Race Car Engineering Books

Race Car Design and Construction Books

There are many racecar-oriented books available today covering everything from design theory to hands-on construction. To help narrow this list to the best ones available, we’ve researched and compiled a recommended set of books that we believe have the best value and will help you to design and build almost any type of race car.

Use the Race Car Book Finder below to filter and explore the collection. For tips on researching the right books, check out the article Finding The Race Car Books You Need

If you would like to save time researching the still significant collection of books below, we have also created a QuickStart Learning guide that contains a set of books relevant to each race car type.

Have or know of a book that you or a friend found useful, but don’t see below? Let us know!

Race Car Book Finder
Shown below is our collection of recommended books on race car design, construction, preparation and operation.

The collection is divided by headings that group the books into categories. The books can be filtered by these book categories, and can be further filtered by the race car type as well. Because each book can cover multiple topics, we’ve also included a filter for topics and skill levels which can narrow the list even further. Follow the instructions below to filter the list of books, or use the search box to filter by keyword(s).

Book Category 
Topic (Level)
Race Car Type
Resource Type
Aerodynamics
Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles: From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering
Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles: From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering
5 Stars (5 / 5)

The most comprehensive and in-depth guide to aerodynamic principles and their application to road vehicles. Passenger car, commercial... (more)

Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Supercar
Book Resource
Aerodynamics
Amateur Car Aerodynamics Sourcebook: For everyone interested in road car aerodynamics
Amateur Car Aerodynamics Sourcebook: For everyone interested in road car aerodynamics
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A DIY guide to aerodynamics changes to road cars. It includes basic theory on aerodynamic lift and drag, testing techniques,... (more)

Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Rally
Touring Car
Book Resource
Aerodynamics
Competition Car Aerodynamics: A Practical Handbook
Competition Car Aerodynamics: A Practical Handbook
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Using photographs, graphs, CFD images and wind tunnel data, this book demonstrates how aerodynamics affect and benefit race car... (more)

Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Touring Car
Book Resource
Aerodynamics
Competition Car Downforce: A Practical Guide
Competition Car Downforce: A Practical Guide
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A comprehensive guide for understanding, designing and building aerodynamic devices for race cars. It includes aerodynamic theory,... (more)

Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Touring Car
Book Resource
Aerodynamics
Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed
Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A definitive and practical book on race car aerodynamics theory and practice. It provides extensive information and knowledge... Read full review

Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Bodywork
Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair
Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides instruction on repairing damaged and rusty bodywork. Covers tools, preparing/cleaning sheet metals, fabricating sections... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
GT
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Rally
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Touring Car
Book Resource
Bodywork
How to Paint Your Car on a Budget
How to Paint Your Car on a Budget
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Practical instruction on equipment, preparation and painting techniques on a budget. Covers decision making around painting,... (more)

Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
GT
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Rally
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Chassis
Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology: Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars
Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology: Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Primarily aimed at circle track racing cars, this book provides broad coverage of stock or circle track car handling principles.... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Book Resource
Chassis
Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis (R-206)
Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis (R-206)
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A technical engineering book which takes chassis, handling, vehicle dynamics and suspension characteristics to great levels of... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
All Types
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Book Resource
Chassis
Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling
Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Easy-to-understand, practical and useful book on handling, tires, chassis design and suspension design. Explains the theory... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
All Types
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Chassis
Dirt Track Chassis and Suspension: Advanced Setup and Design Technology for Dirt Track Racing
Dirt Track Chassis and Suspension: Advanced Setup and Design Technology for Dirt Track Racing
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Technical guide to the design and setup of dirt track race cars. Includes chapters on dirt chassis theory and design, chassis... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Book Resource
Chassis
Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide
Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Focused on the chassis and body of the hot rod this book. Includes guidance on restoring or building a chassis, suspension,... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Chassis
How To Build A Go Kart Frame!
How To Build A Go Kart Frame!
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

A plan-based build of a kart chassis that includes a bill of materials and step by step instructions. (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Kart
Book Resource
Chassis
Racing Chassis and Suspension Design: PT-90
Racing Chassis and Suspension Design: PT-90
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

A compilation of 27 SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) papers selected by racing engineer legend Carroll Smith which focus... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Midget (Full Size)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Book Resource
Chassis
The Race Car Chassis : Design, Structures and Materials for Road, Drag and Circle Track Open- and Closed-Wheel Chassis
The Race Car Chassis : Design, Structures and Materials for Road, Drag and Circle Track Open- and Closed-Wheel Chassis
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Covers the history, different types, structures and materials of race car chassis. It also delves into the various types of... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Book Resource
Driving
4-Wheel Freedom: The Art Of Off-Road Driving
4-Wheel Freedom: The Art Of Off-Road Driving
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Teaches basics of 4 wheel drive vehicles and off-road driving techniques. Chapters on basics of 4 wheel drive, selecting a 4x4,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Dune Buggy
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Book Resource
Driving
Bob Bondurant on Race Kart Driving
Bob Bondurant on Race Kart Driving
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Teaches how to maximize driving performance and personal preparation. Includes dry/wet driving techniques, understanding race... (more)

Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Kart
Book Resource
Driving
Drive To Win: The Essential Guide To Race Driving
Drive to Win: The Essential Guide to Race Driving
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Carroll Smith's in-depth guide to driving a race car. This book covers driver preparation, driving techniques, training aids... (more)

Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
All Types
Book Resource
Driving
Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving
Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches race car driving techniques, vehicle setup and racecraft. The chapters cover understanding the race track, driving lines,... (more)

Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
All Types
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Book Resource
Driving
How to Drag Race
How to Drag Race
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Covers the drag racing experience, equipment setup, driving techniques and classes. This book also includes information about... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Driving
Kart Driving Techniques
Kart Driving Techniques
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Teaches kart driving techniques. Covers cornering dynamics, lines, approaches to braking, prioritizing the corners of the circuit... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Kart
Book Resource
Driving
Speed Secrets: Professional Race Driving Techniques
Speed Secrets: Professional Race Driving Techniques
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Provides a compact, concise guide to race driving essentials. It includes chapters on optimizing the car, reading and using... (more)

Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Driving
The Road Rally Handbook: The Complete Guide to Competing in Time-Speed-Distance Road Rallies
The Road Rally Handbook: The Complete Guide to Competing in Time-Speed-Distance Road Rallies
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Presents information on how to participate in time-speed-distance road rallies (TSD or regularity rallying--not to be confused... (more)

Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Rally
Book Resource
Driving
Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving
Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Successor to the Speed Secrets books. Provides further insights into making the complete racing driver. In addition to driving... (more)

Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
All Types
Book Resource
Driving
Winning Autocross Techniques
Winning Autocross Techniques
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Specifically written for Autocross, this volume in the Speed Secrets series focuses on the lower average speed/higher number... (more)

Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Book Resource
Electrical
Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems
Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Covers electrical theory, automotive electrical systems, troubleshooting, construction of new and modification of existing vehicle... (more)

Electrical ( Basic)
Electrical ( Advanced)
All Types
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Equipment
Racer's Guide to Fabricating Shop Equipment
Racer's Guide to Fabricating Shop Equipment
3 Stars (3 / 5)

Intended to help build the reader build equipment for their machine shop, this book contains project plans that can be useful... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
All Types
Book Resource
Fasteners/Joining
Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook
Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches how to use the correct fasteners and fastener materials. This book includes extensive information on fatigue properties,... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Fasteners/Joining
High Performance Fasteners & Plumbing
High Perf. Fasteners & Plumbing: A Guide to Nuts, Bolts, Fuel, Brake, Oil & Coolant Lines, Hoses, Clamps, Racing Hardware and Plumbing Techniques
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A guide to fasteners and plumbing for automotive and race car use. The book provides sections on threaded fasteners, chemical... (more)

Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
All Types
Book Resource
Fasteners/Joining
High Performance Hardware: Fastener Technology for Racers and Enthusiasts
High Performance Hardware: Fastener Technology for Racers and Enthusiasts
4 Stars (4 / 5)

High performance hardware provides both theory and extensive practical information on hardware and fasteners. It covers material... (more)

Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
All Types
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Dune Buggy
Kart
Quad/ATV
Rider Mower
Street Rod
Book Resource
General
Caterham Sevens: The Official Story of a Unique British Sportscar from Conception to CSR
Caterham Sevens: The Official Story of a Unique British Sportscar from Conception to CSR (Marques & Models)
5 Stars (5 / 5)

The history and evolution of the Caterham versions of the Lotus 7 since 1973. (more)

General/History/Bio
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
General
Race Cars: Science, Technology, Engineering (Calling All Innovators: a Career for You)
Race Cars: Science, Technology, Engineering (Calling All Innovators: a Career for You)
3 Stars (3 / 5)

Explores race car engineering careers and innovation. Includes information about a race car engineering career and how math... (more)

General/History/Bio
All Types
Book Resource
General
Racecar: Searching for the Limit in Formula SAE
Racecar: Searching for the Limit in Formula SAE
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

An account of the experiences of students involved in the Formula SAE university race car design and construction contest. (more)

General/History/Bio
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Book Resource
General
The Magnificent 7: The enthusiasts' guide to all models of Lotus and Caterham Seven
The Magnificent 7: The enthusiast's guide to all models of Lotus and Caterham Seven
5 Stars (5 / 5)

This historical guide shows the popular Lotus 7 original and variants produced since 1957, including Caterhams. (more)

General/History/Bio
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Interior
Automotive Upholstery Handbook
Automotive Upholstery Handbook
3 Stars (3 / 5)

Beginners guide to automotive upholstery. Includes sewing, tips and techniques, material recommendations and instructions on... (more)

Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
All Types
Book Resource
Interior
Custom Auto Interiors
Custom Auto Interiors
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Step by step guide on creating custom auto interiors. Includes over 800 color photographs and instructions to guide builders... (more)

Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
All Types
Custom Street/Import
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Interior
How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors
How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A step-by-step guide to both restoring and customizing interiors. Teaches what tools and materials to use, planning projects,... (more)

Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Advanced Automotive Welding
Advanced Automotive Welding
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Advanced Automotive welding teaches basic and advanced welding skills specifically geared toward race car construction. Joint... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Touring Car
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Competition Car Composites: A Practical Guide
Competition Car Composites: A Practical Guide
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A comprehensive resource for those building race car chassis or components with fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP). Types of composite... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Touring Car
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #1
Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #1
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Book 1 of the Composite materials series. Explains the basics of composites, their applications, workspace setup, tools and... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #2
Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #2
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Book 2 of the Composite materials series which gets builders started by explaining the practical techniques. Includes projects... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #3
Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #3 (Composite Garage Series)
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Book 3 of the Composite materials series. Expands on mold making, advanced mold systems, one-off fabrication methods and computer... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Engineer To Win: The essential guide to racing car materials technology
Engineer To Win: The essential guide to racing car materials technology
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A comprehensive, easy-to-read guide on metallurgy (metal properties), fastening and plumbing. The book applies this information... (more)

Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Fiberglass & Other Composite Materials
Fiberglass & Other Composite Materials: A Guide to High Performance Non-Metallic Materials for Race Cars, Street Rods, Body Shops, Boats, and Aircraft.
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Forbes Aird's guide to composites. Includes sections on (FRP) fiber reinforced plastic basics (Fibers/Resins), basic layup techniques,... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
Street Rod
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches how to perform different types of heat treatments. Includes solid fuel, gas and electric furnaces, case hardening, tempering... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
All Types
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts
How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts
3 Stars (3 / 5)

A guide to composite fibers and materials, mold construction, layup techniques, repairs and sample projects. The book includes... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
How To Weld
How To Weld
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A complete guide for beginner welders on the history, safety, equipment and techniques for welding. The book covers metal fabrication... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
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GT
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Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
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Sprint (Full Size)
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Touring Car
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Materials/Fabrication
Metal Fabricator's Handbook
Metal Fabricator's Handbook
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches welding techniques, metal forming, hammerforming and practical metal fabrication projects. Project include forming custom... (more)

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Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
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Rally
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Supercar
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Materials/Fabrication
Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques: Automotive, Motorcycle, Racing
Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques: Automotive, Motorcycle, Racing
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Learn how to fabricating and assemble race car components. The author explains mounts, fasteners, plumbing and hardware and... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
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Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
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Bar Stool Racer
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Formula (Winged)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
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Materials/Fabrication
Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication
Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches the details of professional sheet metal fabrication including shaping, cutting, and joining . The books also includes... (more)

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Materials/Fabrication
Racer's Encyclopedia of Metals, Fibers and Materials
Racer's Encyclopedia of Metals, Fibers and Materials
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Provides introductory and more advanced information about metals, metal fatigue, composite fibers and the uses of a wide variety... (more)

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Supercar
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Materials/Fabrication
Sheet Metal Fab for Car Builders: Make Panels for Cobra, Lotus, Hot Rods
Sheet Metal Fab for Car Builders: Make Panels for Cobra, Lotus, Hot Rods & More
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Information, tips and techniques on how to fabricate complex sheet metal panels in the home workshop. Includes many photographs... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
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Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Street Rod
Supercar
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Materials/Fabrication
Sheet Metal Handbook: How to Form and Shape Sheet Metal for Competition, Custom and Restoration Use
Sheet Metal Handbook: How to Form and Shape Sheet Metal for Competition, Custom and Restoration Use
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

This book covers the forming and shaping of sheet metal into complex parts. Ron Fournier, an expert in metal fabrication explains... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
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Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
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Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
All Types
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Materials/Fabrication
Welder's Handbook : A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding
Welder's Handbook : A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches the essentials of fabricating with metals including metal properties, welding equipment, jigs, welding safety, brazing,... (more)

Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
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Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
All Types
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Rally
Rider Mower
Street Rod
Supercar
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Powertrain
Boyd Coddington's Hot Rod Engines, Drivelines & Chassis
Boyd Coddington's Hot Rod Engines, Drivelines & Chassis
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A comprehensive book on the planning, design and construction of hot rods. Covers engine selection, inspection and assembly... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Street Rod
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Powertrain
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A guide to designing the engine as a system and constructing it to produce maximum horsepower. The design aspects use the airflow... (more)

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GT
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Midget (Quarter)
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Sprint (Micro)
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Powertrain
Designing and Tuning High-Performance Fuel Injection Systems
Designing and Tuning High-Performance Fuel Injection Systems
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Explains how to apply mathematics and techniques to design and tune a fuel injection system. Includes aspects such as VE (Volumetric... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
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Engine Airflow
Engine Airflow: A Practical Guide to Airflow Theory, Parts Testing, Flow Bench Testing and Analyzing Data to Increase Performance for Any Street or Racing Engine
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Explains how to maximize performance of engines through optimizing the airflow the components. Includes a discussion on how... (more)

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All Types
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
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Powertrain
Engine Blueprinting: Practical Methods for Racing and Rebuilding
Engine Blueprinting: Practical Methods for Racing and Rebuilding
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A guide to blueprinting almost any engine. Explains how to check and modify block, cylinder heads, pistons, crankshaft, con... (more)

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Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
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Engine Builder's Handbook
Engine Builder's Handbook
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Explains how to troubleshoot and rebuild all types of engines. Provides tips, techniques and detailed information on engine... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
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GT
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Powertrain
High-Performance Differentials, Axles, and Drivelines
High-Performance Differentials, Axles, and Drivelines
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

This book explains how to select and match driveline components to engine power output to minimize or eliminate driveline breakages.... (more)

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Powertrain
How to Rebuild & Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions
How to Rebuild & Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches how to perform step-by-step modifcations and upgrading to any manual transmission. Shows how to tear down, identify... (more)

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Powertrain
How to Rebuild and Modify Your Manual Transmission
How to Rebuild and Modify Your Manual Transmission
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides a practical understanding of the internal workings of a manual transmissions and how to rebuild and modify them. Includes... (more)

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Powertrain
KT100
KT100
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Focus specifically on the KT100 kart engine from Yamaha, this book teaches in detail the machining, tuning, blueprinting and... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Kart
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Powertrain
Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing and Installing Turbocharger Systems
Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing and Installing Turbocharger Systems
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A practical guide to turbocharging systems design, installation and testing. It also includes turbocharger selection, engine... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Rally
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Powertrain
Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building
Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Explains the engine blueprinting process through illustrations and detailed procedures. Includes professional techniques on... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
All Types
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Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
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Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Touring Car
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Powertrain
Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging & Nitrous Oxide
Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging, & Nitrous Oxide: A Complete Guide to Forced Induction and its use on Modern Motorcycle Engines
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches how to turbocharge, supercharge and use Nitrous oxide on motorcycle engines. This book goes into ram air, turbos, superchargers... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Dune Buggy
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Kart
Quad/ATV
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Supercar
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Performance Automotive Engine Math
Performance Automotive Engine Math
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Use the concept of designing the complete engine as a system, this book illustrates how formulas can be used to define sizes,... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Midget (Full Size)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
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Powertrain
Performance Exhaust Systems: How to Design, Fabricate, and Install
Performance Exhaust Systems: How to Design, Fabricate, and Install
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Explains how to design and construct exhaust systems matched to the engine to optimize power. The book includes theory and practical... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sprint (Full Size)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Touring Car
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Powertrain
Performance Fuel Injection Systems
Performance Fuel Injection Systems HP1557
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A guide on modifying and tuning EFI systems. The book covers the foundations of EFI systems (wiring, sensors, ignition, etc.)... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Midget (Full Size)
Off-road Truck
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Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
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Powertrain
Racing Engine Builder's Handbook: How to Build Winning Drag, Circle Track, Marine and Road Racing Engines
Racing Engine Builder's Handbook: How to Build Winning Drag, Circle Track, Marine and Road Racing Engines
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Practical tips and techniques on building a racing engine. This book covers applications such as drag racing, circle track,... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
All Types
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Touring Car
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Powertrain
Stock Car Racing Engine Technology: Advanced Engine Theory and Design for All Levels of Circle Track Racing
Stock Car Racing Engine Technology: Advanced Engine Theory and Design for All Levels of Circle Track Racing
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Circle Track magazine's guide to the theory and design of stock car engines. Includes information on block prep, engine oiling,... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
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Powertrain
Street Turbocharging
Street Turbocharging: Design, Fabrication, Installation, and Tuning of High-Performance Street Turbocharger Systems
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides turbocharging theory, practical information and project vehicles. Includes components, constructing systems, engine... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
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Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
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GT
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
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Powertrain
Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems
Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Includes explanations of how turbochargers are constructed and function, matching them to gas and diesel engines, manufacturers,... (more)

Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
All Types
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Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
GT
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Rally
Touring Car
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Suspension
4x4 Suspension Handbook
4x4 Suspension Handbook
3 Stars (3 / 5)

This book provides readers and 4x4 designers with an understanding of the various types of 4x4 suspension systems in use. This... (more)

Suspension ( Basic)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
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Suspension
Competition Car Suspension: A Practical Handbook
Competition Car Suspension: A Practical Handbook
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Explains race car suspensions theory and design. The author explains the history of suspension design and types, handling theory,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
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Rally
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Suspension
Four-Wheeler Chassis and Suspension Handbook
Four-Wheeler Chassis and Suspension Handbook
3 Stars (3 / 5)

A compendium of articles presented in Four-Wheeler Magazine about 4x4 chassis and suspension how-tos and aftermarket suspension... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Book Resource
Suspension
How to Build & Modify Sportscar & Kitcar Suspension & Brakes: For Road & Track
How to Build & Modify Sportscar & Kitcar Suspension & Brakes: For Road & Track
3 Stars (3 / 5)

Explains how to Improve the suspension, springs and shocks of sports and kit cars. This book includes information on suspension... (more)

Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
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Suspension
How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle
How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle
5 Stars (5 / 5)

For fans of muscle cars, this book explains the handling and vehicle dynamics of muscle cars and how to improve them through... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Street Rod
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Suspension
Suspension Geometry and Computation
Suspension Geometry and Computation
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches detailed theory, analysis and examples for designing suspension geometries. This is an advanced and very detailed design... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
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Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Supercar
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Suspension
The Shock Absorber Handbook
The Shock Absorber Handbook
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A guide to the theory and design of shock absorbers (dampers). This book covers in depth and detail all aspects of shock absorbers... (more)

Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
All Types
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Midget (Full Size)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data Acquisition
Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data Aquisition
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Provides a comprehensive understanding of data acquisition and sensors as well as techniques for analyzing and correctly interpreting... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
All Types
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Car Suspension at Work :  Theory  & Practice of Steering, Handling  & Roadholding
Car Suspension at Work : Theory & Practice of Steering, Handling & Roadholding
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Written as an overview with many examples, photographs and diagrams, this book provides an introduction and insights into many... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
All Types
Book Resource
Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Carroll Smith's Engineer in Your Pocket
Carroll Smith's Engineer in Your Pocket
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

At-the-track reference guide for handling troubleshooting. Spiral bound and meant to be carried in the pocket, it covers issues... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
All Types
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
DIY Testing of Car Modifications
DIY Testing of Car Modifications
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides low cost techniques to help measure and compare performance changes of a vehicle. Includes flow testing the intake... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
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Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Fast Car Physics
Fast Car Physics
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A great introduction to the world of vehicle dynamics, in language and explanations that are easy to understand. Learn basic... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Supercar
Touring Car
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics (R114)
Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics (R114)
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

For production road vehicles instead of pure race cars, this book provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of vehicle dynamics.... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
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Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
All Types
Custom Street/Import
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
High-Performance Handling for Street or Track
High-Performance Handling for Street or Track: Vehicle dynamics, suspension mods & setup
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides advice on planning modifications, installing components and tuning the handling characteristics of street vehicles.... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
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Custom Street/Import
GT
Rally
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
How to Make Your Car Handle
How to Make Your Car Handle
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches how to improve vehicle handling through suspension and chassis modifications and understanding vehicle dynamics. Includes... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
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Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
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Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
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Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Physics for Gearheads: An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports
Physics for Gearheads: An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches the use of physics to understand and improve race car handling, dynamics and ultimately performance. Sections of the... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
General/History/Bio
All Types
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
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Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A comprehensive book on the vehicle dynamics of race cars (and applicable to road cars). Includes the most in-depth theoretical... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
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Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Touring Car
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics: Problems, Answers and Experiments
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics: Problems, Answers and Experiments
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Companion student workbook of problems, answers and experiments for readers of the Race Car Vehicle Dynamics book. (more)

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Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
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Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Touring Car
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The Karting Manual: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Competitive Kart Racing
The Karting Manual: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Competitive Kart Racing
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides an introduction to new kart racers. The Karting Manual includes driving techniques and general kart racing preparati... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Kart
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Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
The Racing & High-Performance Tire: Using Tires to Tune for Grip & Balance
The Racing & High-Performance Tire: Using Tires to Tune for Grip & Balance (R-351)
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Provides comprehensive information on how tires work, their construction, manufacture and testing. The book also covers vehicle... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
GT
Rally
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Tune to Win: The art and science of race car development and tuning
Tune to Win: The art and science of race car development and tuning
5 Stars (5 / 5)

The fundamentals of race car vehicle dynamics in a clear, well-written text. Explains suspension, weight dynamics and vehicle... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
All Types
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Supercar
Touring Car
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Whole Car (Customize/Upgrade)
101 Jeep Performance Projects
101 Jeep Performance Projects
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

A book describing project ideas for modifying and upgrading Jeeps. Includes information, photos, difficulty level, time, costing... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Customize/Upgrade)
ATVs: Everything You Need to Know
ATVs: Everything You Need to Know
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides a comprehensive guide to ATVs. Chapters on choosing the right ATV, ATV riding techniques, kids and ATVs, safety, performance... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Quad/ATV
Book Resource
Whole Car (Customize/Upgrade)
Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car
Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Guide to building a high performance handling muscle car--the pro-touring car. Includes chapters on chassis modifications, front... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Electrical ( Advanced)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Customize/Upgrade)
Jeep 4x4 Performance Handbook
Jeep 4x4 Performance Handbook
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Provides advice on upgrading the performance and durability of Jeep's various 4x4s. Includes tire and wheel improvements, suspension... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Electrical ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Customize/Upgrade)
Race Car Fabrication & Preparation
Race Car Fabrication & Preparation
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Production car preparation for racing. Includes information on transmission preparation, clutches, component selection, safety... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Custom Street/Import
GT
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Touring Car
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
750 Racer: Everything You Need to Know About Building and Racing a Low-Cost Sports-Racing Car
750 Racer: Everything You Need to Know About Building and Racing a Low-Cost Sports-Racing Car
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Overall history and guide to the construction of 750 Racers. A series pioneered in the UK, these cars are the epitome of the... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
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Whole Car (Design and Build)
Baja Bugs and Buggies: How to prepare VW-based cars for off-road fun and racing
Baja Bugs and Buggies: How to prepare VW-based cars for off-road fun and racing
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Provides information on how to modify and build off-road buggies from a VW base. Include frames, roll cages, skid plates, engine/transaxle... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Dune Buggy
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
Building a Dune Buggy - The Essential Manual
Building a Dune Buggy - The Essential Manual: Everything you need to know to build any VW-based Dune Buggy yourself!
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Step-by-step guide to equipment and building techniques to construct a VW Beetle-based dune or beach buggy kit car. Covers donor... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Dune Buggy
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
Building Hot Rods: 30 Years of Advice from Fatman Fabrication's Brent VanDervort
Building Hot Rods: 30 Years of Advice from Fatman Fabrication's Brent VanDervort
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Compilation of advice and best practices on building hot rods. Includes tips and techniques from Brent VanDervort on fabrication,... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
General/History/Bio
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
Building the Pro Stock Late Model Sportsman
Building the Pro Stock Late Model Sportsman
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Provides information on building a Pro Stock / Sportsman car from a 1970-1981 stock Camaro front stub and fabricated perimeter... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
Dirt Track Stock Car Technology
Dirt Track Stock Car Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A guide to building, setup and tuning dirt track stock cars. Includes basic chassis design and fabrication, suspension setups/adjusting... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
Four-Wheeler's Bible
Four-Wheeler's Bible
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A guide to 4x4 vehicles, modifications, off-road driving techniques, handling emergencies, recovery techniques. Provides insights... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
Hot Rodder's Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Dream Machine
Hot Rodder's Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Dream Machine
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Advice and tips/tricks from hot rod experts on planning, designing and building hot rods. Provides information on finding a... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Advanced)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build a Dune Buggy
How to Build a Dune Buggy
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

As general guide to dune buggy construction. Includes steps and illustrations to guide the builder on selecting a frame, selecting... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Dune Buggy
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build a Hot Rod
How to Build a Hot Rod
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Teaches the planning, construction and assembly of a hot rod. Covers defining the project concept, planning and costing, part... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car (SpeedPro Series)
How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car (SpeedPro Series)
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Provides 100 budget tips with diagrams and graphics to help build a low-cost/cheap rally car. Includes information on engines,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Rally
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod
How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Demonstrates using photos, drawings and detailed information the build of a flathead roadster. The book includes advice on planning... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and Suspension
How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and Suspension
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

This book explains how to modify a street car chassis and suspension for drag strip or high performance street use. It includes... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars
How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars
4 Stars (4 / 5)

How to design and construct a motorcycle engine powered race car. This book explains how select and integrate the engine into... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Electrical ( Basic)
All Types
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Quarter)
Quad/ATV
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Micro)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build Period Correct Hot Rods
How to Build Period Correct Hot Rods
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Describes how to build a hot rod that is consistent with its era. This book includes guidance on various eras (1950s through... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Hook & Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip
How to Hook & Launch: Traction Mods for Street & Strip
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Concepts of drag racing vehicle dynamics. The author explains the incremental process of a drag racing car's launch, traction... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Street Rod
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design)
Auto Math Handbook
Auto Math Handbook : Easy Calculations for Engine Builders, Auto Engineers, Racers, Students, and Per formance Enthusiasts
4 Stars (4 / 5)

This book in its latest revision provides formulas for calculating aspects of engine, suspension, chassis dynamics, aerodynamics... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
All Types
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design)
Race and Rally Car Source Book: The Guide to Building or Modifying a Competition Car
Race and Rally Car Source Book: The Guide to Building or Modifying a Competition Car
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

The Source Book is a collection of knowledge, experience and insight into various aspects of race car design. It covers many... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
All Types
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design)
Race Car Design
Race Car Design
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Explains the fundamental design of chassis, suspension, steering, brakes, transmission and fuel systems in race cars. Specifically... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
All Types
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Midget (Full Size)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design)
Race Car Engineering & Mechanics
Race Car Engineering & Mechanics
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Paul Van Valkenburgh's guide to understanding how the many components of the entire race car fit and work together. He provides... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
All Types
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design)
Racing Car Design and Development
Racing Car Design and Development
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Broad and insightful book on race car design. It covers aspects of handling, structural design of spaceframes and monocoques,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
All Types
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design)
Red Bull Racing F1 Car: An Insight into the Technology, Engineering, Maintenance and Operation
Red Bull Racing F1 Car: An Insight into the Technology, Engineering, Maintenance and Operation of the World Championship-Winning Red Bull Racing RB6
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Created in the format of a Haynes auto repair manual, this book includes photographs and information about the design of the... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
General/History/Bio
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Book Resource
Whole Car (KitCar)
Build Your Own Kit Car
Build Your Own Kit Car
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A guide on how to plan, manage and build your own kit car. The first half of the book is devoted to the history, the types of... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Electrical ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
All Types
GT
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (KitCar)
How to Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used
How to Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used (Performance Projects)
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Guidance on how to build a Shelby Cobra-style kit car. This book focuses on selecting the right kit for your goals, assembling... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Electrical ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (KitCar)
The Car Builder's Handbook: Tips and Techniques for Builders of Kit Cars and Street Rods
The Car Builder's Handbook: Tips and Techniques for Builders of Kit Cars and Street Rods
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Basic tips and techniques to help avoid mistakes during the build and assembly of kit cars and hot rods. Provides sections for... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
All Types
GT
Touring Car
Book Resource
Whole Car (KitCar)
The Kit Car Manual
The Kit Car Manual: The complete guide to choosing, buying and building British and American Kit Cars
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A guide to choosing, buying and building kit cars. Includes information about kit cars, estimating costs, building space, engines,... (more)

General/History/Bio
All Types
GT
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (KitCar)
Your Kit Car Assembly Manual
Your Kit Car Assembly Manual
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A book about improving the design, fabrication and assembly of kit cars (The book's information was produced as the result of... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (Overview/History)
How to build a racing car
How to Build a Race Car
4 Stars (4 / 5)

A historical guide to the design and building of the midget race car in the late 1940s. Includes design process, material requirements,... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
General/History/Bio
Midget (Full Size)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Overview/History)
Stock Car Race Shop: Design and Construction of a NASCAR Stock Car
Stock Car Race Shop: Design and Construction of a NASCAR Stock Car
3 Stars (3 / 5)

A guided tour through NASCAR stock car team shops and the car design process. Color photographs, design drawings, and schematics... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
General/History/Bio
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Overview/History)
The Off-Road 4-Wheel Drive Book: Choosing, using and maintaining go-anywhere vehicles
The Off-Road 4-Wheel Drive Book: Choosing, using and maintaining go-anywhere vehicles
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Advice from a 30 year veteran of 4WD machines. Explains what to look for in off-road machines and which vehicles are best for... (more)

General/History/Bio
Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Plans)
Build Your Own Sports Car for as Little as £250 and Race It!
Build Your Own Sports Car for as Little as £250 and Race It!
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Whether you are designing a race car from scratch, looking to build from plans or simply trying to understand what it takes to... Read full review

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Custom Street/Import
GT
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (Plans)
Build Your Own Sports Car: On a Budget
Build Your Own Sports Car: On a Budget
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Using the "Haynes Roadster" design developed with CAD software, this book details the construction of a two-seater Lotus 7 (Lowcost)... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (Plans)
How to Build a Cheap Sports Car
How to Build a Cheap Sports Car (Motorbooks Workshop)
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Extending the construction of the "Lowcost" race car to Mazda Miata powertrain and components, this book explains how you can... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Electrical ( Basic)
Bodywork ( Basic)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (Plans)
How to Build Tiger Avon or GTA Sports Cars for Road or Track
How to Build Tiger Avon or GTA Sports Cars for Road or Track: Updated and Revised New Edition
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Details the build of Tiger Avon and GTA sports cars using pre-developed plans and Ford Sierra components. The Builder determines... (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Whole Car (Plans)
SpiderCarts Arachnid Full Suspension Go Kart Plans
SpiderCarts Arachnid Full Suspension Go Kart Plans: How to Build a Go Kart - Detailed Plans
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Plans and instructions on how to build the Arachnid, a front independent/rear swingarm suspension off-road machine. (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Kart
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Dirt Late Model Chassis Technology
Dirt Late Model Chassis Technology
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Guide to setting up a late model dirt chassis and 4 link suspension. Covers front/rear suspensions, steering, handling dynamics,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
How to Autocross
How to Autocross
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches car setup, driving skills and modifications for autocross racing. This book includes basic modifications for tires and... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Driving ( Basic)
Driving ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
IMCA Modified Racing Technology
IMCA Modified Racing Technology
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Instruction on building and setting up an IMCA modified-style car. Covers front suspension system, geometry, rear suspension... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Kart Chassis Setup Technology
Kart Chassis Setup Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Racing kart handling/dynamics, setup and tuning. Covers a large number of performance related areas such as chassis weight... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Kart
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Karting! A Complete Introduction
Karting! A Complete Introduction
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Karting information for new and prospective karters and their parents. The Complete Introduction looks at US and Canadian karting... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Kart
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Karting: Everything You Need to Know
Karting: Everything You Need to Know
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches new and prospective kart racers understand kart equipment, racing types/classes and driving techniques. It also includes... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Driving ( Basic)
Kart
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Midget Chassis Technology
Midget Chassis Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Midget race car guide to chassis tuning and setup. Provides information on understanding and adjusting the midget chassis,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Midget (Full Size)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Mini Sprint/Micro Midget Chassis Technology
Mini Sprint/Micro Midget Chassis Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Chassis setup and tuning guide for Mini Sprint and Micro Midget cars. Includes step-by-step chassis setup, chassis alignment,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Midget (Quarter)
Sprint (Micro)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Paved Track Stock Car Technology
Paved Track Stock Car Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

How to tune and setup the chassis of a paved track stock car. Shows step-by-step chassis setup, scaling the car and adjusting... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
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Prepare to Win: The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Professional Race Car Preparation
Prepare to Win: The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Professional Race Car Preparation
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Carroll Smith's guide to preparing a race car for competition. Includes information about fasteners, riveting and welding, basic... (more)

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Quarter Midget Chassis Technology
Quarter Midget Chassis Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Chassis tuning and setup for Quarter midgets. Includes race car handling basics, suspension systems, shock absorbers, tires,... (more)

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Showroom Stock Race Car Preparation
Showroom Stock Race Car Preparation
4 Stars (4 / 5)

200 step-by-step technical illustrations and information on preparing a stock production vehicle for racing. (more)

Chassis ( Basic)
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Sprint Car Chasis Technology
Sprint Car Chassis Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Information on winged and wingless sprint car chassis and tuning. Explains the chassis and its function, adjusting the chassis,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
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Sprint Karting: A Complete Beginner's Guide
Sprint Karting: A Complete Beginner's Guide
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

An introductory book for new karters it covers basic chassis, engine, and race preparation as well as maintenance. (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
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Street Stock Chassis Technology
Street Stock Chassis Technology
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Guide to fabricating and setting up a Street Stock racing car. Topics covered include handling/setup, chassis and roll cage fabrication,... (more)

Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
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Chassis ( Advanced)
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Suspension ( Advanced)
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Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
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Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
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