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How To Prepare A Historic Racing Mini

Author : CCK Historic with Daniel H. Lackey
ISBN : 9781785003820
Genre : Transportation
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Ever since its launch in 1959 the original Mini has been a stalwart of the motor racing scene. Even today, there is a bewildering array of formulae that it can compete in. This book explains how to prepare a historic mini to the original pre-1966 Appendix K standard, which provides the racer with the largest choice of national and international events to compete in. The contents include regulations and safety; sourcing a suitable car; every aspect of preparation including body, engine, transmission, electrics and ancillaries; setting up and race preparation and testing and racing. This book will appeal to motor mechanics and historic car racers, amateur and professional. Superbly illustrated with 300 colour photographs.
Category: Transportation

Automobile Heritage And Tourism

Author : Michael V. Conlin
ISBN : 9781315436197
Genre : Business & Economics
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Automobile heritage encompasses a complex range of artefacts and activities. Beyond just historic vehicles which are the primary artefacts of this niche, it also includes communities of collectors and enthusiasts, private owners and public institutions, as well as historic motoring environments, literally thousands of museums, exhibitions and car shows throughout the world, and a range of paraphernalia that includes both original and replicated promotional materials, equipment and parts, and guide books. Although automobile heritage has been the subject of some limited research, Automobile Heritage and Tourism is unique in examining its scope and role within tourism. The book looks at a vast array of topics, from the experience of using and collecting old cars, related destination development, automobile heritage and museums, to events such as vintage automobile racing, promotion and social change. It thereby provides a thorough review of the impacts of automobile heritage on tourism. A number of theories provide a framework and are analysed throughout, including those related to the collection, display, exhibition and use of historic automobiles. The title takes a global and interdisciplinary view of the subject with international contributions from both established and emerging scholars in the field. This book adds to the industrial heritage tourism literature and will appeal to a diverse audience, in particular those in the fields of cultural heritage and industrial heritage tourism, but also practitioners involved with the planning, restoration, exhibition and management of automobile heritage attractions and events.
Category: Business & Economics

Diecastx Magazine

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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


Author : Neal Bascomb
ISBN : 0385506619
Genre : Architecture
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The Roaring Twenties in New York was a time of exuberant ambition, free-flowing optimism, an explosion of artistic expression in the age of Prohibition. New York was the city that embodied the spirit and strength of a newly powerful America. In 1924, in the vibrant heart of Manhattan, a fierce rivalry was born. Two architects, William Van Alen and Craig Severance (former friends and successful partners, but now bitter adversaries), set out to imprint their individual marks on the greatest canvas in the world--the rapidly evolving skyline of New York City. Each man desired to build the city’s tallest building, or ‘skyscraper.’ Each would stop at nothing to outdo his rival. Van Alen was a creative genius who envisioned a bold, contemporary building that would move beyond the tired architecture of the previous century. By a stroke of good fortune he found a larger-than-life patron in automobile magnate Walter Chrysler, and they set out to build the legendary Chrysler building. Severance, by comparison, was a brilliant businessman, and he tapped his circle of downtown, old-money investors to begin construction on the Manhattan Company Building at 40 Wall Street. From ground-breaking to bricklaying, Van Alen and Severance fought a cunning duel of wills. Each man was forced to revamp his architectural design in an attempt to push higher, to overcome his rival in mid-construction, as the structures rose, floor by floor, in record time. Yet just as the battle was underway, a third party entered the arena and announced plans to build an even larger building. This project would be overseen by one of Chrysler’s principal rivals--a representative of the General Motors group--and the building ultimately became known as The Empire State Building. Infused with narrative thrills and perfectly rendered historical and engineering detail, Higher brings to life a sensational episode in American history. Author Neal Bascomb interweaves characters such as Al Smith and Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leading up to an astonishing climax that illustrates one of the most ingenious (and secret) architectural achievements of all time.
Category: Architecture

Gulf Mirage 1967 To 1982

Author : Ed McDonough
ISBN : 9781845842512
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book details the origin and history of the Mirage sports cars which the British John Wyer Automotive firm designed and built to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1967 and 1975, funded by the Gulf Oil Corporation. The cars began as developments of the Ford GT40 but soon assumed their own identity. After 1975, the Mirage was no longer in John Wyer hands but the name continued in other hands. This book includes the developmental and race history, with a full list of all events and individual chassis numbers.
Category: Sports & Recreation


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ISBN : UOM:39015048122710
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 52.23 MB
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Category: Automobiles

Motor Racing

Author : Anthony Carter
ISBN : 9781845842796
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Stunning photographs from motor racing history, most previously unpublished, in a book that examines the many facets of Grand Prix racing before the dominance of television.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Motor Sport

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105128596157
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles

Woodstock El Caballero

Author : Walter Scott
ISBN : BNC:1001082648
Genre : Gran Bretanya
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Category: Gran Bretanya

Autocar Motor

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ISBN : UOM:39015020002542
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 85.20 MB
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Category: Automobiles