We have many free books to read online about the history of Ford Motor Company and other car companies in the automotive industry, how cars are designed and made, and automotive engineering. Motorcycle history too.
Hint: When a book you want to borrow at Internet Archive is already checked out, go to the Internet Archive’s ‘Search’ box, check “Search Metadata”, and search for the book’s title. Sometimes they have two or more copies.
Century Past Library
About 1,500 free online books on the subject of “Automobiles”. Be patient as the page loads.
Over 300 books about the history of Ford Motor Company, how cars are made, and various topics. There are individual books on classic cars like Bugatti, Jaguar, Ford Model T, Corvette and Thunderbird. Also covered are the NASCAR circuit and particular races such as the Indy 500 and Daytona.
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About 100 books on automotive history, engineering, how cars are made and designed, Ford Motor company, the automotive industry in America and Europe and much more.
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Free online magazines about Transport (Motor Vehicles, Boats & Ships, Air & Space, Trains)
More than 250 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Automobile Industry and Trade.
About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Automobile Driving.
Packard 1910 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Automobiles, motorcycles, motorboats and aeronautics. Year book – March, 1908 to March, 1909
Schwarzkopf 1908 Dewey Dec. 629.2
The law of the road and principles of the law of negligence. With a compilation of the motor vehicle statutes enacted by the various states
Abbott, Twyman Osmand
Pratt 1909 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Arnold, Horace Lucien and Faurote, Fay Leone
Engineering Magazine 1915 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Chapter headings are: 1. The Genius of the Plant, 2. The Ford Stock System and Employment Methods, 3. How the Work is Done, 4. Inspection and Assembly, 5. Motor-Test Blocks and Chassis-Assembling Lines, 6. Machining and Assembling the Front Axle, 7. The Crank Shaft, Piston, and Piston Rings, 8. The Commutator Production and Assembly Job, 9. Sheet-Metal Work, 10. Conveyors, Work-Slides, and Roll-Ways, 11. The Bushings Job, 12. Special Machines and Fixtures, 13. The Foundries, 14. How Ford Bodies are Finished. Painting, Upholstering, Japanning and Baking, 15. The New Factory Conditions, 16. Safeguarding the Workmen
See also: Page, Victor Wilfred, The Model T Ford Car; Its Construction, Operation and Repair on this page, below;
– Ford, Henry, My Life and Work in Century Past Biographies: D, E & F;
– Ford, Henry and Lane, Rose Wilder, Henry Ford’s own Story in Biographies & Memoirs in Michigan History
Audels Answers on Automobiles for Owners, Operators, Repairmen, relating to the parts, operation, care, management, road driving
Audel 1911 Dewey Dec. 629.2
See our collections of books on Engineering and Science & Technology
Viking 2003 Dewey Dec. 338.7
“Car lovers will appreciate this amazing account of the birth of the automobile industry, including funny anecdotes about the trusty Model T, the evolution of the V-8 engine, the artistic design of the Thunderbird, sophistication of the Lincoln Continental, and popularity of the Mustang.” -Booklist
Boyne, Walter J.
Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1988 Dewey Dec. 629.2
An illustrated history of the auto.
J. Messner 1972 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Using the Ford Mustang as an example, describes the designing, testing, production, and marketing of a new model car.
Free online magazines about Science, Technology & Computers
Cooke, David C.
Dodd, Mead 1957 Dewey Dec. 629.2
A practical handbook on the care, repair and management of motor trucks and automobiles for owners, chauffeurs, garagemen and schools
Fraser, Edward S. and Jones, Ralph B.
Van Nostrand 1921 Dewey Dec. 629.2
278 illustrations. “This book deals with the mechanism and operation of motor vehicles, enters into details and is well illustrated. The authors were formerly instructors in the motor transportation course of the Coast artillery school. ” – A.B.A. Catalog 1926
Kingfisher 1993 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Text, illustrations, and diagrams introduce the parts, operation, and uses of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other land vehicles.
Longmans 1910 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Satisfactory work for the student and manufacturer, dealing with the fundamental principles on which good design is based and describing and illustrating in detail the different parts of a car. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911
Horseless Vehicles; Automobiles, Motor cycles Operated by Steam, Hydro-carbon, Electric and Pneumatic Motors
Hiscox, Gardner D.
Munn 1900 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Subtitle: “A practical treatise for automobilists, manufacturers, capitalists, investors and everyone interested in the development, use and care of the automobile, including a special chapter on how to build an electric cab, with detail drawings”.
This also contains a list of automobile manufacturers in the U.S. It appears to show over 200 companies.
Covering service merchandising methods, shop arrangement and management stock room systems and stock record systems
Jones, Charles L.
Van Nostrand 1922 Dewey Dec. 629.2
“The author tells how to lay out and equip service stations and how to manage and build up the business but is not concerned with methods of performing repair jobs. He writes from nine years’ experience with the Ford motor company, service department, and the examples given in the book mainly refer to Ford service stations, although the underlying principles may be used by dealers and service stations handling other makes of cars.” – A.L.A. Catalog (1926)
Levin, Doron P.
Harcourt Brace 1995 Dewey Dec. 629.2
McPhee, John A.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006 Dewey Dec. 388
“McPhee’s eye for idiosyncratic detail keeps the stories. . . lively and frequently moves them in interesting directions.” Publ Wkly
Books on Companies and Industries
A complete practical treatise explaining the operating principles of all parts of the Ford automobile, with complete instructions for driving and maintenance; includes the most thorough and easily understood illustrated instructions on Ford repairing ever published; based on five years’ experience of a Ford operator–invaluable to all Ford owners, dealers, salesmen, drivers and repair men–every phase of the subject treated in a non-technical yet comprehensive manner
Page, Victor Wilfred
Henley 1917 Dewey Dec. 629.2
A practical book for the automobile owner, operator, dealer, builder, salesman, experimenter and student of mechanical achievements
Root, Charles P.
Thompson 1911 Dewey Dec. 0629.2
Tells the owner, driver or machinist how to locate troubles and gives explicit and easily understood directions for remedying them. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911
Sloss, Robert T.
Outing 1910 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Up-to-date, practical and very definite advice to the beginner on buying, selection of equipment, and care of an automobile, driving, finding troubles, care of tires, housing, and touring. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911
A practical volume devoted to the history, construction, use and care of motor cars and to the subject of motoring in America
Sloss, Robert T.
Appleton 1905 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Oxford Univ. 2009 Dewey Dec. 388.3
“With statistical data, charts, graphs, and erudite analysis, Sperling and Gordon present the most thorough study of the automobile industry general readers could hope to find.” -Booklist
Lucent/Thomson Gale 2003 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Discusses the early life of Henry Ford, including his moving to the big city and his success as an inventor, engineer, and pioneer of the automobile.
Leader in the field — Farm mechanic — Better than steam — Cars from a to t — Millionaire — Conflict and control — New directions — How it all became history
Blessing, Arthur R.
Wilson 1918 Dewey Dec. 016.6
Practical Bibliographies series, arranged by sub-topics. Of special interest is the large section on “Road Guides”.
About 80 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Motorcycle History”. Be patient as the page loads.
Lorenz 1999 Dewey Dec. 629.2
A reference for all the major international brands, with over 300 illustrations.
Free online magazines about Men’s Interests
Hasluck, Paul N. ed.
McKay 1907 Dewey Dec. 629.2
The construction, operation, care and repair of modern types of motor cycles, their accessories and equipment
Manley, Harold P.
Drake 1920 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Smart Apple Media 1999 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Describes the origins and growth of the well-known motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, chronicling the company’s successes and failures over the past ninety years.
Books on Railroad History, Trains
Quarto 1979 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Wilson, A. J.
Iliffe 1903 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Putnam 1971 Dewey Dec. 629.2
Describes the mechanics, maintenance, handling, and selection of a motorcycle.
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