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Favorite Automotive Books ???

 
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George Andrews



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Favorite Automotive Books ??? Reply with quote

List your 5 ( or so ) favorite Automotive Books, of any era, that you would HAVE - TO - HAVE while on long term assignment to the South Pole. Here's mine:
5) Cannonball !!! - Brock Yates
4) On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors - John Z. DeLorean & J. Patrick Wright
3) Car Guys vs. Bean Counters - Bob Lutz
2) Riverside Raceway-Palace of Speed - Dick Wallin
1) The Smokey Yunick Trilogy
Honorable Mentions:
Let 'em All Go - Chris Economaki
NASCAR Encyclopedia - Golenbock & Fielden
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sentsat71



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not knowing what books are out there, my list would be short....

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As a Matter of Fact, I am Parnelli Jones (out of print)
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octopusmotor



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheating by Tom Jensen is fascinating.
He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back by Mark Bechtel is a hoot.
The Mechanic's Tale by Steve Matchett is unexpectedly beautiful.
A Life at Full Throttle by Janet Guthrie is in a class by itself (but you'd expect me to love that book anyway).

And I don't know how much of Smokey Yunick's The Best Damn Garage in Town is fact or embellishment, but pound for pound the three-volume edition is one of the greatest entertainment values in motorsports literature. The audiobook read by John DeLorean has kept me company on many a road trip.

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Dennis O
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Damned Garage in Town -My life's adventures Smokey Yunick

I agree it's likely embellished but some great stories.........
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all about reading books, especially racing books so in no particular order here are my favorite books
1. Snake vs. Mongoose by Tom Madigan
2. Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, Battle at Le Mans by A.J. Baime
3. NASCAR Chronicle by Greg Fielden
4. Supercars: Story of the Dodge Daytona Charger and Plymouth Superbird
5. Any one of my NASCAR Yearbooks from UMI Publishing
There's more books out that I'd like to get, so this list may change
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

High banks and fast turns: the Bobby Allison story. I really enjoyed it,
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