NY Times - Recommended Auto Book List Revealed!
Yesterday, The New York Times ran a review of their 5 favorite automotive titles for the holiday season and 2 of them were Motorbooks titles. Congratulations to Motorbooks authors Matt Stone, Preston Lerner and Marty Schorr! Job Well Done!!
Full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/automobiles/13car-books.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=paul%20newman&st=cse
MOTION PERFORMANCE “Martyn Schorr writes about these events as if he were there right from Motion’s beginnings in 1963 — which he was, in dual roles, as the editor of High-Performance Cars magazine who moonlighted as Mr. Rosen’s advertising guy. Thus was Mr. Schorr able to provide inside information about every model that flew the Motion Performance flag, from Cobras to VWs, along with terrific street, strip and shop photos. The author also includes an illuminating introductory chapter, “Muscle in America,” that recaps the high-performance builders whose tradition Mr. Rosen upheld. Whereas other “hot-rod books” tend to be long on photography but short on accuracy and technical details, this rare exception excels on all counts.” – Dave Wallace Jr., The New York Times
“Who was faster, Steve McQueen or Paul Newman? Dick Barbour, a driver who raced with and against both, gives the nod to McQueen. He says that while McQueen was “a natural,” Newman was “methodical.” This is but one of many illuminating insights in “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” a timely new book about the legendary actor who died last year at 83.” – Jerry Garrett, The New York Times