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Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco

Author: Todd Zuercher

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613254141

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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GIs returning after World War II created an entirely new automotive market niche when they bought surplus Jeeps and began exploring the rugged backcountry of the American West. This burgeoning market segment, which eventually became known as sport utility vehicles (SUVs), numbered about 40,000 units per year with offerings from Jeep, Scout, Toyota, and Land Rover. In 1966, Ford entered the fray with its Bronco, offering increased refinement, more power, and an innovative coil-spring front suspension. The Bronco caught on quickly and soon established a reputation as a solid backcountry performer. In Baja, the legendary accomplishments of racers such as Parnelli Jones, Rod Hall, and Bill Stroppe further cemented the bobtail’s reputation for toughness. Ford moved upstream with the introduction of the larger Bronco for 1978, witnessing a huge increase in sales for the second-generation trucks. The Twin Traction Beam front end was introduced in the third generation, and further refinements including more aerodynamic styling, greater luxury, and more powerful fuel-injected engines came on board in the generations that followed. Through it all, the Bronco retained its reputation as a tough, versatile, and comfortable rig, both on and off the paved road. With the reintroduction of the Bronco for 2020, Ford is producing a vehicle for a whole new generation of enthusiasts that looks to bring modern styling and performance to the market while building on the 30-year heritage of the first five generations of the Bronco so dearly loved by their owners. From the development process and details of the first trucks through the 1996 models, author Todd Zuercher shares technical details, rarely seen photos, and highlights of significant models along with the stories of those people whose lives have been intertwined with the Bronco for many years. This book will have new information for everyone and will be a must-have for longtime enthusiasts and new owners alike! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #000000}

Dirt Track Auto Racing, 1919Ð1941

Dirt Track Auto Racing, 1919Ð1941

Author: Don Radbruch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613758

Category: Transportation

Page: 330

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Prior to World War I, auto racing featured expensive machines and teams financed by auto factories. The teams toured the country, and most of the races were held in large cities, so the vast majority of Americans never saw a race. All this changed after World War I, though, and in the 1920s and 1930s there were approximately 1,000 dirt tracks in the United States and Canada. The dirt tracks offered small-time racing—little prize money and minimal publicity—but people loved it. This pictorial history documents dirt track racing, with what are today called sprint cars, around the United States from 1919 to 1941. Information on dirt track racing in Canada during this time is also provided. Regionally divided chapters detail the drivers, tracks, and specific races of each area of the country. Some of the drivers went on to win fame and fortune while others faded into obscurity. Tracks included well known facilities as well as out-of-the-way sites few people had ever heard of. The cars ranged from state of the art machines to the more common home built specials based on Model T or Model A Ford parts. Taken together, the drivers, tracks, and races of this era were instrumental in making auto racing the popular sport it is today.

Tom Cotter's Best Barn-Find Collector Car Tales

Tom Cotter's Best Barn-Find Collector Car Tales

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760363041

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Tom Cotter is the best-known barn-find collector-car expert working today. Tom Cotter's Best Barn-Find Collector Car Tales​ pulls together his best barn find stories from America and around the globe. Tom Cotter bought his first barn find some 50 years ago and has never looked back. Over the proceeding decades, he has continued to unearth automotive gems, some of which reside in his garage and others found just for the pleasure of the hunt. Tom's passion for automotive archaeology has made him a nexus for other barn finders, whose stories he has collected for more than 20 years. He’s further expanded the scope of his passion as host for The Barn Find Hunter, a Hagertys-sponsored webcast with over 20 episodes now available. Tom Cotter's Best Barn-Find Collector Car Talespulls together the very best stories from Cotter’s previous books and adds several new tales, all of which are presented in this handsome hardcover edition. From Shelby Cobras, to classic Duesenbergs, to Harley hoards and lost supercars, Cotter brings to light the most amazing, outrageous, and unexpected finds he and his barn-finding brethren have discovered.

Riding Buffaloes and Broncos

Riding Buffaloes and Broncos

Author: Allison Fuss Mellis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806135190

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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After his remarkable eight-second ride at the 1996 Indian National Finals Rodeo, an elated American Indian world champion bullrider from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, threw his cowboy hat in the air. Everyone in the almost exclusively Indian audience erupted in applause. Over the course of the twentieth century, rodeos have joined tribal fairs and powwows as events where American Indians gather to celebrate community and equestrian competition. In Riding Buffaloes and Broncos, Allison Fuss Mellis reveals how northern Plains Indians have used rodeo to strengthen tribal and intertribal ties and Native solidarity. In the late nineteenth century, Indian agents outlawed most traditional Native gatherings but allowed rodeo, which they viewed as a means to assimilate Indians into white culture. Mistakenly, they treated rodeo as nothing more than a demonstration of ranching skills. Yet through selective adaptation, northern Plains horsemen and audiences used rodeo to sidestep federally sanctioned acculturation. Rodeo now enabled Indians to reinforce their commitment to the very Native values--a reverence for horses, family, community, generosity, and competition--that federal agencies sought to destroy. Mellis has mined archival sources and interviewed American Indian rodeo participants and spectators throughout the northern Great Plains, Southwest, and Canada, including Crow, Northern Cheyenne, and Lakota reservations. The book features numerous photographs of Indian rodeos from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and maps illustrating the all-Indian rodeo circuit in the United States and Canada.

Dog Town Days

Dog Town Days

Author: John J. Morabito

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608445684

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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In the 1950's there was a neighborhood set away from the mainstream of Peekskill. This settlement of houses is remembered as Dog Town. Many Dog Town residents felt at home at their frequented stop, Risko's Bar, where they caught up with the local news and gossip. Dog Town offered the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, the season for Blue Claw crabbing, the winter months of skating at Houstis Pond and the summer Friday nights of exciting stock car racing at Peekskill Stadium. Dog Town was home to everyone, especially Genner who filled his life with Dog Town Days. Dog Town Days will transport you back to "The Good Old Days" and bring smiles of remembrance to your heart. John J. Morabito Born in New York in 1946, John Morabito grew up in the scenic Hudson Valley in Peekskill, New York. John was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War. After his tour of duty, John traveled from the east coast to the west coast experiencing the times and culture of the tumultuous 60's. John settled in San Francisco and attended City College where he enrolled in literature and writing courses. John returned to the Hudson Valley in the early 70's, married and raised three children while working for a public utility for twenty nine years. In 2007, John began his long awaited dream of writing. Growing up in Peekskill inspired John to write his fourth novel, Dog Town Days, about a time of true friendships in a place time has forgotten, but not by everyone. Many memories and people have come alive again for him. In these pages he remembers those long forgotten days, Dog Town Days.

Deliver Her from Evil

Deliver Her from Evil

Author: Pauline Mygrants

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595481750

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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In a world desperate to cut its umbilical cord from big oil, Taylor Sonsara is ready to unleash the answer. While at the helm of UBIQ-Global, she catches the eye of take-over king, Evan Saban, who has her company in his grip. Using unorthodox means to investigate her, Saban takes great pleasure in this astonishing find and quickly moves to acquire both the woman and her amazing discovery. Bob Graham has the land that Sonsara needs to launch her model new-age city. But his intentions include more than just a real estate transaction, and when he threatens this asset-now belonging to Saban-the retaliation is swift and severe. Unaware of her husband's antics, Anneliese Graham believes they're living the idyllic life. She's a fun-loving believer of good and of doing good, but when her husband's deception and infidelity is revealed, the tragedy nearly overcomes her. Violence and revenge erupt as Evan and Bob are locked in their war. Yet it's Anneliese, the only innocent, who must deal with the consequences.

The Lost Tomb

The Lost Tomb

Author: Cole Calloway

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595166824

Category: Drama

Page: 445

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Follow the unusual exploits of the Blackstone family as they travel from the hot deserts of Arizona to the lush forests of Australia finally to Egypt, where the ancients still roam. The father, Dr. Greg Blackstone, a former Spcecial Forces Team Member, is called away to head up an expedition to find the temple that could house the greatest treasure the world has ever known. While searching for this lost tomb, a cutthroat band of drug dealing art thieves, known as Los Lobos, are nipping at the Blackstones’ heels. Dodging bullets and hitmen and avoiding ancient booby traps. . . the Blackstone just chaulk it up to another day on the job. Join the Blackstones as they cruise the Nile, thunder their way through ancient tombs, fight their way through the dusty streets of Cairo and rappel into danger, searching for: The Lost Tomb.

The Sandra Sanchez Story

The Sandra Sanchez Story

Author: Larry Spiry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477129685

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A baby girl was found abandoned in the Highlands of New Mexico with no signs of her biological parents. They were never found. A young childless couple adopts the baby girl and she is raised as their own. She becomes a superstar soccer player for a university in California. In 2032, her third year at that school, she becomes extremely ill with what appears to be a rare disease that cannot be identified. She is dying, as a cure cannot be found. Then through a series of strange events, it is determined that her life may be saved, but at an unbearable price to pay. This is her story.