Grease Junkie

Author: Edd China

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753553554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2279


SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. As you'll discover in his incomparable memoir, inventor, mechanic, TV presenter and walking tall as the definition of the British eccentric, Edd China sees things differently. An unstoppable enthusiast from an early age, Edd had 35 ongoing car projects while he was at university, not counting the double-decker bus he was living in. Now he's a man with not only a runaround sofa, but also a road-legal office, shed, bed and bathroom. His first car was a more conventional 1303 Texas yellow Beetle, the start of an ongoing love affair with VW, even though it got him arrested for attempted armed robbery. A human volcano of ideas and the ingenuity to make them happen, Edd is exhilarating company. Join him on his wild, wheeled adventures; see inside his engineering heroics; go behind the scenes on Wheeler Dealers. Climb aboard his giant motorised shopping trolley, and let him take you into his parallel universe of possibility.

Grease Monkey

Author: Steven G. Percifield

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450280668

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5738


With slavery, its bastard child racism, and the Ku Klux Klan all looming large in the rear-view mirror, "Grease Monkey" is a story of interracial friendship and auto racing partnership in a state dominated by an emerging automobile industry... and the Klan. Based upon the true life of Herschel B. Gulley and his friend and partner in their auto racing enterprise, the book traces Gulley's life from a twelve-year old farm head-of-household, to the dirt tracks of America, to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His partner's history and what made him the man he was, is traced from Central Africa, to slavery, to freedom in Indiana, to WW I France, and back to Indianapolis where his claims to racing fame were established and his abilities as both a driver and mechanic were proven. Indiana's arguable role as the original auto manufacturing capitol of the world, Chevrolet Manufacturing Company's Indianapolis roots, the reasons for the birth of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Ford-Chevy racing connection and the birth of the Colored Speedway Association are highlighted by interaction with Louis Chevrolet, Henry Ford, Wilbur Shaw and Charlie Wiggins. Climaxing with a duel-to-the-death on a Hoosier dirt track, the book is a must-read for anyone with interests in autos, auto racing, Indiana history or social history in America.

The Grease Monkey

Author: Ethel McMilin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450255833

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 529


Jonathon often babysat the neighbors' daughter, Lisa. Her hair was never comb and she was always dirty from playing in the dirt. He wondered what she would look like when she grew older. She was pitiful looking now. He often took her to his garage because the neighbors' needed a baby sitter. Lisa was a pest with more questions to ask than he had time to answer but she became interested in washing and cleaning cars. Perhaps she would be worth something since she could clean cars so well. He called her his grease monkey and he often wondered if she would still want to work around cars when she was older.

The Grease Monkey's Tale

Author: Paul Burman

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1907756442

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 7232


For Nic the mechanic 'grease monkey extraordinaire' life is becoming a journey of stories: good, bad, happy and sad. When Siobhan McConnell beautiful, dynamic, but shadowed by secrets - hurtles into his world, Nic's life bounces between tragedy, romance and thriller. Framed for armed robbery, it seems he's on the brink of losing everything until he's offered the 'job-of-a-lifetime' in the remote township of Gimbly, where very little is what it seems to be. Nic, haunted and supported by his past, attempts to uncover the truth behind Gimbly, and starts to discover a devastating truth peeking out from beneath the surface. Should Nic learn to live with what he finds, or take action to shake the town to it very core?

Greasemonkey Hacks

Author: Mark Pilgrim

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596101651

Category: Computers

Page: 495

View: 7331


A guide to Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension, that allows users to modify Web pages that are visited.

Dead of Winter

Author: Sam Millar

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847175341

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7964


Private Investigator Karl Kane returns to the streets of Belfast investigating the discovery of a severed hand. Karl believes it’s the work of an elusive serial killer, but the police are claiming a simple vendetta between local criminals. Karl embarks on a nightmarish journey as he attempts to solve the mystery and soon he’s suspecting Mark Wilson, his detested ex brother-in-law. But as the winter days become darker, Karl discovers that Wilson is more than a match for him when it comes to dirty dealing and even dirtier fighting, as he battles to keep from becoming the next victim.

Uncommon Dramas, Skits and Sketches

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830755152

Category: Religion

Page: 217

View: 3445


Uncommon Dramas, Skits and Sketches is an all-in-one, easy-to-use handbook for producing unforgettable dramas for youth groups of any size. Feel like a stage pro as you choose from a wide variety of scripts that will make messages memorable and teens inspired to turn on the drama! Perfect for youth meetings, Sunday School, retreats, camps, parent nights, lock-ins or special events. Includes CD-ROM with reproducible scripts.

220 Best Franchises to Buy

Author: The Philip Lief Group,Lynie Arden

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0307432114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 1810


Today's economic climate, dominated by corporate giants and chains, can be a tough place for a new face, but buying a franchise is the best opportunity for a budding entrepreneur. 220 Best Franchises to Buy, revised and updated with all-new franchise ideas, shows you how to get in on the ground floor--and how to reap the benefits of running your own business without running all the risks. Here are all the facts you need to make an informed decision about the franchise operation that best suits your professional goals, financial resources, and personal needs. The book features a step-by-step breakdown of potentially confusing areas such as financial responsibilities and licensing fees. You'll also learn about what kind of training and marketing to expect for your money, and how to negotiate a contract in your favor. This new edition of a business classic has been completely updated and revised to include franchise opportunities for the new millennium--everything from advertising to the fastest-growing chains of health clubs. With over fifty thousand copies in print, 220 Best Franchises to Buy is one of the most trusted sources of franchise information for today's entrepreneurs.

The Undead Gypsy

Author: Kit Fielding

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529378605

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 4395


Now if you were a poor Gypsy mush, who'd had a run of bad luck and whose ever-loving was done with managing on thin air, and someone was to offer you a lucrative run of work, what would you do? Okay, so it's not legit, but sometimes it's got to be worth the risk. You could buy your lovely Zilla all that her heart desires, you could stand your rounds at the kitchema without counting the money in your pocket, update your van, put a deposit on a bit of ground to call your own. So you do it, you take the work and you take the risk, but then it all blows up in your face and you've pulled your loved ones into danger. Well worse than danger. And now you're going to have to take yourself away, disappear from sight. Be the undead playing at being dead. By the author of Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn, this Own Voices novel reveals, with compassion and humour, the precarious lives of its characters in a story where, sometimes, the mystical and the everyday worlds converge.

Speaking of Animals

Author: Robert Allen Palmatier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294909

Category: Reference

Page: 472

View: 8485


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