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19Former CEO Whitacre says he blocked GM move out of Detroit

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 that would have seen GM workers abandon their downtown Detroit Renaissance Center global headquarters just one week before the move was to be set in action. The whole operation was to be relocated to Wa

145EVs do more environmental harm than good, author argues

Well, here's one guy who might not win too many popularity contests around the People's Republic of Berkeley.

5Go Faster celebrates the 70s heyday of race car liveries

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 memorable race-car liveries that would peak in the 70s and 80s.

20Ex-BMW design boss Bangle writes book, launches contest

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.

1Bring the Mullin Automotive Museum to your coffee table

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.

6SAE International book details development of Chevrolet Volt

One of the automotive engineering industry's most storied vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt has been the focus of thousands of articles, including hundreds on AutoblogGreen, over the past four-plus years as it moved from a wild-eyed concept to real production vehicle.

4The Hot Rod Art Book for iPad teaches you how to draw cars [w/video]

Hot Rod Art Book app for the iPad – Click above to watch video after the jump

6Book Review: Legendary Race Cars by Basem Wasef [w/VIDEO]

Maserati 8CM number 3011 from Legendary Race Cars - Click above for high-res image gallery

14Tobey Maguire to play Phil Hill in The Limit

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 von Trips over the course of the 1961 F1 season. That season saw (spoiler alert!) Hill crowned World Champion and von Trips killed in crash at the penultimate Italian Grand Prix. But for those of us who

4"Daddy, read me a story" - the Doe's EV children's book

The Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center website has a children's book. It's called call Daniel and His Electric Car. It's a story about a boy and his father buying a car. I won't spoil the ending but you can probably guess what happens. Wink, wink :D

6Jeremy Clarkson deemed literary giant by UK libraries

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 works considered classic, such as Dickens, Shakespeare, or others from literary history. High on the new list is "I Know You Got Soul" by Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson's book, rather than being to

14Kelley Blue Book names coolest cars under $18k

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.

14Iacocca to pen new book, address auto industry

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 economy faces from China and India.

AddBentley book wins prestigious award

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.

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