Fast Facts for Ford and Ferrari
Motorbooks’ Speed Read Series: Ferrari and Mustang
160 pages | $20 ea.
When it comes to reference material for article research or just pleasure reading, Motorbooks is a favorite among the DCX staff. Nobody has a larger library of automotive-related titles. From technical references, historical chronicles, memoirs, and biographies of industry luminaries to the largest selection of car culture, automobilia, and coffee-table books— you want it, they got it. One of the publisher’s newest is the Speed Read series; as the name implies, these books are formatted to be fast-paced and fun overviews, balancing tech data with historical info and cultural context. We checked out the Mustang and Ferrari editions, and immediately recognized some common virtues despite subject difference. All the material is organized in tidy sections with approachable language and a fun feel, emphasized by the stylish original artwork that illustrates each title in the series. Each book comprises 160 pages, and because the books use a similar format, it becomes easier to find the info you’re looking for with each successive title. They serve as great introductions to makes and marques for new enthusiasts, and useful and entertaining pick-up books for the more experienced aficionados.