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(Hall-Scott Motor Car Company), Francis H. Bradford, and Ric A. Dias (2007). Hall-Scott: The Untold Story of a Great American Engine-Maker. (Warrendale, PA: SAE International, 416 p.). Former Hall-Scott Engineer. Hall-Scott Motor Car Company. 1910 - Elbert J. Hall, Bert C. Scott formed business in Berkeley, CA to produce gasoline powered rail cars; 1970 - last Hall-Scott made by Hercules Motors; comprehensive look at Hall-Scott's technological advances, successes, problems, failures.

(Harley-Davidson), Harry V. Sucher (1985). Harley-Davidson: The Milwaukee Marvel. (Sparkford, Somerset: Haynes, 328 p. [3rd rev. ed.]). Harley-Davidson Motor Company--History; Industries--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--History.

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(Harley-Davidson), Peter C. Reid (1990). Well Made in America: Lessons from Harley-Davidson on Being the Best. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 226 p.). Harley-Davidson Motor Company--Management; Motorcycle industry--United States--Management; Corporate turnarounds--United States--Management--Case studies.

(Harley-Davidson), David K. Wright; foreword by Willie G. Davidson (1993). The Harley-Davidson Motor Company: An Official Ninety-Year History. (Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 296 p.). Harley-Davidson Motor Company--History; Motorcycle industry--United States--History; Motorcycle racing--History.

(Harley-Davidson), Brock W. Yates (1999). Outlaw Machine: Harley-Davidson and the Search for the American Soul. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 249 p.). Harley-Davidson Incorporated--History; Harley Davidson motorcycle--History; Popular culture--United States.

(Harley-Davidson), Rich Teerlink and Lee Ozley (2000). More Than a Motorcycle: The Leadership Journey at Harley-Davidson. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 278 p.). Harley-Davidson Incorporated--Management; Harley-Davidson Motor Company--Management; Motorcycle industry--United States. 

(Harley-Davidson), Jean Davidson ; foreword by Arthur Harley Davidson (2001). Growing Up Harley-Davidson: Memoirs of a Motorcycle Dynasty. (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 272 p.). Granddaughter of Walter Davidson (one of the four founders and the first president of Harley-Davidson). Davidson, Jean, 1937- --Childhood and youth; Harley-Davidson Incorporated--History; Motorcyclists--United States--Family relationships; Davidson family; Harley family. 

(Harley-Davidson), Willie G. Davidson (2002). 100 Years of Harley-Davidson. (Boston, MA: Bullfinch Press, 288 p.). Harley-Davidson Incorporated--History; Harley-Davidson motorcycle--History.

(Harley-Davidson), Herbert Wagner (2003). At the Creation: Myth, Reality, and the Origin of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, 1901-1909. (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 228 p.). Harley-Davidson Motor Company--History; Motorcycle industry--United States--History.

(Harley-Davidson), Missy Scott (2008). Harley-Davidson Motor Company. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 178 p.). Harley-Davidson Motor Company --History; Motorcycle industry --United States --History. How company created Harley "experience" (attracts hundreds of thousands to events where they meet company officials, other Harley riders; unmatched ability to create 'buzz marketing', turn casual riders into unofficial sales people.

(Harley Davidson), Dantar P. Oosterwal (2010). The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development. (New York, NY: American Management Association 254 p.). Former Vice President of Innovation at Sara Lee, Director of Product Development at Harley-Davidson. Product management; New products; Harley-Davidson Incorporated -- Management. Mid-1980s - post-bankruptcy growth period; turnaround centered on radical improvements to product development processes - efficient and effective "Knowledge-Based Product Development"; evolution of Harley-Davidson product development team as it moved to breakthrough process of cadence, flows, set-based designs.

(Haynes Automobile Company), Ralph D. Gray (1979). Alloys and Automobiles: The Life of Elwood Haynes. (Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society, 243 p.). Professor Emeritus of History (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). Haynes, Elwood, 1857-1925; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Biography; Metallurgists--United States--Biography.  

(Quinton Hazell Automotive), Quinton Hazell (1992). Quinton Hazell: The Life of an Entrepreneur. (Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, UK: A. Sutton, 135 p.). Hazell, Quinton, 1920- ; Businessmen--Great Britain--Biography; Automobile supplies industry--Great Britain--History.

(Honda), Sol Sanders (1975). Honda: The Man and His Machines. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 208 p.). Honda, So¯ichiro¯, 1906- ; Honda motorcycle.

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(Honda), Tetsuo Sakiya; translated by Kiyoshi Ikemi; adapted by Timothy Porter (1982). Honda Motor: The Men, the Management, the Machines. (New York, NY: Kodansha International/USA, 242 p.). Honda, So¯ichiro¯, 1906- ; Fujisawa, Takeo, 1910- ; Honda Giken Ko¯gyo¯ Kabushiki Kaisha.

(Honda), Robert L. Shook (1988). Honda: An American Success Story. (New York, NY: Prentice Hall, 238 p.). Honda of America Mfg.; Automobile industry and trade--United States; Automobile industry and trade--Japan; Motorcycle industry--United States; Motorcycle industry--Japan.

(Honda), Yves Derisbourg; preface de Hirotoshi Honda (1993). Monsieur Honda: Tel Qu’il s’Est Raconte a Yves Derisbourg. (Paris, FR: R. Laffont, 341 p.). Honda, So¯ichiro¯, 1906- ; Honda Giken Ko¯gyo¯ Kabshiki Kisha--History; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--History.

(Honda), Dave Nelson, Rick Mayo, Patricia E. Moody (1998). Powered by Honda: Developing Excellence in the Global Enterprise (New York, NY: Wiley, 256 p.). American Honda Motor Company--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Production control--United States.

(Honda), Ed. Don Hensley (2004). Building on Dreams: The Story of Honda in Ohio. (Marysville, OH: Honda of America Mfg., Inc., 126 p.). Honda Giken Ko-gyo- Kabushiki Kaisha; Honda motorcycle --History --Ohio; Honda automobiles --History --Ohio; Ohio --Manufactures --History.

(Honda), Masaaki Sato; translated by Hiroko Yoda with Matt Alt (2006). The Honda Myth: The Genius and His Wake. (New York, NY: Vertical, 476 p. [orig. pub. in 1995 in Japanese]). Executive at Nikkei Business Publications. Honda, So¯ichiro¯, 1906- ; Fujisawa, Takeo, 1910- ; Honda Giken Ko¯gyo¯ Kabushiki Kaisha; Automobile industry and trade--Japan. Cult worship of Soichiro Honda, fomented by Takeo Fujisawa, worked at first to firm's great benefit, also against it in subtle ways; free-spiritedness threatened to take backseat to bureaucracy, complacency; becoming-a faceless firm.

(Honda), Yozo Hasegawa; Translated by Anthony Kimm (2008). Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota are Winning the Battle of the Eco-Friendly Autos. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 200 p.). Senior Staff Writer (Nikkei Inc.). Honda Giken Ko¯gyo¯ Kabshiki Kisha--History; Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha--history; hybrid cars; auto design -- environmental technologies. How two biggest Japanese automakers are battling each other, and world, for supremacy of emerging market in green technologies; which global auto makers are best positioned to survive, emerge atop zero-emissions, automotive world of 21st century.

(Honda), Jonathan S. Russ (2008). Global Motivations: Honda, Toyota, and the Drive Toward American Manufacturing. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 170 p.). Honda Motor Vo.; Toyota; automobile ,manufacturing -- history. Histories of Honda and Toyota as transplant automobile manufacturers in United States; historical, cultural, legal, labor experiences of two firms as they became established on American industrial landscape.

(Hudson), Jean Maddern Pitrone (1991). Hudson's: Hub of America's Heartland. (West Bloomfield, MI: Altwerger and Mandel Pub. Co.,, 201 p.). Hudson family; J.L. Hudson Company--History; Hudson Motor Car Company--History; Department stores--Michigan--Detroit--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

(Hudson), J.C. Long; with an introduction by Charles K. Hyde; foreword by William Ruxton Chapin (2004). Roy D. Chapin: The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company. (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 269 p. [orig. pub. 1945]). Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936; Hudson Motor Car Company--Histor; Automobile engineers--United States--Biography; Industrialists--United States--Biography.

(Humber), A. B. Demaus, J. C. Tarring (1990). The Humber Story 1868-1932. (London, UK: Sutton Publishing, 168 p.). Humber, Thomas; Humber Ltd. 1868 - Thomas Humber founded Humber cycle company in Sheffield , 1913 - second largest manufacturer of cars in United Kingdom; 1931 - control acquired by Rootes Brothers.

(Hyundai), Donald Kirk (1994). Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung. (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 382 p.). Chong, Chu-yong, 1915- ; Hyondae Chadongch`a Chusik Hoesa (Korea); Businesspeople--Korea (South)--Biography.

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(Hyundai), Richard M. Steers (1999). Made in Korea: Chung Ju Yung and the Rise of Hyundai (New York, NY: Routledge, 284 p.). Chong, Chu-yong, 1915- ; Hyondae Group; Conglomerate corporations--Korea (South); Businesspeople--Korea (South)--Biography.

(Hyundai), Russell D. Lansbury, Chung-Sok Suh, and Seung-Ho Kwon (2007). The Global Korean Motor Industry: The Hyundai Motor Company’s Global Strategy. (New York, NY: Routledge, 132 p.). Professor of Work and Organisational Studies, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Sydney); Associate Professor, School of Organisation and Management (University of New South Wales); Senior Research Fellow, School of Organisation and Management ((University of New South Wales). Automobile industry and trade--Korea (South)--Case studies; International business enterprises--Korea (South)--Management--Case studies; Globalization--Economic aspects--Korea (South)--Case studies. Experiences of globalizing Korean automobile industry; importance of production systems, employment relations as part of Hyundai's growth; need for overseas production, global supply chains, improved co-ordination between head office, subsidiaries.

(Hyundai), Lee Myung-bak; translated by Zhu Hong (2010). Making Hyundai, Remaking Seoul: From CEO to South Korea’s President: The Autobiography of Lee Myung-bak. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 192 p.). Ppresident of the Republic of Korea. . Yi, Myo(ng-bak; Hyo(ndae Chonghap Sangsa (Korea) --History; Hyo(ndae Chonghap Sangsa (Korea) --Officials and employees --Biography; Presidents --Korea (South) --Biography; Mayors --Korea (South) --Seoul --Biography; Executives --Korea (South) --Biography; Korea (South) --Politics and government --2002-; Seoul (Korea) --Politics and government. Unlikely journey from early life of grinding poverty to highest echelons of country's corporate, governmental leadership; youngest CEO of Hyundai as it emerged from obscure construction company to one of world's top multinational corporations; turned company into force on world economic scene; mayor of Seoul; won 2007 presidential election for president of Republic of Korea; six strategies for success led to Hyundai's remarkable growth, Seoul's turnaround, South Korea's growing stature on world stage.

(Inchcape PLC), Stephanie Jones; foreword by Sir David Orr (1986). Two Centuries of Overseas Trading: The Origins and Growth of the Inchcape Group. (London, UK: Macmillan in association with Business History Unit, University of London, 328 p.). Inchcape PLC -- History; Great Britain -- Commerce -- History; Great Britain Foreign trade Companies.

(Interstate Battery System of America), Norm Miller, with H.K. Hosier (1996). Beyond the Norm. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 210 p.). Miller, Norm; Interstate Battery System of America--History; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Chief executive officers--United States--Biography; Success in business; Christian life.

(Jaguar Cars Ltd.), Philip Porter & Paul Skilleter (2001). Sir William Lyons: The Official Biography. (Newbury Park, CA: Haynes North America, 296 p.). Lyons, William, Sir, 1901-1985; Jaguar Cars Ltd.--History; Businessmen--Great Britain--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--Biography; Jaguar automobiles--History.

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(Jaguar Cars Ltd.), Nigel Thorley (2007). Jaguar: Marketing the Marque: The History of Jaguar Seen Through Its Advertising, Brochures and Catalogues. (Newbury Park, CA: Haynes North America Inc., 192 p.). Jaguar Historian, Founder Member of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club. Jaguar automobile; Advertising--automobiles. Company, its cars, social history throughout period told through company's promotional literature.

(J.A.P.), Jeff Clew (1985). J.A.P., The Vintage Years. (Newbury Park, CA: Haynes, 255 p.). Prestwich, John Alfred, 1874-1952.; J.A.P. (Firm)--History; Motorcycle industry--Great Britain--History; Industrialists--Great Britain--Biography.

(Kaiser-Frazer Corporation), Richard M. Langworth (1975). Kaiser-Frazer, The Last Onslaught on Detroit: An Intimate Behind the Scenes Study of the Postwar American Car Industry. (Kutztown, PA: Automobile Quarterly Publications, 287 p.). Kaiser-Frazer Corporation; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

(Lancia), Franco Amatori (1996). Impresa e Mercato: Lancia 1906-1969. (Bologna, Italy: Mulino, 299 p.). Professor of Economic History (Bocconi University, Milan). Lancia automobile--History; Automobile industry and trade--Italy--History.

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(Land-Rover Ltd.), Graham Robson (1981). The Rover Story. (Cambridge, UK: Stephens, 185 p.). Land-Rover Ltd.--History; Rover automobile--History; Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--History.

(Lomax Motor Company), Tom Lucas (1997). Lomax: The First Ten Years: The Story of the Lomax Motor Company. (Luton, UK: Flyscreen, 107 p.). Lomax Motor Company -- History.

(Lucas Industries), Harold Nockolds (1976-1978). Lucas: The First Hundred Years. (Newton Abbott, UK: David & Charles, 21 vols.). Lucas, Joseph, 1834-1902; Lucas Industries--History; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography. Contents: v. 1. The king of the road.--v. 2. The successors.

(Magna International), Wayne Lilley (2006). Magna Cum Laude: How Frank Stronach Became Canada's Best-Paid Man. (Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart, 362 p.). Stronach, Frank; Magna International; auto parts industry. Rags to riches - how Magna grew, recovered from brink of disaster in 1990, to present size.

(Maxwell Motor Company), Anthony J. Yanik (2009). Maxwell Motor and the Making of Chrysler Corporation. (Detroit, MI, Wayne State University Press, 189 p.). Former Editor of Wheels. Maxwell Motor --History; Chrysler Corporation --History; Automobiles --United States --History; Chrysler automobile --History. One of leading automobile producers in United States during first quarter of 20th century; became foundation of Chrysler Corporation; first popular car with engine in front (instead of under body), first to be designed with three-point suspension and shaft drive, one of earliest cars to feature thermo-syphon cooling; machines, process, men behind Maxwell; company's evolution, 1903-1925; aftermath of Maxwell's dissolution, fate of its famous corporate leaders.

(Mazda), Joseph J. Fucini and Suzy Fucini (1990). Working for the Japanese: Inside Mazda's American Auto Plant. (New York, NY: Free Press, 258 p.). Mazda Motors of America (Central)--Employees; Mazda Motors of America (Central)--Personnel management.

(Merryweather), James Compton Merryweather (1901). A Record of Two Centuries: Being a Short History of the House of Merryweather & Sons, of Longacre & Greenwich, 1690-1901. (Merritt: London, UK, 85 p.). Merryweather & Sons Ltd; fire equipment -- manufacture -- history. Manufacturer of fire engines.

(MG Rover Group Ltd.), Andrew Lorenz, Chris Brady (2006). End of the Road: The True Story of the Downfall of Rover. (London, UK: Prentice Hall, 256 p.). Director of Studies for the General and Strategic Management MBA (City University Business School, London); Former Business Editor (Sunday Times). MG Rover (Firm); Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain; Business failures--Great Britain. Decline of national institution.


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(Mitsubishi), Yasuo Mishima; Translated by Emiko Yamaguchi (1989). Mitsubishi: Its Challenge and Strategy. (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 349 p.). Mitsubishi Zaibatsu -- History.

(Mitsubishi), Margaret L. Chapman, Arun P. Elhance, and John D. Wenum (1995). Mitsubishi Motors in Illinois: Global Strategies, Local Impacts. (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 129 p.). Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha; Diamond-Star Motors Corp.; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Foreign; Ownership--Case studies; Corporations, Japanese--United States--Case studies. 

(Morris Motors Ltd.), James Leasor, James (1954). Wheels to Fortune; A Brief Account of the Life and Times of William Morris, Viscount Nuffield. (London, UK: The Bodley Head, 160 p.). Nuffield, William Richard Morris, 1st viscount, 1877- ; Morris Motors Ltd. William Morris (later Lord Nuffield) - Morris Motors - founder MG (

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(Morris Motors Ltd.), P.W.S. Andrews and Elizabeth Brunner (1955). The Life of Lord Nuffield; A Study in Enterprise and Benevolence. (Oxford, UK: B. Blackwell, 356 p.). Nuffield, William Richard Morris, Viscount, 1877-1963; Morris Motors, Ltd.

(Morris Motors Ltd.), R. J. Overy (1976). William Morris, Viscount Nuffield. (London, UK: Europa Publications, 151 p.). Nuffield, William Richard Morris, Viscount, 1877-1963; Morris Motors Ltd.--History; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography.

(Morris Motors Ltd.), Edited by F. John Minns (1994). Wealth Well-Given: The Enterprise and Benevolence of Lord Nuffield. (Dover, NH: Alan Sutton, 318 p.). Morris Motors Ltd.; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography; Philanthropists--Great Britain--Biography.

(New Jersey Turnpike), Michael Lapolla and Thomas A. Suszka (2005). The New Jersey Turnpike. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 128 p.). Executive Director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority; Turnpike’s Photographer. Toll roads--New Jersey--History--Pictorial works; New Jersey Turnpike (N.J.)--History--Pictorial works. History of highway from 1949 through present day; economic engine of New Jersey, foundation of industrial prosperity, personal mobility; more than 240 million vehicles travel along route.

(Nissan), Edited by Steve Barnett (1992). The Nissan Report: An Inside Look at How a World Class Japanese Company Makes Products that Make a Difference. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 189 p.). Nissan Jid¯osha Kabushiki Kaisha; Nissan automobile -- Marketing.

(Nissan), Carlos Ghosn and Philippe Riès; translated from the French by John Cullen (2005). Shift: Inside Nissan's Historic Revival. (New York, NY: Currency/Doubleday, 232 p. [orig. pub. 2003 in France]). CEO (Nissan). Ghosn, Carlos, 1954- ; Nissan Jid¯osha Kabushiki Kaisha--History; Chief executive officers--Japan--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Biography. 

(Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.), John B. Rae (1982). Nissan/Datsun, A History of Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A., 1960-1980. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 331 p.). Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.; Datsun automobile; Corporations, Japanese--United States.

(Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.), John Egerton (1983). Nissan in Tennessee. (Smyrna, TN: Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A., 127 p.). Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.; Truck industry--Tennessee--Smyrna.

(Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.), David Magee (2003). Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, p.). Ghosn, Carlos, 1954- ; Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.--Management; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Management; Corporate turnarounds--United States.

(Norton Villiers Ltd.), Bob Holliday (1976). Norton Story. (Cambridge, UK: P. Stephens, 128 p.). Norton Villiers, Ltd.; Norton motorcycle; Motorcycle racing.

(Oldsmobile), Glen Alan Niemeyer (1963). The Automotive Career of Ransom E. Olds. (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, 233 p.). Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950; Automobile industry and trade--United States.

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(Oldsmobile), George S. May (1977). R. E. Olds, Auto Industry Pioneer. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 458 p.). Michigan Historian. Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History; Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

(Oldsmobile), Michael Rodriguez (2004). R.E. Olds and Industrial Lansing. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 128 p.). Humanities Librarian at Michigan State University. Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950; Manufacturing industries--Michigan--Lansing--History--Pictorial works; Lansing (Mich.)--History--Pictorial works. Industrial history of Capital City within context of one of 20th century's greatest entrepreneurs, R. E. Olds.

(Opel AG), Henry Ashby Turner, Jr. (2005). General Motors and the Nazis: The Struggle for Control of Opel, Europe's Biggest Carmaker. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 224 p.). Stillé Professor of History Emeritus (Yale University). Opel AG--History; Automobile industry and trade--Germany--History. 

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(Packard), Michael Aiken, Louis A. Ferman and Harold L. Sheppard (1968). Economic Failure, Alienation and Extremism. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 213 p.). Packard Motor Car Company; Employees -- Dismissal of -- Case studies; Unemployed -- Case studies; Alienation (Social psychology). 

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(Packard), Nathaniel T. Dawes (1975). The Packard: 1942-1962. (South Brunswick, NJ: A. S. Barnes, 219 p.). Packard Motor Car Company; Studebaker-Packard Corporation; Packard automobile.

(Packard), Michael G.H. Scott (1985). Packard: The Complete Story. (Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, 201 p.). Packard Motor Car Company--History; Packard automobile--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

(Packard), James A. Ward (1995). The Fall of the Packard Motor Car Company. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 309 p.). Packard Motor Car Company--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

(Packard), Editor Beverly Rae Kimes (2002). Packard: A History of the Motor Car and the Company. (New Albany, IN: Automobile Quarterly, 828 p.). Packard Motor Car Company -- History; Packard automobile -- History; Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- History.

(Packard), Evan P. Ide; foreword by Joseph S. Freeman (2003). Packard Motor Car Company. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 128 p.). Curator of the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Member of the Society of Automotive Historians. Packard Motor Car Company--History--Pictorial works; Packard automobile--History--Pictorial works; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History--Pictorial works. 1899 to 1957; golden era of Packard cars came to close in late 1930s; early years at Warren, OH, Detroit factories.

(Pennsylvania Turnpike), Mitchell E. Dakelman and Neal A. Schorr (2004). The Pennsylvania Turnpike. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 128 p.). Director of Media Services for the National Railroad Historical Society. Toll roads--Pennsylvania; Express highways--Pennsylvania; Roads--Pennsylvania--History; Pennsylvania Turnpike (Pa.)--History. Inspired by route of never completed South Pennsylvania Railroad; nation's first long-distance superhighway using abandoned railroad's partially finished tunnels as  foundation; tremendous success.

(Pep Boys), Marian Calabro (2005). The Pep Boys Company: Founders of the Automotive Aftermarket. (New York, NY: Lark Books, p.). Pep Boys (Firm) --History; Automobile supplies industry --United States --History.

(Peugeot), Alain Jemain (1987). Les Peugeot: Vertiges et Secrets d'une Dynastie. (Paris, FR: J.C. Lattès, 284 p.). Peugeot (S.A.)--History; Automobile industry and trade--France--History.

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(Peugeot), Olivier de Serres (1990). Peugeot: La Griffe du Lion. (Paris, FR: Libr. Séguier, 330 p.). Peugeot (S.A.)--History; Peugeot automobile--History.

(Pick Motor Company), Michael Key (1994). Pick of Stamford: A History of Pick Motor Company. (Stamford, UK: P.Watkins, 128 p.). Pick Motor Company -- History; Pick Motor Company -- History -- Catalogs; Automobile industry and trade -- England -- Stamford -- History; Cars Production History Lincolnshire (England).

(Porsche), Ferry Porsche with John Bentley; foreword by Baron Huschke von Hanstein (1976). We at Porsche: The Autobiography of Dr. Ing. h.c. Ferry Porsche. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 290 p.). Porsche, Ferry, 1909- ; Automobile engineers--Germany--Biography.

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(Porsche), Dennis Adler (2003). Porsche: The Road to Zuffenhausen. (New York, NY: Random House, 348 p.). Editor in Chief (Car Collector Magazine). Porsche A.G.--History; Porsche automobiles--History. 

(Presto-O-Lite), Jane Fisher (1947). Fabulous Hoosier, A Story of American Achievement. (New York, NY: R. M. McBride & Company, 263 p.). Fisher, Carl Graham, 1874-1939.

(Renault), Jean Boulogne (1931). La Vie de Louis Renault ... (Paris, FR: Éditions de Moulin d'argent, 266 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944; Automobiles.

(Renault), Marc Augier (1955). Renault de Billancourt. (Paris, FR: Amiot-Dumont, 334 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944.

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(Renault), Anthony Rhodes. With a foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (1969). Louis Renault; A Biography. (New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 233 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944.

(Renault), Patrick Fridenson (1972). Histoire des Usines Renault. (Paris, FR: Seuil, 1 vol.). Régie nationale des usines Renault; Automobile industry and trade--France. Contents: 1. Naissance de la grande entreprise, 1898-1939.

(Renault), Jacques Borgé, Nicolas Viasnoff (1977). Renault, L'Empire de Billancourt. (Paris, FR: E.P.A., 477 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944; Renault automobile; Automobile industry and trade--France--Biography.

(Renault), Gilbert Hatry (1982). Louis Renault, Patron Absolu. (Paris, FR: Lafourcade: Diffusion, M.A.D., 463 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944; Régie nationale des usines Renault--History; Renault automobile--History; Businesspeople--France--Biography.

(Renault), Jean-Paul Thévenet (1985). Louis Renault: Histoire d'Une Tragédie et d'Une Nationalisation. (Paris, FR: Londreys, 194 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944; Automobile industry and trade--France--Biography.

(Renault), Emmanuel Chadeau (1998). Louis Renault. (Paris, FR: Plon, 458 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944; Renault family; Front populaire; Industrialists--France--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--France--History; World War, 1939-1945--Collaborationists--France--Biography; France--History--German occupation, 1940-1945--Collaborationists.

(Renault), Laurent Dingli (2000). Louis Renault. (Paris, FR: Flammarion, 678 p.). Renault, Louis, 1877-1944; Renault family; Front populaire; Industrialists--France--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--France--History; World War, 1939-1945--Collaborationists--France--Biography; France--History--German occupation, 1940-1945--Collaborationists.

(Renault), Didier Toussaint (2004). Renault, ou, L'Inconscient d'Une Entreprise. (Paris, FR: Harmattan, 301 p.). Automobile industry and trade -- France -- History; Regie nationale des usines Renault -- History.

(Renault), Caroline Schulenburg (2008). Renault Und Daimler-Benz in Der Zwischenkriegszeit (1919-1938): Eine Vergleichende Unternehmensgeschichte Zweier Europaischer Automobilhersteller. (Stuttgart, Germany: Steiner, 294 p.). Regie Nationale des Usines Renault --History; Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft --History; Automobile industry and trade --France --History; Automobile industry and trade --Germany --History.

(Reo Motor Car Company), Lisa M. Fine (2004). The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, U.S.A. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 239 p.). Reo Motor Car Company--Employees--History; Automobile industry workers--Michigan--Lansing; Lansing (Mich.)--Social life and customs. 

(Rolls Royce), Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (1966). Rolls of Rolls-Royce; A Biography of the Hon. C. S. Rolls. (London, UK: Cassell, 250 p.). Rolls, Charles Stewart, 1877-1910.

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(Rolls Royce), Wilton J. Oldham (1967). The Hyphen in Rolls-Royce: A Biography of Claude Johnson. (London, UK: Foulis, 194 p.). Johnson, Claude Goodman, 1864-1926; Rolls-Royce, ltd.

(Rolls Royce), John Rowland (1970). The Rolls-Royce Men; The Story of C. S. Rolls and Henry Royce. (New York, NY: Roy Publishers, 130 p.). Rolls, Charles Stewart, 1877-1910; Royce, Henry, Sir, 1863-1933.

(Rolls Royce), Roy Nockolds  (1972). The Magic of a Name. (Henley-on-Thames, UK: G. T. Foulis, 283 p. [3rd ed.]). Rolls-Royce, ltd.; Rolls-Royce automobile.

(Rolls Royce), Ian Lloyd (1978). Rolls-Royce, The Growth of a Firm. (London, UK: Macmillan, 164 p.). Rolls-Royce Ltd. -- History; Automobile industry and trade -- Great Britain -- History.

(Rolls Royce), Ian Lloyd (1978). Rolls-Royce, The Merlin at War. (London, UK: Macmillan, 188 p.). Rolls-Royce Ltd. -- History; Airplanes -- Motors -- History.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.

(Rolls Royce), Ian Lloyd (1978). Rolls Royce, The Years of Endeavour. (London, UK: Macmillan, 265 p.). Rolls-Royce Ltd. -- History; Automobiles -- Motors -- History; Automobile industry and trade -- Great Britain -- History.

(Rolls Royce), Ronald W. Harker (1979). The Engines Were Rolls-Royce: An Informal History of That Famous Company. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 202 p.). Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd.--History; Rolls-Royce engines.

(Rolls Royce), Michael Donne (1981). Leader of the Skies: Rolls-Royce, the First Seventy-Five Years. (London, UK: F. Muller, 157 p.). Rolls-Royce Ltd.

(Rolls Royce), Alec Harvey-Bailey (1983). Rolls-Royce: The Formative Years, 1906-1939. (Derby, England: Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, 95 p.). Rolls-Royce Ltd.--History; Rolls-Royce automobile--History.

(Rolls Royce), Mike Evans (1984). In the Beginning: The Manchester Origins of Rolls-Royce. (Derby, UK: Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, 169 p.). Rolls-Royce Ltd.--History; Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--History.

(Rolls Royce), Alec Harvey-Bailey and Michael Evans (1984). Rolls-Royce: The Pursuit of Excellence. (Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, UK: Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, 124 p.). Rolls-Royce Ltd.--History; Rolls-Royce automobile--History; Rolls-Royce automobile--Motors--History; Airplanes--Motors--History.

(Rolls Royce), Alec Harvey-Bailey (1985). Rolls-Royce: Hives, the Quiet Tiger. (Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, UK: Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, 101 p.). Hives, Ernest Walter, 1886-1965.; Rolls-Royce Ltd.--History; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--History. Hives - GM, then Chairman.

(Rolls Royce), Donald Bastow (1989). Henry Royce, Mechanic. (Derby, UK: Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, 214 p.). Royce, Henry, Sir, 1863-1933; Rolls-Royce Ltd.; Automobile engineers--Great Britain--Biography.

(Rolls Royce), Alec Harvey-Bailey (1989). Rolls-Royce: The Sons of Martha. (Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, UK: Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, 164 p.). Harvey-Bailey, Alec; Rolls-Royce Ltd.--History; Automobile engineers--Great Britain--Biography.

(Rootes Group), Robert J. Allan (1991). Geoffrey Rootes' Dream for Linwood: Pictorial Look at a Landmark in British Car Manufacture. (Minster Lovell, Scotland: Bookmarque, 106 p.). Rootes Group -- History; Imp automobile -- History; Automobile industry and trade -- Scotland -- Linwood -- History; Cars Production History Scotland.

(Rootes Group), John Bullock (1993). The Rootes Brothers: Story of a Motoring Empire. (Sparkford, UK: P. Stephens, 248 p.). Rootes Group; Motor vehicles Trades Great Britain.

(Russell Motor Car Company), Jaroslav Petryshyn (2000). "Made Up to a Standard": Thomas Alexander Russell and the Russell Motor Car Company. (Renfrew, ON: General Store Publishing House, 157 p.). Russell, Thomas Alexander; Russell Motor Car Company.

(Saab), Rolf Erichs (1987). The Saab Scania Story. (Stockholm, Sweden: Strieffert & Co., 167 p.). Saab (Svenska Aeroplan AB); Saab-Scania (Firm)--History; Saab automobile--History.

(Saab), Kaj Sandell, Bo Streiffert (1990). Scania 100 ar, 1891-1991: Ett Sekel industri- och Fordonshistoria. (Sodertalje, Sweden: Saab-Scania, Scaniadivisionen, 264 p.). Saab-Scania (Firm)--History; Automobile industry and trade--Sweden--History.

(Saab), Jan Hokerberg (1992). Spelet om Saab: en Biltillverkares Uppgang, Fall och Vag tillbaka. (Stockholm, Sweden: Bonnier Alba, 353 p.). Saab-Scania (Firm)--History; Automobile industry and trade--Sweden--History.

(Saab), Eric Dymock (1997). Saab: Half a Century of Achievement, 1947-1997. (Newbury Park, CA: Haynes North America, 192 p.). Saab-Scania (Firm)--History; Saab automobile--History.

(Scania-Vabis AB --History), Une Sahlgren (1989). Fran Mekanisk Verkstad till Internationell Industrikoncern: Scania Vabis 1939-1960. (Stockholm, Sweden: Distributor, Almqvist & Wiksell International). Scania-Vabis AB --History; Motor vehicle industry --Sweden --History.

(Southdown Motor Services), The Company (1965). The Southdown Story; A History of Southdown Motor Services Limited, 1915-1965. (Brighton, UK: The Company, 107 p.). Buses; Bus lines--Great Britain.

(Stanley Steamer), George Woodbury (1950). The Story of a Stanley Steamer. (New York, NY: Norton, 255 p.). Automobiles, Steam. A facsimile reprint of the 1916 catalogue of the Stanley Motor Carriage Company.

(Studebaker), Albert Russel Erskine (1918). History of the Studebaker Corporation (Poole Bros., 97 p.). Studebaker Corporation.

The Studebaker Brothers.

Studebaker Brothers - Clem, Henry, John Mohler,
Peter and Jacob

(Studebaker), Stephen Longstreet (1970). A Century on Wheels; The Story of Studebaker, A History, 1852-1952. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 121 p. [Reprint of 1952 ed.]). Studebaker Corporation.

(Studebaker), William A. Cannon, Fred K. Fox (1981). Studebaker: The Complete Story. (Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books, 368 p.). Studebaker Corporation; Studebaker automobile.

(Studebaker), Donald T. Critchlow (1996). Studebaker: The Life and Death of an American Corporation. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 273 p.). Studebaker Corporation--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

(Studebaker), Thomas E. Bonsall (2000). More Than They Promised: The Studebaker Story. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 488 p.). Studebaker-Packard Corporation --History; Studebaker automobile --History. Studebaker family from arrival in America in 1736, to beginnings of wagon business in nineteenth century, to family’s entry into automobile industry in 1902, to last Studebaker ff assembly line in 1966; soaring prosperity of company in 1920s, bankruptcy and miraculous recovery in 1930s, stupendous success of early post-World War II period, eventual decline of company’s fortunes in mid-1950s.

(Toyota), Toyota Motor Co. (1988). Toyota : A History of the First 50-Years. (Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan: Toyota Motor Corporation, 522 p.). Toyota Jid¯osha K¯ogy¯o Kabushiki Kaisha--History.

Kiichiro Toyoda (

(Toyota), Yuzo Yasuda; translated by Fredrich Czupryna (1991). 40 Years, 20 Million Ideas: The Toyota Suggestion System. (Cambridge, MA: Productivity Press, 195 p.). Automobile industry and trade -- Japan -- Management -- Case studies; Suggestion systems -- Japan -- Case studies. 

(Toyota), Yukiyasu Togo and William Wartman (1993). Against All Odds: The Story of the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Family that Created It. (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 260 p.). Toyota Jid¯osha K¯ogy¯o Kabushiki Kaisha--History; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--History.

(Toyota), Jeffrey K. Liker (2004). The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 330 p.). Toyota Jid¯osha K¯ogy¯o Kabushiki Kaisha.; Production management Case studies; Industrial productivity; Corporate culture History; Industrial management.

(Toyota), Shankar Basu (1999). Corporate Purpose: Why It Matters More than Strategy. (New York, NY: Garland Pub., 344 p.). Chairman and CEO for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha --Management; Automobile industry and trade --Japan --Management --Case studies; International business enterprises --Japan --Management --Case studies; Corporate purposes --Japan --Case studies. Purpose is clearly understood, internalized by Toyota's senior management - to be well-balanced global corporation that is contributing member of local communities by taking care of its employees, suppliers, local communities, by improving quality of life of people in these communities by making strategic decisions in pursuit of harmonious growth, enhancement of profitability.

(Toyota), Chester C. Dawson (2004). Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit: How Toyota Motor Went from "0-60" in the Global Luxury Car Market. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 280 p.). Tokyo Correspondent (Business Week). Toyota Jid¯osha K¯ogy¯o Kabushiki Kaisha; Lexus Automobile; Luxury brands. 

(Toyota), Satoshi Hino; foreword by Jeffrey K. Liker; translated by Andrew Dillon (2005). Inside the Mind of Toyota: Management Principles for Enduring Growth. (New York, NY: Productivity Press, 327 p.). Professor in the Department of Management Studies (Hiroshima University). Toyota Jido¯sha Kabushiki Kaisha--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Management--Case studies. Fundamental thinking and management structures beneath Toyota Production System.

(Toyota), Darius Mehri; foreword by Robert Perrucci (2005). Notes from Toyota-land: An American Engineer in Japan. (Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 231 p.). Computer Simulation Engineer (Toyota); Professor of Sociology (Purdue University). Mehri, Darius--Travel--Japan; Toyota Jid¯osha Kabushiki Kaisha--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Management; Work environment--Japan; Industrial relations--Japan; Corporate culture--Japan. Memoir of cross-cultural misunderstanding, primer on Japanese business and industrial practices.

(Toyota), James M. Morgan and Jeffrey K. Liker (2006). The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology. (New York, NY: Productivity Press, 377 p.). Engineering Director at Ford Motor Company; Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering (University of Michigan). Toyota Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha; Automobiles--Design and construction; Project management; Concurrent engineering. Integrating people, process, technology; continuous improvement; specific techniques, proven practices for dealing with product development challenges (synchronizing multiple disciplines, multiple function workload leveling, compound process variation, effective technology integration, knowledge management).

(Toyota), Matthew E. May; foreword by Kevin Roberts (2006). The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation. (New York, NY: Free Press, 256 p.). Senior Advisor, University of Toyota; Founder Aevitas Learning. Toyota Jido¯sha Kabushi Kaisha; Automobile industry and trade--Management--Employee participation--Japan; Automobile industry and trade--Technological innovations--Japan; Creative thinking. Team-based innovation - formula behind Toyota's quest to innovate, do more with less. sustain the innovation effort;  3 core principles: 1) Ingenuity in craft; 2) Pursuit of perfection; 3) Fit with society.

(Toyota), Dan Coffey (2007). The Myth of Japanese Efficiency: The World Car Industry in a Globalizing Age. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 202 p.). Lecturer in Microeconomics (University of Leeds). Toyota Jido¯sha Kabushiki Kaisha; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Production control--Japan. Form and meaning of `production fantasy' - 'lean and flexible' production model popularly associated with Toyota MC is a myth.

(Toyota), Peter M. DeLorenzo (2007). The United States of Toyota: How Detroit Squandered Its Legacy and Enabled Toyota to Become America's Car Company. (Portland, OR: Inkwater Press, 308 p.). Author, Autoextremist blog. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha --Management; Detroit (Mich.)--History; automobile industry and trade. Decline of American automobile industry, rise of an Asian manufacturer to take its place; larger-than-life personalities, cars that led American auto industry through glory days, down path toward extinction; rise of Toyota (sales, cultural success); primer on Detroit; state of auto business - how it used to be, what it has become, where it is headed.

(Toyota), Jeffrey K. Liker, David P. Meier (2007). Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 326 p.). Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering (University of Michigan); President of Lean Associates, Inc., Group Leader for Toyota Motor Manufacturing for ten years. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha--Employees; Employees--Training of; Mentoring in business; Gifted persons; Industrial management. Create learning, teaching culture in all areas (shop floor, engineering, staff members in service organizations; get most out of people who live, breathe company's philosophy, work together toward common goal.

(Toyota), Jeffrey Liker,  Michael Hoseus (2007). Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 288 p.). Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering (University of Michigan); Former Group Leader, Assembly Plant Manager, Manager of Human Resources for Toyota's Georgetown, KY plant. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha--Management; Corporate culture History. Create, maintain people-centric culture that sustains consistent growth, innovation, profitability, excellence; culture of continuous improvement.

(Toyota), David Magee (2007). How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World’s Greatest Car Company. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 256 p.). Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Management--Case studies; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Management--Case studies; Leadership--Case studies; Customer services--Case studies. Toyota sold fewer than 300 vehicles in its first year in U. S. (1957); has replaced Ford as America’s second-largest carmaker (sells one in six vehicles);  nearing capacity to produce more than two million vehicles in North America; will soon overtake General Motors as industry’s largest producer.

(Toyota), K. Dennis Chambers (2008). Toyota. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 132 p.). Founder of Chambers Communications. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha --History; Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha. Company that changed, is changing, the world; how did Toyota rise from ashes of World War II to become, fifty years later, one of dominant automakers in world.

(Toyota), Emi Osono, Norihiko Shimizu, Hirotaka Takeuchi; with John Kyle Dorton (2008). Extreme Toyota: Radical Contradictions that Drive Success at the World’s Best Manufacturer. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 306 p.). Professors Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (Hitotsubashi University). Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha --Management; Automobile industry and trade --Japan --Management; Total quality management; Organizational effectiveness. Why does Toyota continue to outperform  competitors? What is source of its capability for self-renewal?; unique global approach to organizational behavior in era of global knowledge worker; learned to manage human creativity (always growing, always incomplete, often contradictory); approach to  "hard", "soft" sides allows it to outperform competitors.

(Toyota South Africa), Albert Wessels (1987). Albert Wessels, Farmboy and Industrialist. (Johannesburg, SA: Perskor, 214 p.). Wessels, Albert, 1908- ; Industrialists--South Africa--Biography.

(Albert Trostel & Sons), Jeffrey L. Rodengen & Richard F. Hubbard (2003). The Legend of Albert Trostel & Sons. (Fort Laufderdale, FL: Write Studd Enterprises, 144 p.). Albert Trostel & Sons; leather--automotive. 

(Tucker), Philip S. Egan (2003). Design and Destiny: The Making of the Tucker Automobile. (Orange, CA: On the Mark, 143 p.). Member of the Tucker '48 Design Team (created much of interior). Tucker automobile --History. History of Tucker '48 sedan (introduced in June 1947 by Preston Thomas Tucker): tear-drop-shaped body, 3 headlights (middle pivoted as wheel turned), capable of 120 mph; only 51 built; sold for $2,450.

(United Counties Omnibus Company Limited), Roger M. Warwick (1977-1978). An Illustrated History of the United Counties Omnibus Company Limited. (Northampton, UK: The Author, 2 Vols.). United Counties Omnibus Company Limited--History; Bus lines--England--History.

(Vauxhall Motors), Len Holden (2003). Vauxhall Motors and the Luton Economy, 1900-2002. (Bedford, UK: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, 249 p.). Vauxhall Motors Limited--History; Automobile industry and trade--England--Luton--History; Luton (England)--Economic conditions. 

(Vespa), Daniela Tartaglia (1981). La Piaggio di Pontedera, 1944-1978. (Firenze, Italy: La Nuova Italia, 190 p.). Piaggio di Pontedera (Firm)--History; Internal combustion engine industry--Italy--Pontedera--Employees--History; Industrial relations--Italy--Pontedera--History.

Rinaldo Piaggio - Founder of Piaggio, manufacturer of Vespa (

Enrico Piaggio - Vespa (

(Vespa), Luigi Rivola (1993). Chi Vespa Mangia le Mele. (Vimodrone, Milano: G. Nada, 157 p.). Vespa motor scooter--History.

(Vespa), Tommaso Fanfani (1994). Una Leggenda verso Il Futuro: I Centodieci Anni di Storia Della Piaggio. (Pisa, IT: Industrie grafiche Pacini, 151 p.). Piaggio (Firm)--History; Vespa motorscooter. Manufacturer of Vespa motor scooters.

(Vespa), a cura di Omar Calabrese ; testi di Umberto Eco ... [et al.] (1996). Il Mito di Vespa. (Pontedera, Pisa: Piaggio, 168 p.). Vespa motor scooter--History; Vespa motor scooter--Social aspects. Published in English as: "Cult of Vespa" (Gingko Press, Corte Madera, CA).

(Vespa), Giorgio Sarti (2006). Vespa: 60 Years. (Newbury Park, CA: Haynes North America Inc., 432 p.). Vespa motor scooter--History.Vespa motor scooter--Social aspects. Tribute to scooter through history, meant something new to each generation, made  its mode of personal transport synonymous with freedom.

(Vincent H.R.D. Company), Roy Harper (1975). The Vincent HRD Story (Vincent Publishing Company, 220 p.). Vincent H.R.D. Company; Vincent H.R.D. motorcycle.

(Volkswagen), Robert W. Nitske (1958). The Amazing Porsche and Volkswagen Story. (New York, NY: Comet Press Books, 324 p.). Porsche, Ferdinand, 1875-1951; Volkswagen automobile.

(Volkswagen), Walter Henry Nelson (1998). Small Wonder: The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen Beetle. (Cambridge, MA: Robert Bentley, Publishers, 378 p. [orig. pub. 1970]). Volkswagen automobiles--History.

(Volkswagen), Chris Barber (2003). Birth of the Beetle: The Development of the Volkswagen by Ferdinand Porsche. (Somerset, UK: Haynes, 320 p.). Volkswagen Beetle automobile--History.

 (Volswagen), Bernhard Rieger (2013). The People's Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 416 p.). Teaches Modern and Contemporary History (University College London). Improbable story as failed prestige project of Third Reich which became world-renowned brand; illuminates multiple origins, creative adaptations, persisting inequalities that characterized 20th-century globalization; 1938 – Adolf Hitler presented prototype, at Berlin Auto Show, for small, oddly shaped, inexpensive family car that all good Aryans could enjoy; how car commissioned by Hitler, designed by Ferdinand Porsche became exceptional global commodity on par with Coca-Cola (culture and technology, politics and economics, industrial design and advertising genius); quality, low cost, uncanny ability to capture imaginations of people across nations, cultures.

(Volkswagen of America - first beetle sold in US on Jan. 17, 1949; company formed in 1955), David Kiley (2002). Getting the Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall, and Comeback of Volkswagen in America. (New York, NY: Wiley, 302 p.). Volkswagen of America, inc.; Automobile industry and trade--United States; Corporations, German--United States; Corporate turnarounds--United States.

(Volvo), Christian Breggren (1992). Alternatives to Lean Production: Work Organization in the Swedish Auto Industry. (Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 286 p.). Volvo, Aktiebolaget--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Sweden--Management--Case studies; Automobile industry workers--Sweden--Attitudes; Automobile industry and trade--Management--Employee participation--Sweden--Case studies.

Assar Gabrielsson - founder Volvo ( 

Gustaf Larson - founder Volvo (

(Volvo), Edited by Ake Sandberg. (1995). Enriching Production: Perspectives on Volvo’s Uddevalla Plant as an Alternative to Lean Production. (Brookfield, VT: Avebury, 459 p.). Volvo, Aktiebolaget--Management--Case studies; Automobile industry and trade--Sweden--Uddevalla--Management--Case studies; Automobile factories--Sweden--Uddevalla--Management--Case studies.

(Volvo), Christer Olsson & Henrik Moberger (1996). Volvo, Go¨teborg, Sverige. (St. Gallen, Schweiz: Norden Pub. House, 239 p.). Volvo, Aktiebolaget--History; Automobile industry and trade--Sweden--History.

(Walbro), Forrest Walpole; with a foreward by Bert Althaver (2000). The Imaging of an Organization: Walter Walpole and Walbro Corporation. (Tucson, AZ: F. Walpole, 191 p.). Walpole, Walter, 1905-1987; Walbro Corporation--History; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Automobile supplies industry--United States.

(Wankel Engine), Nicholas Faith (1975). Wankel: The Curious Story Behind the Revolutionary Rotary Engine. (New York, NY: Stein and Day, 249 p.). Wankel engine.

(Winton Motor Carriage Company), Thomas F. Saal, Bernard J. Golias (1997). Famous But Forgotten: The Story of Alexander Winton, Automotive Pioneer and Industrialist. (Twinsburg, OH: Golias Publishing, Inc., 143 p.). Former Editor of the Newsletter for the Automotive Historical Society. Winton, Alexander; Winton Motor Carriage Company. 

Alexander Winton Alexander Winton - Winton Motor Carriage Company (

(Yugo), Jason Vuic (2010). The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History. (New York, NY, Hill and Wang, 272 p.). Assistant Professor of Modern European History (Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA). Yugo; Automobile industry and trade --United States --History. 1985 - Malcolm Bricklin,, co-founder of Subaru of America, needed new import product for cheap subcompact market, introduced Yugo to American auto market; State Department eager to aid Yugoslavia's nonaligned communist government; Zastava Automobiles (founded 1853 in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia as cannon foundry, started making cars in 1949; Serbia's oldest manufacturer) overhauled its factory in 6 months to produce American-ready Yugo; starting price of $3,990; 1989 - Zastava took over American distribution; 1992 - discontinued in U.S.

Abraham Aamidor (2009). Shooting Star: The Rise & Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry. (Toronto, ON, ECW Press, 153 p.). University Lecturer, life-long motorcycle enthusiast, award-winning journalist. Motorcycle industry -- Great Britain -- History. Post World War II - motorcycles were third largest source of foreign exchange for United Kingdom (behind automobiles, Scotch whiskey), largest motorcycle industry in world; 1975 - British motorcycle industry essentially dead; critical look at business and trade practices, businessmen who built companies, ran them into ground, engineers and designers who were brilliant, badly flawed.

Abe Aamidor, Ted Evanoff (2010). At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle To Save the Car Industry. (Toronto, ON, ECW, 400 p.). Former Reporter (St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, Indianapolis Star); Economics Reporter (Indianapolis Star). Automobile industry and trade --United States --History. Small manufacturing towns in Indiana (home to Ford, Chrysler, GM plants for generations) hang in balance; highest proportion of manufacturing jobs in nation, second only to Michigan in auto industry-related jobs; monetary policies determined by Washington, implemented by Wall Street, which devastated Detroit; how Detroit auto industry stumbled, why decline matters, how Obama administration squandered opportunity to rebuild entire region in industrial heartland.

Caren Addis (1999). Taking the Wheel: Auto Parts Firms and the Political Economy of Industrialization in Brazil. (University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 257 p.). Automobile supplies industry -- Brazil -- History; Automobile industry and trade -- Brazil -- History; Industrialization -- Brazil -- Case studies.

Jeffrey W. Alexander (2008). Japan’s Motorcycle Wars: An Industry History. (Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 276 p.). Assistant Professor, History (University of Wisconsin-Parkside). Motorcycle industry --Japan --History. Historical development, societal impact of motorcycle industry, from influence of motor sports on vehicle sales in early 1900s to postwar developments that led to massive wave of motorization sweeping Asia-Pacific region today.

David Beasley (1988). The Suppression of the Automobile: Skulduggery at the Crossroads (New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 176 p.). Automobile industry and trade -- History; Automobiles, Steam -- History; Railroads -- History.

Ed. Garbriella Belli (2007). Legends of the Open Road: The History, Technology and Future of Automobile Design. (Milan, Italy: Skira, 560 p.). Director of the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART). Automotive Design; auto design -- history; auto design -- technology. Creative process of most prestigious European, American car manufacturers in history; design process, technological innovations.

Kevin L. Borg (2007). Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth-Century America. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 264 p.). Professor of History (James Madison University). Automobile repair shops--United States; Automobile industry and trade--Social aspects--United States; Automobile mechanics--United States; Automobiles--United States--Maintenance and repair. Emergence of dirty, difficult, important profession; century of automotive technology (horseless carriage to "check engine" light); how occupation formed, evolved within context of class, race, gender; how consumer rights, environmental movements, design of automotive electronics reflected,  challenged social identity, expertise of the mechanic.

Compiled and edited by Alfred D. Chandler (1964). Giant Enterprise: Ford, General Motors, and the Automobile Industry; Sources and Readings. (New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 242 p.). Professor (Harvard Business School). Automobile industry and trade--United States. 

Compiled by Sheau-Yueh J. Chao (1994). The Japanese Automobile Industry: An Annotated Bibliography. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 216 p.). Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York. Automobile Industry.

Roy Church (1995). The Rise and Decline of the British Motor Industry. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 144 p.). Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--History.

Sally H. Clarke (2006). Trust and Power: Consumers, the Modern Corporation, and the Making of the United States Automobile Market. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 314 p.). Associate Professor of History (University of Texas at Austin). Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.  Corporations have faced conflicts with very consumers whose loyalty they sought: 1) car makers produced; 2) state governments intermediated (product quality, fair pricing, access to credit).

Michael A. Cusumano (1985). The Japanese Automobile Industry: Technology and Management at Nissan and Toyota. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 487 p.). Nissan Jid¯osha Kabushiki Kaisha; Toyota Jid¯osha K¯ogy¯o Kabushiki Kaisha; Automobile industry and trade--Japan.

Ed Davis (1979). One Man's Way. (Detroit, MI: E. Davis Associates, 194 p.). First African American Auto Dealer. Davis, Ed; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--United States. 

Ralph C. Epstein (1972). The Automobile Industry; Its Economic and Commercial Development. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 412 p. [orig. pub. 1928]). Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

James J. Flink (1988). The Automobile Age. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 456 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States--History; Automobiles--Social aspects--United States; Automobiles--History.

John Ford (2005). Coachmaker: The Life & Times of Philip Godsal 1747-1826. (Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Swan Hill Press, 256 p.). Godsal, Philip, Coachmaking; Biographies & Memoirs. Personal papers of Philip Godsal.

James Foreman-Peck, Sue Bowden, and Alan McKinlay (1995). The British Motor Industry. (New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 323 p.). Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--History.

Kelly Sims Gallagher (2006). China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 216 p.). Director of the Energy Technology Innovation Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Automobile industry and trade--China; Automobile industry and trade--Environmental aspects--China; Automobile industry and trade--Energy consumption--China. Three U.S.-Chinese joint ventures: Beijing Jeep, Shanghai GM, Chang'An Ford; explores environmental and economic effects of technology transfer, policy implications of "leapfrogging" to more advanced technology.  

David Gelsanliter (1990). Jump Start: Japan Comes to the Heartland. (New York, NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 262 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States; Corporations, Japanese--United States; Automobile industry workers--United States--Attitudes.

Stephen B. Goddard (2000). Colonel Albert Pope and His American Dream Machines: The Life and Times of a Bicycle Tycoon Turned Automotive Pioneer. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 253 p.). Pope, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1843-1909; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Biography; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Bicycles--United States--Biography; Highway engineers--United States--Biography.

David Halberstam (1986). The Reckoning. (New York, NY: Morrow, 752 p.). Energy consumption--United States; Petroleum industry and trade--United States; Automobiles--United States--Fuel consumption; Automobile industry and trade--United States.

James Hale (2006). The Wonderful Wacky World of Marketingmobiles: Promotional Vehicles 1900-2000. (Dorchester, UK: Veloce Publishing, 96 p.). Member of The Society of Automotive Historians. Some of the most unusual and obscure product promotional vehicles from around the globe ever to be driven on public highways, spanning a 100-year period.

Melissa A. Hardy, Lawrence Hazelrigg, and Jill Quadagno (1996). Ending a Career in the Auto Industry: 30 and Out. (New York, NY: Plenum Press, 272 p.). Automobile industry workers--Retirement--United States; Early retirement--United States--Case studies.

Simon Henley (2007). The Architecture of Parking. (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 256 p.). Principal, Buschow Henley architecture firm. Garages; Garages -- history; Garages -- design. Challenge of efficiently housing maximum number of cars in well-designed space; form, function of parking garage have influenced contemporary architects (Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid), popular culture - 1) classic circular Marina City tower (Chicago, 2) Parcheggio Nuovo Salario under construction (Rome); most influential aspects of parking design.

Al Hesselbart (2007). The Dumb Things Sold-- Just Like That!: A History of the Recreational Vehicle Industry in America. (Benton, KY: Legacy Ink Pub., 136 p.). Former General Manager of RV/MH Heritage Foundation Recreational vehicle industry --United States --History; Recreational vehicles --United States --History. Profiles of the pioneers who built the RV industry.

Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White (1994). Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 496 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States; Corporate turnarounds--United States.

Paul Ingrassia (2010). Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road From Glory to Disaster. (New York, NY, Random House, 302 p.). Former Detroit Bureau Chief (Wall Street Journal), 1993 Winner of Pulitzer Prize. Automobile industry and trade --United States --History. American automobile industry's rise and demise; story of hubris, denial, missed opportunities, self-inflicted wounds, President of the United States's ushering two of Detroit's Big Three car companies through bankruptcy; cost to American taxpayers topped $100 billion (enough to buy every car, truck sold in America in first half of 2009); factory floors to small-town dealerships to Detroit's boardrooms to inner sanctums of White House; why President Obama personally decided to save Chrysler (many of his advisors opposed idea); story behind Obama's dismissal of General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner, angry reaction from GM's board (same people who had watched idly while company plunged into penury); Was Detroit's self-destruction inevitable? What were the key turning points? Why did Japanese automakers manage American workers better than the American companies themselves did?; dysfunctional corporate cultures, Detroit's perverse system of "inverse layoffs", Detroit's frustrated reformers, wrenching decisions that Ford executives had to make to avoid GM's fate.

Paul Ingrassia (2012). Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 416 p.). Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Reuters. Automobiles --United States --History; Automobiles --Social aspects --United States --History. America’s history is vehicular history; fifteen automobiles (Corvette, Beetle, Chevy Corvair); personalities, tales behind them (Robert McNamara’s unlikely role in Lee Iacocca’s Mustang, John Z. DeLorean’s Pontiac GTO, Henry Ford’s Model T, Honda’s Accord, BMW 3 Series, Jeep, others); how car has expressed particularly American tension between lure of freedom, obligations of utility; rise of American manufacturing, suburbanization of country, birth of hippie, yuppie, emancipation of women, more fateful episodes and eras (car’s unintended consequences: trial lawyers, energy crises, urban sprawl).

David Jeremiah (2007). Representations of British Motoring. (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 258 p.). Research Professor in Design History (University of Plymouth). Auto design -- history; Auto images: Auto -- advertising -- history. Landmarks of change, innovation primarily in first forty years of twentieth century; myths , realities in print images generated by advertising campaigns, motoring journals; particular attention directed towards creative intervention of artist-illustrators; gender and motoring.

David W. Jones (2008). Mass Motorization + Mass Transit: An American History and Policy Analysis. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 268 p.). Former Research Manager at the Institute for Transportation Studies (University of California at Berkeley). Transportation, Automotive --United States --History; Transportation, Automotive --Government policy --United States --History. History of mass transit, mass motorization, highway development, suburbanization, differences between motorization in United States and other advanced industrial nations; how United States became world's most thoroughly motorized nation; why mass transit has been more displaced in United States than in any other advanced industrial nation.

E.D. Kennedy (1941). The Automobile Industry; The Coming of Age of Capitalism's Favorite Child. (New York, NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 333 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States.

Beverly Rae Kimes (2004). Pioneers, Engineers, and Scoundrels: The Dawn of the Automobile in America. (Warrendale, PA: SAE International, 532 p.). Automobiles -- United States -- History; Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- History.

Thomas A. Kinney (2004). The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 400 p.). Assistant Professor of History (Bluefield College in Virginia). Carriage industry--United States--History. History of construction of horse-drawn vehicles in United States; 1926 - Carriage Builders' National Association of the United States met for last time; signaled automobile's final triumph over horse-drawn carriage; rise and fall of carriage-building industry, from pre-industrial shop system to coming of automobile, one of largest, most dynamic industries in country in 19th century (Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company produced hundred wagons/day in 1880 -- one every six minutes); batch-work approach to production flourished for decades; successfully employed small-scale business, manufacturing practices (vs. model of industrial development in which hand tools, small firms, individual craftsmanship gave way to mechanized factories).

David A. Kirsch (2000). The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 308 p.). Assistant Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business (University of Maryland). Electric automobiles --History; Automobiles --Design and construction --History; Automobile industry and trade --United States --History. Automobile - material embodiment of dynamic interaction of consumers and producers, private and public institutions, existing and potential capabilities, prevailing ideas about gender, health, environment.

David N. Lucsko (2008). The Business of Speed: The Hot Rod Industry in America, 1915-1990. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 343 p.). Managing Editor of Technology and Culture. Hot rods --United States --History --20th century. Culture and technology of high-performance automotive aftermarket in United States; evolution of performance tuning through lens of the $34-billion speed equipment industry that supports it.

Theodore F. MacManus and Norman Beasley (1929). Men, Money, and Motors: The Drama of the Automobile. (New York, NY: Harper & Bros., 284 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States.

Jonathan Mantle (1995). Car Wars: Fifty Years of Greed, Treachery, and Skulduggery in the the Global Marketplace. (New York, NY: Arcade Pub., 253 p.). Automobile industry and trade--History; International business enterprises--History; Competition, International--History.

George S. May (1974). A Most Unique Machine; The Michigan Origins of the American Automobile Industry. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 408 p.). Automobile industry and trade--Michigan--History.

Ed. George S. May (1989). The Automobile Industry, 1920-1980. (New York, NY: Facts on File, 520 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States--History. Series: Encyclopedia of American business history and biography.

--- (1990). The Automobile Industry, 1896-1920. (New York, NY: Facts on File, 485 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Biography; Industrialists--United States--Biography.  

Micheline Maynard (2003). The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market. (New York, NY: Currency/Doubleday, 327 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Forecasting; Competition, International. 

Tom McCarthy (2007). Auto Mania: Cars, Consumers, and the Environment. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 368 p.). Associate Professor, History Department (United States Naval Academy). Automobile industry and trade--United States--History--20th century; Automobiles--Environmental aspects--United States--History--20th century; Consumer behavior--United States--History--20th century. Mixed record of environmental reform, troubling prospects for future; relationship between consumer capitalism and environment; how consumer desire (and manufacturer decisions) created impacts across product lifecycle (raw material extraction, manufacturing, consumer use, disposal);automakers,  consumers powerful opponents of regulation.

Dan McNichol (2005). The Roads That Built America: The Incredible Story of the U.S. Interstate System. (New York, NY: Sterling, 224 p.). Interstate Highway System -- History; Eisenhower, President; Transportation -- United States. 2006 - 50th anniversary of U.S. Interstate System, largest engineering project the world has ever known.

Clay McShane (1994). Down the Asphalt Path: The Automobile and the American City. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 288 p.). Professor of History (Northeastern University). Automobiles --Social aspects --United States; City and town life --United States; Sociology, Urban --United States. Urban embrace of automobile; how new transportation systems, new concepts of city redefined each other in modern America.

--- (1997). The Automobile: A Chronology of Its Antecedents, Development, and Impact. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 222 p.). Professor of History (Northeastern University). Automobiles --United States --History --Chronology; Automobiles --Social aspects --United States --History --Chronology. Complex issues surrounding adoption of automobiles by urban, suburban, rural Americans; enormous changes that have taken place in lives of automobile users, their habitats. 

Peter Norton (2008). Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 396 p.). Assistant Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society (University of Virginia). Transportation, Automotive --Social aspects --United States.; Transportation, Automotive --United States --History --20th century. Property rights to roads, streets; had to be socially reconstructed as places where motorists belonged; developments in crucial transitional years (1910s to 1930s), broad anti-automobile campaign;  pedestrians, parents campaigned in moral terms;  cities, downtown businesses tried to regulate traffic in name of "efficiency"; automotive interest groups legitimized claim to streets by invoking "freedom".

Byron Olsen and Joseph Cabadas; foreword by Ben Hamper (2002). The American Auto Factory. (St. Paul, MN: MBI Pub., 192 p.). Automobiles --United States --Design and construction --History; Automobile industry and trade --United States --History. Evolution of American auto factory, from hand-built assembly of cars in earliest part of 20th century, through age of assembly line, to today's robotically-operated lines; workers, tools, methods, machines; significant automotive industry events of past combined with today's technological advances.

John B. Rae (1984). The American Automobile Industry. (Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers, 212 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

Steven Rattner (2010). Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry. (New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 336 p.). Former Reporter (New York Times), Investment Banker, Head of Federal Government's Automotive Intervention Team Automobile industry and trade --Government policy --United States; Bankruptcy --Government policy --United States; Industrial policy --United States; United States --Economic policy --2009-. Intense 150-day struggle to save American auto industry; political brinkmanship, corporate mismanagement, personalities under pressure in high-stakes clash between Washington and Detroit; tough choices made, working against ticking clock, facing vocal opposition from free market champions, to keep Chrysler and General Motors in operation.

Kenneth Richardson (1977). The British Motor Industry, 1896-1939. (Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 258 p.). Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--History; Automobiles--Great Britain--History.

Emma Rothschild (1973). Paradise Lost; The Decline of the Auto-industrial Age. (New York, NY: Random House, 264 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States.

James M. Rubenstein (2001). Making and Selling Cars: Innovation and Change in the U.S. Automotive Industry. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 401 p.). Professor of Geography (Miami University in Oxford, OH). Automobile industry and trade--United States. How industry made adjustments, fostered innovations in both production, marketing in order to remain a viable force throughout twentieth-century.

Chris Sinsbaugh (1940). Who Me! Forty Years of Automobile History. (Detroit, MI: Arnold-Powers, Inc., 377 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States.

Lawrence H. Seltzer (1973). A Financial History of the American Automobile Industry; A Study of the Ways in Which the Leading American Producers of Automobiles Have Met Their Capital Requirements. (Clifton, NJ: A. M. Kelley, 297 p. [orig. pub. 1928]). Ford Motor Company; General Motors Corporation; Automobile industry and trade--United States; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Finance.

Koichi Shimokawa (2010). Japan and the Global Automotive Industry. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 327 p.). Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration (Tokaigakuen University), Emeritus Professor (Hosei University, Japan). Automobile industry and trade -- Japan. 1980s - great success with 'Lean Production System': efficient production system, effective supplier system, product development system; 1990s - hard times because of Japanese asset price bubble, extreme currency appreciation; how Japanese automotive industry recovered; how firms like Toyota transferred Japanese systems to overseas plants, how they changed in order to compete in increasingly globalized markets; two major challenges to current industry model: rise of China, environmental and energy supply situation.

Lewis Siegelbaum (2008). Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 309 p.). Professor of History (Michigan State University). Automobile industry and trade--Soviet Union--History; Automobiles--Soviet Union--History. From construction of huge "Soviet Detroits," emblems of utopian phase of Soviet planning, to present-day Togliatti, (where fate of Russia's last auto plant hangs in balance); large role played by American businessmen, engineers; ironic parallels between Soviet story, decline of American Detroit; automobile epitomized, exacerbated contradictions between what Soviet communism encouraged, what it provided.

Vaclav Smil (2010). Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 264 p.). Distinguished Professor (University of Manitoba). Diesel motor --History; Gas turbines --History; Technology and civilization; Transportation --Technological innovations --History; Motor vehicles --Motors --History; Globalization --History. Technologies behind creation of globalized economy; history of two key technical developments: 1) high-compression non-sparking internal combustion engines invented by Rudolf Diesel in 1890s; 2) gas turbines designed by Frank Whittle, Hans-Joachim Pabst von Ohain in 1930s; massive diesel engines power cargo ships, gas turbines propel jet engines - more important to global economy than any corporate structure, international trade agreement; gradual technical advances that received little attention,  resulted in epochal shifts in global affairs, global economy.

Robert Sobel (1984). Car Wars: The Untold Story. (New York, NY: Dutton, 371 p.). Academic (Hofstra University). Automobile industry and trade--United States; Automobile industry and trade--Germany (West); Automobile industry and trade--Japan.

Robert Sobel with Paul Sarnoff (1969). The Automobile Makers. (New York, NY: Putnam, 192 p.). Academic (Hofstra University). Automobile industry and trade--United States--Juvenile literature; Automobile industry and trade.

Robert Szudarek (2000). The First Century of the Detroit Auto Show. (Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 277 p.). North American International Auto Show (Detroit, Mich.)--History; Automobiles--Michigan--Detroit--Exhibitions--History.

David Thoms and Tom Donnelly (2000). The Coventry Motor Industry: Birth to Renaissance? (Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 232 p.). Automobile industry and trade--England--Coventry--History.

Richard Vahrenkamp (2010). The German Autobahn, 1920-1945: Hafraba Visions and Mega Projects. (Cologne, Germany: Josef Eul, 266 p.). Express highways -- Germany -- History; Express highways -- Europe -- History; Express highways -- Government policy -- Germany; Express highways -- Germany -- Design and construction; Transportation and state -- Germany.

Michael Wallis and Michael S. Williamson (2007). The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate. (New York, NY: Norton, 293 p.). Journalist; Photographer (Washington Post). Automobile travel--United States; Lincoln Highway--History; United States--Description and travel; Lincoln Highway--Pictorial works. Completed in 1913 - 3,389 miles, 13 states, from bright lights of Broadway to shores of San Francisco.

H. Eugene Weiss (2003). Chrysler, Ford, Durant, and Sloan: Founding Giants of the American Automotive Industry. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 188 p.). Archivist of the DaimlerChrysler Corporate Historical Collection. Automobile industry and trade--United States--Biography; Automobiles--United States--History; Industrialists--United States--Biography. 

C.H. Wendel (1993). Fairbanks Morse: 100 Years of Engine Technology. (Lancaster, PA: Stemgas Pub. Co., 175 p.). Fairbanks, Morse and Company--History; Motor industry--United States--History; Internal combustion engine industry--United States--History; Machinery industry--United States--History; Engines--History--19th century; Engines--History--20th century.

Timothy R. Whisler (1995). At the End of the Road: The Rise and Fall of Austin-Healey, MG, and Triumph Sports Cars. (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 308 p.). Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain; Sports cars--Great Britain.

--- (1999). The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994: A Case Study in Industrial Decline. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 428 p.). Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--History.

Lawrence J. White (1971). The Automobile Industry Since 1945. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 348 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States.

James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, Daniel Roos (1991). The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production. (New York, NY: HarperPerennial, 323 p.). Roos - Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program at MIT. Automobile industry and trade--Japan. Based on the MIT $5-million, 5-year, fourteen-country International Motor Vehicle Program's study of the worldwide auto industry; lean production is Japanese secret weapon in industrial wars; welds activities of everyone from top management to line workers, to suppliers, into tightly integrated whole that can 1) respond almost instantly to marketing demands from consumers, 2) double production and quality, while keeping costs down.


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ALFA Romeo History                                                           

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
Founded in 1993, the AACA Museum is dedicated to the celebration, preservation, education and display of motor vehicle history. This museum presents a comprehensive history of the automobile through its collection of more than 5,000 artifacts including 130 vehicles, jacks, toys, tools, gas pumps, advertising materials, and manufactured collectibles.

The Auto Industry's Family Trees                                           

Brief background about the history of the American auto industry. "Of the several thousand auto manufacturers who have operated in the United States, only three remain. But many nameplates that were once well-known are in the family trees of those three surviving auto makers." Discusses contributions of Ransom E. Olds (Oldsmobiles), who was the first to produce cars in Detroit, David Dunbar Buick, Horace Dodge, William Durant, and others. From The Detroit News.

Automotive Hall of Fame                                                                              

October 18, 1939 - Group of men who had dedicated their lives to the progress of the motor vehicle industry, met in New York City, created an organization to perpetuate the memories of the early automotive pioneers and contemporary leaders in the industry; originally called "Automobile Old Timers" -- was dedicated to honoring automotive people from all industry segments and from around the world; has inducted over 200 individuals; dedicated to: recognizing outstanding achievement in the automotive and related industries; preserving automotive heritage; educating future generations of industry participants.

BMW Museum                                                                                                                  

More than 90 years of BMW heritage in all its facets; integrates key aspects typical of BMW in seven thematic blocks.

Center for Automotive Research                                                                                       

 Nonprofit organization focused on a wide variety of important trends and changes related to the automobile industry and society at the international, federal, state and local levels; conducts industry research, develops new methodologies, forecasts industry trends, advises on public policy, and sponsors multi-stakeholder communication forums; research studies investigate how international, federal and local issues influence the industry, and how the industry affects society in such areas as employment, the environment and the consumer.

Centre for Automotive Industry Research                                                 

Founded in 1991, CAIR aims to remain the leading academic centre in the EU dedicated to the study of the economic and strategic aspects of the world motor industry by adding ' intellectual capital' to the sector through research for government and industry, teaching and publications. CAIR's principal strength is its broad overview of the worldwide automotive sector; research covers many different areas (materials supply, manufacturing, retail to wider policy issues affecting the automotive industry).

Walter P. Chrysler Museum                                                                                     

Opened October 5, 1999 - where automotive history is learned and explored and the history of Chrysler vehicles is experienced. Brand Chronology -

Ford Motor Company's 100th Anniversary                             

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Museum                                                                                           

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village is an independent, non-profit, educational institution not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or the Ford Foundation. Library and Special Collections - Automotive history holdings make up the largest collection topic; includes automotive product literature from virtually every American automobile manufacturer and selected foreign manufacturers, automobile advertising and promotional material, extensive collection of books and periodicals from Accelerator to Z Club Bulletin. Other books and periodicals reflect the museum's interest in American social history, the history of technology, transportation, agriculture, leisure and entertainment, and the growth and development of consumer products.

General Motors History                                                         

GM FastLane Blog                                                                                                               

"The FastLane blog is your source for the latest, greatest musings of GM leaders on topics relevant to the company, the industry and the global economy, and -- most of all -- to our customers and other car enthusiasts."

Hog Heaven: Celebrating 100 Years of the Harley-Davidson                                     

Traces the history of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle through images and source materials from Library of Congress collections; features photos and prints of the motorcycle at work, at play, and at war, advertising images and newspaper articles; includes bibliographies of the history of the motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, and works with illustrations of Harley-Davidsons. 

August Horch Museum                                                                                                            

Located in the town of Zwickau, in Western Saxony, the place where August Horch worked for decades, in the heart of the former Audi plant, one of the birthplaces of automotive history from Horch to Audi and further on to the "Trabant"; legendary automotive history in a comprehensively refurbished building with a completely redesigned exhibition in an absolutely unique atmosphere since September 10, 2004.

The Interstate Is 50                                                                                     

2006 marked the 50th anniversary of the federal law that brought America its unparalleled Interstate Highway System (46,508-mile web of superhighways;  has transformed nation and economy; symbol of freedom and a tribute to human ingenuity. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), which represents the state departments of transportation in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico,  introduces history of the Interstate Highway System, plans to "Celebrate the Interstate!" both nationally and in individual states, some of the policy questions the nation faces.

Mifflinburg Buggy Museum                                                        

1883 to 1920 - William A. Heiss operated a successful buggy making business. As the demand for automobiles grew, the demand for horse-drawn vehicles declined; 1931 - factory was closed. For years, the building was used for storage, but mostly it lay forgotten; May 1978 - group of Mifflinburg citizens, led by Dr. Charles McCool Snyder, a retired history professor, saw first glimpse of the Heiss Coach Works (tools, a hit & miss engine, horseshoes, tires, wheels, dashboards, upholstered seats, paints, catalogs for parts and his own account books); recognized as one of only twelve craft/industrial museums in the United States that preserves and interprets an original site.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame                                                                                      

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made significant contributions to all aspects of American motorcycling, including those who have excelled in motorcycle business, history, design and engineering, those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of motorcycle racing.

National Automotive History Collection                                                              

Located in the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch Library of the Detroit Public Library, the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) is regarded as the nation's premier public automotive archive (established as a collection in 1953); documents the history and development of the automobile and other forms of motorized, wheeled, land transportation in the United States and abroad; contains resources of over 600,000 processed items.

National Motorcycle Museum                                                    

Founded in 1989; over 300 vintage and collectible motorcycles including the original documented authentic Captain America Bike from the movie Easy Rider; offers perspective on casual motorcycling and racing, taste of American motorcycle culture; arranged in themes.

Rolls-Royce Centenary Website                                                

RV Museum and Hall of Fame                                                                                              

March 22, 1972 - Group of trade and consumer magazine publishers, attending Mobile Home Manufacturers Association meeting in Washington DC, formed RV/MH Heritage Foundation to maintain national RV/MH Hall of Fame: recognized industry pioneers and leaders, perpetuated heritage of the industry, provided repository for archives and memorabilia.

Alfred P. Sloan Museum                                                                                           

Emphasis on Flint's automobile history (named for first president of General Motors, Alfred Sloan). Flint is the birthplace of GM.

Studebaker National Museum                                                      

Taking the Wheel: Manufacturers’ Catalogs from the First Decade of American Automobiles                                                                       

Back in the old days, before the creation of the Interstate Highway System and guarantee of a smooth roadbed, riding around in a flivver could be a hazardous proposition. Fortunately, prospective buyers could often consult any number of well-illustrated (and detailed) car catalogs provided by the dozens of automobile manufacturers that dotted the American landscape. New York Public Library's Digital Gallery has digitized significant number of these catalogs, placed online for the general public (date from 1909); catalogs include offerings from Buick, Delaunay, E.R. Thomas, Maxwell catalog from 1909, which features cars that are described as "Perfectly Simple and Simply Perfect").

TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology                                                              

Established on June 11, 1994, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of Toyota Motor Corporation. The museum stands on the site of a plant established by Sakichi Toyoda, marks the birthplace of the Toyota Group - intended to convey the importance of "making things" to the young persons who carry the responsibility for the future.

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute                                                          

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) was established in 1965 (initial gift of $10 million);  projects include accident data collection, traffic safety analysis, bioengineering, and public policy; divided into six primary areas: "Transportation Expertise", "UMTRI Library", "Data at UMTRI", "Educational Opportunities" (current, past areas of project design and execution), "Facilities & Services" (research capabilities and facilities), "Popular Links" (Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics, Road Roughness Site).

Auto Museums in Michigan and Ohio

Volkswagen Group History      User-friendly internet archive of Volkswagen's 70 years of existence (produced by Corporate History Department at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, headed by Dr. Manfred Grieger); history of the mobility group from the establishment of "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" in 1937 through the founding of the first foreign subsidiary in Canada in 1952 to the production start of the Tiguan in 2007; detailed insight into the development of the company hardcover version of the "Volkswagen Chronicle" in its "Historical Notes" series also available.


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