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American Speed: from Dirt Tracks to Indy to NASCAR
Andretti, Mario (Introduction by) ; Gordon, Jeff (Afterword by)
12.88 USD
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The New Beetle
Delorenzo, Matt
7.82 USD
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In the Tracks of the Last Steam Trains
Le Tourneur D'Ison, Cyril
11.04 USD
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1 Andretti, Mario (Introduction by) ; Gordon, Jeff (Afterword by) American Speed: from Dirt Tracks to Indy to NASCAR
1931933197 / 9781931933193; Nothing in the world of sports even comes close to the excitement, color, drama and sheer speed of auto racing. For more than a century it has amazed fans, and every year Americans venture forth to see, hear, and feel a dazzling display of grit, guts and glory that is auto racing. In this book, the editors have combined rare photographs and vivid writing to capture the entire panorama of racing, from the wild and woolly early days to the bigger-than-life, modern-day heroes, from the emergence of the Indy 500 has the world's greatest single race to the unparalleled impact of NASCAR. It's all here, the pioneers and bootleggers, the early potholes and the pit stops, the legendary speed merchants and the great families whose generations have left their mark. American Speed - the fabulous thrills and spills of racing as you've never seen them before! 128 pages, black & white and color photographs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Life Books/Time Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, 
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002989; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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2 Delorenzo, Matt The New Beetle
0760306443 / 9780760306444; One of the Enthusiast Color Series. Volkswagen's New Beetle was the star of the 1998 Detroit Car Show and is fast becoming the most identifiable car on the road - again! This fascinating, full-color book includes: The Beetle legend and Volkswagen's hesitation to produce a new Beetle; the development and unprecedented receiption of Concept 1; Family resemblances of the Golf, Polo, and New Beetle; full details on how the New Beetle's curves and lines conceal a thoroughly modern automobile; the new Beetlemania; specifications, technical notes, options, and featured equipment data. This is definitely the book for a Beetle-lover (the car) ! 95 pages including an index. Illustrated in full color. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Motorbooks Intl
Osceola, Wisconsin, U. S. A., 1998, 
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


002856; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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3 Gordon, S. P. TRAINS: an Illustrated History of Locomotive Development
0904644197 / 9780904644197; This book contains the history of locomotive development from the very first steam engine experiments of Stephenson to the advanced passenger trains of today. It is superbly illustrated with contemporary pictures and color photographs. The great steam era, the underground story, and the magnificent royal carriages and station buildings of the last 100 years are given special emphasis. Contains 250 illustrations in color and black and white. 192 pages including an index. The green binding has light wear at the corners and spine ends. There is a 1 1/2" scratch on the front cover, which is light, and two spots near the bottom, also light. The back cover has a bit of additional wear at the bottom 1" near the spine. The first free end paper was apparently stuck to the inside front cover, leaving two white areas on the ffep side, one 1 1/2", one a bit more than 1 1/2". Also white spots were left when parted on the inside cover; they are about the same size or slightly smaller than the ffep. The jacket lines up with the picture on the inside covers; price not clipped. The jacket has light wear at the corners. The top spine is a bit more worn with a tiny tear. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Cathay Books
London, WI, 1976, 
Hardcover
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001861; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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4 Le Tourneur D'Ison, Cyril In the Tracks of the Last Steam Trains
1844300277 / 9781844300273; NEW - In the dawn of the Millennium, one of the most powerful symbols of the Industrial Revolution, the Steam Train, is disappearing from the face of the world. The photographic record of 8 separate journeys in this book took over 3 years to compile. The photographs, over 200, were especially commissioned and appear here for the first time. This is a unique record of those lines where steam is still king, including The Lumberjack Train of Romania, The Trans Manchurian Trains of China, and The Last Working Steam Train in Europe. 192 pages, profusely illustrated in color and black & white. The cover is blue cloth. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Hachette Illustrated UK
London, 2003, 
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002257; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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5 Miller, Allan W. Model Railroad Resources: a Where-To-Find-It Guide for the Hobbyist
0873418875 / 9780873418874; This all-new comprehensive directory lists thousands of sources and resources for model railroaders in all of the popular scales! Included are: Major manufacturers, After-Market manufacturers and suppliers, Retailers and hobby shops, Associations and clubs, Magazines and periodicals, Relevant web sites, and Reference books and price guides. It's the one directory every model railroader needs! 189 pages including a glossary and several pages for your own notes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Krause Pubns Inc
Iola, Wisconsin, U. S. A., 2000, 
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001946; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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6 Rayner, Jay Star Dust Falling : the Story of the Plane That Vanished
0143013491 / 9780143013495; NEW - In August 1947 in the High Andes, one of the earliest long-haul passanger aircrafts, called the Star Dust, disappeared en route to Santiago, Chile. It left behind only questions: Was it sabotage? Was there a hoard of gold on board? What was the meaning of the radio operator's mysterious final message before the airwaves fell silent? Only with the discovery of the wreckage in January, 2000 could those questions at last begin to be answered. In this fascinating and compelling account, Jay Rayner recreates the events surrounding the loss of Star Dust and its discovery fifty years later, piecing together the lives of the characters involved. Combining the glamour of the early days of long-haul flight with solving one of aviations greatest mysteries, Star Dust Falling is an exhilirating and moving read. 261 pages including 8 pages of photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Penguin Books Canada, Limited
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002200; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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High Horizons Daredevil Flying Postmen to Modern Magic Carpet - the United Air Lines Story, Taylor, Frank J.
7 Taylor, Frank J. High Horizons Daredevil Flying Postmen to Modern Magic Carpet - the United Air Lines Story
This book traces the development of the United Air Lines system, and gives you a clear picture of the fabulous first quarter century of the nation's air transport industry. The amazing growth of air travel is seen from the adventurous days of the barnstorming, hedgehopping pilots who flew "by the seat of their pants" to today's deluxe pressurized airliners. Typifying the whole saga of air transport's spectacular growth both in this country and around the globe, High Horizons is a colorful, absorbing story for all who are interested in the past and future of air travel. Includes 64 pages of photographs. This book includes a silver gift note to employees on the airline's 25th anniversary. The blue cloth binding with silver lettering is fine. The end papers are illustrated with planes and a map of destinations. The jacket has light wear on the corners and spine top. The jacket is in a protective cover. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages
McGraw Hill Publishing
New York, 1951, 
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Unknown; 
004356; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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8 Taylor, Frank J. High Horizons Daredevil Flying Postmen to Modern Magic Carpet - the United Air Lines Story
This book traces the development of the United Air Lines system, and gives you a clear picture of the fabulous first quarter century of the nation's air transport industry. The amazing growth of air travel is seen from the adventurous days of the barnstorming, hedgehopping pilots who flew "by the seat of their pants" to today's deluxe pressurized airliners. Typifying the whole saga of air transport's spectacular growth both in this country and around the globe, High Horizons is a colorful, absorbing story for all who are interested in the past and future of air travel. Includes 64 pages of photographs. This book includes a silver gift note to employees on the airline's 25th anniversary. The blue cloth binding with silver lettering is fine. The end papers are illustrated with planes and a map of destinations. The jacket has light wear on the corners and spine top. The jacket is in a protective cover. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages
McGraw Hill Publishing
New York, 1951, 
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Unknown; 
4356; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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