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Book Review: The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways by Earl Swift

Driving involves three equally important elements:  the car, the driver and the road.  Enthusiasts invariably focus on just the first two but take away the third, the road, and you go nowhere.  It seems painfully obvious to say that but … Continue reading

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Two Books About Bad Cars

Two entertaining books about bad cars Making lists of bad cars is a veritable cottage industry and there are more books, Web sites and newspaper and magazine articles devoted to the subject than you can shake a pencil at. Given … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz – Now Shipping

Note: This is a revised version of an earlier post. Paul Schilperoord is a Dutch engineer and serious car enthusiast. For the past few years he’s made it his life’s mission to restore Josef Ganz to his rightful role in … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The History of the Elkhart Lake Road Races 1950-1952”

On December 28, 1949 the Sheboygan (Wis.) Press ran a story with this headline: Road Racing Planned Near Elkhart Lake The article explained that Milwaukee industrial designer and sports car fan Karl Brocken was planning Wisconsin’s first official road racing … Continue reading

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