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The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
A Complete History of the Toyota Supra
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
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.
One Hit Wonders: The Story of One Off Grand Prix Winners
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,540. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Stanhope Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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 - 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 Nearly Men
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Stanhope Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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)
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
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.
The First Auto Laws in the United States
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Chevrolet Corvair Design And Engineering Flawed From Its Inception
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
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.
Alberto Ascari
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Some racing fans recall Alberto Ascari primarily for his wreck at the harbor during the 1955 Grand Prix of Monaco. His Lancia went into the water and fortunately he escaped unscathed following the accident. Alberto was a racer's racer. He won back to back world Formula 1 titles that were sandwiched between his appearance in the 1952 Indy 500. Unfortunately he became a victim of the sport he loved.
Masten Gregory Formula One And Indy Driver From Kansas, U.S.A.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Masten Gregory's greatest triumph came in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Endurance Race. Teamed with rookie, and future F1 World Champion Jochen Rindt, he drove a Ferrari that was an underdog at the beginning of the race. At Indianapolis Masten drove one of Mickey Thompson's cars, a small speedster. Gregory defied predictions that he would be killed imminently because of his aggressive driving style.
Meine vier Oldtimer Raritäten
Price: $2.65 USD. Words: 15,300. Language: German. Published: March 31, 2014 by Ebozon Verlag. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Vintage & Post Vintage Car. Das Oldtimer Quartett – Vom Traum zur Wirklichkeit.