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World Book - Automobile
Automobile is a wheeled machine that serves as the most important form of transportation in the world.
CITATION: Heitmann, John A., and Christopher Depcik. "Automobile." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.
World Book - Automobile Racing
Automobile racing is a thrilling sport that tests the speed and performance of automobiles and the skill and daring of drivers.
CITATION: Wilkinson, Sylvia. "Automobile racing." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.
Call Number: 629.222 MOR
Provides photographs and descriptions of ten of the fastest cars ever made, including the Lamborghini Diablo, the Corvette Z06, and the Dodge Viper.
Formula One car racing by
Call Number: 796.72 HER
Introduces Formula One racing, discussing the history of the sport, the needed equipment, safety issues, techniques, and competitions.
Websites and Videos
A Short Course on Automobile Engines
This short "course" on the functions of an automobile engine begins with the basics of fuel requirements. "Let's see how the modern engine uses that energy to make the wheels turn." Different kinds of engines are explained accompanied by a rudimentary illustration of the engine. Specific parts of engines are identified and well labeled. The author discusses fuel consumptions, oil system, engine cooling, engine balance, and much more.
CITATION: A Short Course on Automobile Engines. n.d. Web. 2 December 2015. http://www.familycar.com/engine.htm.
How are cars made?
To plan new cars, designers need to study how people use cars and what people like. They choose a new shape, colors, and materials. They look for ways to improve how it drives, turns, and stops. Lots of drawings go into making a prototype, or sample car. The car is tested in hot, cold, and windy weather. It is tested on wet and bumpy roads. When making cars, Toyota stops if there is a problem. They don't make too many parts at one time. Watch the steps in the factory as a car is stamped,...
CITATION: How Are Cars Made?. n.d. Web. 2 December 2015. http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/kids/car/index.html.
Automobiles - History
While Henry Ford didn't actually invent the assembly line, he used it on a scale never before seen. It was the workers' idea for each person to do only one job on the line. With one job, new unskilled workers could easily learn their job. Henry Ford was also ahead of his time in providing a livable wage. As a result, his workers didn't go looking for another job. Standardized, interchangeable parts were an innovative idea. Discover how the Model T changed American culture.
CITATION: Automobiles. n.d. Web. 2 December 2015. http://www.history.com/topics/automobiles.
American Racing: A Diversity of Innovation
In 1895, the first automobile race took place in America. Follow the history of automobile racing on this site from the National Museum of American History as you explore the rules of racing and more. You will find photographs, posters, and information about drag racing, open-wheeled racing, and closed car racing. Learn how NASCAR got its start. See historic photos of racecars at Daytona Beach, and find out about some other racetracks. You can also read about some well-known drivers.
CITATION: American Racing: A Diversity of Innovation. n.d. Web. 2 December 2015. http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_66_1.html.
Lamborghini Sports Cars
Everything you want to know about the Lamborghini can be found in this extensive article on the many models of this Italian sports car. Following a fact-filled overview you will find many pictures and information about the models of Lamborghini including the Lamborghini GT models, the Lamborghini Islero, the Lamborghini Espada, the Jarama 400 GT and the 400 GTS. There is also information on the Lamborghini Urraco models and the Miura, Countach, Silhouette, and Diablo models.
CITATION: Lamborghini Sports Cars. n.d. Web. 1 December 2015. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/lamborghini-sports-cars.htm/printable.
The Fact Monster on line encyclopedia supports this web site describing automobile racing. The brief article discusses the origination of auto racing and its first appearance in the United States. It also contains the names of many organizations that have evolved in the industry. You will learn about many different popular types of racing such as stock car, midget and hill climbing.
CITATION: Automobile Racing. n.d. Web. 2 December 2015. http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sports/A0805416.html.