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

Porsche 75th Anniversary: Expect the Unexpected

by Randy B. Leffingwell

The title says it all: Porsche has achieved a significant anniversary. A perfect reason to write a retrospective and conclude it with a little educated future predicting.

Founders of American Industrial Design

by Carroll Gantz

Unlike craft-based design, industrial design has to take into account how/if materials and techniques work in the real world of mass production. The author was a practicing, award-winning designer himself but also an academic and so has a broad frame of reference.

Triumph TR2, TR3, TR3A & TR3B (1953–62)

by Paul Hogan

This book is small enough to fit into the glovebox for a reason: you’ll want it handy when you break down, which you will, because the only thing sturdy in a Triumph is its chassis.

The Automotive Gray Market, An Inside History

by John B. Hege

While grey imports are a worldwide phenomenon, this book looks at conditions in the US where regulatory efforts dropped the number to hundreds per year instead of tens of thousands in the 1980s.

Now I Get It! Every Driver’s Handbook

by Lewis McCaw

A new car ain’t cheap—so don’t ruin it by not understanding what it needs from you. Strange lights/noises/smells are not normal. Clear language and good analogies make this book easy to understand and remember.

Bonneville’s Women of Land Speed Racing

by “Landspeed” Louise Ann Noeth

Unlike other forms of motorsports, gender doesn’t seem to be an inherently restrictive factor on the salt. Over 200 women have stepped up to the starting line, and dozen of them have set records. Many more work the event behind the scenes, and then there are the engineers and builders.

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.