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Automotive Book Author Event at Automotive Hall of Fame Dearborn MI November 16- 17, 2012


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More than two dozen authors of books about cars and the car industry will be on hand at the seventh annual Auto Authors Book Fair taking place this year at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan on Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, 2012.

The event is just in time for holiday gift shopping and best of all, most books will be discounted.

Renowned auto journalist Paul Ingrassia kicks things off at a preview event at 6 p.m. Friday to discuss his new book, "Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars."

On Saturday the Book Fair runs from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. with three presentations during the day:

* At 11: a.m., noted Corvette author Jerry Burton will show a slide presentation of his recent trip to Moscow to participate in the opening of an exhibit honoring Zora Arkus-Duntov.

* At 12:30 p.m., veteran journalist Bryce Hoffman, author of "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company," will discuss where the company stands now in remarks titled "After the Applause Is Over: The Future of Ford and the Legacy of Alan Mulally."

* Co-Directors Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski, Master of Fine Arts students at Wake Forest University, will screen their documentary film "Wagonmasters," about station wagons in American culture.

The Auto Authors Book Fair is sponsored by the Friends of the National Auto History Collection of the Detroit Public Library, MotorCities National Heritage Area and the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Admissions is free to the Saturday book fair. Visit the Automotive Hall of Fame website for additional details or to purchase tickets for the Friday evening preview party. Or call 313 240 4000.

LIST OF EVENT AUTHORS

Jerry Burton, 100 Years of Chevrolet

Joseph Cabadas, ‘40 Ford: Evolution-Design-Racing-Hot Rodding

Thomas Crumm, What Is Good for General Motors? Solving America’s Industrial Conundrum

Mike Davis, Detroit Area Test Tracks, Chevrolet, 1911-1960 and other works

John DeLorean, The Car Kid. (a children’s book written by John DeLorean and recently published by his widow)

Gene Dickerson, Automotive Climate Control: 116 Years of Progress

Henry Dominiguez, The Ford Dealership, Volume II: 1908-1970

Jim Dunne, Car Spy (a book about “sleuth” automotive photography).

Michael J. Dunne, American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China (miachael.dunne@dunneandcompany.com)

Robert Gabrick, Going the Greyhound Way: The Romance of the Road and Sterling Trucks Photo Archive

Jennifer Ganem: The Dearborn Inn

Larry Gustin, revised versions of his biography of Billy Durant and his book, David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car: The Men and the Automobile That Launched General Motors.

Lillie Guyer and Tamara Darvish, Outraged: How Detroit and the Wall Street Car Czars Killed the American Dream

Bryce Hoffman, American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

Charles Hyde, The Dodge Brothers and Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

Paul Ingrassia, Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

John L. Jacobus, editor, Inside the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild: Contestants Recall the Famous General Motors Talent Search

Margery Krevsky, Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models

David Lewis, Public Image of Henry Ford and other Ford books

John Lorenz, Cows to Cars: A Family History of Automotive Sales and Service From the Heartland of American Motoring

Jim Luikens, Standard Catalogue of Mercedes-Benz

Walt McCall, City Service Hook-and-Ladder Trucks, Encyclopedia of American Fire Engine Manufacturers

David Newhardt, The Art of the Muscle Car and books on Camaro and GTO

Dell Schroeder, Look Out America: Our U.S. Auto Industry Is Living on Borrowed Time

Anthony Yanik, History of Maxwell Motor Company