Preston Tucker And His Battle To Build The Car Of Tomorrow

Preston Tucker And His Battle To Build The Car Of Tomorrow

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In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match, captured the interest of the public, and automakers in Detroit took notice. Here, author Steve Lehto tackles Tucker's amazing story, relying on a huge trove of documents that has been used by no other writer to date. It is the first comprehensive, authoritative account of Tucker's magnificent car and his battles with the government. And in this book, Lehto finally answers the question automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: exactly how and why the production of such an innovative car was killed.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Steve Lehto
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2016-07-01
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781613749562


Chrysler S Turbine Car

Chrysler S Turbine Car

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Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of automotive research and development in the 1960s, this engaging narrative traces the birth of Chrysler’s alternative “jet” car and reveals the story behind its sudden and mysterious demise. Relying on extensive research and firsthand accounts from surviving members of the turbine car program—including the metallurgist who created the exotic metals for the engine and the test driver who drove it at Chrysler's proving grounds—this chronicle documents the bold development of an automobile with a jet turbine engine. In addition to running well on virtually any flammable liquid—including kerosene, vodka, heating oil, and Chanel N°5 perfume—the pioneering engines had one fifth the number of moving parts and required less maintenance than conventional engines. Despite the fleet’s amazing performance over millions of miles by test drivers, Chrysler pulled the plug on the project and crushed almost all of the cars. The reasons behind the surprising end to the jet car fleet are finally explained here.

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Genre : Transportation
Author by : Steve Lehto
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2010-10-01
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1569767718


Design And Destiny

Design And Destiny

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Genre : Transportation
Author by : Philip S. Egan
Publisher : On the Mark Publications
Release : 1989
File : 143 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015021974806


More Than They Promised

More Than They Promised

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This lavishly illustrated book (86 integrated illustrations) is the complete story of the Studebaker company from its beginnings to its end in 1966.

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Genre : Transportation
Author by : Thomas E. Bonsall
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2000
File : 488 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0804735867


Disaster In Dearborn

Disaster In Dearborn

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Tells the disastrous story of the design and development of the Edsel, with insights into this spectacular failure of the automobile industry to sell a car that it had marketed extensively.

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Genre : Transportation
Author by : Thomas E. Bonsall
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2002
File : 230 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0804746540


Climate Adaptation And Resilience Across Scales

Climate Adaptation And Resilience Across Scales

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Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across Scales provides professionals with guidance on adapting the built environment to a changing climate. This edited volume brings together practitioners and researchers to discuss climate-related resilience from the building to the city scale. This book highlights North American cases that deal with issues such as climate projections, public health, adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations, and design interventions for floodplains, making the content applicable to many locations around the world. The contributors in this book discuss topics ranging from how built environment professionals respond to a changing climate, to how the building stock may need to adapt to climate change, to how resilience is currently being addressed in the design, construction, and operations communities. The purpose of this book is to provide a better understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerability, and resilience across scales of the built environment. Architects, urban designers, planners, landscape architects, and engineers will find this a useful resource for adapting buildings and cities to a changing climate.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Nicholas B. Rajkovich
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-11-15
File : 286 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781000470994


Lost Car Companies Of Detroit

Lost Car Companies Of Detroit

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Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed saloons during wild evenings but used their great personal wealth to pay for the damage the next day (if they could remember where they had been). David D. Buick went from being the founder of his own leading auto company to working the information desk at the Detroit Board of Trade. Author Alan Naldrett explores these and more tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today.

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Genre : Transportation
Author by : Alan Naldrett
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2016-01-25
File : 144 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781625856494


The Complete Book Of Moto Guzzi

The Complete Book Of Moto Guzzi

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The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi covers 100 years of motorcycle production from the famed Italian manufacturer. Written by Italian motorcycle expert Ian Falloon, this is the most thorough reference to cover these legendary motorcycles.

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Author by : Ian Falloon
Publisher : Motorbooks
Release : 2020-11-03
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780760367704


The Automobile And American Life 2d Ed

The Automobile And American Life 2d Ed

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Reviews of the first edition: "The prose is almost flawless, and the writing never feels beleaguered...it is almost like the author enjoyed every topic and every page. Highly recommended. All collections"—Choice "A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf"—Autoweek "Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!"—Prewar Auto Notes "Very worthwhile reading"—Hemmings Classic Car "This is an immensely useful work, especially for those of us who want an entertaining and provocative text for our courses...provide teachers with a great opportunity to expand on the text in class...a valuable asset to any teacher who hopes to bring the automobile and automobility into the classroom"—Technology and Culture "Highly recommended"—Enterprise & Society "A deeply thought provoking study"—www.route66infocenter.com. Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.

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Genre : Transportation
Author by : John Heitmann
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2018-07-31
File : 291 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781476669359


Art Deco Chicago

Art Deco Chicago

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An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field’s famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and medium, each belongs to the broad current of an Art Deco style that developed in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. This ambitious overview of the city’s architectural, product, industrial, and graphic design between 1910 and 1950 offers a fresh perspective on a style that would come to represent the dominant mode of modernism for the American middle class. Lavishly illustrated with 325 images, the book narrates Art Deco’s evolution in 101 key works, carefully curated and chronologically organized to tell the story of not just a style but a set of sensibilities. Critical essays from leading figures in the field discuss the ways in which Art Deco created an entire visual universe that extended to architecture, advertising, household objects, clothing, and even food design. Through this comprehensive approach to one of the 20th century’s most pervasive modes of expression in America, Art Deco Chicago provides an essential overview of both this influential style and the metropolis that came to embody it.

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Genre : Design
Author by : Robert Bruegmann
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2018-10-02
File : 412 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300229936