Standard Catalog of Japanese Motorcycles 1959-2007
Standard Catalog of Japanese Motorcycles
Vintage Japanese cycles are the very bikes many motorcycles enthusiasts grew buying, fixing and riding, and aspire to own againProduction figures contained in this one-of-a-kind book are key to accurately identifying parts during repair and renovationMotorcycle ownership in the U.S. is on the rise, and with Honda owning the bulk of the market, a full-service book on Japanese bikes is long overdue, whether you're a rider, experienced restorer and collector.Standard Catalog of Japanese Motorcycles covers nearly 50 production years of Japanese "Big 4" companies - Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki in one phenomenal package containing aftermarket pricing, technical data including engine type and horsepower, for bikes up to the 1990 models.
- ASIN: 0896895645
- UPC: 074962005649
Japanese car catalog not buy Japan - All 112 cars of Japan to be sold abroad (separate red badge Best Car Series 295) (2007) ISBN: 4061798952 [Japanese Import]
Collecting Vintage Plastic Model Airplane Kits
Collecting Vintage Plastic Model Airplane
A life-long model builder, collector, and connoisseur, Craig Kodera examines the hobby of plastic model building to give you a book on collecting vintage model airplane kits. The book features more than 400 detailed, high-quality, full-color photos of vintage aircraft model kits and their components, and is written in an engaging and entertaining style to examine what gives specific models their current collectible value. Box wraps, direction sheets, and decals are also covered in detail. This book highlights exactly what collectors should look for (and be aware of) in building their collections. For proper historical perspective, the author covers model kit development in the heyday of the 1950s and 1960s. Comprehensive value and pricing information for vintage kits is shown as well.
- ASIN: 1580072232
Tinplate Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s from Japan: The Collector’s Guide (Classic Reprint)
Tinplate Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s
Tin toys had been made in Japan before the Second World War, but they reached new heights of realism in the 1950s. The postwar American occupation of Japan gave Japanese toymakers ready access to the lucrative American toy market, and as a result most of the tin toy cars made in this period were based on American vehicles like Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Packards. Like the real things, these tin toys were big. A small one would be around eight inches long, with some of the largest stretching to eighteen inches. As such, tinplate was the ideal medium to capture the look of American styling of the 1950s, a period when size mattered, and car manufacturers tried to outdo each other with the extravagance of their designs, the size of their tailfins and the amount of chrome. During this era of consumerism, Japanese toy production was at its peak, with exotically-named manufacturers like Marusan, Bandai, Yonezawa and Alps turning out vast quantities of tin toys. It proved to be a short-lived phase in the history of toy production. By the early 1960s, tin toys were falling out of fashion for various reasons: their sharp edges gave rise to safety concerns; die-cast models were becoming increasingly realistic and sophisticated, with many action features that appealed to ...
- ASIN: 1787111202
Complete Catalog of Japanese Motor Vehicles
Complete Catalog of Japanese Motor
264 pages, 630 black & white illustrations, size 8.25 x 11 inches. This catalog was originally published in the USA under the same title in 1961 by Floyd Clymer. At the time of his visit to Japan, Clymer made arrangements with the Japan Motor Industrial Federation to secure the US publishing rights for this catalog. This re-print is true to the original and comprises a complete, educational and unique catalog of the emerging Japanese motor industry on the worldwide market. Profusely illustrated with more than 600 black and white images, it provides the reader with an insight into the country, and the manufacturers, that were ultimately destined to become a dominant force in today's automotive marketplace. This publication is a 'must have' resource for any Japanese motor vehicle enthusiast and an invaluable reference for the automotive historian. Many of the vehicles featured within are highly collectible today and many of those early manufacturers no longer exist or have been absorbed by the current Japanese automotive giants. This publication has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market. We are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all automotive enthusiasts worldwide.
- ASIN: 1588502201
Japanese sports car catalog collection (Japan Import)
Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection (Japan Society Series)
Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age
Tin toys have been made in Japan for more than 100 years, but during World War II their production―and international sales―ended. Almost as soon as the war was over, ingenious manufacturers began to make model Jeeps out of recycled food cans. With the resumption of international trade in 1948, exports of more sophisticated metal toys soared. At the same time, the postwar boom in the United States led to an increasingly automobile-based society―the perfect inspiration for Japan’s gifted toy designers. As leading marques competed to market ever more seductively styled autos to U.S. consumers, Japanese toy manufacturers followed styling trends closely, retooling often to create miniature versions of the latest models; airplanes, spaceships, and other vehicles were also popular. The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the last 50 years. Buriki offers a lively tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both the U.S. and Japan. Its 60 cars, along with prime examples of other modes of transportation, will delight young and old with the quality of their detailing and bright color schemes.
- ASIN: 0300151578