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    Best automotive book

    I'm sure most of you read some kind of literature about cars. So what is your favorite one ? With which can you really forget time and dig into something...

    For me it is either the AMT magazine (Auto, Motor& techniek) or the German Vieweg Handbuch Fahrzeugtechnik... I both love them, the AMT because it provides so much info and not just the stupid stuff presented in every other car magazine.. The Vieweg one is a very thick one. I can basically find everything abou a car in there, including technical stuff, drawings, explanations and technical design guidelines. Basically everything im interested in

    Curious to see your guy's choice !

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    As to books I love Ferrari Formula 1, The V12 Engine and how could any fanboy ignore Aston Martin and Aston Martin: A Racing History

    For mags I tend to get EVO and Racecar Engineering
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    all you need to know:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Advanced-Eng...1918527&sr=8-1
    and to accompany it, more indepth look at gas flow etc:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Engines-Intr...1918600&sr=8-8
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    I've read this one from 1st to last page.
    Amazing book with an incredible amount of info and fantastic pics from the great Richard Klein.
    I bought it for 30. Check how much they are asking there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis View Post
    I've read this one from 1st to last page.
    Amazing book with an incredible amount of info and fantastic pics from the great Reinhard Klein.
    I bought it for 30€. Check how much they are asking there.
    I have it too and it's brilliant. I also have "Rally" from the same autor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyco View Post
    As to books I love Ferrari Formula 1, The V12 Engine and how could any fanboy ignore Aston Martin and Aston Martin: A Racing History

    For mags I tend to get EVO and Racecar Engineering
    I've just read half the V12 book. Amazing! I'm finally a sucker for twelves. Also the Classic Racing engines by the same author, Karl ludvigsen was really good. Many fantastic engines.

    EVO and RE is also the magazines i tend to read!

    Read that earlier this year. Quite a good read, but i also like this alot:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Science-Tech...1940111&sr=1-4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I have it too and it's brilliant. I also have "Rally" from the same autor.
    Likewise - I've got it as well. It is brilliant. Also good to see that its worth considerably more than what I paid for it if the 300 pounds used copies are selling for on Amazon is any guide.
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    this is a difficult subject. It totally depends on the category you are looking for. It looks to me that "Rallye" is a general subject, but "Alfa Romeo 8C2900" very specific. Both books command premium prices at Ebay, but can anybody say what is the best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    this is a difficult subject. It totally depends on the category you are looking for. It looks to me that "Rallye" is a general subject, but "Alfa Romeo 8C2900" very specific. Both books command premium prices at Ebay, but can anybody say what is the best?
    For me it would have to be both, because as a car enthusiast I'd like to have a bibliography as big as possible. Therefore I'd want both, because they cover different subjects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    For me it would have to be both, because as a car enthusiast I'd like to have a bibliography as big as possible. Therefore I'd want both, because they cover different subjects.
    this is not about what you want, but what is best.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    this is not about what you want, but what is best.....
    Best depends on personal preference, so it will be almost impossible to come to a valid conclusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Best depends on personal preference, so it will be almost impossible to come to a valid conclusion.
    read the first sentence of my first post in this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    read the first sentence of my first post in this thread
    Then the thread is about what we want (like), so my original post made perfect sense...
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    not very technical but The Gold Plated Porsche is good read
    much better than Snake Bite in my opinion

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    The Cobra in the Barn was a pretty interesting read.

    It was a book about various barn finds in various states of dissassembly, how they were discovered, and what happened to them.
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