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A CLASSIC video -
RENDEZVOUS

...and the books we'd really like to receive ourselves:

AIRCRAFT:

Pan American Clippers: The Golden Age of Flying Boats. James Trautman. HB 272pp 300ill. Pictorial history. $49.95

 

BOATS:

LAKE BOATS: The Enduring Vessels of

the Great Lakes. Greg McDonnell. HB

oversize 160pp 170ill. Photo gallery. $40.00

Large-format, full-color pictorial of the historic ships still at work, from ancient cement boats such as the 100-year-old St Marys Challenger to venerable "straight-deckers," self-unloaders and 1,000-footers sailing under the flags of prominent Great Lakes fleets: Algoma Central, Upper Lakes, Lower Lakes, American Steamship, Canada Steamship Lines and others. An extraordinary range of images -- from close-up and interior views of engine rooms and pilothouses to panoramic scenes of these noble workhorse vessels sailing the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes. A thorough appendix gives ID, specs and history of each vessel in the book.

 


LORDS OF THE LAKE Great history of naval war on Lake Ontario 1812-14

CARS:

AN EXCLUSIVE AND VERY SPECIAL GIFT!

THE AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT:

A Design in Motion by James R. Colwill

Three companion volumes. Softbound, oversized, approx. 300 pages & 350+ illustrations each. Exquisite color photographs and historical figures illustrate this comprehensive study of the origins and development of decorative radiator caps and hood ornaments.  EACH VOLUME IS AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR!

Volume I: The Early Years. Up to the ‘20s. $95

Volume II: The Golden Years. ‘20s & ‘30s. $95

Volume III: The Recent Years. Post WWII. $95

Presentation quality 3 volume hardcover slipcase: $50

certain to please ART, ADVERTISING, HISTORY AND COLLECTOR INTERESTS.

 

 

“The Flying Lady has sold more Rolls Royce cars than any salesman”(anon.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle

Mike Mueller.

 

HB oversize 348pp. A lavish photo history of every Detroit muscle car wearing Chev, Pontiac, Buick, or Olds badges - 40 years of great muscle cars – plus prototypes, experimental models, anniversary and pace cars, and specialty packages for street and competition. Extensive details, specs, and exclusive archival photos. $61.00

 

HEMI MUSCLE CARS

Darwin Holmstrom.

 

HB oversize 336pp. Illustrated history of Chrysler's magnificent Hemi-powered high- performance cars. Adopted tor Chrysler tank engines during WWII, hemispherical head designs appeared in cars in the '50s. For six decades since, “Hemi” has defined the ultimate in muscle cars. $55.00

 

PORSCHE Sixty Years

Randy Leffingwell.

 

HB oversize 348pp. A massive photo-history marking the 60th anniversary of the World's premier sports car. No other sports car has had as long & distinguished a career on the street and on the world's racetracks. Photographs, in-depth analyses of each model, and interviews with key personnel. $66.00

 

ROD & CUSTOM:
THE ART OF THE HOT ROD

Ken Gross.

 

HB oversize 240pp. A gallery of the best American hot rods, profiling top builders and featuring studio portraits of their finest customs. Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged parts, rebuilt with classic looks and futuristic technology - automotive works of art. $44.00

 

   

RACING CARS:

SPORTS CAR RACING IN WESTERN CANADA

Tom Johnston.

 

Sb 390pp. Engineer/ Author/ raced extensively & photographed for 40 years. Important & enjoyable pictorial history of people, cars & tracks – many now gone. $120.00

 

FUEL & GUTS: The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing.

Tom Madigan.

 

HB oversize 240pp highly illustrated. ‘50s & ‘60s California builders & racers: Thompson, Nancy, Ivo, McEwen, Pink, Fuller, Garlits, Muldowney & many more – quotes, interviews, & anecdotes from the stars that created a spectacle. $55.00

 

MOTORCYCLES:
 

TRUCKS:
 

TRAINS:

LOCOMOTIVES: The Modern Diesel & Electric Reference.

Greg McDonnell.

 

HB 240pp oversize 300ill. Comprehensive photo reference

to mainline models built for North American

railroads mid-1970s to date; production totals,

build dates & mechanical specs. $49.95

 

This remarkable large-format reference is a revised, updated and expanded work based on the author's Field Guide to Modern Diesel Locomotives. Locomotives covers, from EMD Dash 2s and GE Dash 7s to the latest 70 Series and Evolution Series models, as well as Green Goats, Gensets and mainline passenger electric-powered locomotives.Containing nearly 300 photographs of the more than 120 featured locomotive models from every locomotive manufacturer, this is the definitive reference for the North American rail fan. Greg McDonnell provides.

 

 


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