Here is a summary of observations from independent reviewers in the UK and the USA, online and in print.

“This is a remarkably comprehensive reference, seething with facts and rich with perfectly chosen photos – witness the photographers practically leaning over Villoresi’s Ferrari as he chatters over the Monza cobbles.”
Motor Sport

“For enthusiasts of Formula 1 car design, Peter Higham’s ‘Car by Car’ series has become an essential reference work… the text is crammed with revealing and colourful details… Like the rest of this series, it has the feel of a ‘coffee-table’ book and the quality images to back it up, but is also a genuinely satisfying read, something one rarely gets to say of titles like this.”

“The price tag marks this large-format book as one for the completist, and it is indeed incredibly complete… one of the greatest joys of this series has been the ability to dip into the less well-known end of the grid. Among the fabulous obscurata is the Kurtis-Kraft midget in which Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward contested the 1959 US GP… one of the unlikeliest GP entrants of all time.”
GP Racing

“Higham is a motor sport anorak of the highest order so he really knows his stuff… a superb reference… terrific value.”
Ferrari Owners’ Club magazine

“Evro is one of the UK’s leading motor racing publishers and its access to one of the greatest photographic resources in the world, LAT Photographic, now known as Motorsport Images, ensures that every one of this decade-by-decade series of titles that covers all of the cars, teams and drivers can be illustrated to perfection… Over 600 photographs support this excellent tome, which is both reference book and an editorially strong record of the sport’s glory years.”

“Documents the early Formula 1 days in great – and fascinating – detail.”

“It’s thorough, encyclopaedic in approach, and the colour photography later in the decade is especially gratifying.”

“Vibrant… terrific…”
lacar.com (Doug Stokes)

“The author is clearly a completist, and it is always a pleasure to read of the privateers and grid-fillers. There are some wonderful images too…”
Absolute Lotus

“The 1950s was a fantastic era for motorsport and this fact-filled year-by-year volume with lots of great images brings it all home.”
Best of British

“A ton of research went into this literary effort.”

“Evro’s ‘Car by Car’ series has been a delight for historic F1 fans… What’s been particularly refreshing is that the books are broken up into small sections on every car that took part, not only keeping it focused on the cars, when so many historians love to focus on the drivers, but also keeping it light and readable… an essential book.”
Classic Car Weekly

“Production values are high, with print and paper quality both excellent.”
The Automobile

“We all know that in Grand Prix racing money talks, but here in Peter Higham’s superlative reference work it seems nothing is further from the truth… simply outstanding, both in terms of production and content. It comes with the Retro-Speed Magazine ‘seal of approval’.”
Retro-Speed Magazine


“Impressive attention to historic detail… a compelling picture of the changing landscape in F1’s formative years… a truly impressive insight.”
motorsportweek.com (Joe Saward)

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