I’ve joint ventured with the most awesome Preston Lerner again on a new automotive book. Its finally off the press, and available now — what a great holiday gift, opp, right?
In it we share some great stories and photos you just won’t believe. We didn’t believe them all either, which is why we did some research, and wrote this book.
Here’s the Scoop, but before that, please mark your calendar for December 15, to come out and meet Preston and I at Autobooks in Burbank (information at the bottom of this post), and buy as many signed copies as you’d like. Hours are 10:00-2:00
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? Or did they?
Did you know Bonnie and Clyde stole Ford V-8s almost exclusively as
getaway cars because they were the fastest cars of their day? Or that
Clyde Barrow wrote Henry Ford a “thank-you” note for building the cars
that made escaping his bank heists so successful?
NASCAR has been the source of countless myths and legends. Did you
know, for example, that a monkey by the name of Jocko Flocko once won
a Grand National race? (Hall of Fame driver Tim Flock helped.) Or that
one of the most famous stock cars in NASCAR lore — a Chevelle built by
legendary rules-bender Smokey Yunick — never actually turned a lap on a
Did you ever hear the one about the 1964 Impala that flew into a cliff — at
350 miles per hour — in the Arizona desert, thereby winning the inaugural
Darwin Award? How about the Ford Pinto that flew like a bird? Or the 68-
horsepower Hyundai Excel that maxxed out at 115 miles per hour while
speeding Rodney King to a rendezvous that would eventually lead to the
What was the first car to break the sound barrier? Who won the first Indy
500? What kind of car was dancer Isadora Duncan in when she was
killed? What car performed the most spectacular stunt in the James Bond
movie oeuvre? In all of these cases, the answers may not be what you
These are just a few of the automotive world’s crazy stories, mysteries,
myths, and legends. History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and
Rumors Revealed compiles a juicy selection covering subjects from racing
to automakers, crime to pop culture, and historical to modern day. Read it
and be amazed!
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