Ford Bronco

Author: Paul G. McLaughlin
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 1583883304
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Transportation

The Ford Bronco is a sport utility vehicle that was produced from 1966 to 1996, with five distinct generations. The Bronco permanently entered American popular culture on June 17, 1994, when a white 1992 model owned and driven by Al Cowlings with O. J. Simpson, who was wanted for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend, attempted to elude the Los Angeles Police Department in a low-speed chase, which was nationally televised and viewed by millions nationwide. This is complete story from conception through discontinuation in 1996, told by historian (and well-known "Ford guy") Paul McLaughlin utilizing his large collection of photographs, brochures, ads and other promotional material. Follow the Bronco's various incarnations from a small sport utility vehicle of the 1960s and 1970s into the larger full-size Bronco of the 1980s and 1990s, special models like the "Bill Stroppe Edition", "Eddie Bauer Specials", the Bronco II and other juicy tidbits like the Bronco concept vehicle that Ford took on the car show circuit in 2005 (which got Bronco enthusiasts so excited that Ford was going to add a Bronco vehicle to their lineup once again). Also covered are the Broncos that were raced in off-road desert racing, Bronco toys and other collectibles, specification sheets, production numbers, and other interesting facts. Finally, a book for all Bronco enthusiasts!

Ford Bronco 4X4 Performance Portfolio 1966 1977

Author: R.M. Clarke
Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited
ISBN: 1855204746
Release Date: 1998-12-25
Genre: Transportation

The Bronco of 1966 was a major milestone in the history of sport-utility vehicles in America. Ford was the first of the major manufacturers to venture into this new market niche. This book replaces our earlier edition and contains contemporary road and comparison tests, new model introductions, technical and specification data and owner's impressions. Models covered: Sportsman, Camper, 6 & V8, Stroppe Baja and Sport.

Ford Ranger

Author: Paul G. McLaughlin
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 1583883339
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Transportation

One of the most popular pickup trucks to ever hit the highways and byways was the compact-sized Ford Ranger pickup that was in production from 1983 through 2011. During that twenty eight year period more than 6 million of them were produced and many of them are still working today. Covers all models of the Ranger from the XL to the sporty Splash, 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive models from the earliest days through to the last days when Ford decided to end production. Includes information about standard and optional equipment, specifications and other pertinent facts, over 300 photographs, and also includes Ford's compact-sized sport utility vehicle, the Bronco II, which was based on the Ranger platform. The Ford Motor Company is once again considering producing a small pickup truck like the Ranger to be marketed throughout North America.

Ford Tough

Author: Patrick Foster
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760352175
Release Date: 2017-06
Genre: Transportation

In July 1917 Ford Motor Company introduced a one-ton chassis for commercial trucks, marking what many historians feel was its official entry into the dedicated truck business. Prior to this the company had offered commercial cars, including depot hacks and delivery van bodies mounted on its standard passenger car chassis. Dealers had also offered small after-market pickup beds that could be placed on the rear of a Model T car to convert it to a pickup. But with the debut of the rugged Model TT truck chassis, Ford was firmly in the truck market. Eight years later it introduced its first factory-produced pickup, a sturdy half-ton job that met with great acceptance. During the century that has passed since that first Ford truck chassis, the F-series has become the best-selling truck in the world, and the best-selling vehicle of any type in America. Every year the company sells over 700,000 F-series trucks, and well over 1.5 million trucks of all types, just in the U.S. It's an amazing success. Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks tells the entire Ford truck story from the very beginning, when Ford got its start in truck production. This book provides the history of the wide array of models Ford has built over the past century, including the Model A roadster pick-up, stylish 81C pickups, legendary 1948 F-1, Bronco, Courier, Ranchero, Econoline.

How to Rebuild Ford Engines

Author: Tom Monroe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0895860368
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Transportation

Photographs illustrate how to disassemble, check for wear, repair or recondition, and reassemble and install Ford V8 engines

Kar Kraft

Author: Charlie Henry
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613252864
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Transportation

The story of Kar-Kraft began, as did many others in the automotive industry, with an axe to grind. In 1963, Ford was seriously interested in purchasing Ferrari. Ferrari was a legendary brand with considerable success in racing, and Ford saw the acquisition as a great way to be instantly successful in the racing arena. When Enzo Ferrari realized that Ford would not give him complete control of the racing program, he backed out of the deal late in the process. Ford had spent millions in vetting and audits, which then set in motion a vengeful response against Ferrari. The result was the unthinkable: Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. Ford wanted to become competitive quickly, but it did not have the race history or resources in house. To remedy the situation, Ford searched the U.K. for an independent company to help accelerate its race car development. It first settled on Lola Cars and set up Ford Advanced Vehicles. Later, Ford brought its LeMans effort to the U.S. and the Kar-Kraft relationship was established. Although Kar-Kraft was technically an independent company, it really only had one customer: Ford Special Vehicles. Kar-Kraft's story doesn't begin and end with the GT 40 that took the win away from Ferrari at Le Mans. Ford expanded upon the program and organized an all-out assault on racing in general. Cars were prepared for Trans-Am, NASCAR, NHRA, and Can-Am competition. Street versions of the Boss 429 were assembled under its roof. And fabled prototypes including the LID Mustang, Boss 302 Maverick, and Mach 2C were all assembled in Ford's contracted race shop. And then, out of the blue, its doors closed for good on a cold day in 1970. History tells us that Ford won Le Mans, the Daytona 500, and the Trans-Am championship. But it doesn't tell us how this was accomplished. Author Charlie Henry (a former Kar-Kraft employee) has enlisted the help of many of his former co-workers to bring you the very first book ever published on Ford's all-encompassing special projects facility, Kar-Kraft. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Dance Anatomy 2nd Edition

Author: Haas, Jacqui Greene
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492559122
Release Date: 2017-11-08
Genre: Performing Arts

Dance Anatomy is a visually stunning presentation of more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries.

Modified Stock Car Racing of the 60s and 70s

Author: Steve Kennedy
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 1583882847
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Never before has a national publication featured a collection of photos of the Northeast’s favorite stock car racing’s division – the modifieds. The author brings together photos and text of the region’s best-loved drivers and their cars, as well as the “also-rans,” during the ‘60s and ‘70s when modifieds were built in backyards by local mechanics utilizing junkyard parts, no two cars looked alike, and there were so many tracks to race at. See them now as they were!

The Ford Century in Minnesota

Author: Brian McMahon
Publisher:
ISBN: 0816637199
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In 1903, before the Ford Motor Company was even incorporated, Stephen Tenvoorde signed a contract to sell "Fordmobiles" at his bicycle shop in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Four generations later, the Tenvoorde family still operates what is now the oldest Ford dealership in the world. Brian McMahon chronicles how the fortunes of the company and the state became intertwined during that century. Ford assembled Model T cars in the world's tallest automobile plant in Minneapolis and a three-story structure in St. Paul--both still standing. These factories quickly became functionally obsolete after the development of the moveable assembly line. The hunt for a new site to build a modern, single-story plant stirred intense rivalry between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Henry Ford took a rare personal interest in the search and selected a 125-acre parcel in St. Paul overlooking the recently built High Dam on the Mississippi River, which allowed for navigation and hydroelectric power. The Twin Cities Assembly Plant would go on to manufacture millions of cars, trucks, tractors, and military vehicles until its closure in 2011. Henry Ford's large-scale experiments with every aspect of the industrial economy sent ripples and shockwaves through the lives of Minnesotans--management and assembly line workers, dealers and customers, families and communities. First-person accounts of more than forty retired auto workers share what it was like to work at Ford--from the early years of the Minneapolis plant to the final hours of the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul. McMahon documents the company's transformation--through the Depression, the rise of the United Auto Workers Union, World War II, women joining the workforce, competition from imported cars, globalization, outsourcing, and the closing of the plant. This publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.

The Third and Fourth Amendments

Author: Robert J. McWhirter
Publisher:
ISBN: 1945682043
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: History

Are the third and fourth amendments relevant today? The journey of the meaning, history, and interpretation of the third and fourth amendments, from 1791 to today, is recounted here.

Ford 4x4s

Author: Paul G. McLaughlin
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1583880798
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Beginning with the earliest Marmon-Herrington All Wheel Drive Fords and ending with the latest Super Duty 4x4 duallies, this book covers every 4x4 built by Ford since the mid 1930s. Included are such favorites as the Ford Jeep, Bronco, Bronco II, Ranger, Explorer, and more. Also included are graphs, drawings, specification sheets, promotional materials and the like. McLaughlin is a recognized authority on Ford Trucks and is the author of Ford Heavy-Duty Trucks 1948-1998 Photo History.

Sudden Death

Author: Leesa Culp
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781459705463
Release Date: 2012-11-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A true story of hockey heartbreak, tragedy, and triumph. Limited time offer. Sudden Death brings to life the incredible ongoing saga of the Swift Current Broncos hockey team. After a tragic game-day bus accident on December 30, 1986, left four of its star players dead, the first-year Western Hockey League team was faced with nearly insurmountable odds against not only its future success but its very survival. The heartbreaking story made headlines across North America, and the club garnered acclaim when it triumphantly rebounded and won the Canadian Hockey League’s prestigious Memorial Cup in 1989. Many of the surviving Broncos continued their successful hockey careers in the NHL, among them 2012 Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic, Sheldon Kennedy, and Sudden Death co-author Bob Wilkie. Years later the Broncos’ tragedy-to-triumph tale was overshadowed when the team’s former coach, Graham James, was convicted of sexual assault against Sheldon Kennedy, Theoren Fleury, and Todd Holt, all of whom played for him.

Hendrix

Author: Gillian G. Gaar
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760352236
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Music

Coinciding with what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 75th year on this mortal coil, this (incredibly) is the first full-blown illustrated gift book exploring the life and career of the man most consider the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Hendrix enjoyed the international limelight for less than four years, but his innovative and imaginative interpretations of blues and rock continue to inspire guitarists and music lovers across ages and genre. Inside, Seattle-based music journalist Gillian Gaar examines the guitarist’s upbringing, his service as an Army paratrooper, his role as a sideman on the chitlin’ circuit, his exile in the UK, and his eventual reemergence in the US and the fame that followed until his untimely death in 1970. Featuring design as lavish as Hendrix’s music and carefully curated photography, posters, picture sleeves, and other assorted memorabilia, this is the ultimate Hendrix book experience.

Battleship Arizona

Author: Paul Stillwell
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 159114678X
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: History

The tragic sight of the Arizona burning after the attack on Pearl Harbor is etched in our national memory. She sustained more losses that day than any other ship in the U.S. Navys history?1,177 men. Now available in paperback, Battleship Arizona recounts the attack through the riveting stories of her survivors as part of describing in detail the battleships twenty-five-year career.

Competition Engine Building

Author: John Baechtel
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781934709627
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Transportation

Authored by veteran author John Baechtel, COMPETITION ENGINE BUILDING stands alone as a premier guide for enthusiasts and students of the racing engine. It will also find favor as a reference guide for experienced professionals for years to come.