The Dad Whose Copilot Is His Dog:
If your dad loves dogs, Ferraris, and fiction, The Art of Racing in the Rain is the perfect fit.
This book is told from the perspective of a dog named Enzo. So you know it’s bound to be good. His master is a car guy and this is his story of love, loss, and Ferraris.
I read this book in one day because I could not put it down. If your Dad likes dogs, he’ll love Enzo’s quips about humans and his canine storytelling style. Note: Dad might shed some tears in the middle of the book — but, I promise, everything will work out.
The Racing, History-Buff Dad:
In the mid 1960s, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race got even more interesting when the Americans went head to head with the Italians… and won. Who doesn’t love an underdog? If your Dad can’t get enough of the “David vs. Goliath” story, pick him up a copy of Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.
This book gives the reader a behind-the-scenes view as Ford reinvented itself into a racing giant and, more importantly, a winner. Readers will meet the infamous Lee Iacocca, Carroll Shelby, Henry Ford II, Phil Hill, and Enzo Ferrari. The book is fast-paced and chock full of fun factoids that both gear-heads and history fans will appreciate. After your Dad starts this book, good-luck getting him to put it down!