Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Automotive Pictorial Books. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. ABC's For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet Book (Baby Book, Children's Book, Toddler Book, Kids Book)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

ABC's For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet Book Presented By: Fast Kids Club x EAT SLEEP RACE  Teach your child the ABC's and encourage learning with car parts and other auto related illustrations!  This board book is rugged and the simple point-and-say layout will build knowledge and confidence in children with repetition.  Make learning the alphabet fun all while getting your baby racer ready to help you wrench under the hood!  A perfect book for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and anyone with young kids who can't wait to put the pedal to the metal!

  • Author: Fast Kids Club
  • Publisher: Eat Sleep Race (January 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
  • ISBN: 978-0692199015


2. 100 Cars That Changed the World: The Designs, Engines, and Technologies That Drive Our Imaginations

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

100 Cars That Changed the World  showcases vehicles from the end of the nineteenth century to 2020. Cars are showcased with brief text, color photography, and vintage black and white photography. Vehicles included: The Ford Model T that put America on wheels. The Volkswagen Beetle that was loved around the world. The Jeep that helped win World War II and popularized off-road adventure. The Pontiac GTO that launched the muscle car era. The Dodge Caravan that changed the way that families travel. The Ford Explorer that ignited the SUV movement. The Tesla Model S that made electric cars exciting. And many more! Hardcover, 144 pages.

  • Author: Publications International Ltd.
  • Publisher: Publications International, Ltd. (March 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Industries
  • ISBN: 978-1645581246
  • Dimensions: 9.88 x 0.75 x 11.38 inches


3. Built for Speed: The World's Fastest Road Cars

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

Explore some of the world's fastest cars from 1996 to 2019. Including the Shelby Series 1, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and McLaren Senna. 35 cars are included, foreign and domestic Beautiful full-color photos are featured with an  overview of each car Mid-engine supercars with pricetags north of a million dollars  Feisty compact sedans bred to compete on the Word Rally Championship circuit with a base price less than $30,000 Modern day versions of the "ponycar" European sports coupes that rely on light weight and highly tuned four cylinder engines for speed Hardcover 144 pages

  • Author: Publications International Ltd.
  • Publisher: Publications International, Ltd. (February 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Industries
  • ISBN: 978-1640307186
  • Dimensions: 9.88 x 0.63 x 11.5 inches


4. Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

" When I see an Alfa Romeo, I lift my hat ." Henry Ford Few things ignite such reverence as a classic car. With more than 250 iconic models from the 1940s to the 1980s, photographed from every angle, this title is a glorious celebration of the stars in the classic car firmament.  Edited by award-winning automotive journalist Giles Chapman,  Classic Car  brings you the story of more than 20 great marques, including household names Bentley, Mercedes, Ferrari, Cadillac, and Aston Martin. Its lavish photography reveals every detail in close-ups of models that range from the 1940s giant two-ton Daimler DE36, which ferried royals about in style, through to sleek Ferraris from the 1980s capable of smashing the 200mph barrier. It puts you in the driving seat of such icons as the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird, and the Mercedes 300SL and brings you the designers of these amazing machines and the story of their manufacturers.  Whether you dream of owning one of these super-cool cars or you are a collector already,  Classic Car  is set to become a treasured favorite.

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: DK; Illustrated edition (September 13, 2016)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 978-1465453396
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 1.06 x 11.31 inches


5. Cool Cars

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

Enjoy 100 beautifully photographed dream cars in this comprehensive guide to some of history’s greatest automobiles. Whether you’re fascinated by Ferraris or mad about Mercedes, you’ll want to delve into this stunning book. Every cool car is showcased using multi-angle photography to highlight the true craftsmanship and beauty of each vehicle. You will also see close-up views of the engines and interiors.  The informative and fascinating text pays tribute to each vehicle – explaining why it’s considered to be a "cool car", as well as exploring each its historical, technical, and performance details. Simple annotations make sure you won’t miss out on anything, while spec boxes list car stats and other information for easy comparison. From fast cars and sleek cars to cars with clever design or technology,  Cool Cars  is the must-have guide for motor enthusiasts everywhere.

  • Author: Quentin Willson
  • Publisher: DK; Revised edition (March 17, 2014)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-1465415967
  • Dimensions: 5.44 x 1.21 x 6.5 inches


6. Porsche 911: 50 Years

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world's premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche's rear-engined wonder. Porsche 911: 50 Years tells the whole story— design and development , racing and competition , engineering and technology , style and culture . All the iconic 911 models are included: The original 901 prototype that set the standard The legendary RS models that made the little Porsche a dominant force on the world's racetracks The infamous Turbo , the car that kept the performance flame alight during the dark, dismal decade of the 1970s The fabled 959 , the model that redefined the term "sports car" The 993 , last of the original air-cooled models The 996 , 997 , and 991 , the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium Beyond telling the story of the cars , Porsche 911: 50 years also spotlights the people behind them : Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche , who co-designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz , the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and Dr. Helmuth Bott , the engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911, including fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive. Leffingwell also tells the story of the 911 community —the clubs and culture that surround the car. Together, all of these facets make Porsche 911: 50 Years the most essential book in any Porsche owner or fan's library.

  • Author: Randy Leffingwell
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First Edition, First (October 20, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-0760344019
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.13 x 12.25 inches


7. American Muscle Cars Coloring Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

Muscle Car is an American term used to refer to a range of high-performance automobiles. The peak of this genre ran from 1960’ to 1970’ before going out of fashion. Originally sold at an affordable price, a Muscle Car is characterized by two-door, powered by a high-displacement V8 engine, rear wheel drive and sports coupe style designed for four or more passengers. In this book, I have included a selection of the most beautiful Muscle Cars, each one depicted from a front and a rear view, for a total of 24 ready-to-decorate illustrations. •1965 PONTIAC GTO•1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS •1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28•1969 SHELBY MUSTANG•1970 BUICK GSX •1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS•1970 MERCURY CYCLONE•1970 MUSTANG MACH•1970 PLYMOUTH GTX•1971 DODGE CHALLENGER •1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA •1972 DODGE CHARGERThe book contains also a section that includes all the cars images printed in a smaller size to allow you to test the colors and techniques before proceeding to work on the larger images. Pages are printed on one side only.

  • Author: Happy Coloring
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 24, 2016)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 978-1523643202
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.19 x 11 inches


8. Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown's Owner's Workshop Manual (Haynes Manual)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

Discover the secrets of Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean with the first-ever under-the-hood user’s manual featuring never-before-seen schematics and cutaways of cinema’s most iconic car. One of the best-loved movie sagas of all time, the Back to the Future trilogy has left an indelible impact on popular culture. Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Owner’s Workshop Manual delves into the secrets of the unique vehicle that transports Marty McFly and Doc Brown through time, including both the original version of the car and the updated flying model. From the DeLorean’s unmistakable gull-wing doors to Doc’s cutting-edge modifications, including the Flux Capacitor and Mr. Fusion, this manual offers unprecedented insight into the car’s inner workings. Filled with exclusive illustrations and never-before-disclosed information, Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Owner’s Workshop Manual is the perfect gift for the trilogy’s legion of fans.

  • Author: Bob Gale
  • Publisher: Insight Editions (March 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies
  • ISBN: 978-1683836216
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 0.9 x 10.62 inches


9. Dream Cars: Chronicle of Design and Performance

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

A fully-illustrated journey through over a century of automaking, Dream Cars showcases some of the most beautiful vehicles ever to roll off the assembly line. 70 muscle cars, sports cars, and hyper-performance supercars are profiled. Each of vehicle is showcased with full-color photography. Key performance advancements, and fascinating facts and figures are included for each car. Includes the iconic Ford Model T, and the stunning Bugatti Chiron, and more!  Hardcover 144 pages

  • Author: Publications International Ltd.
  • Publisher: Publications International, Ltd. (August 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Industries
  • ISBN: 978-1640303720
  • Dimensions: 9.88 x 0.63 x 11.5 inches


10. Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Pictorial Books - August 2021

Expanded for the occasion of ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary, Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead throws wide Gibbons’ garage and studio doors for an exclusive look at his exquisite collection of cars and guitars. Love cars, guitars, and ZZ Top? This visually stunning tour through this Grade-A Texas gearhead's weird, wild life , vintage and way-out custom guitars , and influential hot rods and custom cars is mandatory education. From the near-mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as “Pearly Gates” and the “Furry One” of MTV renown to cars like the Eliminator, CadZZilla, and Kopperhed, they’re all here— more than 60 guitars and 15 astounding vehicles , all expounded upon by BFG himself and shown in commissioned color and artistic black-and-white photography . Cars and guitars that have made their way to light since the book's first publication in 2005 are included:   Cars: Mexican Blackbird 1958 Thunderbird Quintana ’50 Ford Custom El Camino Grocery-Getter custom Whiskey Runner '34 Ford Coupe ’51 Willys Wagon Guitars: Party Peelers John Bolin Customs Neiman Marcus BFG SG Nacho Telecaster John Bolin "Think Buck" T-style Mexican Blackbird solidbody Mojo Maker Tone Bender Zemaitis custom Marconi Lab Guitar 1929 Dixie Ukelele 1939 Rickenbacker Frying Pan …and more! While BFG’s cars ’n’ guitars are the stuff of legend, no less intriguing are the tales behind his incredible music career . From teenage Houston garage rocker to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the whole story is between these covers, told in the Good Reverend Willie G’s own words and illustrated with photos and memorabilia from his personal archive . As with many rockers, Billy F Gibbons' jones for hot rods and customs is the stuff of legend. But beyond this bona fide bluesman's mastery of the six-string and unrepentant love for internal combustion is a noted collector whose own designs have manifested themselves in hundreds of mind-bending cars and guitars. This is the definitive and official record of that genius.

  • Author: Billy F Gibbons
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; Reprint edition (June 2, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Music
  • ISBN: 978-0760367971
  • Dimensions: 10.13 x 1.13 x 11.63 inches