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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.
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, & 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 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 W108, W109 V8 With Buyer's Guide, Chassis Number And Data Card Explanation
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,070. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
The Mercedes-Benz W109 300SEL 6.3 was for Daimler-Benz an important milestone. It was a mixture of two cars that did not sell too well: the 600 and 300SEL. Updated in April 2018, this 220-page book tells the complete story of the 6.3, 3.5 and 4.5 L versions. It comes with a buyer's guide and superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography; this includes pictures of the suspension.
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
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.
My Cars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This is a sort of potted history of forty-six years of motoring. It is the story of the vehicles that I have driven, and occasionally wrecked and repaired since I first ventured onto the road. Included are the cars that I wanted to build and the one that I successfully completed.
Peter Collins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Peter Collins was the son of a garage owner who began racing after being suspended from school. He apprenticed with his father and started entering cars in local events. By 1956 he was racing works Ferraris for Enzo Ferrari. Peter's new home was a villa across from the Ferrari factory in Modena. In two years time he had won multiple sports car races and 3 F1 events at Reims, Silverstone and Spa.
Bricks & Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,830. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018 by Gearhead Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Bricks & Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500, explores the cultural significance, endearing legacy, and nitty-gritty phenomenon of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Bricks & Bones reveals the landscape of this small Indiana town, etched forever in the halls of racing history. Its people, places, and mystique all brought to life by Automoblog.net's Tony Borroz.
Richie Ginther
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Phil Hill and Richie Ginther were Ferrari works drivers in the early 1960s, two of the three principal drivers of the Dino Shark-nosed cars entered in Formula 1 events by Maranello boss Enzo Ferrari. Though Ginther was never a World Champion like Hill, he nevertheless played a significant role in the European type of racing. In fact when Richie retired he settled in France where he died in 1989.
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 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 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
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.
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
Ludovico Scarfiotti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Ludovico Scarfiotti was a talented mid 20th century Formula 1 and sports car driver from Lodi, Italy. He ran Le Mans, Sebring, the Grand Prix circuit and was an excellent hill climber in Europe. Unfortunately his early demise occurred while he was participating in the European hill climbing championship near Berchtesgaden, Germany. He also raced NASCAR including the Rockingham 500 race of 1963.
Jose Froilan Gonzalez
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Jose Froilan Gonzalez was like a meteor that flashed in the sport of international racing in the 1950s. The Buenos Aires native competed for 11 years. He won the British Grand Prix in 1951 and 1954. The former race was especially important in his career. It was the first victory for Ferrari in Formula1. Gonzalez began grand prix racing as a Maserati driver, switching to Ferrari soon after, in 1951
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.
The First Auto Laws in the United States
Price: $2.99 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.

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