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MG - Guide

by Karl Ludvigsen & John Christy

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1958): “… In this book John Christy and Karl Ludvigsen have set down not only the joy of MG ownership but a comprehensive history showing how it all began. However, they haven’t stopped...


RENAULT - Guide

by Sloniger

“ … There you have the basic Renaults and a few of their infinite variations. This book is just a start on the fun and frosting available for the Renault 750, Renault Caravelle and Renault Dauphine. Your...


MERCEDES-BENZ - Guide

by Karl Ludvigsen & Karl E. Ludvigsen

“ In view of the number of volumes that have been produced in recent years about Germany’s most famous auto maker, it must seem presumptuous to add yet another to the stack. Being relatively thin, this one...


PEUGEOT - Guide

by Sloniger

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1961): “ …The rampant lion of Peugeot is really no newcomer to America. Modern Peugeot fans tend to date their pleasure from a March day in 1958, when the New York Motor Show opened...


TRIUMPH - Guide

by Dave Allen & Dick Strome

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1959): “ … The Triumph Company has apparently always been in a hurry to get from one place to another. It began as a manufacturer of cycles back in the leisurely days of 1895. Triumph...


PORSCHE - Guide

by Sloniger

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1958): “ … One of the most important factors in selecting or evaluating any sports car is a knowledge of its history and development. More than perhaps any other car, the Porsche is...


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...


Builders and Drivers of Sports Cars

by Charles Lam Markmann & Mark Sherwin

Biographical sketches of the most famous Grand Prix and sports car racing builders: Sydney Allard, W. O. Bentley, A. C. Bertelli, Marc Birkigt, Ettore Bugatti, Colin Chapman, Louis Coatalen, Briggs Cunningham,...


A Power Primer - An Introduction to the Internal Combustion Engine

by Public Relations Staff General Motors

“ … This might be called a "sketch book of engines." Pictures have been substituted for words wherever possible, and the technical language has been held to a minimum. Most people today have at least a nodding...


Classic Japanese Performance Cars: History & Legacy

by Ben Hsu

One of the hottest new trends is to drive a vintage Japanese performance car. Learn performance upgrades with this book.


The Bugatti Story

by William Boddy

“… Ettore Bugatti was by common consent one of the most brilliant designers ever to work in the automotive field. He produced a greater range of models than any other single designer ever has done: racing...


Automotive giants of America

by Bertie Charles Forbes & Orline Dorman Foster

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1926): Curiosly, although our automobile industry is young, its leaders are not young men. Every one of the twenty is self-made. No other industry in this country or anywhere else in the...


The Triumph of an Idea. The Story of Henry Ford

by Ralph Henry Graves

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1934): The advent of the automobile brought a clash of industrial ideas. Should the new vehicle be high priced, obtainable only by the wealthy? Or should it be a vehicle of service to all...


On Wheels

by Michael Holroyd

From the bestselling author of A Book of Secrets, a brisk, charming, illustrated account of a motoring life

As a child, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family's cramped garage, which contained a wealth...


From Horse Power to Horsepower: Toronto: 1890-1930

by Mike Filey

As horse gave way to machine, the look of Toronto and the lifestyles of its inhabitants were irrevocably altered.


Old Car Detective: Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965

by Bill Sherk

In this hilarious collection of old car stories, Canada's very own "Old Car Detective" Bill Sherk presents 80 of his favourite stories spanning the years from 1925 to 1965. Behind every old car there's a story...


I'll Never Forget My First Car: Stories from Behind the Wheel

by Bill Sherk

A hilarious story collection that describes the trials and tribulations that often follow the decision to purchase a car for the first time.


Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

by Catherine Lutz & Anne Lutz Fernandez

Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices are is widely known, the problems we face every day because...


The Yugo

by Jason Vuic

Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And...


Great Racing Drivers of the World

by Hans Tanner

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1958): Biographical sketches of 37 of the most famous Grand Prix and sports car racing drivers. Included are all of the old-time greats as well as those who have made names for themselves...