Fifty Years With Car And Driver

Autore: Marty Padgett
Editore: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 1933231009
Grandezza: 13,56 MB
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Vista: 3556
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"50 Years with Car and Driver commemorates the golden anniversary of the most popular car magazine on the planet. But more than that, 50 Years with Car and Driver tells the story of the American automobile and how the editors of the magazine witnessed that history and reported on it, firsthand. A look at how Car and Driver evolved from its beginnings as Sports Cars Illustrated, in the able hands of great automotive journalists such as Ken Purdy and John Christy, and then came into it own as the musclecar era of the Sixties dawned. Writers such as David E. Davis, Jr., Brock Yates and Patrick Bedard helped to craft a literary car magazine that drew as much inspiration from Tom Wolfe's writing as it did from the great cars of the day." "Through the Seventies the magazine's reputation solidified as the technical authority on new cars, and the literary tradition continued with such writers as Don Sherman and author P.J. O'Rourke." "Throughout the Eighties, the magazine prospered even when its writers went off the deep end - literally, getting stranded in Mexico during a Baja comparison test. Car and Driver watched over the virtual rebirth of the American car during that decade, with the renaissance at Ford through the Taurus and the revival of the Corvette, while keeping its lock on the strongest feature writing in the auto magazines with stories like Brock Yates's thirty-years-past observance of the death of James Dean." "The Nineties saw Car and Driver continue its leadership as the world's largest-selling automotive magazine. From the introduction of the Acura NSX and the Mazda Miata to the brand-new Mustangs and Corvettes that have come in just the past years, Car and Driver has been the authority that readers trust when it comes to 0-60 times, road tests and reviews." "Fifty Years with Car and Driver combines classic stories from the magazine, commentary by former staffers including the author, vintage and modern photos of the hottest and most important cars reviewed by the magazines, as well as stories from behind the scenes - with all the attitude, expertise and visual excitement readers have come to expect from the magazine itself."--BOOK JACKET.

Car And Driver S American Road Warriors

Autore: Editors of Car and Driver
Editore: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 9781933231372
Grandezza: 37,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6134
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From America's most popular automotive magazine, the editors at Car and Driver present a one-of-a-kind look at classic American muscle cars. Designed for speed and power, these cars are known for a high-performance matched only by their beauty.

Car And Driver

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Grandezza: 29,48 MB
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Vista: 376
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Car And Driver Porsche

Autore: Editors of Car and Driver
Editore: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 9781936297504
Grandezza: 70,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2735
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The editors and automotive experts from Car and Driver magazine have examined, tested and covered every major car brand and model to have been released since the magazine's inception in the mid-1950s, and before. This new series of books on Iconic Cars compiles original feature coverage of landmark cars from the trusted pages of Car and Driver magazine. It's been called the best sports car money can buy and there's no doubt about the power, beauty and prestige that the Porsche name implies. Iconic Cars: Porsche highlights this powerful brand through the decades, putting the reader right in the driver's seat. Car and Driver has chronicled the German brand from its humble beginnings with the 356 Roadster to its modern lineup of supercars, super sedans and even super SUVs. For the first time, the magazine's most important and most entertaining Porsche reviews and features are collected in one volume, spanning road tests and comparisons from the early 1950s to today. From the 356 model, to the lesser-known 914 and 928 of the 1970s, to the stunning new Panamera sedan, Cayenne SUV, and the awe-inducing 911 Turbo, the book celebrates every significant aspect of these well-muscled automotive warriors. Porsche is the first in this series of Iconic Cars and is a perfect gift for Porsche enthusiasts and all lovers of timeless, iconic automobiles.

Fifty Years With Car And Driver

Autore: Marty Padgett
Editore: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 1933231009
Grandezza: 71,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4362
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"50 Years with Car and Driver commemorates the golden anniversary of the most popular car magazine on the planet. But more than that, 50 Years with Car and Driver tells the story of the American automobile and how the editors of the magazine witnessed that history and reported on it, firsthand. A look at how Car and Driver evolved from its beginnings as Sports Cars Illustrated, in the able hands of great automotive journalists such as Ken Purdy and John Christy, and then came into it own as the musclecar era of the Sixties dawned. Writers such as David E. Davis, Jr., Brock Yates and Patrick Bedard helped to craft a literary car magazine that drew as much inspiration from Tom Wolfe's writing as it did from the great cars of the day." "Through the Seventies the magazine's reputation solidified as the technical authority on new cars, and the literary tradition continued with such writers as Don Sherman and author P.J. O'Rourke." "Throughout the Eighties, the magazine prospered even when its writers went off the deep end - literally, getting stranded in Mexico during a Baja comparison test. Car and Driver watched over the virtual rebirth of the American car during that decade, with the renaissance at Ford through the Taurus and the revival of the Corvette, while keeping its lock on the strongest feature writing in the auto magazines with stories like Brock Yates's thirty-years-past observance of the death of James Dean." "The Nineties saw Car and Driver continue its leadership as the world's largest-selling automotive magazine. From the introduction of the Acura NSX and the Mazda Miata to the brand-new Mustangs and Corvettes that have come in just the past years, Car and Driver has been the authority that readers trust when it comes to 0-60 times, road tests and reviews." "Fifty Years with Car and Driver combines classic stories from the magazine, commentary by former staffers including the author, vintage and modern photos of the hottest and most important cars reviewed by the magazines, as well as stories from behind the scenes - with all the attitude, expertise and visual excitement readers have come to expect from the magazine itself."--BOOK JACKET.

Bax Car Driver

Autore: Gordon Baxter
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Grandezza: 13,53 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 821
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The author shares his memories of cars of the past, including a Model T Ford, a '31 Packard, a '59 Mercedes coupe, and a Buick Regal.

The Art Of Lego Scale Modeling

Autore: Dennis Glaasker
Editore: No Starch Press
ISBN: 159327615X
Grandezza: 73,39 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8898
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"The book is a compendium of hyper-realistic LEGO projects intended to stir your inner creative soul into experimenting on your own...we now desperately want for more LEGO." —Car and Driver "Even casual LEGO fans will enjoy gawking at all the pretty pictures in this book—again and again." —Gizmodo "The models are jaw dropping. This book is a treat." —GeekDad The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs. You'll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks. Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.

Car And Driver

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Grandezza: 24,19 MB
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Vista: 2349
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The Yugo

Autore: Jason Vuic
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429945394
Grandezza: 77,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6761
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Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And for most Americans that's where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported it, and the decade that embraced and discarded it is rollicking and astounding, and one of the greatest untold business-cum-morality tales of the 1980s. Mix one rabid entrepreneur, several thousand "good" communists, a willing U.S. State Department, the shortsighted Detroit auto industry, and improvident bankers, shake vigorously, and you've got The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History. Brilliantly re-creating the amazing confluence of events that produced the Yugo, Yugoslav expert Jason Vuic uproariously tells the story of the car that became an international joke: The American CEO who happens upon a Yugo right when his company needs to find a new import or go under. A State Department eager to aid Yugoslavia's nonaligned communist government. Zastava Automobiles, which overhauls its factory to produce an American-ready Yugo in six months. And a hole left by Detroit in the cheap subcompact market that creates a race to the bottom that leaves the Yugo . . . at the bottom.