Car Crazy

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Penguin, Mar 5, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Buckle your seat belt and get ready for an action-packed race through the world of automobiles! Car Crazy is an exhilarating celebration of the motor vehicle in all its weird and wonderful glory. Prepare to be dazzled by the fastest, the loudest, the most beautiful, the most powerful, the most expensive, and the most outrageous vehicles ever to hit the tarmac. More than just a beautiful book of pictures and facts, Car Crazy also tells the amazing human-interest stories behind the greatest racing drivers and stuntmen. Marvel at the death-defying bravery of Evel Knievel and Ayrton Senna and find out how scientists and designers changed the shape of the car forever in their quest for perfect aerodynamics.
 

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Contents

08 BURNING RUBBER
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10 Go karting
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12 Formula 1
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14 A need for speed
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16 NASCAR
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18 Fast and faster
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20 Burnout
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22 Superbikes
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54 Hot rods
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56 Raw power
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58 Take a stretch
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60 Luxury cars
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62 Big vs small
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64 Gibbs Aquada
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66 Flying high
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68 Film stars on wheels
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24 Revving up
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26 Made for dirt
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28 Get a grip
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30 Truck racing
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32 Thrills and spills
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34 Car crushers
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36 Daredevils
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38 Harley Fat Boy
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40 Fast wheels
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42 Supercars
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44 Supersonic
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46 DREAM WHEELS
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48 Ford Model T
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50 Concept cars
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52 The Beetle
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70 LIVE TO DRIVE
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72 The red truck
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74 Police cars
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76 Police motorcycles
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78 Motorcycles in Asia
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80 Breakdown
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82 Try this for size
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84 Ice road truckers
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86 Fuel savers
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88 Green machines
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90 Lunar rover
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92 Glossary
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94 Index
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96 Credits
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