John Lamm is a journalist and photographer who has worked for decades for many of the automotive industry’s most prestigious magazines. He’s also the author of several books, including the new release, Supercar Revolution: The Fastest Cars Of All Time.
Sub-titled “The one-stop guide to world-class supercar and their battle for ultimate performance and supremacy,” Lamm’s coffeetable-sized volume is essential for anyone who admires, dreams of, or owns a supercar of their own.
The veteran journalist is our guest on episode #70 of The Weekly Driver Podcast. It’s also our first episode on video. It will be posted separately.
Hamm’s book is cleverly organized by decades but also m.p.h.
“Section 1: The First Wave, 1967-1978” features the first supercars in the 150-190 m.p.h range., including the Lamborghini Miura and Countach.
“Section 2: The Group B Connection, 1983-1991” includes supercars that can run 163-220 m.p.h and features the likes of the Ferrari F40, Acura NSX and The Vector.
“Section 3: The Modern Supercar Era 1992-Present” features the fastest of all, supercars that go 190-250 m.p.h., and includes the McLaren F1, Bugatti Veyron, Ford GT, Pagani Huayra and more.
Bruce and I discuss with Hamm the book-writing process and his long tenure as an automotive journalist and photographer. We also discuss his relationships with icons of the automotive world, including comedian Jay Leno. The book includes a feature on Leno, host of Jay Leno’s Garage and one of the world’s best-known automotive collectors and enthusiasts.
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