The first cars did not have steering wheels, they had levers instead!




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FICTION


The Race Against the Mammoth Car by Chase Wheeler
Speed has entered the No Limit World Race, but the competition is overshadowed by the theft of $50 million in gold bars. Speed is sure that the driver of the Mammoth Car has the gold, but he can't prove it. Can the mysterious driver help solve this crime?

Photo finish by Matthew Reilly
Hover car racer, fourteen-year-old Jason fights back after the crash, but he's less confident and his rivals take advantage of his weakness (book 3 in a series).

Monkey wrench blues by Stefan Petrucha & Sarah Kinney
When Hinkley builds a prototype for a new high-efficiency car, he asks Nancy and her mechanic Bess to drive it in a government-sponsored race in which the winner receives a government development contract, but someone is determined to keep Nancy and Bess from winning.

Amelia's are-we-there-yet, longest ever car trip by Marissa Moss
Ten-year-old Amelia keeps a journal of the summer car trip she takes with her mother and sister to Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and their California home town to visit Amelia's best friend.

NON-FICTION


Cars inside and out by Chris Oxlade
Detailed explanations and illustrations of how cars work.

Fast cars by Ian Graham
Describes how fast cars are designed, how they perform, and how they keep safe on the road.

Cars by Ian Graham
Discover the full story of cars, from the steam car to the modern supercar.

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MOVIES


Cars
Hotshot rookie race car Lightning McQueen is stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on old Route 66, where he meets a variety of quirky characters that help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame.

So That's How They Build Cars!
Daniel & Tina take a trip through an auto assembly plant.

How a Car Is Built
Shows how giant rolls of steel are transformed into automobiles (includes bonus episode of how a tugboat works).



About.com: Automobile History
The history of cars.