Archive for Author 'Helen Hutchings', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

The History of GM’s Ramjet Fuel Injection

by Kenneth W. Kayser

Ramjet fuel injection has been around since the 1950s—and you can still order it straight out of the current Chevrolet Performance Parts catalog. But the new electronic version has only visual similarities to the old mechanical system—and none of its problems. This book by a long-time GM engineer has the whole story.

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

by Tom Morrison

So, so big—and so, so inefficient. But the industrialized world could not have become what it did without these behemoths, so here is a behemoth of a book to tell their story.

Field Guide to Aftermarket Parts, 1946–1948 Dodge

by Robert K. Riley

Ever brought home a car part that ends up not quite fitting? Unless you have hundreds of parts catalogs from all sorts of sources lying around this parts and interchangeability guide written by an AACA Master Judge will make your life a lot easier.

The Story of Henry Ford, A Biography Book for New Readers

by Jenna Grodzicki

Before Henry Ford became a pioneer and then a titan of an entirely new industry he was a kid who liked to take things apart. This is the point of entry for a book targeted at young readers in a series aptly called “Stories About Dreamers Just Like You.”

Recreational Vehicles, A World History 1872–1939

by Andrew Woodmansey

Today’s ultra-luxe RVs can cost as much as a house and have as many features. There’s even a seaworthy type. But it all started much smaller, with horse-drawn and then steam-propelled wagons. Until now there was no serious literature on this subject.

On a Global Mission, The Automobiles of General Motors International, Vol. 3

by Louis Fourie

The concluding volume of this trilogy buttons it all up with extensive data sets and also contains the index for all three books.

On a Global Mission, The Automobiles of General Motors International, Vol. 2 

by Louis Fourie

This second volume of three takes us to still other locations around the globe including Australia, South America, South Africa, South Korea and China by exploring Holden, Daewoo and unique Chevrolet, Buick, and Opel variants.

On a Global Mission, The Automobiles of General Motors International, Vol. 1 

by Louis Fourie

Everyone everywhere has heard of General Motors—but probably by a different name. Each volume in this trilogy will present brands/model lines offered in specific countries. Nothing else comes even close to being comparable in scope to this trilogy.

Art, Architecture and the Automobile, Presented by Gilmore Car Museum

by David Lyon

Beautifully produced and covering an incredible number of vehicles 1886 to 2016, this exquisitely illustrated book places each in the context of its time. What more superlatives might be added wouldn’t be nearly as attention-grabbing as its affordability!

Corvette Concept Cars, Developing America’s Favorite Sports Car 

by Scott Kolecki

The first show car generated so much interest that mass production started only a few months later and that first year it was only available in white and as a convertible. Seventy uninterrupted years later it’s available in all sorts of flavors, and still GM’s halo car.

The Coca-Cola Trail

by Larry Jorgensen

Forbes ranked Coca-Cola as the world’s sixth most valuable brand in 2020. It is sold in over 200 countries to the tune of over 1.8 billion daily servings—something its cocaine and alcohol-addicted inventor would have considered a hallucination when he brewed up his first “temperance drink.”

Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The Royalty of Radios

by John Bryant and Harold Cones

Among vintage radio aficionados Zenith’s Trans-Oceanic models are both legendary and often a radio collector’s most prized possession.