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The Amazing Life of John Cooper Fitch
by Art Evans
“Amazing” doesn’t even begin to exhaust the fullness of the man whose obit described him as “bathed in golden sunlight.” Pilot, racer, sailor, inventor, family man, holder of a speed record—for driving backward.
Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation
by Anthony J. Yanik
The list of Maxwell innovations is long, not just in terms of technology but also policy such as marketing specifically to women or hiring a gender-balanced sales force. Once a leading US carmaker, the original firm is long defunct but survives today in the form of Fiat Chrysler.
Byron J. Carter
by Dean M. Nelson
If you’ve never heard of a Cartercar, you’re not alone—but if your car has an electric starter, you (may) have to thank this prolific inventor, not least because it is said that not having one probably killed him!
Cuba’s Car Culture, Celebrating the Island’s Automotive Love Affair
by Tom Cotter and Bill Warner
By the 1950s Cuba had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country—and since the 1959 trade embargo its car-dependent population has shown the highest degree of ingenuity to keep these oldies on the road.
Bentley – Cricklewood To Crewe
by Michael Frostick
Published more than thirty years ago this book by and large represented the state of the art of what was then known and as such remains a staple in the marque enthusiast’s library.
The Clydesdale Motor Truck Company: An Illustrated History, 1917–1939
by Tiffany Willey Middleton & James J. Semon
If the Budweiser horses are all that comes to mind when someone says “Clydesdale” this book will add many more arrows to your quiver. Many strands come together in this story and it is good that someone is shining a light on it.
The Ford Century in Minnesota
by Brian McMahon
What does Minnesota have to do with Ford? It had the first Ford dealership in the world, started before there even were any Fords to sell. There are many more connections, all covered here.
Tony Hulman: The Man Who Saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
by Sigur E. Whitaker
From wholesale grocer to motorsports impresario this unknown businessman would become a household name. This biography presents these and many other of his activities.
Shenanigans: Lifting the Hood on General Motors
by Arnold O’Byrne
The author rose from accounts clerk to senior executive at GM and in his role as in-house auditor laid bare corruption, dishonesty, and disrespect at GM Ireland. This autobiography tells it like it is.
Motorsports and American Culture
by Mark D. Howell & John D. Miller (eds)
Are motorsports relevant to the culture at large? Essays from a diverse range of contributors look for answers from the late nineteenth century to the present—but other cultures may well have different answers.
Atlantic Automobilism: Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895–1940
by Gijs Mom
Written by an academic for a scholarly audience this book investigates why, among the various modes of transport, it was the car that established itself as dominant, and its geographic spread.
Red Dust Racers
by Graeme Cocks
You may not have heard of the place—described in the 1920s and ‘30s as one of the best natural racing surfaces in the world and a history stretching back over 100 years—but you will have heard of the cars, mostly British and American.