Was there actually a 200-mpg carburetor that was kept hidden by the oil companies? Are peanuts in the shell considered bad luck at NASCAR races? Did Bonnie and Clyde steal only V-8-powered Fords? These and many other questions are addressed in “History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed,” authored by Matt Stone and Preston Lerner. The 256-page tome, published by Motorbooks, also contains humorous stories and anecdotes about various auto-industry personalities as well as factoids and surprising auto-related strangeness. Order for $18 at www.schulerbooks.com, or purchase the Kindle version for $12 at www.amazon.ca.

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