Archive for Items Categorized 'Out of Print', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Sports Cars of the Future

by Strother MacMinn

First impression is this is a modest little book (especially if comparing it to some of the multi-pound coffee table picture books). But once read, especially if reading now in the 21st century, it is virtually impossible to forget.

Autos 1900–1905 and 1906–1912

Both of these little books were assembled and printed in 1972. And, while both have long been out-of-print, a recently discovered box of new-old, never-before-in-circulation stock of both of these two books makes it possible for them to be sold brand new again for as long as there is supply.

The Classic Car Paintings of Alan Fearnley

by Alan Fearnley

If you have ever visited the corporate offices of Rolls-Royce, Porsche, or Mercedes, to name a few, you may have seen a “Fearnley” hanging on the wall. Scores of corporate and private clients have commissioned his work as he is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists of works with transportation themes.

The Art of Dexter Brown

by Robert Edwards

This biography in words and pictures in the publisher’s fine series on automobile art coincided with an exhibition of the artist’s “The Way We Were” series of some 50 paintings at the John Noot Galleries in England in October 2001. Brown was present at the gallery opening to sign copies of this book.

Vintage Travel Guides

Navigation systems in cars are here to stay. They can be a real boon to getting where you need to go on time. But, for the less time constrained, there is another way of finding your way around new environs. True, it isn’t as quick and easy as plugging in your destination and then mindlessly following the synthesized voice of your mechanized navigator. However, it is more fun, more romantic and much more stylish to plan your motoring trips with the aid of vintage travel guides.

Two classic books by Ken Purdy

Purdy was a prolific freelance writer during the 1940s–1970s. He edited magazines directed toward men including True and Argosy, writing authoritatively on many subjects, but is remembered primarily for his car-related material. It is no accident that the Award For Excellence in Automotive Journalism given by the International Motor Press Association is named after him.

Magic Motors 1930

by Brooks T Brierley

One way to approach this book is to consider it as an essay in photos. The introduction states right away that the reader is “assumed to have some familiarity with the subject” and that the book is not meant to be “a comprehensive marque-by-marque history.”

Equations of Motion: Adventure, Risk and Innovation

by William F Milliken

You’ve heard the saying about someone having “forgotten more than the rest of us will ever know.” This certainly applies to Bill Milliken, except that he hasn’t forgotten anything! He was 95 years old when he published the first version of this autobiography, the hardcover edition.

Dodge B-Series Trucks: Restorer’s & Collector’s Reference Guide and History

by Don Bunn

Bunn’s passion for this truck was fueled by his purchase in 1973 of a 1952 half-ton. He became a charter member of the Light Commercial Vehicle Association and quickly found that there was little or no information available to someone who wanted to rebuild or restore an old B-Series truck.

Flywheel, Memories of the Open Road

by Swallow, Pill, and the Muhlberg Motor Club

This unique book demonstrates that enthusiasm for automobiles and the printed word can survive even under the most terrible of conditions as, for instance, in a gritty German POW camp. It reprints the best of the world’s most unusual, cheapest, and lowest-circulation car mag, published in 1944–45 by half a dozen bored but talented inmates of Stalag IVb.