Drag Racing Gassers Photo Archive

Author: Lou Hart

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881880

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 1239


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

View: 1575


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

View: 7632


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

View: 9845


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

View: 2192


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}

Digitale Bildverarbeitung

Eine Einführung mit Java und ImageJ

Author: Wilhelm Burger,Mark James Burge

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 354027653X

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 7030


Die Autoren geben eine fundierte Einführung in die wichtigsten Methoden der digitalen Bildverarbeitung. Dabei steht die praktische Anwendbarkeit im Vordergrund, formale und mathematische Aspekte sind auf das Wesentliche reduziert, ohne dabei auf eine präzise und konsistente Vorgehensweise zu verzichten. Der Text eignet sich für technisch orientierte Studiengänge ab dem 3.Semester und basiert auf der mehrjährigen Lehrerfahrung der Autoren zu diesem Thema. Der Einsatz in der Lehre wird durch zahlreiche praktische Übungsaufgaben unterstützt. Das Buch eignet sich auch als detaillierte Referenz für Praktiker und Anwender gängiger Verfahren der digitalen Bildverarbeitung, z.B. in der Medizin, der Materialprüfung, der Robotik oder der Medientechnik. Softwareseitig basiert das Buch auf der in Java implementierten und frei verfügbaren Bildverarbeitungsumgebung ImageJ.

André Kertész

Author: Michel Frizot,Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775726306

Category: Modernism (Art)

Page: 359

View: 9527


With his very personal images, Hungarian photographer André Kertész (1894|1985) skillfully succeeded in capturing the fleeting, emotional moments in his environment. His works had a pronounced influence on artistic photography in the mid-twentieth century and on artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and Brassaï. Three important periods mark his oeuvre: Budapest, 1914|25; Paris, 1925|36; and New York, 1936|85. While this first retrospective deals with all phases of Kertész|s career, it sheds particular light on his work for magazines, his Distortions|photographs of nude models taken with mirrors from unusual perspectives|and the Polaroids, a series shot from the window of his home that features fascinating images of personal objects against the skyline of New York.

Der Kater mit Hut

Author: Dr. Seuss,Theodor Seuss Geisel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240789

Category: Bilderbuch

Page: 75

View: 7249


Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.

Terror auf Stiles Island

Ein Fall für Jesse Stone

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Pendragon Verlag

ISBN: 3865323634

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 9274


Jesse Stone, der Cop aus Los Angeles, hat in der beschaulichen Kleinstadt Paradise in Massachusetts ein neues Zuhause gefunden. Aber noch immer trinkt er zu viel und denkt zu oft an seine Exfrau, die plötzlich in der Stadt auftaucht und als neue Wetterfee für den lokalen Fernsehsender arbeitet. Während Stone eine kurze Affäre mit einer Immobilienmaklerin hat und sich auch schlecht von der attraktiven Staatsanwältin lösen kann, ahnt er nicht, dass eine Gangsterbande einen raffinierten wie hinterhältigen Plan schmiedet. Das Ziel sind die Reichen und Schönen auf Stiles Island. Doch da haben sie die Rechnung ohne Jesse Stone gemacht.


Eine Tragödie

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843032939

Category: Drama

Page: 124

View: 418


William Shakespeare: Othello Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland (1766). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 8, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 4, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lovis Corinth, Othello, 1884. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Wächter und Wölfe - Das Erwachen der Roten Götter


Author: Anna Stephens

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364120917X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8948


In der Fremde fand sie Freiheit, doch das Gefühl ist trügerisch ... Alles begann mit ihrer Flucht. Rillirin war eine Sklavin und den Launen ihres Besitzers hilflos ausgeliefert gewesen. In ihrer neuen Heimat sollte alles besser werden. Aber dann brach der Krieg aus, und der brachte schon immer das Beste und das Schlimmste in den Menschen zum Vorschein. Nun muss Rillirin über sich hinauswachsen, wenn sie nicht erneut zum Spielball derjenigen werden will, die vermeintlich stärker sind als sie. Doch ausgerechnet der Mann, der sie als Erster unterstützen sollte, ist der schlimmste von allen – ihr eigener Bruder.


Author: Jean Baptiste Molière,Jean Baptiste Poquelin De Moliere

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783842492097


Page: 96

View: 9483


Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. tredition veröffentlicht mit den TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus zwei Jahrtausenden, die zu einem Großteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich sind, wieder als gedruckte Bücher. Mit den TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, 100.000 Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bücher in den Buchhandel zu bringen - und das weltweit! Die Inhalte für die Buchreihe erhält tredition von größtenteils gemeinnützigen Literaturprojekten, deren Arbeit finanziell aus Buchverkäufen unterstützt wird.