In this issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Masters of Main Street´´, by James Surowiecki: Why financial reform should take on auto dealerships.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Say What?´´, by Ben McGrath: It’s not easy to disguise a Russian accent.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´No One Ever Said It Better´´, by John Kenney.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Mark of a Masterpiece´´, by David Grann: The man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100714/pe_nyer_100714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hatchback and Estate (SW). Also covers major mechanical features of CC (Coupe Cabriolet) and Van. Petrol: 1.4 litre (1360cc and 1397cc) and 1.6 litre (1587cc and 1598cc). DTurbo-Diesel: 1.4 litre (1398cc) and 1.6 litre (1560cc). Does NOT cover revised model range introduced August 2009. oes NOT cover 1.6 litre turbo petrol engines. Complete coverage for your Peugeot 207 Petrol and Diesel (06 - July 09) 06 to 09
Mini celebrates 60 amazing years of this iconic car, from its revolutionary introduction to the popularity of its new-generation models. The first two-door Mini, introduced in 1959 and built until 2000, revolutionized automotive design with its innovative front-wheel-drive layout that made the car appear bigger on the inside than the outside. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century , behind the Ford Model T. Designed for British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis and manufactured in England, Australia, Spain, Belgium, Chile, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia, the Mini was as successful in competition as it was on the street , winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through 1967. Originally built by BMC, the Mini´s later parent company, Rover, was acquired by BMW in 1994. In 2000, BMW sold most of the Rover Group but retained the Mini brand. The last and 5,387,862nd original Mini rolled off the production line in October, 2000. In July 2001, BMW launched production of the new-generation of Mini which was soon joined by Countryman, Clubman, convertible, Cooper Works, and numerous special editions. Nearly 20 years later, the new Minis remain as popular as the original from 1959.
The inspirational inside story from the 2018 Tour de France and Sports Personality of the Year winner ´´This year G was the strongest rider, and he finally had Lady Luck on his side. An unstoppable combination´´ Chris Froome ´´I understood what Geraint´s win meant: for him, for me, for the team, and for Wales, too´´ Dave Brailsford ´´Wow!´´ Arsène Wenger For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice an Olympic gold medallist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his team-mates. In the summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion - from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and, finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris. As a boy, G had run home from school on summer afternoons to watch the Tour on television. This July, across twenty-one stages and three weeks, and under constant attack from his rivals, he made the race his own. With insight from the key characters around Geraint, this is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport. Not only can nice guys come first - they can win the biggest prize of all.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, did Christy destroy her dad´s car 15 years ago by putting black tape over a flashing temperature light - and then continuing to drive? And is Dad ready to forgive and forget? It´s one of our all-time favorite auto-familial disputes. Elsewhere, Andy got talked into replacing his front brakes to help stop a noise coming from the rear; Nancy´s husband says she´s risking death by keeping her air conditioning on recirculate; and should Mickey be concerned that she´s on her fourth consecutive boyfriend who drives an ´82 Honda? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: July 9, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/160709/rt_cart_160709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Karmen´s husband is a ´´burper.´´ At the gas pump, he shakes the car to get the air out, and more gas in. Karmen thinks this is wacko--which it is--but is her nozzle technique any less crazy? Elsewhere in matters auto-relational, Jim just noticed that all of his romances have been with women who drive Volkswagens; and Derek needs to get his beloved Jeep off the front lawn, before his wife gets him out of the house. Also, a passenger-side farting sound is causing some major embarrassment for Alicia; Paul needs to figure out why his wife´s Hyundai is moaning before she gives birth; and Ben is wondering if a potato can really fill in for a radio antenna. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: July 14, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/120714/rt_cart_120714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Garrison Keillor returns to the little town we love and continues to chronicle the lives of our favorite folks. Lake Wobegon is in a frenzy of preparations for the Fourth of July. This being Wobegon, lives collide and relationships develop in the oddest ways. Take Clint Bunson, the treasurer of the Lutheran church and the auto mechanic who starts cars on below-zero mornings. For six years, he has run the Fourth of July parade, turning what was once a line of pickup trucks into an event of dazzling spectacle. The town is dizzy with anticipation - until they hear of Clint´s ambition to run for Congress. They know about his episodes with vodka sours, his rocky marriage, and his friendship with the 24-year-old who dresses up as the Statue of Liberty for the parade and may be buck naked beneath her robes. In Keillor´s words, ´´It is Lake Wobegon as you imagined it - good loving people who drive each other crazy.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garrison Keillor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000423/bk_high_000423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CEO of Parkwood Corp, chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation, Morton Mandel has reached great success in both his financial and personal life. In his book It´s All About Who... Morton talks about his humble beginnings from working a summer job for his uncle in the wholesale auto parts business, to owning that same business with his brothers in July 1940. Though Morton joined the Army in World War II and left the business world behind him, it wasn´t until after the war Morton and his brothers took a hard look at why their business was struggling to turn a major profit. Morton and his brothers realized that in an over-saturated market you have to come up with a different solution to attract customers; that sometimes business owners need to take a step back to see what their customers really need. What they learned propelled them into the future to live richer lives both monetarily and in the quality of life. Now Morton shares what he has learned about what a CEO is worth and how to hire and maintain ´´A employees´´. AMA is a world-class leadership development provider in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our training is internationally recognized by nine professional associations and the majority of the Fortune 500 companies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000295/bk_amai_000295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three modern tales of wizards, magic, and silliness. ´´High Moon´´ is a Western showdown with magic and 50 meters. ´´Tell Them NAPA Sent You´´ is a story of a wizard, dwarfs, and auto parts. And in ´´Wizard Jack´´, the wizard accidently trades all the magical tomorrows for tango lessons. Featuring David Ossman and Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and a full cast. ´´High Moon´´: David Ossman, Kevin Swan, Jane Yolen, Richard Fish, Steve Perry, Kara Dalkey. Sound effects by Brian Westley. Music by David Emerson. Cover by Ken Fletcher. Recorded live at Minicon 32, March 1997, Bloomington, Minnesota. ´´Tell Them NAPA Sent You´´: David Ossman, Michael Sheard, Windy Bowlsby, Tim Wick, Irene Ruderman, Preston Ossman, Richard Fish. Sound effects by Jerry Stearns. Music by Mike Wheaton. Recorded live at Convergence, July 2003, Bloomington. ´´Wizard Jack´´: David Ossman, Philip Proctor, Melinda Peterson, Jane Yolen. Sound effects by Brian Westley. Music by Mike Wheaton. Recorded live at Minicon 33, March 1998, Bloomington. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ossman, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008061/bk_blak_008061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.