Archive for Items Categorized 'Technology', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Chris Willes
California-based Electramotive Engineering was responsible for developing and racing this car—winning the Constructor’s Championship in 1989, 1990, and 1991 and thwarting rival Jaguar’s ambitions. Willes was there and can offer an insider’s look at things.
Three different books about Goodyear. Written many years apart they manage not to duplicate any contents—a testament to the firm’s varied offerings of products and services.
by Peter “Banjo” Meyer
It’s all in the name: preselecting allows you to call up the next gear, usually with the transmission remaining in the current gear until you press the “gear change pedal,” thereby obviating the need to master timing clutch to shift lever. It’s complicated. This book explains all.
by Danny Nowlan
Theories, concepts, and equations explore the underpinnings of car handling and speed. The book also teaches how to analyze setup data and driver performance.
by Alberto A. Boretti, Editor
If friction and spark and power density keep you awake at night, cozy up to this book. A broad overview of WCGP racing and micro detail analysis of highly technical concepts
Lunar, Planetary and Interstellar Relics of Exploration
by Peter Joseph Capelotti
Capelotti teaches archaeology and concerns himself with both terrestrial and aerospace archaeology. Here he successfully achieves his goal of gathering “into a single source the data on the artifacts that Homo Sapiens have discarded in space and place them into the framework of archaeology.”
by Gordon Murray and Philip Porter
“Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” – the extraordinary legacy of oenophile, soap box racer, and Bob Dylan disciple Gordon Murray. He is the man who also created the road-going sports car that won Le Mans, who designed F1 cars that won 50 Grands Prix, and who is still pushing every envelope he can find.
by Marjorie Teetor Meyer
Industry leader, SAE president, Automotive Hall of Famer. But do you know of him?? Next time you engage that “Speedostat” (aka cruise control) give a thought to Teetor who invented it and many other things—and was blind! (Don’t play with knives, kids.)
Those pesky batteries, always prone to run out when you need them most. Enter, Motorola. That was 1928. Motorola, Inc divided itself into two companies in 2011, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions, still run from longtime Chicago facilities. We look at two books.
by Stacy Perman
This gripping social commentary and fine character study pins two men against each other who yearn to add the most complicated watch ever to their collections.
by Wilfried Müller
“Up close” means just that—views from angles or in settings you don’t often see in books. And for American readers many of the 60 cars shown here will be outliers they’ve probably not seen in real life anyway.
by Karl Ludvigsen
In its award presentation, the Royal Automobile Club called this book “magisterial.” No argument. A Railton obit referred to him as “an exceedingly capable engineer and designer.” No argument. Finally here’s a book to tell the full story.