A110 photos from the web, and collected them into my digital storage—-however I really wanted a beautiful book to keep which displayed vintage photos of my favourite car in the world—and this one does exactly that.  400+ pages and what seems like multiple photos per page; this is the holy grail of Alpine books!  And now it is mine!  I thank my wife for getting me this…..finally! I am enjoying it very much.

This was published in 1982 by E.P.A Publishing.  The author is Dominique Pascal and of course is out of print! In addition to the A110; It also covers the history of the Marque, as well as the A106, A108, A310, and prototypes for racing.

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book: Go Faster: Graphic design of racing cars.

We love books about cars! This one looks fantastic.  Sven Voelker has created a book outlining over 100 different race cars, outlining and dissecting the racing livery, graphics, and appearance and its impact on the car.  Looks like a beautiful book, and definitely one to check out!

thanks to the fantastic Chicane Blog for the tip.

Suggested price is $40.  Amazon has it on pre-order for $24.

more info here: http://www.gestalten.com/books/detail?id=ceafb21a24b0f7bc01250bdacde90085

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my Valentine’s Day gift: “Speed Of Life” by Mikael Jansson

Obviously my wife really loves me.  She bought me this book for Valentine’s Day today and it is utterly fantastic.  Tons and tons of remarkable, artistic photographs for Formula One drivers, pit crews, cars, the chaos, tracks, fans, etc…..it’s just a beautifully put together documentation of the art within F1 racing.

Mikael Jansson is a fashion photographer, who left his roots to spend several years doing F1 photography, and he really captures the essence of the greatest current racing sport in the world.

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LINK to more information about “Speed Of Life” by Mikael Jansson:

http://www.steidlville.com/books/535-Speed-of-Life.html

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