Even today, to many people the Alfa Romeo Giulia is synonymous with Alfa itself. It was certainly a legendary car and a fundamental one to the brand. It first appeared as the heir to the apparently irreplaceable Giulietta, but it was able to repeat its predecessor’s success, turning the motoring world into turmoil. From comments in the press on the eve of the new car’s presentation in 1962, the word that recurred more than any other was “originality”: a new design that was at first controversial and later loved unreservedly, new technological developments and higher performance. And the Arese factory at which it was built was also new. The Giulia dominated the market until 1977, but even after that it never left the hearts of enthusiasts. The car’s history, the versions, its motor sport career and pictures of an epoch are all between the covers of this book. As is a “small guide” for those who acquire now or are “returning” to this great Alfa Romeo.
In a list of the 10 most significant motorcycles in two-wheel history, there is no doubt that the Honda 750 must take one of the top places. But it would also be included if the list were to be whittled down to five models – or and even three. Because when the machine went on sale in 1969, it radically changed the world motorcycle panorama. If two wheeled machines were seen as a mere substitute for the car in previous decades, a spartan vehicle and, with rare exceptions, one of little fascination, a revolution took place with the arrival of the Four. Now, the motorcycle – this motorcycle – is even preferred to an open sports car in that it is a vehicle of enthusiasts’ dreams due to its extremely modern appearance and high performance: for the first time, a production bike was capable of 200 kph. The technical content was extraordinary, with its 4-cylinder engine, which had previously been reserved for racing, the front disc brake and its five speed gearbox. On top of that, the machine had an electric starter, a feature that alone pushed many a “motorcyclist” into buying it, people who until that day would never have dreamt of giving up their 4-wheel transport the day before the Four came out. Competition was off-guard, so the arrival of the 750 meant the opposition immediately aged at least 10 years. And if that’s not a revolution…
This book closes one of the last spaces in the great Alfa Romeo library: a feast for every Alfista and a monument to the legendary factory as well as for all Alfa makers both in the design department and on the assembly line.
This comprehensive book, produced in close cooperation with Merck Group, one of the world's leading chemical companies for whom Buchmann popularized a new and special kind of bright enamel varnish, presents the complete history of Rainer Buchmann's technical and entrepreneurial achievements.
Chronological analysis of the evolution of the 250 series: every models are described through an exhausting text with, in appendix, technical schedules, production datas, numbers of chassis and a lot of photographs.
The history of the German Grand Prix starter in 1926 in Berlin. In this very illustrated volume, all reaces in Avus, Nurburgring and Hockenheimring up to 2008 and all drivers, such as Fangio, Hill, Senna, Mansell, Prost, Schumacher and many others. Included the results of each race.
Issue number 2 of the German magazine dedicated to the Mercedes and Daimler Chrysler. In this number: 50 years of the middle class Mercedes, 40 years of Pagode, 25 years of Model T, 5 years of Smart... Besides articles on the new Mercedes and Chrysler museums, plus technical datas and very attractive images.
The complete history of the BMW motorcycle production, from the original R32 of 1923 up to the 2000 C1 model, is covered in this in-depth look. Filled with detailed color photographs, original sketches and a brief history of the models.