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The Big Healeys

Author : John Nikas
ISBN : 9781445673813
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 39.20 MB
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The story of the iconic and powerful Big Austin-Healey sports cars.
Category: Transportation

Austin Healey

Author : Geoffrey Healey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037180135
Genre : Austin-Healey automobile
File Size : 40.41 MB
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Category: Austin-Healey automobile

The Big Healeys

Author : Graham Robson
ISBN : 0900549556
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 59.11 MB
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The Big Healeys: A CollectorÆs Guide Graham Robson Detailed model-by-model descriptions, competition achievements, technical and restoration information and invaluable reference data. ... Big Healeys is full of good solid advice on selecting and restoring one of the legendary cars ... Car Exchange. ... Sftbd., 9 1/2x 7 1/2, 128 pgs., 13 ill.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Austin Healey Big Healeys

Author : Reid Trummel
ISBN : 9781845843922
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 80.4 MB
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Having this book in your pocket is like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of real ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
Category: Transportation

Mr Big Healey

Author : Norman Burr
ISBN : 9781845842574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 34.73 MB
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This is the authorized biography of one of the best-liked bad boys in British motorsport. John Chatham, driver, racer, repairer, rebuilder, tuner, trader and lover of Austin-Healeys, was in the words of Geoffrey Healey “uncontrollable” in his youth, and has only mildly mellowed with age. Burly and genial but formidably competitive, and not above bending the rules when he thought he could get away with it, to many he is the archetypal club racer. John is so synonymous with Austin-Healeys that the most famous racing Healey in the world, DD300, is so well-known mainly because John campaigned it for decades, notching up tens of thousands of racing miles. But his career embraces far more than one car, and until this biography no-one had attempted to fill in the gaps. The book is not a dry description of one club race after another. It does include a list of John’s principal sporting achievements, but no complete record exists of the hundreds of events which made up his competitive career, so the writer has not attempted to compile one. Instead Norman Burr, who was himself acquainted with John in his youth, has created a more rounded and personal account, full of motoring and sporting anecdotes, but also telling the story of John’s family, his work, his business, his three wives and his lovers. John has a comprehensive photo library from which the book is generously illustrated, with cartoons added to illustrate some of the moments that a camera was not around to record. Thoroughly politically incorrect even by the standards of the 1960s, it’s an account which will strike a chord not only with admirers of Big Healeys, but also with anyone who believes that independent thinking, and the courage to apply and enjoy it, is the greatest virtue of all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Big Healeys In Competition

Author : John Baggott
ISBN : 1861268289
Genre : Transportation
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For over ten years big Healeys, from the 100/4 to the 3000 Mark III were a force to be recokoned with on the track - at Sebring, Le Mans, in the Mille Miglia and in club competition - and, particularly, on the rally stage. Later the Jensen Healey too was raced by a small but dedicated band of drivers. This book looks at the competion history of these remarkable sports cars in rally, race and record attempt, including the competition history of many individual cars and the the works cars. This carefully researched title sheds new light on the still-glittering glories of the Big Healeys.
Category: Transportation

Austin Healey 100 And 3000

Author : John Heilig
ISBN : 0760300607
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 25.64 MB
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Austin-Healey 100 & 3000 John Heilig The Big Healeys were produced from 1953 to 1968, and were the fastest and most glamorous of all Healey offerings. Although they were built in England, a full 89% of them were exported to the US. In this beautifully produced work Heilig profiles dozens of pristine examples of the big Healeys from around the world. A fresh and fascinating look at a classic British sports car. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 1 5/8, 128 pgs., 4 b&w ill., 76 color.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Big Year

Author : Mark Obmascik
ISBN : 9781439107454
Genre : Nature
File Size : 61.5 MB
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Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus's hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record -- one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested...finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest -- or maybe the worst -- birding contest of all time. With an engaging, unflappably wry humor, Obmascik memorializes their wild and crazy exploits and, along the way, interweaves an entertaining smattering of science about birds and their own strange behavior with a brief history of other bird-men and -women; turns out even Audubon pushed himself beyond the brink when he was chasing and painting the birds of America. A captivating tour of human and avian nature, passion and paranoia, honor and deceit, fear and loathing, The Big Year shows the lengths to which people will go to pursue their dreams, to conquer and categorize -- no matter how low the stakes. This is a lark of a read for anyone with birds on the brain -- or not.
Category: Nature