Books ...


A small selection of publications I read for you
 
 

The Life Steve McQueen ...


The Life Steve McQueen explores and celebrates the films, racing, style and overall life that made Steve McQueen The King of Cool and an enduring icon ...

Published on 12.14.2017

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The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro ...


A beautifully assembled book on the history of the brand. There is a glimpse of almost every important model of Camaro since 1967. A very nice 288-page book also stuffed with photos, published by Motorbooks ...

Published on 11.04.2017

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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild the book ...


This 64 page soft cover book features over 90 color photos of top Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild models from the 1930s to the late 1960's. Many of the teenagers who built these models became famous designers, architects and even NASA engineers ...

Published on 09.14.2017

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The Performing Art of the American Automobile ...


The Hendricks Collection on Exhibit at the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum. In another superb collaboration, Stein and Furman showcase one hundred years of American automotive innovation via Discovery Channel founder John S. Hendricks’s unequaled collection ...

Published on 03.14.2017

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Cadillac 110 years luxury book ...


For all those who love Cadillacs, this book is a real gem. The pages are bright, very bright, the jacket is also remarkable. The main cover is black cloth. Page after page beautiful lines and curves of one of the largest American auto brands. it's an art book that focuses on the glory days of Cadillac ...

Published on 03.04.2017

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American Muscle Supercars by Tom Glatch ...


A wonderful, well written book on the subject providing a captivating mix of technical details, insider trivia and background stories - impossible to put down! The author displays a deep knowledge and passion for American supercars, providing a riveting cross section from classic cars to modern trucks - all illustrated by artful high quality photographs. This book makes a great addition for your enthusiast library or your man cave alike ...

Published on 02.04.2017

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The Cars of Harley Earl ...


Harley Earl's drive toward bold and innovative design spurred American car design during the mid-twentieth century. His distinctive designs defined the 1950s finned cars and set American automotive design on the path it has followed into the modern era. With this indepth examination, you learn the inside story of these remarkable cars and the man behind them. It's an essential addition to any automotive library ...

Published on 02.04.2016

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Setting the Pace, Oldsmobile First 100 Years ...


In this book you will discover the history of the Oldsmobile firm. Many photos in black and white and color. But life in the city of Lansing, MI. The authors Helen and James R. Jones Earley Walkinshaw shows what happened during this period 1970 - 1979. If you are a fan of Oldsmobile you like the book ...

Published on 01.14.2016

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Ford total performance the book ...


Ford’s racing success in the ’60s is legendary. Martyn’s book is the Who’s Who of the key players that made Ford Total Performance a reality. This includes Carroll Shelby, a visionary who walked into an unprecedented opportunity, and was instrumental in condensing Ford’s broad mission into reality. Martyn also reveals insights and interesting side stories about the era, and facts that weren’t included in the press releases ...

Published on 11.04.2015

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A Century of American Automotive Style ...


A Century of Automotive Style remains the book of choice for anyone interested in or involved with car design. Authored by Michael Lamm and Dave Holls, it’s a 100-year history that explains why cars looked-and look-the way they do, who designed what and why ...

Published on 08.04.2015

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Elgin Park Michael Paul Smith's second book ...


For his second book, which he wrote with Gail K. Ellison, Smith takes us behind the scenes, showing us just how he creates such lifelike scenes. At the same time, he introduces us to his legions of fans, some of whom have over time become remixers, contributors, and inspiration for Smith’s work ...

Published on 07.14.2015

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Cars of Tomorrow by Boys of Today ...


The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild was an automobile design competition which challenged boys to design and build a model of their own "idea" for a future car. The competition, conducted annually until 1968, gave boys between the ages 11-19 the opportunity to express their imagination, their design talent, their technical skills and, most importantly, their creative ingenuity in the design and building of a model car ...

Published on 05.14.2015

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The Jalopy Journal third book ...


The Jalopy Journal in print isn't a magazine. It's a book. And it's a book unlike anything you've ever read before. Flipping through it is akin to walking through a museum. It has white walls, white floors, gorgeous abstract art, and a furiously inebriated curator. And that's really the best way I can describe it ...

Published on 05.04.2015

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Rik Hoving's First Custom Car book ...


In 2010, Rik Hoving and Palle Johansen set out on a quest to gather as much research material on Jack Stewart-’s 1941 Ford as possible, in an all-out effort to make their restoration Jack’s Ford undisputedly accurate. The overwhelming- amount of information they uncovered inspired Rik Hoving to write this book ...

Published on 02.04.2015

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GM's Motorama The Legendary Show & Concept Cars ...


David W. Temple in 2006 published his first book on the Motorama, The Glamorous Show Cars of a Cultural Phenomenon, eight years later, David presents this new book GM's Legendary Show & Concept Cars. Within the pages of this volume, you get to relive this glorious era of automotive history and revisit the advanced show cars that inspired so many new models. This book features fascinating period photography of Motorama cars at the show, in development, and at different locales. No other automotive show rivaled the Motorama for stunning productions and awe-inspiring cars, which makes this a must-have book ...

Published on 11.14.2014

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Retronaut, The Photographic Time Machine ...


From the first photograph of the finger, to that of Tippi Hedren when his cigarette is being lit by a raven, Retronaut has everything to please. Its founder and creator, Chris Wild, has created a site that makes you discover the past in an incredible way. Filled with images of the past showing an alternative vision of our "today", the site appropriates the collective card that we all have in mind in order to tear it into small pieces ...

Published on 10.14.2014

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Corvette, America's Star-Spangled Sports Car ...


The Corvette community has long been asking for an update of Karl Ludvigsen Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car, published in 1973 and last refreshed in 1978. Ludvigsen has taken that task to heart. Covered in no less than 52 chapters, the essential elements of the original Corvette bible are still here, but it has been fully revised, reorganized, and expanded, including the addition of hundreds of new photos and illustrations ...

Published on 07.14.2014

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The Automotive Art of David Snyder ...


David Snyder started drawing cars, airplanes and trains at the age of six. His passion for transportation history continues today. David graduated from Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. A successful career in advertising as a designer, art director and illustrator left him yearning to paint the transportation history he remembered from his youth. The artistry of the automobile never escaped his attention ...

Published on 03.14.2014

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Tales from the Back Bumper - A Century of BC Licence Plates ...


To distract their young son on a cross-continental car trip, Christopher Garrish’s parents encouraged him to illustrate all the different licence plates he saw. Thirty years on, Chris still finds himself scanning for plates and recording what he sees on his award-winning website, BCpl8s.ca. He has also published articles on British Columbia ...

Published on 12.14.2013

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Spindizzies, Gas-Powered Model Racers by Eric Zausner ...


Spindizzy racing started in Los Angeles in the late 1930s when hobbyists began building miniature cars powered by the engines of their model airplanes, which were fueled by a mix of alcohol, castor oil and gasoline. " Eric Zausner has published this lavish 250 page large, format (11x17 inch) book containing over 350 color photos of gasoline-powered cars from the 1930's through the 1990's ...

Published on 12.04.2013

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Ticket to New York by Gaspar Walter ...


Surf the waves of Rockaway Beach, graffiti the walls in Queens, pull an all-nighter in Brooklyn’s insomniac streets, be dazzled by a million lights of Times Square, take in the breathtaking view from Rockerfeller Center, off to discover Chinatown, take to the streets in the town that never sleeps, and discover the thousand facets of this ''world capital'' ...

Published on 11.14.2013

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GM's Motorama The Glamorous Show Cars of a Cultural Phenomenon ...


This book recreates the drama of the eight GM Motorama staged between 1949 and 1961, focusing on the cars that took center stage and came to define an era of auto styling. In words and period photographs GM's Motorama revisits the star-studded extravaganzas that introduced the public to "dream cars" destined to become legends from the 1951 LeSabre and the turbine-powered Firebirds to the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and Corvette prototype ...

Published on 05.14.2013

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Automotiv by Ever Meulen ...


Automotiv is a book about the automobile adventure, which is deployed with elegance and optimism over a century dedicated to the pursuit of speed. Directed masterfully by Ever Meulen, born in Kuurne (Belgium) in 1946. Illustrator is a very creative artist, author of comics, many illustrations, posters found at lithographs ...

Published on 02.14.2013

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Welcome to Elgin Park by Michael Paul Smith ...


Elgin Park is a special book devoted to nostalgia for an era that is disappearing at a rapid pace. Michael Paul Smith has built an imaginary small town 1940s to mid-1960s, all in the form of Dioramas to scale 1/24 and then photographed his fantastic collection ...

Published on 10.04.2012

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Road Movie, USA ...


The term road movie appears in the 60 United States with the release of Easy Rider Dennis Hopper in 1969. In general, the road movie shows two friends who leave the city and take a drive to escape to a mythical destination or unknown. However Bénoliel Bernard and Jean-Baptiste Thoret believe that the road movie is part of a much longer history and assimilate Wizard of Oz (1939) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940) in road movies ...

Published on 07.14.2012

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The Jalopy Journal the book ...


Just like JalopyJournal.com and H.A.M.B. Forum, the second book of the Jalopy Journal brings together some of the best hot rods in print. From a road trip of the 1960s in a model 'T' rod with an Oldsmobile engine, unpublished photos of the golden era of Bonneville, it's an essential book that all that hot rod lover must own in his collection ...

Published on 07.04.2012

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