Faustroll books aeroplanes and automobiles in modernist. The three french editions of mes mille et une voitures. For example theres a car 1954 brutsch mopetta which looks like an adult version of those little kid cars we had that we peddled. Part airplane, part spaceship, the avions voisin c25 aerodyne looks as though it drove right off of a retrofuturistic art deco poster. At the end of the book there are pictures of the nineties of cars that were still in existence then. In the past, voisin enthusiasts and automotive historians had to scramble to find long outofprint copies of a massive slipcased tome, voisin automobiles 19191958, published by white mouse editions in 1991. And one of voisin s designs, the ke sport roadster would be made available for purchase at amelia island in 2012.
The book moch read was voisins autobiography mes 1001 voitures recently translated into english and published by faustroll books, sbn. Literally loaded with tons of information with great photos. This is the first english edition, translated from the original french by d. The type c28 ambassade body design was inspired by the artdeco period and was the last model voisin was personally responsible for. Beyond that though there are more specialty cars than ive seen in any other book. Buy on the website of the gilena international motor books. This volume covers the period from 1917 to the 1960s when voisin turned his attentions from aviation to the automobile. Jul 19, 2012 1934 voisin c27 grand sport cabriolet. Guy des cars has 75 books on goodreads with 3420 ratings. My 1001 cars by gabriel voisin english reference edition now half price. He immersed himself in various roles over the years, has a vast knowledge of chryslerdodgejeep products and the voisin chrysler business. The voisin has a colorful life in the largescale film. The first english edition of the gabriel voisins 1962 memoir of his automotive years, authoritatively annotated and fully illustrated with period photographs.
During the research for his two new books saab cars the complete story and secrets of the spitfire lance cole investigated the roots of aerodynamics and car design, this led him to study gabriel voisin french aircraft and car engineer extraordinaire. Recognizable for spacious designs with their angular lines, voisins cars were as striking as his airplane designs. The first english edition of the gabriel voisins 1962 memoir of his automotive years, authoritatively annotated, fully illustrated with period photographs. Books about cars and motorcycles from all over the world. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Not only did he write several books but also his own sales brochures. The text of the 1935 brochure about voisins car of the future provides an insight in the visionary aims of voisin. Voisin gabriel, 1962, mes milles et une voitures my 1001 automobiles. And one of voisins designs, the ke sport roadster would be made available for purchase at amelia island in 2012.
His laboratoire grand prix car, built in 1923, would be one of the first to make use of a moncoque chassis construction. Porsche unexpected randy leffingwell, cameron ingram, and michael furman photographer. During world war i, gabriel voisin became a major producer of military. Voisin remained faithful to the sleevevalve principle for the rest of his career as a car maker. Dirk pitt must save the planet from a catastrophe, fighting against an unscrupulous industrialist and a bloodthirsty tyrantthe heroes steal the voisin from the dictator and, after many adventures and challenges, bring it to california. We explore the technology of early 20th century france the characters as well as their machines and its impact on contemporary culture, society and ideas. This edition is a translation of the original autobiography written in french in 1962 and integrated with comments of the same voisin and over 150 vintage images for the pi. The focus of the book is the works of gabriel voisin. Book gabriel voisin journal dun iconoclaste, of bellu serge. My 1001 cars by gabriel voisin english reference edition.
Gabriel voisin journal dun iconoclaste of bellu serge. A practical man who couldnt look at a functional object without trying to devise a better way of fulfilling its purpose. In the motogp record books, he goes down as one of the greatest motorcycle road racers of alltime. Who wants to know more about the complicated personal life of voisin can better read the annotated version of my 1001 cars by voisin coming from faustroll books. Back in the early 1960s i bought the english translation of the first volume of gabriel voisins autobiography, men, women and 10,000 kites, which dealt with the aviation phase of the life of this extraordinary man, a prey to the demon of creation, and ended in 1918. Andre lefebvre and the cars he created at voisin and citrodn 9781845842444. Colin is a graduate of the university of guelph, bachelors of commerce, honours program, specializing in marketing management. After 1945, he turned his attention to designing a minimalist car for the masses, the biscooter. The story of the brand is described in great detail and is lavishly illustrated with period pictures and sales brochures. And though he was not a great businessman, voisin left a lasting impression on the french motor industry.
There are very few books about voisin cars and this one is the definite book of reference. For instance, his protege andre lefebvre created citroens immortal traction avant after leaving the voisin company. Book my 1001 cars by gabriel voisin, of voisin gabriel. Amongst all of that is a colorful life filled with all sorts of racing machinery, rivalries, victories, as well as some lean times. Cars by voisin, voisin images, news, pricing, and information. Voisins 1962 book, mes milles et une voitures my 1,001 cars listed a dozen world records in endurance racing. Dec 01, 2007 beyond that though there are more specialty cars than ive seen in any other book.
Other collaborators are philipp moch, who recreated the 1923 voisin c6 tours grand prix car and a number of. Gabriel voisin, the french visionary who influenced car design with a swedish twist in the tale. A lavishly illustrated collection of the 1,001 most groundbreaking and beautiful cars, from the earliest pioneering horseless carriages to the latest custom models for connoisseurs. It was flown by henry farman on january, 1908 near paris, france. Winstone editions faustrol books the books wrote by gabriel voisin himself. Gabriel voisin february 5, 1880 december 25, 1973 was an aviation pioneer and the creator of europes first manned, enginepowered, heavierthanair aircraft capable of a sustained 1 km, circular, controlled flight, including takeoff and landing. Recognizable for spacious designs with their angular lines, voisin s cars were as striking as his airplane designs. The c25 aerodyne is so radical that it doesnt even look. By 1907 voisin had built a powered heavierthanair machine which had made observed flights. Escapist literature, essential research road scholars.
Voisin, auto innovator, gets a show of his own the new york times. Voisin built lightweight cars using techniques learned in his years as an aircraft designer. Of all the cars that gabriel voisin produced, this striking demiberline halftruck is one of the best. This is the first english edition of the second volume of gabriel voisin s autobiography, which was published in france in 1962 as mes mille et une voitures.
Colin began his career at voisin chrysler by washing cars at 17 years old. Our first releases cover different aspects of the life and work of the charismatic aviation pioneer and prolific design engineer, gabriel voisin. Jun 03, 2012 voisins 1962 book, mes milles et une voitures my 1,001 cars listed a dozen world records in endurance racing. This latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the worlds best designed and most important cars. Faustroll books aeroplanes and automobiles in modernist france. The renowned automobile collector discusses art deco design, le corbusiers car of choice, and what its like to own the worlds largest collection of bugattis. Voisin, auto innovator, gets a show of his own the new york. Reg winstone, who translated voisins biography my 1001 cars into english. This is the first english edition of the second volume of gabriel voisins autobiography, which was published in france in 1962 as mes mille et une voitures as its title implies, my 1001 cars is the companion memoir of the period from 1917 to the sixties, during which voisin turned his. This book covers all the known voisin models, with specifications, catalogue extracts, engineering drawings and the like, including the streamlined recordbreaking racing cars which voisin built and used so effectively after giving up participation in touring car and grand prix races. New inventory covid19 updates due to the serious risks posed by the covid19 virus, voisin chrysler ltd has decided to do our part by closing our dealership effective march 23 rd until april 6 th to help protect the health and safety of our customers, staff and surrounding communities. Sep 22, 2015 part airplane, part spaceship, the avions voisin c25 aerodyne looks as though it drove right off of a retrofuturistic art deco poster. As its title implies, my 1001 cars is the companion memoir relating the period between 1917 to the sixties, during which the legendary designer and engineer turned his attention to the motor car initially, with the distinctive luxury machines of the vintage years and the famously exotic art deco creations of the thirties, through to the. Gabriel voisin february 5, 1880 december 25, 1973 was a french aviation pioneer and the.
After his great translation of my 1001 gabriel voisins cars, my friend reg winstone. In his home country of italy valentino rossi is treated like a rock star. The type c28 ambassade body design was inspired by the artdeco period and was the. For those lucky enough to own a voisin, the book is an absolute must. Since then, cars have evolved to play a new role in modern american life, captured in books. Jul 01, 2017 buy my 1001 cars 2nd by voisin, gabriel isbn. Largest collection of voisin automobiles to be displayed a. Classic cars motorcycles camper vans 4x4s american cars modern cars 3 wheelers books dvds commercial electric cars fia race cars memorabilia etc military number plates other parts projects toy cars etc wedding cars. Zakonnym duvodem zpracovani vasich osobnich udaju je vas souhlas davany timto spravci ve smyslu cl. This list includes pictures, wallpaper, high resolution images, pricing, news, fuel economy, historical data and the latest n. The smaller but excellent english language my 1001 cars by gabriel. So, snuggle up with some hot chocolate, or tack the list up on the fridge for spring, and enjoy these top 10 cars in fiction.
Voisin, yleisemmin avions voisin, oli ranskalainen lentokoneita ja sitten loistoautoja valmistanut yritys yritys syntyi 5. He has also conducted research for numerous magazines and edited the goldfish guides to cars and commercial vehicles as well as the complete book of the. This edition is a translation of the original autobiography written in french in 1962 and integrated with comments of. In actuality, the movie car is a fiberglass replica of a 1936 c28 avions voisin with a 4. As its title implies, my 1001 cars is the companion memoir of the period from 1917 to the sixties, during which voisin turned his attention to the automobile initially, with the distinctive grandes routieres of the vintage years and the famously exotic art deco creations of the thirties, through to the various iterations of the minimalist postwar biscooter. It was manufactured by his company avions voisin which had built several pioneering airplanes before 1912 under the name les freres voisin. My 1001 cars book reference edition, by gabriel voisin. Jul 27, 2012 gabriel voisin, the french visionary who influenced car design with a swedish twist in the tale.102 351 301 662 1469 178 593 961 997 462 1179 1079 600 674 747 201 712 626 178 443 381 1319 1034 46 960 1108 695 570 324 1456 215 1319 627 547