100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of

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Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752456867

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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From Ace to Zodiac - via the world-beating Land Rover, the thrilling Morgan Aeromax, the eternally young Mini Cooper and the unique London taxi - this is a celebration of the best British cars, old and new, in all their glorious diversity. Don't you believe it when people say there's no such thing as a 'British' car any more. As a nation, the calamity of British Leyland and MG Rover lingers in our collective conscience, but car factories in Britain today build some of the world's most advanced and desirable cars. Some of them have Japanese names, for sure, but then Ford was always more hamburger than roast beef, wasn't it? Britain's engineers, designers and entrepreneurs have for decades been the creators of motor cars with unique style and charm, from the Bentley 3-litre and Morris Minor Traveller of 'then' to the Aston Martin Vantage and Lotus Evora of 'now'. Inside, you'll find out about the country's 100 most significant models, boasting style, speed, ingenuity and The Right Stuff. They'll make you glad they're British!

Britain's Toy Car Wars

Dinky Vs Corgi Vs Matchbox

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Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750965941

Category: Corgi toys

Page: 128

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Diecast-metal Dinky Toys arrived in 1934. In 1953, Lesney launched the Matchbox series. Mettoy brought its Corgi range in 1956, with working suspension, seats, steering wheels, and opening doors and hoods. The brand hit the jackpot with its James Bond movie tie-in: a 1:43 scale Aston Martin DB5 with working versions of the on-screen gadgets, including ejector seat. Dinky hit back with models based on Gerry Anderson TV shows. From the U.S. (but made cheaply in Hong Kong), Mattel s Hot Wheels arrived in 1968. The British establishment was left reeling. Throughout the 1970s, the nation s three toy car heroes battled on, trying to alter their offerings so that they offered as much "play value" as possible."

Cars We Loved in the 1950s

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Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780750961004

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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After the Second World War, cars in Britain were very hard to come by. Most new models had to go for export or were reserved for those drivers who needed them the most, such as doctors. Petrol was still rationed, roads inadequate and modern technology lacking.With the arrival of the 1950s, things slowly began to change: Morris, Austin and Ford put increasing numbers of British families on the road, new sports cars from MG, Jaguar, Triumph and Austin-Healey promised a thrilling drive, and innovative motors such as the Land Rover and the bubble car emerged. By 1958, new car buying was leading a consumer boom, and Britain’s manufacturers still had the market to themselves. Giles Chapman investigates the fascinating motoring history of the 1950s.

The Reliant Robin

Britain's Most Bizarre Car

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Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750967594

Category:

Page: 112

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Spanning four decades, the Reliant Robin was a familiar, if eccentric, fixture on Britain's roads; an object of amusement to those who didn't understand its ultra-thrifty ways and a source of pride to the many thousands of owners who did. During a time of deep recession in 1970s Britain, this stylish little car from Tamworth became a massive hit, boasting low fuel consumption and cheap tax. Reliant couldn't make them fast enough, until a culture of more sophisticated car buyers saw it go into eventual decline. From its beginnings in 1973 to its demise almost thirty years later, Giles Chapman traces the colourful history of the most famous and iconic three-wheeled car in Britain.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

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Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756655625

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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A nostalgic look at the world's best-loved and most significant automobiles Drive down memory lane with this celebration of 150 of the world's greatest cars, from the weird and wonderful to the largest, fastest and most infamous. From 0 to 150 take a journey through the first steam-powered vehicles and the Model T Ford, to favourites like the James Bond amphibian car, the holder of the supersonic land speed record and the latest Air car recently hailed as the true car of tomorrow. Just the thing for boys of all ages! A nostalgic look at the world's best-loved and most significant automobiles Drive down memory lane with this celebration of 150 of the world's greatest cars, from the weird and wonderful to the largest, fastest and most infamous.From 0 to 150 take a journey through the first steam-powered vehicles and the Model T Ford, to favourites like the James Bond amphibian car, the holder of the supersonic land speed record and the latest Air car recently hailed as the true car of tomorrow. Just the thing for boys of all ages!

First 100 Days of President Obama

Left Wing Populist Spin Master

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Author: David J. Phillips

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440148945

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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The swooning frenzy over Barack Obama as President of the United States is an artificially created absurd wave of self-deception. His cult following is bereft of reason and devoid of facts. He is a celebrity in the mold of an intelligent, articulate Paris Hilton. In no way does he resemble a statesman. Each day in the age of Obama takes us further into lawlessness, situational constitutionalism and institutional derangement. We are turning into a banana republic where the "rule of law" is replaced by "the tyranny of the majority". The political machination of Liberals, in the name of an economic recession that they are manipulating is undermining our founding principles. President Obama is accumulating massive power in Washington justified by the need to save the nation with a whirlwind of activity. He is recklessly over compensating, throwing trillions of dollars around for a quick fix which will be a millstone around the necks of future generations. He then dishonestly claims that the USA will arise stronger than before. When traveling abroad, President Obama has an arrogant humility. He portrays a proud but flawed United States, using a refrain of past mistakes of his predecessor to generate personal popularity. He talks about the nation's darker periods of slavery and repression and its past sanction of torture that he has ended. Chicago Politics have come to the White House. No president in the past 40 years has done more to polarize America so much, so quickly. Afghanistan is sliding back to its pre-9/11 days that allowed the country to become a safe haven for al-Qaeda leaders plotting terrorist attacks. Obama's soft shoe confusion will also be a disaster in neighboring Pakistan where nuclear bomb technology is available.

Motor Sport

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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The Autocar

A Journal Published in the Interests of the Mechanically Propelled Road Carriage

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Author: Henry Sturmey,H. Walter Staner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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