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Triumph Standard Cars 1945 To 1984

Author : Kevin Warrington
ISBN : 178711077X
Genre : Transportation
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Two brands with an established pedigree were brought together in 1945 to form Standard-Triumph International by Sir John Black, then chairman of the Standard Motor Company. The inspired use of the Triumph brand, initially on a conventionally designed saloon, and then on a world beating range of sports cars that immediately gained success in competition, created a strong desire for the brand among enthusiastic motorists who appreciated its style and engineering. Changing use of language led to the Standard brand being discontinued with all models subsequently sold as Triumphs. Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984 looks at every model produced by the company from 1945 until the end of production in 1984 with the Triumph Acclaim, a car sometimes derided by purists, but the car that paved the way for co-operation between the remains of the former British Leyland behemoth and Honda of Japan. Each model is fully illustrated and described with comprehensive technical detail.
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Automotive Mascots

Author : David Kay
ISBN : 9781845847852
Genre : Transportation
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A full colour guide to British radiator and accessory mascots of 1896 to 1960 compiled by two leading experts in the field. Packed with information and stunning pictures, this comprehensive guide is a must for collectors and would-be collectors. As well as detailing the authors' collecting experiences, the book tells the reader how to get started, where to buy and - very importantly - how to spot fakes. 54 British marque mascots are covered, as are mascots produced by corporations such as ICI and the accessory mascots which owners could purchase to individualise their cars
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The Book Of The Standard Motor Company

Author : Graham Robson
ISBN : 9781845843434
Genre : Transportation
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Starting with the original Standard prototype of 1903, this book covers the scores of Standard models built until the brand was discontinued in 1963 (Britain) and 1987 (India). It also covers the Ferguson tractor involvement, millitary aero-engine manufacture, military aircraft manufacturer (including Beaufighter and Mosquito fighter-bombers), Rolls-Royce Avon turbo-jet military engine manufacture, and Triumph cars.
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A To Z Of Sports Cars 1945 1990

Author : Mike Lawrence
ISBN : 1870979818
Genre : Transportation
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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles
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Fordism Transformed

Author : International Conference on Business History 1994
ISBN : 0198289618
Genre : Business & Economics
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· Topical · Written by leading Japanese, America, and European scholars · Based on proceedings of prestigious international conference Japan is now the world's largest producer of cars but it only began to catch up with its competitors after World War II by studying and modifying the Ford system of mass production implemented first in the USA in the early part of the century. Other countries have also developed the system in their own ways with varying degrees of success. The papers in this volume will examine and compare the experiences of different countries in modifying the Ford system, and the impact of the `quality control movement' and lean production in Japan.
Category: Business & Economics

Encyclopaedia Of Classic Cars

Author : Rob de la Rive Box
ISBN : 1579581188
Genre : Reference
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A lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, Building Jerusalem suggests that even after fifty years of state planning of Britain's "leisure industries" the country is nevertheless approaching the millennium in a state of cultural confusion. Drawing on a wealth of historical material from Scotland, Wales, and English provincial towns, as well as the more familiar London story, Pick and Anderton contend that the original meaning of cultural language has been distorted by the fashionable phrase-making of modern government agencies, and by the inaccurate and misleading view of cultural history that is constantly presented to the public. The authors unfold fascinating stories of Britain's cultural past, before state support of the arts. They vividly relate the great changes wrought by the industrial revolution and by the development of the twentieth century media and describe the long history of Church and Royal support for the arts, as well as the long periods when all of the arts
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The World Guide To Automobile Manufacturers

Author : Nick Baldwin
ISBN : UCSD:31822003818515
Genre : Business & Economics
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Briefly traces the history of more than a thousand automobile manufacturers, and describes innovations in design and style
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Author : Gillian Bardsley
ISBN : 1840467789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alec Issigonis is the creator of some of the most celebrated car designs of the 20th century. Gillian Bardsley tells the personal story of this complex and truly gifted man.
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Mg 1945 1984

Author : David Knowles
ISBN : 1882256522
Genre : Transportation
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By David A. Knowles. The first postwar MG was the famous TC Midget launched in October 1945. From small beginnings the MG marque went on to conquer the North American sports car market. Photographs of the TC, TD, TF, MGA, Midget, and early MGB captured on the road and in competition that includes Sebring, Le Mans, and record-breaking runs on the Utah salt flats.
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