Great British Cars

A Field Guide to Classic Models from 1950 to 1970

Author: Stephen Barnett

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 1786854538

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation's roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on the roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers' hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars.
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Rootes Cars of the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s – Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam & Talbot

A Pictorial History

Author: David Rowe

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849930

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam, Singer & Talbot cars & vans, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. With model-by-model descriptions and detailed technical information, this is an invaluable Rootes resource.
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British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and ?60s

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784421863

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather interiors and wood trim. Unfortunately, that market has now largely disappeared and, with it, so have the car-makers themselves. This new book covers cars in the over-3-litre class from the biggest names in British luxury motoring including Alvis, Daimler, and Lagonda, and high-end models from Austin, Rover, and Jaguar. It examines the features and characteristics of these classic cars, as well as explaining why they fell from prominence in the 1970s. Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.
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How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance

Author: Daniel Stapleton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842898

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 1962

How to modify and upgrade a retro or classic saloon or sports car for modern road or motorsport use, instruments, engine, gearbox, overdrive, wheels, tyres, supercharging and turbocharging, suspension, oil cooling and systems, clutch, cooling, brakes, back axle and drivetrain, exhaust, dyno tuning, carburation, preparation for motorsport.
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Classic British Car Electrical Systems

Your Guide to Understanding, Repairing and Improving the Electrical Components a

Author: Rick Astley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842154

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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This book covers British car electrical systems from 1950 to 1980. Particular emphasis is placed on the Lucas, Smith and SU components that were ubiquitous in British cars of the period. Each major system is given its own chapter, providing theory, component parts and full system operating explanations. Modifications are suggested for those wishing to bring performance and reliability up to more modern standards. Fault-finding charts, cross referenced to the appropriate pages in the book, are provided throughout.
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Dodge Challenger & Plymouth Barracuda

Chrysler's Potent Pony Cars

Author: Peter Grist

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841050

Category: Transportation

Page: 188

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This ultimate Chrysler pony car book features every series and model of pony car made by the Chrysler Corporation in the 1960s and 70's, including the slippery Barracuda and the classic Dodge Challenger.
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Auto-Legenden

Klassiker in Stil und Design

Author: Michel Zumbrunn,Robert Cumberford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783809418795

Category:

Page: 288

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Triumph Sports Cars

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784421057

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports car ruled the road, and their charge was led by Triumphs. From the TR2, its first modern sports car, Triumph went on to produce a host of classic sports designs such as the Spitfire, GT, and Stag, as well as more TR models, ending with the TR7 in the late 1970s. These represented the epitome of the contemporary classic British sports car. Fast, nimble, and gorgeous to behold, Triumphs offered the everyday motorist an exhilarating drive at a price that they could afford. Popular both in the UK and the US, the Triumph range helped define the entire genre, with sports cars today like the Mazda MX-5 having their roots in models like the Stag. Illustrated throughout and written by acclaimed motoring writer and historian Graham Robson, this book guides the reader through the history of this classic British marque from its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s through to its eventual demise in the 1980s.
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Fast Ladies

Female Racing Drivers 1888 to 1970

Author: Jean Fran?ois Bouzanquet

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842251

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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It took a great deal of determination on the part of women to sweep aside male resistance from the inner circles of the motoring world. A veritable saga with a wealth of illustrations spanning almost a century of motor racing. Over forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.
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Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

The Collector's Guide

Author: Andrew Ralston,Mike Forbes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

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Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.
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Lonely Planet ReisefŸhrer Schweden

Author: Becky Ohlsen,Anna Kaminski,K. Lundgren

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829722710

Category: Travel

Page: 427

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Mit dem Lonely Planet Schweden auf eigene Faust durch das Land der Wikinger und Pippi Langstrumpf! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Hundeschlittenfahren? In Kiruna, Abisko und Jokkmokk in Norrland kann man diese raue, aufregende Art der Fortbewegung ausprobieren. Oder doch lieber schwedisches Design bestaunen oder gar kaufen? Design Torget in Stockholm bietet ein großes Angebot an cleveren Spielereien und Dekorationsgegenständen junger Designer, die man garantiert nicht bei Ikea finden wird. Und wo unterwegs aktiv werden und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, ein Farbkapitel mit 15 Top-Erlebnissen, Themen-Kapitel Outdoor-Abenteuer, Tipps von Insidern, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen, inspirierende Fotos sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut durchs Land kommen - einen Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Schweden ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.
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Ford Escort RS1800

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841409

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Ford Escort MkII was a worthy successor to the original MkI. It became Ford's most successful rally car and the cars are still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. Contains full details of every 'works' Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.
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Forza Minardi!

The Inside Story of the Little Team Which Took on the Giants of F1

Author: Simon Vigar

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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After 20 years of glorious ‘failure’, the best-loved team in Formula One is consigned to the history books, and it deserves one of its own. Minardi had a successful time in Formula Two until the tiny Italian outfit was ready to hit the big time in 1985. It somehow survived in F1’s shark-infested waters as bigger teams (Lotus, Arrows, Tyrrell) were dragged under. They have a truly international fan-base and are the ‘second team’ of most F1 devotees. Minardi is held in such affection as everyone loves the plucky underdog – Minardi’s annual budget would have lasted one month at the other Italian team up the road. Yet, from its plant in Faenza near Bologna, Minardi has produced cars that qualify, sometimes score points and often lead the way in their technology. Gian Carlo Minardi also developed a reputation as a fabulous talent-spotter – Fisichella, Trulli, Webber and the youngest ever World Champion Alonso all started their F1 careers with Minardi. For the last five years, Minardi was owned by controversial Australian tycoon Paul Stoddart. Cast as David against the Goliath of F1’s governing body, Stoddart constantly hit the headlines as he tried to get a more equal share of the sport’s billions. Ultimately, he failed and Red Bull has now bought the team. Despite a petition of 15,000 names, the Minardi name has vanished from the F1 grid and true motorheads miss it. This is the one and only inside account, with exclusive, comprehensive interviews with bosses, drivers and engineers. 140 unique photos complete this revalationary tale.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
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A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles
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MERCEDES-BENZ, the 1950s

From the 170V Sedan to the 300Sc Roadster

Author: Bernd S. Koehling

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781479242771

Category:

Page: 262

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The 300 Adenauer was the first Mercedes luxury car after WWII. The 170 and 220 series earned the company the money to develop newer models and the 300S continued in the tradition of the pre-war compressor cars. This guide was revised in March 2016 and covers the complete history of the 170V, 170S, 220, 300 and 300S with all their variations and coach-built versions. You will read about the 170S coupe, the 220 Haspel coupe and the equally rare Pininfarina 300 versions. The book explains in detail the cars' chassis number and the various codes on the data card. Like all other books by the author it comes richly illustrated with recent color photography and it shares with the reader the experience of drivng these cars either now or then. If you want to know more about the remarkable Mercedes cars of the early 1950s, then this book will surely interest you. Why is this book not available as hardcover? Even today with modern digital printing services available, books with many color photos are expensive to produce. This book comes with over 210 photos, many of them in color, and would cost retail as hardcover version over US$ 65 (or the corresponding amount in £ or e), which the author finds excessive. That is why the choice to offer the more reasonable to produce soft cover version. I hope you don't mind. FREE BONUS: When you have bought this book, you are eligible for a free pdf file of any Mercedes model (such as W111 or W198 or R107 for example) the author has covered in one of his books. Please contact the author through his website (inside the book) and stipulate, which free pdf file you want him to send to you.
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BMW GS

The Essential Buyer's Guide

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841352

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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BMW's GS series is one of the world's milestone motorcycles and has been in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the 'adventure sport' category and in many ways, it's the Range Rover of motorcycling.
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Car and Driver Porsche

Iconic Cars

Author: Editors of Car and Driver

Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing

ISBN: 9781936297504

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The editors and automotive experts from Car and Driver magazine have examined, tested and covered every major car brand and model to have been released since the magazine's inception in the mid-1950s, and before. This new series of books on Iconic Cars compiles original feature coverage of landmark cars from the trusted pages of Car and Driver magazine. It's been called the best sports car money can buy and there's no doubt about the power, beauty and prestige that the Porsche name implies. Iconic Cars: Porsche highlights this powerful brand through the decades, putting the reader right in the driver's seat. Car and Driver has chronicled the German brand from its humble beginnings with the 356 Roadster to its modern lineup of supercars, super sedans and even super SUVs. For the first time, the magazine's most important and most entertaining Porsche reviews and features are collected in one volume, spanning road tests and comparisons from the early 1950s to today. From the 356 model, to the lesser-known 914 and 928 of the 1970s, to the stunning new Panamera sedan, Cayenne SUV, and the awe-inducing 911 Turbo, the book celebrates every significant aspect of these well-muscled automotive warriors. Porsche is the first in this series of Iconic Cars and is a perfect gift for Porsche enthusiasts and all lovers of timeless, iconic automobiles.
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Industriedesign A-Z

Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822850541

Category:

Page: 576

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