What are the Best Books About Ford Cars?
For more than a century, Ford vehicles have been a fundamental part of the American highway. In that time frame, Ford Motor Company has built a colorful history, and it is worth reading about! To kick off our summer reading, we are sharing our favorite books that feature the Ford brand and its vehicles.
The Ford Century: Ford Motor Company and the Innovations That Shaped the World
Author: Russ Banham (with a Foreword written by Paul Newman)
Year of Publication: 2002
This book was published on the eve of Ford Motor Company’s 100th anniversary, and it provides a thorough commentary of the American automaker’s biggest moments and achievements. We really love this book because it is very heavy in visuals so you can see how Ford vehicles have evolved over the years.
The Man Who Saved the V-8: The Untold Stories of the Most Important Product Decisions in the History of the Ford Motor Company
Author: Chase Morsey Jr.
Year of Publication: 2014
Some of Ford’s most beloved vehicles like the Mustang, the Thunderbird, and the F-Series pickup trucks have been lauded for their power thanks to the iconic V-8 engine. But did you know that this might have never happened if a young Chase Morsey Jr. hadn’t talked Ford executives into keeping the V-8? Read The Man Who Saved the V-8 and learn Morsey’s story in his own words.
Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans
Author: A.J. Baime
Year of Publication: 2010
Ford has been a longtime leader on the American racetrack and was ready to try out the European tracks by the middle of the 20th century. This #1 Best Seller tells the story of the struggles and science Henry Ford II and his engineers faced to produce a winning vehicle for the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race. You will also learn about the iconic vehicles and personalities of Ford and his biggest rival, Enzo Ferrari.
Clara: Mrs. Henry Ford
Author: Ford R. Bryan
Year of Publication: 2001
Behind every great man – whether he is the President of the United States or a captain of industry – is a great woman who championed him along the way. In Clara: Mrs. Henry Ford, you will get a closer look into the marriage of the Fords and how Clara Ford encouraged her husband as he became a leader in the auto industry.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Year of Publication: 2000
In addition to nonfiction and biographies, Ford models ranging from the Model T to the Bronco are frequently found in novels and works of fiction. There are almost too many to choose from, but we especially love the second novel from the Harry Potter series, which features a Ford Anglia. This model was specially produced for the English market and was in production from 1939 to 1967.
**Please note that at the time of this blog’s publication, all these books were available in various formats on smile.amazon.com. They may also be found at other bookstores, audible.com, or at your local library.