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Discover new and unheard-of facts about Hollywood’s coolest car guy: Steve McQueen!<p>Steve McQueen touched the world through his larger-than-life onscreen persona portraying characters that were flawed and realistic. He played his roles to perfection due to his own imperfections and the bitter realism of his early life. As he once said, he had seemingly lived an entire lifetime before his 18th birthday, all of which shines through in his signature blue-eyed icy stares.<p>His legacy on film was cemented with <i>Bullitt</i> and <i>Le Mans</i>–the first made him an international superstar, while the latter nearly bankrupted and killed him. Today, they’re among his most popular films. He held nothing back on screen or in life, and today he is remembered and revered not only for his acting but for his racing prowess and the world-class automobile and motorcycle collection he amassed in a relatively short amount of time.<p>Vehicles once owned, driven, or raced by «The King of Cool» habitually sell for double or triple what their provenance-lacking counterparts do. Ask any 25-year-old car or motorcycle nut born more than a decade after his death who Steve McQueen is, and they’ll immediately recognize the collector and racer but make no mention of the actor. Author Tyler Greenblatt has waded through the plethora of information available to compile 1,001 of the most interesting Steve McQueen facts in this cumulative volume that is sure to keep fans of the actor, racer, and collector enthralled for hours.

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Erdgas, Flüssiggas, Biodiesel, Pflanzenöl, Ethanol, Wasserstoff, Strom – bei jedem dieser so genannten Alternativkraftstoffe gibt es ein Für und Wider. Die Auswahl, welche Antriebstechnik im jeweiligen Fall die richtige ist, fällt vielen Autofahrern schwer. Deswegen gibt es jetzt diesen Ratgeber. Mit Hilfe dieses Buches kann jeder Fahrzeughalter selbst entscheiden, womit er – oder sie – am besten fährt. In diesem Buch werden alle heute ernsthaft in Frage kommenden Alternativkraftstoffe detailliert erläutert. Dipl.-Ing. Sven Geitmann erklärt auf leicht verständlich Art die innovativen Antriebstechniken und informiert über die Vor- und Nachteile alternativer Technologien, sei es bei Gasfahrzeugen oder Elektroautos. Angesichts gravierender Umweltverschmutzungen durch die Ölförderung zeigt dieser Ratgeber ganz aktuell, wie Geld gespart und gleichzeitig die Natur geschont werden kann. Das Buch eignet sich somit nicht nur für Technik-Freaks oder umweltbewusste Autofahrer, sondern für alle, die bei Themen wie Ölpreiserhöhungen, Fahrzeugumrüstung und Elektromobilität mitreden wollen.

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Книга сопровождается огромным количеством примеров из реальной жизни (фото той или иной дорожной ситуации). Удобно простроен материал, при которому, читателю не требуется листать книгу в поисках к отсылке того или иного пункта правил. В конце книги даны советы водителям, основанные на реальном жизненном опыте вождения.

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Working Scottish Trucks is a photographic book bringing together 262 images of commercial vehicles spotted across some of the most scenic parts of Scotland. The beautiful landscapes offer a fantastic backdrop to the large range of haulage companies based in this rural, rugged and often difficult area. With just one picture per page, this book reproduces Ian Lawson's perfectly captured shots to maximum effect. The images have been taken over 30 years of dedicated viewing and focus on 10 types of vehicles – bulk transport, curtainsiders, fridges and food, general haulage, hay and stray, heavy haulage, livestock transporters, renewable energy transport, round timber haulage and tankers. Each photo is captioned with the date, location, make and model of vehicle and details of owner and types of work undertaken. The distinctive and unashamedly patriotic look of Scottish liveries has always attracted a strong following and so Working Scottish Trucks is a must-have for transport enthusiasts within Scotland, the UK and beyond.

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The Vodka-Cola Cowboy describes life trucking in what is possibly the harshest environment, in the world – Russia. Between 1990 and 1995 British owner driver Mick Twemlow worked to transport goods to, from and within Russia and the wider Soviet Union. Living in Moscow with his future wife, Elena and their daughter, Margarita, who was born there, in 1992, Mick learned the language and fully immersed himself in Russian society, giving him an insider's view of this time of massive upheaval in the Soviet Union. The book vividly illustrates the conditions that British truck drivers encountered, such as the atrocious winter weather in a wild and unforgiving landscape, police harassment and the dangers that came with the dissolution of the USSR. Mick was the only British truck driver, in Moscow, throughout the whole of the anti-Gorbachev coup, of 1991 and so the book offers a unique perspective, of that historical event. The incidents described in the book range from the humorous, to the serious, to the potentially life threatening. This book will primarily be of interest to truck drivers, and those with an interest in road transport and the haulage industry, in general.Russia is still an unknown quantity, all around the globe, with regards to people's understanding of it and its people and so The Vodka-Cola Cowboy will also be of interest to anyone who has a fascination with the country, particularly during this tumultuous time in the region's socio-political history.

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Many would argue that the 1980s were a better time for truck drivers than nowadays: there were no cell phones, there was less traffic on the road, CB radio was all the rage, and stickers were the simple heart of truck customizing. However, the transport industry is constantly evolving and companies must adapt their vehicles to keep pace with the developments. As a result, vehicle design and liveries regularly change. Many of the companies around in the 1980s have expired and been forgotten. Most of the trucks from that time are long gone to the great scrapyard in the sky! David Wakefield has been working in the transport industry for over 30 years and has been taking photographs of trucks since the early 1980s. He has amassed thousands of high-quality images, producing one of the most comprehensive photographic collections of the time, but many of his photographs have never been previously published. In this vivid compilation, Nick Ireland has collated 300 of David's images from the 1980s in order to preserve them and make them publicly available for the first time. The book features trucks from all over the world, and it is a must-have for current and former truckers who will enjoy being reminded of 'the good old days, ' as well as anyone else with an interest in transport history. [Subject: History, Transportation, Photography