Think of Steve McQueen in Le Mans as a graphic novel based on a movie based on a true story. Through the creativity, imagination, and reverse engineering of artist Sandro Garbo, there’s now a book that canonizes the 1971 movie that starred Steve McQueen. It’s a fitting way to bring back excitement around the film, now over 45 years old, and energize a new generation of racing fans.
Don’t worry, if you’re unfamiliar with the underlying premise of the movie: The Porsche and Ferrari rivalry is rendered in spectacular color and clear, narrative graphics that make you want to actually pick up a book — instead of heading for the theater or the internet.
If you want to see the stunning graphic art up close, you’ll have to get a copy for yourself. Add it to the holiday shopping list for the readers and racing fans in your family. [$32; garbo-studio.com]