Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Cars

Raisa Masood  //  Sep 5, 2019

Throwback Thursday: Cars

This week, we’re looking at car posters and books from the Scholastic Archive!

As our librarians are currently in the process of digitizing the Archive’s poster collection, they’ve come across lots of interesting finds. Recently, Deimosa had mentioned she found some great car posters from the 80s and 90s, so naturally I had to go and take a look!
The posters did not disappoint: there was a “hot” Porsche print (complete with a beach theme) and a Lamborghini with a mountain backdrop—both perfect for a 90s kid’s bedroom. To complement the posters, we also found some titles to feature by Scholastic Book Services, a division of Scholastic Magazines, Inc.

Check them out below:

“Lamborghini,” Scholastic Book Clubs, 1986

“Hot Porsche,” Scholastic Book Clubs, 1992


The Fastest Funny Car by Patrick J. Williams, 1967

At sixteen, Larry Cooke was an underweight, un-athletic, “braced” and bespectacled, piano-playing kid. Less than two years later, he had grown five inches, grown out of his braces and his glasses, and become a record-breaking dragster.

The Complete Book of NASCAR Stock Car Racing by Lyle K. Engle with the editorial staff of Auto Racing magazine, 1968

The green flag falls. Engines scream as car charge across the starting line. In seconds, the machines are roaring around the narrow strip of asphalt at 180 miles an hour or more.

Dave White & the Electric Wonder Car by W.E. Butterworth, Four Winds Press, 1974

The starter, looking somewhat self-conscious, waved the checkered flag downward. The Renault surged forward away from the starting line with a discreet hum.

Car Quizz by Chuck Wozney, 1976

Maybe you do know everything there is to know about cars—old and new—but here are ten questions whose answers might just stop you.

The Wheels Whacker by David Gantz, 1980

Welcome! Wheels Whacker, a car crazy teenager and his wacky, wonderful family!

Special thanks to Gina Asprocolas and the Scholastic librarians for their help with this series!