Archive for Author 'Helen Hutchings', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
Three different books about Goodyear. Written many years apart they manage not to duplicate any contents—a testament to the firm’s varied offerings of products and services.
by “Landspeed” Louise Ann Noeth
Each year between August and September, Bonneville Speedway is buzzing with activity as cars, trucks, and motorcycles go after land speed records or merely a bumpy, really fast joyride. But the surface is never the same twice, and the salt pan is getting thinner all the time.
by Don Prudhomme with Elana Scherr
There’s nothing funny about a Funny Car cracking 250 mph. Prudhomme was the first to do that, and a host of other things. After almost five decades in motorsports he’s got stories to tell, and not just about racing!
by Henry Dominguez
George Walker was flamboyant, charismatic, possessed flair and a personality that matched his beaming smile. Ford hired this capable designer as its first-ever vice president of styling.
by Gordon Kirby
The Long Beach GP is pretty much the template for modern-era professional racing on city streets. It had a 45-year run, curtailed only by Covid. This book by its promotor is as attention-holding and fast-paced a read as his life has been.
by Kirk F. White
Kirk White lived so many aspects of “car-ness”—from Hershey to Hot Rod Reunion, from LeMans to NHRA run-offs in Kansas, concours to conceiving and conducting the first-ever vintage car auction.
by Bruce Valley
After six decades around interesting cars, there are stories to be told, stories that may well save the reader headaches. Even if you’re a seasoned collector, there’s always something useful about comparing notes.
by Jim Schild
It’s 1915 and two young guys are driving from New York to California. Naturally, things happen along the way. Or so the author says.
The first American to break the 400-mph barrier and holder of more speed and endurance records than any other man in automotive history died by—bicycle. On which the killers sent by a former business partner had ridden to his house to shoot him!
by A.J. Balfour
Who was the first female FBI agent? Would you have known it was a Packard? Written by a longtime Packard enthusiast, the book follows two generations of Packards, using many previously unpublished images.
edited by Carla Bailo and Terry Barclay
Candid observations from high-level female auto industry execs look at the practical (cf. do you really need a graduate degree?) and the abstract (cf. finding joy in the workplace). Whether you’re just starting out or looking at a career change, there’s probably an idea here that could show the way.
by Todd Zuercher
The fellow who brought you the Mustang also did the Bronco, Ford’s first SUV. Now it’s being reintroduced for 2021—and there is such demand that there’s an 18-month waitlist! This book explains what made it popular.