the car I decided to keep the ooga horn because original ones were becoming
scarce. I located one of the ... This was my first experience with a car with a four-
spoke steering wheel; most cars of that era had that type. It was very strong with a
Author: Nelson Bolan
With a grandfather who drove a horse car in 1900 and who later had a 25-year career as a chauffeur for a wealthy family, Nelson Bolan has a unique viewpoint about the automotive industry during the first half of the 20th century. In later years, Bolan began his own car acquisitions. His first, a 1929 Chevrolet, was purchased for $100 in celebration of his brother's safe return from World War II and his own high school graduation. It had an outside gasoline gauge, and if the driver forgot to read the gauge before getting into the driver's seat, he had no way of knowing how much fuel he had. (Chevrolet made the change to dashboard gauges in 1930.) The car also had actual wooden floor boards, which were removed and reinstalled easily when servicing was necessary. This automotive memoir includes a chapter for each of Bolan's first forty cars, including photographs of the actual vehicles where possible. Most were well aged at the time of purchase; the earliest was a 1917 Dodge Brothers. A nostalgic but factual recollection of each car in the order it was acquired, the book includes interesting information about each model and Bolan's mechanical adventures from the 1940s to the 1990s.
I spent the night in a motel and the next morning discovered what really
happened. My can of shaving cream exploded! When packing I threw clothes and
belongings haphazardly onto the front and back seats of my car, piling them up
Author: Hugh Maguire
This memoir takes the reader from March, 1966 to June, 2003; from Massachusetts to Connecticut, Hawaii to Oregon, South Carolina to California to Virginia; from reporting for a newspaper to Salvation Army Bell Ringer, National Park Service ranger to working for Fidelity Investments; 40 jobs spread throughout America that helped fill up a life, but was it worthwhile?
I never was aware of titles or positions in the company because we were always
working on stuff , but something had to go on the card . " Gurr began to design
and supervise a fleet of Autopia vehicles . " When we built the first forty cars , two
Author: Jeff Kurtti
Highlights the lives, careers, and relationships with Walt Disney of twenty-nine individuals involved with the creation of the Disneyland, including designers, artists, executives, machinists, and composers.
He outlines conclusion . the pitfalls to be wary of in acquiring differThe author
subtitles his book “ A Picture ent kinds of cars , their use , restoration , etc. History
of the First Forty Years ” , and the and the pros and cons of going one of several ...
Includes a tenth anniversary issue, dated Nov. 1945.