In this book, Milliken vividly recounts his experiences pushing airplanes and race cars beyond their limits. His exciting life provides singular, real-world insight into the challenge and joy of engineering and history of vehicle dynamics as he created it in the air and on the track.
Equations of Motion
“You’ve heard the saying about someone having ‘forgotten more than the rest of us will ever know.’ This certainly applies to Bill Milliken (b. 1911), except that he hasn’t forgotten anything! He was 95 years old when he published the first version of this autobiography, the hardcover edition, and 97 when he published the expanded softcover edition. And he was still sharp as a tack at the 99th birthday bash thrown for him in April 2010 by the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen—which has a corner named after him where he rolled his Type 35A Bugatti in a section of the original circuit during the inaugural race in 1948. He is still involved as an occasional consultant in his company, Milliken Research Associates (MRA), now headed by his son Doug… [Bill] Milliken’s professional career exceeds the bounds of normalcy—it is ‘off the charts.’ Readers of a certain age would be forgiven if this autobiography were to give them the urge to indulge their midlife crises and reinvent themselves as engineers!” --Sabu Advani, Speedreaders.info