Classic Motorcycles

The Art of Speed

Author: Pat Hahn

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760354146

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 7267

Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. The motorcycle should have disappeared with the advent of the inexpensive automobile, since Henry Ford's Model T usurped the motorcycle's position as a primary form of utilitarian transportation, but a funny thing happened on the way to extinction - the motorcycle not only survived but thrived. Enough people were enamored of the thrill and beauty of the two-wheeled mechanical beast to ensure it would continue to exist indefinitely. And exist they have! Many of the motorcycles manufactured over the past century truly fit the description of "classic," and many consider these machines works of art. Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, iconic, classic motorcycles of all time, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, from BMWs, Indians, and Triumphs to Vincents, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. You'll drool over the 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk. Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. Period ads and relevant historic photos and documents are spread throughout the book to supplement the portraits of the bikes, really evoking a sense of time and place. Prepare to be in awe of the undeniably classic motorcycles in this collection. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.

Zen und die Kunst, ein Motorrad zu warten

Roman

Author: Robert M. Pirsig

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028486

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7459

»Dieses Buch bietet eine andere, ernsthaftere Alternative zum materiellen Erfolg an. Das heißt, es ist eigentlich weniger eine Alternative als viel-mehr eine Ausweitung der Bedeutung von ›Erfolg‹ auf etwas Größeres als das bloße Bemühen, eine gute Stellung zu finden und sich nichts zuschulden kommen zu lassen. Und auch etwas Größeres als bloße Freiheit. Es setzt ein positives Ziel, auf das man hinarbeiten kann, das einen aber nicht einengt. Das, so scheint mir, ist der Hauptgrund für den Erfolg des Buches. Es traf sich, daß die ganze Kultur genau nach dem auf der Suche war, was dieses Buch anzubieten hat.« Robert M. Pirsig

The Art of the Racing Motorcycle

100 Years of Designing for Speed

Author: Phillip Tooth

Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)

ISBN: 0789322137

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 5914

Presents chronologically arranged profiles of over fifty classic racing motorcycles, including studio photographs, archival images, and essays on the technological developments that led to the creation of these machines.

Art of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Author: David Blattel,Dain Gingerelli

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760341303

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 6610

This book collects nearly a decade's worth of David Blattel's Harley-Davidson portraiture together for the first time, resulting in a stunning review of Harley-Davidson's greatest hits from the early 1900s to today.

The Art of BMW

85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence

Author: Peter Gantriis

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760333150

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 2933

85 years of classic BMW motorcycles, in brilliant color photographs, with detailed descriptions and a concise history of the legendary company's history.

The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine

The Story of the Up-N-Smoke Engine Project

Author: Daniel Peirce

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841743

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 4387

Presents sixty four pictures from the popular Up N Smoke Engine Project. Also tells the story of the project and the years it took to bring it from an inspired idea to a tangible reality.

Art of the Mustang

Author: Donald Farr

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760347867

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 1734

Stunning images of Mustang's greatest hits are given context by informative text hitting the high points of each featured car, along with tech-spec boxes and period ads and brochures.

Bikes of Burden

Lastentaxis in Asien

Author: Hans Kemp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938121511

Category:

Page: 160

View: 7328

The Art of Mopar

Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth Muscle Cars

Author: Tom Glatch

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352496

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 6318

The history of Chrysler Corporation is, in many ways, a history of a company floundering from one financial crisis to the next. While that has given shareholders fits for nearly a century, it has also motivated the Pentastar company to create some of the most outrageous, and collectible, cars ever built in the United States. From the moment Chrysler unleashed the Firepower hemi V-8 engine on the world for the 1951 model year, they had been cranking out the most powerful engines on the market. Because the company pioneered the use of lightweight unibody technology, it had the stiffest, lightest bodies in which to put those most powerful engines, and that is the basic muscle-car formula: add one powerful engine to one light car. When the muscle car era exploded onto the scene, Chrysler unleashed the mighty Mopar muscle cars, the Dodges and Plymouths that defined the era. Fabled nameplates like Charger, Road Runner, Super Bee, 'Cuda, and Challenger defined the era and rank among the most valuable collector cars ever produced by an American automaker. Featuring cars from the incomparable Brothers' Collection, The Art of Mopar: Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth Muscle Cars celebrates these cars in studio portraits using the light-painting process perfected by Tom Loeser. It is the ultimate portrayal of the ultimate muscle cars.

Long Way Down

Von Schottland nach Kapstadt

Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492956939

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 3734

Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman wollen es noch einmal wissen: Nach ihrem abenteuerlichen Trip rund um die Welt geht es dieses Mal vom nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens, dem kleinen Nest John O’Groats in den schottischen Highlands, südwärts bis nach Kapstadt in Südafrika. Das ganz große Abenteuer beginnt, als die beiden die gepflegten Teerstraßen Europas hinter sich lassen. In Afrika erwarten sie– neben der überwältigenden Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen– Sandstürme (Libyen), üble Offroadpisten (Kenia), Schlammschlachten (Äthiopien) und ein rasender Elefant, der McGregor nach dem Leben trachtet (Botswana). Ein weiteres Roadmovie voller Risiken, Überraschungen und unvergesslicher Begegnungen.

The Art of Ducati

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783667100351

Category:

Page: 240

View: 2674

Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas

Eine wilde Reise in das Herz des Amerikanischen Traumes

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641102510

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6328

Ein journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5234

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760345457

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 8675

Take an authoritative, thorough, and heavily illustrated look at Triumph motorcycles, from beloved classics to popular new models! What do Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, and Arthur Fonzerelli all have in common? All of these men define the very essence of cool, and all have owned Triumph motorcycles. Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, in 1902 Triumph produced its first motorcycle, which was simply a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine. From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single volume. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, all of the major and minor models are covered, with an emphasis on the most exemplary, era-defining motorcycles such as the Thunderbird, Tiger, Trophy, Bonneville, and new machines such as the Speed Triple, Thruxton, and Daytona 675. The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today will also feature important non-production models and non-factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation. This is a book no Triumph fan will want to be without!

Art of Corvette 2017

16-Month Calendar September 2016 Through December 2017

Author: N.A

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760350706

Category:

Page: 24

View: 9425

Chevrolet's Corvette is one of the most distinctive and beautiful American vehicles on the road today. This 16-month calendar is full of high-quality studio portraits of Corvette models, from vintage to modern, shot by photographers Randy Leffingwell and Tom Loeser. Art of the Corvette 2017 will remind fans young and old why they love this car. Includes a 17x12-inch photographic art print suitable for framing!

Art of the Corvette - Limited Edition

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760347836

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 757

Celebrate the Corvette, America's most iconic and best-loved sports car, with one of 500 of these limited edition volumes, each numbered and signed by the author. Chevy's Corvette is one of the most distinctive and beautiful American vehicles on the road today. With the launch of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh-generation model, Corvette fans young and old will be reminded why they love this car. Featuring key models from every Corvette generation, Art of the Corvette continues Motorbooks' popular "Art of" series by celebrating the iconic Corvette through high-quality studio portraits by veteran car photographers Randy Leffingwell and Tom Loeser. Only 500 units of this limited edition version will be offered, each numbered and signed by the author and encased in a special presentation box with an exclusive high-quality art print.

Art of the Le Mans Race Car

90 Years of Speed

Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034437X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 2552

Le Mans is one of the longest-running and most spectacular endurance races in the history of motorsport. Spanning from the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923 to the present day, Art of the Le Mans Race Car takes the reader through a visual review of 90 years of significant, stunning racing machines. Featured cars include racers from Bentley, Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cunningham, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and Audi, to name but a few. Striking studio photography specifically commissioned for this book from James Mann, one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, highlights the functional art of race car engineering, allowing readers to lose themselves in the myriad of mechanical details within. Each car includes a profile setting out its place in Le Mans history, accompanied by historical images and commentary from drivers, designers, and engineers. Written by renowned journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling, Art of the Le Mans Race Car offers a fresh, visually breathtaking telling of the beautiful vehicles that have graced the world's most beloved endurance race.

The Art of the Classic Sports Car

Pace and Grace

Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076035216X

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 5051

The most fun you can have on four wheels Sports cars are the athletes of the automotive world. Always nimble and quick, often powerful, sports cars fly where other cars lumber, and dash where others plod. The definition of a sports car is somewhat fluid, and the question "What was the first sports car?" will often incite a heated debate among enthusiasts. Still, most car fans feel that they know a sports car when they see one and when asked to name a few will rattle off a remarkably similar list of name plates: Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW. Pressed harder, more exotic and obscure brands will emerge: DB, Alpine, Bugatti, Lancia. Sports cars have offered road and track excitement for nearly 100 years. The original cars evolved for racing, but their appeal and popularity ensured that production versions were soon available for those whose sporting intents never left the boulevard or winding back road. Along the way, sports cars became more comfortable, sometimes almost practical, and above all handsome. But never have they been boring. The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers enthusiasts a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe all shot in the studio to ensure a handsome and desirable book. Each featured car includes a profile discussing the car's place in sports car history along with technical and performance specs as well as a smattering of historical images and period ads.

The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1946

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350221

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 5787

From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s to the high-performance sportbikes of today, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles showcases the entire spectrum of Ducati. Legendary Ducati motorcycles have something of a rags-to-riches story. This Italian motorcycle manufacturer began by selling motorized bicycles to impoverished residents of post-World War II Italy. Today, Ducati is the world's premier manufacturer of street motorcycles whose sales continue to rise year after year. Its svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed. The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles traces the stunning chronology of the motorcycles dreamed up by Ducati, from the 1950s to present day. Laid out for the first time in encyclopedia form with gorgeous photography and insights from Ducati expert Ian Falloon, this book offers motorcycle enthusiasts a closer look at the craftsmanship, power, and beauty of these extraordinary motorcycles. The book features all of the motorcycles from Ducati's storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the Mike Hailwood Replica, the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale. From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It's a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan.