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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.

Classic Speedsters

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.”

Shelby American

by Preston Lerner

Surprise: Even after 60 years of tending the Shelby American orchard there remains unpicked fruit—long untold or misunderstood stories, and even stories that are firmly, and rightly embedded into the canon but had only been known in the version Shelby flogged.

Corvette Concept Cars, Developing America’s Favorite Sports Car 

by Scott Kolecki

The first show car generated so much interest that mass production started only a few months later and that first year it was only available in white and as a convertible. Seventy uninterrupted years later it’s available in all sorts of flavors, and still GM’s halo car.

Shirley Shahan, The Drag-on Lady 

by Patrick Foster

Blame it on Dad. He let her help wrench on his drag racer. He let her borrow his pickup truck to go cruising—and she would beat the boys in the inevitable street races. She married a racer. And without really intending to, became one herself.

Glamour Road

by Jeff Stork and Tom Dolle

Few “movements” touched so many aspects of life and lifestyle as that archly American endevor we now call Midcentury Modern: architecture, fashion, consumer goods, graphics, even gender roles. How do cars fit the dictum of clean lines, absence of decorative embellishments, and honest use of materials? This book shows how it all meshes.

Shipwrecked and Rescued, Cars and Crew

by Larry Jorgensen

Winter 1926. A cargo freighter sinks. Thousands of others have sunk in the Great Lakes but what makes this story different is that not only the crew was rescued but the cargo—over 240 new cars, one of which lived to see its odo roll past 200,000 miles.