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Dean’s Garage: The Future is Back

by Gary Dean Smith

So what’s it really like to be a designer at a big carmaker? A behind-the-scenes look at GM Design from the 1950s through the ‘80s with stories, quotes, and anecdotes told by designers, engineers, and sculptors.

Nissan Z, 59 Years of Exhilarating Performance

by Pete Evanow

Intended at launch as a halo car, the Z showed the world that the Japanese really could get the essence of a sports car just right—looks, reliability, performance, even affordability—so right that it has remained in production for over fifty years.

Slow Car Fast

by Ryan K. ZumMallen

The title is cryptic, but the core topic explored here is not: Do young people still like cars? Drivers, tuners, designers, and millenials weigh in.

Murder in South Bend

by John A. Bridges

Studebaker built America’s first “people’s car.” Not!

But, what if? This novel is by a noted Studebaker historian who not only spun a yarn but is actually designing and building full-scale, running “alternate” Studebakers.

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

by Tom Morrison

So, so big—and so, so inefficient. But the industrialized world could not have become what it did without these behemoths, so here is a behemoth of a book to tell their story.

Faster

by Neal Bascomb

If this weren’t a true story it would make a gripping novel. Hitler’s state-sponsored racing effort is hardly a new topic, nor is the episode related here, but Bascomb has done his own, fresh research and presents it well.

American Light Trucks & Utility Vehicles, 1967 to 1989

by J “Kelly” Flory Jr

In an age in which Ford’s F-Series has been the best-selling pickup truck in the US since 1977 it’s easy to lose sight of what else was/is out there. Whether it’s to settle a bet, check a fact, or just get lost in the cars and trucks of yesteryear, Flory’s books are unsurpassed for detail and accuracy.

Twice Around the Clock, The Yanks at Le Mans

by Tim Considine

A quarter century of research and interviews has gone into these three books—and four more are to come. Lots of untold personal stories of people who were there, lots of new photos.

Studebaker Avanti Operation Airlift, May 1962

by John Hull

Studebaker planned to sell 20,000 of these luxury coupes in its launch year, 1962. It had radical styling, was the fastest production car of the time, and the world clearly wanted this type of car. A year later Studebaker threw in the towel. But no one would forget the flying circus that was this airlift.

Never Stop Driving: A Better Life Behind the Wheel

by Larry Webster, Zach Bowman, Jack Baruth, Brett Berk

For anyone for whom the car is more than an appliance. Finding, owning, using, repairing, the fellowship of other car people—life is better with a car!

World War II Veterans in Motorsports

by Art Evans

As both a former race driver and movie industry PR man, the author understands his topic from both sides. Plus, the 23 men and women covered here were personal friends of his.

One Man’s Vision

by Marjorie Teetor Meyer

Industry leader, SAE president, Automotive Hall of Famer. But do you know of him?? Next time you engage that “Speedostat” (aka cruise control) give a thought to Teetor who invented it and many other things—and was blind! (Don’t play with knives, kids.)