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How to Build Affordable Hot Rods

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Dyno Don

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Chevrolet’s of the 1950’s

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A comprehensive Look back at Chevrolet’s breakthroughs in the 1950s, including technological innovations and the development and introduction of the iconic Corvette and 1955-1957 Bel Air....

Crash

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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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Goldenrod

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This acclaimed work has been praised far and wide as the best book ever written about Bonneville racing and the World's Land Speed Record. it delivers a deep dive look at how the new 1964 Chrysler Race Hemis were modified to suit the trying conditions of Bonneville's legendary five mile dyno; fuel injected Race Hemis on methanol at wide open throttle for five miles running as fast as 425.99 mph.

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.
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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...

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...

Reid Railton: Man of Speed

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Engineering proficiency reveals itself in many forms, but rarely does it articulate itself so profoundly that a lifetime of work achieves legendary status. Such is the case with Reid Railton, an engineer whose breadth of accomplishments left an indelible mark on land speed racing and...