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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory...
by A. J. Baime

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

June 17, 2010

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The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them.<i>Go Like Hell </i>tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. <i>Go Like Hell </i>transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.
Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems (Automotiv...
by , Nader Javani

Language

English

Pages

459

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<p><i>Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems </i>provides a thorough examination of various conventional and cutting edge electric vehicle (EV) battery thermal management systems (including phase change material) that are currently used in the industry as well as being proposed for future EV batteries. It covers how to select the right thermal management design, configuration and parameters for the users’ battery chemistry, applications and operating conditions, and provides guidance on the setup, instrumentation and operation of their thermal management systems (TMS) in the most efficient and effective manner. </p> <p>This book provides the reader with the necessary information to develop a capable battery TMS that can keep the cells operating within the ideal operating temperature ranges and uniformities, while minimizing the associated energy consumption, cost and environmental impact. The procedures used are explained step-by-step, and generic and widely used parameters are utilized as much as possible to enable the reader to incorporate the conducted analyses to the systems they are working on. Also included are comprehensive thermodynamic modelling and analyses of TMSs as well as databanks of component costs and environmental impacts, which can be useful for providing new ideas on improving vehicle designs.</p> <p>Key features:</p> <ul> <li>Discusses traditional and cutting edge technologies as well as research directions</li> <li>Covers thermal management systems and their selection for different vehicles and applications</li> <li>Includes case studies and practical examples from the industry</li> <li>Covers thermodynamic analyses and assessment methods, including those based on energy and exergy, as well as exergoeconomic, exergoenvironmental and enviroeconomic techniques</li> <li>Accompanied by a website hosting codes, models, and economic and environmental databases as well as various related information</li> </ul> <p><i>Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems</i> is a unique book on electric vehicle thermal management systems for researchers and practitioners in industry, and is also a suitable textbook for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses.</p>
The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't K...
by Karen Gravelle

Language

English

Pages

177

Publication Date

July 15, 2009

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<br />Even after taking Driver's Ed and passing that dreaded road test, there are so many things new drivers need to learn about the practical aspects of driving that will only come from experience.<br /><br /><br /> <br />Handing over the keys is a traumatic rite of passage for parents, and they will sleep better knowing that <i>The Driving Book</i> is in their teens' glove compartments. Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire to negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, Karen Gravelle helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory-on the road and at home.
Return to Glory: The Story of Ford's Revival and Victory at the T...
by Matthew DeBord

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b>“This page-turning combination of business book and adventure saga tells the tale of the Ford Motor Company’s” 2016 triumph at Le Mans (<i>The New York Times</i>, “10 New Books We Recommend This Week”).</b><br />  <br /> At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled a new car—and the automotive world lost its collective mind. This wasn’t some new Explorer or Focus. Onto the stage rolled a carbon-fiber GT powered by a six-cylinder Ecoboost engine that churned out over 600 horsepower. It was sexy and jaw dropping, but, more than that, it was a callback to the legendary Ford GT40 Mk IIs that stuck it to Ferrari and finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966. Detroit was back, and Ford was going back to Le Mans.<br />  <br /> Matthew DeBord, a veteran auto industry journalist, tells the incredible story of Ford’s resurgence in <i>Return to Glory</i>. A decade ago, CEO Alan Mulally took over the iconic company and, thanks to his “One Ford” plan, helped it weather the financial crisis without a government bailout. DeBord revisits the story of the 1960s, details the creation of the new GT, and follows the team through the racing season—from Daytona to Sebring and Laguna Seca in Monterey.<br />  <br /> Finally, DeBord joins the Ford team in Le Mans in June 2016. This fabled twenty-four-hour endurance race is designed to break cars and drivers, and it was at Le Mans, fifty years after the company’s greatest triumph, that Ford’s comeback was put to the ultimate test.
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
by Finn Murphy

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p>A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.</p><br /><p>More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.</p><br /><p>In <em>The Long Haul</em>, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings.</p><br /><p>Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. <em>The Long Haul</em> is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.”</p><br /><p>Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live.</p><br /><p>Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, <em>The Long Haul</em> is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.</p>
Total Control:High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edit...
by Lee Parks

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
Ford versus Ferrari: The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966
by John Starkey

Language

English

Pages

155

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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What happened when America's richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head-to-head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid ‘60s? This is the story of an unstoppable force coming up against the stubbornness of an immovable object – that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced fewer than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasn’t going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company. The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world … and one in particular: Le Mans ‘66.<br /><br />eBook ISBN: 978-1-787116-18-4 (9781787116184)<br />Print ISBN: 9781787115729 (9781787115729)
Cobra: The Real Thing!
by Trevor Legate

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English

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Publication Date

October 04, 2015

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The extraordinary marriage of a classic British AC Ace sportscar to a large capacity American V8 engine was the idea of America's larger than life Carroll Shelby. Called the Cobra, the resulting car had shattering performance allied to timeless beauty and has become a motoring icon. Originals have become hugely valuable, replica abound and, today, the Cobra is once more in production. Out of print for 10 years, here is the original and best Cobra history in fully updated and beautifully produced form. A lasting tribute to one of the world's greatest cars.
John Gary Anderson and his Maverick Motor Company: The Rise and F...
by J. Edward Lee

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

February 27, 2007

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To John Gary Anderson, a well-designed, well-made, well-marketed car would speed to the head of the pack, leaving the bewildered competition in its dust. John Gary Anderson?the hungry visionary who founded the Anderson Car Company and attempted to revitalize Rock Hill, South Carolina, as the automobile capital of the country - never forgot where he came from and never lost sight of where he wanted to go. Born into poverty during the Civil War, Anderson's industrial ingenuity and drive would come to symbolize the New South, and his devotion to the economic livelihood of his home would not be forgotten. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Anderson was poised for unstoppable success in the new automobile industry - until it all came crashing down.
Amazon Echo Auto - The Complete User Guide - Learn to Use Your Ec...
by CJ Andersen

Language

English

Pages

103

Publication Date

November 11, 2019

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<h2>UPDATED FOR 2020</h2><br />This is the complete, up to date Amazon Echo Auto user guide from Tech Ace CJ Andersen that will show you how to use your new Echo Auto like a pro.<br /><br />This guide covers every aspect of your new Echo Auto and its AI software Alexa including:<br /><br />Echo Setup <br />Alexa App Basics<br />Watching Amazon Video <br />Watching Movie Trailers <br />Controlling Fire TV <br />Controlling Dish TV <br />Listening to Music<br />Listening to Audio Books<br />Shopping Lists & To-do Lists<br />Reminders, Alarms & Timers <br />Alexa Skills <br />Smart Home Devices<br />Asking Questions <br />Check and Manage Your Calendar <br />Find Local Businesses and Restaurants<br />Find Traffic Information <br />Weather Information <br />Go to the Movies <br />Hear the News <br />Sports<br />Shop Amazon <br />Calls and Messaging <br />And all other Echo Settings

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