I haven't found a series that does a better job illuminating the subject of manufacturing than National Geographic's Ultimate Factories.
When you restore or customize your ride, it's difficult to do it well if you don't understand where it came from or how it was put together. If your serious about your hobby and it involves being hip deep in your car's parts, then Ultimate Factories is a must-see.
Although this is a review of the series, it's also a guide that references every single episode I could find with a perspective geared specifically towards the automotive enthusiast.
Check it out and enjoy!
This five-disc DVD educational series on paint and body repair is a great and inexpensive way to introduce yourself to the complex and often misunderstood field of automotive body repair.
Although there was a time that nearly saw a complete demise of the American Muscle Car, it is alive and well today – in fact, better than it has ever been. Shrouded by 50 years of time are the stories that created the legends of the Muscle Cars we admire and love today. In the Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars, author Tom Glatch shines a light on the people, events, and cars that spawned those legends and our intense enthusiasm for American performance cars with ever-increasing horsepower.
Originally, the first part of this book detailing the 1969-1970 cars was written by the author, Donald Farr, and published by California Mustang in 1983 under the title "Mustang Boss 302: Ford's Trans-Am Pony Car." It has been out of production for many years, but is considered the bible for the Boss 302 Mustang, and fetches upwards of $200-$300 a copy. Between the lack of availability and the cost, getting a hold of this information has been a real challenge for many enthusiasts.
Finally, in Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car, this valuable information has been made available to everyone at a much more reasonable price and now includes the behind the scenes story of the development and manufacture of the newest Boss 302, the 2012-2013 models.