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British Woodies

Author : Colin Peck
ISBN : 9781845841690
Genre : Transportation
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The book focuses on how and why Woodies were first used in the UK and then takes an in-depth look at the how the concept evolved from being a sporting vehicle into a utility vehicle – in essence the original SUV. The book also looks at why some vehicles were built as Woodies from new, while others were re-bodied as Woodies in later life. It also looks at the companies, both large and small, which built Woodies and the reasons why demand peaked in the immediate post-war years and then faded away.

A Life Awheel

Author : Richard Skelton
ISBN : 9781845849375
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in Shropshire soon after the end of the First World War, venerable motoring writer W de Forte has driven everything from his grandfather's first Daimler, to modern-day supercars … ridden everything from vertiginous Victorian penny farthings, to high velocity twenty-first century superbikes … travelled everywhere from the permafrost of the Arctic Circle to the baking sands of the Baja Peninsula … and met everyone from Tazio Nuvolari to Valentino Rossi. W de Forte enjoyed an eventful career as a top-level journalist, spanning 75 years, during which time he tested many thousands of cars and reported on countless automotive events around the world. This made him uniquely qualified to comment on all aspects of classic and vintage motoring and motorcycling. Relatively undimmed by age and ague, even in his 90s, de Forte had no plans to retire, but, in early 2011, a high-speed prang while testing a wayward Rudge Ulster at a racing circuit in Belgium brought him up with a jolt, both literally and metaphorically. After recuperating in hospital, he settled down to write his long-awaited and much requested autobiography. This unique and insightful book is the result. Packed with fascinating stories about classic cars and motorcycles, A Life Awheel – the ‘Auto’ Biography of W de Forte is an account of an extraordinary motoring life, and the story of motoring in the 20th century.

The Rise Of Jaguar

Author : Barrie Price
ISBN : 9781904788270
Genre : Transportation
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A serious in-depth study of the growth of SS Cars Limited during the world's worst economic depression and the metamorphosis of SS into Jaguar. Many hither-too unknown facts disclosed and the work is copiously illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs.

The Last Real Austins 1946 1959

Author : Colin Peck
ISBN : 9781845848323
Genre : Transportation
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This book chronicles how Austin overcame the tough austerity period immediately after WWII and went on to design a comprehensive range of cars, sports cars, limousines, taxicabs, off-roaders, military vehicles, vans and trucks that has never been equalled by one single manufacturer. In the immediate post-war years its modern and innovative range of cars, trucks and vans were forced to take on world markets as a result of the British Government’s “Export or die” mandate to help pay off massive war debts. At its peak, Austin was required to export 75% of production, resulting in long waiting lists for new vehicles on the home market. As a result, many of its impressive range of modern vehicles were to find customers in the four corners of the world, helping to establish Austin as one of the world’s best known auto makers at the time. This book chronicles each model and focuses on how and where it was used and received, and is illustrated with rare archive material and stunning new colour photography which will be appreciated by enthusiasts and restorers alike.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722678
Genre : English literature
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Woody Plants Of Maryland

Author : Russell G. Brown
ISBN : PSU:000029048823
Genre : Shrubs
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Woody Plant Growth In A Changing Chemical And Physical Environment

Author : Denis P. Lavender
ISBN : MINN:31951P00126149W
Genre : Woody plants
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From Africa To Afrocentric Innovations Some Call Jazz 1920 1950 Chapters 5 8

Author : Karlton E. Hester
ISBN : UCSC:32106015113357
Genre : African Americans
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Lied Und Popul Re Kultur

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ISBN : UOM:39015057464813
Genre : Folk music
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Performing Music In The Age Of Recording

Author : Robert Philip
ISBN : 9780300161526
Genre : MUSIC
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Listeners have enjoyed classical music recordings for more than a century, yet important issues about recorded performances have been little explored. What is the relationship between performance and recording? How are modern audiences affected by the trends set in motion by the recording era? What is the impact of recordings on the lives of musicians? In this wide-ranging book, Robert Philip extends the scope of his earlier pioneering book, "Early Recordings and Musical Style: Changing Tastes in Instrumental Performance 1900-1950." Philip here considers the interaction between music-making and recording throughout the entire twentieth century. The author compares the lives of musicians and audiences in the years before recordings with those of today. He examines such diverse and sometimes contentious topics as changing attitudes toward freedom of expression, the authority of recordings made by or approved by composers, the globalization of performing styles, and the rise of the period instrument movement. Philip concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of the future of classical music performance.

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