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Alberto Ascari
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
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.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R172
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 30,110. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles / History
The SLK R172 is the latest version of the successful Mercedes small sports car series. This fascinating and informative reference book gives a complete overview of its history from the SLK200 to the SLK55 AMG.it comes with superb photography, a comprehensive buyer's guide and continues with detailed explanations of the car's many features and a full list of its technical specifications.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R171
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This highly detailed book covers the complete history of the SLK R171 from the SLK200 Kompressor to the SLK55 AMG Black Series. Two other such books cover the R170 and R172. Unique photography, a comprehensive buyer’s guide and detailed explanations of the car’s features and upgrades make this reference book an ideal source of information, especially if you own a R171 or plan to buy one
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R170
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This meticulous and fascinating book covers the complete history of the SLK R170 from the 1994 concept car to the Brabus SLK6.5-32. Two other such books cover the R171 and R172. Remarkable photography, a comprehensive buyer’s guide and detailed explanations of the car’s features and upgrades make this reference book an ideal source of information, especially if you own a R170 or plan to buy one
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: 16,620. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book covers the complete history of the SL R230 with all its engine variatons. Backed by detailed information directly sourced from Daimler AG, it describes all changes/upgrades plus the AMG and Special Edition versions. Also major tuners such as Brabus, Carlsson and RENNtech are discussed. Detailed technical information and annual production figures of each model are included
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: 11,000. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This revised edition deals with the complete history of the Mercedes-Benz 220, 220S, SE and 230S and comes with over 60 unique photos, many of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG, it covers all upgrades and the racing history and coach-built versions. Complete technical specifications and annual production figures for each model are included
The Mercedes 300 Adenauer
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
This e-book covers the complete history of the W186 and W189 300 Adenauer. It comes with over 60 unique photos, most of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler-Benz, it deals with all engine variations, the updates, changes and coach-built versions. Complete techn. specs, prod. figures and a theoretical drive with K. Adenauer in his 300 is included