The Car in 2035
Mobility Planning for the Near Future
Paperback ISBN: 8415391269
The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future focuses on the car, the street, and public policy in Southern California. In this collection of essays and images, the car is viewed as both a challenge and benefit to our neighborhoods, cities, and suburbs. Despite rising fuel prices, the automobile will be Southern California's primary form of transportation in 2035 because the region's population will continue to be dispersed widely, and the car offers the best access to the area's tremendous diversity of economic, social, recreational, and cultural opportunities. But the infrastructure will need to accommodate a heterogeneous mix of modes of transportation, including more cars on the road than today.
Engines of Change
A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars
Hardcover ISBN: 1451640633
"Chronicles the history reflected by 15 iconic car models including the VW Beetle, the Mustang and Honda Accord to discuss how automobiles reflect key cultural shifts as well as developments in such areas as manufacturing, women's rights and environmental awareness. 50,000 first printing."
Driven to Delight
Delivering World-Class Customer Experience the Mercedes-Benz Way
Hardcover ISBN: 007180630x
A New York Times best-selling author, who worked closely with leaders inside the organization to understand the customer experience transformation as a top operational and cultural priority, offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how Mercedes-Benz transformed themselves into a best-in-class, customer-obsessed organization.
A Love Story
Hardcover ISBN: 0060571179
A whimsical memoir chronicles a year during which the author struggled to grow his own food, live peaceably with volatile neighbors, and fix his pickup truck, endeavors during which he fell in love, endured a wild turkey attack, and befriended a paraplegic and quadriplegic biker team. 50,000 first printing.
Cuba's Car Culture
Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair
Hardcover ISBN: 0760350264
Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas.Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers ofCuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.