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Ford Design In The Uk 70 Years Of Success

Author : Nick Hull
ISBN : 1845849868
Genre : Transportation
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Exploring Ford UK’s design studios during the past 70 years, Ford Design in the UK – 70 Years of Success provides a unique insight into the company’s history, its UK studio locations, and delves into the lives of the designers, modellers and studio engineers. As a profession, automotive design has changed hugely over the past century and continues to evolve as new processes are developed. This book charts the development of Ford projects in the UK, particularly those designed in the Dunton studio, which opened in 1967 and is still a key part of Ford’s design resource in Europe. From the early days of chalk drawings and wooden models for the Consul to today’s digital renderings and milled clays for the latest Transit, Ford’s designers and technicians have never been short of creativity. This book tells their story, in their own words.

Land Rover Design 70 Years Of Success

Author : Nick Hull
ISBN : 1845849876
Genre : Transportation
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A landmark new history from design journalist Nick Hull, Land Rover Design – 70 years of Success offers a detailed insight to the company's design story, from the early days of Land Rover in Solihull to the latest generation of the Range Rover Velar in 2018. The Land Rover was born from a desperate need by the Rover Company to develop a stop-gap model to provide cashflow in the post-war years. The original aim of a simple 4x4 agricultural tool soon developed into a multi-purpose vehicle that became the mainstay of the British Army and produced numerous offshoots for the emergency services, police, forestry and aid agencies worldwide. This book details the personalities involved in the various projects since the late 1940s up to today: the designers, modellers and studio engineers. It charts the development of Land Rover and Range Rover projects in the UK, particularly those designed in the Gaydon studio that opened in 1996, and is still a key part of JLR’s design resource. From the early days of chalk drawings and wooden models to today’s digital renderings and milled clays for the latest Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover’s designers and technicians have never been short of creativity. This book tells their story, in their own words, and is a fitting tribute to the spirit and ethos of Land Rover design and engineering.

Vehicle Design

Author : Jordan Meadows
ISBN : 9781134863822
Genre : Design
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Vehicle Design guides readers through the methods and processes designers use to create and develop some of the most stunning vehicles on the road. Written by Jordan Meadows, a designer who worked on the 2015 Ford Mustang, the book contains interviews with design directors at firms including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford Motor Company, amongst other professionals. Case studies from Ford, Mazda, and Jeep illustrate the production process from research to execution with more than 245 color behind-the-scenes images in order to help readers create vehicles drivers will cherish.

Ford At Dagenham

Author : David Burgess Wise
ISBN : NWU:35556034226050
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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Rallye Sport Fords

Author : Mike Moreton
ISBN : 9781845841157
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The inside story of how Rallye Sport Fords were created by Ford in the 70s and 80s, enabling works' and private teams to be fully competitive in national and international rallies and races, to win many championships, and for RS cars to be bought by over 100,000 enthusiast customers! with around 200 photos and illustrations, many previously unpublished, this formerly untold story is brought vividly to life.


Author : Mike Mueller
ISBN : 9780760350348
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The legendary 1967 Camaro was Chevy's answer to Ford's Mustang, and they've been duking it out ever since. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Chevrolet attained some success with its sporty Corvair Monza. Ford responded first with a sportier Falcon, then with its grand-slam, home-run pony car, the Mustang. At first, Chevrolet hesitated to abandon the technologically advanced Corvair, but when it finally entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Camaro instantly became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era, a serious competitor for the Mustang. Since then, some of the most important performance cars in American history have been Camaro models: RS, SS, Z28, and IROC-Z. When muscle cars went dormant for a generation, it was once again the classic pony cars that jump-started American performance. The battle that raged between Camaro and Mustang in the 1980s rejuvenated the US auto industry's interest in high-performance muscle cars. The Camaro lost its way in the 1990s, with Chevrolet pursuing technological advances and Ford pursuing classic American muscle. As was the case in the 1960s, Ford's muscular pony car trounced Chevrolet's technologically advanced sporty car in the race that mattered most: showroom sales. The Mustang thrived while the Camaro left the scene. Fortunately, that departure was only temporary. Chevrolet introduced a twenty-first-century Camaro in 2010, and it has become one of Chevrolet's most popular models. With stunning photography from author Mike Mueller and never-before-seen archival photography from partner General Motors, Camaro: Fifty Years of Chevy Performance chronicles the Camaro's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle-car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, the sad decline of the 1990s, and the triumphant rebirth of the new car in this new millennium.

British And European Trucks Of The 1970s

Author : Colin Peck
ISBN : 9781845844158
Genre : Transportation
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A fresh look at a period in trucking history when power, weight and comfort increased dramatically. Features many previously unpublished pictures of all key models.

Jaguar Design

Author : Nick Hull
ISBN : 1907085297
Genre : Jaguar XK automobiles
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This is, essentially, the story of three men--Jaguar company founder and owner Sir William Lyons, aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer and current Design Director Ian Callum.

Ford In Britain

Author : Martin Rawbone
ISBN : 185960823X
Genre : Transportation
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Since 1945 Ford has dominated the British car industry. Ford's UK operation, given a high degree of autonomy by Henry Ford, produced models that gave sports car handling at family saloon prices. Despite the success of the UK operation, Ford decided to base Ford of Europe in Germany. This book follows the full story of the cars and the company in the UK, from the post-war high to the decline and final death knell, the end of Fiesta production in 2001.

Ford In Britain

Author : Eric Dymock
ISBN : 0955490936
Genre : Transportation
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Ford of America was only months old when the first Fords came to the Shippeys' American Manufacturers Direct Supply Agency showroom on Long Acre, London. This book celebrates 100 years of the Ford Motor Company in Britain. It includes the history of the company and a car by car review and technical spec of every model over the last century.

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