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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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Book Reviews

We are always on the lookout for stuff that can make the car restoration hobby a little more enjoyable. Our goal is to let you know what's available in book form, whether it's books of automotive statistics, facts, or just eye candy.

Book Review: Panel Beating and Body Work, by Bengt Blad

Book Review: Panel Beating and Body Work, by Bengt Blad

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From time to time a how-to book about car restoration appears that basically blows everything else off the shelf...this is that book. …keep reading

Book Review: Art of the Hot Rod by Ken Gross, photography by Peter Harholdt

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Rarely does a book this well done come across our desk. The quality of the printing and binding is exceptional. The cars ain't bad either. …keep reading

Book Review: Ultimate American V-8 Engine Data Book. 2d Edition. By Peter C. Sessler

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If you're a V-8 enthusiast, this book has just about everything you might need to know about your favorite V8. …keep reading

Book Review: Austin-Healey: The Bulldog Breed by Jon Pressnell

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A richly illustrated history of Austin-Healey based on interviews conducted over a twenty-year period …keep reading

Book Review: Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #2 by John Wanberg

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As cars from the '70s and '80s become "antique" cars, they are more likely to become restoration candidates. And they used a lot of plastic and composites. To restore these cars, you may need to know how to make your own composite parts. This book shows you how. …keep reading

Book Review: '40 Ford: Evolution • Design • Racing • Hot Rodding by Joseph P. Cabadas

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This book takes a look at how the iconic 1940 Ford came to be... …keep reading

Book Review - Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing; Edited by Darwin Halmstrom and Melinda Keefe

Book Reviews - By Satch Reed
Life is a Highway includes some of the most significant writings and musings about the automobile ever recorded, featuring works from many of the most well-known authors and publications of the automobile's first 100-plus years. …keep reading

Book Review: Practical Fabrication & Assembly Techniques, by Wayne Scraba

Book Reviews - By Satch Reed
What do fabricating mounts for fuel pumps, flaring brake lines, and Dzus fasteners have in common? They're all covered in this book! …keep reading

Book Review: Collector's Originality Guide: Corvette 1968-82 by Tom Falconer

Book Reviews - By Satch Reed
How do I find out what's original on my car? What options were available? How can I restore this thing to original if I don't know what original is? Well, if you're restoring a 1968-82 Corvette, this book's for you! …keep reading

Book Review: The Cobra in the Barn, by Tom Cotter

Book Reviews - By Satch Reed
Everyone loves a good story about those exciting barn finds. Tom Cotter's book chronicles some of those finds and offers some tips as to how to make your own barn find. …keep reading