The Best Car Books To Buy Your Dad For Father’s Day


Let’s face it: your dad can be one of the hardest people to buy. If you ask him what he wants for Father’s Day, chances are he’ll tell you not to give him anything (even if he absolutely wants Something).

While giving your dad a good bottle of whiskey or a reasonably priced watch, you could also help fuel your dad’s car obsession with good non-fiction books. Below are eight of the best car books to buy for Father’s Day, featuring everything from a deeply cheesy take on Bond cars to spectacular, never-before-seen Porsche designs.

Bond Cars: The Definitive Story

Bond cars are more memorable than villains and sometimes unlikely storylines. Jason Barlow’s book delves into the James Bond archives to take you behind the wheel of every car 007 has driven on film.

Porsche Unseen: design studies

A man and his car: iconic cars and stories of men who love them

Owning a car can be a deeply personal experience. In this book, celebrities like Jay Leno and famous auto collectors share their stories about the cars they’ve fallen in love with.

Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their battle for speed and glory at Le Mans

Chances are your dad saw the movie Ford vs. Ferrari and I loved it. But this film about the story of Ford’s epic quest to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans was actually based on a fascinating and informative book by AJ Baime that is also worth reading.

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My father had this car: a nostalgic look at the American automobile, 1920-1990

This comprehensive illustrated story spans 70 years, spanning 10,000 cars over 1,300 pages from the golden age of the American auto industry. It’s chock full of mysterious facts your dad may pretend to remember by chance.

McQueen’s Motorcycles: Run and Ride with the King of Cool

Steve McQueen was as cool and remarkable in the motorcycle world as he was in the automotive world. From his first Harley-Davidson to the vintage motorcycles he acquired as a Hollywood star, here’s a full look at his legendary collection.

Indy Split: the battle for money that nearly destroyed Indy Racing

Long-time motorsport journalist John Oreovicz writes authoritative story about the Indy Car series split that has deeply hurt open-wheel racing in the United States

Pininfarina: 90 Anni / 90 Years

Giorgio Nada Editore Srl
$ 150.00

$ 105.99 (29% off)

Pininfarina is the iconic Italian design company that has shaped some of the most amazing cars from Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Maserati, among others. This book details 632 of them over the company’s 90-year history.

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