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The Art of BMW: 85 years of Motorcyling Excellence by Peter Gantriis
Summary: For 85 years BMW has been building some of the world’s best motorcycles--an accomplishment that this lavish book duly celebrates, with exquisite photographs and detailed descriptions of classic bikes, along with a concise history of the legendary company. From the first model, the R32, through the bikes that catapulted BMW out of the ruins of World War II, to the latest motorcycles with the revamped opposed-twin-cylinder “boxer” engines that brought the company its first fame--these are the bikes that made BMW great.
Art of the Hot Rod by Ken Gross
Motortrend.com Review: Written by pal Ken Gross, an auto-journalism veteran who can recite chapter and verse on nearly everything that's ever worn wheels, [the book]is a gorgeously produced, large-format feast that pays tribute to the work of twenty of today's most inventive and talented hot-rod craftsmen. As your eyes gaze over the lavish images by renowned photographer Peter Harholdt, just try to find a speck of dust on any of the beautiful machines profiled within. This is auto creativity at its zenith, sculpture on rubber. After you've let this weighty tome enhance your coffee table for a while, file it in your library in the section reserved for "Landmarks of Western Art."
The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection by Randy Leffingwell and Darwin Holmstrom
Summary: The Harley-Davidson Collection, showcasing a century of bikes that shaped motorcycle history, brings that history to gleaming life in page after page of motorcycles beyond compare. On the eve of the opening of the historic Harley-Davidson Museum, this book gives motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to pore over the bikes in the collection, and to linger over every detail that made Harley-Davidson such an icon of American open-road power and performance. With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of the hundred motorcycles in Harley’s collection, from serial number one built in 1903 to the latest low-slung Softail, high-revving VRSC, and touring models, the book captures the excitement of the best-known motorcycles in the world. All that’s missing is the patented roar, which readers are invited to supply.
Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars by Randy Leffingwell & Darwin Holmstrom
Summary: A chronicle of the tumultuous Sixties through its signature automobiles, Muscle: America’s Legendary Performance Cars brings to life the history of American muscle, from the street-racing hot rod culture that emerged after World War II through the new breed of muscle cars coming out of Detroit today. Featuring exquisite photography by top photographer David Newhardt and a text that pulls no punches, [the book] is the definitive muscle car history.