American Autobahn. The Road To An Interstate Freeway With No Speed Limits by Mark Rask (Signed Limited First Edition #311) #AAU-BK-100-53
Buy this item now
American Autobahn. The Road To An Interstate Freeway With No Speed Limits by Mark Rask (Signed Limited First Edition #311)
Freeway With No Speed Limits by Mark Rask
Illustrations by Mark Stehrenberger
Hard cover issue in like-new condition. Sealed in a cellophane envelope as a keepsake as depicted.
This item is a First Edition signed copy Limited Edition #311.
Photo(s) depict actual item listed.
Purchase includes free USPS economy mail shipping. This item normally ships within 1-3 business days.
ABOUT THE ITEM:
The automotive enthusiast’s “Bible” for fast-and-safe driving. A first-of-its-kind expose that shows how Germany, since 1970, has reduced the number of people killed on its roadways by almost 70 percent–while traffic moves on its Autobahn freeway system at 100 mph. The book also takes an in-depth look at America’s failed attempts, since 1940, to slow down “speeders” and save lives. A fascinating comparison between two radically different philosophies of safety, and how Germany’s high-speed approach could be adapted to American’s interstate. Included are eight color illustrations of tomorrow’s cars, trucks and motorcycles by world-famous automotive artist, Mark Stehrenberger. Many rare photos, ads and graphics. Fast-paced, informative and, yes, fun, this is the book the federal government and insurance industry don’t want you to read! Hardbound, 61/4″ X 91/4″, 312 pages, 55 black & white photos, 8 color.
From the Publisher
The automotive enthusiast’s “Bible” for fast-and-safe driving. Detailed, fast-paced and, yes, fun, this book shows why America has failed to improve safety on the road and how Germany has saved lives, in spite of 100 mph speeds on its Autobahn freeway system.
From the Back Cover
Each year thousands of people are killed on this nation’s highways- many more injured and disabled. The reason for this continued death and suffering is an attitude of ignorance and apathy that allows federal and state safety programs to be either ill-conceived, ineptly handled or nonexistent.
AMERICAN AUTOBAHN takes a tough but enthusiastic look at the state of American highway safety, exposing the half-truths and myths about the single most misunderstood factor in traffic accidents today- Speed.
AMERICAN AUTOBAHN analyzes the dramatic combination of safety and speed on the German Autobahn and offers an exciting, new direction for America’s interstate that would make speeds of 100 mph, or more, commonplace on open stretches of rural freeway beyond the year 2000- with far greater safety than ever imagined at 55 mph.
AMERICAN AUTOBAHN will challenge everything you thought you knew about saving lives on the road.
About the Author
Mark Rask is a lifelong automotive and racing enthusiast. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a German language certificate from the University of Eichstaett, Germany. After twelve years of research, plus thousands of miles driving the Autobahn and interstate, Mark has written a tour de force–a book that will forever change how we think about the automobile, driving and safety. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Format: Book, Trade Cloth
Publication Year: 1999
Author: Mark Rask
Author Mark Rask
Number Of Pages 296 pages
Publication Date 1999-08-01
Publisher Vanguard Non-Fiction Books
Copyright Date 1999
Width 6 In.
Length 9 In.