Creative Industries of Detroit

Author: Leon Dixon
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613252130
Release Date: 2017-02-15
Genre: Transportation

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}

Detroit Muscle

Author: Charles Morris
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613253014
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Transportation

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}

Dodge Scat Pack Plymouth Rapid Transit

Author: Jim Schild
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613253434
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Transportation

1968 was set to be a pivotal year for Dodge as fresh designs debuted on the Coronet and Charger platforms. Short on sales but not on performance, Dodge marketers wanted to initiate a program that would ignite brand awareness while maintaining the performance edge they had on the streets. With "Dodge Fever" in full swing, the Scat Pack was born. Two years later, Plymouth's Rapid Transit System followed Dodge's Scat Pack. Both programs relied heavily on grouping their performance-oriented cars with messages aimed at the under-35 audience. Chrysler incentivized owners to join its "clubs" by offering free merchandise. Plymouth took its show on the road with the Rapid Transit System Caravan featuring prototypes that could be seen at dealerships. The result was one of the most memorable, highly successful marketing campaigns of the muscle car era. Thorough examinations of the Charger R/T, Coronet R/T, Dart GTS, Super Bee, Daytona, Challenger R/T, Demon 340, Road Runner, GTX, Cuda, Duster 340, and Sport Fury GT will have you itching for a time machine and bellbottom jeans. You will relive the muscle cars, advertisements, and marketing tools employed by Chrysler in this first-ever book published on these Mopar programs by author and historian Jim Schild.

DieCastX Magazine

Release Date: 2008

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

1970 Plymouth Superbird

Author: Geoff Stunkard
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613253007
Release Date: 2018-04-16
Genre: Transportation

"Petty signs with Ford!" Those four words tore through the racing world like a hot knife through butter while loyalists threw their hands up in disbelief. King Richard's defection was in part because Plymouth hadn't built a Dodge Daytona counterpart for the NASCAR circuit, in addition to the fact that Petty Enterprises wanted to be the sole racing parts distributor for Plymouth at the time. Plymouth weathered the backlash publically while privately scurrying to create a car to lure Richard back to Plymouth. That car? The 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Production models languished on salesroom floors due in part to NASCAR having increased the homologation requirement from 500 units to 2,000. These cars were highly specialized, seen as being in excess in proportion to the hottest street cars of the period. Fast-forward to today, Superbirds are highly collectible and are the star attractions at car shows and auctions, pulling top dollar and generating real excitement. What a difference a few decades makes! Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

Author: David Lillywhite
ISBN: UOM:49015002935410
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Transportation

Presents photo-illustrated profiles of more than a thousand car models produced by over two hundred manufacturers between the late nineteenth and early twenty-first century, providing manufacture dates, specifications, and details on the cars' features and makers.


Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641073121
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Genre: Fiction

Ein junger Held, eine gefährliche Welt und ein unvergessliches Abenteuer Amerika in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft: Die letzten Ölquellen sind versiegt, der Meeresspiegel ist stark angestiegen, und das Land wird beinahe täglich von verheerendenUnwettern heimgesucht. In dieser Welt sind die Wracks der großen Tanker, die entlang der Golfküste stranden, die Lebensgrundlage für Nailer und seine Freunde. Sie kriechen in das Innere der Schiffe und suchen nach Kupfer und anderen wertvollen Materialien. Es ist ein harter Job, bei dem niemand auf den anderen Rücksicht nimmt und jeder versucht, der Schnellste zu sein. Eines Tages erreicht Nailer als Erster einen nach einem Hurrikan gekenterten Klipper – ein Glücksfall, der ihn auf einen Schlag aus der Armut befreien könnte. Aber im Bauch des Schiffs ist ein Mädchen gefangen. Und Nailer steht vor einer folgenschweren Entscheidung – denn wenn er das Mädchen rettet, ist der wertvolle Fund für ihn verloren ...

Autocar Motor

ISBN: UOM:39015020002518
Release Date: 1990-09
Genre: Automobiles

Chrysler Engines 1922 1998

Author: Willem L. Weertman
ISBN: UVA:X030256433
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Chrysler automobile

This book chronicles over 75 years of engine design, development, and production at Chrysler Corporation. Every production engine built by Chrysler is covered, with descriptions, pictures, specifications, and timelines provided for each. Each engine is defined in terms of its basic structure (including its cylinder bore spacing, number of main bearings, and valve operation). In addition to the specifications, the book also looks at the personalities behind the engines' development and the vehicles in which the engines were used. - Back cover.

Motor Trend

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008466463
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Automobiles

Erfolgreiches Stressmanagement f r Dummies

Author: Allen Elkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527646258
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Genre: Psychology

Stress kann immens negative Auswirkungen auf den geistigen, körperlichen und emotionalen Zustand haben und das Leben somit beeinträchtigen. Allen Elkin gibt viele Tipps, wie Sie Stress im Privatleben und im Beruf wirksam managen und vermindern können. Zunächst zeigt er auf, was Stress überhaupt ist, wie er sich auf das persönliche Wohlbefinden auswirkt und wie man sein persönliches Stresslevel bestimmt. Anhand von vielen Übungen lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Stress umgehen und damit wesentlich entspannter werden. Außerdem erklärt Elkin, wie man Stress verringert und stressende Situationen vermeiden kann.

Ultimate Guide to Muscle Cars

Author: Jim Glastonbury
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785820094
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Genre: Transportation

A muscle car is not a piece of Italian exotica, a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, cars which are just too complex and too specialized; nor is it a German Porsche, which is too efficient and too clever by half; nor yet a classic British sports car, a Morgan, TVR or Jaguar, which could never be regarded as fitting the bill. Sports cars, by and large, are not muscle cars, with two notable exceptions: the legendary AC Cobra of the 1960s, and the Dodge Viper of the 1990s. These followed the muscle car creed of back-to basics raw power. In effect, muscle cars always were, and always will be, a quintessentially North American phenomenon. The basic concept is something like this: take a mid-sized American sedan, nothing complex, upmarket or fancy, in fact the son of car one would use to collect the groceries in any American town on any day of the week; add the biggest, raunchiest V8 that it is possible to squeeze under the hood; and there it is. The muscle car concept really is as simple as that.


Author: Anthony Sherbondy
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864137600
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

Wie lässt sich körperliche Leistung am besten steigern? Die Fitnessindustrie bietet unzählige Methoden, die dieses Prädikat für sich beanspruchen, aber keine kann als Einheitskonzept für alle Menschen funktionieren. Mit Freestyle legt der ehemalige Profi-Geräteturner und heutige CrossFitter Carl Paoli ein komplett individualisierbares Programm vor, das sich an die verschiedensten Fitnessziele anpassen lässt. Der Leser lernt interaktiv, wie sein Körper sich im dreidimensionalen Raum bewegt und in wechselnden Umgebungen zurechtkommt. Mit diesem Wissen und lediglich vier Grundbewegungen, die mit bestimmten Einsatzzwecken verknüpft werden, hilft Paoli dem Trainierenden, seine Leistung im Alltag und in beliebigen Sportarten zu maximieren. Freestyle ist ein praktisches Handbuch, um unsere universellen menschlichen Bewegungsmuster weiterzuentwickeln, unabhängig von einer bestimmten sportlichen Disziplin. Es verschafft ein neues Bewusstsein für die menschliche Bewegung sowie die Fähigkeit, jedes Trainingsprogramm zu personalisieren, um es für die eigenen Ziele nutzbar zu machen.

Kampf der Rivalen

Author: Terri Farley
ISBN: 3401452029
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Horses

Man hat Pumaspuren entdeckt in der Nähe der Rinderfarmen in Nevada, auf denen Sam und ihre Freunde leben (Band 5, zuletzt BA 4/05). Die 13jährige Sam will verhindern, dass der Puma erschossen wird. Sie befürchtet aber auch, er könnte die Wildpferde angreifen, besonders den Junghengst New Moon, der nach einem Kampf mit seinem Vater, dem Phantom, verletzt worden ist. Die Ereignisse überstürzen sich: Der reiche Möchtegernfarmer Slocum erschießt das Pumaweibchen, ihr Junges irrt umher und greift Sam an, als sie nach einem entlaufenen Pony sucht. Sehr beeindruckend wird vom Angriff des Pumas erzählt und vom Auftauchen des Geisterhauptes Phantom, der ihr das Leben rettet. Der spannend zu lesende, gut geschriebene Fortsetzungsband vermittelt wieder viel Wissenswertes über das Leben auf den Rinderfarmen und über Wildpferde. Überall sehr empfohlen.. Pumas werden in der Nähe der Rinderfarmen in Nevada gesichtet und bedrohen Tier und Mensch, auch die 13jährige Sam ist in Gefahr. Ab 12.