The Art of the Classic Sports Car

Pace and Grace

Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760358214

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 9307

Sports cars are the athletes of the automotive world. Always nimble and quick, often powerful, sports cars fly where other cars lumber, and dash where others plod. The definition of a sports car is somewhat fluid, and the question "What was the first sports car?" will often incite a heated debate among enthusiasts. Still, most car fans feel that they know a sports car when they see one and when asked to name a few will rattle off a remarkably similar list of name plates: Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW. Pressed harder, more exotic and obscure brands will emerge: DB, Alpine, Bugatti, Lancia. Sports cars have offered road and track excitement for nearly 100 years. The original cars evolved for racing, but their appeal and popularity ensured that production versions were soon available for those whose sporting intents never left the boulevard or winding back road. Along the way, sports cars became more comfortable, sometimes almost practical, and above all handsome. But never have they been boring. The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers enthusiasts a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe all shot in the studio to ensure a handsome and desirable book. Each featured car includes a profile discussing the car's place in sports car history along with technical and performance specs as well as a smattering of historical images and period ads.

Top Gear: Dream Cars

The Hot 100

Author: Sam Philip

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781849907811

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 4886

A globe-spanning tour of the very pinnacle of automotive design from the experts at Top Gear, including 3D photography (and the requisite snazzy specs) Whether it’s through raw power, elegant curves, or just an eye-watering price tag, there are a small number of cars that mark the pinnacle of automotive design—and now the experts at Top Gear have chosen the very best of them. This book is a celebration of the cars that achieve that perfect blend of art and engineering. From the supercar muscle of the Porsche 918 and Ferrari LaFerrari to the technological prowess of the Nissan DeltaWing and the mighty McLaren P1, stunning visuals, including jaw-dropping 3D photography, take gearheads on a whistlestop tour of the latest and greatest automotive creations on the planet today.

365 Sports Cars You Must Drive

Author: John Lamm,Larry Edsall,Steve Sutcliffe

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 161059794X

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 6429

Sports cars make up one of the most beloved automotive genres for car fans. From towering icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Corvette to everyman sportsters from Triumph, MG, Sunbeam, and Miata to oddballs like Crosley, Sabra, and DB, sports cars inspire passion and strong opinions as few other vehicles on the road could. This book, 365 Sports Cars You Must Drive, provides capsule overviews and fun facts about the greatest, oddest, most beautiful, and most ill-considered sports cars of all time. How many have you driven, dreamed about, or shuddered at the thought of?

The Supercar Book: The Complete Guide to the Machines that Make Our Jaws Drop

Author: Martin Roach

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007578512

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2189

Fully illustrated throughout, The Supercar Book for Boys is a sumptuously designed guide full of everything you could ever want to know about the best supercars on the planet.

Million Dollar Classics

The World's Most Expensive Cars

Author: Martin Derrick,Simon Clay

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835458

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 4258

The allure of beautiful and rare cars is timeless. Since the dawn of the automotive age, people have aspired to own and drive the fastest, the coolest, and the most expensive cars on the road. Million Dollar Classics: The World's Most Expensive Cars is a lavish photographic collection of some of the most sought after models that have been made available for auction in recent years. All of the cars featured in this elegant book attained auction prices upward of $1,000,000, making them the most desired cars in the world; as well as the most expensive. Captured on camera by specialist automobile photographer Simon Clay, the stunning images in this book are accompanied by an informative text that gives the reader the specs, history and other fascinating details of these dream vehicles. This book is perfect for any automobile lover, or collector and includes vehicles created by Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati, and Aston Martin.

Muscle Cars An Illustrated Guide

Author: Craig Cheetham

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785832289

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 1089

"These cars are the milestones of the Motor City's mightiest era, from the ground-breaking Pontiac GTO to the modern muscle cars of today. This book features 75 of the best - from the Road Runner and Barracuda to the Camaro, Mustang, and Firebird."--Jacket.

MG’s Abingdon Factory

Author: Brian Moylan

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1845848195

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 485

Brian Moylan started working for MG in 1950 as a mechanic in the service/repair shop. In 1955 he was drafted in to the Racing Department. which was the centre for all BMC competition work. During his time there he was fortunate enough to work on several rally winning Minis including the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally winner. Just before the factory closed in 1980 Bryan was offered the position of manager of a small satellite Morris Garages outlet. Bryan has always been involved in the MG Car Club, serving on the committee of the local Centre in various capacities. Since his retirement he has started giving slide shows on MG history and writing articles for the leading Classic Car magazines, plus three books on MG and rally connected subjects. Bryan also works closely with the Abingdon Museum setting up MG Exhibitions and is currently working towards having a permanent exhibition in the Museum.

Juniper: The Happiest Fox

Author: Jessika Coker

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452167699

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 1585

With millions of followers on Instagram, Juniper the fox is the internet's cutest pet! Juniper's adorable snaggletooth smile and fun-loving personality are vibrantly captured in this heartwarming book. With gorgeous photos, a charming narrative about Juniper's life, and a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to live with a fox, this book will capture the heart of any animal lover. Juniper's story chronicles her adoption and real-life Fox and the Hound relationship with a dog named Moose as well as the hilarious shenanigans she regularly gets herself into—including adapting to her new companion Fig, a younger fox who was rescued from a fur farm. Readers will also get a look at the thing Juniper is best known for: she paints with her paws! Juniper's paw paintings sell out instantly on her website, and readers will delight in learning more about her artistic adventures. With her signature grin, Juniper reminds us that there is always something to be happy about; you just have to know where to look.

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Author: Shankar Vedantam

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 9781588369390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2278

The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Creative Industries of Detroit

The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder

Author: Leon Dixon

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252137

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 602

As America entered the postwar 1950s a resurgence by the auto manufacturers enabled them to create the most eccentric and extravagant automobiles of all time. Fierce competition between designers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and independents such as Packard all turned to one car builder nestled firmly in America's bustling automotive mecca to help design the most elaborate prototype and concept cars ever: Creative Industries of Detroit. Author Leon Dixon's comprehensive account chronicles the greatest automotive achievements constructed at Creative Industries of Detroit. The careers of the company's founder, Fred Johnson, and his successor, Rex Terry, are examined to show how two former Chrysler employees led the most diverse automotive firm in all of Detroit. Dream cars created and examined in great detail include the Ford Atmos-FX, Mercury XM-800, Dodge Granada, Packard Balboa, Packard Panthers, Packard Request, Ford Mystere, Corvette Corvair, Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Delorean, and many more. An amazing amount of hardware was constructed, each make separate from the other, and with a high level of secrecy. Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder offers the most exhaustive and complete account of the 40-plus-year history creating dream, prototype, concept, and one-off cars from Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1950 Presidential Lincoln Limousine to the 1993 Mustang Mach III concept cars. This all-inclusive book is the first-ever on the subject, and features behind-the-scenes images and interviews never published before. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

I Could Pee on This

And Other Poems by Cats

Author: Francesco Marciuliano

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452110581

Category: Humor

Page: 111

View: 8502

A collection of humorous poems delves into the cat psyche, covering such topics as separation anxiety, scratching at closed doors, and trips to the veterinarian.

The Push

A Climber's Search for the Path

Author: Tommy Caldwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6252

A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” —The Denver Post A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349878

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 7056

Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

Hot Guys and Baby Animals

Author: Audrey Khuner,Carolyn Newman

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449407900

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 8729

Published to benefit the SPCA, a lighthearted treasury by the creators of the Hot Guys and Baby Animals Wall Calendar features photographs of attractive, often shirtless male models with adorable baby animals and is complemented by tongue-in-cheek captions about their likes and dislikes.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Play in Three Acts

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210894

Category: Drama

Page: 107

View: 7005

Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

Luxury Cars Coloring Book

Author: Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486444368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5816

Imagine yourself behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT2 Twin-Turbo Coupe! Here are the cars most of us just dream about — sleek, fast, fabulous machines that cost a small fortune! Thirty precisely and accurately rendered illustrations portray the legendary luxury cars that race through our imaginations: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe, BMW Z8 Convertible, Maserati Spyder 2-door Convertible/Roadster, Rolls-Royce Phantom 4-door Sedan, Jaguar XJ220, Bugatti EB 110S 2-door Coupe, and other automotive marvels. Detailed captions provide specs and other information (including top speed and acceleration time). And they come in any colors you choose to make them!

Living the Supercar Dream

76 Cars, 14 Countries and 1 Dream

Author: Shmee150

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 191053689X

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 1427

INCLUDES FREE APP WITH EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT Living The Supercar Dream is the ultimate supercar book created by Tim Burton - owner and creator of the hugely popular YouTube channel Shmee150. Engaging millions of followers through his infectious excitement, exclusive access and unparalleled knowledge of the supercar industry, Tim has created one of the biggest automotive channels in the world, sharing his adventures on a daily basis and filming the most amazing luxury cars in existence. In Living The Supercar Dream, he takes readers on a road trip across the globe, experiencing the most incredible locations and the cars that have defined their landscapes. From driving the high-speed Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse across the German countryside to twisting down the mountain roads of the Alps in his Porsche Cayman GT4, driving Italian designer cars through the streets of Mediterranean cities to testing the limits of his McLaren 675LT on track in Portugal, Tim takes readers through the unique features of each car against the spectacular backdrops they were made for. Capturing Tim's honest and personal touch, this is the ultimate guide to the world's greatest high performance and luxury cars.

The Book of Mormon

Another Testament of Jesus Christ

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Harmony Books

ISBN: 9780385513166

Category: Religion

Page: 586

View: 3792

The first authorized trade edition of the sacred Mormon scripture, first published in 1830, includes the complete text of this gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 100,000 first printing.

The Disney Dreams Collection Original Art by Thomas Kinkade Coloring Book

Author: Thomas Kinkade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781449483180

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4596

Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. And what could be better than coloring these paintings with the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters? In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams images are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic Disney character paintings, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Lion King, Snow White, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.

Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2017 (Pkg of 10)

Author: Donald K. McKim

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1501846914

Category: Religion

Page: 50

View: 2604

An annual favorite, this booklet of daily devotions is designed for every family or individual in the congregation to have a copy. Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2017 contains brief readings for each day in Advent, including a passage of Scripture, a short devotion, and a closing prayer. In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the selections for 2017 all come from the writings of Protestant reformers. Sold in packages of 10, the booklets are designed to fit in a #10 envelope, enabling churches to include them in their Advent mailings, especially to parishioners unable to attend services, and making it easy to mail to visitors or share as a part of homebound or prison ministry.