From the Chevrolet Bel Air to the Ferrari Testarossa, The Classic Car Book showcases the most important and iconic classic cars from every decade since the 1940s. Fully illustrated and packed with stunning photography, The Classic Car Book uses specially commissioned photographic tours to put you in the driver's seat of the world's most famous vintage cars, including stylish roadsters and luxury limousines from manufacturers such as Mercedez-Benz, Ferrari, Rover, Jaguar, and Bentley. The Classic Car Book takes you on a scenic drive through the history of classic cars, profiling iconic models and key details of the world's most famous vehicles, and charting their legacy as objects of luxury and desire. Ideal for any car collectors and enthusiasts, The Classic Car Book is an essential addition to every fans' bookshelf.
A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and two prints suitable for framing, and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. Double-page-spread images add flavor by showing the classics in action. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.
DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.
The definitive visual history of the automobile The Car Book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa Romeo. Ever wondered how Porsche and Chevrolet became household names? Discover the stories behind the men and the machines that created the most famous marques and take a virtual tour of the anatomy of iconic cars from each era. If you love cars, then you'll love this - The Car Book is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.
The Agatha Award–winning author of Pressing the Issue returns to the Cookbook Nook, where Jenna Hart is busy decking the halls and ducking a killer . . . The holidays are Jenna Hart’s favorite time of year, but just as she’s decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive events, her imperious older sister makes a surprise visit, anxious that her husband’s been more naughty than nice. To make matters worse, her father’s good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered—trussed with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree star. Worried that Jake was the intended victim, Jenna makes a list of suspects and checks it twice. Swapping her Santa’s hat for a sleuthing cap, she gets busy investigating Jake’s long-lost sister, his Grinch of a neighbor, and a stamp collector who covets Jake’s most treasured piece. When Jake himself is poisoned and nearly dies, Jenna knows she’ll have to do whatever it takes to corner the culprit before it’s lights out for Jake . . . Includes tantalizing holiday recipes! Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries: “There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentenceis a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Timesbestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries “In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Timesbestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries “Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal “So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog
Author: John Gunnell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.
Author: Michael Furman
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Release Date: 2003-11
More than 150 full-color photographs pay tribute to the masterpieces of automotiv design created from 1925 to 1948, capturing the innovative designs, precise craftsmanship, and unusual materials that characterized such great automobiles as the Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Duesenberg, Delage, and Packard. 20,000 first printing.
In this book, the world's most famous and fabulous cars, from 1945 to 2000, shown in 1800 photographs. This is the definitive guide to the most important classic, modern classic and dream cars of the 20th century. It features exclusive and luxurious automobiles such as the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Lamborghini Miura, as well as much-loved everyday classics such as the Volkswagen Beetle and the Morris Minor. It includes a detailed history on the evolution of the automobile, with special features on design, technological advances and the social use of cars. A symbol of status, power and beauty, the car is the most evocative of machines. This comprehensive visual directory shows every important marque from A to Z, including the Ferrari Daytona, Lancia Fulvia, Pontiac Firebird, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, McLaren F1 and Lotus Esprit. From major design houses such as Bertone, Ghia and Pininfarina, and also leading car manufacturers, dream cars at the very cutting edge of car design are included here with full technical and performance details. With over 1800 stunning images, the book is a fascinating reference guide for every enthusiast, collector and lover of the automobile.
From the sensational Chevrolet Corvette to the stream-lined Toyota Celica, here is the ultimate history of classic cars manufactured since 1975, plus those dream and futuristic cars that were marvels of car design but never made it into production. This comprehensive visual reference shows every important marque from A-Z, highlighting some of the most significant and beautiful cars of the century. Detailed descriptions, history and technical information accompany every entry, making this the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the contemporary classic car. This book also highlights the world's dream cars that were built as showcases but were never actually mass-produced. From major design houses such as Bertone and Ghia, these cars are at the very cutting edge of car design: futuristic models that were deemed too daring, too brash or too expensive to make commercial sense, but which pay tribute to the imagination and drive of car designers today. With over 800 stunning images, this title is the definitive gallery of classic and dream cars and the decisive reference book for every enthusiast and lover of the automobile.