AUTO REVIEW— With so many full-size, high-performance sport utility vehicles on the market and to keep consumers coming back to the fabled brand, Jeep introduces for model year 2013 a new, exclusive Special Edition Bright White ‘Alpine’ Grand Cherokee SRT8. It is loaded to the gills and Jeep set out to make it the ultimate performance SUV.
BOOK REVIEW—Frank Lockhart came along in the generation of racing drivers that dispelled the old theory held that bigger was better (900 cubic inch four-cylinder engines turning 1500 rpm!). Lockhart’s engineering ideas translated into successful technologies used by racers worldwide. He died young while attempting to establish a new land speed record in 1928. Just two years before, he won the Indianapolis 500. His early years as a mechanic, dirt track driver, and intuitive engineer are chronicled in Sarah Morgan-Wu and James O’Keefe’s Frank Lockhart – American Speed King.
BOOK REVIEW—Years ago, Joel E. Finn discovered a couple of boxes of original photos dating to the Milwaukee races – the most prestigious auto event in the country from 1904 through 1916. Finn has been waiting for the opportunity to research and compile the complete story of how the events came to be. Review Editor Harold Osmer says Joel E. Finn’s “The 1912 Milwaukee Races – Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize” is a fantastic book. “Anyone who thinks they know anything about early American auto racing will gobble this thing up.”