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The Rootes Group, although only achieving a 10-12 per cent market share, were the sixth largest British car manufacturer: more importantly, during the 1950s, more than half the cars they produced were exported. With every model produced from 1950 onwards featured in full colour and with detailed information - including colour schemes, optional equipment, technical specifications, plus other manufacturers' cars built using Rootes components - this is the ultimate book for all Hillman, Humber, Singer and Sunbeam enthusiasts. Cars produced by Chrysler/Talbot and Peugeot after their acquisition of the Rootes Group are also included. This book includes hundreds of original photographs, taken by the author at many car shows over a number of years, and provides a unique pictorial history of Rootes-manufactured cars.
FLST (1986-1990), FLSTC (1987-1993, 1993 HDI, 1994-1999), FLSTF (1990-1993, 1993 HDI, 1997-1999), FLSTN (1993, 1993 HDI, 1994-1996), FLSTS (1993,1997-1999), FXST (1984-1990, 1999), FXSTB (1999), FXSTC (1985-1999), FXSTF (1993-1996), FXSTS (1988-1999), FXS
**THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** Magnus Walker is one of life's originals. Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV presenter, motivational speaker and one of the world's most prolific Porsche collectors, the dreadlocked, tattooed hoarder of individual creativity is a very modern incarnation of success. Raised in the urban decay of Thatcher's Britain, Sheffield-born Magnus Walker left school with just two O levels and drifted for several years before buying a one-way ticket to America. Now, 30 years and three successful businesses later, by following his instincts, rejecting convention and pursuing his passions Magnus has succeeded against all the odds. Here, for the first time, is the full story of his journey from a Northern steel town to the bright lights of Hollywood, from a boy with little hope to an anti-establishment hero. Along the way we'll witness his potent combination of inspiration and graft, discover his motivations and his ambitions, and come to understand his philosophy and the keys to his success. Inspiring and exhilarating, URBAN OUTLAW is a compelling tale of succeeding through pure instinct and determination by a man who was brave enough to follow his own path.
The history of the firm from its origin to nowadays. Now in a new, compact, lower-priced edition. This book reviews the history of Harley-Davidson and reveals its many secrets, describing its evolution and the great bikes that won resounding fame. Readers of this book will explore the history of the firm from its origin to nowadays; they will also get a peek behind the scenes into Harley-Davidson's inner world, learning how it operates and about the lives of its most important personalities. Numerous full-colour photographs display the most famous examples of the customizers `craft. At the dawn of the new century Harley-Davidson responded to the creativity and innovativeness of the industry's technical specialists with its own custom motorcycle, the V-Rod, incorporating revolutionary technology. Discussion of this model fills the final pages of this detailed chronicle of Harley-Davidson's history and its association since 1909 with the V-Twin motor.
Take a walk down memory lane . . . all 2,400-plus miles of it. With the dawn of the automobile age, droves of Americans could no longer resist the urge to head west. In 1926, one road began taking them there: Route 66. Starting in Chicago and running to Santa Monica, that road is profiled in this new flexibound edition of "Legendary Route 66," which highlights the sights along America's Main Street with more than 600 photographs of classic gas stations, motels, road signs, postcards, maps, and memorabilia. This unparalleled look at the Mother Road lets you get your kicks on Route 66 through each decade of its existence--from the point auto adventurers first started using this transcontinental route to the days when Okies made it the Dust Bowl road of flight to the 1950s-era tide of vacationers headed west seeking sun. You'll see Route 66 as it was in its heyday and as it is now, the neon glamour of yesterday versus the ghost towns of today. Route 66 historians Michael Karl Witzel and Gyvel Young-Witzel lead the journey, recounting the highway's history, its role in popular culture, and its demise. Along the way, they chronicle the rise, fall, and resurgence of many iconic Route 66 roadside stops, as well as profile many people with close ties to the Mother Road. With many never-seen-before photos, "Legendary Route 66" is a timeless tribute to the most beloved road in America.
The artwork in this book is the continuation of Quarnstrom's lifelong fascination with hot rods, dragsters, and custom cars, currently called Joyride Flatout. As the source of his earliest inspiration and having provided him with the raw materials for a lifetime of drawing, he revisits this subject matter often. These are the drawings he wanted to do when he was 12-years-old, but didn't have the skills to pull them off (some are drawings done when he was 12). The pioneers of wild style car design, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and his contemporaries, were at the height of their powers as custom car designers, providing a panorama of challenges for thousands of aspiring pencil jockeys. They provoked, validated, and sustained his interest in the mechanical as art.
A century of history constitutes an important goal and is even more significant if a prestigious marque like Alfa Romeo is celebrating it. To pay due tribute to such a significant event is a unique and exclusive work of the Centenary, printed in a limited edition of only 999 copies, all numbered and enclosed in an elegant slipcase that carries the famous metal emblem of the centenarian on its front. Apart from its huge format, the refined binding and the paper on which it is printed, this official book prepared in collaboration with Alfa Romeo and destined to celebrate this historic event, is an ambitious project especially due to its contents and illustrations. As well as for the invaluable photographic Material provided by Alfa Romeo's Historic Motor Racing Documentation Centre Arese and a Number of images contributed by the Giorgio Nada Editore Archive, the Official Centenary book contains the results of a series of sessions carried out in the Alfa Museum specifically for this volume. A number of models in clothing inspired bythe styles of this century have posed next to the most significant cars in Alfa's history, creating in that way a fascinating "filrouge" between the car and its period. The P2, which won the 1925 Grand Prix World Championship, and the current 8C Spider are the stars of two additional photographic sessions that took place adhoc on Alfa's historic track at Balocco. To tell this long and distinguished history, which has written a chapter of extraordinary importance in the technical and sporting annals of the Italian car, some of the most important names in motoring and motorsport journalism have contributed, as have men who lived the Alfa Romeo experience in person. This official Alfa Romeo Centenary book is a work of indisputable prestige, a 'must have' for all enthusiasts and students of the Alfa Romeo marque
Bobbers are the hottest style in the custom bike market, and now you can afford one without paying a fortune! All you need to make a killer custom bike is a set of tools, a little know-how, and imagination and creative vision. Despite the rise of high-priced Gucci cycles, the true custom bike is still affordable, and can be built by you on a budget - and cheaper than buying a new one! Jose de Miguel is an experienced motorcycle custom builder, and in clear, simple, easy to follow terms, he shows readers how to turn odds and ends into one-off motorcycle parts and turn a cheap, run-of-the mill custom bike into a drop-dead show stopper! Clear and straightforward instructions are given, along with full illustrations of the projects, showing how any owner with rudimentary skills, a basic tool kit, a little resourcefulness, and - perhaps more importantly - a lot of imagination can build the Bobber of their dreams...and all on a budget!
Stop! Don't buy a Porsche 987 Boxster or Cayman series without buying this book first! Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Porsche community, right through to whether your Porsche will fit in your garage and indeed, with your lifestyle. This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Porsche 987 Boxster or Cayman of your dreams.
The world is an exciting and confusing place for Jeremy Clarkson - a man who can find the overgrown schoolboy in us all.;In The World According to Clarkson, one of the country's funniest comic writers has free reign to expose absurdity, celebrate eccentricity and entertain richly in the process.;And the net is cast wide: from the chronic unsuitablity of men to look after children for long periods or as operators of 'white goods', Nimbyism, cricket and PlayStations, to astronomy, David Beckham, 70's rock, the demise of Concorde, the burden of an Eton education and the shocking failure of Tom Clancy to make it on to the Booker shortlist, The World According to Clarkson is a hilarious snapshot of the life in the 21st century that will have readers wincing with embarrassed recognition and crying with laughter.;It's not about the cars!
An artistic celebration of the Corvette, America's most iconic and best-loved sports car. Chevy's Corvette remains one of the most distinctive and beautiful American vehicles on the road today. With the launch of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh-generation model, Corvette fans young and old will be reminded why they love this vehicle in the first place. Featuring Corvettes from each generation, "Art of the Corvette" continues Motorbooks popular "Art of" series by celebrating the iconic Corvette through high-quality studio portraits by veteran car photographer Randy Leffingwell.
DT1 Series, DT2 Series, DT3, DT250, DT360, DT400, MX250, MX360, RT1 Series, RT2 Series, RT3, YZ250, YZ350, YZ360
We had been driving all day in Brittany, where making cider and crepes is an art. We bought one bottle of the cider, for memorys sake, and a cookbook, too, Crepes and Galettes, to add to my wifes sprawling collection of such items...There are a million books about cars, but none about driving, until now: 'On the Road' unashamedly celebrates the pleasures of driving. 'On the Road' is full of stunning photographs of magnificent roads, breath-taking landscapes and people at one with their cars. The book is about driving experiences around the world, told by a man who has had a life-long passion for driving. 'On the Road' takes the reader on a journey discovering how beautiful and refreshing driving, and life, can be.
Packed with hundreds of superb photographs accompanying an engaging, meticulously researched text, this handsome book tells the story of some of the world's most notable cars. Automotive expert Peter Ruch delves into the history of such illustrious German models as the Benz Patent Motorwagen 1 of 1886, the pre-war racing cars, the ever-young Porsche 911, the BMW M3--the most successful sports car of all time--and the latest bestsellers from Stuttgart, Munich, and Ingolstadt. Pivotal models produced by Ford are included as well, including the Ford Taurus 12 M from 1952, the Ford Fiesta from 1976, and the Ford Modeo from 1993. Throughout the book, hundreds of archival photographs taken from a variety of perspectives depict the details and technological innovations that have continued to make German cars among the world's most sought-after, and introduce us to the key players behind the cars. Auto enthusiasts of all ages will appreciate the fine photography and meticulous reconstruction of Germany's notorious automotive history.
On a modern bicycle, carbon fibre, titanium and ceramics are combined with hand-worked steel, CNC'd aluminium and finely-tooled leather. There's also a deep and rich tradition of engineering excellence allied to artisan eccentricity in all parts of the bicycle industry. Some manufacturers are still using processes that have changed little over 50 years, while others revel in the challenge of marrying the latest materials with innovative design to create the ultimate riding experience. * Unique behind-the-scenes access gives a revealing insight into the skills and techniques that go into making superlative bicycles * Explores aspects of the manufacturing process from handcrafting and finishing to the most technical industrial process * Includes shots of the industrial process, portraits of the craftsmen and women and photographs of the finished components and bicycles
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