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Auto Sports & Hobbies

Selected Books

Baime, A. J.
Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at le Mans
GV1029.15.B35 2009
Go Like Hell tells the story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company and enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, trying to design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari in the Grand Prix at le Mans.
 
Branham, H. A.
Bill France, Jr.: The Man Who Made NASCAR
GV1032.F73 B73 2010
Former NASCAR president, chairman, and CEO William Clifton France is remembered as the man who followed his visionary father at the helm of NASCAR and guided NASCAR to unprecedented levels of popularity.
 
Down, Barrie
Art Deco and British Car Design: The Airline Cars of the 1930s
TL57.D693 2010x
The Art Deco movement influenced design and marketing in the British motor industry during the 1930s, a radical era in automotive design.
 
Gross, Ken
The Allure of the Automobile: Driving in Style, 1930-1965
TL255.G75 2010
A celebration of the finest designs of the Golden Age of automotive design, presenting eighteen of the world’s rarest and most brilliantly conceived cars from 1930 to the mid-1960s, including masterpieces from Bugatti, Dusenberg, Delage, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Ferrari.
 
Hawley, Samuel Jay
Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties
GV1033.H39 2010x
Speed Duel documents the quest for the land speed record (LSR) in the 1960s and the rivalry between two American drivers, Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove. By 1965, Arfons and Breedlove had pushed the record up to 600 miles per hour.
 
Leffingwell, Randy
Legendary Corvettes: 'Vettes made famous on track and screen
q TL215.C6 L4427 2010x
Through victory at racetracks, exposure in film and television, or other notable achievements, a select few Corvettes have attained mythic status. Eighteen are portrayed here, including the first-generation Corvettes used in the classic television series Route 66.
 
Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing
PN4784.A94 L54 2010
Life Is a Highway is a collection of the best automotive writing to date, capturing the joys of the automobile, the historical circumstances of its creation, and the major events, people, and cars involved.
 
O'Rourke, P. J.
Driving Like Crazy
PN6231.A8 O76 2009x
"Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending, Celebrating America the Way It's Supposed to Be - with an Oil Well in Every Backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in Every Carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Mowing Our Lawn"
PN6231.A8 O76 2009x
In a collection spanning over three decades, the famed humorist and certified gearhead chronicles his love affair with the automobile from mid-twentieth century until now, in a humorous romp through all things on four wheels.
 
Pierce, Daniel S.
Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France
GV1029.9.S74 P54 2010
In this history of the stock car racing circuit known as NASCAR, Daniel Pierce offers a look at the sport from its postwar beginnings on Daytona Beach and Piedmont dirt tracks through the early 1970s when the sport spread beyond its southern roots and gained national recognition.
 

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DVDs

(NASCAR) Full Throttle Adrenaline
(DVD) GV1029.9.S74 F85 2008x
This collectible two-DVD set interviews NASCAR drivers to hear their thoughts on the G-force pressures of racing, and the skills and focus needed to stay off the wall and in the victory lane.
 
The Ride of Their Lives
(DVD) GV1029.9.S74 R5355 2009x
An adrenaline-filled journey chronicling the history of NASCAR, presented in accounts from the people who lived it. Includes archival footage and interviews with famed NASCAR personalities.
 

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