The Datsun Z Sports car is the best-selling sports coupé in the world. Most people have been touched by one at some point in their lives. You may have owned one when they were new and regretted selling it. Maybe you remember your friends’ Zs, and always longed for one but thought the task to find a good 240Z too difficult. Datsun 240Z 1969 to 1973 will give you the knowledge and confidence to go out there and find your Z. With advice on finding, assessing, and buying a Datsun 240Z, including a unique scoring system to evaluate a potential purchase, as well as tips on buying at auction, checking the paperwork and much more, this book is THE essential guide.
"This volume ... looks in detail at all of the Datsun sports cars that proudly carried the Fairlady name--the SP/SR roadsters, the 240Z, 260Z and 280Z, and the S130 series, commonly known as the 280ZX in export markets."--Folded portion of front cover.
Ready-to-color drawings of 44 magnificent cars -- 1915 Stutz Bearcat, 1934 Duesenberg Model J, 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible, 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray split-window coupe, 1997 Dodge Viper GTS, and more. Identifying captions.
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Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.
Ever been forced to build your own car?THE SEVEN, the legendary Lotus sports car that first appeared in 1957 is still in production, as a kit. If you want one you must build it.The author sets out to build a Caterham Seven without first acquiring the needed skills. The fingertip ease of the digital age is replaced by unheated garages, fumes and typed instructions obscured by oily fingerprints. Between chapters a running history, illustrated with cartoons, tells the Seven's 50 year story using quotes from the many articles, test drives and books on the car. For anyone who has ever wanted to build something with their own hands - despite skill, aptitude and experience.Why build A Seven?Putting a sportscar on the road.
Memoirs of Myths and Truths in an Ordinary Pebble’s Extraordinary Life. We find the author considers himself an ordinary pebble amoung others of his time,who has gone on a desperate search for love and approval. But even an ordinary pebbles like him can have an extraordinary life, because he is not ordinary from the start finding at an early age confusion and embarrassment regarding whether an accident or his mind makes him that way. It ́s not until into his young adult stream does he discover another reason for his rebel behavior in school and life. Which as a reader, you ́ll recognized some problems in the text of the book cover and in the book ́s writen words or spelling or sentance structure being a struggle. You ́ll see it ́s not his schooling, it ́s his battle with being dyslexic. Yet there is some great writing and inspiration, plus the help of a few photos, to bring you into his or your memories and times when some myths emerged from stories and some being real truths. Pebbles we all are, truths are maybe what we think they should be, and myths are longer lasting then we may know. The author finds himself slowly aware of being in his September years, having a sense of belonging to the past and present, but a much shorter future. With that comes a sense of family, and the closeness of friends, which has brought him to this place of wonderment that has continued from those wonderful years of youth. They have brought him to these joyous thoughts while writing these memoirs, and making reflecting on his extraordinary life. Starting at first writing this for all his kin and others within that stream surround him, but then realize other pebbles of this time can bring back some reflection on these times with a little smile, some sadness, and reflection too. He may have wandered through those youthful years winding through life’s paths and finding some running on empty or full or too fast or too slow at the time like the automobiles of the day. His nurturing as a child, not always satisfying, resulted in the builting many protective walls around his self. Yet like James Dean in East of Eden or Rebel Without a Cause or Giant, there was this desperate search for love and approval, not always available for many reasons and questionable behavior leading to myths or truths. Seeking his own needs, while being an ordinary pebble has resulted in finding an extraordinary life. There is a expression of views from his heart and mind trying to embrace so much of that extraordinary life that lies hidden deeper within his self, and yet always trying to hold and consider that these are parts of his life, whether shinning with beauty or happiness or sadness, finding only to be viewed as an expression of soul. He has tried painting, but now the writen word, in expressing some of those myths, spoken truths found within the soul, and trusted memories. They carry simple but complex myths in the life of an ordinary pebble, always amazed by the course of the streams found. These memoirs are a reflection of our times, history, love for the automobile,then adding the racing with many encounters with lovers and places that have been traveled that brings this extraordinary life into view. The book is about people encountered in his life ́s stream, the persons who have enriched this life and helped him to find out who he is. Also that going through this journey, gathering memories, myths or truths, these moments sustained his notion of an ordinary pebble’s extraordinary life. These events have allowed reflection on moral issues and things that are questionable judgment. He hope that you enjoy this time traveling in this stream. Pebbles we are, yet we are still the most important part in those stream surrounding us, finding most everyone else’s lives continue similarly within those same small stream we live in rubbing shoulders and sharing our life ́s stream with others matter more than we know because as others enrich our lives, we can d
Over 220,000 entries representing some 56,000 Library of Congress subject headings. Covers all disciplines of science and technology, e.g., engineering, agriculture, and domestic arts. Also contains at least 5000 titles published before 1876. Has many applications in libraries, information centers, and other organizations concerned with scientific and technological literature. Subject index contains main listing of entries. Each entry gives cataloging as prepared by the Library of Congress. Author/title indexes.
Readers will be absorbed by text that chronicles the revolutionary design and technology that has shaped the world of automobiles, from the earliest days of Austin Seven, Ford, and Bugatti to the classic marques of Rolls-Royce, Chevrolet, and Lamborghini. With stunning photography, detailed statistics, and behind-the-scenes stories, fans of classic motoring will discover what makes a classic car stand out from the restincluding high speeds, revolutionary design, limited availability, and more.
Reviews of the first edition: "The prose is almost flawless, and the writing never feels beleaguered...it is almost like the author enjoyed every topic and every page. Highly recommended. All collections"—Choice "A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf"—Autoweek "Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!"—Prewar Auto Notes "Very worthwhile reading"—Hemmings Classic Car "This is an immensely useful work, especially for those of us who want an entertaining and provocative text for our courses...provide teachers with a great opportunity to expand on the text in class...a valuable asset to any teacher who hopes to bring the automobile and automobility into the classroom"—Technology and Culture "Highly recommended"—Enterprise & Society "A deeply thought provoking study"—www.route66infocenter.com. Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.