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  1. Authors’ Book Signing 2018, SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORIANS ANNUAL EVENT The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 11, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: Orange Field OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments FEATURED AUTHORS INCLUDE… Tom Cotter: Ford Model T, Coast to Coast - A Slow Drive Across A Fast Country. *** "Cotter bravely attempts to do something thousands of Americans did on a regular basis before World War II." - JAY LENO Leon Dixon: Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit’s Secret Concept Car Builder Dave Hermanson: The Mobilgas Economy Run - A History of the Long Distance Fuel Efficiency Competition, 1936-1968 James H. Lackey: The Chandler Automobile - A History Including the Cleveland and Chandler-Cleveland Marques; The Jordan Automobile - A History Chris Lezotte PhD: Power Under Her Foot - Women Enthusiasts of American Muscle Cars Dean M. Nelson: Byron J. Carter: The Ingenious Inventor Who Founded the Jackson Automobile and Cartercar Companies Sigur Whitaker: The Indianapolis Automobile Industry - A History, 1893-1939; Tony Hulman - The Man Who Saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; The Indy Car Wars - The 30 Year Fight for Control of American Open Wheel Racing; James Allison - A Biography of the Engine Manufacturer and Indianapolis 500 Cofounder. ***Sigur E. Whitaker is the great-great niece of James Allison's first wife and grew up in Indianapolis listening to family stories about Allison's role in founding the speedway and the Allison Division of General Motors. A retired banker, she lives in Norfolk, Virginia. ALSO FEATURING SOME OF "THE USUAL SUSPECTS"... Dr. Robert R. Ebert: Champion of the Lark…Harold E. Churchill and the Presidency of Studebaker - Packard, 1956 - 1961; Studebaker and Byers A. Burlingame: End of an Automotive Legacy Kit Foster: The Stanley Steamer: America’s Legendary Steam Car, A Cugnot Award Winner Louis F. Fourie: On A Global Mission: The Automobiles Of General Motors International John A. Heitmann, Ph.D: The Automobile and American Life; Stealing Cars: Technology & Society From the Model T to the Gran Torino www.autohistory.org
  2. Authors’ Book Signing 2018, SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORIANS ANNUAL EVENT The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 11, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: Orange Field OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments FEATURED AUTHORS INCLUDE… Tom Cotter: Ford Model T, Coast to Coast - A Slow Drive Across A Fast Country. *** "Cotter bravely attempts to do something thousands of Americans did on a regular basis before World War II." - JAY LENO Leon Dixon: Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit’s Secret Concept Car Builder Dave Hermanson: The Mobilgas Economy Run - A History of the Long Distance Fuel Efficiency Competition, 1936-1968 James H. Lackey: The Chandler Automobile - A History Including the Cleveland and Chandler-Cleveland Marques; The Jordan Automobile - A History Chris Lezotte PhD: Power Under Her Foot - Women Enthusiasts of American Muscle Cars Dean M. Nelson: Byron J. Carter: The Ingenious Inventor Who Founded the Jackson Automobile and Cartercar Companies Sigur Whitaker: The Indianapolis Automobile Industry - A History, 1893-1939; Tony Hulman - The Man Who Saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; The Indy Car Wars - The 30 Year Fight for Control of American Open Wheel Racing; James Allison - A Biography of the Engine Manufacturer and Indianapolis 500 Cofounder. ***Sigur E. Whitaker is the great-great niece of James Allison's first wife and grew up in Indianapolis listening to family stories about Allison's role in founding the speedway and the Allison Division of General Motors. A retired banker, she lives in Norfolk, Virginia. ALSO FEATURING SOME OF "THE USUAL SUSPECTS"... Dr. Robert R. Ebert: Champion of the Lark…Harold E. Churchill and the Presidency of Studebaker - Packard, 1956 - 1961; Studebaker and Byers A. Burlingame: End of an Automotive Legacy Kit Foster: The Stanley Steamer: America’s Legendary Steam Car, A Cugnot Award Winner Louis F. Fourie: On A Global Mission: The Automobiles Of General Motors International John A. Heitmann, Ph.D: The Automobile and American Life; Stealing Cars: Technology & Society From the Model T to the Gran Torino www.autohistory.org
  3. The Society of Automotive Historians, Inc. http://www.autohistory.org Vince Wright, Book Signing Event Committee Coordinator wrightfilms@mac.com June 19, 2018 Greetings One and All! The Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) and Vince Wright, Book Signing Event Committee Coordinator, are pleased to announce our Annual Authors’ Book Signing, Artists and Publishers event on Thursday, October 11th, 2018, from 12:30 P.M., until 3:00 P.M., within the Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent, located on the Orange Field OBB 16-19 at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Fall Meet Flea Market in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I hope that you will agree to join us for this occasion. You are welcome to bring any titles, recent or not. Each author will be provided a name place card and table space to exhibit your books, as well the for the signing of them. The Society will provide MasterCard customer purchases processing to you at no charge. The treasurer will promptly forward your money to you. There will be a table to process those purchases. I expect that we will have a packed tent. I will send publicity to approximately one hundred periodicals, including digital media outlets. Please tell your friends about this exciting event and forward me the names of other persons who would like to participate. Please send me a graphic of the cover of your books for the posters and other releases. Include a short description of the books, along with related website, blog or other appropriate business and/or social media links. I have attached this invitation as a .pdf you can share, a sample poster/flyer from last year, along with links to a short highlight video taken during an actual SAH Authors’ Book Signing at Hershey. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Best Regards, Vince Wright, SAH Authors’ Book Signing Committee Coordinator www.autohistory.org SAH AUTHORS’ BOOK SIGNING VIDEO LINKS: https://youtu.be/gL7NqzDssKQ https://vimeo.com/275731439 NOTICE: Images contained in this message, except for the SAH logo, are owned by Wright Films/Infinity Unltd. Productions/WrightFlo Enterprises, LLC (c) 2005 - 2018 All Rights Reserved. This message is intended only for the named recipient(s) and may contain information that is confidential or privileged. If you have received this message in error, please destroy it. Thank you. 2018 June Invitation SAH book signing-Vince Wright.pdf 2017 Author's Book Signing Flyer-VinceWright.pdf
  4. Dear Authors, Publishers, Artists and Special Guests, Thank you, one and all, for your invaluable contributions to our annual Authors’ Book Signing event at Hershey! We welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions regarding your experiences with the event. How can we make it better and more valuable for you? Please reach out to me or anyone on our board of directors. We’re here, first and foremost, to serve you, all SAH members and potential members, alike. We have many ideas, however, we truly cannot satisfy your needs without hearing directly from you. Thank you, in advance, for all of your responses. "Good Lord Willing And The Creek Don’t Rise”, we look forward to seeing everyone next October at the Hershey AACA Fall Flea Market, under the SAH Hospitality Tent, Orange Field BB 16-19. Have a wonderful, joyous Holiday Season. We'll be in touch within the New Year, if not sooner. Cheers, Vince Wright, SAH Authors’ Book Signing Committee Coordinator 805.245.0157 www.autohistory.org
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    Dear Authors, Publishers, Artists and Special Guests, Thank you, one and all, for your invaluable contributions to our annual Authors’ Book Signing event at Hershey! We welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions regarding your experiences with the event. How can we make it better and more valuable for you? Please reach out to me or anyone on our board of directors. We’re here, first and foremost, to serve you, all SAH members and potential members, alike. We have many ideas, however, we truly cannot satisfy your needs without hearing directly from you. Thank you, in advance, for all of your responses. "Good Lord Willing And The Creek Don’t Rise”, we look forward to seeing everyone next October at the Hershey AACA Fall Flea Market, under the SAH Hospitality Tent, Orange Field BB 16-19. Have a wonderful, joyous Holiday Season. We'll be in touch within the New Year, if not sooner. Cheers, Vince Wright, SAH Authors’ Book Signing Committee Coordinator 805.245.0157 www.autohistory.org
  6. The Society of Automotive Historians www.autohistory.org Authors’ Book Signing The Antique Automobile Club of America Flea Market Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Orange Field BB 16 -19 Complimentary refreshments The Featured Authors include the following: New Authors: Robert Casey, Leon Dixon, Louis F. Fourie, Donald R. Hoke Returning Authors: Robert R. Ebert, Christopher Kit Foster, John Heitmann Participating Publishers: CarTech Books Inc, Cicero Books LLC, Friesen Press, Goosepen Studio & Press, John Hopkins University Press, McFarland Publishing Company and Stanley Museum Inc. Special Honored Guest: Bill Norris, Senior Editor of The Dispatcher BILL NORRIS | SENIOR EDITOR Bill Norris has had a fascination for anything mechanical for as long as he can remember. In fact, he began wrenching on automobiles with his dad when he was just four years old. Since that time has had a constant burning desire to disassemble everything within eye shot and then attempt to reassemble it. Sometimes there would be parts left over after reassembly but other times he was able to completely put it back together in working condition, much to his mother's joy. As time went on, his mechanical abilities were focused more towards automobiles and particularly, Jeep vehicles — especially the earlier Willys models. When Bill was 14, his dad acquired their first Jeep: a 1948 CJ-2A. Later, the father and son team went on to perform a complete ground-up restoration on a 1947 CJ-2A, doing all but the body work themselves. Their restored Harvest Tan 2A has since been commissioned by marketing officials at Jeep for advertising in USA Today and on the internet. It was also used for a historical display at past annual Camp Jeep events. It has also been featured in three magazines including one where it commanded a cover story. Along with his obsession for mechanical widgets, whirligigs and Jeeps, Bill is a history hound and a freelance writer. That combination of interests has led him to write numerous feature articles for Vintage Truck Magazine, Antique Power Magazine and the West Coast Willys newsletter, to name a few. Although he has written on numerous subjects, his primary focus has been on the history of Jeep vehicles. Bill has also been a featured speaker at various Jeep shows across the U.S. Additionally, he was interviewed by the Discovery Channel’s Ultimate Cars Series for their Ultimate 4-Wheel Drive segment. Bill resides in Troy, MI with his wife, three children, three gold fish, Herman the turtle, a 1947 Jeep CJ-2A and, of course, boxes and boxes of disassembled toasters, vacuum cleaners, blenders, coffee makers, computers, fuel pumps, speedometers and differentials.
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! ONE LAST MINUTE ADDITION TO OUR BOOK SIGNING EVENT THIS THURSDAY AT HERSHEY PARK!!! Leon Dixon ~ Authors’ Book Signing 2017 The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments As America entered the postwar 1950s a resurgence by the auto manufacturers enabled them to create the most eccentric and extravagant automobiles of all time. Fierce competition between designers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and independents such as Packard all turned to one car builder nestled firmly in America's bustling automotive mecca to help design the most elaborate prototype and concept cars ever: Creative Industries of Detroit. Author Leon Dixon's Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder offers the most exhaustive and complete account of the 40-plus-year history creating dream, prototype, concept, and one-off cars from Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1950 Presidential Lincoln Limousine to the 1993 Mustang Mach III concept cars. This all-inclusive book is the first-ever on the subject, and features behind-the-scenes images and interviews never published before Leon Dixon grew up in Detroit, Michigan, during the glory years of the automotive industry and loves anything with wheels. Leon worked in the automotive industry in positions ranging from technical writing, product planning, project management, lead engineer, and professional consultant. Leon proudly participated in the development of several vehicles, including the original famed Mazda Miata.
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    Authors’ Book Signing 2017 The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments FEATURED AUTHORS… Robert Casey: A Centennial History: The Model T Dr. Robert R. Ebert: Champion of the Lark…Harold E. Churchill and the Presidency of Studebaker - Packard, 1956 - 1961; Studebaker and Byers A. Burlingame: End of an Automotive Legacy Kit Foster: The Stanley Steamer: America’s Legendary Steam Car, A Cugnot Award Winner Louis F. Fourie: On A Global Mission: The Automobiles Of General Motors International John A. Heitmann, Ph.D: The Automobile and American Life; Stealing Cars: Technology & Society From the Model T to the Gran Torino Donald R. Hoke: HECTOR HALHEAD “STEAM” STEWART: The HISTORY of STANLEY STEAM CARS in NEW ZEALAND and MORE
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    BREAKING NEWS!!! We have a SPECIAL GUEST joining us at the Authors' Book Signing event at Hershey next week. Mr. Bill Norris, Senior Editor of 'The Dispatcher' magazine! The Dispatcher Magazine Staff BILL NORRIS | SENIOR EDITOR Bill Norris has had a fascination for anything mechanical for as long as he can remember. In fact, he began wrenching on automobiles with his dad when he was just four years old. Since that time has had a constant burning desire to disassemble everything within eye shot and then attempt to reassemble it. Sometimes there would be parts left over after reassembly but other times he was able to completely put it back together in working condition, much to his mother's joy. As time went on, his mechanical abilities were focused more towards automobiles and particularly, Jeep vehicles — especially the earlier Willys models. When Bill was 14, his dad acquired their first Jeep: a 1948 CJ-2A. Later, the father and son team went on to perform a complete ground-up restoration on a 1947 CJ-2A, doing all but the body work themselves. Their restored Harvest Tan 2A has since been commissioned by marketing officials at Jeep for advertising in USA Today and on the internet. It was also used for a historical display at past annual Camp Jeep events. It has also been featured in three magazines including one where it commanded a cover story. Along with his obsession for mechanical widgets, whirligigs and Jeeps, Bill is a history hound and a freelance writer. That combination of interests has led him to write numerous feature articles for Vintage Truck Magazine, Antique Power Magazine and the West Coast Willys newsletter, to name a few. Although he has written on numerous subjects, his primary focus has been on the history of Jeep vehicles. Bill has also been a featured speaker at various Jeep shows across the U.S. Additionally, he was interviewed by the Discovery Channel’s Ultimate Cars Series for their Ultimate 4-Wheel Drive segment. Bill resides in Troy, MI with his wife, three children, three gold fish, Herman the turtle, a 1947 Jeep CJ-2A and, of course, boxes and boxes of disassembled toasters, vacuum cleaners, blenders, coffee makers, computers, fuel pumps, speedometers and differentials.
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    John A. Heitmann, Ph.D ~ Authors’ Book Signing 2017 The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments STEALING CARS: Technology and Society from the Model T to the Gran Torino By John A. Heitmann and Rebecca H. Morales As early as 1910 Americans recognized that cars were easy to steal and, once stolen, hard to find, especially since cars looked much alike. Model styles and colors eventually changed, but so did the means of making a stolen car disappear. Though changing license plates and serial numbers remain basic procedure, thieves have created highly sophisticated networks to disassemble stolen vehicles, distribute the parts, and/or ship the altered cars out of the country. Stealing cars has become as technologically advanced as the cars themselves. John A. Heitmann and Rebecca H. Morales’s study of automobile theft and culture examines a wide range of related topics that includes motives and methods, technological deterrents, place and space, institutional responses, international borders, and cultural reflections. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/stealing-cars John A. Heitmann is a professor of history at the University of Dayton, Ohio, and former Knapp Chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of San Diego. Rebecca H. Morales holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a former curator at the San Diego Automotive Museum.
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    John A. Heitmann, Ph.D ~ Authors’ Book Signing 2017 The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments The Automobile and American Life: This is the story of how the automobile changed the essence of life in America. Both a general history of the automobile and a broad-ranging analysis of its cultural effects, the text addresses such topics as cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the well-to-do; Henry Ford and the rise of the machine age; competition and the evolving consumer in the 1920s; the development of roads and the accompanying road culture; religion, gender, courtship and sex; effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the 1950s golden age of automobiles and the emergence of youth culture; and how American car culture has been represented in film, song, poetry and literature. https://www.amazon.com/Automobile-American-Life-John-Heitmann/dp/0786440139 John A. Heitmann is a professor of history at the University of Dayton, Ohio, and former Knapp Chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of San Diego.
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    Donald R. Hoke ~ Authors’ Book Signing 2017 The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments DONALD R. HOKE is a Recovering Museum Director™, having started his career at the Smithsonian Institution. His long-suffering wife notes that it has been downhill ever since. His only notable stops were the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Outagamie Museum in Appleton, Wisconsin, and the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine. He contracted Steam Car Disease in high school but could not afford it until 2004. In between he suffered severe bouts of Watch & Clock Disease as well as Typewriter Disease, both of which led to major publications, but are now in remission (the diseases, not the publications). Hector Halhead “Steam” Stewart: The History of Stanley Steam Cars in New Zealand and More! By Donald R. Hoke, Ph.D. H. H. Stewart was a 20th century New Zealand steam car engineer who traveled the world seeking the perfect steam car. Following World War I, he came to America, visited the Stanley factory, and became New Zealand’s Stanley Agent. While in America, Stewart met with virtually every steam car inventor and manufacturer. In 1927 he was in Detroit to see Doble’s first steam bus effort, which led him to bring Doble together with A. & G. Price for steam bus efforts in New Zealand in 1930.
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    Louis F. Fourie ~ Authors’ Book Signing 2017 The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments For a dedicated car enthusiast like Louis Fourie the opportunity to join General Motors Overseas Operations in 1968 was the realisation of a dream. His career provided opportunities to sample a wide variety of cars from Opel, Vauxhall and Holden and to gain hands-on knowledge of the automobile industry. This three-volume work is the realisation of a goal to provide the most extensive and detailed history of GM’s international automobiles ever written. On a Global Mission: The Automobiles of General Motors International Description: Volume One traces the history of Opel and Vauxhall separately from inception through to the 1970s and thereafter collectively to 2015. Volume Two examines unique models and variations of Chevrolet and Buick manufactured in the Southern Hemisphere and Asia but never offered in North America. Volume Three covers the smaller assembly operations around the world and the evolution of GM’s export operations. The GM North American model specifications are the most comprehensive to be found in a single book. Global and regional sales statistics are included. GM executives and management from around the globe are listed with the roles they held.
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    SAH Authors' Book Signing Hershey October 5, 2017

    Kit Foster ~ Authors’ Book Signing 2017 The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent AACA Fall Meet Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA Thursday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Location: OBB 16-19 Complimentary refreshments The Stanley Steamer – America’s Legendary Steam Car The story of the world’s best-known steam car and the enigmatic Stanley twins who built it. 548 pages, over 500 illustrations. Published by Stanley Museum, Inc. Recipient of the Thomas McKean Memorial Cup, presented by the Antique Automobile Club of America, and the Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award, for the best book on automotive history, from the Society of Automotive Historians. “A good read.” — Jay Leno “I…consider it to be a model for anyone undertaking the history of a make of car, and probably unmatched in this respect by any previously published volume.” — Fred Roe, automotive historian and Duesenberg authority “…well written and deeply researched, this is one of those books that any automotive history collection must include.” — Automobile magazine