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The Clydesdale Motor Truck Company: An Illustrated History, 1917–1939

by Tiffany Willey Middleton & James J. Semon

If the Budweiser horses are all that comes to mind when someone says “Clydesdale” this book will add many more arrows to your quiver. Many strands come together in this story and it is good that someone is shining a light on it.

Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the ’60s and ’70s

by Diego Rosenberg

Just the name “muscle car” was enough to make traditional car buyers—adults, male, conservative—shudder at the thought of running into hotrodders and hooligans at the showroom. Quite the pickle for the carmakers’ marketing folks.

The Fast Times of Albert Champion

by Peter Joffre Nye

You may not know the man but you use his products every time you turn the ignition key. Many of the early pioneers lived large, colorful lives but Champion’s had a particularly bright spark.

The Ford Century in Minnesota

by Brian McMahon

What does Minnesota have to do with Ford? It had the first Ford dealership in the world, started before there even were any Fords to sell. There are many more connections, all covered here.

Tony Hulman: The Man Who Saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

by Sigur E. Whitaker

From wholesale grocer to motorsports impresario this unknown businessman would become a household name. This biography presents these and many other of his activities.

Shenanigans: Lifting the Hood on General Motors

by Arnold O’Byrne

The author rose from accounts clerk to senior executive at GM and in his role as in-house auditor laid bare corruption, dishonesty, and disrespect at GM Ireland. This autobiography tells it like it is.

Motorsports and American Culture

by Mark D. Howell & John D. Miller (eds)

Are motorsports relevant to the culture at large? Essays from a diverse range of contributors look for answers from the late nineteenth century to the present—but other cultures may well have different answers.

Atlantic Automobilism: Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895–1940

by Gijs Mom

Written by an academic for a scholarly audience this book investigates why, among the various modes of transport, it was the car that established itself as dominant, and its geographic spread.

Red Dust Racers

by Graeme Cocks

You may not have heard of the place—described in the 1920s and ‘30s as one of the best natural racing surfaces in the world and a history stretching back over 100 years—but you will have heard of the cars, mostly British and American.

Morris – the Cars and the Company

by Jon Pressnell

There once was a time when modest Morris owned the largest-ever share of the British market. What happened? Lots of new material sheds light on the matter.

The Spectre Arise

by Steve Stuckey

Introduced in 1936 and drawing on the firm’s aero engine expertise the P III was to defend Rolls-Royce’s honor in the “battle of the cylinders.” It is considered the first modern Rolls-Royce, with all the pros and cons this entails. This book has no cons but there aren’t many copies to go around.

The Road to Monaco—My Life in Motor Racing

by Howden Ganley

F1 mechanic, F1 driver, journalist, constructor of his own race car—Ganley has been around. As employee No. 3 at McLaren he was there when the floors were dirt and the chassis stand a wooden crate. Lives like this are uncommon, and so are good books about them.