Archive for Items Categorized 'US', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Anthony Young
First seen in the Pininfarina-designed Cadillac Allante, the technically complex Northstar has powered cars as diverse as grocery-getters and a Le Mans prototype. Phased out in 2011, without a direct replacement, this long-serving powerplant gets a good look here.
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.
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.
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 Jason Scott
The European-inspired Camaro was a hit in its day, especially the clean-sheet gen 2 cars discussed here. If you see one in your future, this book offers a solid foundation.
by Dale McIntosh
Among the plethora of performance Chevys of the muscle car era, the 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6 was at the top of the list. And it is still a hit with collectors and restorers. The best way not to buy a dud is to first buy this book.
by Rich Truesdell & Mark Fletcher
Don’t pass this book by because it has muscle cars on the cover! Hurst was so much more than performance parts and racecars. This is the first-ever look at the company and its many products and, at least a little bit, the man himself.
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.
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.
by David Maraniss
Greatness comes before the fall, and Detroit was once great. You’ll wish you’d had the chance to experience it yourself but until it becomes great again, this book will have to suffice.
by Robert Ackerson
The “banker’s hot rod” was not an ordinary car. The 300 has a deservedly proud history, which is why Chrysler keeps bringing the nameplate back. To learn how it all started check out this book.
by Don Keefe
Pontiac was once an important test bed for new ideas and this book by an expert’s expert covers almost 70 years of concept cars and traces their influence on production models.