VW Beetle

A Comprehensive Illustrated History of the World's Most Popular Car

Author: Keith Seume

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760304303

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6262

The definitive illustrated history of a true world beater. Discover the full story of the amazing VW Beetle--from pre-war KdF-Wagen to today's New Beetle. The book features a color technical appendix illustrating chronologically the major design modifications made during the Beetle's lifetime. Full-color studio photography of 26 milestone models.

The Beetle

A Comprehensive Illustrated History of the World's Most Popular Car

Author: Keith Seume

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781858334387

Category: Volkswagen Beetle automobile

Page: 160

View: 6538


Bug

The Strange Mutations of the World's Most Famous Automobile

Author: Phil Patton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202422

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 9148

Traces the history of the Volkswagen Beetle, from its first introduction as a Nazi propaganda tool and its postwar status as a countercultural icon to its successful revision in 1998.

Automobile

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349878

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 3391

Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

The VW Beetle Story

Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752484600

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 9055

A history of the Volkswagen Beetle from its inception in the 1930s as the "people's car" to the all-new, modern Beetle in 1998 and the very last original Beetle built in 2003.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

The World's Most Famous and Fabulous Cars, from 1945 To 2000

Author: Martin Buckley,Chris Rees

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780193977

Category: Transportation

Page: 512

View: 583

In this book, the world's most famous and fabulous cars, from 1945 to 2000, shown in 1800 photographs. This is the definitive guide to the most important classic, modern classic and dream cars of the 20th century. It features exclusive and luxurious automobiles such as the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Lamborghini Miura, as well as much-loved everyday classics such as the Volkswagen Beetle and the Morris Minor. It includes a detailed history on the evolution of the automobile, with special features on design, technological advances and the social use of cars. A symbol of status, power and beauty, the car is the most evocative of machines. This comprehensive visual directory shows every important marque from A to Z, including the Ferrari Daytona, Lancia Fulvia, Pontiac Firebird, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, McLaren F1 and Lotus Esprit. From major design houses such as Bertone, Ghia and Pininfarina, and also leading car manufacturers, dream cars at the very cutting edge of car design are included here with full technical and performance details. With over 1800 stunning images, the book is a fascinating reference guide for every enthusiast, collector and lover of the automobile.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

The Collector's Guide

Author: Andrew Ralston,Mike Forbes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 1393

Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.

Ford Escort RS1800

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841409

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 4960

The Ford Escort MkII was a worthy successor to the original MkI. It became Ford's most successful rally car and the cars are still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. Contains full details of every 'works' Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.

Tony Robinson

The Biography of a Race Mechanic

Author: Ian Wagstaff

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2556

A biography of motor racing mechanic Tony Robinson, who worked with some of the great names of the sport in the 1950s and '60s.

The Little Book of Smart

Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842723

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 1922

Now in its second edition, the little book of smart is newly updated, with extra pages and more illustrations to expand the story of the world's most innovative car brand. It's a fascinating tale, told succinctly and in an entertaining style, complemented by full-color photography throughout. And as the most up-to-date smart book on today's scene.

The Lambretta Bible

Covers All Lambretta Models Built in Italy: 1947-1971

Author: Pete Davies

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840860

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 1844

A year-by-year, model-by-model, change-by-change record of the world's finest scooter from Model A to the GP 200. The story doesn't end there, though, the focus moves to machines prepared and built by Lambretta Concessionaires. The book ends with a look at the main British dealer specials of the 1960s. Essential reading for Lambretta enthusiasts.

Ferdinand Porsche und der Volkswagen

Author: Dr. h. c. F. Porsche Ag

Publisher: Dumont

ISBN: 9783832192983

Category: Transportation

Page: 199

View: 1997

The development of the Volkswagen Beetle was a central achievement in the early history of the Porsche Company. In January 1934, Ferdinand Porsche wrote an exposé regarding the construction of a German people's car that would have a lasting effect on automotive history. The inexpensive compact automobile would become the symbol and icon of mass motorisation. The Volkswagen, also lovingly known as the VW Beetle, was one of the most popular automobiles in the world. And it was also a leader in terms of production duration and quantity. It was first discontinued in July 2003 when the last Volkswagen left the assembly line in Mexico. With 21.5 million cars, the VW Beetle is by far one of the most-built automobiles in the world. This book is a comprehensive documentation of the history of the VW Beetle's development, containing largely unpublished pictorial and documentary material from the holdings of the Porsche archive. Published as part of the collectible series of books in the Edition Porsche Museum. English and German text.

Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1960s

Author: Peter McFadyen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840380

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 2285

Oulton Park in the late 1960s was one of the last circuits to play host to non-championship Formula 1 races. Set in beautiful Cheshire parkland, it has always been a favorite with drivers who relish its challenging curves and with spectators who could watch their heroes compete on a true road circuit. Drivers such as Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Surtees, Rindt and Brabham came to Oulton for the Gold Cup and spectators could see and even meet them in the open paddock atmosphere of the time. Major sports & GT races such as the RAC TT were also on the Oulton Park calendar with Lola T70s, GT40s, Ferraris, Lotii and, of course, Chevrons in the hands of Hulme, Redman, Bonnier and other top drivers. Club race meetings provided variety and plenty of action with the VSCC’s Seaman Trophies meeting for vintage and historic racers being the highlight of the season for many racegoers.

Forza Minardi!

The Inside Story of the Little Team Which Took on the Giants of F1

Author: Simon Vigar

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 9520

After 20 years of glorious ‘failure’, the best-loved team in Formula One is consigned to the history books, and it deserves one of its own. Minardi had a successful time in Formula Two until the tiny Italian outfit was ready to hit the big time in 1985. It somehow survived in F1’s shark-infested waters as bigger teams (Lotus, Arrows, Tyrrell) were dragged under. They have a truly international fan-base and are the ‘second team’ of most F1 devotees. Minardi is held in such affection as everyone loves the plucky underdog – Minardi’s annual budget would have lasted one month at the other Italian team up the road. Yet, from its plant in Faenza near Bologna, Minardi has produced cars that qualify, sometimes score points and often lead the way in their technology. Gian Carlo Minardi also developed a reputation as a fabulous talent-spotter – Fisichella, Trulli, Webber and the youngest ever World Champion Alonso all started their F1 careers with Minardi. For the last five years, Minardi was owned by controversial Australian tycoon Paul Stoddart. Cast as David against the Goliath of F1’s governing body, Stoddart constantly hit the headlines as he tried to get a more equal share of the sport’s billions. Ultimately, he failed and Red Bull has now bought the team. Despite a petition of 15,000 names, the Minardi name has vanished from the F1 grid and true motorheads miss it. This is the one and only inside account, with exclusive, comprehensive interviews with bosses, drivers and engineers. 140 unique photos complete this revalationary tale.

How to Restore Volkswagen (bay Window) Bus

Enthusiast's Restoration Manual

Author: Mark Paxton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840933

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 2546

The complete guide to the restoration of your VW Bus with full coverage of body and chassis repairs, suspension, steering and brakes, plus trim and paint. Also covers tools, equipment and workshop techniques needed to make your Bus look like new. Covers all Type 2 models 1969 to 1970 (not pick-up model rear body).

BMW GS

The Essential Buyer's Guide

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841352

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 6429

BMW's GS series is one of the world's milestone motorcycles and has been in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the 'adventure sport' category and in many ways, it's the Range Rover of motorcycling.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7199

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.