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Carroll Shelby

Author: Rinsey Mills
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760340561
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When Ford wanted to add some spice to its newly introduced Mustang pony car, it turned to former racer Carroll Shelby. The resulting cars proved to be the definitive performance Mustangs of the muscle-car era. The choice made sense. Shelby had proven himself a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack, in the tuning shop, and in the auto industry. By the time Ford hired Shelby to create a racer from its Mustang, the man was already an automotive legend. Early in his career, Shelby’s accomplishments as a racecar driver included breaking land speed records at Bonneville and winning Le Mans in 1959 with teammate Roy Salvadori. As a team manager, Carroll was part of the FIA World Grand Touring Championship as well as the Ford GT victories at Le Mans. When his health forced him to give up racing in 1960, Carroll turned his attention to design. He had a vision of a racecar made from a lightweight European chassis with American V-8 power. The result is what is considered to be perhaps the greatest sports car and one of the fastest road cars ever constructed: the Shelby Cobra. The aluminum-bodied 289 and 427 Cobra models and the subsequent Shelby Mustangs made Shelby a household name in the 1960s. Shelby continues to impact the world of racing and automobile design. His charisma, vision, and ability to know the best person for the job have made him a master organizer and team leader able to produce consistently impressive results. Even today, Ford’s premier Mustang carries the Shelby name and iconic snake logo. This book is the complete, authorized biography of Carroll Shelby including images from Shelby's personal collection. It's the story every enthusiast has always wanted to read. Shelby website: www.shelbyautos.com

Gute Geister

Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641059402
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Nur wer Grenzen überschreitet, kann die Welt verändern Jackson, Mississippi, 1962: Die junge Skeeter ist frustriert. Nach dem Studium verbringt sie die Tage auf der elterlichen Baumwollfarm, als einzige ihrer Freundinnen ohne einen Ring am Finger. Sehr zum Missfallen der Mutter. Doch der Mann, mit dem ihre Freundinnen sie verkuppeln wollen, ist ein hochnäsiger Snob. Und dann ist auch noch ihr schwarzes Kindermädchen, bei dem sie stets Trost fand, spurlos verschwunden. Skeeter wünscht sich nur eins: Sie will weg aus dem engen Jackson und als Journalistin in New York leben. Und um diesem Ziel näher zu kommen, verbündet sie sich mit zwei Dienstmädchen, die ebenso unzufrieden sind wie sie: Aibileen zieht inzwischen das siebzehnte weiße Kind auf. Doch nach dem Unfalltod ihres einzigen Sohnes ist etwas in ihr zerbrochen. Und Minny ist auf der Suche nach einer neuen Stelle. Sie ist bekannt für ihre Kochkünste, aber sie ist auch gefürchtet: Denn Minny trägt das Herz auf der Zunge. Und gemeinsam beschließen die drei außergewöhnlichen Frauen, gegen die Konventionen ihrer Zeit zu verstoßen und etwas zu wagen. Denn sie alle haben das Gefühl zu ersticken und wollen etwas verändern – in ihrer Stadt und in ihrem eigenen Leben.

Ford Gt

Author: Preston Lerner
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760347875
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford's iconic 1966 victory and get the detailed back story leading to that historic win--including the parts played by Enzo Ferrari, Henry Ford II, and Carroll Shelby.

Black Noon The Year They Stopped The Indy 500

Author: Art Garner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250017785
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Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.

Ford Mustang

Author: Donald Farr
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760352143
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Come along on Mustang's wild ride to automotive success. In the early 1960s, Lee Iacocca - then director of the Ford division at Ford Motor Company - convinced Henry Ford II to produce a sporty four-seat car aimed at the emerging youth market. That car, essentially a reconfigured and re-skinned Falcon economy car, became the Ford Mustang, and it changed the automotive world like no other car before or since. In Ford Mustang: America's Original Pony Car, acclaimed Mustang writer Donald Farr celebrates this unbroken lineage of muscle. He chronicles the car's phenomenal first-year sales, the new pony car category it pioneered, and subsequent models that include the Mustang GT, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT500, Super Cobra Jet, Boss 302, and Boss 429 - all part of a line of American performance cars that continues to this day. Created in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and featuring some 400 photos from its historic and media archives, Ford Mustang is a must on the bookshelf of any muscle car or Ford aficionado.

Maserati 250f In Focus

Author: Anthony Pritchard
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845845633
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The Maserati 250F raced against Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Vanwall for Grand Prix supremacy during the 2500cc Grand Prix Formula years of ’54-’60. Period photographs, including contributions from Tom March, are presented, along with engine cutaways, drawings, technical descriptions, and the chassis and race numbers of every 250F to have competed during this period. Stories from leading drivers who raced the 250F, including Sir Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio, and Mike Hawthorn, along with Anthony Pritchard’s lively text, helps bring the racing story of this iconic model back to life.

Am Ende Das Leben

Author: Jason Mott
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959679807
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"Unglaublich lesenswert!" The Times "Es bringt einen dazu, sich zu fragen, was es heißt, ein Mensch zu sein und was man selbst in vergleichbarer Situation tun würde." The Sun "Faszinierend und fesselnd." People "Poetisch, nachdenklich und aufwühlend ... Mott reflektiert wieder eindringlich, wie die wirkliche Welt wohl reagieren würde, wenn das Unmögliche geschieht." Kirkus Review "Es gibt einen Namen für dieses Gefühl, Macon: Kindheit. Und wenn sie vorbei ist, ist sie vorbei. Und die Vorstellung, dass die Welt ein magischer Ort ist, verschwindet mit ihr. In jenem Moment wirst du erwachsen und verlierst deine Fähigkeit, das Wunderbare in all den Dingen zu sehen. Von da an siehst du nur noch, wie sich alles seinem Ende nähert." Während einer Flugschau im idyllischen Stone Temple stürzt eine Propellermaschine ab. Der beste Freund der 13-jährigen Ava, Wash, wird schwer verletzt. Alle rechnen damit, dass der Junge stirbt. Doch dann legt Ava ihre Hände auf seine Brust, und die Wunden verschwinden. Das Wunder von Stone Temple geht um die Welt; tausende Pilger bedrängen Ava, ihnen zu helfen. Doch sie kann unmöglich alle retten, denn jede Heilung raubt ihr Lebenskraft. Aber steht es ihr zu, über Leben und Tod zu entscheiden? Als das Schicksal dann bei ihrer Familie zuschlägt, steht sie vor der schwersten Entscheidung ihres Lebens ...

Mein Ungez Hmtes Herz

Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641082544
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Colonel Derek Delborough ist in verdeckter Mission unterwegs, um dem gefährlichen Anführer eines Geheimbunds das Handwerk zu legen. Eine junge Dame ist dabei das Letzte, wofür er Zeit erübrigen kann. Die unerschrockene Deliah Duncannon lässt sich indes nicht abweisen und heftet sich hartnäckig an seine Fersen. Unversehens geraten Derek und seine schöne Begleiterin in einen wilden Strudel aus Mord, Verrat und Intrigen. Und schon bald ist nicht nur Dereks Leben in Gefahr, sondern auch sein Herz ...