American Muscle Cars 2017

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Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760350607
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A muscle-car calendar unlike any other, featuring the rarest vehicles on Earth. American Muscle Cars 2017 features 16 months of brutish machines from America's fastest decade, captured in all their glory by renowned auto photographers Tom Loeser and Ron Kimball. Showcasing some of the rarest of the outrageous high-performance cars that exploded onto the scene in the 1960s, this calendar includes muscle offerings from GM, Ford, Dodge, and Plymouth.

American Muscle Cars Mini 2017

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Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760350645
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A smaller muscle-car calendar unlike any other, featuring the rarest vehicles on Earth. American Muscle Cars Mini 2017 is the ultimate collection of Detroit muscle in a smaller size, perfect for your office or garage. Featuring studio portraits of the hottest hardware from the 1960s and 1970s, master photographer Randy Leffingwell has captured each car in vivid color. This calendar includes super-high-performance offerings from GM, Ford, Dodge, and Plymouth.

Art of Corvette 2017

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Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760350706
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Chevrolet's Corvette is one of the most distinctive and beautiful American vehicles on the road today. This 16-month calendar is full of high-quality studio portraits of Corvette models, from vintage to modern, shot by photographers Randy Leffingwell and Tom Loeser. Art of the Corvette 2017 will remind fans young and old why they love this car. Includes a 17x12-inch photographic art print suitable for framing!

Barn Find Collector Cars 2017

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Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760350737
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Barn Find Collector Cars 2017 is a vivid 16-month calendar showcasing the amazing automotive barn finds. This barn-find banzai run reveals classic and collectible cars, from Packard sedans to midcentury Fords and Chevs, as well as rare like a supercharged Cord Beverly sedan. Whether kept in pristine shape in the family garage or left to rot out behind the wood shed, you'll find them all in Barn Find Collector Cars 2017.

The Art of the Classic Sports Car

Author: Stuart Codling
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760358214
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sports cars are the athletes of the automotive world. Always nimble and quick, often powerful, sports cars fly where other cars lumber, and dash where others plod. The definition of a sports car is somewhat fluid, and the question "What was the first sports car?" will often incite a heated debate among enthusiasts. Still, most car fans feel that they know a sports car when they see one and when asked to name a few will rattle off a remarkably similar list of name plates: Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW. Pressed harder, more exotic and obscure brands will emerge: DB, Alpine, Bugatti, Lancia. Sports cars have offered road and track excitement for nearly 100 years. The original cars evolved for racing, but their appeal and popularity ensured that production versions were soon available for those whose sporting intents never left the boulevard or winding back road. Along the way, sports cars became more comfortable, sometimes almost practical, and above all handsome. But never have they been boring. The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers enthusiasts a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe all shot in the studio to ensure a handsome and desirable book. Each featured car includes a profile discussing the car's place in sports car history along with technical and performance specs as well as a smattering of historical images and period ads.

Art of the Mustang

Author: Donald Farr
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760347867
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Stunning images of Mustang's greatest hits are given context by informative text hitting the high points of each featured car, along with tech-spec boxes and period ads and brochures.

American Muscle Cars

Author: Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760350981
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This is the muscle car history to own--a richly illustrated chronicle of America's greatest high-performance cars, told from their 1960s beginning through the present day! In the 1960s, three incendiary ingredients--developing V-8 engine technology, a culture consumed by the need for speed, and 75 million baby boomers entering the auto market--exploded in the form of the factory muscle car. The resulting vehicles, brutal machines unlike any the world had seen before or will ever see again, defined the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll generation. American Muscle Cars chronicles this tumultuous period of American history through the primary tool Americans use to define themselves: their automobiles. From the street-racing hot rod culture that emerged following World War II through the new breed of muscle cars still emerging from Detroit today, this book brings to life the history of the American muscle car. When Pontiac's chief engineer, John Z. DeLorean, and his team bolted a big-inch engine into the division's intermediate chassis, they immediately invented the classic muscle car. In those 20 minutes it took Bill Collins and Russ Gee to bolt a 389 ci V-8 engine into a Tempest chassis they created the prototype for Pontiac's GTO--and changed the course of automotive history. From that moment on, American performance cars would never be the same. American Muscle Cars tells the story of the most desirable cars ever to come out of Detroit. It's a story of flat-out insanity told at full throttle and illustrated with beautiful photography.

Formula One The Pursuit of Speed

Author: Maurice Hamilton
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 178131649X
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The adrenaline-fueled, high-octane world of Formula One has created some of the greatest moments in sporting history. Its infamous circuits have played host to intense rivalries that have produced moments of tragedy and triumph that read like a film script. Since the 1950s, Bernard Cahier and his son, Paul- Henri, have been trackside capturing the drama of the Formula One Championships. Their stunning photographs chronicle both the changing face of the teams and their cars, from Lotus and Cooper to Williams and Ferrari, and of course the legendary drivers who have pushed their machines and themselves to the limits. Formula One correspondent Maurice Hamilton brings the stories behind these photographs to life; from the charismatic rivalries of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss and the highly competitive Championship battles of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, through to the historic tales of Monaco’s winding course and the atmospheric crowds of Monza. With over 300 photographs – from the 1950s to the present day – all from The Cahier Archive and many previously unpublished, The Pursuit of Speed is the ultimate celebration of Formula One.

The Complete Book of Ford Mustang

Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760346623
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First published in 2007 by Motorbooks, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.

The Pig Book

Author: Citizens Against Government Waste
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 146685314X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The federal government wastes your tax dollars worse than a drunken sailor on shore leave. The 1984 Grace Commission uncovered that the Department of Defense spent $640 for a toilet seat and $436 for a hammer. Twenty years later things weren't much better. In 2004, Congress spent a record-breaking $22.9 billion dollars of your money on 10,656 of their pork-barrel projects. The war on terror has a lot to do with the record $413 billion in deficit spending, but it's also the result of pork over the last 18 years the likes of: - $50 million for an indoor rain forest in Iowa - $102 million to study screwworms which were long ago eradicated from American soil - $273,000 to combat goth culture in Missouri - $2.2 million to renovate the North Pole (Lucky for Santa!) - $50,000 for a tattoo removal program in California - $1 million for ornamental fish research Funny in some instances and jaw-droppingly stupid and wasteful in others, The Pig Book proves one thing about Capitol Hill: pork is king!