ROADSTER GUIDE TO AMERICAS CLASSIC CAR MUSEUMS ATTRACTIONS
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Experience the founding of America in the city where it all began by strolling the newly created Philadelphia Liberty Trail. This guide takes a fresh approach to the historic district; going beyond such popular sights as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, highlighting attractions and unique spots overlooked by other guidebooks. Philadelphia Liberty Trail provides the colorful history of each sight along with practical travel information. Historic tidbits sprinkled throughout engage visitors of all ages: • Learn the shocking story of Benjamin Franklin’s electric turkey experiment. • Tour the sight of the first bank robbery in America in 1798, and learn how the hapless criminal was captured when he deposited the pilfered funds back into the very same bank. • Read about the unsung Quaker woman who saved George Washington's army from destruction. Easy to follow maps break the trail into segments. It also includes suggested side trips to area attractions such as Valley Forge and Fort Mifflin. Complete with lodging, dining, family-friendly options, and practical travel information, Philadelphia Liberty Trail immerses visitors in history right where it happened.
A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN : 9780748110698
Genre : Fiction
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The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them.
Author : Robert Gabrick
ISBN : 1583883118
Genre : Transportation
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Even when motorized vehicles replaced the horse, not everyone owned a vehicle to drive, much less to haul with. Rural residents relied heavily on vendors to bring the goods directly to them or their nearest town, and vendors relied on delivery trucks to deliver their food items or services. The idea took on a life of it’s own and in 1915 Reo created an entire class of vehicles called “Speed Wagons” that provided the basis for a new generation of delivery vehicles dubbed in Commercial Car Journal as “Speed Trucks.” The Speed Truck chassis could provide for a whole range of special delivery-type vehicles to satisfy a growing need for reliability, speed, convenience, and a level of style that would create the right impression for the user to haul goods to its customers. Other manufacturers created specialized chassis and mechanical configurations for delivery vehicles and in addition, companies such as Boyertown Body created bodies to suit the needs of the customer, including vans, panel trucks, and even pick-up trucks. Color,paint schemes, and lettering were crucial to creating a positive image. Some of the major Marques featured in this illustrated history include Reo, Federal, Diamond T, Sterlilng, Divco, International, Fargo, Dodge Chevrolet, Ford, Graham, Pak-Age-Car (Stutz and Diamond T), to name a few.