Classic Car

The Definitive Visual History

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465459073

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

Classic Car

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Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465453396

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and two prints suitable for framing, and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. Double-page-spread images add flavor by showing the classics in action. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

Car

The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756689384

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.

The Car Book

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405390999

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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The definitive visual history of the automobile The Car Book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa Romeo. Ever wondered how Porsche and Chevrolet became household names? Discover the stories behind the men and the machines that created the most famous marques and take a virtual tour of the anatomy of iconic cars from each era. If you love cars, then you'll love this - The Car Book is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.

Art of the Classic Car

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Author: Peter Bodensteiner

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760344159

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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"Art of the Classic Car showcases the most beautiful and in some cases rare vehicles of the early 20th century. Each car is showcased with breathtaking photography and coupled with explicit, informative prose detailing the particular history of each model"-Provided by publisher.

The Ultimate Classic Car Book

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Author: Quentin Willson,David Selby

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756618858

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Detailing more than one hundred classic cars built between the 1950s and early 1990s with close-up gallery photographs, a comprehensive history highlights each model's production figures, competition successes, mechanical and body modifications, and more. Reprint.

Train

The Definitive Visual History

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465436588

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.

Classic American Cars

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Author: Quentin Willson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789420831

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Covering all aspects of the classic cars manufactured from 1945-1975, an author provides historical context, design basis, and engine specifications for more than sixty automobiles and includes more than 650 full-color exterior and interior photographs. 35,000 first printing. BOMC Alt.

Bicycle

The Definitive Visual History

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455302

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Bicycle: The Definitive Visual History showcases classic and cutting-edge bicycles and traces the evolution of cycling from the nineteenth century to today. From BMX and mountain biking to track and road racing, this comprehensive full-color guide features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, as well as key models from eras gone by. Virtual tours showcase important bike designs, like the Bianchi Paris Roubaix, and close-up photographs focus on design elements, components, and construction. To tell the complete story of cycling, Bicycle profiles famous cyclists, manufacturers, and brands, and includes detailed images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions -- from the first recorded race in 1868 to the Cyclo-cross World Championships to the Tour de France, triathlons, Olympic racing, and more. Bicycle: The Definitive Visual History is a complete celebration of cycling. Includes two prints suitable for framing.

The Motorbike Book

The Definitive Visual History

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409378853

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike The Motorbike Book is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zündapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s right up to the superbikes of today. All about the grit and the glory, The Motorbike Book takes a truly international view from Italy's Ducati to Japan's Suzuki and tells you just how famous marques like Honda and Harley-Davidson became household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of these legendary bikes to see just what powers their performance. If you're born to be wild then The Motorbike Book is the ultimate ride for you.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

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Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760359350

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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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.

Tank

The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465466037

Category: History

Page: 256

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A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy. Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles. An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history.

Drive

The Definitive History of Motoring

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Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465469243

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road. Beginning with the development of the first vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, Drive explores the early glamour of driving, motor sport, and car design, and looks at how the automobile has shaped the modern world. Revealing the advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transportation into objects of status, excitement, and desire, Drive tracks trends in auto manufacturing and the public's changing tastes in cars: whether it's Golden Era sports cars such as the MG, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, and Chevrolet, muscle cars like the Mustang, hot rods, custom cars, the hippie-standard VW, or modern-day hybrid cars. Trivia and fascinating facts covering the growth of car racing, the development of traffic lights, the boom in automobile advertising, the first car washes, and the craft of artisan-made cars complete the subject, making it a must-have for car enthusiasts.

The Art of the Classic Sports Car

Pace and Grace

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Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760358214

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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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.

My Dad Had That Car

A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

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Author: Tad Burness

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316506958

Category: Transportation

Page: 1376

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This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published. Nowhere else are there so many collector, luxury, sporting and every day cars assembled with fascinating information about original prices, engine sizes, horsepower, and other specifications. The pages are packed with genuine, factory-fresh photographs and drawings taken from contemporary advertisements, catalogs, and brochures. More than 250 manufacturers and hundreds of individual models trace the evolution of the American automobile, from the millions of Model Ts that rolled off Ford's assembly line through the art deco streamliners of the '30s, to the tail-finned land yachts of the '50s and muscle cars of the '60s and '70s up to the early SUVs of the '90s. Throughout author Tad Burness adds handwritten details not found anywhere else, including pointing out unusual options and differences found within a model. Automotive journalist Matt Stone provides a new general introduction and one to each era within the book.

The Classic Car Adventure

Driving Through History on the Road to Nostalgia

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Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1473896436

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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Nothing is new under the sun and classic cars books come and go. But here, instead of a heavy, large, glossy book of classic car images and details destined to stay on a shelf, is something new. This book is designed to be read as a companion, a book that can go in the car or on a 'plane, and which can be read in full, or dipped into anywhere for a classic car fix. Old stories and new details are presented and cover all eras of our cars. Gathered here is a compilation of the author's published and unpublished adventures and opinions about the design and the driving of some of the greatest cars in motoring history. From 'vintagent' to 'modern classic', pristine to oily-rag, up hill, down dale and across continents, award-winning motoring author, designer and serial classic car owner, Lance Cole, charts the great classic car enthusiasm in a series of engaging essays about cars, car design and the men that made the motor industry. From tales of Malcolm Sayer to Bedelia, and of BMW, Jaguar, Bugatti and Porsche, to tales of old Saabs and rusty Citroens, classic car life is here. Erik Carlsson, Jacques Gerin, Giovanni Michelotti and Innes Ireland are just a few of the names that can be found in these pages. From design to driving, here is a book that is a classic car adventure.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

The World's Most Famous and Fabulous Cars, from 1945 To 2000

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Author: Martin Buckley,Chris Rees

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780193977

Category: Transportation

Page: 512

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In this book, the world's most famous and fabulous cars, from 1945 to 2000, shown in 1800 photographs. This is the definitive guide to the most important classic, modern classic and dream cars of the 20th century. It features exclusive and luxurious automobiles such as the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Lamborghini Miura, as well as much-loved everyday classics such as the Volkswagen Beetle and the Morris Minor. It includes a detailed history on the evolution of the automobile, with special features on design, technological advances and the social use of cars. A symbol of status, power and beauty, the car is the most evocative of machines. This comprehensive visual directory shows every important marque from A to Z, including the Ferrari Daytona, Lancia Fulvia, Pontiac Firebird, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, McLaren F1 and Lotus Esprit. From major design houses such as Bertone, Ghia and Pininfarina, and also leading car manufacturers, dream cars at the very cutting edge of car design are included here with full technical and performance details. With over 1800 stunning images, the book is a fascinating reference guide for every enthusiast, collector and lover of the automobile.

The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

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Author: David Lillywhite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905704422

Category: Antique and classic cars

Page: 544

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The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars lists over 1000 of the world's most coveted cars, clearly ordered by manufacturer for easy reference. Detailed text is included on development and technical features as well as specification tables, listing every fact and figure imaginable. With over 1300 color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for car enthusiasts and casual readers alike.

The Tractor Book

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241238005

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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The definitive visual history of the tractor The complete history of farm machinery, from steam and vintage tractors to the latest combine harvesters is showcased in this lavishly illustrated volume. Packed with images and tractor data on more than 200 iconic machines, The Tractor Book explores the entire range of tractors and farming machines from around the world, such as Fordson Model F and Massey-Harris GP. Histories of famous marques, such as John Deere and Massey Ferguson, sit alongside immersive visual tours of celebrated machines. The Tractor Book covers how tractors work, their history, major marques and catalogues tractors from every era making this a must-have for anyone fascinating by these extraordinary machines.