Archive for Author 'Helen Hutchings', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Charles Henry
Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. But FoMoCo didn’t do it alone. Kar-Kraft was a key contributor and Ford was pretty much its only customer. The author worked there and so can offer an inside look.
by Matt Stone
Bristling with photos this book looks at the stories of some 30 imported sports cars found mostly derelict in unlikely places and then restored to life, or at least preserved for a time.
by Leon Dixon
Thousands of projects over several decades came out of Creative, mostly super-secret, and this is the first book about them! Well, some of them, and some of it is necessarily speculative. Still, this book answers questions you couldn’t have known you have.
by Miller, Endelman, Braden, Bryk
Henry Ford, the farm boy with a mind for things mechanical, never forgot the values of the rural life that he so comprehensively changed. Collecting the tangible evidence of America’s pre- and early industrial history became his passion and eventually grew into a museum.
by Mark L. James
These Raymond Loewy-designed cars may have been trendsetters in their day but were and remained peripheral—but nowadays, more are “known” to exist than were ever built. Somebody must think their time has come so prepare yourself by reading up on them!
by David O. Lyon
Opened in 1966, the Gilmore todays sits on a 90-acre campus that is also home to other car-related club headquarters, museums, and activities. Visiting it is in the best sense of the word an experience.
by Brandes Elitch
From show car to scrap yard to glorious restoration this book unravels the history and mystery of the one-off that was Loewy’s rolling calling card at the 1960 Paris Motor Show to advertise his own brand.
by Donald Osborne
A new exhibit is coming to the US and this is the catalog. It explores what is superficially thought of as a symbiotic relationship, for a time, in regards to design between two car cultures.
by Richard Harman
A massive book about the iconic American sportsman whose middle name, Swift, foreshadowed exactly what his life would be all about: going fast, on land and sea and in general.
Studebaker’s first car was an electric—in 1902 but they quickly switched to gasoline, establishing a reputation for quality and reliability. The innovative Avanti coupe was their last stab at keeping the doors open.
This towering American industrialist did much, said much, thought much. Not everything got recorded right, interpreted right, remembered right. Time for some periodic housekeeping!
by Robert R. Ebert
Clever title: the Champion in 1939 is what informed Churchill’s insistence upon the Lark compact car to guide his company into solvency in the late 1950s. Clever book, too!