Archive for Items Categorized 'US', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.