Mike Carmichael webpageGrowing up in Pennsylvania, author Mike Carmichael says, “I could be found at the library or out tearing up a back road somewhere.” That love of both books and cars is borne out in the pages of his debut book, Past The Hood Ornament: Life Through The Rearview Mirror. In the tradition of story tellers like Jean Shepherd, Carmichael shares tales fueled by small town life, enduring friendship, and a lifetime love of fast cars that are sure to warm the hearts of both car enthusiasts and readers of all ages who enjoy a nostalgic tale told well.

Mike Carmichael is the author of the car column, “A Glance Back,” which appears monthly in Smoke Signals Magazine. He lives in Baton Rouge, LA, where, he says, he’s “living the dream.”

You’ve Got It, Baby!

Past the Hood Ornament