János Wimpffen

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János L. Wimpffen (born 1950s, Graz, Austria) is an American motorsport historian and writer of Austro-Hungarian origin who specialises in sportscar racing; he is best known for his 1999 debut book Time and Two Seats, which won multiple awards.

He is a personal historian of the car collection for Bruce McCaw of McCaw Cellular Communications.[1]

He subsequently published a series of picture books to accompany Time and Two Seats, despite being by a different publisher. Wimpffen currently resides in Seattle.


  • Time and Two Seats
  • Open Roads & Front Engines
  • Winged Sports Cars and Enduring Innovation
  • Spyders & Silhouettes
  • Monocoques & Ground Effects


  1. ^ ""Time and Two Seats" by Janos L. Wimpffen". motorsportcollector.com. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

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