COLUMBUS, Ohio--Mount Victory Oil Company, an eCommerce website offering a curated list of car books, garage equipment and tools, retro gas signs, neon clocks, and other products to help fuel the automotive passion of classic car owners and hot rodders, has announced its picks of the Top 12 Car Books every gearhead must own.

“With Father’s Day approaching, we created the ultimate gearhead library, a list of 12 books that automobile enthusiasts everywhere should have on their shelves,” says Lee Esposito, founder and owner of Mount Victory Oil Company. “We chose titles from motorsports and car racing, technical handbooks, Route 66 and road tripping, and barn finds discoveries, as well as compelling stories about automotive innovators.”

Here is Mount Victory’s 2019 list of must-read books about the automobile hobby – and all can be found on the website:

  • Can-Am 50th Anniversary: Flat Out with North America’s Greatest Race Series 1966-74 – George Levy
  • IMSA 1969 to 1989 – Mitch Bishop and Mark Raffauf
  • Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans – AJ Baime
  • How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot – John Muir
  • How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod – Dennis W. Parks
  • Damsels in Design: Women Pioneers in the Automotive Industry, 1939-1959 – Constance A. Smith
  • Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars – Paul Ingrassia
  • Muscle Car Barn Finds: Rusty Road Runners, Abandoned AMXs, Crusty Camaros and More! – Ryan Brutt
  • 66 on 66: A Photographer’s Journey – Terrence Moore
  • Ford Model T Coast to Coast: A Slow Drive across a Fast Country – Tom Cotter
  • American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age – Pete Davies
  • Hot Rod Empire: Robert E. Petersen and the Creation of the World’s Most Popular Car and Motorcycle Magazines – Matt Stone and Gigi Carleton

About Mount Victory Oil Company: (

Based in Columbus, Ohio, lifelong gearhead Lee Esposito used his first Social Security check to launch Mount Victory Oil Company, an affiliate marketing website, offering an extensive curated list of books about cars, home garage equipment and tools, retro gasoline signs, neon clocks, lighted garage signs, car gifts under $25, and stuff for car-loving children. Products for sale on Mount Victory Oil Company are fulfilled through eCommerce websites, with Mount Victory receiving a commission for each sale. Mount Victory does not carry or directly sell any products listed on the site. Connect with Mount Victory: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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