1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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.

Tupolev Tu144: The Soviet Supersonic Airliner

by Yefim Gordon, Dmitriy Komissarov, Vladimir Rigmant

This icon of Soviet national prestige did take to the skies before the Concorde but ended up having a much shorter service life. Of the few publications devoted specifically to this aircraft, this book is the most complete yet.

IMSA 1969–1989

by Mitch Bishop & Mark Raffauf

If you are racing as a pro, you need rules to ensure uniform standards and thus fair competition. Rules are made by sanctioning bodies, and IMSA is one such. Why someone thought it was needed and how it fits into the larger scheme of things is the topic of this fine book.

Ford Model T: An Enthusiasts Guide, 1908 to 1927 (All Models and Variants)

by Chas Parker

Here the Tin Lizzy is being examined from a British perspective and you’ll gain a fresh appreciation of why it was crowned “most influential car of the 20th century.”

Auto-tecture: Unique Designs for the Contemporary Garage

by Andreas K. Vetter

Tired of sticking the ole car into its little shed? Need some glam, make a statement, be hip? You’re not alone. This idea book is practical enough to include floor plans but, really, is more about the art of living with a car.

SuperFinds: A Truly Unique Selection of Previously Unseen Photographs of Important Historic Cars As Found in the 1960s And 1970s 

by Michael Kliebenstein

Exactly what the long title promises. Ever heard of Corrado Cupellini?? Be prepared to be amazed.

A History of Hudson And Its Nine Most Fabulous Cars  

by Mark James

At its peak Hudson was the third largest US car maker and could lay claim to a number of industry firsts. Not least, one of America’s first female auto designers worked here. All systems go. Except, the man at the top lost his way—and the company.

Bravo, Stanley!

by H. James Merrick

A thoroughly researched history of Stanley’s attempts at making a name for their cars through racing—at a time when even “experts” were sure that such speeds were unattainable or not survivable by humans.

At the Greatest Speed: Gordon Bennett, the Father of International Motor Racing

by Patrick Lynch

An obituary for Bennett couldn’t have said it better: “A novelist could not invent such a figure.” That this newspaper tycoon played a role as a motor racing impresario is almost only a footnote in his loud and colorful life.

Morgans for a Lifetime: In Prose and Poetry

by Larry Ayers

He’s raced Morgans and restored them, toured and traveled the world in them. Now he salutes and celebrates with prose and poetry the Morgans, in all their flavors, that have given him so much pleasure.

The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America’s Forsaken Warriors

by Dan Hagedorn Sr. & Dan Hagedorn Jr.

Jack of all trades, master of none. That’s history’s verdict, but is it deserved? The authors have spent years researching the subject and many of their arguments have generic application to the question of institutionalized bias and uncritical journalism.

Hot Rodding International #13, The Best in Hot Rodding from Around the World

by Larry O’Toole

Take a trip around the world in this international magazine—from Australia—and also dip into hot rod history from auto shows and races to the work of fine artists.