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Extraordinary passenger cars: books - history and technology

A book on special passenger cars? Here are books on the history and technology of three-wheelers, cyclecars, amphibious, flying and midget cars.

Tricycles, Quadricycles and Light Cars 1894-1907 - A Forgotten History

This book illustrates with rare, vintage photographs the birth of three- and four-wheeled internal combustion, steam, and electric motor vehicles from the years 1894-1907. These superb quality images depict the large and unusual variety of vehicles in the United States, France, England, Germany, Austria and Italy.
The book shows in detail the vehicles, people and the spirit of the era, and also reveals a period in history full of genius ideas, brave bikers and a romanticism long gone. English, German, and Italian text.

Author:Aldo Carrer
Specs:176 pages, 30.5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2013)
EAN:9780764343476
Book: Tricycles, Quadricycles and Light Cars 1894-1907 - A Forgotten History

Tricycles, Quadricycles and Light Cars 1894-1907 - A Forgotten History

Language: English + German

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Three-Wheelers A-Z - The definitive encyclopaedia of three-wheeled vehicles from 1940 to date

This essential A-Z reference book profiles every single three-wheeled vehicle - no fewer than 1,122 different types - with over 1,600 illustrations, many of them never seen before in print.
The fascinating story of a hugely diverse branch of the motoring world details a whole myriad of captivating and unusual three-wheelers, including:
- Trikes, bubble cars, microcars, tuk tuks
- High performance trikes, exotics & prototypes
- Kit cars, flying cars, amphibious cars
- Cabin scooters, invalid carriages.

Author:Chris Rees
Specs:240 pages, 30 x 22 x 2.2 cm / 11.8 x 8.7 x 0.87 in, hardback
Illustrations:1600+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Quiller Print (GB, 2014)
EAN:9780992665104
Book: Three-Wheelers A-Z - The definitive encyclopaedia of three-wheeled vehicles from 1940 to date

Three-Wheelers A-Z - The definitive encyclopaedia of three-wheeled vehicles from 1940 to date

Language: English

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The A-Z of Three-wheelers - A Definitive Reference Guide Since 1769 (Nostalgia Road)

Love them or loathe them the 3-wheeler, Cycle-car or even Tri-car, has had an important impact in the development of the present day motor car. From the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to the Concept cars of the future, these vehicles can hold their headlamps up with pride. They were present at the birth of motoring and possibly may be the answer to the future with the constant depletion of the Earth's energy resources.
The first self-propelled vehicle in the world was a steam powered 3-wheeler developed by Frenchman Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in 1769 with, over a century later in 1885, a Benz 3-wheeler being the first recognised machine to be powered by a gasoline engine.

From pioneering machines such as John Knight's 1896 Petroleum Tricycle and Nazi scientist Count S. von Teleki's WWII Bubble Puppy to the modern sporting vehicles of Razor Cars and the iconic Morgan 3 wheeler, this fascinating chronicle covers over 1000 models from more than 450 manufacturers.
Vehicles from such varied manufacturers as Allard Clipper, Brütsch, Heinkel, Singer and Zundapp, combine with the innovative 1933 Dymaxion built streamlined 3-wheeler, Daihatsu delivery trucks, the 1938 USA built Trimobile and Reliant's much-loved Robin to bring to light the story of hundreds of remarkable 3-wheeled vehicles.

Organised by manufacturer including full details of all models and over 470 photographs, together with an introduction by Charles Morgan of the Morgan Motor Company, The A-Z of Three-Wheelers is a comprehensive guide to this classic mode of transport.

Author:Elvis Payne
Specs:304 pages, 25.5 x 25 x 2.2 cm / 10 x 9.8 x 0.87 in, hardback
Illustrations:470 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Crecy Publishing (GB, 2013)
Series:Nostalgia Road
EAN:9781908347169
Book: The A-Z of Three-wheelers - A Definitive Reference Guide Since 1769 (Nostalgia Road)

The A-Z of Three-wheelers - A Definitive Reference Guide Since 1769

Language: English

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