Finding the right book can be tough sometimes. But if you love race cars, you’re in luck. Here are five great books for car enthusiasts.
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics – This might just be number one on the list. It covers everything about race cars, from why the tires produce grip to ride quality. It’s a 918-page textbook, though, so it’s not for light reading.
Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis – This 700-page book includes memoirs and notes of Maurice Olley, a British Rolls-Royce suspension and chassis engineer. He was the lead engineer behind the Corvette.
Tune to Win: The Art and Science of Race Car Development and Tuning – This one is written by Caroll Smith, an engineer behind the success of the Ford’s GT40. This is an easier read to follow.
Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners, and Plumbing – This one’s by Caroll Smith, too, and covers everything you need to know about nuts, bolts, fasteners, and plumbing for race cars (and street cars, too!)
Engineer in Your Pocket – Okay, yes, another one by Caroll Smith. But it’s the reference manual on basically anything you need to know. It’s even better than Google!