Drive Time

Author: Aaron Sigmond
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847862290
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A century of automotive-inspired watches. This lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines. A detailed look at the development and history of timepieces influenced by automotive design, made in direct partnership with automotive firms or historically important presences in the world of motorsports. A comprehensive index features more than ninety automobile-inspired watches of the early and mid-twentieth century, such as the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera and Monaco, up through current timepieces such as those found in the Chopard Mille Miglia, Breitling by Bentley, Porsche Design, Hublot Ferrari, Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin, and IWC Mercedes-Benz AMG collections. Informative, insightful, and entertaining, Drive Time is an invaluable reference for the mechanical connoisseur.

Drive Time

Author: Aaron Sigmond
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847848188
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A century of automotive-inspired watches. This lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines. A detailed look at the development and history of timepieces influenced by automotive design, made in direct partnership with automotive firms or historically important presences in the world of motorsports. A comprehensive index features more than ninety automobile-inspired watches of the early and mid-twentieth century, such as the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera and Monaco, up through current timepieces such as those found in the Chopard Mille Miglia, Breitling by Bentley, Porsche Design, Hublot Ferrari, Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin, and IWC Mercedes-Benz AMG collections. Informative, insightful, and entertaining, Drive Time is an invaluable reference for the mechanical connoisseur.

Cars

Author: Stephen Bayley
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840916060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sources are eclectic, results mixed, but one thing is certain: car design is being forced up an ever tightening spiral of creativity. These machines are memorials of our tastes, yearnings and capabilities. They have layers of meaning and can, as Henry Ford knew, be read like a book... if only you know how. The story of the car is the story of how the objects of industry became a medium of artistic expression.This book tells that story in a series of case studies which reveal national characteristics: American flair, German technical suprematism, French vernacular chic, gorgeous Italian sculpture, English antiquarianism, Japanese ingenuity, Swedish responsibility. Cars featured appear in chronological date order from the 1908 Ford Model T to 2003 BMW 5 Series.The chosen cars will be specially photographed in a uniform style and reproduced in very textured, 4 colour b/w so as to distance this book from the cliches and conventions of specialist automotive publishing and to highlight form and shape. Each picture will be accompanied by a short critical essay including essential historical material together with colourful anecdotage and quotations as well as a persuasive aesthetic appraisal of each vehicle. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Author: Garth Stein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061738098
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The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein–a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

Motorcycle GP Racing in the 1960s

Author: Chris Pereira
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845844165
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines the classic period of Grand Prix racing from 1960 to 1969, and the men and machines involved. A fascinating exploration of the last decade of ‘traditional’ Grand Prix racing, before significant events changed the nature of the sport forever.

Tag Heuer

Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9782759404124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The story of speed, of the hunt for speed, of catching time, of mastering time. This book presents the story of Tag Heuer, the legendary time brand.

100 Years of the Isle of Man TT

Author: David Wright
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847976484
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Run over the everyday roads of the Isle of Man for over 100 years, the world-famous Tourist Trophy races have gripped the imaginations of successive generations of motorcyclists. From the earliest days of single-speed, belt-driven machines delivering 5 bhp, to the highly developed projectiles of today offering a fearsome 200 bhp, race fans have thronged the roadside banks and watched in awe as the best racing motorcyclists in the world rode the fastest machines of their day around the twists, turns and climbs of the 374 mile Mountain Course, all in pursuit of a coveted Tourist Trophy. This new updated edition covering the 2007 - 2012 races, reveals the event's colourful history through the high-speed activities of great riders such as the Collier brothers, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness and many others. It also looks at the machines and mechanical developments and race organisation, plus the financial rewards and commercial interests; setting them all in the context of the triumphs and tragedies of a great sporting event that has seen average lap speeds rise from 40 mph to over 130 mph. Written in an easy style, this book reveals the Manx TT's colourful history through its great riders, machines, mechanical developments and race organisation and is superbly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs.

Playboy

Author: Aaron Sigmond
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608023X
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A one-of-a-kind illustrated tribute to the joys and history of the cigar--and the good life.

The Race Against Time

Author: Edward Pickering
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448126444
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When Chris Boardman first raced against Graeme Obree, in a time trial in Newtonards, Northern Ireland, in 1990, it was the start of a rivalry that captivated the British public for a decade and brought cycling on to the front pages. Boardman was the establishment figure: reserved, scientific, middle-class. Obree was the rebel: the Flying Scotsman, working-class, riding a home-made bike. Both were after one thing - to be the fastest man on two wheels. After Boardman had won Britain's first cycling gold medal for 72 years at the Barcelona Olympics (inspiring none other than Bradley Wiggins to get on a bike), attention turned to the world hour record, the blue riband event of track cycling. Between 1993 and 1996, the pair took it in turns to smash the record, with Boardman's team breaking the boundaries of technology and the loner Obree constantly reinventing ways of building and riding bikes while battling his many demons. The Race Against Time tells the story of how Britain first started to dominate cycling, but is also about the struggle between art and science, tradition and innovation, commercialism and individuality. It is the tale of two complex characters who redefined the sport and set in motion a new era in British cycling, the legacy of which we enjoy to this day.

Top Dead Center

Author: Kevin Cameron
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760327272
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Kevin Cameron is one of the most widely read motorcycle journalists in the world--for reasons that this collection makes immediately and undeniably clear. Here are the feature articles and columns that have made Cameron a must-read for motorcycle aficionados: stories of the racing life; interviews with top-notch racers; profiles of builders and engineers (like John Britten); accounts of changes in the racing world; analyses of riding techniques and winning technology; reports of races; and popular pieces about engine and suspension theory. With short introductions to each piece, Cameron puts his on-the-spot writing on motorcycle racing into context, and offers a quick, clear history of the best on bikes.