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More great praise for Physics for Gearheads by Randy Beikmann. The book which teaches physics using examples from motorsports, has been awarded the 2016 IAMC bronze medallion for a printed book, entire publication, technical: how to, by the International Automotive Media Competition  (IAMC). Author Randy Beikmann recently accepted this award at the Concours d'Elegance of America.

Author Randy Beikmann Ph.D (right) receives his bronze medallion from Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press. 
Photograph courtesy of Tara Beikmann. 

 

About the International Automotive Media Competition.

 

Judging for the IAMC is by peers, to a standard; entries may earn up to 100 points. The Medallion Awards -- Bronze (85-91 points), Silver (92-96 points) and Gold (97-100 points) -- are presented for those works so qualified. 

The International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC), is a program to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of automotive media. The IAMC™ is administered, produced by and is a property of The International Society for Vehicle Preservation, ©2016 all rights reserved. ISVP™ is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) educational organization. IAMC and the International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA) are the property of ISVP™.

 


 

For more information on Physics for Gearheads, including the table of contents, an excerpt and much more, visit www.BentleyPublishers.com/physics.

 

 

Physics for Gearheads

An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports 

by Randy Beikmann

List price: $79.95




Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained used some of the math equations in Physics for Gearheads to explain the physics behind Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT)s. Watch the whole video for a great explanation of the physics behind a CVT and look for Physics for Gearheads featured at minute mark 7:38 in the video.  

 

For more information on Physics for Gearheads, including the table of contents, an excerpt and much more, visit www.BentleyPublishers.com/physics.

 

 

Physics for Gearheads

An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports 

by Randy Beikmann

List price: $79.95

 

Rennlist.com recently reviewed The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems, follow the link to Rennlist.com for the full review and special offer on the book. The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems - Rennlist.com 

"Logically laid out, this book begins with the basics, and works its way to more complicated areas – starting with electricity and “how it actually works,” then moving into more advanced areas such as switches and relays, adding new circuits, ignition, reading wiring diagrams, modules, buses and digital data, the dreaded OBD-II, and often inscrutable sensors. The how and why of basic electrical principles are explained clearly throughout, and Siegel shows you how to test them. You don’t have to feel intimidated – Siegel conveys the sometimes unfathomable world of electrical systems into easier-to-understand language (note I said “easier,” not “easy”) with practical real world scenarios, analogies, and a plethora of sidebars, drawings, photographs, and diagrams to back up the text." - Rennlist.com 

 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

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Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

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Benjamin Shahrabani of vintage car lifestyle blog Petrolicious recently interviewed author Rob Siegel about his fleet of vintage BMWs. They talk about how Rob balances marriage, family and his love for cars. Rob also gives his opinion on the current state of the car collecting hobby and what it means to be a passionate automotive enthusiast. 

Be sure to read the full interview here for a special offer on Rob's books. http://petrolicious.com/how-can-a-normal-person-can-own-a-fleet-of-vintage-bmws

 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

List Price: $29.95

 

Rob talks a little about his history of wrenching and writing and then talks in depth about The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems. You can find the interview linked here: Deep Car Thoughts With Rob Siegel, the Hack Mechanic by Craig Fitzgerald


 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

List Price: $29.95


 


Get a dose of automotive inspiration and learn a little more about what makes Rob Siegel a.k.a "The Hack Mechanic" tick. Listen to Rob's interview with Mark Greene from Cars Yeah here; Cars Yeah episode 546 with Rob Siegel

or use iTunesGoogle Play, or Stitcher to listen to the podcast your favorite device. 

 


 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

List Price: $29.95


 

 

 

Craig Fitzgerald from Bestride.com recently reviewed The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems by Rob Siegel and The Bentley Publishers Technical Team and had this to say:

" I have spent many, many hours looking at wiring diagrams, and trying to diagnose electrical issues. The only vehicle I was successful with was — ironically — a 1970 Land Rover Series IIa, which was only simple to diagnose because there was like one wire in it.

All of those manuals, diagrams and user guides I pored over featured the style of writing you’d normally need to read the installation instructions on a garbage disposal to experience. Dry. Dull. Designed to induce sleep.

A book like this walks a fine line. You can easily dumb it down to the point where you’re insulting your reader with cartoon pictures of electrons, or just as easily overestimate the reader’s intelligence and attention span and write it like your core audience once built the Space Shuttle.

This one is billed as a guide to European automotive electrical systems, and it’s true that it does provide a lot of specific data on the idiosyncrasies of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and any other Euro manufacturer that favors Bosch electrics. But that’s not to say that if you own an Austin-Healey that you won’t get a lot of it.

It’s also not just for people who have cars of a certain vintage. A ton of the information collected in the book covers how to diagnose and understand things like all the sensors that make a modern car go and stop.

The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems splits the difference. It’s an actual “book” with “chapters” featuring “engaging writing” that doesn’t make you want to stick your head in an oven. Each chapter covers a specific topic, but it’s broken up with tons of illustrations, and sidebars designed to either offer deeper information, to provide a warning, or to deliver an analogy that can help you sort through your problem.

It’s complex enough to cover modern electrical issues, but also never assumes that you’ve done any electrical work — or more accurately any electrical work correctly. Early chapters cover the basics of safety and automotive electricity, and most appreciated, how a multimeter actually works."

You can read the full review here: http://bestride.com/reviews/product-reviews/book-review-the-hack-mechanic-guide-to-european-electrical-systems


 




The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !


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Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

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Bosch Automotive Handbook

Updated 9th Edition

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Mark Dwyer of Speedreaders.info recently reviewed; The V12 Engine: The Technology, Evolution and Impact of V12-Engined Cars by Karl Ludvigsen.  

  • "To many motorheads the word “twelve” has a near-magical ring to it that any other number of cylinders in an internal combustion engine just doesn’t come close to matching for impression or status. Anything less is too few, while the only other practical design with more cylinders, sixteen, certainly does seem to be too many. "
  • "Taking on the challenge of chronicling every V12 car engine ever made, as the author tells us is his intent, is not only enormous in scope, it could easily prove to be an overwhelming task for any but the most experienced and determined researcher and writer."

You can read the full review here on http://speedreaders.info/16999-v12-engine/


 

The V12 Engine

by Karl Ludvigsen

Hardcover, 590 pages, 585 photos, illustrations and diagrams, including 58 color photographs

List price: $79.95

 

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Vintage car lifestyle blog Petrolicious recently reviewed; The V12 Engine: The Technology, Evolution and Impact of V12-Engined Cars by Karl Ludvigsen.  

  • "Filled with the author’s crisp and detailed prose as well as copious cutaway drawings, engineering cross-sections, and photographs in both black and white as well as color,.."

  • "...the author's approach to writing about these engines is more “biography" than engineering study, which makes for a more relaxed read for those less technically-inclined." 
    - Petrolicious  

You can read the full review here on Petrolicious, These Two Books About Engines Are Unexpectedly Great


 

The V12 Engine

by Karl Ludvigsen

Hardcover, 590 pages, 585 photos, illustrations and diagrams, including 58 color photographs

List price: $79.95

 

more from Karl Ludvigsen >

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