Sometimes it takes an artist to show us that familiar things are truly remarkable. Jeffrey Milstein's elegant photographs of commercial airliners restore the rigor and glamour to our experience of air travel. They have quickly become contemporary icons, published in 2005 in photo magazine, Graphis PhotoAnnual, and American Photography Annual, and winning first place in the PDN Digital Photography Contest. For the past five years, Milstein has been taking meticulous large-format photographs of commercial airliners as they take off and land, revealing the beauty and power of these sleek but complex machines. An eloquent foreword by Walter J. Boyne helps the reader appreciate these amazing technological wonders, with their incredibly powerful engines that run for so many thousands of hours that they are more vulnerable to rust than to wear. The book gives technical data on each airplane pictured.
Le Roi Tex Smith. This book is a guide, intended solely to give you ideas for your own basic hot rod design, including a few interesting building scenarios. Recently rediscovered by rodders intent on regaining the roots of the hobby, these cars are known as retro-rods, rat rods, nostalgia rods . . . The description that has come to the fore within the ranks of experienced rodders today is to call these cars Scrappers. As in cars that are made up of scrap parts from various vehicles. Contains photographs featuring hot rods from the annual Bonneville Salt Flats Speedweek event.
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)
A reference book identifying every railway station in the British Isles that has been open for passenger traffic, past and present. Station entries include dates of opening and closing, map reference and name of original railway company. More than 16,000 entries are contained within the directory.
1903, 4to, 319 pgs + index. First edition. Full bound green cloth with gilt decoration on front and back boards. Text includes numerous illustration and photograph plates illustrating the history of horse and buggy carriages. Title pg printed in black and red. Front and back hinges starting to crack. Light dust soil on front endpaper and first few pgs of text, rest of text clean with the occasional finger smudge. Gilt on top edge block lightly rubbed, as are the boards, otherwise gilt still legible. Corners and spine ends lightly frayed, light edgewear to boards. Otherwise a very good copy of this interesting piece of transportaion history.
Sm4to, 2 volume set. Full bound in red cloth with black stamped titling and emblem on front board. Both volumes are illustrated throughout, several being wiring diagrams. Part II is missing a front free endpaper and perhaps the title page, the rest is complete. Interiors of both volumes are clean, though slightly toned. Wear and fraying to edges of spine ends and light wear to extremities. Light rubbing and spots of discoloring to boards on both volumes.
"CELEBRATION OF THE DAIMLER-BENZ CENTENNIAL 1886-1986. Limited 1596/2000, Signed by Ken Dallison. Folio oblong, 127pgs. Full bound in black leather with the Mercedes-Benz logo blind stamped on front board and beveled board edges. Book is a collection of full color illustrations by Ken Dallison, a handsome pictorial survey of automobile history. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright, only a hint of dust soiling on tail corner edge of text block. Signed and numbered by Dallison on the limitation page.
Professional automobile racing has always been dominated by sanctioning bodies whose main goal was to ensure competition. That has meant seeing that cars are well matched--in body shape or chassis/engine combinations or engine size. But what about an all-out competition, in which one team's idea of the fastest race car could be pitted against another's, regardless of mechanical "parity"? This was what the International Motor Sports Association's (IMSA) Grand Touring Prototypes (GTP) race series was about. The Series ran from 1981 to 1993, and it was one of the most exhilarating racing experiences of all time.
This book is the first to profile the amazing machines that resulted from the GTP's flat-out competition among different--and passionate--ideas about what might be the fastest way around a track: the V-12 with its better ground-effect tunnels but higher center of gravity (CG); the flat six with its low CG but severely-restricted ground-effect tunnels; and others that employed elaborate wings and air dams.
Here are the people behind this engineering free-for-all, the culmination of almost a century of automobile racing experience. And here are eighteen of the most competitive vehicles they designed. Using photography, diagrams, drawings and first-person accounts from the men who built them, Inside IMSA's Legendary GTP Race Cars offers a detailed look at the technology that drove some of the world's most exciting race cars, the likes of which may never be seen again.