Chilton 1980-1987

Fix It or Forget It

Chilton 1975-81Chilton’s Import Car Repair Manual 1975-81
Chilton Book Company
1981

Chilton’s Import Car Repair Manual 1980-1987
Chilton Book Company
1987

Submitter: I recently was assessing circulation on my library’s old Chilton’s manuals. The attached two manuals have not circulated in 10+ years – possibly because both are missing huge chunks of the text. Which was noted with these lovely contact-paper-covered labels. There was definitely some internal screaming over here when I ran across these two.

most unusual cars

Old school car racing

132 of the Most Unusual Cars That Ever Ran at Indianapolis
Engel
1970

This is one of those niche books that might be wildly popular in some areas and the book equivalent of a doorstop in other areas. Here in Michigan, this book could have an audience. In my library, it is not unusual to run across retired auto people that have niche interests in cars. Just the other day, I had a long conversation with one of these guys about the development of carburetors over time. He even came back the next day a showed me clippings he had been saving over the years. Before I knew it I was searching google patents for some carburetors from the 1930s.  (BTW, I love the more esoteric discussions with patrons.)