Wednesday, 27 February 2013

100 years of Aston Martin!

This year Aston Martin, makers of high performance cars, celebrate their hundredth year!
To commemorate their centenary, they’ve chronicled one hundred years of manufacture, design and racing with a series of vintage photographs and a video on their website.  Not only do they feature lots of fantastic cars, they’ve added dramatic footage of an Aston Martin being landed on top of the 1,000 ft Burj Al Arab hotel’s helipad in Dubai! 

If you’re interested in racing cars, car design and production, we have many automotive resources in the Owen Library at Mount Pleasant.  We recently added the Motor Sports Association’s ‘Competitors and Officials’ 2012 Yearbook’ to our shelves; you can also view it online through the Websites section of the Applied Design and Engineering’s link on our Library Home Page.  While you are there, why not take a look at the other websites we’ve listed, e.g. SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)?

 As well as having a range of books and journals in the Owen library, we also subscribe to a database called IEEE / IET Electronic Library (IEL)  (available through our Applied Design and Engineering’s Databases link).  IEEE / IET Electronic Library (IEL) is an excellent resource which contains technical literature covering electrical engineering, computer science and electronics, conference proceedings and standards.  (To make it easier to say, IEEE is often referred to as ‘I-Triple E’.)

If you need any help accessing any of these or any of our other resources, please don’t hesitate to ask!



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