Melvil Decimal System: 796.7
Philosophy And Psychology
Mathematics And Science
Arts And Leisure
Biography And History
Drawing; Decoration; Design
Amusements and Recreation
Public Entertainments, TV, Movies
Games Of Skill
Games Of Chance
Athletics And Sports
Boats and Boating
Horsemanship and Animal Racing
Fishing; Hunting; Shooting
General Athletics And Sports
Works under MDS 796.7
- The Bad Girl's Guide to the Open Road by Cameron Tuttle
- Murray Walker: Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken by Murray Walker
- The Perfect Vehicle: What It is about Motorcycles by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
- Notes from the Hard Shoulder by James May
- Race to Dakar by Charley Boorman
- Driver #8 by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
- Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! A Hot Lap Around America with NASCAR by Jeff MacGregor
- The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, Le Mans, the Fast Lane and Me by Ben Collins
- What If I Had Never Tried It: The Autobiography by Valentino Rossi
- Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by A.J. Baime
- Winning is Not Enough: The Autobiography by Sir Jackie Stewart
- Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving by Carl Lopez
- The Usborne Book of Racing Cars (Young Machines Series) by Clive Gifford
- Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR by Neal Thompson
- Racing with NASCAR by Bendon Publishing International
- The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
- A Twist of the Wrist 2: The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding by Keith Code
- The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World by Alexander Roy
- NASCAR Daring Drivers (All-Star Readers) by K.C. Kelley
- The Early Days of Automobiles by Elizabeth Janeway
- National Geographic Readers: Race Day! by Gail Tuchman
- Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul by Jack Canfield
- The Bikeriders by Danny Lyon
- He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin' Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map by Mark Bechtel
- Peking to Paris: Life and Love on a Short Drive Around Half the World by Dina Bennett
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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