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Speed Secrets 5: The Complete Driver

by Ross Bentley

To succeed in any form of racing, a driver must be more than fast. In today’s ultra-competitive motorsports scene, where there’s competition for financial support as well as for checkered flags, a racer...


Speed Secrets II: More Professional Race Driving Techniques

by Ross Bentley

Discover the secrets that will make you a faster and more successful racecar driver with this up-to-date insight into the latest techniques in racing. Professional driver and driving coach Ross Bentley, reveals...


The Weekend Starts on Wednesday: True Stories of Remarkable NASCAR Fans

by Andrew Giangola & Tony Stewart

 In The Weekend Starts on Wednesday, NASCAR insider Andrew Giangola scoured the circuit and slept in school buses to find remarkable fans and tell their hilarious, heart-warming stories. With a keen eye for...


Railroad Signaling

by Brian Solomon

From the 1830s to today, the railroad industry has developed myriad complex mechanisms to help keep North America's railroad rights-of-ways safe, efficient, and relatively accident-free. In this paperback rerelease...


Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navy: A Bicentennial History

by Lieutenant Commander Lawrie Phillips

The Admiralty's specialist shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock produced over 200 warships for the Royal Navy, including 5 royal yachts, between 1814 and 1926. This long century, from the Napoleonic War until...


The Hemi in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

by Tom Cotter & Jay Leno

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“Tom Cotter's sequel to last year's best-selling The Cobra in the Barn relays one great tale after another, with players unearthing rare cars to die for. The treasures include an armored Mercedes-Benz...


The Life of the Automobile

by Steven Parissien

The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car.

The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines...


Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

by Lawrence Goldstone

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.

 

The feud between...


The Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide

by Don Danenberg

Now MBI Publishing Company's two top-selling boating titles-written by one of the world's top authorities on the subject of antique wooden boat restoration-are available in one volume. In this comprehensive...


Alco Locomotives

by Brian Solomon

Once the second-largest steam locomotive builder in the U.S., American Locomotive Company (Alco) produced 75,000 locomotives, among them such famous examples as the 4-6-4 Hudsons and 4-8-4 Niagaras built for...


The Complete Book of North American Railroading

by Kevin EuDaly & Mike Schafer

The year 1827 marked the completion of the United States' first railroad--and the beginning of a transformation of American life. This book, spanning nearly two centuries, offers an exhilarating tour of the...


Winning Autocross Techniques

by Ross Bentley & Per Schroeder

With its solo set-up, more subdued speeds, and endlessly varying events and courses, autocross is the easiest, safest,  and least expensive way to get into motorsports.  Anyone with a helmet and a car can...


Motorcycle Dream Garages

by Lee Klancher

You want to be on your motorcycle on the open road--but if you can't, then the next best place is the garage. There old bikes are restored, wild custom come to life, and friendships are made of beer, b.s.,...


Merchants of Speed: The Men Who Built America's Performance Industry

by Paul D. Smith

Hot rodding has always been about taking something that Detroit built and making it leaner and faster. At the epicenter of the movement was a cast of driven men who designed and manufactured the parts that made...


Riding on the Edge: A Motorcycle Outlaw's Tale

by John Hall

Ride with author John Hall into the turbulent world of 1960s bike club culture, from the time he joined an upstart motorcycle club from Dixie, and rose to become Long Island chapter president of the Pagans,...


Mickey Thompson

by Erik Arneson

On March 16, 1988, motorsport legend Mickey Thompson and his second wife, Trudy, were gunned down by hooded assassins in the driveway of their Bradbury, California, home. This shocking and brutal double-murder...


Vintage Diesel Power

by Brian Solomon

For those who enjoy seeing those colorful diesel locomotives of yesteryear at work, this book is a great way to reminisce.--The Michigan Railfan   If the evolution of the diesel locomotive captivates your interest, ...


Street Machines: Classics, Muscle Cars, Modern

by Sue Elliott

Any custom automotive project begins with making choices. There are choices under the hood, such as which engine will match well with a certain chassis and transmission. There are aesthetic choices, like whether...


Hot Rods

by Alan Mayes

Chopped or channeled, candy metalflaked or rusted-out, hot rods are institutions of American motoring. This collection of more than three dozen roadsters, coupes, rat rods, and show cars provides a nicely priced,...


Muscle Cars

by Mike Mueller

The 1960s and early 1970s were the age of raw American automotive power. Whether it was a classic Hemi 'Cuda, Pontiac GTO, Charger, or Boss Mustang, big engines were king at local drag strips and cruises. Muscle...