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2009-12-01
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Dennis Gorodji
This highly informative book is a comprehensive guide to Nissan’s revolutionary supercar and its motorsport record. Covering the period from 1957 to 2009, it contains rare pictures, schematics and graphs detailing the many unique qualities of the GT-R. Nissan GT-R Supercar: Born to Race also features an original and critical analysis of the GT-R R35, and the R35 Spec V, which was launched at the start of 2009. Comparative and crucial analysis is included, as well as information previously unpublished in English. Quick access to specific information is provided via three different indexes. With over 400 color photographs, this is essential reading for the motorsports enthusiast, particularly GT-R owners and potential owners.
2006-01-01
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John Horsman
This book is a must-have for the racing enthusiast: a detailed, in-depth look at the golden era of the Gulf competitions in the 1960s and 70s, from arguably the top racecar engineer of that time. Horsman's vivid personal account takes you to the world's greatest circuits, alongside the drivers and the crew as you experience things such as Jacky Ickx's prowess driving in the rain and the fiery determination of Pedro Rodriguez and his astonishing come-from-behind wins. Horsman was intimately involved in the development and racing of the Ford GT40 and the Porsche 917. As an engineer, he provides accurate and detailed information on those cars, as well as a well-written, engaging account of the people that he encountered and the events that he participated in.
2010-01-01
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Jack Connors
This book describes the evolution from piston engines to gas turbines by the engineers who created those engines. Included are hundreds of archival photographs, as well as over a dozen tables listing specifications and applications. The story starts with the founding of the company in the 1920's to provide reliable air-cooled piston engines to the military and to help create coast-to-coast commercial flight service. Pratt & Whitney quickly dominated commercial and military flight in the 1930's - ultimately providing half the horsepower of American engines during WWII. Jack Connors explains how Pratt & Whitney came from behind the competition on developing gas turbines after the war with the debut of the J57, which powered the B-52 in 1952 and later the Air Force Century Series fighters (F-100, F-101, F-102) and the Navy A3D, F4D, and F-8 airplanes.
2013-04-01
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Bernhard Rieger
At the Berlin Auto Show in 1938, Adolf Hitler presented the prototype for a small, oddly shaped, inexpensive family car that all good Aryans could enjoy. Decades later, that automobile—the Volkswagen Beetle—was one of the most beloved in the world. Bernhard Rieger examines culture and technology, politics and economics, and industrial design and advertising genius to reveal how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became an exceptional global commodity on a par with Coca-Cola. Beyond its quality and low cost, the Beetle’s success hinged on its uncanny ability to capture the imaginations of people across nations and cultures. In West Germany, it came to stand for the postwar “economic miracle” and helped propel Europe into the age of mass motorization. In the United States, it was embraced in the suburbs, and then prized by the hippie counterculture as an antidote to suburban conformity.
2003-03-03
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David Magee
As a Westerner heading a Japanese automaker, Carlos Ghosn accomplished the impossible by ending longstanding Japanese business traditions, empowering company employees as never before, and developing internal, cross-communication processes that broke down barriers between corporate divisions. In this book, you will met Ghosn and learn his secrets to success - including practical insights for business leaders and managers searching for new solutions in a difficult corporate environment.
2002-11-15
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Dave McLellan
To tell his story, McLellan uses every tool at his disposal, including his own original sketches and charts, scores of archival photos from GM, photos from his personal collection and his first-hand experience of thirty-three years at GM. For the first time in print, Dave McLellan talks about his years at the center of Corvette Engineering, his take on Corvette history and many of the details that have made the Corvette's incredible highs and lows, McLellan also paints the bigger picture of the American auto industry's ability to rebuild itself when its survival is threatened.
2002-02-01
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Michael J. Kollins
Pioneers of the U.S. Automobile Industry uses four separate volumes to explore the essential components that helped build the American automobile industry - the people, the companies and the designs. This set consists of: Volume 1: The Big Three Volume 2: The Small Independents Volume 3: The Financial Wizards Volume 4: The Design Innovators
2002-02-01
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Michael J. Kollins
Pioneers of the U.S. Automobile Industry uses four separate volumes to explore the essential components that helped build the American automobile industry - the people, the companies and the designs. This volume uses more than 450 photos to help weave the story of the risk-takers who helped shape the automotive industry from the very beginning. Pioneers and companies covered in this edition include: Charles and Frank Duryea Studebaker The Pratt Family and the Elcar Motor Care Company Joseph Moon Russell Gardner Louis Clarke George Pierce and Charles Clifton Packard/Joy/Macauley and the Packard Motor Car Company Edwin Thomas Ransom Olds Peerless Fred and August Duesenberg Kissel Brothers Hupp / Drake / Hastings / Young and the Hupp Motor Car Corporation Walter Flanders Chapin / Coffin / Bezner / Jackson / Hudson / McAneeny and The Hudson Motor Car Company Harry Stutz Harry Ford Graham Brothers Charles Nash
2002-02-01
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Michael J. Kollins
Pioneers of the U.S. Automobile Industry uses four separate volumes to explore the essential components that helped build the American automobile industry - the people, the companies and the designs. This volume tells the fascinating story of the Big Three in American automotive history - Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler - and the people who made those companies grow. Pioneers covered in this volume include: Henry Ford Louis Chevrolet William Durant General Motors John and Horace Dodge Walter Chrysler
2002-02-01
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Michael J. Kollins
Pioneers of the U.S. Automobile Industry uses four separate volumes to explore the essential components that helped build the American automobile industry - the people, the companies and the designs. This volume offers a look at the financial minds who drove the early automotive industry. These financial wizards are portrayed through unique stories and more than 180 photos. Pioneers covered in this volume include: Allison/Fisher/Newby/Wheeler and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Benjamin Briscoe Hugh Chalmers Frederick Chandler E.L. Cord Harry Jewett Henry Leland Charles Matheson David Parry Albert Pope Edward Rickenbacker Thomas White John Willys
2002-02-01
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Michael J. Kollins
Pioneers of the U.S. Automobile Industry uses four separate volumes to explore the essential components that helped build the American automobile industry - the people, the companies and the designs. This volume uses nearly 270 photos to go behind the scenes to explore the people who created car designs that have become famous with the American car industry. Pioneers covered in this edition include: Elmer and Edgar Apperson Vincent Bendix James Scripps Booth Alanson Brush David Buick Joseph Cole Clyde Coleman Claude Cox Herbert Franklin and John Wilkinson Elwood Haynes Frederick Haynes Thomas Jeffery Edward Jordan Charles King Howard Marmon Jonathan Maxwell Percy Owen Raymond and Ralph Owen Andrew Riker Frank Stearns Thomas J. and Thomas L. Sturtevant C. Harold Wills Alexander Winton
2004-03-08
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In the 1960's very little science and engineering had been applied to the art of motor racing. As a result, there was no general agreement about the best technical approach to generating speed on a road racing track. Each car maker viewed the problem through the lenses of their own history and capabilities. The cars on the starting grid demonstrated how varied these histories were. When Ford first assaulted Le Mans in 1964, the company followed a similarly casual approach by initially purchasing a race car design from the English firm Lola. This car's numerous shortcomings soon led Ford to apply its considerable engineering and developmental resources to the project, and the result was the one-two-three finish in 1966. First place finishes followed in 1967, 1968 and 1969. It is the fabulous victories by Ford in the 1960's that inspired the new 2005 Ford GT. Based on a concept car the new production car embodies the characteristic proportions and styling elements of the original GT.
2005-03-30
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Daniel J. Holt
This comprehensive collection of 100 papers looks back at the technological advancements and accomplishments that played a key factor in the evolution of the internal combustion engine over the last 100 years. This collection covers the many challenges that affected the development of the internal engine powerplant through history, including producing vehicles that are faster, more responsive, fuel efficient, and create fewer emissions than previous models. The papers chosen to be a part of this collection hold a wealth of historical background. This background is only the beginning of many new developments to come, we need not rediscover what the pioneers in this industry have already learned but use this knowledge to further advance engine technology. Each chapter offers a look at the research, testing, and design changes that have taken place in specific components of the engine.
2005-04-11
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Daniel J. Holt
This collection chronicles the development of America's favorite sports car by the designers and engineers who made it happen. These 30 papers cover more than 50 years and six generations of the engineering, styling, and research and development of the Chevrolet Corvette. Twenty-two papers focus on the first five generations, with the last eight papers detailing the new sixth-generation Corvette. Material collected in this volume truly has unprecedented historical value. A 1954 paper by Maurice Olley presents a technical description of the first production Corvette. The book's preface includes insight from Zora Arkus-Duntov into the reasons behind the Corvette's development. Other highlights include comments from Corvette's chief engineer, a press release created by General Motors on its fiftieth anniversary, and a timeline with photos documenting the Corvette's evolution.
2005-04-11
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Robert Post
1996-03-01
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Robert G. Szudarek
Published in 1996, as the 100th Anniversary of the automobile industry was celebrated in the United States, this book details the amazing story of how Detroit become the automobile capital of the U.S. All the of the automobile manufacturers in Detroit and surrounding areas are covered along with 49 additional topics that are woven in-between and presented in chronological order. This book includes over 500 time period photographs of factories, both inside and outside, personnel, cars, and logos. Readers will gain an appreciation for the talented people that created Detroit's automobile industry.
2003-08-05
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Daniel J. Holt
The 53 technical papers in this book show the improvements and design techniques that researchers have applied to performance and racing engines. They provide an insight into what the engineers consider to be the top improvements needed to advance engine technology; and cover subjects such as: 1) Direct injection; 2) Valve spring advancements; 3) Turbocharging; 4) Variable valve control; 5) Combustion evaluation; and 5) New racing engines.
2016-12-22
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Jay Meldrum
This collection is a resource for studying the history of the evolving technologies that have contributed to snowmobiles becoming cleaner and quieter machines. Papers address design for a snowmobile using E10 gasoline (10% ethanol mixed with pump gasoline). Performance technologies that are presented include: • Engine Design: application of the four-stroke engine • Applications to address both engine and track noise • Exhaust After-treatment to reduce emissions The SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) program is an engineering design competition. The program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by reengineering a snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise. The competition includes internal combustion engine categories that address both gasoline and diesel, as well as the zero emissions category in which range and draw bar performance are measured.
2017-02-01
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Jay Meldrum
This collection is a resource for studying the history of the evolving technologies that have contributed to snowmobiles becoming cleaner and quieter machines. Papers address design for a snowmobile using the EPA test procedure and standard for off-road vehicles. Innovative technology solutions include: • Engine Design: improving the two-stroke, gas direct injection (GDI) engine • Applications of new muffler designs and a catalytic converter • Solving flex-fuel design and engine power problems The SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) program is an engineering design competition. The program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by reengineering a snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise. The competition includes internal combustion engine categories that address both gasoline and diesel, as well as the zero emissions category in which range and draw bar performance are measured.
2017-03-01
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Jay Meldrum
This collection is a resource for studying the history of the evolving technologies that have contributed to snowmobiles becoming cleaner and quieter machines. Papers address design for a snowmobile using the EPA test procedure and standard for off-road vehicles, along with more stringent U.S. National Park Best Available Technology (BAT) standards that are likened to those of the California Air Resourced Board (CARB). Innovative technology solutions include: • Standard application for diesel engine designs • Applications to address and test both engine and track noise • Benefits of the Miller cycle and turbocharging The SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) program is an engineering design competition. The program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by reengineering a snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise.
2004-11-30
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Beverly Rae Kimes
2005 Thomas McKean Memorial Cup Winner - Voted most important original research in automobile history by The Antique Automobile Club of America Best Of Books Winner, 2005 International Automotive Media Awards Author Beverly Rae Kimes, 2005 International Automotive Media Award for Lifetime Achievement Honorary This "cast of characters" provides the lens through which award-winning author Beverly Rae Kimes focuses on the early years of the American automobile industry. While some names - Ford, Dodge, Buick, and more - are easily recognized, this book also introduces snapshots of lesser known, but vitally important actors in this dramatic saga. The famous, the infamous, and the unknown are brought together by their common dedication to this great invention - and united by the fascinating stories that characterize each person.
2001-08-01
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Anthony J. Yanik
This book tells the remarkable story of these three automotive giants and the impact they had on the American car industry. Everitt was instrumental in forming the extensive body building industry that characterized Detroit prior to World War II. Metzger established the first automotive dealership in Detroit, if not the country, and served as head of sales of Cadillac during its formative years. Flanders, a genius with machines, masterminded the tools of production for the first Model T.
1997-06-15
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Rather than being merely a "who-did-what-when" chronological review of the automobile's technical history, The Automobile: A Century of Progress covers the car's development using a systems-approach to more closely mirror the way a car is engineered. Now collected together in one commemorative volume, these 14 articles (originally published in Automotive Engineering Magazine from 1995-96) tell the story of the birth and development of an industry that revolutionized the modern world. Well-illustrated with numerous photos and drawings, this fascinating book will be of interest to anyone who loves cars -- the engineer who designs them, the enthusiast who tinkers with them, or the fan who drives them.
2000-04-07
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Donn Paul Werling
Henry Ford was one of the most misunderstood pioneers of the 20th century. Henry Ford: A Hearthside Perspective reveals a different side of the famous man. Werling, director of the Henry Ford Estate, University of Michigan-Dearborn, gained personal insight into Ford by researching the homesites, hearthsides, and communities where Ford had a strong influence. Through captivating anecdotes, this book offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on Ford and his business, political, and personal activities. Werling concludes that despite his shortcomings, Ford positively affected the lives of many with his contributions to the advancement of technology, his contributions to society through restoration, and his donations (over one-third of Ford's income was donated to philanthropic causes).
1999-10-15
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Jack Gieck
Riding on Air covers the history of air suspension, from the earliest patents in the mid-19th century to more current developments. Beginning on buses, air suspension expanded into passenger rail vehicles, only to be followed by a crashing failure on passenger cars. But after several precarious years, air suspension began to win almost universal acceptance on trucks and trailers, and then in mass transportation, eventually making a successful return to passenger cars.
2000-06-01
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Griffith Borgeson
Utilizing an extraordinary historical archive, this book contains more than one hundred photos, as well as the text of over one hundred original letters (many written by Miller himself) about the car's development. The Last Great Miller brings to life the history of this unique model of race car.
2000-01-15
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Robert Szudarek
This book looks at the first century of the Detroit Auto Show, the largest auto show in the world for many years. From the first show at the Detroit Light Guard Armory in 1899 to the January 1999 show at Cobo Hall, this fascinating book details the show's evolution over 100 years, and how it became the industry's most prominent event. The First Century of the Detroit Auto Show introduces pioneers such as William Metzger, who was instrumental in organizing the first show and played a prominent role in many shows of the early 1900s. Each year's show is covered in a chapter which includes information on the major players of the show, products featured, size, exhibitors, decor, opening ceremonies, admission fares, and entertainment. The book features over 100 historical and nostalgic photos to bring the reader in touch with the culture of the automotive industry and society at the time.
2007-01-25
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Ric A. Dias, Francis H. Bradford
Author Francis Bradford, a former Hall-Scott engineer, provides valuable resources and insight not available to any other Hall-Scott researcher. Well-illustrated with numerous photos, drawings, and memos, this fascinating book will be of interest to history buffs in the areas of aviation, rail, marine, trucks, buses, fire equipment, and industrial engines, and to World War and military historians.
1997-05-01
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Takashi Suzuki
This book examines the development of the engine from a historical perspective. Originally published in Japanese, The Romance of Engines' English translation offers readers insight into lessons learned throughout the engine's history. This book belongs on the bookshelves of all engine designers, engine enthusiasts, and automotive historians. Topics covered include: Newcomen's Steam Engine The Watt Steam Engine Internal Combustion Engine Nicolaus August Otto and His Engine Sadi Carnot and the Adiabatic Engine Radial Engines; Piston and Cylinder Problems Engine Life Problem of Cooling Engine Compartments Knocking; Energy Conservation Bugatti; Volkswagon Rolls Royce Packard Daimler-Benz DB601 Engine and more!
1995-02-01
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Carl Breer
Through words and pictures from Breer's own photography collection, The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and Its Engineering Legacy offers a nostalgic look at the industry's early days and provides us with insight into the men that were instrumental to Chrysler Corporation's engineering success. After reading this account of the stellar careers of Zeder, Skelton, and Breer, and the many engineering accomplishments for which they were responsible, automotive engineers will appreciate the great legacy given to them by these men. A book of interest to all automotive historians, design engineers, car enthusiasts, and anyone wishing to learn more about the automobile industry in its early years.
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