Dream Cars

Author: Andrew Frankel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780789204349
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Dream Cars from the Author: Andrew Frankel. A stunning celebration of the most sought-after cars in the world.This fast-paced, beautifully illustrated book presents fifty of the most desirable cars in the history of motoring. And it is no mere popularity contest: each outstanding automobile selected is either a masterpiece of engineering a delight to the eye, or brutishly powerful. The rarest of the bunch combine all three qualities.Drawing on a decade's experience testing the very fastest and most exotic cars, expert journalist Andrew Frankel gives an opinionated and in-depth view of what goes into the making of a dream automobile. For each model Frankel outlines the history of the car and provides technical highlights, as well as a driver's eye view of what it's like to drive flat out. In addition to a dedicated specifications page for each marque, he presents stories of high-profile owners for the most prestigious models. The selection includes classics from all eras of automotive history -- from the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost to the Jaguar XK8, from the Ferrari F40 to the MacLaren F1.Illustrated throughout with 280 specially commissioned color photographs, this provocative profile of the most highly valued cars in the world evokes a world of speed and adventure, with every chrome curve and flared fin suggesting power and passion. Dream Cars is sure to delight and fascinate dream-car owners and car-owning dreamers alike.

Dream Cars

Author: Sarah Schleuning
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9780847842636
Size: 66.21 MB
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Dream Cars from the Author: Sarah Schleuning. Showcasing some of the world's most magnificent concept cars built between 1943 and 2001, this sleek and sensuous volume, partnering gorgeous photos with comprehensive descriptions by a celebrated automotive writer, traces the lineage of innovation in automobile design.

Top Gear Dream Cars

Author: Sam Philip
Publisher: BBC Books
ISBN: 9781849907811
Size: 17.77 MB
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Top Gear Dream Cars from the Author: Sam Philip. 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.

Engines Of Change

Author: Paul Ingrassia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145164065X
Size: 43.19 MB
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Engines Of Change from the Author: Paul Ingrassia. A narrative like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the American experience— from the Model T to the Prius. From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open roads of Route 66, from the lore of Jack Kerouac to the sex appeal of the Hot Rod, America’s history is a vehicular history—an idea brought brilliantly to life in this major work by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Ingrassia. Ingrassia offers a wondrous epic in fifteen automobiles, including the Corvette, the Beetle, and the Chevy Corvair, as well as the personalities and tales behind them: Robert McNamara’s unlikely role in Lee Iacocca’s Mustang, John Z. DeLorean’s Pontiac GTO , Henry Ford’s Model T, as well as Honda’s Accord, the BMW 3 Series, and the Jeep, among others. Through these cars and these characters, Ingrassia shows how the car has expressed the particularly American tension between the lure of freedom and the obligations of utility. He also takes us through the rise of American manufacturing, the suburbanization of the country, the birth of the hippie and the yuppie, the emancipation of women, and many more fateful episodes and eras, including the car’s unintended consequences: trial lawyers, energy crises, and urban sprawl. Narrative history of the highest caliber, Engines of Change is an entirely edifying new way to look at the American story.

On Target 1

Author: James Enos Purpura
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780201664119
Size: 55.11 MB
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On Target 1 from the Author: James Enos Purpura.

American Dream Cars

Author: Mitch Frumkin
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873494915
Size: 43.62 MB
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American Dream Cars from the Author: Mitch Frumkin. Chronologically organized, this reference offers a visual history of more than 650 wonderful experimental machines, starting with the Buick Y-Job dream car of the 1930s to the 2002 fuel-cell-propelled cars and light-duty trucks.

Navigating The Lending Maze

Author: Todd A. Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496900200
Size: 20.16 MB
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Navigating The Lending Maze from the Author: Todd A. Smith. Navigating The Lending Maze provides a detailed path to follow in obtaining a loan for your company's growth.

Goal Ii

Author: Robert Rigby
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152058814
Size: 73.54 MB
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Goal Ii from the Author: Robert Rigby. After leaving Los Angeles to play soccer with Newcastle United, Mexican American Santiago Munez is recruited to play for Real Madrid, one of the best teams in the world, and must struggle with the pressure and temptations his newfound fame brings.

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849435286
Size: 22.10 MB
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The Great Gatsby from the Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby was first published on April 10, 1925. Set on Long Island’s North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922, it is the story of an attractive young man, hopelessly in love, who, having worked so hard to improve himself so he can win back the woman he loves, finds himself in a world where money has replaced humility and despair has replaced hope. For me, the novel is a comment on the values and cynicism of east coast America almost a hundred years ago, a time when a section of society had suddenly become very wealthy and the American Dream was for most, nothing more than the mere pursuit of money.’ Peter Joucla ‘Peter Joucla’s surprisingly clear-eyed adaptation cuts to the heart of Fitzgerald’s text while preserving a very decent amount of it.’ 4 stars –Evening Standard ‘Evoking all the glamour and atmosphere of the roaring twenties, Wilton’s brings Gatsby to glorious, all-singing, all-dancing life (jazz hands optional). A must-see’ – welovethisbook.com ‘An unashamed nostalgia party for a world we never knew... This is a show that majors in fun; and it’s no surprise to see it’s a cult hit.’ Telegraph

Preston Tucker And His Battle To Build The Car Of Tomorrow

Author: Steve Lehto
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613749562
Size: 55.75 MB
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Preston Tucker And His Battle To Build The Car Of Tomorrow from the Author: Steve Lehto. In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match, captured the interest of the public, and automakers in Detroit took notice. Here, author Steve Lehto tackles Tucker's amazing story, relying on a huge trove of documents that has been used by no other writer to date. It is the first comprehensive, authoritative account of Tucker's magnificent car and his battles with the government. And in this book, Lehto finally answers the question automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: exactly how and why the production of such an innovative car was killed.