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The Tom Mix Cord: Saga of a Western Film Star’s Classic Motorcar
by Bob M. White
The “King of Cowboys” was the Hollywood action hero of his day and the highest-paid actor of the silent film era. He did his own stunts so of course he loved fast cars—and this 1937 Cord is the one in which he had that fatal crash.
The Women of General Motors, A Century of Art and Engineering
by Constance A. Smith
Profiles of and interviews with female GMers in design, engineering, manufacturing, and administration. In a 2019 report, GM finished first out of 200 companies in gender equality and is the first—and still only—automaker with a female CEO.
The Ford Dealership, Volumes I, II, and III
by Henry L. Dominguez
Three volumes strong—and with two more planned—this is surely the most voluminous coverage of the subject. Ford did not only invent standardized mass production but also the system of franchised dealers. The Blue Oval’s lasting success rests on both of these.
Fin Tales: Saving Cadillac, America’s Luxury Icon
by John F. Smith
Cadillac, used to being the name in American luxury cars, once dropped back far enough to resort to inflating year-end sales reports to edge out Lincoln for the top spot, requiring an official apology from the top brass. The author was there for the soul searching and the corrective action.
Auto America, Car Culture 1950s–1970s
by Linda, Greg and Darryl Zimmerman
Despite the “car culture” part of the title, this book casts a wider net. You’ll probably be surprised by how many of the images you recognize from period magazines and advertising without knowing anything about the photographer’s whole, wide-ranging body of work.
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.
Early Kustom Kulture: Kustom Cars and Hot Rods Photographed by George Barris
by Brett Barris
Hundreds of photos of cars, and a few motorcycles, that caught Barris’ eye as he roamed the streets. See what he saw, and wonder how it influenced his work.
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.
Secret Fords, Volume Two
by Steve Saxty
You don’t have to be a car snob to think FoMoCo has nothing important to say or show. This book moves the needle in a big way and also offers a look into the high-stakes, unseen world of car designers and product planners.
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.”
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.
by Ronald Sieber
Speedster, Semi-Racer, Jack Rabbit, Raceabout, Cutdown? Or simply Roadster? All those names were used, and no matter what exactly they represent, they all apply to a “simple but powerful car meant for speed, fun, and adventure.”