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  • Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding

    Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding

    Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding, tells the whole story, from his pre-war Lake Muroc and car club activities, his service in the military, starting a small business fabricating parts and making cams in the back of a rented shop, and then selling cams to other rodders. It covers how he grew a business from a single cam grinder and became the leading cam authority in barely 10 years.

    $36.95
  • Street Sleepers: The Art of the Deceptively Fast Car

    Street Sleepers: The Art of the Deceptively Fast Car

    In Street Sleepers, the secrets are exposed and the owners and builders of some of America's quickest street machines share their deceptive art. Outstanding photography and in-depth owner interviews tell the tale, and even track times are shared.

    $24.95
  • Great Classic Muscle Cars Compared

    Great Classic Muscle Cars Compared

    Chevy's Chevelle, Impala, Camaro and Corvette go head-to-head against Pontiac's GTO and Firebird; Dodge's Charger, Coronet, Super Bee and Dart GTS; Olds 4-4-2 and Cutlass; Ford's Fairlane, Galaxie, and others.

    $29.95
  • Fords of the Fifties

    Fords of the Fifties

    Fords of the Fifties is a book about Ford Motor Company and its cars during the 1950s -- the romantic decade of chrome, fins, and dual exhausts.

    $24.95
  • How to Build Altered Wheelbase Cars

    How to Build Altered Wheelbase Cars

    Renowned writer Steve Magnante first walks readers through the colorful history of the altered wheelbase period and then shows them how to perform these radical modifications themselves.

    $26.95
  • Fords of the Sixties

    Fords of the Sixties

    This all-color classic tells the inside stories of Ford during the Total Performance sixties.

    $24.95
  • Fifties Flashback: A Nostalgia Trip!

    Fifties Flashback: A Nostalgia Trip!

    Rediscover the nostalgic history of the way things were in the 1950's with over 375 photos and illustrations featuring the cars, clothes, movies, drive-ins, service stations and so much more.

    $19.95
  • Steve Magnante's 1001 Mustang Facts

    Steve Magnante's 1001 Mustang Facts

    Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. There are 1,001 well-researched Mustang facts in this book that will surprise even the most esteemed experts. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information about all of generations of this wildly popular pony car shared on every page.

    $26.95
  • How to Drag Race

    How to Drag Race

    NHRA veteran McKenna uses over 300 color photos to show you what to expect your first time out, how to set your street or racecar up for consistency and speed, and driving techniques for enthusiasts at all levels.

    $26.95
  • Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits

    Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits

    World-leading authority Tim Boyd takes you through the entire era of muscle car kits, covering the options, collectability, variety availability, and value of these wonderful kits today. Boyd also takes you through the differences between the original kits, the older reproduction kits, and the new reproduction kits many people find at swap meets today.

    $34.95
  • Toivonen - Pauli, Henri & Harri: Finland's fastest family

    Toivonen - Pauli, Henri & Harri: Finland's fastest family

    This book tells the fascinating story of the Toivonen family in rallying and racing. It is an intimate and touching portrait of Finland's fastest family, wonderfully illustrated by the best images from the inexhaustible McKlein archive.

    $74.95
  • Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports

    Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports

    Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports is the most comprehensive gathering of imagery ever assembled on Linda Vaughn. Whether you are simply a fan of Linda or a collector of Linda Vaughn memorabilia, this will be the premier piece in your collection!

    $42.95
  • How to Hook & Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip

    How to Hook & Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip

    Author Dick Miller explains the physics behind what gets a car moving from a standing start. Getting the rear tires to really bite and gain maximum traction is divided into several small steps, and Miller walks you through each phase of the launch.

    $26.95
  • Lost Road Courses: Riverside, Ontario, Bridgehampton & More

    Lost Road Courses: Riverside, Ontario, Bridgehampton & More

    In the pages of this book, a nostalgic tour of these vintage road circuits unfolds. Many period photos illustrate the racing action and the tracks themselves in their former glory, and modern color shows the tracks as they currently stand. If you're a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this book is a must-have.

    $32.95
  • Peter Falk - 33 Years of Porsche Rennsport and Development: People, Cars, Stories

    Peter Falk - 33 Years of Porsche Rennsport and Development: People, Cars, Stories

    Peter Falk shared his personal Porsche stories and fascinating insights with author Wilfried M ller. The images in this book come from Peter Falk's private collection, from the Porsche Historical Archive, and from the vast cache at McKlein Photography. Along with the contributions from former colleagues and race drivers, these images and stories give an in-depth portrayal of Peter Falk's 33 years with Porsche.

    $99.95
  • 1001 Drag Racing Facts: The Golden Age of Top Fuel, Funny Cars, Door Slammers & More

    1001 Drag Racing Facts: The Golden Age of Top Fuel, Funny Cars, Door Slammers & More

    Spanning the 1950s through the 1980s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Eliminators such as Gassers and Altereds, Stocks, Super Stocks, and more.

    $26.95
  • Match Race Mayhem: Drag Racing's Grudges, Rivalries and Big-Money Showdowns

    Match Race Mayhem: Drag Racing's Grudges, Rivalries and Big-Money Showdowns

    Veteran drag race author Doug Boyce tells the tale of the history of match racing through the cars, the drivers, the events, the classes, the rivalries, and everything else that was fun about match racing during the golden era. It's all here, complemented by wonderful vintage photography provided by the fans and professionals in attendance. If you are a fan of any class of drag racing, from any era, Match Race Mayhem is a fun addition to your racing library.

    $36.95
  • 1001 NASCAR Facts: Cars, Tracks, Milestones, Personalities

    1001 NASCAR Facts: Cars, Tracks, Milestones, Personalities

    Similar to other books in CarTech's 1001 Facts Series, this edition on NASCAR will leave no stone unturned. Covered in depth are 65+ years of the cars, tracks, milestones, and personalities that have made this sport what it is today. With this book you will be racing through the pages and absorbing information that will make you a walking encyclopedia of NASCAR knowledge.

    $26.95
  • The Cars of Harley Earl

    The Cars of Harley Earl

    With this in-depth examination of Harley Earl, you learn the inside story of his distinctive 1950s finned cars that pushed automotive design into the modern era.

    $42.95
  • Dodge Scat Pack and Plymouth Rapid Transit System: Chrysler's Muscle Car Marketing Programs 1968-1972

    Dodge Scat Pack and Plymouth Rapid Transit System: Chrysler's Muscle Car Marketing Programs 1968-1972

    You will relive the muscle cars, advertisements, and marketing tools employed by Chrysler in this first-ever book published on these Mopar programs by author and historian Jim Schild.

    $36.95
  • 1001 Steve McQueen Facts: The Rides, Roles and Realities of the King of Cool

    1001 Steve McQueen Facts: The Rides, Roles and Realities of the King of Cool

    Ask any 25-year-old car or motorcycle nut, born over a decade after his death, who Steve McQueen is, and they'll immediately recognize the collector and racer. Author Tyler Greenblatt has waded through the plethora of information available to compile 1,001 of the most interesting Steve McQueen facts in this cumulative volume that is sure to keep fans of the actor, racer, and collector enthralled for hours.

    $29.95
  • Jacky Ickx: Mister Le Mans, and much more

    Jacky Ickx: Mister Le Mans, and much more

    This comprehensive account of the career of Jacky Ickx takes us from his first races with Ford Lotus Cortinas and Mustangs through to his Formula One career, where he drove for Ferrari, Brabham, and Lotus, among others.

    $74.95
  • Gloria - A Lifetime Motorcyclist: 75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding

    Gloria - A Lifetime Motorcyclist: 75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding

    In Gloria Struck: 75 years on Two Wheels, Gloria Tramontin Struck shares with you all of her favorite stories, from back when she was being raised behind her father's motorcycle shop in Clifton NJ, through 75 years of riding tales, all the way to the present, where she is rightfully celebrated at motorcycles rallies and events.

    $24.95
  • The Corvette Hunter: Kevin Mackay's Greatest Corvette Finds

    The Corvette Hunter: Kevin Mackay's Greatest Corvette Finds

    Kevin Mackay tells story after story of finding and restoring valuable Corvettes such as the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans racer that took 1st in class. He also tells stories of Steve McQueen's 1966 Corvette, the 1967 Bounty Hunter racer, 1968 Sunray DX #2 and #3, and chassis #003 from 1953. If you like L88 Corvettes, no one has bought and restored more of them than Kevin Mackay! Few authorities in the hobby could be counted on to provide this much entertainment in a single volume.

    $26.95
  • Lost Muscle Cars

    Lost Muscle Cars

    Lost Muscle Cars is a collection of stories written by enthusiasts about their quest to find these extremely rare and valuable muscle cars.

    $26.95
  • McRae: just Colin

    McRae: just Colin

    This book details the real Colin McRae, from his humble beginnings to global fame through world championship success. It explains his natural talent, flamboyant driving style, and epic wins as well as his rivalries, friendships, and spectacular crashes. This book uncovers every aspect of Colin's character with a collection of personal stories told by family and friends who knew him best.

    $74.95
  • Steve Magnante's 1001 Corvette Facts

    Steve Magnante's 1001 Corvette Facts

    In this latest volume of the popular 1001 Facts series, Steve Magnante turns his attention to the most popular American sports car ever built, the Chevrolet Corvette. Magnante covers them all here, generation by generation. Corvette fans of any generation are sure to love this collection.

    $26.95
  • Lost Drag Strips II: More Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past

    Lost Drag Strips II: More Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past

    Lost Drag Strips II picks up where the first volume left off, covering even more tracks with archival photos of racing in the tracks' heyday, the cars that ran there, and coverage of the tracks as they exist today.

    $32.95
  • Pete Hill--A Legend on Two Wheels: World's Fastest Knucklehead

    Pete Hill--A Legend on Two Wheels: World's Fastest Knucklehead

    Thousands of drag race fans remember Pete Hill,the humble and very successful racer from Greenville, South Carolina. Without a big sponsor and riding a blown, fuel-burning Knucklehead, Pete Hill not only beat the other Harleys but he also beat the Kawasakis. And all with an obsolete V-Twin design that went out of production in 1948. Written by his one-person pit crew, his wife Jackie Hill, this book follows Pete's career from his first Knucklehead-powered four-wheel dragster to his ascension to motorcycle Top Fuel.

    $27.95
  • Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now

    Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now

    Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then and Now takes a unique look at the most memorable, interesting, and successful cars from this golden age of drag racing. Follow the history through original photos of the cars during their heyday all the way to the present.

    $36.95
  • Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford's Special Vehicle Activity Program

    Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford's Special Vehicle Activity Program

    Author Charlie Henry (a former Kar-Kraft employee) has enlisted the help of many of his former co-workers to bring you the very first book ever published on Ford's all-encompassing special projects facility, Kar-Kraft.

    $44.95
  • Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits

    Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits

    This all-new book covers what was often the inspiration for all the crazy show rods, the model kits themselves. Viewed from a collector's standpoint rather than a builder's point of view, all of the coolest and wildest kits are featured. Covers the builders, designers, the manufacturers and of course, the collectors.

    $32.95
  • Jim Clark: Racing Hero

    Jim Clark: Racing Hero

    This book tells the story of Jim Clark's extraordinary racing career and portrays his personal life from A to Z. Author Graham Gauld followed the career of the Scotsman right from its beginning. This lavishly illustrated book contains many rare images from various well-known archives, helping to complete an intimate portrait of a true sporting champion.

    $134.95
  • Steve Magnante's 1001 Muscle Car Facts

    Steve Magnante's 1001 Muscle Car Facts

    Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. There are 1001 well-researched muscle car facts in this book that even the most esteemed experts would be surprised to learn. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great American makes.

    $26.95
  • The History of AMC Motorsports: Trans-Am, Quarter-Mile, NASCAR, Bonneville and More

    The History of AMC Motorsports: Trans-Am, Quarter-Mile, NASCAR, Bonneville and More

    The History of AMC Motorsports from veteran racing journalist Bob McClurg covers it all, from a Nash-American Motors corporate history, the first years of NASCAR, the 1960s efforts that included Trans-Am and drag racing Super Stock programs, to the Craig Breedlove land speed record efforts when 106 world records were shattered and covered by Hot Rod magazine.

    $44.95
  • The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide: 1970 1/2 - 1981

    The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide: 1970 1/2 - 1981

    This is sure to become the ultimate second-generation Firebird reference book. Complementing the detail and year-by-year analysis is archival photography from the development of these cars as well as beautiful color photos of original and restored examples today. This book tells the entire story of these immensely popular cars, whether you are into the second generation of F-Body regular models, Formula 400 performance models, the Super Duty Trans Ams, or the cars of Smokey and the Bandit fame.

    $36.95
  • Cobra Jet: The History of Ford's Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

    Cobra Jet: The History of Ford's Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

    The history of the Cobra Jet comes back to life by showcasing the vast array of Ford and Mercury iron that could be ordered with this performance option, including the current, low-production Cobra Jet Mustangs built from 2008 to the present that terrorize the drag strip. This all-encompassing book is the first to specifically feature the Cobra Jet cars of yesterday and today.

    $44.95
  • Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s

    Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s

    Relive some of the cleverest marketing campaigns auto manufacturers created during a time when America was changing every day.

    $44.95
  • Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

    Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

    Revisit the glorious 1960s and early 1970s, when cars from Reynolds Buick, Yeakel Chrysler-Plymouth, Mel Burns Ford, and others created the lasting muscle car legacy through innovative advertising and over-the-top performance. Detailed text and more than 250 historic photos and illustrations provide the history of those dealerships.

    $36.95
  • 1964 Pontiac GTO: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 8

    1964 Pontiac GTO: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 8

    Under the guidance of Bunkie Knudsen, John DeLorean, Bill Collins, and others, Pontiac installed the high-performance 389 V-8 into the nimble and lightweight intermediate-size LeMans chassis. It was a watershed moment for Pontiac; the 1964 GTO delivered astounding performance and created the muscle car blueprint that the Detroit manufacturers followed in the 1960s and 1970s. The 1964 GTO is a landmark car, and this book goes well beyond the glossy overview of other books about this car.

    $22.95
  • Industry Legends Bundle

    Industry Legends Bundle

    A collection of three books. Isky, Carrol Shelby and Linda Vaughn share their memories.

    $116.85
  • The Definitive Barracuda & Challenger Guide: 1970-1974

    The Definitive Barracuda & Challenger Guide: 1970-1974

    Plymouth Barracudas and Dodge Challengers are some of the most powerful and valuable Mopar muscle cars ever built. If you have been searching for the comprehensive story and vital option information for these classic Mopar muscle cars, you don't need to look any further.

    $42.95
  • Corvette Special Editions: Includes Pace Cars, L88s, Callaways, Z06s and More

    Corvette Special Editions: Includes Pace Cars, L88s, Callaways, Z06s and More

    Keith Cornett of CorvetteBlogger.com compiles a murderer's row of special-edition Corvettes in this first-ever compilation on the subject. This book is an encyclopedia of information, as you will learn about some of the rarest Corvettes on the planet.

    $44.95
  • Hubert Platt: Fast Fords of the "Georgia Shaker"

    Hubert Platt: Fast Fords of the "Georgia Shaker"

    A 1986 NHRA Hall of Fame member, Hubert Platt's lasting legacy on the sport can't be denied. Whether he was launching his Falcon with the door open, conducting a Ford Drag Team seminar, or setting a national record at the 1967 US Nationals in his Fairlane, Platt's imprint on drag racing was all-encompassing. His son and fellow drag racer, Allen Platt, shares his dad's iconic career in Hubert Platt: Fast Fords of the Georgia Shaker!

    $36.95
  • 1969 Plymouth Road Runner: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 5

    1969 Plymouth Road Runner: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 5

    Volume No. 5 of CarTech's Muscle Cars In Detail series covers the 1969 Plymouth Road Runner.

    $22.95
  • COPO Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle Cars

    COPO Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle Cars

    Chevy muscle car aficionado and author Matt Avery retraces the history of the COPO program and the creation of these premier muscle cars. He has scoured archives and tracked down owners and personnel involved in the program to deliver a comprehensive story and complete guide to the COPO cars.

    $44.95
  • Chrysler's Motown Missile: Mopar

    Chrysler's Motown Missile: Mopar

    The drama of 1970s Chrysler Pro Stock drag racing unfolds in this new book, which focuses on the racing and technological evolution of the legendary Motown Missile and Mopar Missile racing programs from 1970 to 1977.

    $36.95
  • Dyno Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson

    Dyno Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson

    If you are a fan of a certain era of racing, a Ford fan, or certainly a Dyno Don fan, this book will be a welcome addition to your library. Follow his Hall of Fame career on the match race circuit.

    $36.95
  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 1

    1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS: Muscle Cars In Detail No. 1

    Get an in-depth study of the 1970 Chevelle SS 454 with a look at design, concepts, marketing, promotion and present day value.

    $22.95
  • Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and Competition

    Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and Competition

    Author Steve Lehto gives a thorough and detailed account of the history of this battle that culminated with the final wars between the Ford Talladega/Mercury Cyclone and the Dodge Daytona/Plymouth Superbird.

    $44.95
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