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    Hey, anyone have a young race car enthusiast out there requesting books on engineering one? Any good suggestions? I was surprised to find several on amazon, but not sure what would work well for ds9.
    Found this one; I will probably try the library first.
    http://www.normas.com/SAE/pages/R-308.html

    any thoughts/websites/book ideas?
    Thanks!

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    Heh.

    Mr W loves racecars. We kept him occupied on the last plan trip with car magazines. He will sit for hours watching Nascar.

    Have you thought of taking DS to a Nascar event? Mr W is going with granddad to the race in November here in TX.

    Have you looked around on http://www.nascar.com/ for some videos?

    Anyway - you might want to supply something simple as well as a technical dictionary as well:


    http://www.amazon.com/Road-Track-Illustrated-Automotive-Dictionary/dp/0837601436/ref=pd_sim_b_1

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Cars-Work...mp;s=books&qid=1246979012&sr=1-1

    And then more illustrative:

    http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Cars-How...p;s=books&qid=1246979012&sr=1-12










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    Yes, Dh has been pondering a Nascar event, the website sounds like the perfect place to start seriously looking. (Why didn't we think of that??)

    I was afraid just throwing this book at him would be too much, and some pre-reading was in order, but completely not sure what.
    He was psyched about the one book I showed him but I don't want to squash his interest by offering a book way above his level.
    Thanks for the ideas, really appreciate it!


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    When my DS7 became obsessed with engines last year we discovered "coffee table" books in the adult non-fiction section of the library. They had an amazing depth of information in small manageable chunks and tons of pictures.

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    When you do find good ones, write them down somewhere. DS is only 5, and isn't quite to the engineering questions just yet. But I know they are coming soon.


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