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    Report: Former CEO Whitacre says he blocked GM move out of Detroit
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    Former General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has served up a few revelations about his time at the automaker in his new memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA. Among the choice tidbits is word that in August of 2009, Whitacre says he blocked a plan ...

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    Video: Go Faster celebrates the 70s heyday of race car liveries
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    According to Sven Voelker's book Go Faster, it was American driver Briggs Cunningham who ushered in the era of the "go-faster stripe" when he put two of them on his white Le Mans racer in the fifties. The next year, according to Voelker, stripes were everywhere, and so began the era of wild and ...

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    Report: Ex-BMW design boss Bangle writes book, launches contest
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    Chris Bangle's latest novel idea is, in fact, an actual novel. The designer has penned fiction tome called Peter Teufel, A Tale of Car Design in 3 Parts. There's more to the work than Bangle laying out a potential future of transportation via the Teufel character's story. The prologue contains ...

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    Bring the Mullin Automotive Museum to your coffee table
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    We've been big fans of the Mullin Automotive Museum ever since it opened its doors over a year ago. The Oxnard, California shrine to French Art Deco automobiles should be on the must-visit list for any enthusiast. Still, traveling to Oxnard isn't ideal for everyone, so Peter Mullin, chairman of ...

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    Book Review: Porsche, A History of Excellence by Randy Leffingwell
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    Porsche: A History of Excellence – Click above for image gallery from the publication
    Randy Leffingwell is a Porsche enthusiast – serving as primary reason why this book isn't just another regurgitated account following the history of one of the world's most celebrated marques. ...

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    Bentley builds a bespoke Bond book
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    While you might associate James Bond with Aston Martin, it's been a few years since we've seen 007 piloting his DBS on the silver screen. And it'll be at least another year until the 23rd Bond film makes its debut, if not longer. In between, fans can keep up on the spy's adventures through the ...

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    The Hot Rod Art Book for iPad teaches you how to draw cars [w/video]
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    Hot Rod Art Book app for the iPad – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you want to draw hot rods and learn the basics of drawing cars, then you'll want to check out the Hot Rod Art Book for the iPad. A combination of the text-only book and the videos you'll find at the book's site ...

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    Book Review: Legendary Race Cars by Basem Wasef [w/VIDEO]
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    Maserati 8CM number 3011 from Legendary Race Cars - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Confused as to what to do with all the Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.com gift cards your in-laws pelted you with this Holiday season? Be confused no more! Legendary Race Cars is the book every pistonhead ...

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    Tobey Maguire to play Phil Hill in The Limit
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    Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. The late, great Formula 1 racer Phil Hill is poised to come back to life in the near future on book shelves and the silver screen. First up is "Limit", a book by Michael Cannell that chronicles the relationship between Hill and his Scuderia Ferrari teammate Wolfgang ...

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    Jeremy Clarkson deemed literary giant by UK libraries
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    England's Education Secretary Alan Johnson has published a list of tomes intended to catch the interest of teenage boys. Monies have been set aside so that schools can take their pick of 20 titles from the 160 book list, and house those selections in their libraries. Absent from the register are ...

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    Top Gear turns nostalgic with 'My Dad had one of those'
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    Top Gear writer Giles Chapman and script editor Richard Porter assembled a collection of Cars That Dad Had. As one synopsis put it, the book reflects "a time before people carriers and lifestyle off roaders, when the nearest thing to an airbag was hiding behind your fat brother." Being a British ...

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    Kelley Blue Book names coolest cars under $18k
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    Cool doesn't have to be expensive. At least that's what the folks over at Kelley Blue Book figure. The website of the authoritative car-buying resource has put together a list of what they figure are the ten coolest cars you can buy with less than $18,000. There are some definite good choices on ...

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    Iacocca to pen new book, address auto industry
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    Retired Chrysler chairman (and Snoop Dogg homey) Lee Iacocca will be releasing a book in approximately one year, tentatively titled "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?". It's said to cover several topics, among them the state of the American auto industry and the threat that the US manufacturing ...

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    Bentley book wins prestigious award
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    British motor journalist Andrew Frankel's book, 'Bentley - The Story', recently won the 'Best Book on Car Design' by Motor Presse Club e.V., a prominent German organization. The book, which charts Bentley Motors history, defeated four others in its category.Judges included such figures as BMW ...

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