Lucsko offers a rich and heretofore untold account of the culture and technology of the high-performance automotive aftermarket in the United States, offering a fresh perspective on the history of the automobile in America.Throughout the period in question, dozens of aftermarket companies and personalities lent their expertise to the OEMs in ... In the late 1940s, Ford hired Los Angeles camshaft grinder Clay Smith to assist with some of its racing- oriented special projects. ... For with their teams of college-educated engineers and their cutting-edge testing gadgetry, he explains, their ... OEM hired aftermarket companies to perform high-performance research and development, to produce add-on parts andanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Business of Speed|
|Author||:||David N. Lucsko|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2008-10-07|