Scenes from an Automotive Wonderland

Remarkable Cars Spotted in Postwar Europe

Author: Gregory A. Cagle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476630534

Category: Transportation

Page: 245

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 Gregory Cagle was a 10-year-old car fanatic when his family moved from New Jersey to Germany in 1956. For the next five years he photographed unusual, rare and sometimes bizarre automobiles throughout Europe. This book features 105 specimens of auto exotica, captured with Cagle’s Iloca Rapid-B 35mm camera—not showpieces in museums but daily drivers in their natural habitats. In the background can be glimpsed, here and there, the mood of postwar Europe. The story behind each photo is told, with dates and locations, information and history about the cars and some of their owners, along with Cagle’s personal anecdotes.

The New Domestic Automakers in the United States and Canada

History, Impacts, and Prospects

Author: A.J. Jacobs

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739188267

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 1845

This book provides a unique historical and qualitative review of ten foreign automakers with plants in developed North America from their early beginnings to their export entry into North America. It seeks to expand the knowledge of American and Canadian policymakers pursuing a new foreign motor vehicle assembly plant or Foreign Direct Investment.

The BMW 5 Series and X5

A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972–2008

Author: Marc Cranswick

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648005X

Category: Transportation

Page: 293

View: 7902

BMW is a company associated with motoring firsts. The very idea of a sports sedan was merely a novelty until BMW introduced the 5 series in 1972. As BMW’s “middle child,” the 5 series has drawn features from the company’s smallest and largest models, establishing a reputation for performance and practicality through multiple generations. This book covers the history of the 5 series midsize sedan and the related X5 SUV from September 1972 to the e60’s major makeover for 2008 and the development of the e70 X5. Specific mechanical, electronic and cosmetic changes are described, including the time of and reasons for their introduction. Several aspects of BMW’s corporate history and technically related models such as the 6-series are also described, as are aftermarket modifications by Alpina, Hartge, and other specialist BMW tuners and speed shops. The book includes more than 200 photographs.

Culture Incorporated

Museums, Artists, and Corporate Sponsorships

Author: Mark W. Rectanus

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816638529

Category: Art

Page: 298

View: 4760

BMW Isetta Factory Repair Manual

Author: Velocepress,BMW AG

Publisher: VelocePress

ISBN: 9781588500366

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 5899

The BMW Isetta holds a special place in the hearts of micro car enthusiasts around the world. VelocePress has published this Enlish-language version of the original 1957 four-language BMW Isetta Factory Manual to help you keep your Isetta on the road and good repair.

BMW vs. Mercedes

Author: Colin Crum

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477790144

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5242

While both BMW and Mercedes are known for their fast and beautiful cars, each company has its own style. Highlighting the similarities and subtle differences between the two companies and presenting the stats and data in handy charts, this book will entertain reluctant readers while encouraging critical thinking through comparison.


Precision and Performance

Author: Paul W. Cockerham

Publisher: Todtri Book Pub

ISBN: 9781577170396

Category: Transportation

Page: 80

View: 8729

The German Bavarian Motor Works has been manufacturing preeminent automobiles for more than three-quarters of a century. The fascinating and turbulent history of the BMW family unfolds in this magnificent volume, illustrated with over 90 full-color photographs by noted automotive photographer Klaus Schnitzer. With graphic text and powerful images, this book presents the long line of cars that have created BMW's reputation for clean design, quality engineering, ergonomics, and lively performance.

Crazy Cars

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 082256565X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9651

Examines wild and unusual cars, including ones that can fly, float, or drive on three wheels.

The Amphigeo Story

Author: Mark Roehrig

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553696530

Category: Reference

Page: 134

View: 7926

Amphibious vehicles were some of the first self propelled vehicles ever created going all the way back to 1805. The only Factory produced amphibian was the Amphicar in the 60's. Just some of the facts about amphibians that are dispelled in "The Amphigeo Story." Today more than ever the world is ready for such a vehicle, one that you can drive around doing errands as well as tear down a boat ramp into the froth. The Amphigeo is for the masses, two thirds of the planet is covered in water, and 70% of the world's population lives on the water or very near. Why then should it be we have to own a boat and a car to take advantage of both mediums of transportation? Not anymore, Mark Roehrig has developed the simplest conversion ever conceived for putting a car into the water. His "Amphigeo" took just 5 months to build; his second would only take about 3 months, for now he knows all the secrets and shortcuts, which is exactly what prompted him to write "The Amphigeo Story." Now anyone can own an amphibious car, at the lowest price ever imagined, in fact the Amphigeo is just that, the world's best bargain in an amphibian. The Amphigeo makes use of many of the original parts, including engine, transmission, CV axles, steering, suspension, seats, dash, radiator, fans, fuel tank and more. This car has changed his life, everywhere he goes crowds gather, the press and TV has loved doing the story. But Mark will tell you none of that surpasses driving in the water, it is his ultimate reward, and after 2 years the Amphigeo's design has proved reliable. If you're ready for the experience of a lifetime, this books for you, you could build an Amphigeo or have one built, but owning one will definitely put an end to the everyday doldrums. Any car can drive into the water, only a good one can drive out again.