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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.
The Mercedes 300S, Sc
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,820. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The 300S W188 was considered the true successor of the monumental pre-war 500 and 540K cars. It was the third major new introduction by Daimler-Benz within 1951. This e-book was revised in March 2016 and covers also the very interesting coach-built versions in detail. It comes with great recent color photography and explains the cars' chassis number and data card in detail
The Mercedes Adenauer
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The 300 Adenauer W186 surprised everyone, when launched in 1951. Nobody had expected Daimler-Benz to launch a brand new luxury car just six years after WWII. This guide was revised in March 2016 and covers all 300 variations including the coach-built versions in definite detail. It explains the chassis numbers and data card and comes with superb recent color photography
The Mercedes W108, W109 V8
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 26,850. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
The 300SEL 6.3 was for Daimler-Benz a milestone. It was a mixture of two cars that did not sell too well: the 600 and 300SEL. Quickly followed by two smaller 3.5 and 4.5 l engines, the V8 should establish itself as the ideal power plant for the luxurious S-class. This revised e-book comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide, many recent photos and explains in detail the VIN and data card
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 Mercedes R129 SL
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,520. 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 Dec. 2016, this book with comprehensive buyer's guide tells the R129's complete story. It also explains its VIN and data card in great detail
The Mercedes R107/C107
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 36,630. 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 for example can be as much fun to drive. The same is true for the SLC. If you have an interest in the SL/SLC, this book tells their story. With 200 pages and more than 150 mostly recent color photos it comes with a comprehensive buyer’s guide, looks at price developments up to Nov. 2016 and much much more
The Mercedes 170V
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The 170V W136, launched in 1947, was the desperate attempt by Daimler-Benz to step out of the ruins of WWII. Based on a 1936 design, it earned the company sufficient funds to build cars such as the 300 Adenauer or 300SL. Fully revised in March 2016, this book covers the car’s history, explains chassis number and data card and looks at a downsized version of it in connection with Auto-Union
The Mercedes W111 Fintail
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The six-cylinder W111 sedan followed in 1959 the successful ponton Mercedes and was the first development with a keen eye on safety. It was also the first Mercedes that was specifically designed with the export business in mind. This revised book comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide and superb recent color photography. It explains in detail chassis number, data card and looks at recent prices
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 300SL
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The 300SL is a true automotive icon, for some the coupe more than the roadster. This e-book covers the car's history, lets the reader experience a special pre-production roadster and comes like all other books by the author superbly illustrated with many recent color photos. It explains in detail the chassis number and data card and ends with two men, who used the Gullwing as daily driver
The Mercedes R231 SL
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,200. 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 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 Mercedes R230 SL
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 39,630. 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 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.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R171
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 37,930. 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 200-page reference book comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide, great non-MB photography plus detailed VIN/FIN and data card explanations.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R170
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 32,470. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SLK R170 was Mercedes' entry ticket into the compact, more affordable roadster market. This 180-page reference book was updated in Feb. 2017 and tells its complete story. It comes with over 160 mostly recent color photos, offers a comprehensive buyer's guide and explains in great detail the VIN and data card, It looks at possible problems with the top, discusses all engines and much much more

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