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The Off-Road Racing Book
Alan Harman, editor of Model Cars magazine, gives a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the sport. He sets out the various forms ans scales of cars, describes building, preparation and racing, electric and rally-cross cars, radio control systems and driving techniques.
The Wright Brothers
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their “mission” to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed. In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.
Three to Go Mario!
Specifically written for children, Three To Go Mario! written and illustrated by Andy Evans is the exciting story of his first-hand experience watching Mario Andretti become the first American to win the Grand Prix on his home soil. Driving the revolutionary new Lotus 78 to victory over Niki Lauda in his Ferrari 312 and Jody Scheckter in the Wolf WRI, Andy’s recounting of his own intense feelings during the race and the exciting play-by-play to victory make this a great read for children. Colorfully illustrated, it is a visual masterpiece recalling style and detail from a not so long ago decade.
Vincent in the Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology
Its every motorcyclists dream. A friend or acquaintance says, You know, theres an old bike thats been sitting in this garage for years. The hunt is on. And rather than the usual worthless Hondazukimaha pile of hopeless oxidation, at the back of that barn you find a genuine classic, the motorcycle collectors dream. The Vincent in the Barn tells forty such stories--tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true. From Ducatis in basements to Vincents abandoned in sheds, Harleys in barns to Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages, these are the stories that fuel every motorcyclists fantasies. The only difference? Theyre true.
What’s Wrong With My Car?
A quick and easy guide to the most common symptoms of car trouble. This practical, handy guide will help identify symptoms, diagnose the problem, and treat them accordingly. Organized into easy-to-use categories (sounds, smells, lights, leaks, etc.).
Wide Open: A Life in Supercross
Jeremy McGrath has been called 'the Michael Jordan of Supercross' by The Los Angeles Times, and in this revealing book the fans not only get his personal story, but also a detailed guide running throughout on how everyone can become a Supercross racer. The number 1 Supercross racer in the world – who has over 20 sponsors, his own film company, a toy line, Nintendo and Playstation games, and a Van signature shoe – talks about his life and the sport. Supercross started out as a redneck '70s sideshow, but thanks largely to Jeremy McGrath – known everywhere as the Michael Jordan of Supercross – it has become a massive extreme sport. Over the last three years, AMA Supercross attendance has mushroomed from 700,000 spectators a year to 1.5 million. This book will satisfy even the most hardcore fans, as it not only gives you the life and times of Jeremy McGrath, but acts as the calling card to the entire sport by including unique sections on how to become a Supercross racer, the work–out regimes, fixing common bike problems, and more.
Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future
If oil is a problem, it seems that cars are the solution. Working on innovative, environmental technologies and entirely new business models, the car industry could be launching society's greatest leap forward in a hundred years. Zoom visits the boardrooms of oil executives and shows how some are fearlessly exploring new energy sources and designs. Elsewhere, Carson and Vaitheeswaran examine the alliances that are being formed to end our addiction to oil in both the West and the growing markets of China, India and Russia, as well as what Toyota and the Prius can teach us, economically and ecologically. Zoom also introduces the Thomas Edison of the twenty-first century, a legendary inventor whose revolutionary work with hydrogen-powered vehicles on a pure water loop is already having a positive impact on the environment and the marketplace. The global race to discover cleaner energy sources is on - and Zoom demonstrates just how cars could be the driving force to a better and cleaner future.