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Ludvigsen, Karl E.

Overview
Works: 167 works in 315 publications in 2 languages and 2,818 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Editor
Classifications: TL23, 629.2222
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karl E Ludvigsen
The encyclopedia of the American automobile by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a concise history of the American automotive industry since the nineteenth century and profiles the great makers, models, and manufacturers of American cars
Corvette, America's star-spangled sports car; the complete history by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Grand Prix cars : the front-engined Formula 1 era, 1906-1960 by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the development of front-engined racing Formula 1 cars. The author builds from the technical evolution of the cars, era by era. He accompanies this with insights into the rise and fall of the famous manufacturers whose creations were the ultimate expression of the motoring know-how of their day. Ludvigsen takes the reader from the early days of the Formula 1 Grand Prix car through to the 1950s, giving a glimpse at drivers, managers and engineers who contributed to the classic era of Grand Prix racing
The complete encyclopedia of the American automobile by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating the customer-driven car company by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are witnessing an irreversible transition of the car industry from the sellers' market of the 1980s to the buyers' market of the 1990s and beyond. Throughout the world customers are taking control of car companies. Executives and managers are realising that a new approach to all their customers can provide a vital competitive advantage. Creating the Customer-Driven Car Company explains clearly why and how customers should and must drive the whole process of creating, building, selling and servicing cars. Karl Ludvigsen, a leading expert in the area, gives specific recommendations for managing this change and enhancing business performance."--BOOK JACKET
Porsche : excellence was expected : the complete history of the sports and racing cars by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic racing engines : expert technical analysis of fifty of the greatest motorsport power units by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the earliest days of motor racing, engineers have strived to develop engines which push the boundaries of technology. This lavishly illustrated book details the design, development and specifications of the author's personal selection of 50 classic racing engines from 1913 to 1994. In addition to thoroughbred winners such as the 1936 Auto Union C-type, the 1957 Maserati 250 F and the 1967 Ford DFV, a number of more obscure yet equally fascinating engines are represented, such as the 1949 Cisitalia and the 1958 Borgward RS. So too are the troublesome 16-cylinder engines produced by BRM. Karl Ludvigsen uses his extensive network of contacts throughout the racing engine world to provide behind-the-scenes stories, and speaks to the personalities involved in developing the power units that have made history."--Provided by publisher
Encyclopedia of cars by Chris Horton( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains brief histories, photographs, and illustrations of automobiles around the world, arranged alphabetically
The V12 engine : the untold inside story of the technology, evolution, performance and impact of all V12-engined cars by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this richly illustrated volume, Karl Ludvigsen takes the reader behind the scenes of the creation of the greatest V12 engines, recalling the effortless urge of the luxurious Hispano-Suiza of the 1930s and the scintillating surge of Lamborghini supercars of the 1960s. From exotic Auburns, Packards and Pierce Arrows in America to Europe's Ferraris, Lagondas and Delahayes, The V12 Engine is a lavish feast for car enthusiasts who relish the untold facts behind the story"--Provided by publisher
Gurney's Eagles : the exciting story of the AAR racing cars by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stirling Moss : racing with the maestro by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian racing red : drivers, cars and triumphs of Italian motor racing by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives fans and experts around the world a rare and exciting feast of exotic machinery and heart-pumping action hot off the Italian racetrack
The Mercedes-Benz racing cars by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in German and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wankel engines A to Z by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Chapman : inside the innovator by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Chapman was one of the greatest creative forces in the automotive world but he left behind a mixed legacy. Was he an unparalleled innovator who advanced the state of the art of sports and racing cars? Or was he an uninhibited exploiter of the unaccredited ideas of others? In death as well as life Colin Chapman excites fevered debate about his achievements and methods. Now Karl Ludvigsen gets to grips with the legend, digging deep beneath the skin of Chapman and his cars to explore and expose the motivations that drove this mercurial genius
Group 7: the world's most powerful road racing cars; the inside story of the Can-Am Challenge, the fastest and most exciting road racing in the world by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce McLaren : life and legacy of excellence by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete MG guide, model by model by John Christy( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Porsche's wars by Karl E Ludvigsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as one of the great automotive engineers of the twentieth century, Ferdinand Porsche is well remembered today for his remarkable automotive designs including the Volkswagen Beetle and Auto Union Grand Prix cars. Yet there is another side to his extraordinary career, for he was an equally inventive designer of military vehicles and machinery. In this field too he excelled. Indeed the sheer versatility of his contribution is astonishing. Karl Ludvigsen's study is the definitive guide. He tells the complete story, focusing on Porsche's relations with the German armed forces and on the stream of advanced designs he was responsible for. Included are Austro Daimler's pioneering aero engines, the Kubelwagen, Schwimmwagen, Type 100 Leopard tank, Ferdinand or Elefant tank destroyer and the astounding Type 205 Maus tank. He also describes Porsche's creative work on aero engines, tank engines and even a turbojet for the V-1 flying bomb. Karl Ludvigsen's account confirms the pre-eminence of Ferdinand Porsche as a brilliant and prolific engineer, one of the most remarkable of his generation
 
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Battle for the beetle : the untold story of the post-war battle for Adolf Hitler's giant Volkswagen factory and the Porsche-designed car that became an icon for generations around the globe
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Battle for the beetle : the untold story of the post-war battle for Adolf Hitler's giant Volkswagen factory and the Porsche-designed car that became an icon for generations around the globeClassic racing engines : expert technical analysis of fifty of the greatest motorsport power unitsThe V12 engine : the untold inside story of the technology, evolution, performance and impact of all V12-engined carsGurney's Eagles : the exciting story of the AAR racing carsStirling Moss : racing with the maestroItalian racing red : drivers, cars and triumphs of Italian motor racingColin Chapman : inside the innovator
Alternative Names
Karl Ludvigsen American journalist

Karl Ludvigsen Amerikaans journalist

Karl Ludvigsen periodista estadounidense

Karl Ludvigsen periodista estatunidenc

Karl Ludvigsen periodista estauxunidense

Ludvigsen, Karl

Ludvigsen, Karl 1934-

Ludvigsen Karl E.

Ludvigsen, Karl Eric 1934-

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Languages
English (90)

German (3)