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Car History Books – The Car Industry – Read about Cars

Car History Books, The Car Industry, Read about Cars, Motorcycle History books online, Classic Cars. Free online books on driving, car manufacturers, auto design, and auto engineering.

Car History Books – The Car Industry

Motorcycle History Books Online

Car History Books – The Car Industry

Automobiles Collection

About 1,500 books about the car industry. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Basic Bodywork and Painting read online, Tune-Up & Electrical Service, Veteran & Vintage Cars of Australia read online, Every Woman’s Quick & Easy Car Care read online, Auto Engines & Electrical Systems read online free, Passenger Cars 1863-1904, How Automobiles are Made online free, The World’s Strangest Automobiles online free, Fuel systems and Emission Controls read online, read So You Wanna Buy a Car online, An A-Z of Turbocharged Cars, read Car Tips for Clean Air online free, many more. The car industry, Automotive engineering, car history books.

Car History Books – Collection

Some books: read Auto Racing: a history of fast cars and fearless drivers online free, The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster online free, Complete History of Chrysler Corp. 1924-1985 online, read The Story of Ferrari online free, read A History of Electric and Hybrid Cars free online, Jaguar: tale of the Cat, The Story of Model T Fords free online, read The American Automobile Beadle online free, Autoworkers and the American Dream read online, Native Roads: the Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations online free, read In the Shadow of Detroit free online, many more. Automotive industry eBooks, classic cars eBooks, car history books, the car industry, read about cars.

Automotive Industry eBooks – Collection

About 100 automotive industry books online free. Some books: read The North American Auto Industry Under NAFTA free online, Six Men Who Built the Modern Auto Industry online free, Safety Last: an indictment of the auto industry read online, read Innovation and the Auto Industry free, Who Really Made Your Car? read online, Worker Protection: Japanese style read online, read Alternatives to Lean Production free online, An Inside Look at the Collapse of GM online free, many more. The car industry, car history books, read about cars.

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Automobile Industry and Trade Books – Collection

More than 250 Automobile Industry and Trade books free online from the Internet Archive. Some books: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry online free, read A Short History of American Motor Car Manufacturing free online, People and Places in Irish Motoring read online, Car Wars: the untold story read online, How the Big Three Lost their Grip on the American Car Market online free, Auto Industries of Europe, U.S. and Japan read online, read The Future of the Automobile online, read The Story of the Automobile in America online, many more. Automobile industry eBooks, Auto industry eBook, auto history ebooks.

Automobile Driving Books – Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Automobile Driving. Some books: Sportsmanlike Driving read online, The Bad Driver’s Handbook read online, read Learn to Drive online, Happiness is Having Your Own Driver’s License online free, Sharing the Road with Idiots read online, How to Drive read online free, Things to Know about Cars and Driving read online, Being a Teen Driver online free, Pass Your Driving Test online free, Safe Driving online free, Learning to Drive read onlin, How to Drive into Accidents and How Not To free online, License to Drive online, Zen Driving free, High Performance Driving read free, many more. The car industry, car history books, read about cars.

International Motor Cyclopaedia. Sport, Industry and Trade

Automobiles, motorcycles, motorboats and aeronautics. Year book – March, 1908 to March, 1909

Schwarzkopf 1908 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Automotive history ebooks, auto history eBooks.

Magazine archive here at Century Past

Abbott’s Automobile Law for Motorists

The law of the road and principles of the law of negligence. With a compilation of the motor vehicle statutes enacted by the various states

Abbott, Twyman Osmand
Pratt 1909 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Automotive history ebooks, the car industry.

Ford Methods and the Ford Shops

Arnold, Horace Lucien and Faurote, Fay Leone
Engineering Magazine 1915 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Chapter headings are: 1. The Genius of the Plant, 2. The Ford Stock System and Employment Methods, 3. How the Work is Done, 4. Inspection and Assembly, 5. Motor-Test Blocks and Chassis-Assembling Lines, 6. Machining and Assembling the Front Axle, 7. The Crank Shaft, Piston, and Piston Rings, 8. The Commutator Production and Assembly Job, 9. Sheet-Metal Work, 10. Conveyors, Work-Slides, and Roll-Ways, 11. The Bushings Job, 12. Special Machines and Fixtures, 13. The Foundries, 14. How Ford Bodies are Finished. Painting, Upholstering, Japanning and Baking, 15. The New Factory Conditions, 16. Safeguarding the Workmen. Car history books, the car industry, read about cars.

See also: Page, Victor Wilfred, The Model T Ford Car; Its Construction, Operation and Repair on this page, below;

Ford, Henry, My Life and Work in Century Past Biographies: D, E & F;

Ford, Henry and Lane, Rose Wilder, Henry Ford’s own Story in Biographies & Memoirs in Michigan History

Audels Answers on Automobiles for Owners, Operators, Repairmen, relating to the parts, operation, care, management, road driving

Audel, Theodore
Audel 1911 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Automotive history books, automotive design, auto industry.

Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress 1903-2003

Brinkley, Douglas
Viking 2003 Dewey Dec. 338.7

The saga of how Henry Ford and Ford Motor Co. changed our world. Reveals the details of Ford’s achievements, from the success of the Tin Lizzie to the Model A and V-8, through the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Taurus. Discusses three factories: Highland Park, River Rouge, and Willow Run, where B-24 airplanes were mass-produced during WW2. Tells of Ford’s expansion throughout the world, as well as the acquisitions of Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Mazda. Explores Ford’s darker aspects, including its founder’s anti-Semitism and wartime pacifism. Introduces us to: James Couzens, Lee Iocacco and William Clay Ford Jr. Photos. Wheels for the World Brinkley read online free. Automobile history ebooks, automobile industry ebooks, classic cars ebooks.

Power Behind the Wheel: Creativity and the Evolution of the Automobile

Boyne, Walter J.
Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1988 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Surveys the history of automobile design, including engines, bodies, and exteriors, discusses unusual and classic models, and suggests future developments. Power Behind the Wheel Boyne online free. Automotive design ebooks, car history books, automotive tech ebooks.

Millions of Cars; from Drawing Board to Highway

Butler, Hal
J. Messner 1972 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Using the Ford Mustang as an example, describes the designing, testing, production, and marketing of a new model car. Automotive design ebooks, the car industry, automotive tech ebooks.

How Automobiles are Made

Cooke, David C.
Dodd, Mead 1957 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Automotive design books, classic cars eBooks, auto industry, car history books.

Motor Vehicles and their Engines

A practical handbook on the care, repair and management of motor trucks and automobiles for owners, chauffeurs, garagemen and schools

Fraser, Edward S. and Jones, Ralph B.
Van Nostrand 1921 Dewey Dec. 629.2

278 illustrations. “This book deals with the mechanism and operation of motor vehicles, enters into details and is well illustrated. The authors were formerly instructors in the motor transportation course of the Coast artillery school. ” – A.B.A. Catalog 1926. Automotive history books, read books online free pdf.

Cars, Bikes, Trains, and other Land Machines

Graham, Ian
Kingfisher 1993 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Text, illustrations, and diagrams introduce the parts, operation, and uses of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other land vehicles. Cars, Bikes, Trains, and other Land Machines Graham online free. Auto industry ebooks.

The Practical Design of Motor Cars

Gunn, James
Longmans 1910 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Satisfactory work for the student and manufacturer, dealing with the fundamental principles on which good design is based and describing and illustrating in detail the different parts of a car. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. Automotive history books, automotive design books.

Horseless Vehicles; Automobiles, Motor cycles Operated by Steam, Hydro-carbon, Electric and Pneumatic Motors

Hiscox, Gardner D.
Munn 1900 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Subtitle: “A practical treatise for automobilists, manufacturers, capitalists, investors and everyone interested in the development, use and care of the automobile, including a special chapter on how to build an electric cab, with detail drawings”.
This also contains a list of automobile manufacturers in the U.S. It appears to show over 200 companies. Automotive history ebook, auto industry.

Service Station Management; Its Principles and Practice

Covering service merchandising methods, shop arrangement and management stock room systems and stock record systems

Jones, Charles L.
Van Nostrand 1922 Dewey Dec. 629.2

“The author tells how to lay out and equip service stations and how to manage and build up the business but is not concerned with methods of performing repair jobs. He writes from nine years’ experience with the Ford motor company, service department, and the examples given in the book mainly refer to Ford service stations, although the underlying principles may be used by dealers and service stations handling other makes of cars.” – A.L.A. Catalog (1926). Auto history ebooks, automotive industry ebooks.

Behind the Wheel at Chrysler: the Iacocca legacy

Levin, Doron P.
Harcourt Brace 1995 Dewey Dec. 629.2

A Detroit Free Press reporter demythologizes Lee Iacocca’s leadership of Chrysler, demonstrating how salesmanship and self-promotion invariably trumped innovation and investment. Behind the Wheel at Chrysler Levin online free.

Uncommon Carriers

McPhee, John A.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006 Dewey Dec. 388

This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. John McPhee rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of a sixty-five-foot, five-axle, eighteen-wheel chemical tanker carrying hazmats—in Ainsworth’s opinion “the world’s most beautiful truck,” so highly polished you could part your hair while looking at it. He goes “out in the sort” among the machines that process a million packages a day at UPS Air’s distribution hub at Louisville International Airport. And (among other trips) he travels up the “tight-assed” Illinois River on a towboat pushing a triple string of barges, the overall vessel being “a good deal longer than the Titanic,” longer even than the Queen Mary 2.
Uncommon Carriers is classic work by McPhee, in prose distinguished, as always, by its author’s warm humor, keen insight, and rich sense of human character. Uncommon Carriers McPhee read online free. Free ebooks, read books online.

The Model T Ford Car; Its Construction, Operation and Repair

A complete practical treatise explaining the operating principles of all parts of the Ford automobile, with complete instructions for driving and maintenance; includes the most thorough and easily understood illustrated instructions on Ford repairing ever published; based on five years’ experience of a Ford operator–invaluable to all Ford owners, dealers, salesmen, drivers and repair men–every phase of the subject treated in a non-technical yet comprehensive manner

Page, Victor Wilfred
Henley 1917 Dewey Dec. 629.2

94 illustrations.

Automobile Troubles and how to Remedy Them

A practical book for the automobile owner, operator, dealer, builder, salesman, experimenter and student of mechanical achievements

Root, Charles P.
Thompson 1911 Dewey Dec. 0629.2

Tells the owner, driver or machinist how to locate troubles and gives explicit and easily understood directions for remedying them. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. auto industry ebook.

The Automobile; its Selection, Care and Use

Sloss, Robert T.
Outing 1910 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Up-to-date, practical and very definite advice to the beginner on buying, selection of equipment, and care of an automobile, driving, finding troubles, care of tires, housing, and touring. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. Auto history ebook, auto industry ebook.

The Book of the Automobile

A practical volume devoted to the history, construction, use and care of motor cars and to the subject of motoring in America

Sloss, Robert T.
Appleton 1905 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability

Sperling, Daniel
Oxford Univ. 2009 Dewey Dec. 388.3

Today there are over a billion vehicles in the world, and within twenty years, the number will double, largely a consequence of China’s and India’s explosive growth. Given that greenhouse gases are already creating havoc with our climate and that violent conflict in unstable oil-rich nations is on the rise, will matters only get worse? Or are there hopeful signs that effective, realistic solutions can be found? Blending a concise history of cars and their impact on the world, leading transportation experts Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon explain how we arrived at this state, and what we can do about it. Two billion Cars Sperling read online free. Automotive industry.

Henry Ford

Tilton, Rafael
Lucent/Thomson Gale 2003 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Discusses the early life of Henry Ford, including his moving to the big city and his success as an inventor, engineer, and pioneer of the automobile.
Leader in the field — Farm mechanic — Better than steam — Cars from a to t — Millionaire — Conflict and control — New directions — How it all became history. Henry Ford Tilton read online free. Auto industry, auto history.

List of Books on Automobiles and Motorcycles

Blessing, Arthur R.
Wilson 1918 Dewey Dec. 016.6

Practical Bibliographies series, arranged by sub-topics. Of special interest is the large section on “Road Guides”. Automotive industry ebooks, automotive history ebooks.

Motorcycle History Books Online

Motorcycles Online Books – Collection

About 80 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Motorcycle History”. Some books: Japan’s Motorcycle Wars, Supercross, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Triumph Motorcycles, The Story of Harley-Davidson, All about Motorcycles, Dream Bikes, Modern Motorcycle Superstars, The Ultimate Motorcycle Book, Fixing Up Motorcycles, Street Bike Extreme, Complete Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycling, Indian Chief Motorcycles 1922-1953, The Great Motorcycles: Histories of 22 Famous Makes, The Cyclist’s Sourcebook, many more. Motorcycle illustrations, motorcycle history Books online.

A-Z of Motorcycles: Illustrated Encyclopedia

Brown, Roland
Lorenz 1999 Dewey Dec. 629.2

The A – Z of Motorcycles provides an invaluable reference and sourcebook for the new enthusiast and the most experienced and knowledgeable of motorcycle riders, historians and collectors. It consists of a marque-by-marque encyclopedia of models and manufacturers, both existing and defunct. Every major marque is illustrated with photographs, showing the beauty and originality of each machine. This unique collection of photographs is augmented by a comprehensive text which details the technical specifications of the machines, describes the key elements of their design, their performance features and engineering standards, and comments on their special qualifies and attributes. A-Z of Motorcycles read online. Motorcycle history Books online, motorcycle illustrations.

Motor Bicycle Building

Hasluck, Paul N. ed.
McKay 1907 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Vintage motorcycle eBook, from the earliest era of motorcycle history.

The Motor Cycle Handbook

The construction, operation, care and repair of modern types of motor cycles, their accessories and equipment

Manley, Harold P.
Drake 1920 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Vintage Motorcycle history book. Motorcycle history books online.

The Story of Harley-Davidson

Passaro, John
Smart Apple Media 1999 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Describes the origins and growth of the well-known motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, chronicling the company’s successes and failures over the past ninety years. The Story of Harley-Davidson read online free. Motorcycle industry Books.

The Illustrated History of Motorcycles

Tragatsch, Erwin
Quarto 1979 Dewey Dec. 629.2

A visual record that traces the evolution and innovations in the motorcycle also recreates the past and explores the present models. The Illustrated History of Motorcycles online free. Motorcycle illustrations, motorcycle history books.

Motor Cycles and How to Manage Them

Wilson, A. J.
Iliffe 1903 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Vintage book on Motorcycles, motorcycle history books.

Motorcycles: How They Work

Yerkow, Charles
Putnam 1971 Dewey Dec. 629.2

Describes the mechanics, maintenance, handling, and selection of a motorcycle. Motorcycles: How They Work read online free. Motorcycles history Books online.