Ford Model T Coast to Coast

Ford Model T Coast to Coast

This book is as much a contemplation of early-twentieth-century American life as it is a fond farewell to the automotive age. Can the car still be the vehicle of freedom and discovery when we're no longer in command?

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA

ISBN: 9780760364642

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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A photo-filled account of traveling the Lincoln Highway in a century-old automobile, and contemplating a future of self-driving cars: "[An] epic road trip." —USA Today Driverless cars are on the horizon, but before the world falls asleep at the wheel, let's look back down the road from whence we have come. Ford Model T Coast to Coast documents the cross-country adventure of two brave drivers as they pilot a hundred-year-old Model T on a 3,000-mile journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Coast. This book is as much a contemplation of early-twentieth-century American life as it is a fond farewell to the automotive age. Can the car still be the vehicle of freedom and discovery when we're no longer in command? Or will we finally be able to fully appreciate the scenery rushing past? Accompanied by Michael Alan Ross' evocative photography, Tom Cotter stops in small towns, meets local people, and hears their stories about cars, travel, and life. The two also explore back roads adjacent to his main route, the Lincoln Highway—the first transcontinental road. Significant cross-country runs, such as those by speed-record setter Cannonball Baker and literary adventurers Jack Kerourac, John Steinbeck, and Bill Bryson, are considered in light of the driverless future. Cotter also drives some of the same roads that a young Edsel Ford traveled in his father's Model T upon high school graduation in 1917. In addition to the central road trip, Cotter visits interesting automotive and transport museums as well as "keepers of the flame" such as Model T clubs, mechanics, junkyards, and collectors across the country. He also records the numerous trials and tribulations in keeping a very old car operating on a very long journey—something the driverless car of the future is unlikely to encounter.
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Secrets of the Barn Find Hunter

Secrets of the Barn Find Hunter

... Racing & Riding with Rock's Great Gearheads (cowritten with Ken Gross, photography by Michael Alan Ross), ISBN-13: 9780760342497 Ford Model T Coast to Coast: A Slow Drive Across a Fast Country (photography by Michael Alan Ross), ...

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760372982

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Join “The Barn Find Hunter” Tom Cotter for a thrilling, illustrated behind-the-scenes look at how he deploys his well-honed auto-archaeology skills to ferret out amazing collector car stashes. Since 2016, author Tom Cotter has been The Barn Find Hunter for an ongoing series sponsored by Hagerty Classic Insurance and found on their popular YouTube channel. Since that time, Cotter and crew have filmed more than 100 episodes throughout the US and even visited the UK. Some of Cotter’s most popular episodes have views in excess of 5 million! Cotter has uncovered everything from pre-WWII classics to postwar exotics like Porsche, Jaguar, and Ferrari. He’s a dyed-in-the-wool car guy, and the collectors he finds can’t resist sharing their treasure and revealing the stories behind their stashed cars. In Secrets of the Barn Find Hunter, Cotter gives you an entertaining and informative look at how he works his barn-find magic, offering tips, hard-won perspectives, and why the thrill of discovery never dies in his pursuit of the next “lost” car. The book is illustrated throughout with images from his most epic finds. Attend any auction or any car show and it’s immediately clear that collectors cannot get enough of barn-find and survivor vehicles and the stories behind them. In Secrets of the Barn Find Hunter, Cotter takes you along for what has been the ride of his lifetime.
Categories: Transportation

Alice Across America

Alice Across America

The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip Sarah Glenn Marsh ... Expensive at first, the Model T's price dropped by more than half in the next ten years with Ford's innovations in assembly line production.

Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781250776310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Writer Sarah Glenn Marsh and illustrator Gilbert Ford's Alice Across America is a nonfiction picture book account of maverick Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909. When Alice Ramsey was little, she loved to ride horses. As she grew up, more people were driving cars. From the moment Alice slid behind the wheel, she was crazy about cars. So when the Maxwell-Briscoe Company challenged her to drive one of their new cars across the country as a promotional ploy to prove that even a lady could do it, Alice daringly accepted. With several women by her side, these brazen drivers sustained many hardships over the course of a remarkable two-month journey and far surpassed all expectations. With a clever blend of women’s history, technological history, and American roading geography, this is a celebration of unstoppable women making strides in twentieth-century America. Christy Ottaviano Books
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Popular Mechanics

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

While the best physicists in the country struggled as a team to perfect a radically advanced weapon — Laura Fermi's picture of an exhausted Enrico Fermi is true for all the other scientists at wartime Los Alamos — the Indians and ...

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.
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