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Chevrolet Corvair Design And Engineering Flawed From Its Inception
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Ralph Nader was a critic of the Chevrolet Corvair. A book he wrote cited the rear-engine car's tendency to roll over, even at slow speeds. Nader was vocal at Senate hearings regarding Corvair's most egregious flaw. This was a seepage of carbon dioxide into the car's passenger compartment. My ebook looks at GM's consistent denials of any problems despite numerous deaths among Corvair owners.
The First Auto Laws in the United States
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Stopping speeders by throwing logs in front of their car? Having a man walk in front of the car waving a red flag, to warn it is coming? Putting the initials of the driver on a piece of metal to act as his license plate? Giving a driver's license to anyone who has the use of both arms? These are but a few examples from this book of the first laws dealing with new-fangled automobiles.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966)
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Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966) tells how Ford Motor Company and Team Lotus joined to conquer the Indianapolis 500, inaugurating the modern era of higher automotive technology supported by corporate money - especially the opening shots of the infamous tire wars between Firestone and Goodyear. Speeds climbed quickly until tragedy struck in turn four in 1964.
A Complete History of the Toyota Supra
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Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
A definitive history of the Toyota Supra, written by award-winning automotive historian Aaron Severson, with a forward by Tom Blackman of Olathe Toyota Parts Center. The book documents the development of each generation of the US-spec Supra, and includes original photos and technical specs.
Meine vier Oldtimer Raritäten
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Price: $2.65 USD. Words: 15,300. Language: German. Published: March 31, 2014 by Ebozon Verlag. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
Vintage & Post Vintage Car. Das Oldtimer Quartett – Vom Traum zur Wirklichkeit.
Hyundai Way: Hyundai Speed
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Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
In the wake of the recent accomplishments of the Hyundai Motor Group and respectively the Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors brands a question is often raised, “What makes Hyundai so successful?” The objective for Hyundai Way: Hyundai Speed is simply to share insights into the Hyundai Motor Group—a unique inside view of a unique corporate culture.
The Nearly Men
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Stanhope Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Over 400 drivers have taken part in World Championship Grand Prix racing, since it's inception in 1950. Some have won championships, others just races. Then there are those who sat on edge of greatness. Those who stood on the podium but cannot claim a victory to their name. This is their story.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Three: Watson’s Wonders (1959 – 1962)
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Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Volume Three: Watson's Wonders (1959 – 1962) tells the story of the how the racing creations of A.J. Watson came to dominate this era at the Speedway, to then be challenged by the rear engine creations of the Coopers and Mickey Thompson. Each year features an epic "500", with Speedway legends Jim Rathmann, A.J. Foyt and Rodger Ward (twice) the victors.
One Hit Wonders: The Story of One Off Grand Prix Winners
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,540. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Stanhope Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
A look at the drivers and teams who have won only one World Championship Grand Prix, since the formation of the championship in 1950. Updated for 2013 with all the latested information and statistics, plus photographs.
The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns
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Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
REVISED EDITION - First of five book series examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1946 to 1969. Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns includes the story of the Speedway’s catastrophic opening, its 1945 sale to Tony Hulman, and each race from 1946 through 1953, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend.
The Mercedes R230 SL
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book is all about the Mercedes SL R230 from the SL280 to the SL65 AMG Black Series. It does not only cover the facelifts and engine up- and downgrades, it also deals with all Special Edition versions plus the interesting tuning scene that excited us with cars such as the SL65 Vanish and the Carlsson and RENNtech variations. It comes with some 170 unique, mostly non DB photos
The Mercedes R231 SL
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book deals with the Mercedes SL R231, launched in early 2012. It covers all engines, the Special Edition and AMG versions and compares the SL with a BMW 650i Cabrio. Some 70 photos of all versions of this SL are included. It is part of a series of e-books by Bernd S. Koehling that cover all Mercedes SL cars from the 1950s till today. The author has over DB 20 e-books/books to his credit
The Mercedes W111 Fintail
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book deals with the history of the Mercedes-Benz 220 and 230 W111 sedan series. It covers the interesting racing history, offers an insight into the coach-built station wagon models and takes the reader back to the 1960s, where he can enjoy the ride in a chauffeur-driven black 220S. The book comes with some 60 unique, non Daimler-Benz photos, most of them in color
The Mercedes 300 Adenauer
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
This e-book covers the history of one of the most important cars, Daimler-Benz had launched in the 1950s: the W186 and W189 Mercedes 300 Adenauer. It deals with its rare coach-built versions and takes the reader back into the 1950s into the cars of the first German chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, who had owned six of them. The book comes with some 60 unique, non DB photos, most of them in color.