The Book of Sports Cars - (Great Britain)

Author: Charles Lam Markmann,Mark Sherwin

Publisher: Edizioni Savine

ISBN: 8896365449

Category: Transportation

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“... This is a book for which lovers of the automobile have waited a long time: the most comprehensive text-and-picture history of the dual-purpose car since it came to life more than sixty years ago. As the authors of The Book of Sports Cars point out, “in the beginning they were all sports cars.” The automobile began its active life, whatever the intentions of its creators, as a new instrument of sport. Because the increasing demands of this sport imposed an ever-growing burden of technical development, the sports car and its achievements have never stopped forwarding the improvement of the everyday automobile. Here at last, evolved from years of painstaking research, is a record of what the world’s motorists owe to the dreams and the daring of the men and women of motor sport. In arranging the history of the outstanding marques by countries of origin, the authors have made it plain how first one nation, then another took the lead in developing the automobile as a sporting instrument and hence inevitably as a thing of greater common use and benefit. First Germany led the world, then France, then Great Britain and Italy and the United States. The Book of Sports Cars is a magnificent tribute to the glorious past and the exciting present, a fascinating record of the history that points to the challenging future. A book to be read for pleasure and profit, it will be an invaluable addition to the library of every enthusiast of motoring history...” (1959) - BRIGGS CUNNINGHAM
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Jaguar

The Definitive History of a Great British Car

Author: Richard Monk,Andrew Whyte

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781852604745

Category: Antique and classic cars

Page: 288

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May on Motors

Author: James May

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753521970

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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Best known as the third presenter in the unholy trinity that is Clarkson, Hammond and May on Top Gear, James May has lived, breathed and dreamt about cars his entire life. There is something about cars that stirs up intense feelings in people - how it makes them look to the outside world, how it makes them feel about themselves, how it looks to their girlfriends or their mates, or their neighbours. These feelings are humorously described in May on Motors, as James takes us on the road and looks at the cars that have shaped him, his world and the ordinary people of Britain. In May on Motors, James has brought together his most controversial and amusing pieces to make a brilliant collection that will amuse and inspire all car enthusiasts.
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Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. Senate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Complete Catalog of British Cars 1895-1975

Author: David Culshaw,Peter Horrobin

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1874105936

Category: Transportation

Page: 496

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This long out of print classic has now been revised and updated. The most comprehensive account of British cars ever published, this book presents a huge amount of historical and technical information. Nearly 700 manufacturers and 3,700 individual models are profiled, including technical specs for most cars.
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Postwar

A History of Europe Since 1945

Author: Tony Judt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624766

Category: History

Page: 960

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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy.
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