Otter Man – ‘Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!’

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!” is a recently released hardcover book by the auction house, Bonhams – who has a specialty in motor cars.

Here’s a synopsis of the book from Bonhams.

“The book features a selection of [car] models that go far beyond mere technical stats and gleaming chrome. Rather, they all offer something far more valuable: unique stories.”

“These include the legendary Hurst Baja that Steve McQueen drove in an off-road race through the desert outside Las Vegas in 1968, until its axle broke.”

“Or, the famous Bugatti Brescia Tyre 22 from 2915 that laid on the bottom of Lake Maggiore for over 70 years before its remains were recovered in 2009.”

“Then there are classic beauties such as the Aston Martin DB4GT, as well as a collection of historical vehicles that call to mind the origin of the word ‘horsepower’ and the automobile’s humble beginning as a noble carriage.”

Although we are certain you are already in agreement that this is a perfect selection for this week’s Otter Man, just in case you need more convincing, let’s take a look at some snaps to get us in the classic car mood.

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Porsche RS-61 Spyde

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Aston Martin Roadster

“Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! is a book that celebrates cars while inspiring some to dream and fuel envy in others,” according to Bonhams.

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

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Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Convertible

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Fiat SIATA 300BC Sports Barchetta

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Not only does this book seem like a great read but one of those classic books you could keep on the coffee table too.

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!” is currently available for $48 on Amazon.