McQueen's Machines

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610601114

Category: Transportation

Page: 184

View: 8373


No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen’s Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star’s racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen’s Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man’s driving passion. Now in paperback.

McQueen's Motorcycles

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 614


The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels. Even thirty years after his death, Steve McQueen remains a cultural icon. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture and his fan base spans from car lovers to racing enthusiasts to motorcycle obsessives. In his movies, McQueen's character always had an envy-inducing motorcycle or car, but in his personal life, motorcycles were always McQueen's first true love. McQueen's Motorcycles focuses on the bikes that the King of Cool raced and collected. From the first Harley McQueen bought when he was an acting student in New York to the Triumph "desert sleds" and Huskys he desert raced all over California, Mexico, and Nevada, McQueen was never without a stable of two wheelers. His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, Elsinore Grand Prix, and even as a member of the 1964 ISDT team in Europe. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen maintained his body like it was a machine itself. He trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts. Later in his life, as he backed away from Hollywood, his interests turned to antique bikes and he accumulated an extensive collection, including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Brough Superior, Cyclone, BSA, and Ace motorcycles. Today, McQueen still has the Midas touch; anything that was in the man's possession is a hot commodity. McQueen's classic motorcycles sell for top dollar at auctions, always at a multiple of what the same bike is worth without the McQueen pedigree. McQueen's Motorcycles reveals these highly sought-after machines in gorgeous photography and full historical context.

They Started in MGs

Author: Carl Goodwin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486244

Category: Transportation

Page: 291

View: 4993


An affordable, lightweight sports car suitable for racing, the MG TC launched the sports car scene in postwar America. A wave of drivers first competed on the track in these and the later TD, TF and MGA models during the 1950s, many of them eventually moving up to Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and Ferraris. Eighty such drivers, from the famous (e.g., Phil Hill, John Fitch, David E. Davis, Jr.) to lesser known men and women with equally vivid stories, are profiled in this book, which presents many of their recollections from firsthand interviews alongside a wealth of period photographs.

Computational Intelligence for Machine Learning and Healthcare Informatics

Author: Rajshree Srivastava,Pradeep Kumar Mallick,Siddharth Swarup Rautaray,Manjusha Pandey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110648199

Category: Computers

Page: 346

View: 4945


This book presents a variety of techniques designed to enhance and empower multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional machine learning research in healthcare informatics. It is intended to provide a unique compendium of current and emerging machine learning paradigms for healthcare informatics, reflecting the diversity, complexity, and depth and breadth of this multi-disciplinary area.

Machine Learning for Sustainable Development

Author: Kamal Kant Hiran,Deepak Khazanchi,Ajay Kumar Vyas,Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110702517

Category: Computers

Page: 214

View: 9049


The book will focus on the applications of machine learning for sustainable development. Machine learning (ML) is an emerging technique whose diffusion and adoption in various sectors (such as energy, agriculture, internet of things, infrastructure) will be of enormous benefit. The state of the art of machine learning models is most useful for forecasting and prediction of various sectors for sustainable development.

Machine Learning: ECML 2006

Author: Johannes Fürnkranz,Tobias Scheffer,Myra Spiliopoulou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354045375X

Category: Computers

Page: 873

View: 7033


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Machine Learning, ECML 2006, held, jointly with PKDD 2006. The book presents 46 revised full papers and 36 revised short papers together with abstracts of 5 invited talks, carefully reviewed and selected from 564 papers submitted. The papers present a wealth of new results in the area and address all current issues in machine learning.

Advanced Knitting Technology

Author: Subhankar Maity,Sohel Rana,Pintu Pandit,Kunal Singha

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0323855350

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 4810


Advanced Knitting Technology provides complete coverage of the latest innovations and developments in knitting technology, including emerging methods as well as the latest best practice for classical processes. Many technologies can be used for the production of cloth such as weaving, knitting, nonwoven, and braiding. Knitting methods are being selected for a growing range of applications due to the spectacular properties of knitted fabric, such as softer tactile quality, higher stretchability, bulkiness, and functional properties that compare favorably with other woven fabrics. Beyond the well-known apparel applications, specially designed knitted structures are uniquely suitable for high performance applications like reinforcement for composites, medical implants, and geotextiles. This book presents recent advances in knitting technology, including structures, properties and applications of knitted fabrics in modern apparel, activewear, composites, medical textiles, and geotextiles. With reference to the latest industry practice, testing, quality and process control methods for knitting technologies are discussed. Advanced Knitting Technology covers recent advances in knitting technology, properties and performance of knitted structures, their applications in apparel and technical fields. Provides detailed and practical instructions for the sustainable production of knitted textiles, including sustainable chemical processing natural dyeing processes, and sustainability analysis methods Draws on the latest research to discuss the future of knitted apparels and high-tech applications of knitted structures as technical textiles Explores the latest applications of AI and machine learning to the knitting process