Archive for Items Categorized 'Out of Print', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Lawrence Dalton
This first of the five Rolls-Royce books lifelong motoring enthusiast Lawrie Dalton would write covers the range of coachwork mounted on Rolls-Royce chassis from 1907–1939. To produce the best book possible, he started his own publishing house; that was half a century ago, and it still exists.
by Michael Frostick
On the face of it, an interesting era in racing and an author who would pen many worthy tomes. Alas, this isn’t one of them.
by Robert Daley
Two of the serious must-have racing reads are under this author’s byline. They are among his earliest work and possibly even more thrilling to read today—because no one does it like this anymore—than they were then.
by Gordon M. Buehrig with William S. Jackson
Many of you will know the cars: the coffin-nosed Cords, the dual-cowl Duesenbergs and the elegant Continental Mark II. Some of you may know the name Gordon Buehrig–the mind and the hand that conceived them.
by J.L. Elbert
Did the individual marque history genre begin in 1973, as has been argued, with the publication by Automobile Quarterly of its histories of Cadillac and Corvette? This book, now nearly forgotten, clearly set the stage nearly 25 years earlier. And it still deserves a spot on the serious enthusiast’s bookshelf.
by James Wieland and Edward Force
“America’s Oldest Toy Company” started in the 1890s and is still around—making about 40 million items a year! And it all began in the laundry trade. This little book is a nifty survey.
by Elizabeth Nagle-Turnbull
To this day we think of the storied drivers by that name but it is the “other” Bentley Boys—the mechanics—who first called themselves that.
by the editors of The Saturday Evening Post
This American magazine was founded in 1821 and became a weekly in 1897 reaching millions of homes. It covered current events—and the automobile and the people behind and around it were most certainly that. Here is a collection of ads, commentaries, poems, stories, essays, reminiscences, and illustrations.
by Gregor J. Grant
The author of the iconic The Boy’s Book of Motor Sport also had his adult audience covered, with books and a weekly magazine that followed motor racing in a serious, data-intensive way.
by Noël Woodall
In Britain, license plates normally stay with the car throughout its life. Personalized number plates are a big thing there, and for some fifty years one guy traded in them. This is his first of many books.
by Constance Mayfield Rourke
At her alma mater, Vassar, this author pioneered the scholarly study of American culture. From P.T. Barnum to Davy Crockett to the vast subject of American Humor, her insightful observations haven fallen somewhat off the radar these days after years of being a de rigeur part of anthologies.
by Count Giovanni “Johnny” Lurani with Luigi Martinatto
Tens of thousands are said to have attended the funeral of “The Flying Mantuan,” the fastest driver of the day—who had selected the tortoise as his mascot. He was a legend in his lifetime. But why?