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Tesla: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Automotive
Tesla changed the way the public perceives electric vehicles, and that was just the beginning. It went on to redefine the automobile itself, and now aims to do the same to the energy industry. This is a comprehensive history of the company, told by the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who made it happen.
The Mercedes R107/C107
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 38,320. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The 560SL is the R107 everybody seems to want. But the R107 is more than that. An early 450SL or manual 350SL can be as much fun. The same is true for the SLC. If you have an interest in the SL/SLC, this book tells their story. With over 220 pages and more than 150 mostly recent color photos, it comes with a comprehensive buyer’s guide, looks at price developments up to Feb. 2018 and much more
The Mercedes R231 SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SL R231, launched in early 2012, is the newest edition to a sports car tradition that started in the mid-1950s. Occasionally called the luxury, not anymore the light sports car, this newest entry makes one forget about some sporting deficiencies that haunted a few predecessors. This e-book covers all engine variations, the AMG versions, the Special Editions and compares it with a BMW 650i
The Mercedes R129 SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,690. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SL R129 has started to become a collectable. Naturally the V8 is the most popular version, but why not also consider the cheaper six-cylinder. A special case is the V12. To buy one that is less than perfect is a guarantee to ruin you. Updated in February 2018, this book with comprehensive buyer's guide tells the R129's complete story. It also explains its VIN and data card in great detail
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R172
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 32,910. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SLK R172 is the first small Mercedes roadster that somehow resembles its larger brother, the SL. This has the advantage that one gets for substantially less money a car that looks almost like the "big brother". It continues with the markedly improved interior. This 180-page book comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide, explains VIN/FIN and data card and covers the cars' technical specs
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966)
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
The Mercedes-Benz, SLK R171
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 38,390. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SLK R171 was a step up from the successful R170 with its newer and beefier power plants. It is not only slightly longer and wider, also its interior is more up market and with the SLK55 AMG it offered the first V8 in its class. Updated in March 2017, this 220-page guide comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide, great non-MB photography plus detailed VIN/FIN and data card explanations.
The Mercedes R230 SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 40,780. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
If you search for a car that can hold its own, when parked next to a Porsche 911 Cabrio, don't look any further. Because the SL R230 is regarded by many as the best looking SL that has left Stuttgart after the famous SL Gullwing. Updated in March 2017, this book comes with a COMPREHENSIVE BUYER'S GUIDE, explains VIN and DATA CARD in detail and looks at potential problems with the vario-roof
The Accidental Bus Driver
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: British English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This is a view from the bus driver's seat. An observation of all the weird and wonderful events which happen on a bus driven by an Old Etonian bus driver. Most are hilarious.
Peter Arundell Lotus Formula One Driver & British Touring Car Racer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Before Lewis Hamilton's 2007 debut in Formula One Peter Arundell had the most successful start of any driver. Hamilton's two podium appearances in his first three races tied the achievement formally owned solely by Arundell. An intense competitor Peter was as adept at Goodwood meets in the early '60s as he was in Grand Prix racing. My e-book was researched from vintage newspapers and books.
Andrea de Cesaris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Andrea de Cesaris had a lengthy Formula 1 race career and also drove sports cars in endurance races. He started with Alfa Romeo and McLaren and later drove for the fledgling Jordan team in the early 1990s. He earned five podiums and flirted with victory at Spa-Francorchamps on one occasion. The closest de Cesaris came to winning was at Monaco in 1982. His Alfa gave out of gas on the final lap.
Luigi Musso
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Luigi Musso was at once an Italian race driver and playboy. He dated playgirl/writer Doris Lilly (author of How To Marry A Millionaire) and beautiful Italian actress Fiamma Breschi. Musso was unfortunately one of many casualties of the sport he loved best. He died at Reims, France early in the 1958 French Grand Prix. Breschi held his hand in the hospital before trying suicide the same day.

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