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Cuba’s Car Culture: Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair

American Iron Magazine Presents 1001 Harley-Davidson Facts

Pontiac Concept & Show Cars 1939 -1980

A History of Maine Built Automobiles & Motorized Vehicles 1834-1934
with a History of Maine License Plates

RUSTY PICKUPS: American Workhorses Put to Pasture

THE WINNERS BOOK:
A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF MOTOR RACING EVENTS 1895-2009

O'KEEFE WINNERS DATABASE
1895-20010

Real Road Racing–
The Santa Monica
Road Races

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Price: $34.95

Cuba’s Car Culture: Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair

by Tom Cotter


Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as:

-  Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts

-  Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts

-  Drag racing with no drag strip

In many ways, Cuba is in an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

Hard cover, 192 pages, 160 color & 38 B&W photos.




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Price: $24.95

American Iron Magazine Presents 1001 Harley-Davidson Facts

by Tyler Greenblatt

When anyone thinks of motorcycling, whether they are enthusiasts or only casually interested, the name Harley-Davidson immediately comes to mind. Harley-Davidson is among the oldest surviving motorcycle manufacturers; the company began in 1903 and continues to this day. Over the course of more than 100 years, the company has seen prosperous times as well as lean times, changes in focus and direction, evolution and revolution. All of that leads to a lot of company history and trivia.

American Iron Magazine associate editor Tyler Greenblatt has compiled 1,001 Harley-Davidson facts into this single volume, with subjects ranging from the historic powertrains to pop culture to Harley-Davidson as a company and manufacturer. Facts begin with the early years, when a motorcycle was not much more than a bicycle with an engine attached, to the war efforts of World War I, when 15,000 were put into service. During the 1920s, Harley-Davidson grew into the largest manufacturer in the world, and that momentum helped carry it through the Great Depression and into World War II. Postwar development and AMF ownership are also covered in detail, as well as the restructuring and revival of the brand in recent years.

Whether you're a casual rider, racer, or restorer, Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will be sure to find something in this book for that next conversation with fellow hobbyists. This book will keep Harley-Davidson enthusiasts entertained for hours, and is a great edition to any motorcycling library.

Soft cover, 368 pages, 106 B&W photos. 



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Price: $39.95

Pontiac Concept & Show Cars
1939 -1980

by Don Keefe


Pontiac distinguished itself from other GM brands. Not only did it create the GTO, Firebird, Trans Am, and Bonne­ville, but the company’s dedicated staff designed, devel­oped, and built some of the most audacious and progres­sive experimental and concept cars. The management, engineers, and designers had a bold and distinct vision for Pontiac, and these cars were infused with their unique passion and vision. With a keen eye on the future, Pontiac created ground-breaking designs to show its customers what was possible.

Pontiac Concept and Show Cars: 1939-1980 gives you a comprehensive perspective of these landmark cars in the history of automotive design. Don Keefe, Pontiac historian and former editor of Smoke Signals, takes you on a fascinating tour of Pontiac’s automotive visions and wildest creations. Some of the cars never went beyond the experimental stage; others became prototypes. You learn the inside story on the design, modeling, and fabrication processes. And you are shown an automotive future that could have been, and the cars that became history.

These fascinating and innovative Pontiacs from 1939 to the 1980s and beyond are examined in exquisite detail. Pontiac fans, as well as auto history buffs, will enjoy reading and learning about these cars as well as Pontiac’s Project X car program. If you’ve been looking for a book that authoritatively and comprehensively covers the re­markable and influential Pontiac prototypes of the past, or simply love concept cars in general, this book will entertain you for hours. Hard cover, 192 pages,

292 B&W and color photos.




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Price: $49.95

A History of Maine Built Automobiles & Motorized Vehicles 1834-1934
with a History of Maine License Plates

By Richard and Nancy Fraser


Maine was a surprisingly productive field when it came to turning out automobiles, and over 230 companies, large and small, were once involved in manufacturing cars, trucks and motorized log haulers.

The expanded, second edition of this encyclopedic study by Richard and Nancy Fraser is profusely illustrated with photos, plans, patent drawings and newspaper and magazine advertisements and includes an index. Includes a chapter on hill climbs, racing and automotive adventures – early style.


Hard cover, 526 pages.



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Price: $34.95

RUSTY PICKUPS: American Workhorses Put to Pasture

By Michael Harrington

Since the 1920s, pickup trucks have been the workhorses of American culture. It’s not unusual to see old trucks parked behind farm buildings or stashed away in dark garages – gone, but not forgotten. The image of a once loved, but now abandoned vintage pickup truck resonates with memories of a simpler time.

The images in Rusty Pickups are brimming with nostalgia. These dramatic photos are teamed with print sales advertisements from when the truck was new, 40-80 years ago. This collection is a beautiful, colorful, and even graceful tribute to America’s workhorse.

Hard cover, 144 pages, 241 color photos.



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Price: $65.00




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Book plus CD Below

Price: $85.00

THE WINNERS BOOK:
A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF MOTOR RACING EVENTS 1895-2009

By James O’Keefe

This volume is the product of more than 40 years of intensive and far-reaching research into every major motor racing event held anywhere in the world. Using primary source materials whenever possible, often cross-referencing several sources, author Jim O’Keefe left no stone unturned in his effort to comprehensively document motor racing history. As a result, his amazing record includes all the major events, their dates, locations, winning times, distances, winners, cars and championship status. The Winners Book provides the racing historian and enthusiast an invaluable source of material with which to document and further research specific events. With over 22,000 entries, the book is a requirement for anyone seriously interested in worldwide automobile racing history.

575 pages. Hard-bound with dust jacket. Indexed with Bibliography.













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Price: $45.00



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CD plus Book Above
Price: $85.00

O'KEEFE WINNERS DATABASE

A Searchable Comprehensive Digital Database of Motor Racing Events from 1895 to 2010!

The O'Keefe Winners Database on CD allows the user to search the approximately 250,000 pieces of data that make up the book entitled The Winners Book: A Comprehensive Listing of Motor Racing Events 1895 – 2009, by James O’Keefe. The year 2010 of racing events was added to this digital version.

The O’Keefe Winners Database enables quick research, with guided instructions for answers to simple or complex queries. It is organized into three groups of information: Specifications, Champions, and Results, with each group accessible through tab navigation. Within each group the database is organized by each of the book’s nine chapters – or type of racing they cover: Grand Prix-Formula 1, American Championship, Major National Formula, Second Rank Formula, Third Rank Formula, Sports Cars, Stock Cars, Trans-Am, IROC and Touring Cars, and Motorcycles. Quick Select pull-down menus reveal data in an instant. The groups Champions and Results also have a search method that allows for complex match criteria, including multiple queries, with different subsets of data.

The database and 570+ page Winners book are the culmination of over 40 years of intensive and far-reaching research into every major motor racing event held anywhere in the world.

Available for both MacOS X and Windows PCs. Note system requirements:

Minimum System Requirements for MacOS X:
- Mac OS X 10.6
- Mac OS X 10.5
- Mac OS X 10.4.11

Minimum System Requirements for Windows PCs:
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, or Home
- Above Requires At Least Service Pack 1
- Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
Above Requires At Least Service Pack 3


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Price: $29.95
 

Real Road Racing–The Santa Monica Road Races

By Harold Osmer & Phil Harris

Real Road Racing tells the tale of how the sleepy little resort town of Santa Monica became the mecca for pre-1920 auto racing enthusiasts. The Santa Monica Road Racers epitomized early American automobile contests.

Benefactors include the host city, a fledgling automobile industry and the sport of auto racing. Parallels to the modern speed era are uncanny.

Over 130 black and white photos