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A History Of Hudson And It's Nine Most Fabulous Cars

Author Mark James has done it again! His newest automotive book ‘A History of Hudson and Its Nine Most Fabulous Cars’ is a winner, loaded with beautiful photography, exacting detail and loads of wonderful new information about the very best automobiles ever built. From the Super Six to the Italia, you’ll enjoy a fascinating text and fabulous pictures brought together to tell a story that needed telling.

A History of Hudson and Its Nine Most Fabulous Cars

By Mark James

Softbound
$29.95 plus S&H

Lost Car Legends- America's Independent Car Companies 1945-1985

Lost Car Legends- America's Independent Car Companies 1945-1985

This is a book that needed to be written! Author Patrick Foster examines the most important of the American Independent car companies, including Studebaker, Nash, Packard, AMC, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer etc, but also includes many of the lesser-known firms, like Colt, Avanti, Checker, Crosley, Freeway, Glassic, Tucker, King Midget and many many more. Beautifully illustrated with rarely-seen photos!

Lost Car Legends- America’s Independent Car Companies 1945-1985

By Patrick Foster

Softbound
$29.95 plus S&H

Midget Motors: Blueprint For American Microcars

Midget Motors: Blueprint For American Microcars

The newest and best book about King Midget by the greatest King Midget writer of all. In this new book marque expert Bob Vahsholtz tells an entertaining history of King Midget and the company that built them, using newly discovered information that makes this the ultimate King Midget history. In addition, the author details other firms that tried and failed to produce small cars and shows how someone of today could actually adopt the core principles Midget Motors operated by to create a successful new microcar company. Absolutely fascinating, this is a book you’ll treasure.

Midget Motors: Blueprint For American Microcars

By Bob Vahsholtz

Softbound
$37.00 plus S&H

King Midget- The Lost Archives

Compiled by Pat Orcutt Funk. In this exciting new book Pat Orcutt Funk has put together an amazing collection of King Midget articles, plus hundreds of photos, advertisements, and company literature collected by her father and other family members.

King Midget- The Lost Archives

By Pat Orcutt Funk

Softbound
$39.95 plus S&H

American Motors Corporation- The Rise And Fall Of America's Last Independent

The latest, greatest effort by acclaimed AMC historian Patrick R Foster, this all-new book details the birth of American Motors and how it grew over the years to become a multi-billion dollar firm.Foster also details the things that went wrong that led to AMC's demise. Hardcover, printed on high quality stock and loaded with color photography, much of which has never been published before. Fascinating!The book will be autographed by the author at your request.

American Motors Corporation- The Rise And Fall Of America’s Last Independent

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$59.95  plus S&H

Shirley Shahan: The Drag-On Lady

Pat's book covers the life and career of a true pioneer- Shirley Shahan, a.k.a. the "Drag-On Lady", the first woman to win a major NHRA racing event. In her remarkable career Shahan managed to out-drag some of the biggest names in drag racing history. A rare insider look at the fraternity of drag racers during the Golden Age of Drag Racing. Color and b&w photography.

Shirley Shahan: The Drag-On Lady

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$32.95 plus S&H

Dodge And Ram Pickups

In this exciting new history of Dodge and Ram trucks, award-winning automotive author Patrick Foster details the genesis of today’s hot-selling Ram pickups, vans and four-wheel-drives. Beginning with the Graham Brothers, who built the first trucks sold through Dodge dealers, Foster traces the path of Dodge commercial vehicles through the terrific Dodge trucks built during the Roaring Twenties and into the Depression Thirties. Foster then takes us into the war years, 1941-1945, when Dodge manufactured a broad array of war materiel including the mighty WD and WF trucks, which later morphed into the now-legendary postwar Dodge Power Wagons. Next, Foster dives into the decade of the fabulous 1950s, a golden era for American pickups that brought us the equally fabulous Dodge B and C series trucks. Entering the 1960s, Foster tells the story of the growing popularity of Dodge trucks. The story grows as the Dodge line expands in size and in sales. The Dodge D-series and four-wheel-drive W-series are covered in a following chapter, while another is dedicated to the Dodge cabover trucks.

Dodge And Ram Pickups

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$32.95 plus S&H

Kenosha's Rambler And Jeffery Automobiles

This book by America's most prolific old-car authority covers a topic never before available in book form- the early Rambler and Jeffery cars beginning with the first prototypes to the final Jeffery's built by Nash. Loaded with rare photos of Rambler and Jeffery cars and trucks, as well as many previously unpublished photos, each more than 100 years old, taken inside the factory.

Kenosha’s Rambler And Jeffery Automobiles

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$21.95 plus S&H

Italia- It's A Hudson

This is a great little history of the fabulous Hudson Italia. 60 pages and loaded with photos, it tells the story beginning to end. 6x9 inches

Italia- It’s A Hudson

By Don Narus

Softbound
$14.95 plus S&H

1001 Facts About Jeep

1001 Facts About Jeep

The Jeep book from Pat Foster, America's most prolific Jeep author! This book contains 1001 facts about Jeep arranged by model series; ie. Jeep CJ's, Wrangler, J-series, Grand Cherokee etc. Illustrated with many never before seen photos and jampacked with fun and useful information.

1001 Facts About Jeep

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$26.95 plus S&H

Jeep: Eight Decades From Willys To Wrangler

This new, up-to-date history of Jeep and the vehicles they make comes from America's most prolific Jeep writer, Patrick Foster. This is the definitive, fully illustrated celebration of an auto manufacturer that paved its own way by going off-road is now updated to celebrate Jeep’s 80th anniversary. Few American vehicles, or vehicles made anywhere else in the world for that matter, are as universally iconic as the Jeep. From olive drab WWII military relics to the beloved Wrangler with its rear-mounted spare, open-air design, and telltale roll cage, the Jeep is a true classic. Will be autographed by the author at no extra charge.

Jeep: Eight Decades From Willys To Wrangle

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$27.95  plus S&H

Studebaker's Hidden Treasure: The History And Design Of The Studebaker Golden Hawk

In this brand new book you'll read about one of the most iconic American performance pioneers of all time- the legendary Studebaker Golden Hawk. We are accepting pre-orders for this limited print run. The book is at the printers and will ship as soon as it arrives in our facility. DON"T MISS IT!!! Hardbound, 88 pages, great photos.

Studebaker’s Hidden Treasure: The History And Design Of The Studebaker Golden Hawk

By Mark L. James

Softbound
$34.95 plus S&H

Studebaker’s 1962-1964 Gran Turismo: Final Flight Of The Hawk

Studebaker’s 1962-1964 Gran Turismo: Final Flight Of The Hawk

An all-new and very authoritative book about the Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawks. Gorgeous full-color photography and a well-written text from one of the hobby’s greatest Studebaker writers. Release date is expected to be late-October to mid-November. We are accepting pre-orders now.

Studebaker’s 1962-1964 Gran Turismo: Final Flight Of The Hawk

By Mark L. James

Softbound
$29.95 plus S&H

Stutz Blackhawk-Bearcat 1972-1988

To our knowledge this is the only book that ever been done on the modern era Stutz cars and its a great little history and reference guide. Lots of b&w photos and information.

Stutz Blackhawk-Bearcat 1972-1988

By Don Narus

Softbound
$14.95 plus S&H

The IKA Story

Industrias Kaiser Argentina is one of the most fascinating of AMC's affiliated companies. Created by Kaiser Motors, they initially built Jeeps, then later added Ramblers to the production line. They also introduced the first new car designed and engineered in Argentina- the Rambler-based IKA Torino (a.k.a. the Rambler Torino). This fascinating book was written by the executive who ran IKA from the beginning to the time when the company was sold to Renault. Rare, and absolutely fascinating, these books are in limited supply. Softbound, 254 pages and interesting photos.

The IKA Story

Softbound
$19.95  plus S&H

Packard Illustrated History 1899-1958

In this new, full color history of Packard veteran old-car writer Patrick Foster details the glory of the fabulous Packard automobiles and analyses what caused the company to fail. Softbound, glorious color and black & white photos.

Packard Illustrated History 1899-1958

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$32.00  plus S&H

Crosley Farm-O-Road

This small book is a pure delight! Author Don Narus examines Crosley, along with the Crosley Farm-O-Road vehicles, and their successor, the Crofton Bug. As a bonus, Narus takes a look at the legendary AMC Mighty Mite four-wheel-drive military vehicles.

Crosley Farm-O-Road

By Don Narus

Softbound
$14.95  plus S&H

South Bend Defense Industries

This book by Patrick Foster details the history of defense manufacturing in South Bend. Major chapters are devoted to Studebaker and AM General, with other chapters covering Kaiser Jeep, Bendix and other companies.

South Bend Defense Industries

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$22.95  plus S&H

Austin Bantam Cars

In this new ‘pocket book’ author Don Narus examines the American Austin and successor American Bantam cars that were produced from 1931 to 1942. Don even includes the Bantam Jeeps built during World War II! 60 pages. A great value at just $11.95

Austin Bantam Cars

By Pat Foster

Softbound
$14.95  plus S&H

Mister Javelin

Guy Hadsall Jr. at American Motors Muscle car fans call him Mister Javelin, because during his years at American Motors Guy Hadsall was given the responsibility for naming the new Javelin, and arranging the gala introduction of both the Javelin and AMX to dealers.80 photos, many rare and not previously shown to the public including Javelin, AMX, Rambler and Nash. New edition published 2007.

Mister Javelin

By Guy Hadsall Jr.

Softbound
$27.95  plus S&H

American Playboy

Another in the popular ‘pocket book’ series, this title tells the story of the rarely-seen 1947-1949 Playboy automobile in words and pictures. Interesting and informative.

American Playboy

By Don Narus

Softbound
$14.95  plus S&H

Independent Pick-Up Trucks

This new book by a leading authority on independent brand vehicles, this one focuses on the pickup trucks produced by the independents.

Independent Pick-Up Trucks

By Don Narus

Softbound
$21.95  plus S&H

Matador Coupe 1974-1978

This is a great little history of American Motors beautiful Matador coupe and all its variations. Includes lots of b&w photos and reference material, along with a brief but interesting text.

Matador Coupe 1974-1978

By Don Narus

Softbound
$14.95  plus S&H

The Dual-Ghia

This book delves into the history of the first Jeep vehicles: the Willys Quad, Bantam BRC and Ford Pygmy. Written by perhaps the foremost expert on early Jeeps, the book has amazing detail and is loaded with facts and previously unknown information.

The Dual-Ghia

By Don Narus

Softbound
$14.95  plus S&H

The Graham Legacy: Graham-Paige From 1932

This magnificent book covers the history of Graham and Graham-Paige from 1932 to the end of production and even the aftermath with Kaiser-Frazer. Exhaustive detail and hundreds of photos, this is a book you’ll treasure.

The Graham Legacy: Graham-Paige From 1932

By Michael E Keller

Hardbound
$79.95  plus S&H

Independent Hardtops

We've been distributing books by Don Narus for many years and they're always popular. In this new book Don covers the hardtop models produced by the Independent automakers- Studebaker, Hudson, Nash, Willys etc. from 1949 to 1954. A big 158 pages long and packed with great photos.

Independent Hardtops

By Don Narus

Softbound
$21.00  plus S&H

Independent Sports Cars

In this, his latest book, Independent enthusiast Don Narus covers the sports models built by AMC, Nash, Crosley, Studebaker, Hudson, Delorean, and Kaiser.

Independent Sports Cars

By Don Narus

Softbound
$21.00  plus S&H

King Midget

The first and only history of the King Midget, America's greatest fuel economy champ (90 mpg!) and smallest dream car. Well-written, compelling history loaded with info, facts and 100's of photos. Rare!

King Midget

By Bob Vahsholtz

Softbound
$34.95 plus S&H

King Midget Shop Notes

This big thick book is a collection of many years of repair and restoration articles and guidelines written by the top King Midget guys in the world, all thoughtfully reproduced and categorized. If you own a King Midget, or are planning to, you must have this book! Softbound and hole-punched so you can slip it into whatever binder you want.

King Midget Shop Notes

By Bob Vahsholtz and Randy Chesnutt

Unbound
$42.95 plus S&H

Make Driving Fun Again- The King Midget Club Special

In this fantastic book you'll learn how to build the new King Midget Club Special automobile from scratch for about $2000! Based on the King Midget Model 2, the Club Special has been engineered to provide greater room and comfort, more power and speed, along with easy home assembly. Big, thick and very comprehensive, we are the proud publisher of this and other fine books about King Midget.

King Midget Shop Notes

By Bob Vahsholtz

Spiral-bound
$42.00 plus S&H

King Midget- America's Microcar

This book from King Midget expert Bob Vahsholtz is a history of the KM in words and pictures. Lots of great photos!

King Midget- America’s Microcar

By Bob Vahsholtz

Spiral-bound
$12.95 plus S&H

Independent Small Cars

Don Narus's interesting look at small cars produced by the American Independent auto makers. The list of such cars is smallish- Crosley, King Midget, Nash Metropolitan and AMC Gremlin, Spirit and Eagle Kammback, but the book is packed with lots of useful information and interesting pictures, all at a low, low price.

King Midget Shop Notes

By Don Narus

Softbound
$21.00 plus S&H

King Midget Historical Scrapbook

This classic work relatives of the founders of King Midget is almost the last word in King Midget information. It's loaded with specs, stories and hundreds of photos. Long out of print, we’ve brought it back in a very limited print run. Don’t miss out!

King Midget Historical Scrapbook

By Pat Orcutt Funk

Spiral-bound
$34.95 plus S&H

The King Midget- America's Favorite Micro Car 1946-1970

This book by two veteran automotive writers takes a look at one of the most interesting small cars ever made- the tiny, loveable King Midget. With one cylinder providing amazing fuel economy, the little King was one of the longest-lived of the American post-war independent automobile makers.

The King Midget- America’s Favorite Micro Car 1946-1970

By Pat Foster and Don Narus

Soft bound
$14.95 plus S&H

Independent Station Wagons

Another nice book by Don Narus, this one tells the story of the station wagons built by America’s independent automakers. Well-priced and chock full of good info.

Independent Station Wagons

By Don Narus

Soft bound
$14.95 plus S&H

Avanti By Studebaker 1962-2006

A great title in Don Narus’s ‘Pocketbook’ series, ‘Avanti 1962-2006’ is a concise yet fulfilling look at one of the greatest cars of all time. The book covers Raymond Loewy’s background before turning to the cars themselves. Includes many exciting photos we’ve not seen before, and an interesting text. B&W photos.

Avanti By Studebaker 1962-2006

By Don Narus

Soft bound
$14.95 plus S&H

The Tom Mix Cord

This book is unique in that it covers one very special car: the specially-built Cord convertible coupe owned by cowboy legend Tom Mix. From creation to ownership by the Hollywood star, to its restoration, you get all the details of one of the most colorful cars of our time. Beautifully illustrated.

The Tom Mix Cord

By Bob M. White

Hard bound
$39.95 plus S&H

Italian Ambassadors

This is a great little history of 1952-1957 Nash Ambassadors. 64 pages and loaded with photos, it tells the story beginning to end. 6x9 inches.

Italian Ambassadors

By Don Narus

Hard bound
$14.95 plus S&H

The Last American CEO

Joseph Cappy was the last man to serve as CEO of American Motors and for the first time ever he tells- with the help of writer Jason Vines- the true story of what really happened to AMC during its final days. Once I started reading it I found I couldn't put it down.

The Last American CEO

By Jason Vines and Joe Cappy

Hard bound
$20.00 plus S&H

Spellbinder: The Life of James J Nance Volume 1, 1900-1954

In this rich and engaging new book, author Stuart Blond details the life and work of executive James J Nance, who was hired to overhaul the Packard Motor Car Company after WWII, and who later engineered the takeover of Studebaker Corporation. Loaded with previously unpublished information and photos, this is a truly impressive work.

Spellbinder: The Life of James J Nance Volume 1, 1900-1954

By Stuart R. Blond

Softbound
$24.95 plus S&H

Spellbinder: The Life of James J Nance Volume 2, 1955-1984

An engaging new book detailing the life of executive James J Nance, who was headed the Packard Motor Car Company after WWII, and engineered the takeover of Studebaker Corporation. In this second volume, author Stuart Blond covers Nance move to Ford, where he headed up the ill-fated Edsel Division, and later went into banking. Loaded with previously unpublished information and photos, this is a truly impressive work.

Spellbinder: The Life of James J Nance Volume 2, 1955-1984

By Stuart R. Blond

Softbound
$32.95 plus S&H

The Kleiber Motor Company of San Francisco

This small book tells the fascinating story of the Kleiber Motor Company, the only San Francisco-based builder of cars and trucks. Written by the grandson of the founder, it also gives a brief but very interesting history of San Francisco. The sturdy Kleiber cars and trucks were well-built and popular, but the company eventually was overwhelmed by the larger car Midwest companies.

The Kleiber Motor Company of San Francisco

By Paul Kleiber III

Softbound
$22.00 plus S&H

The Lost Cord: A Storyteller's History of the Electric Car

This impressive little book, long out of print, tells the complete story of the Sebring-Vanguard Citicar, the first modern electric car to sell in volume. The Citicar and its predecessors were produced from 1972 to 1977, and more than 2400 were built. The firm went bankrupt, but another company bought its tooling and a a revised version called the Comutacar went into production. These were built clear into the early 1980's.

The Lost Cord: A Storyteller’s History of the Electric Car

by Bella Erakko

Softbound
$23.95 plus S&H

The Saga of the Willys Aero- 1952-1971

Author/collector Mark James has done it again! Following the success of his first book about Studebaker Golden Hawk, a book on the Studebaker GT Hawk, and his 'Hudson's Nine Greatest Cars', he now offers us: 'The Saga of the Willys Aero- 1952-1971'. In one amazing volume Mark relates the fascinating history of the Aero Willys, considered one of the best postwar American compacts. Details the story of its American production and later resurrection and success as an Argentine-built car. In Argentina, the Willys Aero remained in production through 1971, achieving even greater success. Softbound, 96 pages, with excellent color and b&w photography. $24.95 plus shipping. Books are expected to be available to ship by May 2024.

The Saga of the Willys Aero- 1952-1971

by Mark James

Softbound
$24.95 plus S&H

The Fabulous Rambler Ranch

The Rambler Ranch is a legend in the American Motors hobby. Consisting of a large complex of bright new buildings in a pleasant setting in rural Colorado, the Rambler Ranch houses the world's largest collection of Nash, Hudson, early and later Rambler, and AMC vehicles, all of them in pristine condition and watched over by owner Terry Gale, assisted by a dedicated staff.  More than 700 automobiles can be seen on the property, including many rare models, and several one-off show cars and protypes. This fabulous new book, a joint effort of the author, the Rambler Ranch, and The Olde Milford Press, includes 254 pages of incredible color photos of the best cars of a one-of-a-kind collection. Due to the costs involved this is a limited issue book with only 200 copies printed. Don't miss out. Books are expected to be available in April 2024. 

The Fabulous Rambler Ranch

by Craig Patterson

Softbound
$39.00 plus S&H

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