If your idea of a "bizarre" aircraft is pre-war DH Dragon Rapide, a bloated Boeing Super Guppy, or a BA Airbus with an "ethnic" tail design, then think again! What about . . Horatio Phillips's Multiplane with its 200 separate wings? The Goodyear Inflatoplane, a totall... read more
In this book, the authors of the widely acclaimed Aviation Century series profile 50 of history's most influential aircraft, their pilots and designers.
The engine roars to life, and the aircraft zooms into the air. Get a close-up look at six of the world's most exciting aircraft in this thrilling set. Book jacket.
This book is dedicated to a select group of designers and marketing people round the world who, in blissful ignorance of the meaning of 'fit for purpose', came up with vehicles so totally bizarre, ugly or inappropriate (in some cases all three) that ... read more
An intelligent yet very readable answer to the novice driver dilemma, specifically designed for worried parents. It looks at young drivers in a completely new way, and provides enlightening solutions to the questions parents most need answers to.
Long before there were aerial ladder trucks, there were city service hook and ladder trucks. For many years, long-wheelbase, straight-frame city service hook and ladder trucks were standard offerings in the product catalogs of most fire apparatus manufacturers... read more
In the new edition of this classic text, Brian Laban brings the story of the AC Cobra up to date. In the early 1960s, a flamboyant Texan, Carroll Shelby, dreamed of a special kind of sports car, a marriage of European style with lusty, affordable American V8 power. He took his ... read more
"With understatement, high-class individuality, and conservative reliability, the Aston Martin takes its place among the ranks of the most exclusive sports cars. Only an illustrated book of the highest quality can do justice to the charm and elegance of this exclusive British car, ... read more
The Great Northern Atlantics, were the first locomotives constructed in Britain to the 4-4-2 wheel arrangement. The Atlantics were designed by H.G. Ivatt, locomotive Superintendent of The Great Northern Railway. Introduced from 1898, with the construction at Doncaster... read more
The quest for the land speed record in the 1960s and the epic rivalry between two dynamic American drivers, Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove. "Interesting and complex. . . .The best job I've seen done on the subject so far." -- Craig Breedlove Until the 1950s, the land speed record (L... read more
"The sign of the white and blue propeller circle has signified BMW since the 1930s: sporty, dynamic, radiating brilliance, with timeless elegance. The mention of BMW brings to mind legendary cars like the pre-war 328, the 507 from the 1950s, or the M1 of the 1970s. But the name BMW also stands... read more