Archive for Author 'Kevin Clemens', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
The Red Car
by Don Stanford
The red car is a wrecked 1948 MG TC roadster that Stanford’s main character, sixteen year-old Happy “Hap” Adams, is seeing for the first time and wants to bring back to life.
Time and Two Seats
by János Wimpffen
This 2,300 page opus is the definitive history of more than fifty years of Long Distance Racing. Organized in two volumes, the work is an era-by-era, year-by-year, race-by-race narrative of sports car and grand touring races between 1953 and 1998.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owner’s Bible 1986–1995
by Stu Ritter
The early 1980s were a tough time for automakers. It was into this largely dismal automotive landscape that Mercedes-Benz introduced the 300E to the US market in 1986.
The Crooked Mile
by Kevin Clemens
Have you ever worried that one day the fossil-fuel spigot will run dry? Or that motor fuel will become so expensive that you will need to drastically change your lifestyle in order to provide life’s basic necessities for yourself and your family?
The Longest Ride: My 10-Year 500,000 Mile Motorcycle Journey
by Emilio Scotto
Scotto must be the bravest man on the planet. In 1985, with no credit cards and just $306 in cash in his pocket, the Argentine adventurer climbed aboard his 1980 Honda Goldwing and set out on a 10-year journey to discover the world.
Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880–2008
by Keith Haddock
Haddock, who 20 years ago co-founded the Historical Construction Equipment Association has written the definitive history of Bucyrus, an American company synonymous with moving earth.
Jupiter’s Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph
by Ted Simon
It takes a special kind of wanderlust to travel overland around the world. Even more so if it is 1973 and you’re traveling on a Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle.
Paul Frère, My Life Full of Cars: Behind the Wheel with the World’s Top Motoring Journalist
by Paul Frère
He drove in eleven F1 GPs. Teamed with fellow Belgian Olivier Gendebien, he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Ferrari in 1960. He had an influence on three generations of automotive writers and here you can read why and how.
Wheels of Dreams: Vintage Cars and the People Who Love Them
by Tom Strongman
Strongman is a semi-retired newspaperman and his ability to get the story proves the value of such training. Beyond his words however, are the images of his color photography, which is beautifully and artfully displayed throughout the book’s 123 pages.
Galveston’s The Elissa, The Tall Ship of Texas
by Kurt D Voss
Today the Elissa is recognized as “one of the finest maritime preservation projects in the world.” This slim book capably recounts her colorful story.
We Were the Ramchargers: Inside Drag Racing’s Legendary Team
by Dave Rockwell
The Ramchargers were a group of like-minded young engineers who formed an after-hours racing team to transform Chrysler’s stodgy image and make it into a performance brand, in the process becoming one of the most successful drag-racing teams.
Che’s Chevrolet, Fidel’s Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba
by Richard Schweid
A popular urban myth says that Cuba is filled with pristine examples of American cars from the 1950s and, that when Fidel Castro finally dies, a wave of these befinned wonders will roll up on our shores. Schweid traveled throughout the island nation researching its automotive history.