Traces the history of a Stevens-Duryea touring car purchased by astronomer Percival Lowell in 1911, and explores events in the early history of the automobile industry in the United States.... an entirely different attitude toward the internal combustion engine, much in the manner of the computer age children of a century later ... his observatory in 1927 could strip the automotive engine of his youth to its basic components and rebuild it with no manual or guidance. However, there were often unforeseen problems; while engaged in this practice with a motorboat of which he was a part owner, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Percival Lowell's Big Red Car|
|Author||:||William Lowell Putnam|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2002-10-14|