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Uncle John has the need . . . for speed! (But he always uses his turn signal.) Hop on in and let the Bathroom Readers Institute take you on the ultimate road trip. From the first motorized vehicles to the flying cars of tomorrow, youll race around the world to learn about some great sets of wheels and the gear heads who make them go. And not just cars, this book has planes, trains, roller coasters, yachts, and massive machines that literally move mountains. So strap on your seatbelts--its going to be a fun ride! Read about . . .

Secrets of Hollywood car chases

The original Cannonball Run

Taking a ride in the hot-tub limo

The drag queen

The history of airships

The Black Beetle: a New York Central train outfitted with jet engines

The yacht that cost more than some countries GDP

Around the world in 25 ways

A car without a driver

A look at how a jet engine works

Ghost planes and haunted ships

Pal Newman buys a Beetle

The origin of crash-test dummies

And much, much more!

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Let the Bathroom Readers Institute take you on the ultimate road trip! From the first motorized vehicles to the flying cars of tomorrow, youll race around the world to learn about some great sets of wheels and the men and women who make them go. So strap on your seatbelts—its going to be a fun ride! Read about...

The Batmobile—a timeline

The yacht that cost more than some countries GDP

The stories behind car songs, from why Sammy Hagar couldnt drive 55 to the real Little GTO

The most expensive clunkers in automobile history

The Black Beetle: a New York Central train outfitted with jet engines

Clark Griswolds “Wagon Queen Family Truckster” and other famous movie cars

Make your pickup into a Monster Truck!

The real story of the Car Talk guys

Ghost planes and haunted ships

Setting the land speed record

Who were Harley and Davidson?

The legal woes of Abraham Levy, inventor of the dashboard shade

NASCARs greatest heroes and sorest losers

The origin of crash-test dummies

Driving to work on the moon

About the Author

Bathroom Readers' Institute: The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market--Throne Sitters--and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607101840
Author:
Bathroom Readers
Publisher:
Portable Press
Author:
Bathroom Readers' Institute
Author:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Subject:
Motor Sports
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Automotive-Racing
Subject:
Humor-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Let the Bathroom Readers Institute take you on the ultimate road trip! From the first motorized vehicles to the flying cars of tomorrow, youll race around the world to learn about some great sets of wheels and the men and women who make them go. So strap on your seatbelts—its going to be a fun ride! Read about...

The Batmobile—a timeline

The yacht that cost more than some countries GDP

The stories behind car songs, from why Sammy Hagar couldnt drive 55 to the real Little GTO

The most expensive clunkers in automobile history

The Black Beetle: a New York Central train outfitted with jet engines

Clark Griswolds “Wagon Queen Family Truckster” and other famous movie cars

Make your pickup into a Monster Truck!

The real story of the Car Talk guys

Ghost planes and haunted ships

Setting the land speed record

Who were Harley and Davidson?

The legal woes of Abraham Levy, inventor of the dashboard shade

NASCARs greatest heroes and sorest losers

The origin of crash-test dummies

Driving to work on the moon

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