Micro Trucks

Tiny Utility Vehicles from Around the World

Author: Norman Mort

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841751

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 518

The interest and fascination these novel vehicles generate have made tiny cars and trucks significant collectibles over the past decade, and yet information on micro trucks has been almost non-existent. Old brochures printed by numerous micro car builders depict various truck versions: in the case of Iso, everything from hook (crane) and ladder to vans to pickups were featured, but few, if any, examples were thought to have been built beyond the prototype stage. Full colour photography, text and specs describe virtually unknown production micro trucks. Featured are rare Iso utility vehicles and Topolino Fiat vans, as well as more common production micro trucks from Autobianchi, Moto Guzzi, Vespa Ape, New Map Solyto and Diahatsu. 98 colour photos show many rare and extraordinary micro trucks.

the little book of microcars

Author: Adam Quellin

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848942

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 7785

After the Second World War Europe was in economic crisis and manufacturing lay in ruins. Materials were in short supply, and factories were forbidden from building aircraft. There was a need for cheap, economical transport, but acquiring a new car was difficult, and secondhand cars were not as readily available as they are today. By the 1950s, a myriad of economy cars had appeared on the market to fill this vacuum. Former aircraft companies – and even a refrigerator manufacturer – turned their hand to producing tiny cars that were often quirky and eccentric. Many of these little cars earned the nickname ‘bubblecars' due to their bulbous shape. The 1960s brought with it new levels of affluence, and these microcars almost faded from view. But today, they are enjoying a resurgence of popularity, with many becoming highly-prized collectors items. Increased traffic levels and fuel prices, and a greater awareness of environmental issues, have also created demand for a new generation of microcars, and car makers have responded accordingly with exciting new designs. Illustrated with over 70 colour photographs, this book celebrates the best of these weird and wonderful motoring marvels.

The A-Z of popular Scooters & Microcars

Cruising in style!

Author: Mike Dan

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848756

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 3801

This is mainly a photographic reference book to classic scooters and microcars with specification data presented in A to Z order of manufacturer. There are also nostalgic recollections by the author based on ownership and personal experience. In the middle 1950s as a teenager Mike Dan became interested in these then newly-arrived forms of transport. Eventually Mike owned a series of scooters and a microcar. He became involved in Scooter and Microcar Clubs and took part in many local and national sporting events gaining a collection of awards and trophies. In the mid 1980s he had time again to visit many indoor and outdoor classic vehicle shows. Eventually this led to a renewed personal involvement in the restoration of a series of over twenty classic scooters and three classic microcars. This highly entertaining book and reference source is therefore written with the authority of a lifetime enthusiast.

The Lambretta Bible

Covers All Lambretta Models Built in Italy: 1947-1971

Author: Pete Davies

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840860

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 3664

A year-by-year, model-by-model, change-by-change record of the world's finest scooter from Model A to the GP 200. The story doesn't end there, though, the focus moves to machines prepared and built by Lambretta Concessionaires. The book ends with a look at the main British dealer specials of the 1960s. Essential reading for Lambretta enthusiasts.

American Trucks of the 1960s

Author: Norm Mort

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842286

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 3056

This highly visual study covers the US and Canadian truck manufacturers that built trucks in North America in the 1960s. Canadian-built trucks were often unique, while others were built specifically for the American market. The North American truck manufacturers continued to thrive to meet the demands of the prosperity of the 1960s with fresh designs and features. These rugged, reliable trucks were capable of transcontinental commutes of goods on a regular basis, or performing delivery and construction tasks in and around cities. This concise volume covers not only the histories of the major and lesser known truck manufactures, but also the obscure, yet historically significant manufacturers.

GameShark(R) Ultimate Codes 2006

Author: Brady Games

Publisher: Brady

ISBN: 9780744006636

Category: Games

Page: 480

View: 1233

BradyGames’GameShark Ultimate Codes 2006includes the following: An updated collection of exclusiveGameSharkcodes for the most popular games released for the PS2, Game Boy Advance SP, and GBA. Bonus cheats for Xbox and GameCube games are also included! Over 50,000 codes are provided for the top games on the market--Destroy All Humans, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Madden NFL 06, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, DK: King of Swing, Grand Theft Auto Advanceand many more! Feed your console all the fresh GameShark codes it craves--invincibility, secret levels and characters, unlimited ammo, hidden game modes, and much more! Platform: PS2, GBA and SP Genre: Various This product is available for sale worldwide.

Monster Trucks

Author: Paul Harrison

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404242234

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8717

Introduces the oversized, elaborately decorated pickups known as monster trucks, discussing their history, mechanical features, and stunts and competitions.

Motor Business

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: N.A

View: 710

China, Inc.

How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World

Author: Ted Fishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 2647

The updated edition of journalist Ted C. Fishman's bestselling explanation of how China is rapidly becoming a global industrial superpower and how the American economy is challenged by this new reality. China today is visible everywhere -- in the news, in the economic pressures battering the globe, in our workplaces, and in every trip to the store. Provocative, timely, and essential -- and updated with new statistics and information -- this dramatic account of China's growing dominance as an industrial superpower by journalist Ted C. Fishman explains how the profound shift in the world economic order has occurred -- and why it already affects us all. How has an enormous country once hobbled by poverty and Communist ideology come to be the supercharged center of global capitalism? What does it mean that China now grows three times faster than the United States? Why do nearly all of the world's biggest companies have large operations in China? What does the corporate march into China mean for workers left behind in America, Europe, and the rest of the world? Meanwhile, what makes China's emerging corporations so dangerously competitive? What will happen when China manufactures nearly everything -- computers, cars, jumbo jets, and pharmaceuticals -- that the United States and Europe can, at perhaps half the cost? How do these developments reach around the world and straight into all of our lives? These are ground-shaking questions, and China, Inc. provides answers. Veteran journalist Ted C. Fishman shows how China will force all of us to make big changes in how we think about ourselves as consumers, workers, citizens, and even as parents. The result is a richly engaging work of penetrating, up-to-the-minute reportage and brilliant analysis that will forever change how readers think about America's future.

China Inc.

The Relentless Rise of the Next Great Superpower

Author: Ted C. Fishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471105806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3360

What will happen when China can manufacture nearly everything that the United States and Europe can, at one-third the cost? It's a ground-shaking question and, when it comes to the West's future economic health, not everyone will want to hear the answer. The burgeoning output of China's vast low-cost factories and the swelling appetite of its 1.3 billion consumers, both of which are driven by infusions of foreign capital and technological know-how, are rapidly altering global commerce. So are China's newfound freedoms, national ambitions, and growing prestige. In CHINA INC., veteran journalist and former commodities trader, Ted Fishman, shows that economics is just where the story begins. Fishman paints a vivid picture of how the mega trends radiating out of China are shaping the day-to-day lives of people everywhere. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Chinese, European and American workers, managers, and executives, Fishman also tells how China will force all of us to make big changes in how we think about ourselves as consumers, workers, citizens, and even as parents. The result is a richly engaging work of penetrating reportage and analysis.

Fast Ladies

Female Racing Drivers 1888 to 1970

Author: Jean Fran?ois Bouzanquet

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842251

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5507

It took a great deal of determination on the part of women to sweep aside male resistance from the inner circles of the motoring world. A veritable saga with a wealth of illustrations spanning almost a century of motor racing. Over forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.

Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities

Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Publisher: Earthscan / James & James

ISBN: 9781849711708

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 6402

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Customs Bulletin and Decisions

Regulations, Rulings, Decisions, and Notices Concerning Customs and Related Matters of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the United States Customs Court

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Customs administration

Page: N.A

View: 9136

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

The Collector's Guide

Author: Andrew Ralston,Mike Forbes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 8010

Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.

Forza Minardi!

The Inside Story of the Little Team Which Took on the Giants of F1

Author: Simon Vigar

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 1593

After 20 years of glorious ‘failure’, the best-loved team in Formula One is consigned to the history books, and it deserves one of its own. Minardi had a successful time in Formula Two until the tiny Italian outfit was ready to hit the big time in 1985. It somehow survived in F1’s shark-infested waters as bigger teams (Lotus, Arrows, Tyrrell) were dragged under. They have a truly international fan-base and are the ‘second team’ of most F1 devotees. Minardi is held in such affection as everyone loves the plucky underdog – Minardi’s annual budget would have lasted one month at the other Italian team up the road. Yet, from its plant in Faenza near Bologna, Minardi has produced cars that qualify, sometimes score points and often lead the way in their technology. Gian Carlo Minardi also developed a reputation as a fabulous talent-spotter – Fisichella, Trulli, Webber and the youngest ever World Champion Alonso all started their F1 careers with Minardi. For the last five years, Minardi was owned by controversial Australian tycoon Paul Stoddart. Cast as David against the Goliath of F1’s governing body, Stoddart constantly hit the headlines as he tried to get a more equal share of the sport’s billions. Ultimately, he failed and Red Bull has now bought the team. Despite a petition of 15,000 names, the Minardi name has vanished from the F1 grid and true motorheads miss it. This is the one and only inside account, with exclusive, comprehensive interviews with bosses, drivers and engineers. 140 unique photos complete this revalationary tale.

Ford Escort RS1800

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841409

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 4169

The Ford Escort MkII was a worthy successor to the original MkI. It became Ford's most successful rally car and the cars are still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. Contains full details of every 'works' Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.

La Poverta

Author: alastair macleod

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730913239

Category: Fiction

Page: 15

View: 825

"The neighbours soon knew about her husband's disappearance. And they were not slow in offering opinions of him. "Best without him," said Roberta from the flat above. "Too lazy." "What a pity, to lose such a handsome man, " said Alessandra Cavaletto, who had always had an eye for her husband. "You will get another," said Laura Finotelli, "You are good cook." Maria was known as good cook but was that all she was acclaimed for? And what did she have to cook for now that she not only had no husband to earn, but just no husband? At school Guiseppa too was finding it hard with the questions of the other girls, "What's he gone to America for? "Where in America? "I have an uncle in New York," "I have a cousin in Miami," Their questions made her and her sister dizzy. She asked her mum the same questions,but her mother did not know. Guiseppa began to fantasise that her mother knew why her Papa had left, that she was holding a secret"

Lemon-Aid New Cars and Trucks 2011

Author: Phil Edmonston

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459705564

Category: Transportation

Page: 536

View: 5607

As U.S. and Canadian automakers and dealers face bankruptcy and Toyota battles unprecedented quality-control problems, Lemon-Aid guides steer the confused and anxious buyer through the economic meltdown unlike any other car-and-truck books on the market. Phil Edmonston, Canada’s automotive "Dr. Phil" for more than 40 years, pulls no punches. In this all-new guide he says: Chrysler’s days are numbered with the dubious help of Fiat. Electric cars and ethanol power are PR gimmicks. Diesel and natural gas are the future. Be wary of "zombie" vehicles: Jaguar, Land Rover, Saab, and Volvo. Mercedes-Benz – rich cars, poor quality. There’s only one Saturn you should buy. Toyota – enough apologies: "when you mess up, ’fess up."