The Auto Review is your source for books about automotive restoration and history.
In addition, The Auto Review also offers a selection of quality books on other subjects.
ABOUT THE AUTO REVIEW
The Auto Review was originally founded as a high-quality monthly automotive journal in St. Louis, Missouri
in 1906. The Auto Review served as the official publication of the St. Louis Automobile Manufacturer's and
Dealers Association, now known as the Greater St. Louis Automotive Association. The Auto Review was, in
fact, responsible for the formation of that organization.
The Auto Review's first editor was Nelson T. Gutelius, who with Robert E. Lee was part owner. In 1908
the magazine was purchased by C.V. Anderson and P.P. Anderson and Robert E. Lee (1867-1935) was made
editor. Lee was also the managing director of the dealers association and the manager of all St. Louis
auto shows from 1906 to 1932.
The original Auto Review ceased publication in December 1923 but in 1988 Jim Schild reintroduced The
Auto Review Magazine as a quarterly automotive publication in the St. Louis area, numbering the first
new issue consecutively with the last one from 1923. The new publication also used the uniquely
designed red logo on its cover.
The new magazine ceased publication in 1990 but the Auto Review name and logo continue as the name of
the new book publishing business that has since been responsible for 15 books and publications selling
more than 70,000 copies worldwide. Books by The Auto Review and author Jim Schild cover the spectrum of
automotive interests from the 1928-1931 Model A Ford and The Fleetwood Body Company to the Dodge &
Plymouth Hemi Super Stocks of the 1960s. In addition to books published by The Auto Review, author
Jim Schild has also written a number of successful books for Motorbooks International and these are
also available from The Auto Review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim Schild is the author of more than 15 books and publications and additionally has accomplished the
fine color photography in a series of hardcover full-color Original Series books for Motorbooks
International. In addition to writing and publishing books, Jim Schild is a member of numerous local
and national automotive clubs and organizations and has served as vice-president and board member of
the Society of Automotive Historians, Technician and Regional Editor for the Cadillac LaSalle Club and
is a Master Judge of the Classic Car Club of America.
Jim Schild also served almost thirty years in the U.S. Army in both active duty and reserve status and
is a retired Lieutenant Colonel. He served in Vietnam as an airmobile combat platoon leader with the
Seventh Cavalry. He also served on active duty during Operation Desert Storm as a Logistics Liaison
Officer with Fifth U.S. Army Headquarters.