The Art of the Classic Sports Car

The Art of the Classic Sports Car

But never have they been boring.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 ...

Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760352168

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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The most fun you can have on four wheels 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, and the question "What was the first sports car?" will often incite a heated debate among enthusiasts. 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 a remarkably similar list of name plates: Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW. Pressed harder, more exotic and obscure brands will emerge: DB, Alpine, Bugatti, Lancia. 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. Along the way, sports cars became more comfortable, sometimes almost practical, and above all handsome. But never have they been boring. 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 and desirable 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.
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Popular Science

Popular Science

Relics & Indian Goods 2O Art Instruction. ... HOW To modify Corvair engines, chassis for 125-mph top speed, sportscar handling, Corvette-beating acceleration. ... illustrated catalogue — antique, classic, sports, racing car books. 25c.

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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Porsche 997 2004 2012

Porsche 997 2004 2012

... The (Langfield) Race & Trackday Driving Techniques (Hornsey) Retro or classic car for high performance, ... Renault – The Sports Prototypes 1973 to 1978 (Smith) Anatomy of the Works Minis (Moylan) Armstrong-Siddeley (Smith) Art Deco ...

Author: Adrian Streather

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845846206

Category: Transportation

Page: 704

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Carrying on Adrian Streather’s tradition of exemplary Porsche 911 technical guides, this book contains everything a 997 owner needs to know, plus a lot more. From engines and transmissions to engine management software – no matter what model of 997, it’s all covered here.
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Flaming Floorboards

Flaming Floorboards

Like the requirement for a sports car to be open, the requirement to be a two-seater is a selfevident truth. This is probably as much a psychological ... most of the classic sports cars from the 50's and 60's would barely top 100 mph.

Author: Steve Tom

Publisher: Steve Tom

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 294

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Are you tired of cleaning spiders out of your gas gauge? Have you driven for miles wondering what that funny smell was, only to discover your seat was on fire? Did your tender first kiss leave your date needing medical attention? If you can answer "yes" to all three questions, you're probably the author of this book. "Flaming Floorboards" is a true account of these and many similar adventures which befell the author, a man who ambled through life adopting stray cars the way other people adopt stray cats. He came of automotive age during the 1960's, the golden age of muscle cars. Surrounded by Camaros, Mustangs, Super Birds, and their ilk, his dream car was a Stanley Steamer. (Looking back, the author admits it may not have been a coincidence that he didn't get many dates.) He never did get a Stanley, but over the years he drove thousands of miles in cars such as a Model A Ford, a Jaguar E-Type, a pair of mid-60’s Chevy Impalas, a handful of MG's, and other memorable automobiles. These were not shiny classics when he drove them. They were rusted hulks that he rescued from the salvage yard. In his struggles to keep these rolling wrecks on the road he encountered people like Fr. Dupree, a reporter/pool shark turned Episcopal priest; Luis Riccotto, the proprietor of Riccotto and Sons Imported motors; and Otis Swineheart, a man of few words and fewer teeth. "Flaming Floorboards" is a warm and funny story about an extraordinary cast of cars and characters.
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Hot Wired Guitar The Life of Jeff Beck

Hot Wired Guitar  The Life of Jeff Beck

With its distinctive radiators, sweeping arches and wire wheels, the TC Midget was Jeff's first real exposure to a classic sports car and he was hooked. When the family missed seeing Queen Elizabeth II's coronation on March 24, 1953, ...

Author: Martin Power

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781783233861

Category: Music

Page: 522

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This new, revised edition of Hot Wired Guitar brings Beck's story bang up to date, from his adventures at The White House in December 2012 with Mick Jagger and US President Barack Obama, to touring the world with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and the 2014 release of Jeff's latest solo disc.The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the world-wide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond. Author Martin Power has talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others. Supported by full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography, Hot Wired Guitar is the most complete and comprehensive account of the life and times of Jeff Beck, the man who took the electric guitar and showed the world just what could be done with just six strings and 'one hell of an attitude'.
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Form Follows Function

Form Follows Function

Proportion is king, whether it's the short nose and long tail of a front-engined sports car or the long nose and chopped ... style in supercars has gone through some cultural changes as we have moved from the classic 1960s shapes to the ...

Author: Stuart Codling, James Mann, Frank Stephenson

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Babyville

Babyville

I would have guessed that he lives in a large house (for I know what these lawyers earn), and that he loves art and books, ... or Durham, and that his first major buy after graduating was a classic sports car: a Triumph Stag or an MGB.

Author: Jane Green

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767912259

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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On the heels of her three runaway hits, Bookends, Mr. Maybe, and Jemima J, Jane Green delivers a sparkling, sexy tale about the complexities of modern motherly love. Bestselling author Jane Green has won the hearts of thousands of readers with her fresh take on single life and the dating jungle. Now in Babyville, she applies her golden touch to the next phase of a girl’s life, in an irresistible new novel about two young women coping with the chimes of their biological clocks, and one independent glamour-girl who tries to tune hers out. Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture-perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thinks a baby is the answer . . . but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Will a trip to New York City with a jet-setting friend—and all the glittering energy and eligible men the city brings—help her discover what she really needs? Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red-haired, high-power career girl, she cherishes her ability to do just as she pleases and breaks out in a rash every time she passes a stroller. But when her no-strings-attached nightlife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected.And then there’s Samantha—happily married and eager to be the perfect June Cleaveresque mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friend’s incredibly sexy husband the answer? By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isn’t really a story about babies—it’s about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside-down by that life-changing event that hangs over the head of every girl: motherhood.
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Sports Car Market magazine June 2008

Sports Car Market magazine   June 2008

949.496.3000, Our showroom houses some of the world's most prized classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. If we don't have what you want, check back- or tel us what you want. We're equipped to find numbers matching ...

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Mercedes Benz SLK

Mercedes Benz SLK

(Legate) Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition (McBeath) Concept Cars, How to illustrate and design (Dewey) ... American SportsCar Races 1950-1959 (O'Neil) Nothing Runs–Misadventures in the Classic, Collectable & Exotic Car Biz ...

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845846534

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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This book reveals the full history of the second generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, covering in detail the German, US, UK, Australian and Japanese markets. The perfect book to grace a Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts’ library shelf, it’s the definitive record of the model illustrated with stunning photographs.
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The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

... Renault – The Sports Prototypes 1973 to 1978 (Smith) Anatomy of the Works Minis (Moylan) Armstrong-Siddeley (Smith) Art Deco and British Car Design (Down) Autodrome (Collins & Ireland) Autodrome 2 (Collins & Ireland) Automotive A-Z, ...

Author: Julian Parish

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847883

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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This easy to use guide helps you to prepare for your European trip, and check the information you require on the road. With unrivalled coverage, it provides the key facts you need to drive in 50 countries across Europe – as well as general advice to help you deal with the unexpected, no matter where you are!
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Junkyards Gearheads and Rust

Junkyards  Gearheads  and Rust

Their final products may or may not count as “art,” but there's undoubtedly an art to what they've done with others' junk. ... Small reproduction and restoration shops opened up for the antique- and classic- car crowds, ...

Author: David N. Lucsko

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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By examining how cars are salvaged, repurposed, and restored, this book demonstrates that the history of the automobile is much more than a running catalog of showroom novelties.
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Fiat Abarth 500 600

Fiat   Abarth 500   600

... or classic car for high performance, How to modify your (Stapleton) Rover V8 Engines, How to Power Tune (Hammill) Secrets of Speed – Today's techniques for 4-stroke engine blueprinting & tuning (Swager) Sportscar & Kitcar Suspension ...

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845849986

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Available again after a long absence! Always big on character and charm, Fiat’s little cars played an important international roll in providing affordable and practical private transport for millions who had previously thought their dream impossible. With particular emphasis on the now classic 600 and Nuova 500 cars, this book tells the full story of these ‘baby’ Fiats. Built, and exported to, many countries outside of the marque’s native Italy, over 6.5 million Topolinos, 600s and Nuova 500s were sold, and an amazing number survive to this today. Also covered are the wonderful models built on these cars’ tiny chassis by Italy’s leading coachbuilders, and the motorsport success achieved by the Abarth versions of the little cars that everybody loves.
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Cars I Could ve Should ve Kept

Cars I Could ve  Should ve  Kept

Memoir of a Life Restoring Classic Sports Cars Jackson Brooks ... After the Nash Healy went out of production, American Motors produced a state of the art V-8 high performance engine for its Ambassador, and a couple of the company's ...

Author: Jackson Brooks

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648313X

Category: Transportation

Page: 263

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A small business owner and lifelong lover of classic sports cars, Jackson Brooks began in the early 1960s to purchase, restore and enjoy a long succession of rare automotive beauties, many of which are million-dollar commodities in today’s market. Not so much a collector as an enthusiast and entrepreneur, he recounts in this well-illustrated memoir how he found and selected the cars, some of which were on the verge of the scrap-heap, the process of restoring them, the challenges he confronted along the way, the ones that got away, and always the hunt for the next vehicle to spark his imagination. The cars, primarily sporting machines, include 8C-2.3 Alfa Romeos, a Jaguar SS100, three 1953 Ferrari 250MM Barchetta racers (of 13 built), a 1922 Mercedes Targa Florio racer, a Type 57 Bugatti, a 1929 Mercedes SSK (one of 33 built), four Talbot Lagos, and a 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton among many others, with particular concentrations on Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Often the sale of one, after restoration and use, financed the purchase of the next, and the text includes the purchase and sale prices as well as approximate present-day market values of the cars. Few people have enjoyed so much hands-on experience with so many of the world’s most desirable automobiles.
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The Grey Ghost

The Grey Ghost

Remi stopped to admire a row of classic sports cars, in every hue of the rainbow. 'It just goes to show that museums aren't the only places that house fine art.' 'These just happen to be on wheels,' Sam said. 'Look at that motor.

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405937085

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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THE EXPLOSIVE NEW THRILLER FROM THE WORLD'S NO. 1 BESTSELLING ADVENTURE WRITER Does a stolen antique car hold the clue to a secret fortune? Husband and wife treasure-hunting team Remi and Sam Fargo head to England to help Viscount Albert Payton recover a fortune that was lost a hundred years ago - along with the family's good name. It is believed this treasure was linked to the theft of a Rolls-Royce prototype called the Grey Ghost, which legendary detective Isaac Bell helped to recover, while the treasure itself remained missing. But then the Grey Ghost is stolen once again - this time from right under the noses of the investigating Fargos. And the Viscount vanishes too. It's up to Remi and Sam to solve the mystery, but now their lives are in serious danger . . . 'A rip-roaring story . . . showcases why readers love books written by Cussler' Daily Mail 'The adventure king' Sunday Express
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The Accidental Footballer

The Accidental Footballer

... classic sports car' as opposed to a Porsche or a Ferrari showpiece. I argued that it was a work of art as well as a car. Total nonsense of course but I did love it. Most MG fanatics feel the same and never forget their first.

Author: Pat Nevin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781913183394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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*** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A heroic outsider - a pleasure to read.' - The Guardian 'A fulsome evocation of football before the Premier League.' - The i 'Such a good storyteller...joyous.' - Financial Times 'Honest, raw, revealing and very funny. How to live a life and career to the full. Insightful book about the most successful outsider inside football ever...' - Henry Winter, Chief Football Writer, The Times 'Pat is a wonderful one-off...and this is the story of why that is.' - John Murray, Chief Sports Correspondent, BBC Radio 5 Live 'Unusually vibrant and elegant with heroic doses of humour, insight and self-effacement, this is an absolute must-read for the football connoisseur.' - Omid Djalili 'The biggest influence of my professional career both on and off the pitch.' - Graeme Le Saux 'I grew up captivated by Pat Nevin the player. As a man he taught me even more about the beauty of the game. One of football's great mavericks, and Chelsea's greatest players. And he can spin a mean tune too.' - Sam Matterface 'I used to walk miles to see Pat Nevin play football and I'd do the same now to read his thoughts. Always challenging, always entertaining.' - Lord Sebastian Coe 'A refreshingly honest and thought-provoking autobiography. As deftly delivered as some of Pat's ball skills in his 1980's heyday.' - ToffeeWeb Pat Nevin never wanted to be a professional footballer. His future was clear, he'd become a teacher like his brothers. There was only one problem with this - Pat was far too good to avoid attention. Raised in Glasgow's East End, Pat loved the game, playing for hours and obsessively following Celtic. But as he grew up, he also loved Joy Division, wearing his Indie 'gloom boom' coat and going on marches - hardly typical footballer behaviour! Placed firmly in the 80s and 90s, before the advent of the Premier League, and often with racism and violence present, Pat Nevin writes with honesty, insight and wry humour. We are transported vividly to Chelsea and Everton, and colourfully diverted by John Peel, Morrissey and nights out at the Hacienda. The Accidental Footballer is a different kind of football memoir. Capturing all the joys of professional football as well as its contradictions and conflicts, it's about being defined by your actions, not your job, and is the perfect reminder of how life can throw you the most extraordinary surprises, when you least expect it.
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The book of the Lamborghini Murci lago

The book of the Lamborghini Murci  lago

... last of the traditional Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine , The ( Peirce ) Mercedes - Benz SLK - R171 series 2004-2011 Russian Motor Vehicles - Soviet Limousines Ford RS Cosworth Sierra & Escort ( Williamson ) sports cars ( Piggott ) ...

Author: Thillainathan Pathmanathan

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787118126

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The wedge-shaped V12 Lamborghini flagships were always spectacular – in shape, sound and performance.The Murciélago was an evolution of the Countach and the Diablo, and was as iconic in its time as its illustrious predecessors were in theirs. This book examines the Murcielago in detail, while casting a look back through Lamborghini’s troubled history, to understand how the Murciélago came into being. Ferrucio Lamborghini, Patrick Minram, Megatech, Chrysler, and finally VW-Audi, all played their part in the birth of this modern classic. The book touches on the people and organisations involved in the production of this iconic car, before examining each of the model variants, and discusses the joys and tribulations of ownership.
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LA Sports

LA Sports

44. Art Lauring, “New Riverside Raceway Unveiled,” Los Angeles Times, September 12, 1957, C6. 45. “Motor Racing's Finest Groups behind Classic,” Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1958, D4. 46. Bill Pollack, “Sports Car Racing Comes of Age ...

Author: Wayne Wilson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

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LA Sports brings together sixteen essays covering various aspects of the development and changing nature of sport in one of America’s most fascinating and famous cities. The writers cover a range of topics, including the history of car racing and ice skating, the development of sport venues, the power of the Mexican fan base in American soccer leagues, the intersecting life stories of Jackie and Mack Robinson, the importance of the Showtime Lakers, the origins of Muscle Beach and surfing, sport in Hollywood films, and more.
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LIFE

LIFE

95-99 we watch m children's classics being read v ' on TV by the likes of Harry Belafonte and Archibald Mac- Leish. ... By Davis Thomas 76 Farthest-gone motorists: refining an art, sports- car owners find new snobberies and new ways to ...

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
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Superhobby Investing

Superhobby Investing

One plus point for many classic sports cars is that they are generally quite well served for spare parts and have sizeable owners clubs around the world . This is actually an important general point when it comes both to buying a ...

Author: Peter Temple

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 1897597339

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 314

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What is 'superhobby investing'?Superhobby Investing is at the intersection of investing, collecting and other serious hobbies. It's about examining how you can ratchet up a hobby or a collecting passion into an investment option.If you are a stock market investor, this book will show how you can use the tangible assets that are normally part and parcel of collecting as a means of diversifying your portfolio. Or maybe you already own, or have inherited, some superhobby assets - a stamp collection or a set of first editions, say - but never thought of them as potential investments.Using this book, you can find out how to assess their value and how to convert them into a durable and profitable portfolio. This book shows you why developing one or more superhobbies can be a good idea, and looks at various forms this tangible asset investing can take.In each case the book explains how the markets operate, what the risks are, what returns can be expected, and what knowledge and skills are required. Each asset profile includes: - The history of investment in the asset- The basic characteristics and features of the market- The examination of long term returns, with detailed figures- The tax angles (if applicable)- The major issues- How to buy and sell, including major dealers and auctioneers- Sources of information
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DieCastX Magazine

DieCastX Magazine

The overall effect is of a long car, but the Daytona shares the same wheelbase as the classic short-wheelbase (SWB) Ferraris. ... the art, with a fully independent suspension front and rear and a rear-mounted transmission.

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DieCast X covers the entire spectrum of automotive diecast from customizing to collecting. it takes an insider's look at the history behind popular diecast cars and trucks, as well as how each model has helped shape the automotive industry and motor sports
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