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Quarto Drives
Quarto Drives

Motorbooks is 50!

Motorbooks is officially the big 5-0! And we couldn't be more proud. Motorbooks has spent the last 50 years publishing the world's best transportation books, and now we're ready to celebrate! Starting this month, stay tuned for news, Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

Corvette Stingray: Exterior Design

The Chevrotlet Corvette is an icon when it comes to sports cars. The improvements through various technologies over the past 60 years have brought the Corvette into the future as a promising long-term staple in the world of sports cars. Read More

green muscle
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

1970 LS6 Chevelle

Forget Chrysler’s vaunted Hemi. You are looking at the king of muscle cars, the 1970 LS6 Chevelle, the highest-horsepower muscle car ever offered during the classic muscle car era. We found this beauty in Darwin Holstrom's Top Muscle:The Read More

Jag
Classic Cars
Classic Cars

1927 Austin Seven Swallow

We're gonna pull the Jag' round so you can marvel at her vintage charm. Seriously--check out this car. It's the 1927 Austin Seven Swallow, AKA "Baby Austin." We found Baby A in the upcoming book Jaguar Cars, by James Mann. Enjoy Read More

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Classic Cars
Classic Cars

Porsche Predecessors and Prototypes 1948-65

Porsche. Like fois gras or cashmere, the word "Porsche" summons a sense of luxury and class. But before there were any Porsche 356 Speedsters flying up and down the highways, there was the evolution of the pre-Porsche prototypes. It's Read More

Signalss
By Rail
By Rail

Railroad Signals 101

America has the largest rail network in the world, but most Americans are unfamiliar with it. Why? The U.S. lags behind other first-world countries in terms of ridership because trains that ride these rails are carrying freight, for the Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

The Lamborghini Origin Story

Myth is the vital element to brand mystique. There's definitely a healthy dose of myth and a whole lot of mystique in the lavish Lamborghini's origin story. In Lamborghini Supercars: 50 Years, author Stuart Codling divulges what we know Read More

Gold7
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

Muscle Car Monday!

Admittedly, we have a soft spot for muscle cars--from Shelby Cobras to Chevy Chevelles to Pontiac GTOs. The classic ones are simply gorgeous automobiles, and they're representative of a very specific era. So, we decided: To ease into each Read More

Plane
By Air
By Air

Piloting a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

First Lieutenant Grant A. Fuller was entranced from the start. She was a sight to behold, that B-17 Flying Fortress. The Lieutenant shares, in his own words, what it was like to fly her. His account is featured in James P. Busha's Wings of Read More

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Barn Finds
Barn Finds

Psycho Bees: An Epic Barn Find

Imagine stumbling upon a 1970 Super Bee, a '69 Dodge Charger, and more--all sleeping quietly in the lot of an old farmhouse. This is a fragment from a barn find that Ryan Brutt, the author of Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics, actually Read More

Flyer head
By Air
By Air

Aviation Day and the Wright Flyer

Today is National Aviation Day! Franklin Delano Roosevelt decreed it so in 1939. He picked August 19 because it's aviation pioneer Orville Wright's birthday. It's only appropriate, then, that today we take a closer look at the Wright Flyer, Read More

Super Bee
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

The Exclusive Super Bee Charger

For the first time in 1971, Chargers were unique to themselves with exclusive sheet metal for that particular model. Check out the history of the Super Bee in the excerpt below, taken from James Manning Michels' Charger, Road Runner & Read More