The story of restoring an Elan +2 and Elan Sprint to concours edition. Advice on how to purchase a suitable car for restoration plus detailed practical information on preparing bodywork, trim, chassis, suspension, wheels, hydraulics, engine, electrics & wiring etc. 24 Chapters, plus appendices, give information on chassis changing, body restoration, including Elan +2 sills, rebuilding the Lotus/Ford Twin Cam engine, electrics including fitting a new loom, insight to tuning and running in, Elan developments, a remarkable Elan +2 Estate, rebirth of an accident damaged Sprint.
Dependable Dodge v this is how the post-war range of cars was described when announced with all models being tailored to a certain segment of the buying public. Major changes were made in 1953 to both body styling and engine. Along with all other manufacturers Dodge introduced a V8, the 140hp Red Ram. With the introduction of the D-500 a sporting car was put into the range and was widely acclaimed. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, road impressions, consumer analysis. Models covered include: Coronet Diplomat, V8 Sedan, Royal V8, Custom Royal, V8 Custom, Convertible, Station Wagon, Royal Lancer, D-500.
A practical restoration manual written by journalist and E30 enthusiast Andrew Everett. Covers E30 models: 316, 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325e, 324d and 324td, 318iS, M3 & Alpina in saloon, convertible & touring forms. Professional advice also is given on buying a good used model E30 for restoration.
Gold Portfolio signifies a premium edition in the Brooklands series. Packed with even more articles, photos, technical information, road tests, buying information and other great features on your favorite car. Detailed information includes: • Road and Track Tests • Specifications • New Model Reports • Performance Data • Racing History • Autokraft AC Mk. IV • 260 • Daytona • Mk.II 289 • Mk.III 427
The Bronco of 1966 was a major milestone in the history of sport-utility vehicles in America. Ford was the first of the major manufacturers to venture into this new market niche. This book replaces our earlier edition and contains contemporary road and comparison tests, new model introductions, technical and specification data and owner's impressions. Models covered: Sportsman, Camper, 6 & V8, Stroppe Baja and Sport.
This book gives readers information on road and comparison tests, specifications, history, performance and technical data, racing and driving, and long term reports.
This book focuses on the different aspects that contributed to the development of Northeast American sports car racing during the 1950s. The evolution from amateur drivers racing on public roads in 1950, to both professional and amateur drivers racing at private, purpose-built tracks in 1959, demanded huge leaps of faith, trust and understanding. The transition was neither easy nor uneventful for drivers, clubs or track owners, and the tragedy, politics and intrigue that came to characterise the period are covered here in fascinating detail.
The New York Times bestseller from prizewinning author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women. In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted her Gilded Age childhood of denial and secrecy into an irreconcilable marriage with her ambitious fifth cousin Franklin. Despite their inability to make each other happy, Franklin Roosevelt transformed Eleanor from a settlement house volunteer on New York’s Lower East Side into a matching partner in New York’s most important power couple in a generation. When Eleanor discovered Franklin’s betrayal with her younger, prettier, social secretary, Lucy Mercer, she offered a divorce and vowed to face herself honestly. Here is an Eleanor both more vulnerable and more aggressive, more psychologically aware and sexually adaptable than we knew. She came to accept her FDR’s bond with his executive assistant, Missy LeHand; she allowed her children to live their own lives, as she never could; and she explored her sexual attraction to women, among them a star female reporter on FDR’s first presidential campaign, and younger men. Eleanor needed emotional connection. She pursued deeper relationships wherever she could find them. Throughout her life and travels, there was always another person or place she wanted to heal. As FDR struggled to recover from polio, Eleanor became a voice for the voiceless, her husband’s proxy in the White House. Later, she would be the architect of international human rights and world citizen of the Atomic Age, urging Americans to cope with the anxiety of global annihilation by cultivating a “world mind.” She insisted that we cannot live for ourselves alone but must learn to live together or we will die together. This “absolutely spellbinding,” (The Washington Post) “complex and sensitive portrait” (The Guardian) is not just a comprehensive biography of a major American figure, but the story of an American ideal: how our freedom is always a choice. Eleanor rediscovers a model of what is noble and evergreen in the American character, a model we need today more than ever.
This updated second edition now includes over 575 brands, as opposed to the only 170 brands presented in the first book. Once again this full-color guide will include popular contemporary brands such as Majorette, Tomica, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Siku, Maisto, Bburago, Johnny Lightnings, and many others featured together in detail, showing the different models and thousands of variations. This extraordinary book is arranged alphabetically by brand name with hundreds of color photographs, manufacturers, model numbers, descriptions, scales, colors, distinguishing marks, and current market values. It provides a helpful bibliography and guide to resources for finding more diecast toys on the secondary market. 1998 values.
One of the most colorful yet neglected eras in American transportation history is re-created in this definitive history of the electric interurbans. Built with the idea of attracting short-distance passenger traffic and light freight, the interurbans were largely constructed in the early 1900s. The rise of the automobile and motor transport caused the industry to decline after World War I, and the depression virtually annihilated the industry by the middle 1930s. Part I describes interurban construction, technology, passenger and freight traffic, financial history, and final decline and abandonment. Part II presents individual histories (with route maps) of the more than 300 companies of the interurban industry. Reviews "A first-rate work of such detail and discernment that it might well serve as a model for all corporate biographies. . . . A wonderfully capable job of distillation." Trains "Few economic, social, and business historians can afford to miss this definitive study." Mississippi Valley Historical Review "All seekers after nostalgia will be interested in this encyclopedic volume on the days when the clang, clang of the trolley was the most exciting travel sound the suburbs knew." Harper's Magazine "A fascinating and instructive chapter in the history of American transportation." Journal of Economic History "The hint that behind the grand facade of scholarship lies an expanse of boyish enthusiasm is strengthened by a lovingly amassed and beautifully reproduced collection of 37 photographs." The Nation