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The Automobile Book

by the editors of The Saturday Evening Post

This American magazine was founded in 1821 and became a weekly in 1897 reaching millions of homes. It covered current events—and the automobile and the people behind and around it were most certainly that. Here is a collection of ads, commentaries, poems, stories, essays, reminiscences, and illustrations.

Return to Power: The Grands Prix of 1966 and 1967

by Michael Frostick

On the face of it, an interesting era in racing and an author who would pen many worthy tomes. Alas, this isn’t one of them.

World Championship

by Gregor J. Grant

The author of the iconic The Boy’s Book of Motor Sport also had his adult audience covered, with books and a weekly magazine that followed motor racing in a serious, data-intensive way.

Cars at Speed, Classic Stories from Grand Prix’s Golden Age

by Robert Daley

Two of the serious must-have racing reads are under this author’s byline. They are among his earliest work and possibly even more thrilling to read today—because no one does it like this anymore—than they were then.

Car Number Galaxy/Celebrities

by Noël Woodall

In Britain, license plates normally stay with the car throughout its life. Personalized number plates are a big thing there, and for some fifty years one guy traded in them. This is his first of many books.


by Constance Mayfield Rourke

At her alma mater, Vassar, this author pioneered the scholarly study of American culture. From P.T. Barnum to Davy Crockett to the vast subject of American Humor, her insightful observations haven fallen somewhat off the radar these days after years of being a de rigeur part of anthologies.

Nuvolari: Legendary Champion of International Auto Racing

by Count Giovanni “Johnny” Lurani with Luigi Martinatto

Tens of thousands are said to have attended the funeral of “The Flying Mantuan,” the fastest driver of the day—who had selected the tortoise as his mascot. He was a legend in his lifetime. But why?

Cord 810/812, The Timeless Classic

by Josh B Malks

Malks’ attention to detail and style of writing certainly makes it easy to sing the praises of his book. He is a former president of the A-C-D club and the tech editor of their magazine.

The Cameron Story

by William T Cameron

Author Bill Cameron (no relation to Everett Scott Cameron, protagonist of this book) has taken it upon himself to devote some 15 years of his retirement to research and record for posterity the various iterations of The Cameron Car Company. Not an easy task as this company has gone in and out of business more than any other.


by Franco Fabbri & Cesare Sangiorgi

Ilario, that is, not Lorenzo, the ill-fated Ferrari pilot. Ilario (1911–1992), known as “Lili” to his close friends, was a remarkable man who during the course of some 30 years created the jewel-like Bandini sports racers.

The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins

by C. Lyle Cummins Jr.

Cummins is not only the name behind the ubiquitous Cummins Diesel truck engine but also a world speed and endurance record holder. Readers with historical awareness will recognize in the publisher’s name a clever homage to Sadi Carnot, the brilliant young French scientist who is considered the father of thermodynamics.

My Life and My Cars

by W.O. Bentley

The autobiography ends with a gathering of the Bentley Drivers Club at Bentley’s home in Shamely Green, in 1959; he then was in retirement and had kept close ties with the BDC. The last paragraph of the book is nearly wistful—that of a man looking back over an exciting and distinguished career. There seems to be a smile on his face.