Archive for Author 'Other', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Steve Stuckey
Introduced in 1936 and drawing on the firm’s aero engine expertise the P III was to defend Rolls-Royce’s honor in the “battle of the cylinders.” It is considered the first modern Rolls-Royce, with all the pros and cons this entails. This book has no cons but there aren’t many copies to go around.
by Howden Ganley
F1 mechanic, F1 driver, journalist, constructor of his own race car—Ganley has been around. As employee No. 3 at McLaren he was there when the floors were dirt and the chassis stand a wooden crate. Lives like this are uncommon, and so are good books about them.