"Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment." --The New York Times Book Review
From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town, comes Country Driving, the third and final book in his award-winning China trilogy. Country Driving addresses the human side of the economic revolution in China, focusing on economics and development, and shows how the auto boom helps China shift from rural to urban, from farming to business.
The sports car has always been the ultimate symbol of automotive fun and freedom, from the earliest Bentleys and Stutzes through the Porsche Boxster and Lotus Elise of today. Sports Cars profiles over 50 cars from the early twentieth century to today, with lavish color photography from renowned automotive lensman James Mann. This book will surely grab the attention of any sports car lover.
With tractor historian Robert N. Pripps, take a close look at some of the most collectible vintage tractors from the United States, the UK, Germany, Holland, France, and other countries.
Vintage farm tractors are revered throughout the world as the source of mechanical labor, allowing the revolution of farming to take place in the twentieth century. Some of the most interesting tractors are also the rarest, since they were produced in very small quantities. These include one-of-a-kind modified models; very, very old machines; and models produced by one of the many companies that made tractors for only a short time.
The Tractor Factor is a richly illustrated book that reveals what makes a tractor collectible, showcases the rarest models, gives a history of the marque, and details specific finds. Robert N. Pripps, a leading tractor historian, covers models from the United States, the UK, Germany, Holland, France, and other countries. Pripps' expertise, paired with the stunning photography of Ralph W. Sanders and Andrew Morland, makes The Tractor Factor a book no fan of these paradigm-changing machines will want to miss
"Haynes disassembles every subject vehicle and documents every step with thorough instructions and clear photos. Haynes repair manuals are used by the pros, but written for the do-it-yourselfer."
Trace the evolution of the supercar through the technology that drives it.
In The Science of Supercars, the authors describe the history of supercars, unraveling the mysteries and mechanics of the cars that changed the automotive world forever. In-depth interviews with the top names in the supercar and racing industries reveal their opinions on today's supercars and their visions for the future.
David Coulthard, runner-up in the 2001 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, provides the introduction. The authors follow with comprehensive chapters of inside information and exciting photographs that will be a catalog for supercar shoppers and a dream diary for others. The images show the interiors and exteriors of supercars and illustrated insets explain the technology.
- 1. The Thirst for Power - The internal combustion engine and the early days of speed
2. Style Versus Substance - Next steps, and the birth of aerodynamics
3. Emerging Technologies - The mechanics of war drive the birth of the supercar
4. Configuration - The Miura, the E-Type and the dawn of the modern age
5. The Science of Theater - Fashion and styling take center stage
6. The Turbo Years - The Porsche Turbo and the rebirth of supercar science
7. All-Wheel drive - Power or technology: how designers keep the cars on the road
8. Composites - The McLaren F1 and its technological legacy
9. Emerging Aero - Understanding the complex art of aerodynamics
10. Going to the Opera - The remarkable science behind the era-defining Bugatti Veyron
11. The Holy Trinity - Hybrid tech ushers in a new kind of supercar
12. The Future - The technology on the verge of reshaping the landscape.
The Science of Supercars includes interviews with three of the top figures in the supercar world: Adrian Newey, legendary British Formula One engineer; Dr. Wolfgang Schrieber, Chief Engineer of the Bugatti Veyron; and Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1 supercar, as well as contributions from iconic supercar manufacturers that include Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti, Pagani and McLaren.
-The first comprehensive homage to the Porsche R and RS models -From the first 911 R (1967) through the varying RS models, to the latest 911 R (2016) -Includes interviews with enthusiasts, racing drivers and customers -Presents portraits of unique collectors' items and race histories -Celebrates the 50th Anniversay of the Porsche 911 R in 2017 Porsche's sporting elite - the 911 R - more performance, less weight. As the first comprehensive homage to the R and RS models, this is a must-have for all Porsche 911 lovers. At auctions they rack up premium prices, but the makers of the 911 R never intended to create objects of speculation for maximum profit. Their main concern was developing vehicles that would appeal to customers because of their uncompromising sportiness. The story begins 50 years ago, when the first Porsche 911 R achieved five new long-distance world records in Monza; and goes on to the latest 911 R - a car that is aware of its history, with racing stripes, houndstooth bucket seats, manual gear change, and a free-revving naturally aspirated engine. In between the first and the latest lie 50 years, numerous models, and a legion of fans.
Steve McQueen, a Mustang, and San Francisco; the ten-minute pursuit in Bullitt has remained the definitive movie car chase for nearly fifty years. Iconic moments from cinematic history do not get much better than this.
Stars & Cars is a celebration of the most unforgettable automotive moments in film, TV, and popular culture. Lavishly illustrated, it brings together the iconic cars that made an impact on our collective psyche, and the stars who drove, raced, collected, re-painted, crashed, or simply loved them to an obsessional degree.
From James Dean and his ill-fated Porsche Spyder, to the greatest Aston Martin moments in the Bond movies. Heroic Minis in The Italian Job, to the eye-popping paint jobs on the psychedelic limos commissioned by The Beatles--all of the greatest collaborations between stars and cars are featured in the pages of this book.