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 Rebecca Bernard

Book Review: ‘Are You Listening?’ by Tillie Walden

Book Review: ‘Are You Listening?’ by Tillie Walden

If you’re looking for a book that takes the traditional road trip story and turns it on its ear with beautiful art, deep storytelling, and a little bit of magic, I have a tome you should add to your teetering To Be Read pile. Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden hit bookstore shelves last week, […]

 Caleb Cook

Book Review: “Epic Drives of the World”

Book Review: “Epic Drives of the World”

Whether you’re just an armchair traveler or in the midst of planning an actual trip, browsing Epic Drives of the World will provide you with plenty of motivation to slide behind the wheel and head out in search of open-road adventure. In the pages of this book, you’ll encounter lush photography, vivid first-person essays, and 200 […]

 Amanda Drago

Book Review: ‘Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour’ by Morgan Matson

Book Review: ‘Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour’ by Morgan Matson

As summer draws to a close, the school season begins, and your chance for an adventurous road trip diminishes, you may feel downhearted and blue. If the previous sentence describes you, I recommend checking out Morgan Matson’s “Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour.” Product Details: Paperback, 384 pages Retail Price: $10.99 Publication Date: May 3, 2011 […]

 Caleb Cook

Book Review: “If She Wakes” by Michael Koryta

Book Review: “If She Wakes” by Michael Koryta

If you’re looking for a fast summer read loaded with pedal-to-the-metal action and relentless suspense, have I got the book for you: If She Wakes by Michael Koryta. Product Details: Hardcover, 400 pagesRetail Price: $28.00Publication Date: May 14, 2019ISBN: 978-0-316-29400-3Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Summer Car Care Tips: Get your ride ready for warmer weather […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Book Review: ‘Around America to Win the Vote’

Book Review: ‘Around America to Win the Vote’

100 years ago this coming June 4, the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote passed the U.S. Congress. It took over a year – to August 1920 – for the final state to ratify the amendment and make it into law. While we celebrate the centennial of woman’s suffrage, it’s important to […]

 Caleb Cook

Book Review: “Don’t Make Me Pull Over” by Richard Ratay

Book Review: “Don’t Make Me Pull Over” by Richard Ratay

Funny, breezy and packed with fascinating insights about American culture, Don’t Make Me Pull Over hits the highway for a whirlwind trip through a post-World War II era when the family road trip reigned supreme. In this book, Richard Ratay seamlessly integrates cultural history and humorous memories of his own family trips. It’s an approach […]

 Kurt Verlin

Book Review: ‘The Life: Monaco Grand Prix’

Book Review: ‘The Life: Monaco Grand Prix’

Written by Stuart Codling, a longtime motorsport journalist, broadcaster and author (one of whose books I’ve already reviewed), The Life: Monaco Grand Prix is a book about the glamorous Formula One race hosted annually at the Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco. The Life: Monaco Grand PrixWritten by Stuart Codling Product Details: Hardcover, 240 pagesRetail Price: […]

 Caleb Cook

Book Review: “Fins” by William Knoedelseder

Book Review: “Fins” by William Knoedelseder

Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit by William Knoedelseder Product Details: Hardcover, 320 pages, 6.3″ x 9.3″ Retail Price: $29.99 Publication Date: September 18, 2018 ISBN: 978-0-06-228907-0 Publisher: HarperBusiness Why Buy Cadillac? Luxury, versatility, great warranty coverage top list Whether or not you’ve ever heard of Harley […]

 Zachary Berry

Kelley Blue Book Reviews Test Track at Walt Disney World

Kelley Blue Book Reviews Test Track at Walt Disney World

KBB recently shared its thoughts regarding one of the most popular attractions at Epcot

Kelley Blue Book is an organization renowned for its automotive expertise and numerous vehicle reviews. However, KBB recently decided to evaluate a different kind of automotive-themed ride. Indeed, Kelley Blue Book recently posted a “review” for Epcot’s Test Track attraction on its website. Plan a Trip to the Parks: Road Tripping to Amusement Parks Test […]

 Caleb Cook

Book Review: “Nomadland” by Jessica Bruder

Book Review: “Nomadland” by Jessica Bruder

    A retired couple purchases a used RV and heads for the open road. Wandering from place to place, visiting America’s natural wonders, and meeting new people along the way, they decide to opt out of monthly mortgage payments and make their itinerant lifestyle a permanent one. This may sound like the ultimate dream retirement, […]

 Aaron Widmar

Book Review: “How to Build Brick Cars” by Peter Blackert

Book Review: “How to Build Brick Cars” by Peter Blackert

Tips for building LEGO scale models using bricks from your own collection

    The LEGO® Company has released many official replicas of popular vehicles, like the MINI Cooper and VW Beetle. For every one of these collector’s sets that gets released, however, there are a dozen other models that likely won’t ever make it to shelves. That’s why the LEGO Ideas forums are filled with gearheads’ interpretations of […]

 Kurt Verlin

Book Review: ‘Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute’

Book Review: ‘Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute’

    Over the years, Porsche has come to be one of the most respected automobile brands in the world; not just for the beauty of its designs and the competitiveness of its cars on and off the track, but also for the quality of its craftsmanship and reliability of its engineering. The long, prestigious, […]

 Kurt Verlin

Book Review: ‘Speed Read F1’

Book Review: ‘Speed Read F1’

    The world of Formula One is extremely complex. When writing about Grand Prix results, driver lineup changes, or the latest juicy rumors, I always assume the reader is fairly well-versed in all things F1, but it would probably be more realistic to assume the opposite. Even the most ardent fans have large swaths […]

 DeAnn Owens

Book Review: ‘Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide’

Book Review: ‘Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide’

      Patrice Banks is on a mission to educate and empower women to handle the complicated responsibility of owning and maintaining a car. Her straightforward, honest, and humorous approach to automotive ownership and maintenance is clearly on display in her new book, “Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide.” It is a comprehensive guide […]

 Meg Thomson

Book Review: “The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro” by David Newhardt

Book Review: “The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro” by David Newhardt

    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet Camaro. The popular sports car model was introduced for the 1967 model year and was crafted to fill a gap in the market: the automotive industry needed a solid competitor for the Ford Mustang. The Camaro succeeded over the decades, outselling the Mustang for several of its […]

 Aaron Widmar

R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps: The Haunted Car — Book Review

R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps: The Haunted Car — Book Review

    As much as people love cars, we also possess an underlying fear of them—as we do any machines or technology going rogue. Many classic horror stories have been told about sentient, killer cars. Author R.L. Stine has even written a spooky car-themed tale for kids in his Goosebumps book, The Haunted Car. Considering […]

 Kyle Johnson

Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks – Book Review

Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks – Book Review

2017 is a significant year for Ford trucks; not only is the F-Series coming off of its 40th year as the best-selling truck in all of America (and 35th year as America’s best-selling vehicle overall), and not only will it see the first introduction of a Ford F-150 powered by a Power Stroke turbo diesel […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Book Review: ‘The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens’

Book Review: ‘The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens’

    No matter how many problems the modern Volkswagen company might have, there will always be an undying love for its classic cars. Normally we hear about the VW Beetle or the rarer VW Bus, but Volkswagen is also famous for The Thing, Type 4, Type 3, and the Karmann Ghia Type 14. If […]

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