Lost Drag Strips II

Author: Scotty Gosson
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613252239
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Transportation

Fresh on the heels of the best-selling book Lost Drag Strips comes a new look at other long-lost and forgotten drag racing facilities from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In the first volume, the author examined the birth of drag racing and its subsequent popularity that invaded every city and community across America. Unfortunately, after the initial explosion of popularity, it waned, and various drag strips closed for a myriad of reasons. Financial pressure for the real estate they occupied, suburban sprawl, and waning participation were all reasons for the change in fortunes for the small, and even not-so-small, racetracks. The first volume was great, but readers demanded more! Lost Drag Strips II picks up where the first volume left off, covering even more tracks with archival photos of racing in the tracks' heyday, the cars that ran there, and coverage of the tracks as they exist today. This volume also includes some of the tracks that survived, those that fought off the economic demons and the urban sprawl and continue to run today. Tracks in this volume include: Fort Wainwright/Racing Lions Motorsports Park, Avenue G Drag Strip, Fremont/Baylands Drag Strip, San Fernando Drag Strip, Fontana Drag City, Inyokern Drag Strip, Kahuku Air Strip, Las Vegas Speedrome, Continental Divide Raceways, SRCA Drag Strip, Southwest Raceway, Willow Run Raceway, Minnesota Dragways, KCTA Drag Strip, Detroit Dragway, Niagara Airport Dragstrip, New York National Speedway, York US 30 Drag-O-Way, South Mountain Raceway, La Place Dragway, Yellow River Drag Strip, Thunderbolt Dragway, and more.

Lost Drag Strips

Author: Tommy Lee Byrd
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250457
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book takes a look at many of the lost quarter-mile tracks across the country. Some of them are gone completely; paved over to make room for housing developments or strip malls. For fans of drag racing's past, it's a sobering and interesting study.

Steve Magnante s 1001 Muscle Car Facts

Author: Steve Magnante
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250570
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Transportation

Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. The details he regularly puts forth, both on the pages of national magazines and as a contributing host and tech expert at the popular Barrett-Jackson Auctions on television, are the kinds of things muscle car fanatics love to hear. There are 1001 well-researched muscle car facts in this book that even some of the most esteemed experts would be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular GM makes including Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, Ford and Mercury cars, Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge cars, and even facts about AMC and Studebaker as well. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great American muscle cars. Whether you're an avid collector of multiple American muscle cars, the owner of one shining example, a trivia buff who wants to stump your friends, or just a fan of the big and powerful rear-wheel-drive rides of the 1960s and 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry's most beloved and respected sources.

Drag Racing s Quarter Mile Warriors

Author: Doug Boyce
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613251331
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Genre: Transportation

The true beginnings of racing is an argument never really settled. One could argue that as soon as the second car was manufactured, a contest of speed ensued against the first. While the roots of modern drag racing goes back to the dry lakes of California in the 30s, drag racing became a sanctioned affair in the early 50s with the forming of the National Hot Rod Association. In the 60 years that have followed the first NHRA sanctioned race in 1953, the changes in technology have been astounding, as well as the categories and classes in which racers have competed. And of all of the eras, the golden era of the late 50s through the early 70s is the clear fan favorite. Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now takes a unique look at the most memorable, interesting, and successful cars from this golden age of drag racing. Chronicled are Diggers and Rail dragsters, Funny Cars, wild Altereds, door slammers like Super and Junior Stock cars, early 70s Pro Stock cars and more. Vintage and modern photography in a unique "then and now" format cover the cars as they first competed, through their evolution (or inactivity) over the years, and how they look today. Cars driven by legends such as Mickey Thompson, Tommy Ivo, Dick Landy, Grumpy Jenkins, Sox & Martin, Don Nicholson, Bob Glidden, and more are featured in evolutionary detail. Never before has a book covered the cars from the golden age of drag racing and combined it with a modern look at where the cars are today. From full restorations to still competing in nostalgia events, from museum pieces to collecting dust in a dark corner waiting for another day in the sun, Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now gives you a unique look at how these cars have fared over time. No drag racing library is complete without it.

Linda Vaughn

Author: Rob Kinnan
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613252321
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Transportation

Perhaps the most photographed personality in automotive and motorsports history, Linda Vaughn has entertained fans and has been a premier marketer of automotive goods for more than 55 years. From her first days as Miss Atlanta Raceway, coming of age while representing Hurst, through her annual appearances at America's top automotive and racing events, Linda continues to engage fans, drawing long lines whenever she makes an appearance. At her peak, Linda attended more than 100 events annually, year after year, and she still attends more than 25 events each year. The only entity that's probably seen as many events as Linda is Goodyear! For the first time ever, Linda Vaughn allows her fans a behind-the-scenes look at her career in motorsports and promotion through her personal photographic archive and other photos. Through captions, Linda tells the story of individual images recounting countless stories from her photographic memory, with no detail left unshared. She recounts events with racing personalities and automotive icons from George Hurst to Richard Petty to Mario Andretti to Don Garlits. Nobody is left out as Linda tells stories about the photos chronicling her career in Motorsports. Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports is the most comprehensive gathering of imagery ever assembled on Linda Vaughn. Through her 50-plus years in Motorsports, Linda has lived it all, been everywhere, and met everyone. Whether you are simply a fan of Linda or a collector of Linda Vaughn memorabilia, this will be the premier piece in your collection!

Lost Road Courses

Author: Martin Rudow
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613252222
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Transportation

Road racing has long-storied roots in North America that reach from coast to coast and to Canada. Some of the greatest drivers to ever compete raced wickedly fast machines, staged epic duels on winding strips of asphalt, and created history. This history left an enduring legacy that is revealed and celebrated in Lost Road Courses. Road racer and road racing expert Martin Rudow retraces road racing's glorious past and visits the defunct classic road courses across the United States and Canada. Many road courses were built in the 1950s and 1960s, the golden age of American road racing. These classic road courses built and hosted famous races for Trans-Am, Can-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and sports car racing, but did not survive the times. They fell victim to changing times, poor business decisions, urban sprawl, safety standards, and increasing real estate prices. Rudow recounts the breathtaking races and fascinating history of more than 16 tracks from around North America. Riverside International Raceway, Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Ontario Motor Speedway, Continental Divide Raceway, and many others were once major race venues that have since closed. The great race teams, legendary drivers, classic race series that visited the tracks, and cars that turned laps are brought into full focus. The exploits of Chaparral, McLaren, Bud Moore, Lotus, Penske, and other race teams as well as racing greats Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, Jim Clark, and Dan Gurney are covered. Rudow also digs beneath the surface to reveal the story behind the story. The visionaries and businessmen who saw potential and risked capital to build these palaces of speed come back to life. He also recognizes the unsung heroes and regional racers who competed, staffed, and took on various roles at these tracks. In the pages of this book, a nostalgic tour of these famous races at these vintage road circuits unfolds. Many period photos illustrate the racing action and the tracks themselves in their former glory, and modern color shows the tracks as they currently stand. If you're a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, as well as classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this book is a must-have.

Mein Sommer Mit 15

Author: Petra Ritschel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535508027
Release Date: 2016-06-23

Lena zieht mit ihren Eltern und dem kleinen Bruder aus Köln in ein kleines Dorf im Sauerland. Für Lena ist alles schrecklich, keine Freundinnen, kein Handy-Empfang und langsames Internet. Was soll sie hier, denn Pferde und Kühe sind nicht ihr Ding. Sie will nur ganz schnell 18 werden und wieder zurück in die Stadt. Einziger Lichtblick ist da der Nachbar Felix Berger, der auch jeden Morgen mit dem Bus zur Schule fahren muss. Lena und Felix verlieben sich ineinander. Bei einem Schulbusunfall kann Felix zeigen, was er als Rettungshelfer gelernt hat. Aber auch Felix hat ein Geheimnis, wie Lena erst sehr viel später erfährt. Ist das Leben auf dem Dorf vielleicht doch nicht so langweilig? In diesem Buch geht um Freundschaft, Liebe, Unfall und Tod, Geheimnisse und Veränderungen.

Stochastische Matrizen

Author: F.-J. Fritz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642671319
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Mathematics

In der Anfängervorlesung "Lineare Algebra" lernt der Student ein umfang reiches System von Begriffen und Ergebnissen kennen. Auf die Bedeutung dieser Theorie für die ganz"e t1athematik wird er zwar oft hingewiesen, aber vorgeführt werden meist nur Anwendungen aus der Geometrie. Das vorliegende kleine Heft ist äer Versuch, ein anderes Gebiet für die Motivierung der Anfängervorlesung zu erschließen, nämlich die Theorie der stochastischen Prozesse mit endl~ch vielen Zuständen in matrizen theoretischer Behandlung. Unsere Darstellung steht zwischen den sehr elementar gehaltenen Büchern (mitunter mit dem Titel "Finite Mathema tics"), die zum Teil für Nichtmathematiker geschrieben sind und nur Elemente der Linearen Algebra verwenden, und den allgemeinen Theorien der stochastischen Prozesse, welche dem endlichen Spezialfall oft wenig Raum widmen. Sie stützt sich weitgehend auf die Betrachtung der Eigen werte von stochastischen Matrizen. Obwohl die Bestimmung der Eigenwerte nicht direkt ein Teil des Problems ist, scheint uns das Studium der Eigenwerte den besten Aufschluß über das Verhalten der Potenzen einer stochastischen Matrix zu geben. (Wir sind uns dessen bewußt, daß diese Methode freilich für stochastische Prozesse mit unendlich vielen Zustän den völlig versagt. ) Nach der Erörterung der Problemstellung und einigen Beispielen in § 1 werden in § 2 alle später benötigten Aussagen über die Eigenwerte von stochastischen Matrizen hergeleitet. Darauf folgen dann in § 3 leicht die Konvergenzsätze. In § 4 behandeln wir weitere Sätze über die Eigen werte von stochastischen Matrizen, die jedoch später kaum mehr verwen det werden.

Statistische Versuchsplanung

Author: Karl Siebertz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662557433
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Die statistische Versuchsplanung (Design of Experiment, DoE) ist ein Verfahren zur Analyse von (technischen) Systemen. Dieses Verfahren ist universell einsetzbar und eignet sich sowohl zur Produkt- als auch zur Prozessoptimierung, insbesondere dann, wenn viele Einflussgrößen zu berücksichtigen sind. Hauptanliegen der Autoren ist es, die Planung und Durchführung von systematischen Versuchsreihen mit engem Praxisbezug darzustellen. Industriespezifische Probleme illustrieren sie anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele.

Ajax f r Dummies

Author: Steve Holzner
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 3527702881
Release Date: 2006-11-17
Genre: Computers

Webapplikationen, die wie Desktop-Applikationen aussehen und sich rasend schnell aktualisieren? Das ist jetzt dank Ajax möglich. Hinter dem Begriff verbirgt sich aber keine neue Technik, sondern lediglich die Verknüpfung der bereits bekannten Markup-Sprachen JavaScript, DOM, CSS und XML. Was Ajax alles kann und wie es funktioniert erklärt Steve Holzner in "Ajax für Dummies" anhand von vielen Beispielen und praktischen Anwendungen. Unter www.fuer-dummies.de gibt es zusätzliche Quellcodes, XML-Tools und Ajax-Webanwendungen.