American Muscle Cars

Author: Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760350133
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre: Transportation

Holmstrom tells these complete story of the classic muscle-car era, from the introduction of Pontiac's GTO in 1964. From the performance cars that preceded the muscle cars to the last Super Duty 455 Firebird rolled off Pontiac's assembly line in 1974, they're all here. And the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger muscle cars are being manufactured today are part of the rebirth of the American muscle supercar history.

Indian

Author: Darvin Holmstrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 3613040085
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre:


Mustang vierzig Jahre

Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 3898802663
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

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.

Autonomes Fahren

Author: Markus Maurer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662458549
Release Date: 2015-05-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Ist das voll automatisierte, autonom fahrende Auto zum Greifen nah? Testfahrzeuge und Zulassungen in den USA erwecken diesen Eindruck, werfen aber gleichzeitig viele neue Fragestellungen auf. Wie werden autonome Fahrzeuge in das aktuelle Verkehrssystem integriert? Wie erfolgt ihre rechtliche Einbettung? Welche Risiken bestehen und wie wird mit diesen umgegangen? Und welche Akzeptanz seitens der Gesellschaft sowie des Marktes kann hinsichtlich dieser Entwicklungen überhaupt erwartet werden? Das vorliegende Buch gibt Antworten auf ein breites Spektrum dieser und weiterer Fragen. Expertinnen und Experten aus Deutschland und den USA beschreiben aus ingenieur- und gesellschaftswissenschaftlicher Sicht zentrale Themen im Zusammenhang mit der Automatisierung von Fahrzeugen im öffentlichen Straßenverkehr. Sie zeigen auf, welche „Entscheidungen“ einem autonomen Fahrzeug abverlangt werden beziehungsweise welche „Ethik“ programmiert werden muss. Die Autorinnen und Autoren diskutieren Erwartungen und Bedenken, die die individuelle wie auch die gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz des autonomen Fahrens kennzeichnen. Ein durch autonome Fahrzeuge erhöhtes Sicherheitspotenzial wird den Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätzen, die bei der Absicherung des Sicherheitskonzeptes eine Rolle spielen, gegenübergestellt. Zudem erläutern sie, welche Veränderungsmöglichkeiten und Chancen sich für unsere Mobilität und die Neuorganisation des Verkehrsgeschehens ergeben, nicht zuletzt auch für den Güterverkehr. Das Buch bietet somit eine aktuelle, umfassende und wissenschaftlich fundierte Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema „Autonomes Fahren“.

Wide Open Muscle

Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760350010
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Transportation

Climb inside these stunning muscle car drop-tops, straight from the classic era of American high-performance cars! Today's rarest, priciest, and most highly sought-after muscle cars are also the least practical. These are the striking convertibles of the 1960s and 1970s that were optioned out for drag racing. Wide-Open Muscle showcases these rare cars and proves that sometimes it pays to throw practicality out the window in order to make something purely cool and fun to drive. At the peak of drag racing popularity, it was common knowledge that racers needed the lightest, most rigid-framed cars available. Convertibles represent the exact opposite of that description, so it's amazing that these drop tops ever emerged amid the circle of full-throttle dragsters. While typical convertible drivers cruised around listening to the latest Lovin' Spoonful release in the eight-track tape deck, these muscle-car convertibles were equipped for rock 'n' roll speed. These topless muscle cars are so rare because few people had the dedication (or money) to buy a vehicle this impractical. They're valuable because they represent the absolute extreme of the entire muscle-car genre. All the cars in Wide-Open Muscle are shot in similar fashion, studio-style with a black background using a process known as light painting. It is the ultimate portrayal of the ultimate muscle cars.

Fangio

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 3893652450
Release Date: 1991
Genre:


Show Rod Model Kits

Author: Scotty Gosson
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613251560
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s saw the development of extensive prosperity, of previously unknown luxury, and a level of frivolity that the previous generation never knew. Television, expansion into the suburbs, and the rapid growth of automobiles all led to a development boom that people had never experienced. Combine this with automotive growth, hot rodding, car shows, kids playing with toy cars and building models, and you have the elements necessary to create the show rod craze that proliferated in America during the 1960s and 1970s. A complement to author Scotty Gosson's previous title, America's Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s & 1970s, this all-new book covers what was often the inspiration for all those crazy show rods, the model kits themselves. Viewed from a collector's standpoint rather than a builder's point of view, all of the coolest and wildest kits are featured. Kits including the Red Baron, Li'l Coffin, Mysterion, Uncertain-T, Batmobile, and many more are featured from manufacturers such as Monogram, AMT, Revell, and MPC. Interviews and insights from the designers, the car builders, and the corporate suits provide a unique behind-the-scenes insight into not only what enthusiasts were demanding, but also the methods and marketing savvy that made it all happen. Author Gosson's entertaining prose, unique perspective, diligent research, and color photography throughout make this book essential for show rod enthusiasts. Whether you are interested in picking up the collecting hobby, just want a few cool kits from your childhood to display, or simply want to reminisce about building and obsessing over these crazy kits from your youth, Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits will be a fun addition to your library.

Technology Fiction

Author: Uwe Fraunholz
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839420720
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Zu den zentralen Merkmalen der Hochmoderne zählte ein von technischen Visionen und Utopien befeuertes szientistisches Fortschrittsversprechen. Anhand historischer Fallstudien zu zeitgenössischen Technikdiskursen und den dabei vorgenommenen Bedeutungszuschreibungen untersuchen die Beiträge in diesem Band, welche Rolle technische Visionen und Utopien bei der Entstehung und für das robuste Beharrungsvermögen des omnipräsenten Technikoptimismus spiel(t)en. Neben Energie- und Mobilitätsvisionen werden spezifisch sozialistische Technikutopien sowie Medien der Popularisierung in den Blick genommen.

Hemi

Author: Robert Genat
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760327475
Release Date: 2007-11-15
Genre: Transportation

Take a high-octane tour through the design, development and muscle cars behind the greatest V-8 in Detroit history. Fire-breathing Mopars come roaring to life--from the 1951 Chrysler Saratoga through the muscle cars of the 1960s and ‘70s right up to the newest Hemis in Dodge's line of cars and pickups. Packed with facts and fascinating details, the book features cutaways of the most collectible Hemi-powered cars in history, as well as a look at Hemi clones and racecars. From the Hemi’s high-powered past to its scorching present, from its greatest racetrack feats to high-performance street achievements, this full-color, full-throttle history truly conveys the power of the ultimate American V-8.

AMC Muscle Cars Muscle Car Color History

Author: Larry G. Mitchell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1610608011
Release Date:
Genre: Transportation

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.

DieCastX Magazine

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

DieCast X covers the entire spectrum of automotive diecast from customizing to collecting. it takes an insider's look at the history behind popular diecast cars and trucks, as well as how each model has helped shape the automotive industry and motor sports