7 Best Books That Every Car Racing Enthusiast Must Buy

Do you dream of getting behind the wheel of a race car and enjoy the real race someday? Does your dream get disrupted as you realize that you know so little about auto racing? Then you can explore the wide range of resources readily available online like car workshop manuals, automotive brochures and sales literature to educate and make yourself familiar with the exciting world of auto racing.


Here we have worked out the list of seven best books on auto racing, which every individual dreaming to channel their inner speed, should buy and read.

  • Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory written by AJ Baine

It is an interesting and inspiring story of Henry Ford II, and the young visionary Lee Iacocca. It narrates how the two teamed up with a former racing champion turned engineer Carroll Shelby, to devise strategies to reinvent the Ford Company. They build the most exciting car GT40 Mk II and Ford GT40 that beat the famous Ferrari in the most prestigious car race i.e. the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


  • Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving written by Carl Lopez

The book is one of the best car workshop manuals that any novice or expert driver should own. The book provides step-by-step how-to guidelines about fast-driving and also reveals sure-success tips from instructors and professional racers.

  • The Little Red Racing Car written by Dwight Knowlton

It is a heart touching story of a 1955 Maserati, which once won many races but now is left to decay in an old barn. The story narrates how a little boy found the neglected car and embarked on a wonderful journey with his father to restore the vehicle.  If you are reading too much automotive brochures and sales literature lately, then try reading this book with your kid for a refreshing change.

  • Where the Writer Meets the Road

The book is actually an interesting collection of the best articles, broadcast intros and short pieces written by Sam Posey on varied topics.  Read the book to know his racing experience in the rain at Le Mans and also his test driving experience of the propeller-driven, Wind Wagon, which was developed by his own uncle.  The book also includes some of the short introductions which he created for the Formula One Grand Prix held at Monaco and Spa.

  • Performance Thinking written by Jacques Dallaire

It is often treated as a self-help book that every wannabe or professional racer should read. The writer is a reputable exercise physiologist who talks about several useful interactive exercises that help boost mental strength and skills. The book has helped many improve their performance on the track.

  • Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving written by Ross Bentley

This book should find its place beside your collection of car magazines for several reasons. The book offers detailed descriptions and instructions to turn any beginner into a competent racer. No matter which type of car, track or racing condition you have chosen, the book covers all and that too so very precisely!

  • The Supercar Book for Boys written by Martin Roach

It is a must buy if you have a fast car lover at home. It practically covers almost everything related to the best supercars in the planet. This is one of the popular car workshop manuals that takes you beneath the bonnets, lets you peel the bodywork and provides you a mind-blowing glimpse of the supercar technology then and now.

Don’t let your hunger for knowledge subside so easily. Simply subscribe online for the best car magazines for sale and automotive brochures and sales literature to embark on a thrilling journey with some of the greatest race car drivers of all time.

Author Bio:

This article has been written by Evie from Motor Book World. It is written The aim of this article to introduce the best car racing books to the car enthusiast who can read them.

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