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Porsche Klassik 8
Porsche Klassik 8
Paperback      ISBN: 3667102631

There is a new quality to be found in the world of automobile magazines: Porsche Klassik has been published by Delius Klasing for all enthusiasts of historical Porsches. With Porsche Klassik Delius Klasing publishes the ultimate magazine twice a year, with fascinating stories about the people and their machines each based around the legendary Porsche. The magazine dives into the history of the brand and its models and shows new perspectives from the Porsche history. Porsche Klassik is produced in close collaboration with Porsche AG.

The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future
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.

The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins
The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins
Hardcover      ISBN: 0917308042

Engineer and historian Cummins' third book is about his father Clessie (1888-1968), a pioneer of the American diesel truck. He combines company records and other documents with Clessie's memoirs and his own memory both of his childhood and of working with and for his dad as an adult. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)



Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil
Insane Mode
How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil
Paperback      ISBN: 1101985968
A USA Today New and Noteworthy Title

"You'll tell me if it ever starts getting genuinely insane, right?"--Elon Musk, TED interview

Hamish McKenzie tells how a Silicon Valley start-up's wild dream came true. Tesla is a car company that stood up against not only the might of the government-backed Detroit car manufacturers but also the massive power of Big Oil and its benefactors, the infamous Koch brothers.

The award-winning Tesla Model 3, a premium mass-market electric car that went on sale in 2018, has reconfigured the popular perception of Tesla and continues to transform the public's relationship with motor vehicles--much like Ford's Model T did nearly a century ago. At the same time, company CEO Elon Musk courts controversy and spars with critics through his Twitter account, just as Tesla's ever-increasing debt teeters on junk bond status....

As McKenzie's rigorously reported account shows, Tesla has triggered frenzied competition from newcomers and traditional automakers alike, but it retains an edge because of its expansive infrastructure and the stupendous battery factory it built in the Nevada desert. The popularity of electric cars is growing around the world, especially in China, and McKenzie interviews little-known titans who have the money and the market access to power a global electric car revolution quickly and decisively.

Insane Mode started off as a feature on the dual-motor Tesla Model S, which gave the car Ferrari-like acceleration, but it's also the perfect description of the operating cycle of a company that has sworn it won't rest until every car on the road is electric. Here is a story about the very best kind of American ingenuity and its history-making potential. Buckle up
Automobile Quarterly Vol 12 No 1
Automobile Quarterly Vol 12 No 1
Hardcover      SKU: 1199085863
Truck: A Love Story
Truck
A Love Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060571179

"A touching and very funny account. . . . Thoroughly engaging."--New York Times

Hilarious and heartfelt, Truck: A Love Story is the tale of a man struggling to grow his own garden, fix his old pickup, and resurrect a love life permanently impaired by Neil Diamond. In the process, he sets his hair on fire, is attacked by wild turkeys, and proposes marriage to a woman in New Orleans. The result is a surprisingly tender testament to love.

"Part Bill Bryson, part Anne Lamott, with a skim of Larry the Cable Guy and Walt Whitman creeping around the edges."--Lincoln Journal Star

"Perry takes each moment, peeling it, seasoning it with rich language, and then serving it to us piping hot and fresh."--Chicago Tribune

Road Show: Art Cars and the Museum of the Streets
Road Show
Art Cars and the Museum of the Streets
Hardcover      ISBN: 1933108177

The automobile has long been a symbol of status, power, and autonomy, and ever since King Tut rolled through Egypt on his golden-wheeled chariot, artists and drivers have dreamed up mobile masterpieces. A striking photographic tribute and social history, "Road Show" navigates a path across high and low art, showing how people around the world are transforming their vehicles into stunning folk art, obsessive collections, social commentary, and visionary performances. In this fascinating showcase, we see how Henry Ford s motto, Any color as long as it s black, has been hung out to dry. From the Wienermobile to a hand-carved wooden Ferrari that drives in the canals of Venice to a giant red stiletto heel, "Road SHow" brings the museum of the streets to life.

Eric Dregni has written thirteen books, including "Follies of Science," "Weird Minnesota," "Midwest Marvels," "The Scooter Bible," "Ads That Put America on Wheels," and "Let s Go Bowling " He lives in Minneapolis where he teaches Italian and creative writing and plays guitar in the mock-rock trio Vinnie & the Stardusters.

Ruthann Godollei is a professor of art at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and her artwork has been exhibited internationally. She has participated in and organized art car events for over twenty years and drives a 1985 Volvo covered with thousands of printed green gears."

Rolls-Royce: The Magic of a Name: The First Forty Years of Britaina's Most Prestigious Company
Rolls-Royce: The Magic of a Name
The First Forty Years of Britaina's Most Prestigious Company
Paperback      ISBN: 184831924x

The Magic of a Name tells the story of the first forty years of Britain's most prestigious manufacturer--Rolls-Royce. Peter Pugh tells the story, beginning with the historic meeting in 1904 of Henry Royce and the Honourable C.S. Rolls, and the birth in 1906 of the legendary Silver Ghost.

Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car-And How It Will Reshape Our World
Autonomy
The Quest to Build the Driverless Car-And How It Will Reshape Our World
Paperback      ISBN: 0062661132

An automotive and tech world insider investigates the quest to develop and perfect the driverless car--an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. Soon, few of us will own our own automobiles and instead will get around in driverless electric vehicles that we summon with the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, prevent over 90% of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled, and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.

Autonomy is the story of the maverick engineers and computer nerds who are creating the revolution. Longtime advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car team and former GM research and development chief Lawrence D. Burns provides the perfectly-timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and heavily reported account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared.

Beginning with the way 9/11 spurred the U.S. government to set a million-dollar prize for a series of off-road robot races in the Mojave Desert up to the early 2016 stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turner that represents a chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future--the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and navigating the revolution it sparks.

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)
Traffic
Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)
Paperback      ISBN: 0307277194
A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year
The Washington Post - The Cleveland Plain-Dealer - Rocky Mountain News

In this brilliant, lively, and eye-opening investigation, Tom Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we think we are. He demonstrates why plans to protect pedestrians from cars often lead to more accidents. He uncovers who is more likely to honk at whom, and why. He explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our quest for safety, and even identifies the most common mistake drivers make in parking lots. Traffic is about more than driving: it's about human nature. It will change the way we see ourselves and the world around us, and it may even make us better drivers.