Archive for Author 'Helen Hutchings', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Lancia Loraymo And the Loewy Logic of Industrial Design

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.

Transatlantic Style | Stile Transatlantico

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.

Cunningham: The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy

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 Museum [Two books about_]

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.

Ford, Henry [Three books about_]

This towering American industrialist did much, said much, thought much. Not everything got recorded right, interpreted right, remembered right. Time for some periodic housekeeping!

Champion of the Lark

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!

The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild

by John L. Jacobus

Conceived during the Great Depression as a philanthropic project by the Fisher family, the Guild became one of the largest and longest-running youth-oriented design activities ever.

Delage, Styling and Design

by Richard S Adatto and Diana E Meredith

The most challenging aspect of this book is keeping one’s attention focused on the words that are printed on the pages. That’s simply because the images keep pulling you back to look some more. Few can resist the visual feast of those lush, lovely sculpted lines created by the fabled French coachbuilders.

Avanti: Studebaker and Beyond

by John Hull

The marketing blurb for this photo-history book is “spot on” for anyone who is already knowledgeable regarding the marque. On its 94 pages are 120 large, sharp images that permit all the details of the scenes from the decades of Avanti history to be seen clearly. Avanti enthusiasts will enjoy perusing the pages and then studying them again more closely.

My Father the Car: Memoirs of My Life With Studebaker

by Stu Chapman

North Americans have always known about Daimler, or Daimler-Benzes after these two amalgamated in 1926. However, in spite of Max Hoffman’s best efforts, it wasn’t until the company, by then called Mercedes-Benz, made an arrangement with Studebaker that it really achieved a North American presence.

Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip

by Matthew Algeo

Road trips, and the books wherein the tales of each are told, continually attract and delight readers. First-person stories from writers like William Least-Heat Moon with his Blue Highways and John Steinbeck telling of hisTravels with Charley have entertained, informed, and motivated others to go exploring.

Three to Go Mario!

by Andy Evans

In this book Andy recalls a memory from his youth. He was 12 when his father took him to watch Mario Andretti compete in the 1977 Grand Prix that was run over the course laid out on the streets of Long Beach, California.