Archive for Items Categorized 'Out of Print', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Bruce McCall
In a former life, McCall was a principal in McCaffery & McCall, the huge New York advertising agency that served Mercedes-Benz USA. On the side, he wrote less serious stories for Car & Driver (remember the Denbeigh Super Chauvinist?), Playboy, and The National Lampoon.
Those Elegant Rolls-Royce
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.
Return to Power: The Grands Prix of 1966 and 1967
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.
Cars at Speed, Classic Stories from Grand Prix’s Golden Age
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.
Rolling Sculpture: A Designer and His Work
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.
Duesenberg, The Mightiest American Motor Car
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.
Tootsie Toys, World’s First Diecast Models
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.
The Other Bentley Boys
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.
The Automobile Book
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.
Car Number Galaxy/Celebrities
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.