Online Catalogue last updated 31st of January 2016
This new early automotive book, is about those first vehicles mainly from 1895 through 1915. "Automotive Reflections" is a unique book that the author wrote from his own experience collecting vehicles as well as early literature for many years, and from operating the Van Horn Truck Museum for 18 years. The book has over 500 rare early pictures and first hand information and stories on vehicles powered by gas, steam and electric.
Chapter 7 has 62 pages on race cars starting with the first recorded race in 1895 and then beginning in 1900 all the stories about winners of the Gordon Bennett and then the Vanderbilt cup races, pictures and stories of the winning cars and drivers of each year.
Anyone interested in the true history of the automobile revolution will want this book. The real help with the first hand information for
this book was when the author bought at auction an early weekly magazine collection that had been stored away for many years. The magazine was called the" Automobile" and dated from the late 1800's through to 1915 were a treasure of information and pictures on the very beginning of the automotive revolution back in 1895.
Covers, automobiles, trucks, race cars, motorcycles and early aviation.
Code No. 017054, 253 pages, ISBN 9780692389812, $63.00