Alpina Devotees Have a New Sacred Tome

Edited by Paulo Tumminelli, OAL-BB 50: The Alpina Book (published by Delius Klasing, $84) offers a comprehensive look at automaker Alpina and the philosophies that have driven the boutique marque for 50 years. Working in close partnership with BMW, Alpina has spent the last quarter-century producing unique and memorable BMW variants that embody the brand’s attention to taste and detail. The book chronicles the brand’s numerous achievements, starting in 1962 with company founder Burkard Bovensiepen’s production of a Weber dual carburetor for the BMW 1500. Also included are historical and current photographs and prospective ideas for future Alpina models. This collector’s coffee-table book takes Alpina enthusiasts on a ride through time, celebrating the many milestones of one of the most innovative forces in the automobile world. (alpina-automobiles.com; available on Amazon)

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