Hooniverse Asks: Read any good car books lately?

I’ve got one on my nightstand. And I’m ripping through it. It’s called Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best.

The book tells how René Dreyfus teamed up with Lucy Schell. A Delayahe 145 is their surprise race ride of choice. And a victory is the goal, while the foes are Nazi Germany’s top racing talents.

I’ll have a more complete review of the book soon. It goes on sale March 17th. So far though, it’s a great read by author Neal Bascomb.

What have you been reading? What are some great car books we should all know about?


  1. “The Early Laps of Stock Car Racing: A History of the Sport and Business through 1974”, by Betty Boles Ellison, and “Driving With the Devil:

    Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR”, by Neal Thompson.

  2. Ghost Rider by Neal Peart. Auto Biography: a Classic car, an outlaw motorhead and 57 years of the American Dream by Earl Swift.

  3. I’m still figuring out how to ship Yunick’s “Best Damn Garage in Town” to Europe for less than an arm. The “pocket” book of 650 pages, fairly priced at USD30, will cost me like USD75 in shipping…

    1. The US postal service has something called media mail just for books and magazines that is very cheap. It may be just for domestic shipping, though.

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