RaveForbesMotorsports doesn’t seem like a topic that has resonance beyond its limited confines. But in Neal Bascomb’s new non-fiction book, Faster, motorsports takes on a grand scale with a story of political, economic and social importance ... Bascomb has done a masterful job of framing a tale in a rich historical context, full of compelling characters, political and social intrigue, engineering marvels and dramatic descriptions of the dangerous world of auto racing. His thoroughly researched and documented book brings the venues to life, full of the smell of racing fuel, the sound of roaring exhausts, and the thrill of speed ... Bascomb has a knack for explaining the science and art of automotive design and racing without falling into the trap of too much gearhead talk for the general reader. Auto buffs will enjoy the rich detail, while those non-auto fans will be involved with the storytelling and drama. A bracketing device, where author Bascomb gets the opportunity to actually ride in a vintage Delahaye race car, brings the story into the present to great effect....Highly recommended.
RaveForbesIt is a smart, well-written look at the subject [of cars], full of insights based on research into contemporary and historical sources, generously peppered with Albert’s personal experiences, reminiscences and opinions ... Albert can be irreverent ... Are We There Yet? takes a linear, chronological path through American automotive history, and concludes with Albert’s bittersweet concession that we may indeed be on our way to a new relationship with transportation ... I recommend Are We There Yet? to anyone who wants to take the journey through our shared automotive history with a smart, opinionated guide.