The Classic Era

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351902

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 3838


Porsche: The Classic Era offers something for all Stuttgart enthusiasts and those interested in automotive history. There are few automobiles in the world as iconic as Porsche's air-cooled sports cars. For more than 50 years Porsche's rear-engine wonders set the benchmark for production sports cars and dominated the world's race courses. From the first Gmund coupe, to the 356 to the timeless 911, this richly illustrated volume tells the full story of Germany's fabled sports cars. Automotive writer and photographer Dennis Adler begins the books with the early career of Ferdiand Porsche, detailing the influences and events that set him on the path of automotive-engineering greatness including key stints with Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Volkswagen. From there he details Porsche's WWII work before moving into the postwar era and the establishment of Porsche as a unique automotive brand. Adler's engaging text is accompanied throughout by rare images from Porsche's historic archive as well as stunning contemporary photos of all the great cars including 356 Carerra, 550 Speedster, 911S, 912, 930 Turbo, 914/6 as well as key racers like the 906, 908, and 935.

Hot Wheels Classic Redline Era

Hot Wheels - Birth of the Redline

Author: Angelo Von Bogart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440219419

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 2891


Combining candy-colored paint jobs with muscle car attitudes and southern California coo, Hot Wheels cars changed the toy world forever in 1968. For the next 10 years as millions of kids discovered the joy of these miniature marvels, one small characteristic came to define this radical die-cast era: the thin red line on the cars tires. Hot Wheels Classics: The Redline Era proudly showcases more than 500 spectacular color photos (so come of the finest cars of this groundbreaking time.) Sprinkled throughout the visual and historical feast, you'll enjoy the commentary from legendary car designer Larry Wood and other Mattel designers. More than 40 years of introduction, Hot Wheels cars have experienced a multitude of changes, incredible success, trials and tribulations, and ultimately crafted one of the greatest American toy stories of all time. Yet is one single feature from decades past that skill defines for many their greatest: the Redline.

The Art of the Classic Sports Car

Pace and Grace

Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760358214

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 315


The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers a beautifully illustrated review of decades of high-performance cars from around the globe, all shot in the studio. Sports cars are the athletes of the automotive world. Always nimble and quick, often powerful, sports cars fly where other cars lumber, and dash where others plod. The definition of a sports car is somewhat fluid, still, most car fans feel that they know a sports car when they see one, and when asked to name a few will rattle off Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW, and many others. Sports cars have offered road and track excitement for nearly 100 years. The original cars evolved for racing, but their appeal and popularity ensured that production versions were soon available for those whose sporting intents never left the boulevard or winding back road. The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers enthusiasts a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe all shot in the studio to ensure a handsome book. Each featured car includes a profile discussing the car's place in sports car history along with technical and performance specs as well as a smattering of historical images and period ads.

Porsche Carrera

The Water-Cooled Era 1998-2018

Author: Johnny Tipler

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785005308

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 9192


The complete story of the innovative, iconic and enduring Porsche Carrera. Although considered a classic car, the 911 continues in production today and the 1,000,000th 911 is at the Porsche Museum, Zuffenhausen. This book takes the reader on a journey from the development of its risky water-cooled design through its racing success and continued production today, to practical maintenance and modification. A true homage to the Porsche Carrera, covering the concept, design and evolution of the 996,997 and 991, and including an interview with harm Lagaaji, stylist in the Porsche design studios. Other interviews include racing drivers - past and present - Mike Wilds, Timo Bernhard, Richard Attwood, Richard Westbrook, Mario Andretti, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Wolf Henzler, Brendon Hartley and Peter Dumbreck. There is a section on how to buy, maintain and modify a Porsche Carrera and the book is superbly illustrated with 420 colour photographs many of which were taken by renowned car photographer, Antony Fraser.

Porsche Racing Cars

1976 to 2005

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788459

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 8923


Road & motor vehicles: general interest.

Porsche Prototype Era

1964-1973 in Photographs

Author: Bill Oursler

Publisher: David Bull Publishing

ISBN: 9781893618534

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: 168

View: 7856


In a highly focussed 10 year period Porsche sports cars went from being regular but comparatively humble class winners to completely dominate international prototype racing. This was a time of non-stop development mixed with turmoil and success under the direction of Dr. Ferdinand Piech.

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

View: 1057


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.