Description : From 1899 until 1929, the Locomobile Company of America produced high quality automobiles. Founded by Amzi Barber and John Walker, the company originally made steam cars under license from Stanley Steamer. The car was advertised as a combination auto and locomotive or, a ¿Locomobile¿. Based in Bridgeport, Conn., Locomobile gained a reputation for quality and performance, but only after switching to gas engines in 1902. A Locomobile won the prestigious Vanderbuilt Cup Race in 1908, and in 1909-10 Mrs. Harriet Clark Fisher took a Loco around the world, a journey recounted in this text. Locomobile was sold in 1922 to Durant, who continued producing the line until 1929. Originally created by the Locomobile Company in 1911, this wonderful book contains dozens of photos and diagrams, as well as illustrative text, about one of America¿s great cars. Although slightly reformatted, care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.
Description : Today we can hardly imagine life in Europe without roads and theautomobiles that move people and goods around. In fact, the vastmajority of movement in Europe takes place on the road. Travelersuse the car to explore parts of the continent on their holidays,and goods travel large distances to reach consumers. Indeed, thetwentieth century has deservedly been characteried as the centuryof the car. The situation looked very different around 1900.People crossing national borders by car encountered multiplehurdles on their way. Technically, they imported their vehicleinto a neighboring country and had to pay astronomic importduties. Often they needed to pass a driving test in each countrythey visited. Early on, automobile and touring clubs sought tomake life easier for traveling motorists.International negotiations tackled the problems arising fromdiffering regulations. The resulting volume describes everythingfrom the standardied traffic signs that saved human lives on theroad to the Europabus taking tourists from Stockholm to Romein the 1950s. Driving Europe offers a highly original portrait of aEurope built on roads in the course of the twentieth century.