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The Incredible Blitzen Benz

Author: Karl Ludvigsen
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Titanic motorcars that blazed a trail of speed before and after the Great War, the Blitzen Benzes were the fastest man-carrying machines of their era. Officially certified as the fastest cars in the world from 1909 to 1919, the 200-horsepower Benzes were winners in races and hillclimbs throughout Europe and America. For the first time the storied feats of the six Type RE Benzes and their colorful owners and drivers are brought vividly to life in this lavishly illustrated book. One of the most evocative names ever bestowed on an automobile, "Blitzen Benz" came to express the ultimate in power and speed. The car itself, with its sharp-tailed body, aggressively beaked radiator and colossal exhaust pipes, still stands as an unrivaled icon of velocity on land. Karl Ludvigsen weaves an engrossing saga of the men and machines of the era -- founder Karl Benz and why he was not keen on racing -- a talented Belgian who designed a great German engine -- how a choleric and driven French racer inspired the first 200 PS Benz -- stunning new world records set in 1909 and 1910 -- marrying the Benz with American racing hero Barney Oldfield -- why the four-passenger model was fastest of all the Benzes at Brooklands. Rare period images bring the Blitzen's exploits to life -- shattering records with "Wild Bob" Burman -- record-breaking at Brooklands with a stove-pipe exhaust. In his work Ludvigsen clarifies for the first time the tangled careers of these great cars. He concludes his narrative with the exciting revival of several of the Type RE Benzes, alive again to give a hint of the immortal achievements that made these the most daunting and respected racing cars of their time.


The Incredible BlitzenBenz

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Titanic motorcars that blazed a trail of speed before and after the Great War, the Blitzen Benzes were the fastest man-carrying machines of their era. Officially certified as the fastest cars in the world 1909 to 1919, the 200-horsepower Benzes were winners in races and hillclimbs throughout Europe and America. For the first time the storied feats of the six Type RE Benzes and their colorful owners and drivers are brought vividly to life in this lavishly illustrated book. One of the most evocative names ever bestowed on an automobile, "Blitzen Benz" came to express the ultimate in power and speed. The car itself, with its sharp-tailed body, aggressively beaked radiator and colossal exhaust pipes, still stands as an unrivaled icon of velocity on land. Karl Ludvigsen weaves an engrossing saga of the men and machines of the era covering: founder Karl Benz and why he was not keen on racing; a talented Belgian who designed a great German engine; how a choleric and driven French racer inspired the first 200 PS Benz; stunning new world records set in 1909 and 1910; marrying the Benz with American racing hero Barney Oldfield; and, why the four-passenger model was fastest of all the Benzes at Brooklands; rare period images bring the Blitzen's exploits to life; shattering records with "Wild Bob" Burman; and, record-breaking at Brooklands with a stove-pipe exhaust. In his work, Ludvigsen clarifies for the first time the tangled careers of these great cars. He concludes his narrative with the exciting revival of several of the Type RE Benzes, alive again to give a hint of the immortal achievements that made these the most daunting and respected racing cars of their time.


Game Faces

Author: Thomas H. Pauly
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This compelling blend of biography and cultural history depicts five important yet nearly forgotten athletes from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who had a transformative effect on their sports and on the evolution of sports in general. Tom Stevens was the first man to ride a bicycle, ?a high wheeler,? around the world (1884-87). Fanny Bullock Workman completed seven expeditions into the Himalayas between 1898 and 1912. Bill Reid, a Harvard football coach and one of the game?s first professionals, played a key role in saving the sport from a national movement to abolish it in 1905. May Sutton became the National Champion of women?s tennis at the age of sixteen and was the first American woman to triumph at Wimbledon (1905). Barney Oldfield was an early champion of motor car racing (1902) whose aggressive pursuit of crowd appeal and ?outlaw? style rankled his competitors but won him many races. Although they participated in different sports, these five athletes were central to the evolution of sports from casual leisure recreations into serious, commercialized competitions and recognizable approximations of our sports today. Game Faces tracks the powerful influence of money, rules, and mediating organizations on this transformation and examines pitched battles between these champions and their archrivals. The outcomes determined not only the winners but also the future of their sports.


Auto Racing Comes of Age

Author: Robert Dick
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"This history of the evolution of auto racing from 1900 to 1925 examines influences, dirt track racing, and the birth of the twin-cam engine and the straight-eight. It also explores the origins of the Bennett and Vanderbilt races, the early career of Barney Oldfield, the rise of the speedway specials"--Provided by publisher.


Blitzen Benz Bang

Author: Renate Wiehager
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The Daimler Art Collection was founded in 1977 and has since grown to include about 1,800 works by more than 600 artists. The focus of the collection is on Constructivist, Concrete and Minimalist works by artists of the Stuttgart avant-garde, the Bauhaus and today's international Contemporary scene. This follow-up volume to 2006's collection catalogue, "Minimalism and After," concentrates on the photographic, video, mixed media, sculptural and commissioned works that the Daimler Collection has acquired since the early 1990s. Detailed essays present and discuss approximately 300 works by more than 125 artists, including Nam June Paik, John M. Armleder, David Goldblatt, Guy Tillim, Walter de Maria, Anthony Cragg, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and Sylvie Fleury. Not only does "Blitzen-Benz BANG" explore central aspects of one of the oldest and most important German corporate collections in existence today, but it is also a survey of the important stylistic developments in international art from the 1960s to the present.


Karl Benz

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A biography of the German engineer and inventor who pioneered in building motor-driven vehicles.


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Florida has been the home of many unusual characters throughout the years. Meet Ned Buntline, Laura Riding, Wilson Mizner, Sam Jones, and many others. Storytellers, lawbreakers, movers and shakers, sportsmen, moviemakers, visionaries, and mobsters all left their mark on Florida. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series


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