Toy Car Collector's Guide

Identification and Values for Diecast, White Metal, Other Automotive Toys & Models

Author: Dana Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574324587

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 464

View: 1903

Dana Johnson, author of Matchbox Toys, 1947 to 2003, Fourth Edition, The Other Matchbox Toys, and Diecast Toys & Scale Models, has produced a revised edition of his popular Toy Car Collector's Guide. Newly updated and expanded, this second edition provides an alphabetical listing by brand of nearly 1,000 brands of cast iron, tinplate, diecast, slush mold, plastic, white metal, and other toy cars from around the world and through automotive history. An estimated 50,000 models are represented, including brief company profiles of every brand. Over 1,300 color photographs serve to greatly enhance the exhaustive text of this all-inclusive book, undoubtedly the most comprehensive on the market.

Triumph Motorcycles in America

Author: Lindsay Brooke

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076035328X

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 7215

This is a comprehensive, visual history of the motorcycles from Britain that were bred in the US and Canada. Tuck in with Triumph Motorcycles in America and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. Triumphs have been part of North America’s motorcycling soul since long before World War II. Born in Britain but bred in the US and Canada, Triumph’s iconic models—Bonneville, Trophy, Thunderbird, Daytona, Tiger, Speed Twin, Speed Triple, and Rocket III—resonate deeply with enthusiasts who love their style, sound, performance, and undeniable coolness. It’s not coincidental that Triumph was Steve McQueen’s favorite ride. Triumph Motorcycles in America is packed with thorough, entertaining text, plus hundreds of historical images, most of them in color and never before published. This incredible volume of history and culture was written by award-winning professional journalist and lifelong Triumph fanatic Lindsay Brooke, with a foreword by America’s favorite “Triumph guy,” Peter Egan. Don't think twice about it, Triumph Motorcycles in America is a must-have for every fan of Britain’s most legendary bike brand.

The Automobile in American History and Culture

A Reference Guide

Author: Michael L. Berger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313245589

Category: History

Page: 487

View: 7356

Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.

The Ride

New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders

Author: Paul D'Orléans

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899554915

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 8950

The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently undergoing an aesthetic rebirth. A young subculture worldwide is discovering the motorcycle as an expression of its personality and creativity. The Ride explores motorcycle riding as it is meant to be: as a means of getting around with attitude, as an extension of one's own body, as an expression of personal freedom, but also as a significant challenge to technical expertise, craftsmanship, physics, discipline, and driving skill. In the motorcycle scene of 1960s Britain, it was frowned upon to drive a motorcycle as it was produced in a factory. Following in this historical tradition, The Ride focuses on those who are creating customized motorcycles that come as close to one's own vision of how pure riding should be as possible. For example, the creative young people who are buying old, wrecked bikes on eBay, removing everything but the motor and frame, and then rebuilding them in ways that are as radical and subversively creative as they are knowledgeable and respectful of tradition. The archetypes of the new motorcycles created in this way--classic board racers, bobbers, café racers, and choppers--may very well be 30-50 or even 80 years old, but what is made out of them is new, not retro. Decked out with state-of-the-art disk brakes, LED lights, gears, and drive components, these machines are more agile, faster, more radical, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past. The Ride features transformations such as a boring plastic motorcycle made in Japan in the 1990s turned into a slick café racer with an Italian feel, a soulless neo-baroque machine turned into an in-your-face scrambler, or an old find from grandpa's barn turned into a absolutely comfort-free hardtail with the coolest of sounds. The book also presents small, local custom motorcycle workshops from around the globe that have established themselves with sought-after products that inspire other builders worldwide. It features extensive profiles of pioneers including Walt Siegl, Wrenchmonkees, DP Customs, Cole Foster, Deus, Shinya Kimura, Ian Barry, and Uwe Ehinger and their very different ideas of how a motorcycle should be. The unique bikes created in their garages--sometimes made-to-order, sometimes in a limited series--are often technically superior, better thought-out, and simply more radical than those produced by larger manufacturers who need to appeal to a broader audience. The spirit of this young motorcycle scene is reminiscent of that of current bike frame builders or even today's new food subculture. It's about making, transforming, or designing something with your own hands. In this case, something that will get a person from A to B, that makes noise, smells, vibrates, and comes to life. What could be more exciting, more analog, and more satisfying?

Motorcycling in the 1970s Volume 5:

The Magic of Motorcycling

Author: Richard Skelton

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0993002080

Category: Transportation

Page: 278

View: 6096

'Motorcycling in the 1970s. The story of motorcycling's biggest, brightest and best ever decade' Volumes One to Five by Richard Skelton, author of Funky Mopeds. 'Motorcycling in the 1970s' is a series of five books about motorcycling. The books are designed to be read together, but can also be enjoyed separately. The first volume, 'A Brief History of Motorcycling from 1887 to 1969', is a general history, swiftly told, of motorcycling in Britain from its beginnings at the end of the 19th century up until the dawn of the 1970s (interwoven to an extent with two-wheeled goings on in the USA and elsewhere). It charts motorcycling’s pioneering years, skips through two world wars, tells of social acceptability in the 1920s, hard times in the 1930s and growing ostracisation and decline in the 1950s and 1960s. This book attempts to make sense of the two-wheeled world order, and of motorcycling’s place in society and everyday life, and sets the scene for the larger, more detailed volumes which follow. Volumes two to four are entitled Funky Motorcycling Parts One to Three and together they form a comprehensive, in-depth history of the bikes and motorcycling trends and events in the 1970s. These three books tell the story of the arrival of the Superbike, the continuing and inexorable rise of the Japanese motorcycle industry and, partly from an insider’s point of view, the wasteful, lingering death of its British equivalent. They tell of the thrilling and extraordinary sporting machines from Italy and of the bulletproof BMW twins designed in Bavaria. They tell of motorcycling culture and of two-wheeled life and lives. In the 1970s, motorcycling became a leisure activity in a new and exciting way, there were more motorcyclists than ever before, or since, and dozens of new and ever more fabulous and technologically advanced motorcycles crammed the showrooms every year. It was the time of Jarno Saarinen and Giacomo Agostini and of Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene. The time of British magazines Motorcycle Sport and Bike, and of Cycle in the USA, the time of Mark Williams, Dave Minton and LJK Setright in his pomp. These books set out the argument that although the protagonists were largely unaware of it at the time, the 1970s as a whole can now be seen to have been a golden era in the history of the movement, a pivotal decade which represent a high point in the history of motorcycling that is never likely to be matched. The final book in the series is entitled ‘The Magic of Motorcycling'. It takes a sideways look at the 1970s classic motorcycle scene in the second decade of the 21st century, and explores what it is that makes motorcycling so special to so many people yet an anathema to a great many more. This is followed by a comprehensive set of appendices listing nostalgic, amusing and sometimes poignant reminders of the life and culture of the 1970s, reminding us of the global goings-on and domestic backdrop underlying the motorcycling scene and, of course, all lesser matters!

Diecast Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s

The Collector's Guide

Author: Andrew Ralston

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841808

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 9603

A guide for collectors discusses the history of die-cast toy cars of the 1950s and 1960s and surveys the companies that manufactured the toys around the world, including such major names as Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys, Solido, Tekno, and Tootsietoy.

My Dad Had That Car

A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

Author: Tad Burness

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316506958

Category: Transportation

Page: 1376

View: 9426

This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published. Nowhere else are there so many collector, luxury, sporting and every day cars assembled with fascinating information about original prices, engine sizes, horsepower, and other specifications. The pages are packed with genuine, factory-fresh photographs and drawings taken from contemporary advertisements, catalogs, and brochures. More than 250 manufacturers and hundreds of individual models trace the evolution of the American automobile, from the millions of Model Ts that rolled off Ford's assembly line through the art deco streamliners of the '30s, to the tail-finned land yachts of the '50s and muscle cars of the '60s and '70s up to the early SUVs of the '90s. Throughout author Tad Burness adds handwritten details not found anywhere else, including pointing out unusual options and differences found within a model. Automotive journalist Matt Stone provides a new general introduction and one to each era within the book.

From Red to Black

A Business Turnaround

Author: Robert Curry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692908877

Category:

Page: 260

View: 4009

Roll Up Your Sleeves & Fix the Problem! ABC Hurricane Shutters, a Florida-based company, was on the verge of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, having recorded losses in each of the preceding three years. In From Red to Black: A Business Turnaround, Robert S. Curry shares his thought process, action steps, and profit improvement recommendations throughout his turnaround engagement at the shutter company. After Bob's first meeting with the owner, he developed a detailed plan for recovery and was engaged the next day. Within four months, the company had made a complete turnaround with nearly every "must-do" completed. Thanks to Bob's efforts, ABC was well on its way to becoming the most profitable hurricane shutter company in Florida. While every business in distress is unique, Bob's philosophy is that everyone in the company has to roll up their sleeves and work hard to fix the problems or find a new place to work. Effective communication is paramount. He begins every engagement by listening and says of this particular business turnaround, "I spent the first two weeks listening to managers and staff, all of whom had a perception of what was wrong with the company. My father told me a long time ago, 'God gave you two ears and one mouth, so listen, and you will learn!' And so that's what I did-and always do." The takeaway lessons in this illustrative story are sure to spark your ideas on how to turn a troubled company around and help you take proactive steps toward financial stability and profit. As Bob always says, there is no substitute for a strong leader to make a company profitable. Read From Red to Black, and you will learn how to be that leader.

The Collector's Encyclopedia of Russel Wright

Author: Ann Kerr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891457688

Category: Decorative arts

Page: 299

View: 9068

In addition to the dinnerware collectibles, Collector's Encyclopedia of Russel Wright also features the furniture, housewares, lamps, wood, metal works, fabrics, and numerous other items sought by collectors and dealers. Hundreds of photos, including vintage catalogs and advertisements, and revised values for all items to reflect today's ever-changing market. 8.5 x 11.

BMW

Motorbikes of the Century - Guide to Models 1923-2000

Author: Claudio Somazzi,Massimo Bonsignori

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 9788857219547

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 1578

Ninety years after the first BMW was created, the R32 in 1923, this magnificent volume serves as a unique source of reference for all collectors and enthusiasts of vintage BMW motorbikes. With precise images and technical information on every single model produced between 19232000, this book provides precious advice and suggestions, as well as in-depth analysis of the motorbikes characteristics. For the first time, all the specific details are gathered in a single publication: chassis, motor numbers and engines of every model, economic values, and original auto parts. The book includes interviews with the most important international collectors, and sections dedicated to the fundamental themes to be considered when purchasing a motorbike: Vintage motorbikes as a investment; Trade and street markets: the golden rules; Preservation and restoration of motorbikes; Certification advice. This accurate and practical guide is accompanied by a historic overview of the Bayerische Motoren Werke, from its origins in 1917 to the present day.

Philco Radio

1928-1942

Author: Ron Ramirez,Michael Prosise

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9780764323300

Category: Radio

Page: 160

View: 3807

This superb reference book profiles Philco, the leading radio manufacturer during radio's "Golden Age." In addition to illustrating many of Philco's radio receivers, it provides background on the company. Specifications for each model are given. The text is divided into a year-by-year look at Philco's radio line from 1928, when the company began to make radios, to 1942, when World War II put a halt to radio production.This newly revised edition is an invaluable source for the radio collector. Anyone who remembers radio's "Golden Age" will enjoy taking a nostalgic trip through its pages. The photographs and specifications will prove a valuable aid in identifying a particular Philco model.

The New Microfinance Handbook

A Financial Market System Perspective

Author: Joanna Ledgerwood,Julie Earne,Candace Nelson

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

View: 8255

The New Microfinance Handbook provides a detailed overview of client financial service needs, the various providers and financial products and services that meet those needs, and the supporting functions that allow the financial market system to provide better, more appropriate financial services to the poor sustainably.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349878

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 4993

Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

The Encyclopedia of Matchbox Toys

1947-2001

Author: Charlie Mack

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764345609

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

View: 5579

It's all here! Pictured and listed in this massive volume, now in its fourth edition, are fifty-four years' worth of toys produced between Matchbox's founding in 1947, and 2001, including their popular diecast vehicles, playsets, dolls, plastic kits, robots, and ephemera. The international scope of Matchbox toys is illustrated in catalogs and on boxes and labels printed in a dozen languages. Certain toys have been made for sale in specific countries or to promote specific companies or products. In 1982 the international numbering system on miniatures changed. The result of all these variables is a fascinating and infinite variety of Matchbox toys. In the largest volume about Matchbox Toys ever published, 2,447 color photos illustrate nearly all of Matchbox's vast line. Helpful captions and a price guide make this an essential part of every collector's library.

Collector's Guide to Wallace Nutting Pictures

Identification & Values

Author: Michael Ivankovich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 157

View: 7856

Collector's Guide to Wallace Nutting Pictures contains the most complete and current Wallace Nutting price guide, featuring not only the rare, expensive prints, but also the many common popular images. Hundreds of photos aid in identification and special chapters are devoted to grading and rating prints, recognizing authentic Nutting signatures, collecting other memorabilia, as well as identifying fakes. 8.5 X 11. 2001 values.

The Great Book of Dinky Toys

Author: Mike Richardson,Sue Richardson

Publisher: New Cavendish Books Dist

ISBN: 9781872727837

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 292

View: 7849

This brand new book by the Dinky experts benefits from a further eighteen years of research and collecting which has brought to light more information as well as extensive and previously lost articles from the '30s.