Three Points of Contact
People often forget that on the track, even as cars themselves become faster and more complex, the driver's most potent weapon is himself. Jeffrey Zwart's book of photographs, Three Points of Contact is a beautiful and fitting homage to twenty-four of the greatest contemporary drivers, or rather to their hands, eyes and feet. The title of the book is taken from these crucial three points of contact, and some of the photos include Michael Schumaker gripping an imaginary wheel, Travis Pastrota heel and toeing a phantom set of petals and Jimmy Johnson's eyes on the invisible car ahead. At almost $150, Three Points of Contact isn't for armchair browsers but it would make the perfect gift for any racing officionado.