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A wide variety of books for motor heads of all ages at the Auto Authors Book Fair on Sat. Nov. 17.
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Auto Authors Book Fair comes to Hall of Fame in November
The seventh annual Auto Authors Book Fair comes to the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan on November 16 and November 17, 2012.
The event, previously at the Detroit Public Library, will feature more than two dozen authors meeting the public and autographing their books, and over 50 book titles (including automotive history books from Wayne State University Press and the Automotive Hall of Fame) – just in time for holiday gift shopping. Best of all, most of the books will be discounted.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 with food stations and cash bar. Tickets required for guests, complimentary tickets for all authors participating in the book fair on Saturday.
The renowned auto journalist Paul Ingrassia will discuss his new book, “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars.” The book explores how cars have shaped and reflected the American experience, from the Ford Model T to the Toyota Prius.
In addition, Ingrassia will unveil a couple of astonishing cars that provide insight into other cultures around the world!
Ingrassia, the former Detroit bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, earned a Pulitzer Prize for his auto coverage and is now the deputy editor-in-chief of Reuters.
The book fair is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The selected authors will be on hand with a wide variety of books on such topics as corporate histories and intrigue, the men and women of the industry, motorsports and performance cars, and on vehicles ranging from hot rods to fire trucks.
There will also be three special presentations Saturday:
* Noted author Jerry Burton will give a slide presentation on his trip to Moscow this past summer to participate in the opening of an exhibit honoring Zora Arkus-Duntov; at 11 a.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;" at 12:30 p.m.
* Filmmakers Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski will screen their documentary film “Wagonmasters,” which tells the story of station wagons in American culture; a discussion with the two students follows; at 2 p.m.
Admission is free on Saturday and lunch and refreshments will be available. Tickets for the Friday evening “cocktails and appetizers” event with Ingrassia are $45. Click here for tickets. Or call (313) 240-4000.
A recent review of "100 Years of Chevrolet" (cover photo above) by Jerry Burton, John Durnell and Ralph Kramer: This “book” is more of a book than any I've owned. The history is extremely detailed, and the reproduced documentation from GM is amazing. The pictures are printed and attached to the pages as you would in a photo album. There are "stock certificates", memos, letters, etc. reproduced on the same color and paper stock used at the time and inserted in the book in envelopes. This is a book you have to touch, see and read. Hope you enjoy it.
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.
The Automotive Hall of Fame is located at 21400 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. Call (313) 240-4000 for more information.