Ferrari — the Battle for Revival, by Alan Henry. Patrick Stephens, £14.99.
Ferrari is coming back strongly in F1, applauded by many Grand Prix followers. Alan Henry, who covers F1 racing for Autocar and The Guardian, has built up a reputation of writing from the inside, after seeing the action at close range and being friends with the top drivers. He is the writer to tell us how the Maranello marque has been fighting for survival and is, hopefully, returning its driver to the podium. The Foreword is by Alan’s friend Niki Lauda, who advised Ferrari at this difficult time, So, 175 pages and pictures, essential stimulation for all Ferrari fans. W B
*The more studious researchers of motoring history should know that Graham Robson has embarked on the colossal task of recording data about all British-built and officially imported cars in the UK since 1945. The first volume, covering the period 1945-1970, is now available from Motor Racing Publications of Croydon for £19.95, and a second volume. to 1997, is due in January. Heavy going — but researchers survive that. W B
*Gosh, another book on the VW Beetle, the car that will never die. This one is a colour offering from Andrea and David by Veloce. It offers original colour pictures of the Beetle and its close relatives, for just £12.99. W B
*The largest of those small but very comprehensive one-make books in the Shire Album series is about The Morgans, by Ken Hill Won derful value, at £2.25. W B