Nine full-color images of classic racers range from the 1901 Panhard, 1902 Renault, and 1914 Delange to 1934’s Alfa Romeo P3 and Mercedes W25, 1952 Agajanian Special, 1957 Vanwall, and Cooper-Climax models of 1958 and 1959. Each car features a driver wearing the historically accurate racing garb of the era.
Richard M. Langworth - Illustrated Packard Buyer's Guide
From the first Model A horseless carriage of 1899 to the opulent V-12 Sport Phaeton of 1932 and on to the final Packard Hawk of 1958, Packard motor cars built a reputation for style and excellence unmatched by any other American marque. Illustrated Packard Buyer's Guide brings you all the production, custom and commercial Packards. A detailed overview of each model - including identification tips, specifications, production figures, options lists, price history and investment recommendations - is combined with more than 150 photographs to form the essential book for all Packard enthusiasts - owners and dreamers. Richard Langworth has edited The Packard Cormorant for more than fifteen years and is an experienced automotive writer, having authored the Cadillac and Oldsmobile volumes in the Motorbooks International Illustrated Buyer's Guide Series.
Patrick Lesueur - Concours D'Elegance
Surely no form of contest has ever equalled the marriage of luxury and ostentation offered for many years by the great concours d'elegance. Elitist perhaps but their sheer magnificence seems just as fascinating now as it did in the first half of the 20th Century. It should be remembered that these events allowed the most celebrated artists and artisans boundless freedom of expression. Everything was put into the melting-pot to achieve one end - the realisation of a dream. The vital step for organisers of such events was to choose a venue famous for its air of leisurely hedonism, such as Longchamp, Deauville, Cannes, La Baule, Vichy, Nice or Enghien, where costly automobiles, their elegant silhouettes crafted by the great names of contemporary coachwork, could parade. To enhance the atmosphere, these exotic creations were presented by pretty ladies, mostly recruited from fashionable society, dressed in the latest fashion by the leading Parisian couturiers in an attempt to achieve the best possible symbiosis with the machines that they accompanied.
Doug Nye - British Cars of the Sixties
It was 1970 and Doug Nye was a budding freelance journalist trying to make his way; "British Cars of the Sixties" was his first book. It was very good then and still is so today. Only its audience has got larger. And nearly 40 years later, Nye is one of the most respected motorsports and collector car authorities known to the enthusiast public.This new edition will enable many a collector, actual or potential, to understand precisely what the British motor industry was producing in the vital and turbulent days of the 1960s. From AC to Wolseley, from Bristol to Triumph, this then-current revue is better than gold dust for today's enthusiast. Never have British cars been so popular around the globe; this book is packed with the facts and the stories.
Gillian Bardsley - Colin Corke - Making Cars at Longbridge
Containing unique images from the official company archive, this book charts almost one hundred years of car-making at Longbridge near Birmingham. The Austin Motor Company was founded here by Herbert Austin in 1905 and it has since been home to the British Motor Corporation, British Leyland, Rover Group and latterly MG Rover. Its products include some of the most famous British models ever produced: the pioneering Austin Seven of the 1920s; the classic Mini, introduced to the world in 1959 with in astonishing production run of 41 years and a final tally of over 5 million; the Austin Metro, trumpeted as the 'British Car to Beat the World'; and in later years the best-selling MG TF and elegant Rover 75. The factory has been a major employer and an integral part of the local community since its foundation. The sad events of April 2005, when MG Rover went into administration, will radically change the landscape. But the area is now looking to the future, never fogetting its long and proud tradition of manufacturing.
Gillian Bardsley - Stephen Laing - Making Cars at Cowley
In 1913 an ambitious young businessman named William Morris converted a derelict military college on the outskirts of Oxford into an assembly hall for motor vehicles. He thus opened the first chapter in one of the most extraordinary success stories of the British motor industry, becoming Lord Nuffield and a multi-millionaire in the process. From Morris Motors and Pressed Steel, via the British Motor Corporation and British Leyland to its role as part of BMW and their successful manufacture of the new Mini, car manufacture at Cowley has been a significant player. Though the old factory chimneys have given way to more modern developments, Oxford today would be a very different place without its influence. Most of the photographic material in this book is taken from the comprehensive archive collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, which is located at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, and where Gillian Bardsley is Archivist and where Stephen Lang is the curator of the vehicle collection.
Andy Thompson - Cars of Eastern Europe
From 1945 to 1990 car engineers and designers behind the Iron Curtain worked not to the whims and fancies of motorists but to the plans and diktats of government bureaucrats. "Cars of Eastern Europe" tells the story of the cars and vans made in Latvia, Poland, the former Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and East Germany. In a region that stretches from the Black Sea to the Baltic, the vehicles were as varied as the nations themselves. Now that eastern Europe has come in from the cold, this book offers a unique and timely survey of the motor industry in this often overlooked part of the continent.
Russell Hayes - Ford Cortina
Once there was a Cortina on every British street corner, but now only a handful of the four million made survive and the rest are fond memories. For 1962 the Cortina was rushed to sale as an economy car, but it rocketed to the top of the sales charts and stayed there for 20 years. To mark 50 years since the introduction of Ford's best-seller, this exhaustively researched history tells how it grew to be a worldwide success. With first-hand accounts from key people and evocative period photography, the design and development of all five generations of Cortina is explored in detail.
Daniel Denis - Thibaut Amant - Citroën DS
This is a sumptuous photographic record of the Citroën DS in all its myriad forms. Launched as a futuristic vision in 1955, the DS family of cars continued in production for just over 20 years, evolving through two distinct styling phases, three key bodyshell types (saloon, estate and cabriolet), numerous specification changes and various powertrain developments, as well as some fascinating spin-off versions. Every detail is recorded in over 500 colour photographs in this lavish and elegantly presented book.
Ismeretlen szerző - Guide to GM Muscle Cars
Muscle cars from the '60's and early '70's are more popular than ever before. HPBooks' Guide to GM Muscle Cars is loaded with the facts, figures and production data auto enthusiasts and collectors need most. Four sections, one each for Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, chronicle the year-by-year developement of the legendary muscle cars built by General Motors from 1964 through 1973. Each section contains: - Productions Totals - Engine & Transmission Options - Engine & Transmission Specifications - Rear Axle Ratios - Interior & Exterior Options - Styling Changes - and much more! Gleaming examples of original classics like the Chevelle, Impala, GTO, Z28, 4-4-2, Judge, Nova, GS and many others are illustrated with hundreds of rare factory original photos. If you're a fan of pavement-pounding muscle cars, then you'll find HPBooks' Guide to GM Muscle Cars to be a valuable resource and an investment in fun!
Ismeretlen szerző - Standard Catalog of Buick 1903-2000
As the company's slogan went, "When better cars are built... Buick will build them!" This book has them all. Few marque are receiving the attention that Buick is getting from car collectors and restorers! Everything the Buick owner, restorer or potential buyer is looking for here, including identification data, engine and chassis specs, original factory prices, body types and their numbers and model production totals. Buick Motor Division recovered from near bankruptcy in 1904 to become the number one producer of automobiles in 1908, surpassing Ford and Cadillac, its closest competitors. The financial pillar on General Motors - today the world's largest automaker - was created, Buick was a product innovator from day one, starting with its creation of the overhead valve engine to today's 3,8-liter 3800 V-6. With comprehensive pricing for the first 88 years of Buick and 1993 to the 2000 models thoroughly covered, the Buick diehard will love this new edition!
Nick Georgano - Art of the American Automobile
The American automobile has always been more than a means of transportation. The inspired fusion of form and function has meant that for more than a century now men and women have been driving about their daily business in machines which can only be described as works of art on wheels. This is the story of how the great cars, such as Hudson, Packard, Duesenberg, Cord, Pontiac, Lincoln, Ford and Chrysler were created, and the men whose artistry shaped them. The lines of their bodies, the shapes of their fenders, hoods and trunks, the jewel-like array of colors, their emblems and their trims - every detail was the product of the creative teamwork in the hot-house atmosphere of the studios, where imagination was as important as engineering. Nick Georgano traces the history of the great designers, including Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, John Tjaarda, Raymond Loewy, Gordon Buehrig and Bob Gregoire, and their automobiles from the beginning of the century to the present day. The book includes interviews with major figures and behind-the-scenes stories from their studios. The cars are captured in more than 250 spectacular color photographs by Nicky Wright, taken specially for this book. These are accompanied by many original designs and drawings.
Ismeretlen szerző - Oldsmobile Automobiles 1955-1963
Brooklands Books publish source books. There is nothing original within their covers and their purpose is to make available to todays owners the road tests and other technical stories that were printed about a marque when it was in production. Amongst our 350 titles are three others on 50's and 60's Oldsmobiles. Firstly, Olds Cutlass and 4-4-2 1964-1972 which gives in-depth coverage on both of these sought-after models. Secondly, Oldsmobile Toronado 1966-1978 with informed comment on the FWD machines, and finally Oldsmobile Muscle Cars 1964-1970 reporting on the more powerful products that eminated from this GM division in the late sixties.
Ismeretlen szerző - Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1914-2000
With 10 years of additional coverage and hundreds more photos than the previous edition, the Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1914-2000 is your opportunity to get to know, build and restore the Chrysler product you always wanted.
Daniel Young - Vintage Rover Anthology 1920-1933
This book is a sequel to Rover Anthology 1934-49 (P1-P3). The shortage of material on the pre-war and early post-war models prompted me to publish that volume and the total lack of it on the vintage models encouraged me to take the plunge yet again. However, practical considerations had to guide this project and therefore only a carefully chosen selection of the articles collected on these cars has actually been published here. Once again, I would like to record my gratitude to R. M. Clarke of Brooklands for all the help given to me in the preparation of this volume which I sincerely hope readers will find nostalgic and fascinating.
Ismeretlen szerző - Packard Gold Portfolio
In a recent survey we found that out of every two books we sell one goes to a home containing at least one other Brooklands title. These buyers know what to expect and we hope that they are not disappointed with this Packard anthology. For those adventurous first time buyers we should explain that nothing original lies between these covers. We are in a way explorers trying to unearth lost stories on historic vehicles so that we can make them available again for those who's interest is drawn towards the old car hobby. During the 30 years of compiling this series, some 10,000 road tests and other articles have been included in the 400 titles that make up our list. We print only small quantities of each book which, in the main are aquired by enthusiastic owners. Packard was a great marque and we regret that this book on the face of it has an unhappy ending. Some comfort can be drawn however from the wonderful legacy left to us by the company in the form of a string of classic models which each year grace concours and auto shows from coast to coast and beyond.
John Gunnell - Standard Catalog of Ford 1903-2003
Incorporated on June 16, 1903, the Ford Motor Company "put America on wheels." Henry Ford's moving assembly line revolutionized automobile manufacturing and established principles of mass production. Ford's 100-year legacy promises another century of innovation just as it defined the twentieth century trough automobiles, including the Model T, Model A, Continental, Crown Victoria, Town Car, Thunderbird, Fairlane, Monterey, Galaxie, Mustang, Cougar, Maverick, LTD, Escort, and Taurus. The updated and revised _Standard Catalog of Ford 1903-2003, 3rd edition_ provides FoMoCo enthusiasts with an invaluable reference for all Ford marques and models, including Ford, Edsel, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mustang. Production data, identification number explanations, engine information, transmission types, chassis features, available options, and historical information are featured for each year. A new pricing section from the editors of _Old Cars Price Guide_ provides accurate values for all Ford marques and models in six condition grades.
Pedr Davis - Timeless Machines
As an apprentice engineer in 1951, Pedr Davis was invited by a noted British collector, G. James Allday, to join him on the London-to-Brighton Run in his 1904 Mercedes. Despite the appaling weather, it proved such a memorable and enjoyable experience that it promoted a lasting love affair with old cars. Since then, Pedr Davis - now a motoring journalist - has never been far from an old car of some kind. He has owned and restored several vintage models and currently rallies a 1926 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport. 'Testing and commenting on modern cars is my livelihood,' he says, 'but driving old-timers is my hobby.' The son of a Welsh journalist, Davis is the author or co-author of 35 published books, mainly on motoring. This publication was conceived during a luncheon with BP Australia's Mike Garnett when both were lamenting that too little has been written about owning and driving old cars, as distinct from books about the cars themselves. They agreed that the veteran and vintage car movement is all about enjoying the cars - and this means restoring and driving them. It took only a short reflection to realise that the major rallies held on both sides of the Tasman attract hundreds of cars from across the 'pond'. This is why the book takes in the whole scene downunder. Pedr Davis talked to hundreds of owners and attended rallies in Australia and New Zealand to photograph the cars. This book is the result.
Chase Morsey Jr. - The Man Who Saved the V-8
When Chase Morsey Jr. joins Ford Motor Co. in 1948, he has no idea the part he'll play in automotive history. Morsey's arrival comes as Henry Ford II and other titans in the industry are about to kill the vaunted V-8 engine. He sees it as his sole mission to talk them out of it. In The Man Who Saved the V-8, he shares the never-before-told story of how his crusade saved the engine that would go on to power iconic cars like the Ford Thunderbird and Mustang. "To this day, I have no idea how a young, newly hired manager like myself...had the nerve to challenge the most powerful men inside Ford Motor Company and tell them they were wrong," Morsey says. "But that is exactly what I did." The twenty-nine-year-old executive embarks on massive market research. He works with manufacturing experts to find ways to produce the V-8 engine more efficiently. After finding success, he goes on to continue playing a central role in some of the most pivotal decisions that would ensure Ford remains one of the powerhouses in the automotive industry. The Man Who Saved the V-8 tells the story of his successes and lessons learned.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Hungarian Railway in Pictures / Die ungarische Eisenbahn in Bildern / Le chemin de fer hongrois par images
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Ismeretlen szerző - Formal Methods for Railway Operation and Control Systems
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