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History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths and Rumors Revealed


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Matt Stone (Glendale, California), former executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He has authored and photographed several books, including the bestselling My First Car, 365 Cars You Must Drive, and McQueen's Machines, all from Motorbooks. Official Website: PRESTON LERNER, a regular contributor to Automobile magazine, has written about motorsports for publications ranging from Sports Illustrated to the New York Times. Lerner has co-authored Motorbooks titles Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman and History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed with Matt Stone.


"... an interesting read...they weave entertaining stories of vehicular crime, racing, moviemaking and various mishaps and mayhem." - The New York Times
"Authors Matt Stone and Preston Lerner are seasoned automotive writers and the book reads with the insider intrigue of two scribes talking to friends over beers." - San Diego Union Tribune"... chock-full of amusing car-related trivia and miscellany - perfect for dipping onto on drowsy, cloudy winter afternoons." - Detroit News"The answers are here, one question and answer per chapter. Authors Stone and Lerner, both auto magazine writers, know how to weave a compelling tale. Each chapter's brief length and unconnected nature make this the perfect book to read, put down and come back to. It's a guilty pleasure; one that's hard to put down for good and is certainly my favorite book this year." - Boston Herald---
"Maybe you grew up liking the Ripleys' Believe it Or Not panels that ran in your local paper's comic section. If so, the format and content of this interesting exercise in debunking the past may genuinely catch your interest... it's an entertaining read." - Hemmings Motor News
"A good deal of the fun here is in following the authors' steps as they sought to prove or disprove the various tales." - Auto Restorer
"The topics are interesting; the research is impressive, and the writing is clear and informative." - RV Life---

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