Going Faster!

Mastering the Art of Race Driving

Going Faster!

This complete racer's reference is the perfect resource for all drivers from novice to expert. The fundamentals of fast driving are revealed in this definitive how-to book for racers. You will find the competition-proven methods of instructors and of professional drivers that will give you the know-how to work up the track and stay at the front. Interested in the world of racing? Just think, you can have all of the lessons and insights from Skip Barber instructors and from professional racers compiled in one handbook. This racing reference reveals the secrets of mastering car control, reducing lap times, as it takes the reader inside the world of racing. Going Faster! is the definitive book for the active race driver, the racer-to-be, and the auto-racing fan who wants to know what driving a racecar is really about.

Driving in Competition

Driving in Competition


How to Make Your Car Handle

How to Make Your Car Handle

Offers instructions for tuning or modifying all car parts for improved handling, safety, and performance

How to Drift

The Art of Oversteer

How to Drift

Drifting is the newest, most exciting motorsport we have seen in the United States since the invention of the limited slip differential - it may be the most exhilarating contest of man and machine ever devised! From the winding mountain passes and desolate industrial roads of Japan, this unique sport of sliding a car sideways through a series of corners has become a huge hit in America. Drifting, or dorifto as they call it in Japan, extracts the most exciting aspect auto racing, extreme oversteer, and makes it the focus of an intense and visually intoxicating new motor sport. How to Drift: The Art of Oversteer is a comprehensive guide to both the driving technique and car setup required for drifting. The author defines various precision driving techniques used in drifting and explains them from a racecar driver’ s point of view. How to Drift illustrates the finer elements of car control required in drifting with technical descriptions, detailed line art and intense photography. This book even includes a budget drift car build-up with detailed suspension, chassis, and engine modifications that will help you turn your economy car into a drift machine— on top of that, there’ s a chapter detailing the finer aspects of an SR20DET swap!

Engineer to Win

Engineer to Win

Introduction to metallurgy -- Plastic and elastic deformation of metals -- Iron and steel making -- Alloying and heat treatment of steels -- Historic overview of man's production of iron and steel -- Non-ferrous metals and their metallurgy-composite materials -- Metal fatigue: or why things break -- Threaded fasteners: an educated re-look -- The joining of materials: riveting, bonding & welding -- Plumbing revisited -- Braking system -- Pre- and postnatal care for the racing wheel and tire -- Springs and shock absorbers -- Load transfer and suspension geometry -- Gearbox and final drive -- Changes in the world of vehicle dynamics -- Tools & tips -- Beancounting for the non-beancounter -- Bits & pieces -- Corporations that the racer should know about

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road vehicles. The authors of the individual chapters, both from automotive industry and universities, address basic issues, but also include references to significant papers for further reading. Thus the handbook is devoted both to the beginner, wishing to acquire basic knowledge on a specific topic, and to the experienced engineer or scientist, wishing to have up-to-date information on a particular subject. It can also be used as a textbook for master courses at universities. The handbook begins with a short history of road and off-road vehicle dynamics followed by detailed, state-of-the-art chapters on modeling, analysis and optimization in vehicle system dynamics, vehicle concepts and aerodynamics, pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road, modeling vehicle subsystems, vehicle dynamics and active safety, man-vehicle interaction, intelligent vehicle systems, and road accident reconstruction and passive safety. Provides extensive coverage of modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques Surveys all vehicle subsystems from a vehicle dynamics point of view Focuses on pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road Discusses intelligent vehicle systems technologies and active safety Considers safety factors and accident reconstruction procedures Includes chapters written by leading experts from all over the world This text provides an applicable source of information for all people interested in a deeper understanding of road vehicle dynamics and related problems.

Understanding the Laws of Motion

Understanding the Laws of Motion

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of universal gravitation and the three laws of motion. These explain how forces act on matter, and on how matter responds to forces. This leads to an understanding of how things move.

Battle for the Beetle

The Untold Story of the Post-war Battle for Adolf Hitler's Giant Volkswagen Factory and the Porsche-designed Car that Became an Icon for Generations Around the Globe

Battle for the Beetle

Ludvigsen traces the history of the Volkswagon Beetle, from its inception as a people's car for Hitler's Germany to its status as a beloved American icon, to the arrival of the New Beetle in 1998. He focuses on the car's creation, the industry-wide power struggle following the German defeat in World

Volkswagen Beetle

portrait of a legend

Volkswagen Beetle

Like a trip down memory lane, the stunning photographs in "Volkswagen Beetle: Portrait of a Legend" celebrate the social impact of the Beetle. From its humble beginning, to its modest restart after World War II, to its success as the best selling bar in the world, to the development of the Concept 1, the New Beetle prototype, "Volkswagen Beetle: Portrait of a Legend" tells the personal side of the Beetle story. Impressive production photos from Volkswagen's archives, as well as many from private collections, create an unforgettable viewpoint of the Beetle legend over the years, and an exciting, occasionally melancholic study of an icon's rise to fame. The book also allows a trip around the globe: after all, the Beetle was the first true world car. The Volkswagen Beetle is arguably the most recognized industrial product shape ever produced. But more than that, it has endured for generations, becoming a part of many families' cultural history. "Volkswagen Beetle: Portrait of a Legend" does not attempt to explain in words the reasons for the Beetle's success and appeal-the pictures themselves tell the story.