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Volvo Amazon

Author : Richard Dredge
ISBN : 9781785001055
Genre : Transportation
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In 1956, a prototype of a new passenger car from Volvo was presented. It became known as the Amazon in Sweden and the 121 and 122S in export markets, the latter denoting a more sporty derivative. However, despite its substantial appearance, all Amazons were surprisingly fleet of foot - this was one of the most sporty European saloons of the 1960s. With its elegant, timeless styling the Amazon broke new ground for Volvo - and for passenger cars as a whole. This new book covers the complete story of the Volvo Amazon, from 1956 onwards, including full production histories, comprehensive specification details, and over 250 photographs. The book covers the history of Volvo before and after the Amazon, and development and production of all Amazon derivatives from 1956-1970, including the 121, 122S, 123GT and all of the estate editions. There are biographies of key Volvo personnel, including the company's first designer, Jan Wilsgaard. Also included is the Amazon in motorsport, plus driver biographies: Tom Trana, Sylvia Osterberg and Carl-Magnus Skogh. There is a full buying guide along with tips on tuning and modifying, including rally preparation, and an insight into what the press thought of each Amazon derivative, with pages also devoted to how the car was marketed in period. An ideal resource for owners, or anyone with an interest in the evolution of these classic cars, which is superbly illustrated with 250 colour photographs.
Category: Transportation

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Scenes From An Automotive Wonderland

Author : Gregory A. Cagle
ISBN : 9781476671789
Genre : Transportation
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“Filled with the black-and-white photographs [Cagle] took, along with make and model information and personal commentary on unusual automobiles that have since all but disappeared…Cagle makes it easy to feel the excitement and enthusiasm he felt as a young boy. Any car spotter will enjoy this book, and may find a 26 horsepower favorite. The book is presented in a pleasant, easily readable format… recommended”—Choice “A gamut of wonderfully rare and unusual photographs…a book with so many unusual cars and scenes that it boggles the mind…a must read”—SAH Journal “This books is a collection of [Cagle’s] photographs with extremely informative descriptions and a history of each car. The writing is very personable and engaging…very well researched…. Recommended—ARBA “Features 105 specimens of auto exotica…. An interesting examination of automotive esoterica”—Vintage Roadcar “This is exactly the sort of material that take you back to the fifties, or shows you what the streets of Europe looked like at that time. Cagle has meticulously researched the cars in this book…his style of writing is pleasant, informative and humorous. He avoids the usual mistakes you can find on the Internet, and paints the wider picture, without becoming pedantic”—Rumcar News Gregory Cagle was a 10-year-old car fanatic when his family moved from New Jersey to Germany in 1956. For the next five years he photographed unusual, rare and sometimes bizarre automobiles throughout Europe. This book features 105 specimens of auto exotica, captured with Cagle’s Iloca Rapid-B 35mm camera—not showpieces in museums but daily drivers in their natural habitats. In the background can be glimpsed, here and there, the mood of postwar Europe. The story behind each photo is told, with dates and locations, information and history about the cars and some of their owners, along with Cagle’s personal anecdotes.
Category: Transportation

The New Domestic Automakers In The United States And Canada

Author : A.J. Jacobs
ISBN : 9780739188262
Genre : Political Science
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This book provides a unique historical and qualitative review of ten foreign automakers with plants in developed North America from their early beginnings to their export entry into North America. It seeks to expand the knowledge of American and Canadian policymakers pursuing a new foreign motor vehicle assembly plant or Foreign Direct Investment.
Category: Political Science

Tough Tough Toys For Tough Tough Boys

Author : Will Self
ISBN : 9780802193384
Genre : Fiction
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Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys is a new collection of cork-screwed tales from the author of Great Apes. The Guardian (London) describes Will Self as “a wayward genius,” and you can find out why when you observe the author’s pitiless dissection of the foibles of men, women, and the Volvo 760 Turbo. Self’s world is a no-funhouse of warped mirrors. A man is seduced into a misanthropically charged symbiosis with the insects infesting his cottage—he has entered “Flytopia.” In “A Story for Europe,” a two-year-old English child utters his first, halting words . . . in business German. In “Caring, Sharing,” status-conscious New Yorkers navigate the perils of dating along with their very literal “inner children.” In “The Rock of Crack as Big as the Ritz,” a black Londoner discovers an enormous rock of crack cocaine underpinning his house—and quickly turns it into an efficient little empire. In the title story a psychoanalyst strips away all the sangfroid of his professionalism to find beneath . . . precisely nothing. And in the short novella “The Nonce Prize,” a man framed for a sex crime he didn’t commit finds that his only way out is to win a short-story competition. Sharp, funny, and packed with verbal fireworks, Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys confirms yet again Will Self’s stature as one of the most accomplished and original writers of his generation.
Category: Fiction

Automobile Year

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010569841
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City Of Lost Girls

Author : Declan Hughes
ISBN : 9781848543584
Genre : Fiction
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In LA there's a killer on the loose. He kills young and rootless girls and he always kills in threes. Back in Dublin, Ed Loy, happy in a new relationship, is reunited with Jack Donovan, a film director friend from LA with a turbulent personal history. When the third young female extra fails to show for work on Jack's movie, Loy begins to suspect Jack. And when the previous victims of the 'Three-in-One Killer' are discovered in LA at locations Jack used for his movies, Loy's suspicion hardens. Loy flies to LA to liaise with the LAPD on their investigation. He must find something in his and Jack's shared past that can point to the killer, and hope against hope that whatever he finds will point away from his old friend.And then, when he finally unearths the truth, it looks like it may be too late. Back in Dublin, the 'Three-in-One Killer' has broken his pattern, broken cover and struck at Ed Loy where he is most vulnerable. Time is not on Loy's side as he mounts a desperate fight to outwit a ruthless psychopath and save the last of the lost girls.
Category: Fiction

Weak Points Of Cars

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ISBN : UCAL:B5465760
Genre : Motor vehicles
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Category: Motor vehicles