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Road Hogs

Detroit’s Big, Beautiful Luxury Performance Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

by Eric Peters

The combination of book title and cover photo—a car so big it spills off the page—is clever! Author Peters refers, rightly, to the big cars of those years as “totems of a different America” and his book as “a funeral dirge.”

Tales of Studebaker, The Early Years

by Jan B Young

Thirty-eight historical vignettes from Studebaker’s earliest years provide a look at life in America 1852 to 1930 and the then-nascent automobile industry and more.

Cord Complete

by Josh B. Malks

Cord Complete is simply the most appropriate title possible for this book for a myriad of reasons. Comprehensiveness is just one of those reasons. It is an amplification of Malks’ earlier volume on the same topic.

Vintage Speed Parts: The Equipment that Fueled the Industry

by Tony Thacker

Dreaming about hot rods in far-away Britain in the 1960s the author couldn’t have imagined moving to California to become involved in many aspects of the speed world, from selling parts to setting speed records to running a museum—to writing piles of books.

A Hobbyist’s History of Pierce-Arrow

by Robert D. Dluhy

A celebration of the author’s personal admiration and enjoyment of the cars of the Pierce-Arrow marque with special attention on the small details that distinguish one model year or series from another.

Inside the Duesenberg SSJ, The Special Speedsters

by Angelo Van Bogart

Rare cars indeed! Exactly two produced, both still extant nearly 90 years later and in beautiful condition—now featured in a beautiful book.

Factory Air: Cool Cars in Cooler Comfort, An Illustrated History of Automotive Air-Conditioning

by Allen B. Simons

Would you spend $5K in today’s money on AC in your car? That’s what it cost back in the pre-WWII days, which is what this first of four volumes examines. Hundreds of illustrations, many rare, show Packard, Cadillac, and Chrysler offerings.

The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild

by John L. Jacobus

Conceived during the Great Depression as a philanthropic project by the Fisher family, the Guild became one of the largest and longest-running youth-oriented design activities ever. The Guildsmen’s 2023 Reunion will be their last ever, so this is the time to read their stories once more.

The Man and Car that Circled the Globe

by G. N. Schuster and J. Mahl

Forget the 1965 movie The Great Race. This book tells and shows what it was really like back in 1908, when traveling 22,000 miles in 169 days was as untried as space travel to Mars is today.

The V-8 Album

by Charles Seims et al

A compilation of facts and photographs pertaining to Fords and Mercurys and a tribute to the flathead V-8 engine that powered them for 21 years, 1932–1953.

The Fall of the Packard Motor Car Company 

by James A. Ward

Packard made a better attempt than its peers at surviving the damage done by the Depression of the 1930s, but still it was for naught. Transportation historian Ward examines the reasons.

Corvette; Legend or Myth & Zora’s Marque of Excellence

by Kenneth W. Kayser

The Corvette program began in the 1950s and you’d think by now every morsel of data has been turned over multiple times and the canon is rock solid. Well, this deep dive by a retired GM engineer offers new wrinkles—and he shows the internal docs to prove it.