VW Beetle

Author: Keith Seume
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760304300
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Transportation

The definitive illustrated history of a true world beater. Discover the full story of the amazing VW Beetle--from pre-war KdF-Wagen to today's New Beetle. The book features a color technical appendix illustrating chronologically the major design modifications made during the Beetle's lifetime. Full-color studio photography of 26 milestone models.

The Beetle

Author: Keith Seume
ISBN: 1858334381
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Volkswagen Beetle automobile

The Automobile in American History and Culture

Author: Michael L. Berger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313245584
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.


Author: Phil Patton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743202428
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Traces the history of the Volkswagen Beetle, from its first introduction as a Nazi propaganda tool and its postwar status as a countercultural icon to its successful revision in 1998.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Author: John Gunnell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760349878
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Transportation

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.

Bowling Beatniks and Bell bottoms 1940s 1950s

Author: Sara Pendergast
Publisher: UXL
ISBN: UOM:49015002848217
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Recounts the enduring products, innovative trends, and fun fads of the past ten decades. In 5 volumes.


ISBN: CORNELL:31924077953713
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Automobiles

The VW Beetle Story

Author: Giles Chapman
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 0752484605
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Transportation

A history of the Volkswagen Beetle from its inception in the 1930s as the "people's car" to the all-new, modern Beetle in 1998 and the very last original Beetle built in 2003.

Jaguar Daimler XJ

Author: Peter Crespin
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845842000
Release Date: 2009-02-15
Genre: Transportation

Consumer guides & advice.

Volkswagen Chronik

Author: Manfred Grieger
ISBN: UOM:39015080738407
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Volkswagen automobiles

The Value of a Dollar

Author: Scott Derks
Publisher: Grey House Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015043106049
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to practical economy, The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities. The first edition, published by Gale Research in 1994, covered the period of 1860 to 1989. This second edition has been completely redesigned and revised and now contains two new chapters, 1990-1994 and 1995-1999. Each 5-year chapter includes a Historical Snapshot, Consumer Expenditures, Investments, Selected Income, Income/Standard Jobs, Food Basket, Standard Prices and Miscellany. This interesting and useful publication will be widely used in any reference collection.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

Author: Martin Buckley
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 1780193971
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Genre: Transportation

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.


Author: Rodney Loredo
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787110076
Release Date: 2016-10-03
Genre: Transportation

Genevieve is the first definitive, documented, ownership history and cinematic record of the 1904 French Darracq motorcar. This car was propelled to international fame as Genevieve, in the record breaking 1953 film that centred around the annual London to Brighton run for veteran cars pre-1905.

Alfa Romeo 155 156 147 Competition Touring Cars

Author: Peter Collins
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845843427
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Immediately after saving Alfa Romeo, Fiat decided to enter motorsport wholeheartedly as a means of marketing the brand. This book charts its early attempts at this, and comprehensively describes the development and racing history of the first 'Fiat' Alfa Romeo - the 155 - and the subsequent 156 and 147 models.

Russian Motor Vehicles

Author: Maurice A. Kelly
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845843007
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Transportation

A book concerning Russian Limousines, and the Chinese models that were initially derived from them, has never been attempted before. This book investigates the whole story of why the Soviet Communist Party required such a bourgeois product, and how production was subsequently achieved. Following the orders of Stalin, work on the Limousines commenced during the first Five Year Plan (1927-1933) at the Putilov Works, late the Kirov Zavod, where the Leningrad L-1 was made in a limited number. From these beginnings, the Moscow and Gorky models emerged, and later the Chinese-derived types made with Russian aid during the late 1950s. Covering all of these models, up to the last one produced in 2003, and featuring full specifications translated from the relevant primary sources in Russian and Chinese literature, this is a meticulous and unique account of a previously neglected subject.