The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974 (Complete Book Series)
The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars:
Chevrolet defined American driving culture during the golden age of muscle. See it all here, in The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974. Chevrolet didn't invent the overhead-valve pushrod V-8 engine, but without question Ed Cole and Chevy perfected it. And General Motors' Bowtie division wasn't the first to put the engine design in a production car, but it was the first to put the engine design in an affordable production car and make it available to the average driver.No other automobile in history so clearly demarcates a before-and-after line in the sand like the 1955 Chevrolet. This was the birth of the affordable performance car, and from the moment the car hit the streets, the experience of driving would never be the same.The impact that an affordable American sedan with a powerful performance engine had on American society was so great that it not only changed the experience of driving; it changed the psychology of a generation. Prior to the introduction of the 1955 Chevrolet with its V-8 engine, cars had been considered necessary appliances, like refrigerators or vacuum cleaners. With a single stroke, Chevrolet turned American culture into a car culture.Chevrolet dominated the muscle-car scene throughout the classic era. The Impala SS, with its 409 en...
- Brand: MOTORBKS
- ASIN: 076035233X
British Sports Cars of the 1950s and '60s (Shire Library)
British Sports Cars of the 1950s and '60s
Nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and 1960s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork with a spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a rorty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the average young man – at least, until he got married and had a family. The names of MG and Triumph stood proudly out from the rest, but there were many others as well. Austin-Healeys and Jaguars were grander and faster, but they still embodied that almost indefinable fun factor. Then there were the bit-part players, who did their best to secure a place in the affections of the sports car buying public.British sports cars were hugely popular overseas, especially in the USA. And tellingly, when Japanese manufacturer Mazda wanted to make a sports car in 1989, it sought inspiration from these very classics of the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the Mazda MX-5 is the world's best-selling sports car.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0747814325
Cars - Driven by Design: Sports Cars from the 1950s to the 1970s
Cars - Driven by Design: Sports Cars from
As a design object beyond its practical purpose, the automobile has left an indelible mark on the world we live in. There is scarcely another everyday item which has been designed in a more sophisticated and inventive manner and which offers a larger projection area. This can be seen with particular clarity in the sports car of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, which are fast, beautiful, eccentric, and innovative. In recent decades, these coveted collector’s items have attained cult status, and have come to be widely regarded as dream cars for eternity. In an exciting journey through time, this volume pays homage to a selection of exclusive sports cars by legendary manufacturers—including Porsche, Ferrari, and Jaguar—showing them to be artworks in their own right. Essays, biographies, and brilliant color photographs shed light on the sports car’s unparalleled unity of form, technology, design, and emotions.
- ASIN: 3777431222
The Remarkable History of American Made Sports Cars: American cars of the 1950's and 1960's (American Made Sports Cars of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s Book 1)
The Remarkable History of American Made Sports Cars:
The 1950s and 1960s were great pioneering years for loads of wannabe American Sports Car manufacturers. Some beautiful designs were penned and because these were the hot rod years, some seriously very fast cars were put together, most that would outrun what's out there today, sixty years later. But there were also large fortunes lost as well as marriages. But these were the best design years in the USA for automotive. So read the underlying history of the Kurtis, Scarab, Cheetah, Corvette, Bocar, Chaparral, Cunningham, Griffith, Omega, Pantera AC Cobra and ride along in the early Shelby Mustangs and Corvettes along with many many more hopeful designers as they got their sports car creations in front of the US public. Read about the rich 'Wacky' Arnolt who was behind the Arnolt-Bristol and the Woolworths heiress, Barbara Hutton son Lance Reventlow who built the quite stunning and extremely successful Scarab. And Bill Devon of Devon SS fame but not fortune.There's 65 color photos in here, some period and 87 pages of history content. Discover how Carroll Shelby had Ford in his pocket, even without any money, or, how the journalist Bill Carroll gently persuaded his friend Ian Garrad, the Californian distributor of the tiny asthmatic Sunbeam Alpine to go get Carroll Shelby to drop a 2...
- ASIN: B00VF8CE0U
Next Year in Havana
Next Year in
A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK"A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese WitherspoonAfter the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.
- ASIN: 0399586687
On the Road
The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generationSeptember 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the RoadInspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naiveté and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Penguin Books
- ASIN: 0140283293
Jaguar XK: A Celebration of Jaguar's 1950s Classic (Great Cars)
Jaguar XK: A Celebration of Jaguar's 1950s Classic
A welcome addition to the Great Cars Series, this volume focuses on the Jaguar XK 120, 140 and 150 model ranges. The XK120 established Jaguar as a world-renowned marque, providing a remarkable combination of style, world-beating performance and innovative engineering, and the subsequent XK-40 and XK150 maintained Jaguar’s position as a leading sports car manufacturer. With the aid of archive images and stunning studio photography, respected Jaguar historian Nigel Thorley tells the story of these classic cars.
- ASIN: 1787113027
They Started in MGs: Profiles of Sports Car Racers of the 1950s
They Started in MGs: Profiles of Sports Car
An affordable, lightweight sports car suitable for racing, the MG TC launched the sports car scene in postwar America. A wave of drivers first competed on the track in these and the later TD, TF and MGA models during the 1950s, many of them eventually moving up to Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and Ferraris. Eighty such drivers, from the famous (e.g., Phil Hill, John Fitch, David E. Davis, Jr.) to lesser known men and women with equally vivid stories, are profiled in this book, which presents many of their recollections from firsthand interviews alongside a wealth of period photographs.
- Brand: Brand: McFarland
- ASIN: 0786460520
American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s
American Cars of the 1950s Coloring Book
American Cars of the 1950s Coloring
Welcome in the "Jet-Age" styling of the 1950s. In this coloring book illustrator Alexander Duval depicts thirty sleek cars of this period including the following models: 1959 Plymouth Fury 1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1954 Hudson Hornet 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1955 Chrysler New Yorker 1950 Cadillac Series 61 Coupe 1958 Chevrolet Corvette 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Motorama Dream 1954 Mercury Monterey XM 800 1959 Chrysler Imperial Crown 1951 Buick Lesabre Concept 1955 Buick Roadmaster 1958 Pontiac Star Chief 1950 Pontiac Catalina Deluxe 1950Templeton Saturn 1954 Buick Wildcat Concept 1955 Ford Fairline Crown Victoria 1956 Plymouth Savoy 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser 1958 Edsel Citation 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept 1958 Packard Hawk 1950 Studebaker Champion 1956 Dodge Royal Lancer 1959 Dodge Royal Lancer 1954 Kaiser Manhattan 1953 Studabaker Starliner 1956 Packard 400
- ASIN: 1974541630