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In terms of public image, the scooter has long played second fiddle to the motorcycle. Of course, there is a large dose of stereotype in the readings of both kinds of machines and at heart both have provided the same thing: escape, independence, mobility and a certain kind of cool. Following on from Chris Haddon's highly successful my cool motorcycle, my cool scooter showcases beautiful scooters from all corners of the world and celebrates the scooter's history thus far. The humble scooter is much more than a mode of transport - it is fashionable, stylish and trendy. As many of the stories featured in this book demonstrate, owners take their scooters on miraculous adventures from city streets to glorious country escapes. The book explores the most iconic brands of scooter from the well-known Vespa to the classic Goggo. Each section covers a selection of historical information, owners' stories and vehicle notes. For scooter owners or those interested in scooter history this book will inspire and intrigue readers.
SR50*49cc*93 to 09 Rally*49cc*95 to 04 Sonic*49cc*98 to 07 Habana Retro*49cc*99 to 02 Habana Custom*49cc*99 to 02 Mojito Retro*49cc*03 to 07 Mojito Custom*49cc*03 to 09 Covers air-cooled and liquid-cooled engines, carburettor and fuel injection (Ditech and Purejet)
When Christopher Ross put on a hi-visibility vest and joined London Underground as a station assistant, he discovered a Plato's cave of reflection and human comedy, populated by streakers, buskers, onanists and angry commuters. A meditation on life, a philosophical enquiry into human nature and a profoundly funny dissection of urban madness. Christopher Ross, philosopher and traveller, decided to cease his journeyings and go underground, working for a year as a station assistant on Platform 6 (northbound Victoria Line) at Oxford Circus. After training school, where he is taught how not to electrocute himself and always to look a member of the public in the eye as they are assaulting you, he faces up to his new duties with a mixture of curiosity and foreboding. `Tunnel Visions' is a delightful mixture of lived experience in the sureal world of London's Underground and the more elevated ideas, thoughts and imaginings that experience provokes. Oxford Circus station, complete with its weeping wall, its streakers, buskers, onanists and cupboard containing one employee whose ideal working day was to sleep soundly 100 feet below ground, is a Plato's Cave of reflection and human comedy. Christopher Ross, a still point in the whirling stream of the bizarre and otherworldly life below ground, has written a profoundly funny book.
Roadtests and Servicing Information on the Jensen Interceptor, Jensen CV-8 and Jensen 541 from leading motoring magazines of the day such as Autocar and Road and Track.
'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic bestselling history of the voyage, the wreck and the aftermath is a tour de force of detailed investigation and the upstairs/downstairs divide. A Night to Remember provides a vivid, gripping and deeply personal account of the 'unsinkable' Titanic's descent. WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JULIAN FELLOWES
A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. "Total Control" provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
Known as the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indy 500 humbly began in 1911. Labeled as the first speedway, this two-and-a-half-mile oval is now home to many of today's top races, including the Brickyard 400, the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the SportsCar Vintage Racing Association, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, and its most famous race, the Indianapolis 500. In The Indianapolis 500: Inside the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, speedway tour guide and racing aficionado James Craig Reinhardt shares what makes the legendary racetrack special. He reveals the speedway's unbelievable history, fast-flying action, notorious moments, and its secrets, including facts about the beginning of the brickyard, why the drivers kiss the finish line, how milk became the drink of choice, and much more. The perfect gift for the veteran or rookie, The Indianapolis 500 is a must-have for all race fans.
This is one in a series of manuals for car or motorcycle owners. Each book provides information on routine maintenance and servicing, with tasks described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence so that even a novice can do the work.
From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories. Stories include miniature railway on the Kent coast, used for Home Guard military trains during World War II, and now the school commute for dozens of local school children. The UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway, scaling one of Britain's highest mountains. The five different gauges of railway circling one man's landscaped garden, and the team building their own trains to run on it.Far more than mere relics of the nation's industrial past, or battered veterans of wartime Britain, these are also stories of epic feats of preservation, volunteerism, tourism, and local history. They are an exploration of idiosyncrasy, enthusiasm and eccentricity. Or, to put it another way, a tale of Britishness.
With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself...from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the vehicle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and plenty of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes - Step-by-step procedures - Easy-to-follow photos - Complete troubleshooting section - Valuable short cuts - Color spark plug diagnosis Complete coverage for your Toyota Tacoma (1995 thru 2004), 4 Runner (1996 thru 2002), and T100 (1993 thru 1998): - Routine Maintenance - Tune-up procedures - Engine repair - Cooling and heating - Air Conditioning - Fuel and exhaust - Emissions control - Ignition - Brakes - Suspension and steering - Electrical systems - Wiring diagrams
This is a service and repair manual for the Ford Capri 2.8 and 3.0.
The McLaren MP4/4 is the iconic Honda V6 turbo-powered F1 car built by McLaren for the 1988 grand prix season, driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Remarkably, the car won all but one race during the year, and took McLaren's new recruit Senna to his first World Championship after a season-long battle with team-mate Prost. McLaren achieved an astonishing ten 1-2 finishes with the car, and suffered only two car-related retirements during the season. The MP4/4 is still statistically the most dominant F1 car ever built, taking pole position and victory in all but one of the 1988 season's 16 races, Senna taking 13 pole positions, and eight wins, with two poles and seven wins for Prost. Officially licensed from McLaren, and produced with their full cooperation and unique access to a race-winning MP4/4 chassis, this manual provided a unique insight into the design, engineering and operation of one of F1's most iconic cars, featuring input from the designers, engineers and drivers involved.
Keep your Vauxhall Corsa in perfect working order and maintain its value. Haynes shows you how to servic e your car by completing safety checks and following step-by -step instructions and handy hints, for the novice to more e xperienced car owner '
Whether used for transport, adventure, work, or sport, boats have played a vital role in human history and have inspired numerous stories. The 40 boats featured in Notable Boats will gently float you away with tales of bravery, adventure, and the odd moment of near catastrophe. The book skillfully balances intricate and beautiful visuals, attractively styled statistics, and gripping text. As well as everyday crafts such as the canoe and the fishing trawler, there are boats of historic interest, fictional ships, and even celebrities' boats. Each boat will be featured across two spreads, including the aerial view of its deck/interior plan, a color study, and a description of the boat and what it is famous for. The stories cover the globe, with adventurous tales from all the world's waterways. Designed to be dipped in and out of, Notable Boats offers an intimate window into a world of sailing for those whose passion it is-and those whose passion it isn't-alike.
Complete coverage for your Taurus (2008-14), Five Hundred (2005-07), Montego (2005-07) & Sable (2008-09) (Does not include information specific to 3.5L twin turbo or police models): --General Information--Routine Maintenance & Tune-up--Engine and Engine Overhaul--Driveability and Emission Controls--Trouble Codes & Diagnostics--Fuel System--Chassis Electrical--Drive Train--Suspension & SteeringChilton Total Car Care series offers do-it-yourselfers of all levels TOTAL maintenance, service and repair information in an easy-to-use format. The Ford Taurus and Five Hundred, Mercury Montego and Sable Chilton Repair Manual covering Taurus (2008-14), Five Hundred (2005-07), Montego (2005-07) and Sable (2008-09) (Does not include information specific to 3.5L twin turbo or police models) includes these great features: --Model-specific coverage--Simple, step-by-step procedures for engine overhaul, chassis electrical, drive train, suspension, steering and more--Trouble codes--Electronic engine controls
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