Anthony Young

Biography

1975 graduate of Pratt Institute. Began writing in 1977, specializing in automotive history. Began writing articles for Automobile Quarterly in 1980. My first book, Mighty Mopars, was published in 1984 and became the bestselling automotive title that year according to AutoWeek Magazine. I published seven more titles with Motorbooks.

I have also published two Apollo-era histories with Springer/Praxis. They are Lunar and Planetary Rovers - The Wheels of Apollo and the Quest for Mars; and The Saturn V F-1 Engine - Powering Apollo into History.

I have additonal signed contracts with Springer and McFarland for forthcoming titles. I am currently also working on getting my previously published automotive titles into E-Books. In February 2014, my first E-book was published: Chrysler's Mightiest V-8, based on my original 1991 print book, HEMI - History of the Chrysler Hemi V-8 and Hemi-powered Cars.

Smashwords Interview

How did you get into automotive writing?
I was attending Pratt Institute in the mid-1970s to study Industrial Design. I was an avid reader of Road & Track magazine and got the idea to do a small pen and ink illustration for the table of contents page. The magazine would run a new illustration there every month. So, I spent about 20 hours working on an illustration of a classic Rolls-Royce inside a barn and sent it off to the magazine. Some time later I got a letter saying it was accepted, and I would be getting a check for $35. I was shocked. I decided then and there I would not pursue automotive illustration and decided instead to write articles.
What was the first automotive magazine you wrote for when you started writing?
One of the first magazines I contacted with article ideas was CARS magazine. There editorial office was in Manhattan and I lived in Brooklyn, so after some correspondence, they invited me to their editorial offices. I met Jeremy Young and another editor there. I told them I had an idea for a series on muslcecar styling, which I titled "Musclecar Aesthetic." They liked the idea and told me to write several articles on Chrysler, Ford and Chevy. I did that and mailed them in. Naturally, these were my first attempts and they needed work. I visited CARS magazine again and they went over what needed work before they could publish it. I did the rewrites as they suggested, included the needed photos, and they published the whole series of six articles almost without any further editing. But another magazine I aspired to write for was Automobile Quarterly.
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Where to find Anthony Young online


Books

Chrysler's Mightiest V-8
Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate & business history
The definitive history of the great Chrysler hemi-head V-8 and the cars it powered from the 1950s through the 1970s. Illustrated with many rare photos. Anthony Young is also the author of the best-selling Mighty Mopars.

Anthony Young's tag cloud

426 hemi    chrysler    dodge    hemi cuda    musclecars    nascar    plymouth    v8 engine