Detroit Muscle

Factory Lightweights and Purpose-Built Muscle Cars
Author: Charles Morris
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 161325301X
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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The muscle car era, and the era that immediately preceded it, are a unique window in time; it is one that we will not likely see again. Post-war USA was a place where people wanted to move on from the horrors of conflict, to embrace an era of peace, and to pursue, well, all sorts of things. A whole generation was entering a new prosperity, with home ownership on the rise, gainful employment increasing, the building of suburbs, and a new interstate system connecting everyone. That all helped increase our dependence upon, and in turn, deepen our love affair with the automobile. It started in the 1950s, when automakers realized that if they made their cars more powerful than brand X and won races on the weekends as well, sales would follow those victories into the dealership. Not everybody was enamored with all this new-found performance, however, and throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, a struggle developed between building faster automobiles and appearing responsible and promoting the cause of safety. This led to racing participation on an all-out corporate level, followed by voluntary self-imposed and publicized bans, back-door cheating on said bans, and then investing in performance again. A byproduct of all this activity was some really fascinating and exciting cars. It began with standard-chassis cars growing bigger and including more powerful engines. Then they graduated to being lighter, putting big engines into mid-size chassis (muscle cars), and building race cars that barely resembled anything on the street. Detroit Muscle: Factory Lightweights and Purpose-Built Muscle Cars follows the evolution of the fastest, most powerful, and exciting vehicles of the era, in both drag racing and NASCAR. From early Hudson Hornets, to the birth of the Hemi, to aluminum and fiberglass panel sedans, to lightweight special-order muscle cars ready to race from the factory. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits


Author: Tim Boyd
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253958
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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In the 1960s, model kit building was a huge hobby. Kids built plastic kits of planes, tanks, race cars, space ships, creatures from scary movies, you name it. Before baseball card collecting, Pokémon, and video games, model kit building was one of the most popular hobby activities. Car and airplane kits were the most popular, and among the car kits, muscle cars, as we know them today, were one of the most popular categories. Many owners of real muscle cars today were not old enough to buy them when the cars were new, of course. Yet kids of the 1960s and 1970s worshiped these cars to an extent completely foreign to kids today. If you couldn’t afford or were too young to buy a muscle car back then, what could you do? For many, the next best thing was to buy, collect, and build muscle car kits from a variety of kit companies. Hundreds were made. Many of these kits have become collectible today, especially in original, unassembled form. Although people still build kits today, there is a broad market for collectors of nostalgic model kits. People love the kits for the great box art, to rekindle fond memories of building them 40 years ago, or even as a companion to the full-scale cars they own today. Here, world-leading authority Tim Boyd takes you through the entire era of muscle car kits, covering the options, collectability, variety availability, and value of these wonderful kits today. Boyd also takes you through the differences between the original kits, the older reproduction kits, and the new reproduction kits that many people find at swap meets today. If you are looking to build a collection of muscle car kits, interested in getting the kits of your favorite manufacturer or even just of the cars you have owned, this book will be a valuable resource in your model kit search.

The Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972

Facts, Figures and Features of Chevrolet's Legendary Muscle Car
Author: Dale McIntosh
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253656
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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Chevelles have always carried a certain aura about them. As Chevrolet's entry into the mid-sized muscle car market, they provided high sales numbers across many platforms as Chevrolet won the manufacturers crown six of nine years from 1964 to 1972. At the tip of the Chevrolet sales spear resided the Chevelle SS. Beginning in 1969, the Chevelle SS was no longer its own model and was relegated to being an option package. Hence, it can become difficult to determine if a 1969–1972 model was ordered from the factory with Super Sport equipment. Author and noted Chevelle expert Dale McIntosh discusses each model in a year-by-year format, providing correct information on what was and wasn't part of the Malibu SS, SS396, and SS-optioned Chevelle. Crucial to this is a firm understanding of plant-by-plant variances along with mid-year changes that he has identified to make your Chevelle SS factory correct. Rarely does a book offer this much hard data in an easy and concise read. You will be confident that your Chevelle SS is as original as possible.

Creative Industries of Detroit

The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder
Author: Leon Dixon
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613252137
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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As America entered the postwar 1950s a resurgence by the auto manufacturers enabled them to create the most eccentric and extravagant automobiles of all time. Fierce competition between designers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and independents such as Packard all turned to one car builder nestled firmly in America's bustling automotive mecca to help design the most elaborate prototype and concept cars ever: Creative Industries of Detroit. Author Leon Dixon's comprehensive account chronicles the greatest automotive achievements constructed at Creative Industries of Detroit. The careers of the company's founder, Fred Johnson, and his successor, Rex Terry, are examined to show how two former Chrysler employees led the most diverse automotive firm in all of Detroit. Dream cars created and examined in great detail include the Ford Atmos-FX, Mercury XM-800, Dodge Granada, Packard Balboa, Packard Panthers, Packard Request, Ford Mystere, Corvette Corvair, Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Delorean, and many more. An amazing amount of hardware was constructed, each make separate from the other, and with a high level of secrecy. Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder offers the most exhaustive and complete account of the 40-plus-year history creating dream, prototype, concept, and one-off cars from Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1950 Presidential Lincoln Limousine to the 1993 Mustang Mach III concept cars. This all-inclusive book is the first-ever on the subject, and features behind-the-scenes images and interviews never published before. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Muscle Car Source Book

All the Facts, Figures, Statistics, and Production Numbers
Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 076034857X
Category: Transportation
Page: 240
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"Muscle Car Source Book is a muscle car buff's encyclopedia that chronicles the how's why's, and when's of American muscle car manufacturers like Dodge, Plymouth, Ford, and more"--

Classic Muscle

the evolution of the American musclecar
Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781581592382
Category: Antique and classic cars
Page: 192
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AMC Muscle Cars : Muscle Car Color History


Author: Larry G. Mitchell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610608015
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
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Anybody who wanted to go toe to toe with the Big Three in the 1960s had to produce credible muscle cars. American Motors Corporation did exactly that with the SC Rambler and the incredibly fast AMX. Some argue, however, that AMC's insistence on pouring its relatively limited resources into the "muscle wars" ultimately led to its demise. Illustrated throughout with modern photography of restored and factory-original cars, archival images, AMC concept drawings, period advertisements, and cutaway illustrations, this color history primarily focuses on the conception, development, production, and performance of the AMX, as well as the Javelin upon which it was based. Special models like the Mark Donohue Signature Edition Javelin, along with the less-than-well-received Marlin, Rebel, SST, Hornet 360, Gremlin X, and others are also included.

Last Mile

Thriller
Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641182123
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Der Memory Man ist zurück! Seit einem Unfall kann Amos Decker, der Memory Man, nichts mehr vergessen. Fast wäre er an den unlöschbaren Bildern seiner traumatischen Vergangenheit zerbrochen. Aber nun hat er ein neues Lebensziel gefunden: Innerhalb einer Spezialeinheit des FBI klärt er ungelöste Schwerverbrechen. In seinem ersten Fall geht es um Melvin Mars, der seit zwanzig Jahren in der Todeszelle sitzt. Er soll seine eigenen Eltern ermordet haben. Doch Stunden vor seiner geplanten Exekution taucht ein Mann auf und behauptet, der Schuldige zu sein. Kann Decker ihm glauben? Ist Melvin Mars unschuldig und muss vor der Todesstrafe bewahrt werden? Oder wird ein hochgefährlicher Mörder auf freien Fuß gesetzt? Als ein Mitglied aus Deckers Team plötzlich spurlos verschwindet, zeigt sich bald, dass der Fall eine noch viel tiefergehende gesellschaftliche Sprengkraft birgt.

Mustang - vierzig Jahre


Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783898802666
Category:
Page: 380
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Die Ford Motor Company schuf mit dem Mustang 1964 die Spezies der relativ kompakten, 2+2-sitzigen, aber dennoch sehr leistungsstarken US-Coupés. Die sogenannten "Pony Cars" sollten jene bürgerlichen Sportwagenliebhaber in ihren Bann ziehen, bei denen Praxisnutzen, tolle Optik und sportliche Fahrleistung nicht im Widerspruch zueinander stehen durften. Der Erfolg war durchschlagend und auch nach 40 Jahren findet die aktuelle Evolutionsstufe des Mustangs ihre Fans. Grund genung, dieser automobilen Ikone ein Jubiläumsbuch zu widmen. Auf weit über 300 Seiten lässt der Autor die Historie des Mustang kompetent, faktenreich und mit einem tiefen Blick hinter die Kulissen Revue passieren. Faszinierendes, zum größten Teil exklusiv geschossenes Bildmaterial macht diesen großformatigen Prachtband zu einem Muss für die zahlreichen Mustang-Liebhaber im deutschsprachigen Raum.

1964 Pontiac GTO


Author: David Bonaskiewich
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253206
Category: Transportation
Page: 96
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By the mid-1960s, the American automotive market was yearning for faster, more responsive, and sportier cars, and a crew of high-performance enthusiasts at Pontiac recognized this. Large V-8s were commonly installed in full-size cars, but performance was hampered by pure chassis weight. Under the guidance of Bunkie Knudsen, John DeLorean, Bill Collins, and others, Pontiac installed the high-performance 389 V-8 into the nimble and lightweight intermediate-size LeMans chassis. It was a watershed moment for Pontiac; the 1964 GTO delivered astounding performance and created the muscle car blueprint that the Detroit manufacturers followed in the 1960s and 1970s. This volume in the Muscle Cars In Detail Series delivers a comprehensive review of this trend-setting and historic car. The GTO housed a 389 V-8 engine with a single Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetor, and along with dual exhaust and 4-speed manual transmission, it supplied extraordinary performance. To improve traction and handling, the GTO was fitted with stiffer springs, limited-slip differential, larger-diameter front sway bar, and wider wheels. And to give it panache, the GTO was adorned with distinctive badges and a hood scoop. The 1964 GTO is a landmark car, and this book goes well beyond the glossy overview of other books about this car. All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Mein Leben und Werk (Neuausgabe mit Originalfotos)

Autobiografie eines modernen Unternehmers
Author: Felix Salentin,Henry Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3954471647
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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"Ich schildere die Entwicklung der Ford-Automobil-Gesellschaft nicht etwa aus persönlichen Gründen. Ich predige keineswegs: Gehe hin und tue desgleichen. Ich versuche nur, nachdrücklich darauf hinzuweisen, dass die heute üblichen Methoden, Geld zu verdienen, nicht die besten sind. Und meine Überlegungen hatten mich dahin gebracht, dass ich mich völlig von diesen Methoden abwenden konnte. Von dieser Zeit datiert der beispiellose Erfolg meiner Gesellschaft." HENRY FORD gilt heute als Symbol für Amerikas Übergang vom Agrarstaat zur Industrienation. Wie schaffte es der Sohn eines Farmers, in wenigen Jahren zu einem der reichsten Männer der Welt zu werden? Seine Maxime lautete: Sobald man etwas im Geiste klar und deutlich vor sich sieht, beginnt es sich bereits zu gestalten. Die dadurch angeregten geistigen Energien wirken dann als Helferkräfte bei der Formgebung und Verwirklichung des innerlich Bejahten. MEIN LEBEN UND WERK wurde vom Time Magazine in die Liste der 100 wichtigsten Bücher des 20. Jahrhunderts aufgenommen. In seiner Autobiografie erklärt Henry Ford, wie man erfolgreich und fair ein Geschäft aufbaut - gerade heute wieder eine Offenbarung für jeden Manager und Unternehmensgründer. Amazon.com: Henry Ford (1863-1947) war ein Genie! ... Dies ist eines der besten Business-Bücher, die je geschrieben wurden. Wenn Sie nach einem guten Buch über die Geschäftswelt oder einem guten Buch über Henry Ford suchen, dann haben Sie es jetzt gefunden.

Memory Man

Thriller
Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641182131
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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Seit einem dramatischen Unfall kann Amos Decker nichts mehr aus seinem Gedächtnis tilgen. Eine Eigenschaft, die ihn zu einem perfekten Ermittler werden lässt. Bis seine Familie bestialisch ermordet wird und er unter der Flut der unlöschbaren Bilder fast zerbricht. Ein Jahr später taucht ein Mann auf und bekennt sich zu der Tat. Und noch während Decker verwirrt feststellt, dass der Mann lügt, findet erneut ein Massaker statt, diesmal an Deckers alter Schule. Wie hängen die Verbrechen zusammen? Wurden sie nur begangen, um Decker zu treffen? Und wird es ihm gemeinsam mit seiner früheren Kollegin gelingen, den Wahnsinn zu stoppen?

Nightflyers - Die Dunkelheit zwischen den Sternen

Roman
Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641243009
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Die Buchvorlage der spektakulären Netflix-Serie Melantha Jhirl ist eine Kämpferin, und sie soll acht Wissenschaftler auf einer gewagten Expedition beschützen. An Bord des Raumschiffs Nightflyer brechen sie auf, um die rätselhafte Rasse der Volcryn zu erforschen. Doch sie sind nicht allein an Bord! Als der Telepath des Teams eine seltsame Präsenz an Bord spürt, ist es bereits zu spät. Das Wesen ermordet Malantha Jhirls Schützlinge. Sie ist die einzige, die es aufhalten kann – doch dafür muss sie selbst am Leben bleiben ... Mit fünfzehn Illustrationen des mehrfach ausgezeichneten Illustators David Palumbo.

Indian

America's First Motorcycle Company
Author: Darvin Holmstrom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613040083
Category:
Page: 224
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Eiszeitkunst im süddeutsch-schweizerischen Jura

Anfänge der Kunst
Author: Claus-Stephan Holdermann,Hansjürgen Müller-Beck,Ulrich Simon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806216745
Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric
Page: 142
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Eiszeitkunst - Gravierung - Malerei.