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Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick

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The American Speed Shop

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Quest For Speed

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Barry John's "Quest For Speed" is unarguably, the most comprehensive "deep dive" examination of man's insatiable pursuit of speed to date.

Bonneville Salt Flats

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Chrysler’s Motown Missile

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COPO

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The Snake

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The History of Speed

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Shadow

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A beautifully produced 468-page volume detailing the life and amazing motor racing stables of Don Nichols; designer of the Shadow Can Am and Formula 1 cars of the 1980's...

Donald Campbell, 300+ A Speed Odyssey

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Hurst Equipped

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Bullett

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Matt Stone's Bullitt: The Cars and People Behind Steve McQueen, delivers the complete behind the scenes picture of how all the extraordinary action was coordinated and filmed. It includes the ideas behind the making of the movie...

Chevy Drag Racing 1955-1980

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Louis Coatalen

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Cobra Jet

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ISKY, The History of Hot Rodding

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Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding, tells the whole story, from Ed's 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 selling them to hot rodders...

The Unobtainable: A Story of Blue

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By its very nature, the ultimate speed record on land or water is "Unobtainable" or men would no longer pursue it. Two of the most extraordinary speed record hunters comprised a father and son effort that relentlessly sought the ultimate limits of speed with a legendary stable of blue machines named Bluebird.

Performance Automotive Engine Math

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All the parts within any engine are designed and engineered using the appropriate mathematics to function efficiently and be durable. When discussing high-performance automotive engines, a specific set of math formulas are used to develop and design powerplants to make more power at higher rpm levels and still survive. The various forms of motorsport and street use all have different requirements...

GM G Body Performance Upgrades

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New Competition Engine Building Book

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CarTech Books has announced the release of their new Pro Series book Competition Engine Building by John Baechtel. The book is a comprehensive look at race engine building and the science of planning and building engines

Practical Engine Airflow

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The all new Practical Engine Airflow book by John Baechtel seeks to demystify this complex subject and present the basics of engine airflow in easy to understand terms for the average hot rodder and engine builder. You will gain a fundamental understanding of how air is processed through an engine and how...

New Chevy Big Block Parts Interchange

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In the all new edition of Chevy Big-Block Engine Parts Interchange, hundreds of factory part numbers, RPOs, and detailed color photos covering all generations of the Chevy big-block engine are included. Every component is detailed, from crankshafts and rods to cylinder heads and intakes. You'll learn what works, what doesn't, and how to how to swap...
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Leo Villa’s Bluebird Album

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David de Lara's extraordinary photographic documentary of Donald Campbell’s Bluebirds brilliantly captures the complicated essence of Donald Campbell the man and the magnificent record smashing machines that...

Ford Flathead Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify

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Although not the first V-8 engine ever produced, Henry Ford’s side-valve V-8, launched in 1932, certainly qualified as the first mass-produced V-8 sold to the public. Over time, however, the “Flattie” became the go-to powerplant for a whole generation of new hobbyists who were called “hot rodders.” In Ford Flathead Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify, veteran author Tony Thacker and flathead guru of H&H Flatheads, Mike Herman, take you step-by-step through rebuilding a vintage flathead. One of the most important steps is to actually find a good, usable core; many have been sitting for a very long time and […]

Smokey’s Best Damn Garage in Town

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Few iconic figures in motorsports are more recognizable than Henry “Smokey” Yunick. Among the colorful individuals of NASCAR’s golden age Smokey was a genuine giant who cast a long and influential shadow. Few have expressed their life and times and indeed revealed their relevancy as well as straight talkin’ Smokey. Smokey thrived on the razor’s edge of creative rule book interpretation with...