History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Reveled (Hardback)

Matt Stone

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Rumors, myths, and fantastic stories have swirled around the automobile since the first car appeared over 100 years ago. Did you know that after James Dean's death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, parts of the car were sold off and said parts then cursed their new owners? Did you know that Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde fame) wrote Henry Ford, praising the power of Ford's new V-8? Did you know James Brown's wife once claimed diplomatic immunity when fighting a traffic ticket because her husband was "the ambassador of soul"? Have you heard of the mythical 200-mpg carburetor that the oil companies and auto manufacturers conspired to hide from the public? How about the tale of Jocko Flocko, NASCAR racer Tim Flock's simian co-driver? These are just a few of the automotive world's crazy stories, mysteries, and legends. History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed compiles a juicy selection covering subjects from racing to crime to pop culture, encompassing historical to modern day tales. Read it and be amazed!


Product Details

  • Product code: AFNJK
  • ISBN: 9780760342602
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 24.0cm x 18.7cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Thu Nov 15 00:00:00 GMT 2012
  • Book points: 13

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