Drag Racing Gassers Photo Archive

Author: Lou Hart

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881880

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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One of drag racings very popular classes formed was the Gassers. During the `50s, Model A and 1932-`34 Fords were considered the hot set-up for these gas classes. Using Ford V-8 "flatheads" and later overhead valve engines, Gas Coupe and Sedan classes had to maintain stock wheelbases and the engine relocation was limited. By the mid-60s, it was rare to find an upper classed gasser with any other body make than Willys, Studebaker, Austin or Anglia. They were the stoutest full-bodied cars on strips nationwide. Touring teams ran four to six times every week, often traveling several hundred miles day and night to make their next dates. This was old school racing! However, interest waned as fliptop funny cars took over in popularity. The battles in A/GS (later AA/GS) ranks created many heroes and villains who etched their marks into drag racing history. Gassers shared with fans of the quarter mile one the most thrilling overall racecar types, and for an era that was all too short, they were literally the Kings of the Sport. Enjoy this photo book that takes you back to that time.

British Drag Racing

The Early Years

Author: Nicholas Pettitt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843371

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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A detailed look at the first ten years of drag racing in Britain from 1960-1969, complemented by 100 color pictures. It includes the visits by American dragsters, and the running of drag races on RAF airstrips by a growing band of enthusiasts with home-built machines. 1966 saw the opening of Santa Pod Raceway, Britain's first permanent drag strip; this book takes a look at the first four seasons racing there, and the development of the facility as entries and performances increased.

Fire, Nitro, Rubber, and Smoke

Bob McClurg's Drag Racing Memories

Author: Bob McClurg

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: 9781932494372

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

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This book looks back fondly on drag racing's greatest era with 300 of the best drag-racing photos ever taken. Tells the stories of the cars, the racers, and the events that made drag racing such a great sport. Photos cover dragsters, funny cars, gassers, altereds, pro stocks, and exhibition cars, bringing the sights, smells and sounds of the golden age of drag racing to life.

Landy's Dodges

The Mighty Mopars of "Dandy" Dick Landy

Author: Geoff Stunkard

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 161325248X

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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One of the greatest innovators of his time, Dick Landy was one of those guys who made you rush back to your seat from the concessions stand so you could watch him navigate the 1320. Win, lose, or draw, watching one of Landy's Dodges battling the likes of Ronnie Sox, "Grumpy" Jenkins, or Hubert Platt was worth the price of admission alone. Landy's Dodges: The Mighty Mopars of "Dandy" Dick Landy takes you chronologically through the cars of Dick's career, from piloting his first mount (1954 Ford Pickup) through his historic years of campaigning Dodges. Chrysler racing historian and author Geoff Stunkard presents a highly detailed account of Dick's cars, including results and images from the Landy family's personal archive and modern shots of his restored cars. In addition to coverage of Dick's 1964 S/S Dodge and 1968 Hemi Dart, scarce info about his Ford Galaxies and Plymouth Savoy is included as well. At no other time has Landy's entire career been chronicled and cataloged in print with this much attention to detail. Sit back in your recliner (wheels up) and enjoy the most comprehensive book on the history of "Dandy" Dick Landy and his cars.

Detroit Muscle

Factory Lightweights and Purpose-Built Muscle Cars

Author: Charles Morris

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 161325301X

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The muscle car era, and the era that immediately preceded it, are a unique window in time; it is one that we will not likely see again. Post-war USA was a place where people wanted to move on from the horrors of conflict, to embrace an era of peace, and to pursue, well, all sorts of things. A whole generation was entering a new prosperity, with home ownership on the rise, gainful employment increasing, the building of suburbs, and a new interstate system connecting everyone. That all helped increase our dependence upon, and in turn, deepen our love affair with the automobile. It started in the 1950s, when automakers realized that if they made their cars more powerful than brand X and won races on the weekends as well, sales would follow those victories into the dealership. Not everybody was enamored with all this new-found performance, however, and throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, a struggle developed between building faster automobiles and appearing responsible and promoting the cause of safety. This led to racing participation on an all-out corporate level, followed by voluntary self-imposed and publicized bans, back-door cheating on said bans, and then investing in performance again. A byproduct of all this activity was some really fascinating and exciting cars. It began with standard-chassis cars growing bigger and including more powerful engines. Then they graduated to being lighter, putting big engines into mid-size chassis (muscle cars), and building race cars that barely resembled anything on the street. Detroit Muscle: Factory Lightweights and Purpose-Built Muscle Cars follows the evolution of the fastest, most powerful, and exciting vehicles of the era, in both drag racing and NASCAR. From early Hudson Hornets, to the birth of the Hemi, to aluminum and fiberglass panel sedans, to lightweight special-order muscle cars ready to race from the factory. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Zwischen ihnen

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446257861

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Mit siebzehn verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Ford-Augen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben in den Südstaaten der USA – Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, ungezählte Meilen, Cocktails, Hotelzimmer: New Orleans, Texarcana, Memphis. Die Geborgenheit, die es in ihrer Welt, dem Amerika der frühen Ford-Romane, nicht gibt, finden sie beieinander. Dann kommt ein einziges spätes Kind zur Welt – und alles ändert sich. "Zwischen ihnen" ist Richard Fords intimstes Buch: ein literarisches Memoir über seine Eltern und ein atmosphärisches Porträt des Lebens in den USA Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Warum tötest du, Zaid?

Author: Jürgen Todenhöfer

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641061814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

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Die erschütternde Geschichte des 22-jährigen Irakers Zaid, der vom Studenten zum Widerstandskämpfer gegen die US-Streitkräfte wurde Jürgen Todenhöfer traf Menschen im Irak, über die wir kaum etwas wissen: Menschen wie den jungen Zaid, der in seinem Leben vor allem Not und Krieg kennengelernt hat. In bewegenden Worten erzählt er seine Geschichte, wie er und seine Mitstreiter sowohl gegen die alliierten Besatzungstruppen als auch gegen den Terror von Al Qaida im eigenen Land kämpfen. Im Krieg hat er fast alles verloren. Seine Brüder wurden von GI’s erschossen. Dann schloss sich der junge Student einer Widerstandsgruppe an und hat selbst Menschen getötet. Jürgen Todenhöfer zeichnet ein lebendiges, authentisches Bild des Irak und der islamischen Welt wie wir es aus der Berichterstattung nicht kennen.

Kommt ein Pferd in die Bar

Roman

Author: David Grossman

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446251898

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Für eine gute Pointe gab Dovele schon immer alles. Als Kind lief er oft auf den Händen. Er tat das, um seine Mutter zum Lachen zu bringen und damit ihm keiner ins Gesicht schlug. Heute steht er ein letztes Mal in einer Kleinstadt in Israel auf der Bühne. Er hat seinen Jugendfreund, einen pensionierten Richter, eingeladen. Im Laufe des Abends erzählt der Comedian zwischen vielen Witzen eine tragische Geschichte aus seiner Jugend. Es geht um Freundschaft und Familie, Liebe, Verrat und eine sehr persönliche Abrechnung auf dem Weg zu einer Beerdigung. Dem Kleinstadtpublikum ist das Lachen vergangen. Den Leser hält David Grossman mit diesem grandiosen Roman bis zur letzten Zeile gefangen.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Author: Martin Geck

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364451691X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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Rowohlt E-Book Monographie Johann Sebastian Bach, der große schwierige Einzelgänger, bot lange genug Stoff für Mythen. Allmählich nimmt sein Bild deutliche Züge an: Bach bedient einerseits die gängigen Gattungen seiner Zeit wie Orgelchoral, Konzert, Kantate und Passion, andererseits ist er von einem autonomen Selbstwillen beseelt, dem alle Bereiche seines Komponierens unterworfen sind. In dieser kurzen Biographie erfährt der Leser alles Wichtige über Leben und Werk des großen Musikers. Das Bildmaterial der Printausgabe ist in diesem E-Book nicht enthalten.

Ferdinand Hodler

Catalogue raisonné der Gemälde

Author: Ferdinand Hodler,Oskar Bätschmann,Paul Müller,Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 261

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