• Automobiles

The Drive

Custom Cars and Their Builders
Author: Maximilian Funk,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556513
Category: Automobiles
Page: 256
View: 5707
Handcrafted, radical, and subversive, these custom cars are designed and made by a small number of specialists

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Old School Customs

Top Traditional Custom Car Builders
Author: Alan Mayes
Publisher: MotorBooks International
ISBN: 9780760334577
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 160
View: 3876
Illustrated profiles of the custom car builders who carry on the tradition of the pioneers. Features John D'Agostino, Bill Hines, Richard Zocchi, Darryl Starbird, Bo Huff, and Rick Murray, among others.

    • Mechanics (Persons)

The Ride 2nd Gear

New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders
Author: Robert Klanten,Chris Hunter,Maximilian Funk
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899555899
Category: Mechanics (Persons)
Page: 352
View: 8072
The motorcycle is back and is here to stay. The custom motorcycle scene keeps on growing and exciting. There are more and better builders than ever, and the scene has become an integral part of motorcycle culture as well as youth culture. Builders are joining the custom ranks at a younger age and are creating bikes that are mind-blowingly innovative and always surprising. The aesthetic of these new custom bikes has evolved : 1960s café racers from the UK and the US continue to be relevant but builders are now going in new directions, getting their inspiration from 1990s skateboard and youth culture. Collectors are buying stunning art bikes from important builders, and big brands are using the custom scene as a hotbed for new ideas, borrowing some of their designs and striving to imitate the energy that oozes from the current custom scene's momentum. The Ride 2nd Gear documents custom trends and grasps the spirit of our times. The book will influence custom motorcycle builders and enthusiasts for years to come.

    • Transportation

The American Custom Car


Author: Pat Ganahl
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760309506
Category: Transportation
Page: 168
View: 6757
Among the hardest core of American automotive enthusiasts there always exists a desire to press styling and performance a step beyond the showroom floor -- to truly craft an automobile of one's own. This photographic and cultural history examines the evolution of American custom cars from the 1930s to present, covering touchstone trends, influential builders (Barris, Roth, Coddington et al), custom shows, enthusiast magazines and regional styles. An expensive collection of rare period photography and exclusive modern shots help illustrate how Detroit informed the styling of customs (and vice versa), the explosion of the custom car scene after World War II and the factors that led to the custom's near-death in the 1960s and its resurgence in the '80s. But most of all, this chronicle is a showcase of the great cars and people who influenced the movement through the years.

    • Motorcycles

The Ride 2nd Gear Rebel Edition

New Custome Motorcycles and Their Builders
Author: R. Klanten,Chris Hunter,Maximilian Funk
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556360
Category: Motorcycles
Page: 352
View: 6118
Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillated somewhere between cult and cliche for years. Custom bikes, in particular, have a history that is deeply rooted in the spirit of freedom and change of the 1960s, as well as man's primal urge to build something with his own hands--or, in this case, tools. The Ride 2nd Gear is a showcase of the power and beauty of these bikes. The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders. The custom bike community as a whole is united by its passion for the ride--one so strong that it is now attracting a younger generation. Whether alone or in a group of like-minded friends, in a city or in the countryside, just for the weekend or embarking on a long-distance road trip, these drivers are actively sharing and celebrating pure riding pleasure on their own unique motorcycles that are lovingly crafted with time, dedication, and technical expertise. From limited series to one-offs, The Ride 2nd Gear features the brilliant results of this process. Its pages are filled with bikes that offer extraordinary design and driving experiences. In fact, established brands are now acting on trends set by the custom scene whose bikes are often more radical and sophisticated because more attention can be paid to detail and each new idea can be fine-tuned to perfection. Some models shown in The Ride 2nd Gear stem from or are based on classic bobbers and choppers, Italian-style racing machines, plastic Japanese motorcycles, and rare BMWs or Triumphs, which may very well be up to 80 years old. Others are art bikes made for show or futuristic visions inspired by the aesthetics of science fiction, fantasy, or anime. But whether they preserve or radically expand on traditional craftsmanship, these custom machines are more agile, faster, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past. Journalist and custom motorcycle expert Chris Hunter co-edited both this book and our previous release The Ride. Born in England, Hunter now lives with his family in New Zealand, where he runs the motorcycle website Bike EXIF. It is now the world's most popular showcase of custom bikes with millions of pageviews every month and a passionate global following.

    • Transportation

Hot Rod Kings

Top Traditional Rod and Custom Builders
Author: Kevin Thomson
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760327388
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 4096
Here are the hot rodders we'll worship tomorrow. Kevin Thomson and David Perry venture into the shops of all-steel apostles Cole Foster, Gary Howard, Keith Tardel, the Kennedy Brothers, Jimmy White, Mike Smith, Rudy Rodriguez, Scott Mugford, and Mercury Charlie and offer profiles of todays top hot rod and custom builders. Hot rodders themselves, Thomson and Perry get to the heart of what makes todays hot rodders go, how they think, who they are, and what makes them builders worth watching.

Barris Cars of the Stars


Author: David Fetherston, George Barris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781616730147
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9823

The Current

New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559569
Category:
Page: 208
View: 5484
Drive different! Instant acceleration, no noise, no grease and no pollution. The Current features the most radical vehicles and pioneers of the electric revolution. Ride, enjoy, charge, repeat!

Drive Tastefully

Petrolicious Cars and Their Owners
Author: Petrolicious,Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559279
Category:
Page: 256
View: 332
Inherited gems, lovingly restored autos, and first cars: Drive Tastefully explores the intimate relationship between cars and their owners. The connection between an automobile and its proprietor is a special one. And it is made even more so as new technology makes transportation increasingly impersonal. Drive Tastefully delves into this nuanced relationship through anecdotes of painstaking restoration by dedicated hobbyists, accounts of autos passed down through generations, and tales of treasured first sets of wheels. From refurbished wrecks to chic supercars: discover the most prized possessions of a colorful cast of dedicated collectors, owners, and drivers. This is the tome for any auto enthusiast and it promises to pique curiosities with a tasteful set of wheels and a tantalizing strip of open road.

    • Transportation

How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors


Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760342473
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 1503
A major part of any auto restoration is bringing the interior back to life, and How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to tackle any job on any type of car, from prewar classics to full-on customs to modern vehicles. Veteran author Dennis Parks takes you step-by-step through all the processes, from restoring seats, door panels, floor coverings, and headliners to adding sound dampening and thermal insulation. With tips and advice for selecting the right tools and planning your job, as well as maintaining your restored interior, How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors is the only book you’ll need to get the job done. Installing Floor Coverings Repairing and Re-covering Seats Making Custom Door Panels Crafting Custom Headliners, Consoles, and More Upholstery Maintenance and Care

    • House & Home

The Owner-Builder Book

How You Can Save More Than $100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home
Author: Mark A. Smith,Elaine M. Smith
Publisher: Consensus Group Inc.
ISBN: 1932272046
Category: House & Home
Page: 274
View: 6974
This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.

    • Transportation

The Build

Insights from the Masters of Custom Motorcycle Design
Author: Robert Hoekman, Jr.,Robert Hoekman Jr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937747572
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 2767
The urge has found you daydreaming more than once. The urge to define, bend, shape, fabricate, invent, shove, break. To slide your leg over the seat you finally got back from the leather shop. To twist back the throttle grip you wrapped yourself. To lunge into the darkness of an open highway on a creation all your own. More than a motorcycle, this is about your identity. It's about building something as unique as you are. In The Build, Robert Hoekman Jr compiles insights from today's best builders to help you plot out your own beautiful beast. Loaded with photos, The Build features firsthand advice from the masters of moto design, including John Ryland (Classified Moto), Alan Stulberg (Revival Cycles), Jared Johnson (Holiday Customs), Jarrod DelPrado (DP Customs), and the legendary Max Hazan (Hazan Motorworks). You've seen what can be done. It's time to do it yourself. Get The Build.

    • Transportation

Standard Guide to Building Street Rods and Custom Cars

How to Get the Most Car for Your Money
Author: Ken Wickham
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873494410
Category: Transportation
Page: 182
View: 6552
Learn how to plan, budget, and build a hot street rod without going broke, with this expert practical advice for building, including chassis, engine, bodywork, painting, and upholstery. How-to photos depict major steps.

    • Automobiles

Fast Forward

The World's Most Unique Cars
Author: Gestalten,Jan Karl Baedeker
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559026
Category: Automobiles
Page: 304
View: 1654
Futuristic, utopian, eccentric and always ahead of their time: Fast Forward tells the story of concept cars - from the 1930s to today.

    • Technology & Engineering

Hot Rod Garages


Author: N.A
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760344205
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
View: 4111
Provides a look inside the garages of some of the most famous hot rod builders in the United States.

    • Transportation

Ed Roth's Mysterion

The Genesis, Demise and Recreation of an Iconic Custom Car
Author: Jeffrey A. Jones
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786499680
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
View: 714
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth (1932-2001) was a phenomenon. His body of work is still discussed in hot rodding, fine arts and pop culture circles and his cult following remains as devoted as it was during his career. His 1963 Mysterion show car--featuring two big-block Ford V8s--was his masterpiece and the story of its rise and brief existence is legendary. Though it was immortalized as a popular plastic model kit and is featured on several websites, little is known about Roth's magnum opus. There are a number of fanciful stories of its demise--mostly fiction. Combining history and shop class, this book provides a full investigation of Mysterion--both the legend and the machine itself. Drawing on interviews, magazine articles, photos, models and other (sometimes obscure) sources, the author pieces together the true story of the car, while documenting his own faithful bolt-by-bolt recreation of Mysterion.

    • Computers

Car PC Hacks

Tips & Tools for Geeking Your Ride
Author: Damien Stolarz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596008716
Category: Computers
Page: 361
View: 8491
A car PC or carputer is a car tricked-out with electronics for playing radio, music and DVD movies, connecting to the Internet, navigating and tracking with satellite, taking photos, and any electronic gadget a person wants in a car. All these devices are managed and controlled through a single screen or interface. The only place car PC enthusiasts can go for advice, tips and tools is a handful of hard-to-find Web sites--until now. Car PC Hacks is your guide into the car PC revolution. Packing MP3 players, handheld devices, computers and video-on-demand systems gives you a pile too heavy to carry. But add a car and put them together, you've got a powerful and mobile multimedia center requiring no lifting. The next time you give kids a lift, you won't hear, "Are we there yet?" Instead, expect "We're there already?" as they won't want to leave the car while playing video games from multiple consoles. Car PC Hacks is the first book available to introduce and entrench you into this hot new market. You can count on the book because it hails from O'Reilly, a trusted resource for technical books. Expect innovation, useful tools, and fun experiments that you've come to expect from O'Reilly's Hacks Series. Maybe you've hacked computers and gadgets, and now you're ready to take it to your car. If hacking is new and you would like to mix cars and computers, this book gets you started with its introduction to the basics of car electrical systems. Even when you're unclear on the difference between amps and watts, expect a clear explanation along with real-life examples to get on track. Whether you're venturing into car PC for the first time or an experienced hobbyist, hop in the book for a joy ride.

    • Transportation

Bike Life

Passion, Stories and Adventures
Author: Michael Kockritz
Publisher: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783832769222
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
View: 8240
A must-have for every motorcycle fan A book about the power and beauty of custom-built machines A visual tour of a tradition that traces its roots back to the 1960s, when people yearning for freedom felt the need to take things into their own hands

    • Architecture

Corporate Interiors


Author: Roger Yee
Publisher: Visual Reference Publications
ISBN: 1584710756
Category: Architecture
Page: 303
View: 5431
A showcase of over 185 exciting new offices created by America's leading architectural and interior design firms.

    • Transportation

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair, 2nd Edition


Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760349452
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
View: 8661
Step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.