Cars We Loved In The 1960s

Author: Giles Chapman
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752494319
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A lavishly illustrated celebration of the unique cars of the swinging sixties Vintage car connoisseurs will love this blast back in time to when driving was still fun and buying a new car was a thrilling family event. It was a golden period for iconic classic cars—the Mini Cooper, Jaguar E-type, AC Cobra, and MGB—but also a time when British manufacturers really got their act together with stylish family models. Who can forget great little runabouts with evocative names like Anglia, Herald, Imp, Viva, Cortina, and Hunter? Meanwhile, Rovers, Triumphs, and Jags were delighting executives as they cruised along near-empty motorways. It was too good to last, of course, with regulations looming and fancy foreign cars creeping on to Britain's driveways, but here Giles Chapman recalls all the key cars of the era. This book is richly illustrated with fantastic period photos that bring the 1960s roaring back to life.

Cars We Loved In The 1950s

Author: Giles Chapman
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780750961004
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After the Second World War, cars in Britain were very hard to come by. Most new models had to go for export or were reserved for those drivers who needed them the most, such as doctors. Petrol was still rationed, roads inadequate and modern technology lacking.With the arrival of the 1950s, things slowly began to change: Morris, Austin and Ford put increasing numbers of British families on the road, new sports cars from MG, Jaguar, Triumph and Austin-Healey promised a thrilling drive, and innovative motors such as the Land Rover and the bubble car emerged. By 1958, new car buying was leading a consumer boom, and Britain’s manufacturers still had the market to themselves. Giles Chapman investigates the fascinating motoring history of the 1950s.

Cars We Loved In The 1990s

Author: Giles Chapman
Editor: Cars We Loved
ISBN: 9780750993180
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Everyone's favourite cars of the 1990s in this lavishly illustrated little book

Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

Author: Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker
Editor:
ISBN: 9781610592406
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Casting The First Stone

Author: A. L. White
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450053963
Size: 20,43 MB
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Love S Wager

Author: J.M. Jeffries
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460343840
Size: 18,88 MB
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The stakes for love are sky-high No one can do A-list glitz and glamour like public relations consultant Nina Torres. The grand reopening of a Reno casino and resort to rival Vegas promises to be the media event of the decade. And with Casa de Mariposa's unveiling slated for New Year's Eve, Nina's got to work her legendary magic fast. But this smart and sophisticated divorcée has come too far to let some uptight ex-soldier cramp her style, even if Scott Russell is off-the-charts gorgeous. Keeping people safe is what Scott does. But the sensual Nina is putting more than his job as head of security at risk. And when their fiery clash of wills ignites a passion that leaves them both wanting more, there's no turning back. Now Scott will need everything in his arsenal to protect Nina from past and present dangers. Together, are they ready to gamble on the most priceless jackpot of all?

We Survived The Crash

Author: David Reindel
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469126184
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We Survived the Crash is the compelling story of real people who financially survived the Great Crash of 2008-2009 - and the ensuing recession - with much success and peace of mind. In their own words they tell their stories, which offer living examples of the way commonsense retirement planning and guaranteed income have changed their lives in a powerful way. Along with a wealth of advice from David Reindel and a host of other financial professionals, including attorneys and other insurance experts, this book provides urgent insight for everyoneparticularly Boomers nearing or in retirementwho need to exchange their risk-based investment habits for guaranteed income and overall, preservation-based common sense. An idiot with a plan will always beat a genius with no plan. An excerpt from Fran Tarkenton in We Survived the Crash

The Best In Tent Camping Northern California

Author: Cindy Coloma
Editor: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897327594
Size: 12,82 MB
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From Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park, from the coastal bluffs to the Nevada border, Northern California is a spectacular location for tent camping. With such a staggering list of possibilities, a guide like The Best in Tent Camping: Northern California is a must-have. Offering at-a-glance information organized with a five-star rating system, the book lets outdoor enthusiasts quickly gauge the beauty, site privacy, and security of each listing. In addition, each write-up includes suggestions on the right time of year to visit, local amenities, and natural attractions. Whether pitching that tent in sandy beaches or the mountainous Sierra Nevada, this is the guide to consult.

Daisy In A Gun Barrel

Author: Penelope Fox
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453542620
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DAISY IN A GUN BARREL PEACE AND FREEDOM, LOVE AND WAR, ROCK AND ROLL THE 1960s ~ Penelope Fox If you happen to be an American Idol fan, recognize Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan in television commercials, listen to classic rock, or follow the clash of conservatives and liberals in Congress, you know that the 1960s remain with us, even fifty years after the impact of the era. The dilemmas of that decade continue to confound us as we grapple with the ideologies that entered the consciousness of the nation during those years. A cascade of front page news marks the period: the election of youthful, progressive, President John F. Kennedy and the fear-mongering, strangle-hold of the CIA and FBI; peace movements versus military efforts; marijuana-smoking, long haired Hippies in loose fashions clashing with strait-laced, buttoned up, conservative law enforcement; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights, followed by womens rights, workers rights and everyone wondering what was right. More incongruities arose from international oil production and giant factory output clashing with breakthrough biological science and environmental concerns. Satellite communication battled with censorship in broadcasting. Youthful interest in the Third World, especially Asia, was shattered by a horrific, undeclared war that lasted for fifteen years and created a generational divide that has never been breached. A background of iconic music continues to remind us of the colorful history of the 60s. But what about the everyday lives of young people thrust into that psychedelic and political maelstrom? What was it like for the individuals trying to be heard over the roar of questionable politics? One answer lies in the collective voice of music that framed a lyrical diary of their experiences. Daisy in a Gun Barrel is the story of Dianna, a teacher, and Randall, a musician, who find romance in college, and shortly thereafter are torn apart by war and circumstances. It is a story of people coming to terms with personal and political beliefs, only to find that society clashes with their viewpoints at every turn. Theirs is a generation determined to change the world into a better, kinder, more democratic place. Little did they know the impact of their ideals, or the real and metaphorical ammunition that would be leveled against the beliefs they viewed as right, moral, and constitutional. Rock and roll with Dianna and Randall through the tumultuous and exciting years of 1962 through 1970, and consider the impact of their generation. Smile at their optimism, weep with their losses, and celebrate the memorable songs that grace the years. Join the characters as they encounter turning points and question authority. This is history, alive and kicking, with a strong appeal to the curious young, who were not there, and to the post flower children who would like to remember. Light the incense, slip into something tie-dyed, and revel in the events that illuminate this carefully researched and truly American story, before time and historians erase the vibrant, human essence of this powerful decade. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The Art Of The Muscle Car

Author: David Newhardt
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760344213
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“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in June 1967. The answer: “Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 horsepower weakling.” Unconcerned with such trivial details as comfort and handling, the vintage American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the ride of choice for power-hungry racers and serious gearheads. In a country where performance was measured in brute force, a quarter mile at a time, the muscle car was the perfect machine. In the intervening years, these down-and-dirty, high-performing beauties have earned their place in the automotive pantheon. As prized by collectors and aficionados as they are by denizens of garages and drag strips, classic muscle cars now fetch upwards of a million dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art—including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 ’Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile 442, and AMX Javelin—are all here, on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of portraits and special gatefold presentations that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.