Karl Ludvigsen S Fast Friends

Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen
Editor: Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783667114570
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Automotive journalist Karl Ludvigsen, born in 1934 in the USA and one of the greats in automobile history, opens his archives in this book. In more than 50 years as a motor journalist, author, and an automobile historian, he has accumulated a comprehensive knowledge of his subject, and has met all the prominent figures of the automobile's golden age. In this book we meet Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Juan Manuel Fangio, Bruce McLaren, Emerson Fittipaldi, Dan Gurney and many more. A look in 'Ludvigsens rear-view mirror' takes us back to a time when cars definitely had combustion engines, when motor races were life and death struggles, and groundbreaking successes were made in the fields of safety, design and technology.

Porsche 21st Century 2002 2019

Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen
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ISBN: 9780837617732
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In Book 4 of Porsche: Excellence Was Expected Karl Ludvigsen recounts the dramatic events of 2008-09 that cast a deep shadow over what had been the world's most profitable car maker. Although Porsche became part of the VW Group, as a consequence of their maneuvers the Porsche and Piëch families achieved effective control of that vast corporation. Porsche's reaction to the financial ructions was to launch one great new car after another. Among them was the sensational 918 Spyder, the hypercar whose first appearance at Geneva in 2010 went a long way to show that Porsche was still Porsche.These were also the years of the creation and launch of the mid-engined Cayman coupe, which soon established a reputation as one of the world's best-handling sports cars. In 2016 Boxster and Cayman were joined at the hip under the "718" title, a tribute to the great sports-racers of the 1950s and 1960s that carried that project number.In 2009 Porsche introduced the Panamera, its most controversial offering since the Cayenne. Many of the Panamera's components were shared with the Cayenne, which received a major upgrade in 2017. Since the 2014 model year it had a cheeky little sister, the Leipzig-built Macan. Although derived from the Audi Q5, the Macan was a Porsche through and through. Also a fast seller, the Macan secured Porsche's financial future.Flying the all-important sports-car flag was the evergreen 911 Carrera, first with the 997 and then the 991. The 992 arrived as a 2020 model with all the bells and whistles needed to keep it at the top of its class. Although a hybrid variant of the 992 was not imminent, most of the production Porsches were taking advantage of the exploits of the 919 Hybrid. Starting in 2015, this brilliantly engineered LMP1 racer won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three years running, testifying to Porsche's competitiveness. On the horizon was the all-electric Taycan pointing the way to the legendary sports-car maker's future.

The Unfair Advantage

Author: Mark Donohue
Editor: Bentley Pub
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In 1974, Donohue took a year off from driving at the height of his racing career and wrote an account of his journey from amateur to Indy 500 winner. Twenty five years later, his original text has been revived and augmented with a new Foreword, a chronology of his life and career, and 60 new photos.

Road Track

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Car And Driver

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Sports Car Graphic

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Fifty Years With Car And Driver

Author: Marty Padgett
Editor: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 1933231009
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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.

Mg Guide

Author: Karl Ludvigsen
Editor: Edizioni Savine
ISBN: 8896365570
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ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1958): “... In this book John Christy and Karl Ludvigsen have set down not only the joy of MG ownership but a comprehensive history showing how it all began. However, they haven’t stopped there. A major portion of the book is devoted to maintaining and improving the more popular variants—from the TC through TD, TF, TF-1500, to the current MGA. These portions (with certain minor exceptions) were done directly from data supplied by Mr. Sydney Enever, who heads Abingdon’s competition department. For those owners of the marque who are interested in continuous maintenance and improvement—and what truly shriven MG owner isn’t ?—this is must reading ...”

The Yugo

Author: Jason Vuic
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429945394
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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.

Ward S Auto World

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Battle For The Beetle

Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen
Editor: Bentley Pub
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Ludvigsen traces the history of the Volkswagon Beetle, from its inception as a people's car for Hitler's Germany to its status as a beloved American icon, to the arrival of the New Beetle in 1998. He focuses on the car's creation, the industry-wide power struggle following the German defeat in World

Dream

Author: Giuliano Molineri
Editor: Allemandi
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The history of cars in Torino has developed along two lines. The region has been mass-producing cars for a century, yet has never stopped fuelling hotbeds of creativty, craftmanship and technology expressed in one-off vehicles, prototypes and dream cars.

Mercedes Benz Guide

Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen
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Automobile

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Northwest Bounty

Author: Schuyler Ingle
Editor: Simon & Schuster
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Gathers recipes from the Pacific Northwest for seafood, shellfish, meat, poultry, games, vegetables, salads, and cakes