Muscle Cars: Style, Power, and Performance

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Author: Jim Glastonbury

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834834

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

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Muscle cars are loud, proud, and in your face, with no other pretensions than to be just that. They may be simple, even crude, but for roaring, pumping, tire-smoking standing starts, they are the business. Muscle cars are a quintessentially North American phenomenon, owing their outrageous existence to a very simple formula. Take a mid-sized American sedan, nothing too complicated, upmarket, or fancy, then add the biggest, raunchiest V8 that it is possible to squeeze under the hood, and there it is! Pontiac was first, with the legendary GTO, then Ford invented a new class of car with the the pony car, the Mustang, then every other American manufacturer got in on the act, producing the legendary Hemi, Camaro, Firebird and Trans-Am, among many others. This book covers them all, as well as all the excitement of Trans-Am/NASCAR racing. Muscle cars are loud, proud and in your face, with no other pretensions than to be just that. They may be simple, even crude, but for roaring, pumping, tire-smoking standing starts, they are the business. To the youth culture of America, raised on drag racing, red-light street racing and hot-rodding, they are irresistible. The late 1960s was the heyday of the muscle car, before soaring accident rates and insurance premiums, tougher safety and emissions legislation, and finally an oil crisis, made excessive horsepower seem irresponsible. For a while, muscle cars faded from the scene, but in the 1980s they were beginning to creep back into favor, building to a full-blooded revival in the 1990s. They may be a little more efficient today, certainly more high-tech, but muscle cars are definitely back with a vengeance!

Chevrolet Trucks

100 Years of Building the Future

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Author: Larry Edsall

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352488

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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"The full illustrated history of Chevrolet, from the Series 490 to today's Silverado and Colorado"--

Steve Magnante's 1001 Muscle Car Facts

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Author: Steve Magnante

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250576

Category: Transportation

Page: 405

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Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. The details he regularly puts forth, both on the pages of national magazines and as a contributing host and tech expert at the popular Barrett-Jackson Auctions on television, are the kinds of things muscle car fanatics love to hear. There are 1001 well-researched muscle car facts in this book that even some of the most esteemed experts would be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular GM makes including Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, Ford and Mercury cars, Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge cars, and even facts about AMC and Studebaker as well. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great American muscle cars. Whether you're an avid collector of multiple American muscle cars, the owner of one shining example, a trivia buff who wants to stump your friends, or just a fan of the big and powerful rear-wheel-drive rides of the 1960s and 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry's most beloved and respected sources.

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters

Build and Outfit Your Life-Saving Escape

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Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569759790

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Going beyond a standard 72-hour bug out bag, this book shows you how to outfit escape vehicles and retreats in order to be able to survive for days, weeks or even months without civilization. Projects include outfitting a stationwagon, converting an RV and building secure shelters from shipping containers.

Cars and Trucks

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Author: Rochelle Baltzer

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629695181

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Do you know students who like to draw cars and trucks? In this fun-filled title, kids will build on basic shapes to draw ten cars and trucks in six easy steps. They'll learn about each one along the way. Features include table of contents, art tips from the illustrator, fun facts, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

War Against the Animals

A Novel

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Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466806214

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Cameron Barnes, formerly of New York City, lives in a small town in upstate New York. After having nearly succumbed to AIDS, he's recently regained a measure of his health but his long-term lover has moved away and faces the daunting prospect of learning how to live with the idea of a future in mind again. As a tentative step, he hires two local young men, brothers Jesse and Kyle Vanderhof, to do some renovation work on his property. With the depressed economy of the area, the changing population of the town in which they live and the recent death of their family, the Vanderhofs are facing hard times and tough decisions. The older of the brothers, Kyle, sees an opportunity in Cameron, pushing Jesse to befriend Cameron and take advantage of his boredom and directionlessness. Caught between the opposing worlds embodied by Cameron and Kyle, Jesse is torn by the demands of his brother, the expectations of his community and family, and his own mix of volatile, contradictory emotions towards Kyle, Cameron, and himself. Mirroring the community's own increasingly tense split between long-term residents and new arrivals, this trio moves inexorably towards crisis and potential tragedy that will transform each of their lives. Widely praised for his deft prose and brilliant characterizations, over the past decade Paul Russell has become increasingly regarded as one of the finest contemporary American novelists. Now, with War Against the Animals, he returns with his richest, most accomplished, and most compelling novel yet.

Ultimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

A-Bombs to Zoomies

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Author: Jeff Breitenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610592352

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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Every hot rodding magazine ever published (not to mention numerous books and countless web sites) has taken stabs at creating comprehensive glossaries of automotive enthusiasts terms and phrases. Finally Motorbooks has done it right with the publication of The Ultimate Hot Rod Dictionary. The title says it all. This book is 243 pages thick and includes more than 1,600 words and phrases, with definitions, phrase origins and examples of usage. In addition, the dictionary includes more than 225 line-art illustrations."If you never thought you'd find yourself reading a dictionary, this informative and fun book may surprise you. - Rod and Custom, October, 2004Perplexed about Peg Leggers? Curious about Crazy Stacks? Every enthusiast group inevitably spawns its own slang, but few are as rich as that which has evolved around the world of hot rods and customs. Once a unique American sub-language, the gearhead vernacular has long since gone global. Containing some 1,700 entries, this first-ever dictionary of the colorful language and phraseology that has developed in the world of hot rodding and customizing features not just terms used to describe the technologies and designs, but also those pertaining to the culture itself. In the end it's not just a dictionary with something for everyone from newbies to vets, but a book that reveals how the customizers have, in fact, customized their lingo. Includes specially commissioned line-art illustrations and cross-references for related or like terms.

Dodge Trucks

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Author: Don Bunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Dodge Trucks Don Bunn. Filled with information on Dodge trucks, pickups, and other light-duty trucks from 1918 to today, plus the popular and collectible Sweptside pickups, Power Wagons, Town Panels and Wagons, Ram series pickups, military trucks, and mid-sized pickups. This history also profiles the Dodge big rigs and the commercial trucks. Hdbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 32 pgs., 1, b&w ill.

Wild About Monster Trucks / Camionetas gigantes

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Author: J. Poolos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404276406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Describes how a monster truck is created, the history of monster truck entertainment, and the crews needed to keep the trucks in working order.