Archive for Items Categorized 'Biography/ Autobiography', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Ray L’Heureux
From building kit models to ferrying the Chief Executive of the United States, Frenchy L’Heureux’s life in aviation has put him where the front-page news took place, but behind the scenes.
by Adrian Newey
If only really smart people can design race-winning cars then just how smart must someone be whose designs have won over 150 Grands Prix? An unexpectedly gifted writer, Newey reveals the man behind the cliché of the geeky designer in his ivory tower.
by Ard & Arnoud op de Weegh
In the 1970s, this was the story. Greedy industrialists pilfering their corporate treasury to buy classic cars instead of paying their employees’ wages and pensions. But is that what happened? This book presents an alternative version.
by Nick Skeens
If volatility of temperament is a measure of competence then Barnard should be counted a genius. And he is, because he really was. The exasperating perfectionist who cut down anyone and anything in his way makes for an intense story.
by Ken Albert
Too few people outside the hardcore collector community seem to know Jack Passey. He may be “Mr. Lincoln” but many other makes found in him a good custodian and early champion of the old-car movement.
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.
by Peter Falk and Wilfried Müller
As Porsche’s most successful head of motorsports, Falk made enormous contributions—that the world at large rarely heard about. “Falk talks . . . at last” is how the book begins and right out of the gate tickles the imagination and sets the breezy tone for what is to follow.
by Jay Iliff (Editor)
You may not have known Moose Fumerton, Bobbi Trout, Cyclops Brown, orGrumpy Unwin in life but you really should get to know them in death. Think of these obits as mini biographies—nothing morbid about that!
by Miles Macnair
Picture this: an air force is fighting for its very survival. A private citizen offers to buy her impoverished government several squadrons of fighter planes. The government says—no. This snub kickstarted a chain of events that culminated in Britain developing one of the important aircraft of all time.
by Anatoly A. Arutunoff
The story of a supremely colorful life—that’s still going on, full bore. Well, almost. If you know anything about the beginnings of club racing in the US, this is a name you know—or should know.
by Gordon Kirby & Joseph Freeman
Winning the Indy 500 makes you a household name. Well, in some households. For a while. The ones who don’t win, no matter how long the list of their accomplishments here or elsewhere, get no love. Here’s their story.
by Larsen and Erickson
The raison d’être for this book is that French coachbuilder J.P. Kellner was executed by the Nazis as a spy, a victim, as were others, of denunciation. This monumental book examines original documents, all reproduced here—and concludes/proves that the guy blamed for it is not the guy! Oh, and there are cars too . . .