Wheels of Change: From Zero to 600 M.p.h. : the Amazing Story of California and the Automobile

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Heyday Books, 2009 - Transportation - 405 pages
Americans have always been enamored of automobiles, but California has a car culture unlike any other. Fueled by the Hollywood dream machine and the passions of the young and adventurous, Californians have changed the automobile and helped change America in the process.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Ancient World
7
Blaclcsmitlfs Son
8
A Day at the Races
17
The Impossible journey
27
San Francisco
37
Transformation
47
Suddenly Shrinking State
48
Long and Low
113
The GoFast Kid
122
Something Happening Here
135
The Big Three
151
The Curious Case of Doble Steam Motors
161
I6 Blood on the Tracks
170
Hopped Up
181
Gable and Lombard
193

Machine Politics
60
Barney and Friends
71
The Original Hollywood FastCar Guy
80
Shows of Wonder
87
Birth ofthe Modern
103
I0 Wheelboys
105
EPILOGUE
341
BIBLIOGRAPHY
349
sOuRCs NOTES
357
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389
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
405

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