Author: Simon Heptinstall
ISBN: 9781925081855
Size: 10,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cars A Complete History

Author: Simon Heptinstall
Editor: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626861541
Size: 17,70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 733

Gentlemen, turn your pages! When an iconic vehicle zooms along the road, people of all ages stop and turn their heads. Amazing feats of innovation and engineering, these cultural treasures are not just stylish and powerful, they’re irresistible symbols of status, freedom, and progress. Now Cars: A Complete History puts that sense of “engine-uity” back into the collector’s hands by providing fifty press-out models of the world’s most distinguished vehicles, along with an informative and entertaining account of each car’s role in automobile history in a fun and imaginative two-part book. Enjoy photos and illustrations of cars, both classic and modern, along with the celebrities who brought some of them their fame, including Al Capone and the Duesenberg Model J, Sean Connery’s James Bond in the Aston Martin DB5, or Steve McQueen with the Ford Mustang Mark 1 in Bullitt. From social and cultural history to the advancement of technological innovation, you’ll learn everything from who drove the 1959 Austin Mini to which car prompted the introduction of a national speed limit. Cars: A Complete History will have auto enthusiasts young and old racing to assemble models and fuel their minds with information.

Exam Prep For Cars A Complete History

Size: 11,75 MB
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The Complete History Of Wheeled Transportation

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Editor: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1615307281
Size: 17,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 364

While the wheel itself has changed little over time, it has immeasurably altered the nature of transportation. This insightful volume examines the various wheeled conveyances that have been instrumental in agriculture and commerce—carts and wagons, for instance—as well as those that have facilitated human travel—coaches, bicycles, cars, and buses, among others. Also explored is the evolution of roads, as they have expanded to accommodate various modes of wheeled transportation.

The Life Of The Automobile

Author: Steven Parissien
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782390219
Size: 19,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this book Steven Parissien examines the impact, development and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colourful 130-year history. He tells the story of the auto, and of its creators, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s - as little more than a powered quadricycle - via the early pioneer carmakers, the advances of the interwar era, the 'Golden Age' of the 1950s and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, which culminated in the global mergers of the 1990s and the bailouts of the early twenty-first century. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance. The Life of the Automobile is a tale of people: of intuitive carmakers such as Benz, Agnelli, Royce and Citron; of exceptionally gifted designers such as Issigonis, Lefebvre, Michelotti and Bangle; and of visionary industrialists such as Ford, Tata and Porsche. Above all, The Life of the Automobile demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later.

Encyclopedia Of American Cars

Author: Publications International
Editor: Omnigraphics Incorporated
ISBN: 9780785362753
Size: 13,87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 411

The most complete, authoritative, and well-illustrated automotive encyclopedia ever. Covers American cars from 1930 to 2002 and includes Chrylser, Ford, and GM, plus major independents, such as Duesenberg, Hudson, Checker, Shelby, and others. More than 3,500 photographs and thorough, clear text form a comprehensive portrait of the men and machines that contributed to the most exciting developments in American automotive history. Year-by-year reviews and detailed specifications of more than 50 makes of automobiles and over 24,000 individual models. Special color-photography sections highlight more than 160 of the most-spectacular American cars of the past eight decades.

Lotus The Marque

Author: William Taylor
Editor: Coterie Press Limited
ISBN: 9781902351537
Size: 13,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 187

Features every Lotus Type ever produced from 1948-2014.

A Complete History Of American Comic Books

Author: Shirrel Rhoades
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433101076
Size: 15,57 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 408

This book is an updated history of the American comic book by an industry insider. You'll follow the development of comics from the first appearance of the comic book format in the Platinum Age of the 1930s to the creation of the superhero genre in the Golden Age, to the current period, where comics flourish as graphic novels and blockbuster movies. Along the way you will meet the hustlers, hucksters, hacks, and visionaries who made the American comic book what it is today. It's an exciting journey, filled with mutants, changelings, atomized scientists, gamma-ray accidents, and supernaturally empowered heroes and villains who challenge the imagination and spark the secret identities lurking within us.

Rolls Royce Cars And Bentley From 1931

Author: Halwart Schrader
ISBN: 9781853780097
Size: 11,96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Buick

Author: Terry B. Dunham
Editor: Automobile Quarterly
Size: 20,93 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 580

From 1904 to the present, The Buick: A Complete History is the authoritative, intimately fascinating story superbly told by two of the most respected automotive historians, each having devoted more than a decade to researching, interviewing, documenting and recording one of the great sagas of our time. Here is a book that has become the most treasured and inexhaustible reference work on this great marque. And now, to commemorate Buick's centennial, the new sixth edition expands to include information through model year 2004. Eight sections of Appendices include chapters on Buick racing cars; the Buick in Hollywood; the custom-bodied Buick; the Royal Buicks; heraldry and mascots of the marque; Buick around the world, with new information on ventures into China. There can be no finer Buick book for the office, the showroom, or home library. For the Buick builder, the enthusiast, the collector, the dealer, the owner, it will be the bible on Buick.