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Porsche - The Racing 914s

Author: Roy Smith

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848594

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Detailed study of a remarkable little car that, when it appeared in 1969, was considered a mish-mash of ideas, and not a ‘proper’ Porsche. It’s also the story of the ‘little’ guys … the privateers and dealer teams who did most of the development that turned the 914 into great little racer.

Porsche 914

An Enthusiast's Guide

Author: Richard Gooding

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001523

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

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The Porsche 914 was born into consistently confusing and troubled times at Porsche and Volkswagen, not least with the idea of a non-911 Porsche horrifiying many at the time. A Porsche with an engine that wasn't in the back was simply unthinkable. Richard Gooding examines the story of a car of mixed parentage, which against the odds became a success in its relatively short, six-and-a half year lifespan. Around 119,000 cars were sold from 1969 to 1975, outselling contemporary rivals such as the Opel GT, and meaning it was the first mid-engined car to achieve six-digit sales. As a present-day classic, although challenging to some, low-slung looks and bright colours make the 1970s 914 period-perfect. Combined with near-ideal weight distribution and a low centre of grativity, its mid-engine layout means the 914 can achieve cornering G-forces comparable to the contemporary 911. The 914 was seen as a car that could inject a shot of glamour into VW's slightly worthy and dependable range of air-cooled cars. This book covers the history, development and manufacture of the 914 through troubled times at Porsche and Volkswagen and studies the impact of its design upon its successors. Buying and owning a 914 today is covered, and the book is illustrated with 218 colour photographs.

How to Restore and Modify Your Porsche 914 and 914/6

Author: Patrick C. Paternie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610590259

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Page: N.A

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The Porsche 924 Carrera

– evolution to excellence

Author: Roy Smith

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845846451

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 6063

A limited edition of 1500 copies. The 924 Carrera was a homologation model built to qualify the 924 model to race in Group 4. One of the great supercars of the 1980s, the 924 Carrera was considered by many to have better handling characteristics than Porsche’s flagship 911. The book features interviews with many of those involved with the car at the time together with race stories, statistics, and a unique exposé of component failures during racing.

Powered by Porsche - the alternative race cars

Author: Roy Smith

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781845849900

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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Strap in for German engineered horsepower in this specialized history of Porsche engines. In this detailed and extravagantly photographed book you’ll get a full account of race cars powered by Porsche engines, but were developed by other companies. This is the first title to detail the entire history of Porsche engines down to exact specs on engines, non-Porsche chassis, and race details; plus, personal stories from team drivers. This massive volume covers nearly 50 years, and is loaded with over 700 photos, many of which have never been published before. Just because this history is thorough doesn’t mean it’s a chore to read. The approachable, gearhead-focused writing style makes for an enjoyable book to dive into. The story starts in the late 1970s when the demand for services, cars, chassis, and parts from Porsche outstripped their ability to deliver. The Porsche organization was rapidly expanding, and projects had to be prioritized. The rest is history that you’ll be able to see for yourself!

914 Porsche

A Restorer's Guide to Authenticity

Author: Dr B Johnson

Publisher: TPR Incorporated

ISBN: 9780929758213

Category: Transportation

Page: 112

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Recognized by Porsche enthusiasts, concours judges, even the Porsche factory as a definitive guide to Porsche 914 authenticity. Get a detailed look at the year-to-year changes in body, chassis, exterior trim, luggage compartments and interior components of your 1970-76 Porsche 914. Virtually every part is described and photographed allowing owner and restorer to determine 100% originality. Rev. ed.

Alfa Romeo TZ-TZ2

Born to win

Author: Vitto Witting da Prato

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl

ISBN: 9788879116411

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 334

Having left motor racing in the early 1950s - at least officially - Alfa Romeo returned to the sport once again at the start of the following decade due to the commitment and enthusiasm of Autodelta. This Alfa offshoot distinguished itself by preparing and racing about 30 of the manufacturer's different cars that really did make history. Among them, the Giulia TZ holds a place at the head of the crowd. It had a 1.5-litre, 113 hp engine from the Giulia SS, front and rear suspension of modern conception, disc brakes and an especially bold body shaped by Zagato on a modern tubular chassis. Those were the strong points of this car, which scored results of absolute prestige in its brief career at Sebring, in the Targa Florio, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Tour de France. Vito Witting da Prato, already the author of a meticulously written book on the Alfa Romeo SZ, covers the winning, human, technical and sporting factors of this unforgettable car in a monumental work. A book which, to the precise text and painstaking historical reconstruction, has been added illustrations of previously unpublished pictures and technical designs by Autodelta.

Ferrari 70 Years

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760353069

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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For 70 years, Ferrari has produced automotive works of art to fire the imaginations of car lovers worldwide. A stellar combination of beauty, performance, racing success, exclusivity and Italian flair have combined to make Ferrari the world's most iconic carmaker. All these traits coalesce in the form of Ferrari's road cars. From the 125S in 1947, to the versatile 340 in the 1950s, to the stunning 250s and 275s of the 1960s, to the Daytona, to the shocking F40, to the modern era's outrageous hypercars the Enzo and LaFerrari, no other sports car manufacturer has so consistently set the bar for style and performance. It's a near unbroken 70-year run of hits. Ferrari 70 Years lifts the hood on Ferrari's sports car history beginning in 1947, but also touches on Enzo Ferrari's early career with Alfa-Romeo before he launched his iconic company. Author Dennis Adler offers Ferrari owners and fans an engaging and comprehensive history of Maranello's extensive sports car range. Adler's detailed text is accompanied by his gorgeous photography and supplemented by fascinating images from Ferrari's historic archive. There is simply no better way to celebrate Ferrari's fantastic history.

A DARRACQ called GENEVIEVE

The story of veteran motoring’s most famous car

Author: Rodney Loredo

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787110079

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 2928

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.

Porsche 911

The Definitive History 2004-2012

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848640

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 8791

This book – the sixth volume in a set covering the Porsche 911 models – is the definitive history of the hugely successful 997-series, with in-depth detail on all the road cars sold around the world, as well as the 997's competition exploits.

Porsche 70 Years

There Is No Substitute

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760347255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 675

"This richly illustrated book offers a complete history of Porsche. The book focuses on the engineering and design stories while paying homage to key players. Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events"--

Automotive Mascots

A Collector’s Guide to British Marque, Corporate & Accessory Mascots

Author: David Kay,Lynda Springate

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847857

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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A full colour guide to British radiator and accessory mascots of 1896 to 1960 compiled by two leading experts in the field. Packed with information and stunning pictures, this comprehensive guide is a must for collectors and would-be collectors. As well as detailing the authors' collecting experiences, the book tells the reader how to get started, where to buy and - very importantly - how to spot fakes. 54 British marque mascots are covered, as are mascots produced by corporations such as ICI and the accessory mascots which owners could purchase to individualise their cars

Maserati

A Century of History The Official Book

Author: Luca Dal Monte,Lorenzo Ramaciotti,Cesare De Agostini,Gianni Cancellieri

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore

ISBN: 9788879115735

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Meant to commemorate 100 years of Maserati, this work covers the history of the marque in all its aspects and is divided into three large sections. The first, signed by Luca Dal Monte, deals with the company history and the marque's industrial matters: from the early years, when production was concentrated on racing cars, to the advent of the first GT of the immediate post-war period through to the great classics of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies. The "Road cars and design" section by Lorenzo Ramaciotti, is specifically devoted to the Trident's road cars: from the A6 1500 to current production models, including the extraordinary expressions of design offered by models like the 3500 and 5000 GT, the various Quattroportes, the Mistral, Ghibli, Indy to then approach the present day, touching on the 3200 GT and the current Quattroporte, Granturismo and GranCabrio. Historic and modern pictures illustrate each of these models in a long photographic treatise, preceded by an introductory section which focuses on the historic matters associated with this vein of Maserati production. The last section written by Cesare De Agostini and Gianni Cancellieri is about races: from the outset Maserati's history has mainly been one of racing, from the pioneering era to the glorious Fifties, as much in Formula 1 with the 1957 world championship won by Juan Manuel Fangio, as endurance races, Maserati has expressed itself with success at the top levels of the sport. But even before that, the glorious marque had written unforgettable pages in the annals of racing, including victories at Indianapolis in 1939 and 1940. The recent success of the MC12 is the latest chapter in this proud history of achievement. There are also specific boxes in this section devoted to particular competitive aspects, such as the great road speed records (1926-1952) and the company's long experience in speedboat racing. Royal Automobile Club shortlist of contenders for Motoring Book of the Year!

COSWORTH - THE SEARCH FOR POWER (6th Edition)

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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This book covers the entire history, life and times of the famous British high-performance engineering company, from its 1958 foundation by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, through its often-exciting and always fascinating evolution, to its expansion and worldwide success in both motorsport and high-performance road car production.

Ford Design in the UK - 70 years of success

Author: Nick Hull

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781845849863

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Exploring Ford UK’s design studios during the past 70 years, Ford Design in the UK – 70 Years of Success provides a unique insight into the company’s history, its UK studio locations, and delves into the lives of the designers, modellers and studio engineers. As a profession, automotive design has changed hugely over the past century and continues to evolve as new processes are developed. This book charts the development of Ford projects in the UK, particularly those designed in the Dunton studio, which opened in 1967 and is still a key part of Ford’s design resource in Europe. From the early days of chalk drawings and wooden models for the Consul to today’s digital renderings and milled clays for the latest Transit, Ford’s designers and technicians have never been short of creativity. This book tells their story, in their own words.

Equations of Motion

Adventure, Risk and Innovation - an Engineering Autobiography

Author: William Milliken

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837615707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 695

View: 1780

William F. Milliken's handling research is fundamental to modern automobile design, and his definitive books on vehicle dynamics provide engineers and racers with practical understanding of chassis design for maximum performance. Equations of Motion is the story of Milliken's lifetime of experimentation and innovation in vehicle stability and control. In Equations of Motion: Adventure, Risk and Innovation, Milliken vividly recounts his experiences pushing airplanes and race cars beyond their limits. His exciting life provides singular, real-world insight into the challenge and joy of engineering and the history of vehicle dynamics as he created it in the air and on the track. Bill Milliken's acclaimed engineering autobiography is now available as a lower-priced paperback containing new material written exclusively for this edition.

Lotus 18

Colin Chapman’s U-turn

Author: Mark Whitelock

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184584520X

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18’s competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 – via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nürburgring.

The Complete Book of Porsche 911

Every Model since 1964

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627889671

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 4148

Born in the Bohemian town of Maffersdorf on September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche displayed unparalleled automotive engineering genius from his earliest years. Following stellar work at Austro-Daimler, as well as with his own engineering firm, he formed his own automobile company after World War II, developing a line of sports cars which culminated in the fabled 911, the ultimate expression of Porsche’s original vision for the perfect sports car. The Complete Book of Porsche 911 provides a model-by-model overview for each year of the 911’s production, from the original 901 prototype to the current models. In addition to production cars, the book includes all of the factory's racing, prototype, and special-production cars illustrated with both current and archival photography. This book is the ultimate single-volume resource for the 911 aficionado.

Porsche

Excellence Was Expected

Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780837602356

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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Porsche 911

Perfection by Design

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760320926

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 8428

For over 40 years, Porsche’s legendary 911 has ruled the realm of sports cars. The Porsche 911 is the benchmark. The 911 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, making it one of the longest-running models currently in production from any manufacturer. A leader on the race track as well as the street, it posted an outright, overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2003, beating Corvettes, Ferraris, and even purpose-built Daytona Prototype race cars. This, despite the fact the 911’s rear-engine configuration was long ago rejected by rivals. Why does it hold such a coveted spot at the pinnacle of the sports car world? In Porsche 911: Perfection by Design, best-selling author/photographer and noted Porsche historian Randy Leffingwell adeptly answers this question, tracing the amazing story of its development and rise to international success, from the 1963 Type 901 through 2005 models. In tandem, he weaves the racing 911’s rich history, where it reigned victorious at Le Mans, Daytona and many more of the world’s most prestigious races. With more than 350 pages and 300 vivid color and black and white photographs, this amazing hard-cover book showcases why the 911 continues to impress enthusiasts and engineers alike. Leffingwell interviewed dozens of former and current Porsche engineers, designers and executives – including Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the father of the 911 – as well as Porsche competitors (who used the 911 as a benchmark for their own designs) to create a true, hands-on anecdotal history of the 911. Straight from the key players and decision-makers, he explains: “This book is an inside story of how the 911 came to be what it was, what it is now and how it moved through 40-plus years of evolution, growth and improvement.” A jaw-dropping and unprecedented collection of 911s between two covers (Leffingwell and David Newhardt’s stunning, full-page, color photography features more than 80 Porsche 911s) complements the text, enticing readers to an up-close-and-personal view of these exotic, wish-list cars.

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