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This is the book I’ve been waiting for. For an automotive enthusiast early to the classic car hobby, but late to the motorsport scene, Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling answers the easy questions I should have learned a long time ago.read more
This week, in 1933, R. Buckminster Fuller, made a name for himself in the automotive world when he applied for a patent for his Dymaxion car.
To call the Dymaxion a car would be generous.
Though the automotive industry was still in its youth, the Dymaxion was a vehicle unlike anything even the most imaginative automotive minds had ever seen, and though it would see little commercial or critical success, the Dymaxion Car is undoubtedly a symbol that genius and madness both required a boundless imagination.read more
Mr. Cotter, author of well over a dozen books on the classic car hobby, most recently Motor City Barn Finds, has more than done his time on the road, exploring big cities and small towns on his search for the next great barn find and car enthusiast story to tell.read more
“The moral is clear,” Lewin writes. “Creativity is the lifeblood of the car business, but innovation must be carefully prepared to have a chance of success.”read more
Your first instinct, when you open The Art of Mopar, by Tom Glatch, is to dive into the deep end of Tom Loeser’s incredible light-painting photography. It is a good instinct, but if you limit yourself to window shopping the bright expanses of American flank and muscle, you are missing out on something truly spectacular.read more
Our technology, design, and industry has evolved so rapidly that it is often challenging to reconcile the early days of our history with the modern automobile, but perhaps they are not quite so far apart as they would seem on the surface.read more
It was an era that would see the end of Hudson, Packard, and DeSoto, as those who did not sense the changing of tides suffered in the new age of American Automobilia.
But if the times were changing, so were automakers, and before long America was privy to the Plymouth Valiant, the Chevrolet Corvair and, on this day September 2, 1959, the Ford Falcon.read more
Of course, we should know by now that we can trust Tom Cotter’s expertise, easy-going personality and choice of photographer to properly capture a universe we may never get to explore first hand. Alongside photographer Michael Alan Ross, Cotter delves deep into the barn find and automotive scene of Detroit. And, like the automotive archaeologist he calls himself, they strike gold.read more
On August 18, 1940, automotive titan Walter P. Chrysler passed away in New York. But, of course, it is not the anniversary of his death that is most important but, rather, the remarkable journey he took and the impact he made on the automotive industry during his life.read more
Of course, it was not any run-of-the-mill 1936 Chevy. Evernham, the New Jersey-born racer who was elected into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018, built what he described as “my dream Modified from when I was a kid.”read more
- Cotter did not coin the term “barn find,” but he has popularized it and in effect made a career of it, chasing down leads to acquire neglected cars of significance and sharing the stories of those cars and their discovery in several well-received books.
- It says something when a book about the history of the Mustang holds my attention. Mustang, by Donald Farr, part of the Speed Read Collection at Motorbooks, did.
- Author Zidrou and illustrator Sebastien Chebret come together to create a fantastical and yet not-so-fantastical look into the mind of a car-loving child with a big imagination, in Bobby’s Got a Brand New Car.
- As a professional mouse, I am here to tell you that if you want to protect your classic car from rodent damage this winter, you should hop on it now. As the weather turns colder we little critters seek warm and dry accommodations, and old cars are excellent at providing both.
- Knowing what to do after a road accident is a fundamental piece of a driver's education.
- By 1957, troops had pulled back, but Egypt hardly remained a safe or peaceful place for British ex-patriots like Raymond and Neville Flower, who had been working to develop a racing scene halfway across the world from home.
- On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. Had he been born 100 years later, he would have seen an automotive industry the likes of which early automakers could hardly dare dream, and yet, had he been born 100 years later, that very auto industry might never have come to pass.
- At the 1949 Geneva Auto Show a revised Porsche 356, with a rear-mounted engine, made its public debut on March 17, 68 years ago this week. It is this car that is widely recognized as the first series-production Porsche, and it is the car that put Porsche on the map of the world automakers.
- I could tell you that her driving suit and helmet are at The Smithsonian Institute, or that she became one of the first athletes in The Women’s Hall of Fame. I could list a hundred races, speeches and boundaries forever changed by her influence. But I won’t do that. I won’t tally her accomplishments like a grocery list, honoring her checkpoint by checkpoint as a celebration of her many years. That’s not what this is about.
- Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long. This month, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.