'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon HillThe world’s foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian’s unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he’s been involved.A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian’s thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form – he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna’s death during his time at Williams in 1994.Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian’s remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling – its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 11/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes displays exciting vehicles that float, fly or speed across the land, including the record breakers - the fastest, largest, longest and costliest modes of transportation ever to zoom, sail or soar. Explore over 1,000 different vehicles and discover fun facts and figures. This kid's encyclopedia is the fastest route to learning about the entire history of all modern modes of transportation, from the first wheel to the latest hybrids.Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes is the perfect gift for young transport enthusiasts, who are revved up and ready to read.
Published by: DK Children | Publication date: 09/01/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
When I'm in power there are going to be some changes around here, I can tell you. May's Britain is going to be a better place to live. Top Gear’s James May is back with his hilarious and controversial opinions on . . . just about everything.As well as writing about his first love, cars, James has a go at political correctness, the endless rules and regulations of daily life, the internal combustion engine and traffic wardens. He discusses gastropubs, Jeremy Clarkson and other trials of modern life.His highly entertaining observations from behind the wheel will have you laughing out loud, whether you share his opinions, or not.Car Fever is an indispensable guide to life for the modern driver.
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton | Publication date: 08/20/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Fully illustrated throughout, The Supercar Book is a sumptuously designed guide full of everything you could ever want to know about the best supercars on the planet.From number-one bestselling author Martin Roach, The Supercar Book is a must-have for all boys and their dads (plus petrol-head girls and mums!) interested in fast cars.With an introduction from F1 racing legend David Coulthard, as well as contributions from the biggest names in the field, this tour de force starts with the iconic 1954 Mercedes Gullwing and races through each respective decade of supercar history, showcasing the very best and most important vehicles in this scintillating species. Featuring the landmark 10 game-changers that have defined the genre and highlighting dozens and dozens of supreme supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Pagani, McLaren and Porsche, get ready to be blown away by the beauty and power of these incredible vehicles.With a pre-history of the genre plus an excursion into American muscle cars, this comprehensive book takes us underneath the bonnets and peels back the bodywork of these mind-blowing machines, as well as exploring how supercar technology has affected everyday cars.The Supercar Book is a tour de force of the fastest, the most powerful and the most drop-dead gorgeous vehicles in supercar history. Jam-packed with almost 200 full-colour photographs, awe-inspiring statistics and exclusive interviews with supercar experts, and featuring every landmark star of the genre, this book is the ultimate guide for every supercar fanatic.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 09/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on our roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers’ hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars.
Published by: Summersdale Publishers Ltd | Publication date: 10/11/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Inspector Chopra and the Million-Dollar Motor Car: A Baby Ganesh Agency short story (Quick Reads 2018)
An enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency short story: a million-dollar car is missing. Chopra has two days to find it, or the gangster who bought it will not be happy. The Premier No.1 Garage is the place to go in Mumbai if you want a luxury car. Even Mumbai's biggest gangster shops there - he's just ordered a classic race car worth millions. But now the car is gone. Stolen from a locked room, in the middle of the night. Who stole it? The mechanic who is addicted to gambling? The angry ex-worker? The car thief pulling off one last job? And how on earth did they make it vanish from the locked garage? Inspector Chopra has just days to find the culprit - and the missing car - before its gangster owner finds out ... and takes violent revenge.
Published by: Mulholland Books | Publication date: 02/01/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages
What Are The Fastest Cars in the World? All children love looking at cars. But do they know which cars are the fastest?In “27 Fastest Cars in the World” your child will get a fascinating, fact-based guide that is filled with eye-catching photographs and information on super fast cars that can be found all over the world!Each of these 27 outlines contain a Supercar photograph with a caption and detailed facts. Not only will kids learn about each car and how fast it goes, he or she will also get fun facts that will make it easy to remember every car!The car pictures included in this volume come are professional quality. They are crisp and clear on both the black & white Kindle as well as the full color Kindle.Children of all ages (and grownups too!) will love the answers to these Supercar-specific questions:Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
- How Does the Corvette Stingray Keep Cool When Driving at Top Speeds?
- Which Supercar Has Been Featured in Many Popular Video Games, Movies and Cartoons?
- How Is the Winged Spoiler on the Ford GT Used to Help Slow It Down When Racing?
- Which Car Can Remove Its Entire Roof?
- Which Car Can Drive Upside Down?
- Which Supercar Has Raced All Over the World?
- What is the Top Speed of The Fastest Car in the World?
- Which Racer is Made of the Same Materials as The Space Shuttle?
- Want to Learn More about the 27 FASTEST Cars in the World?
Publication date: 07/07/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 34 pages
Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions. In 2017, he was appointed F1's managing director, motor sports, by the sport's new owners Liberty Media. Now, in this fascinating book written with Adam Parr (who was CEO and then chairman of Williams for five years), he looks back over his career and methods to assess how he did it, and where occasionally he got things wrong. Total Competition is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport. In the book, Brawn and Parr explore the unique pressures of Formula One, their battles with Bernie Ecclestone, and the cut-throat world they inhabited, where coming second is never good enough. This book will appeal not only to the millions of Formula One fans who want to understand how Brawn operates, it will also provide many lessons in how to achieve your own business goals. 'A must-have insight into the awe-inspiring career of a true motor racing great' Daily Express
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK | Publication date: 11/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Fenella Woods is nervous but eager to start driving lessons on the Isle of Man. Having never driven a manual transmission before, she quickly finds herself struggling with having to change gears with her left hand while sitting on what feels like the wrong side of the car and driving on what seems to be the wrong side of the road.Her friendship with CID Inspector Daniel Robinson is less stressful. He’s going through some cold cases and he asks her to share her thoughts. Daniel seems to think that she’ll have a different perspective on the investigations because she doesn’t know any of the people involved. He’s surprised to find that the first case he mentions, a missing person from thirty years earlier, involves Fenella’s new driving instructor.Fenella’s aunt Mona, who is either a ghost or a figment of Fenella’s imagination, has her own ideas about both the missing person and an unconnected thirty-year-old murder investigation that Daniel is also reopening. And of course, she’s eager for Fenella to get involved in both cases.Fenella isn’t sure she’s ready to try to deal with driving lessons, two cold cases, one nosy aunt, a kitten who needs surgery, and three different men who all appeal to her in very different ways. She knew her life was going to change when she moved to the Isle of Man, but she wasn’t anticipating quite this much excitement.
Publication date: 05/19/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Discover Series Books for Babies & Toddlers Time to take a drive! Featuring full-color photographs of cars, buses, trucks and more, CARS is ideal for children who love seeing things that go. Each page features a brilliantly photographed image along with a title so the next time your four-year-old is debating the merits of SUVs versus Jeeps, you can join in the fun! Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and ideas to kids Find More Great Options for Kindle Kids Books! Xist Publishing Children's Books Choose from over 180 illustrated children's books!
Published by: Xist Publishing | Publication date: 04/15/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages