Archive for Author 'Helen Hutchings', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Tom Madigan with Ed Justice, Jr.
“Justice Bothers” sounds like Wild West gunslingers but the Justice clan—who hail from Kansas and work out of California—are in the lubricant business. There is a rock band with that name too, and it was named after the auto guys! Just read the book.
by Martin Rudow
It may have been hyped as “The Nürburgring of the Midwest” but can you even recall what state War Bonnet was in? The tracks may be long forgotten but the names and ideas they spawned—men, machines, technologies—live on.
by Matt Avery
No corporate ban on racing keeps a good man down. A loophole in GM’s COPO fleet-sales program became a back channel of sorts and today is recognized as the origin of GM’s top muscle cars
by Wes Eisenschenk
A departure from the “barn find” theme, this anthology is about noteworthy cars that in quite a few of the cases related here are still MIA. There is some tradecraft discussed but mainly this is more of a mini history of specific cars.
by John Wall
Combining salesmanship and media savvy, Loewy created brand images for major corporations but also made himself into a national brand through the assiduous courting of journalists and tastemakers to become the face of both a new profession and a consumer-driven vision of the American dream.
by Bob McClurg
How did Tasca become the premier Ford performance dealership in the US? By being way more than a retailer. Fielding their own race cars, developing their own performance parts, and offering excellent customer service gave them the sterling reputation that is the company’s currency even today.
by David Hobbs with Andrew Marriott
Englishman David Hobbs had a long driver career in motorsports, almost four decades competing in almost every form of racing. If you only know him from his gig as F1 commentator, prepare to be surprised.
by Sylvia Wilkinson
Retired since 2001, this driver’s name showed up on many a winner’s podium all through the 1980s—but also in court proceedings, involving his own father no less. He now suffers an incurable disease.
by Stone and Carleton
A young California photographer has an idea that turns into a quarter billion dollar publishing conglomerate. To our readers, how he did it is less interesting than why, and this book tells that story.
by Carl Hungness
Who was the man who “Created A Great City From A Jungle”? A serial entrepreneur who started a bicycle business, created multi-million dollar enterprises, and dreamt up the Indy 500.
This natural-terrain road racing venue is the oldest continuously operating track in the US and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two good books, 30 years apart, explain its appeal—and how banning racing on Sundays can be a good thing.
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.