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Personal Mobility Devices
Human-Powered Vehicles
Mass Transit
Self-Driving Vehicles
Hybrid Vehicles
Fuel Cell Vehicles
Electric Vehicles
Natural Gas Vehicles
Lighter-Than-Air Craft

Hertz EV Car Rental Program [launched 12/2010]
EV World Online
Alternate Fuel Vehicle Group
U.S. E.P.A. Green Vehicle Guide
Michelin Challenge Bibendum [est. 1998]
Electrifying Times Magazine
Better World Club - eco-friendly roadside services [est. 1996]
Freedom From Oil pages at Jump Start Ford website

U.S. Dept. of Energy Transportation pages
Alternative Fuels Data Center
FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program

Green Car Journal

for info on alternative energy technologies click here

Automotive > Electric & Hybrid > Bestsellers books catalog at Amazon

New & Different Technologies

Gibbs Aquada Car-Boat

flying boats from Seair Technologies, Inc. [est. 1997] of Seattle, WA

Mercedes-Benz 3-wheel F300 'Life Jet' [1997 concept vehicle]

CB's energy conspiracy page

Willie Nelson's Farm Fresh BioDiesel

Escargot Motors: importers of Citroën 2CV cars to U.S.A.

Chrysler's Turbine Car book by Steve Lehto  "Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation" [2010] by Steve Lehto, Foreword by Jay Leno
In 1964, Chrysler built a fleet of turbine cars – automobiles with jet engines – and loaned them out to members of the public. The exercise was a raging success: the engines would run on any flammable liquid and contained one-fifth the number of moving parts, requiring much less maintenance; the cars had no radiators or fan belts and never needed oil changes. Yet Chrysler crushed & burned most of the cars two years later. Questions about how and why the program & technologies were killed have still not been satisfactorily answered.
Chicago Review Press 9x6 hardcover [10/2010] for $16.47

"The Last Dymaxion: Buckminster Fuller's Dream Restored"
[Rocket Cat Films 2012]
The Last Dymaxion 2012 documentary film  Stage performer Noel Murphy spent two years filming interviews, then got help via Kickstarter to finish this film about the genius & inventions of R. Buckminster Fuller [1895-1983]. Edited by Todd C. Hartman; featuring Jay Baldwin, architect Norman Foster, architect Luis Galliano, Jay Hubbard, car buff Jay Leno, Brian Mallow, Rick Overton, Ocean Robbins, daughter Allegra Fuller Snyder, exec director of B.F.I. Elizabeth Thompson & Lynne Twist
DVD/Blu-ray not available
movie entry at Wikipediawatch 11/2011 promo/trailer [4:41] on Vimeo

Smart® City-Coupé by DaimlerChrysler         Smart® City-Coupé by DaimlerChrysler
Smart® City-Coupé in USA [available in 2005]
US distributor Zap! of Santa Rosa, CA

Sixti [low-cost car rental in Europe - Smart® vehicles from €5/day]

Personal Mobility Devices

Toyota PM [4-wheel 'personal mobility' concept vehicle] shown 2003
broken concept vehicle page at Toyota websiteWikipedia

Honda U3-X personal mobility device - shown 9/2009
9/2009 press briefing videoWikipedia

YikeBike Fusion model    Mini-Farthing Design Group
{licensee} YikeBike of New Zealand
The YikeBike mini-farthing folding electric bike weighs 25 or 32 pounds
and has a range of 8½ miles (or up to 42 with battery packs); maximum speed is 20mph.
Discovery Channel interview [4:44]
4/2013 YikeBike official promo [3:16] at YouTube
32¼-pound YikeBike Fusion model for $2,395 at Amazon
YikeBike Synergy model for $3,680 at Amazon
25-pound YikeBike Carbon model for $4,495 at Amazon

logo for Segway, Inc. manufacturer of the Segway® PT (personal transporter)   basic model of the Segway® PT personal transporter        Segway® Human Transporter website
Segway Los Angeles - rentals & sales, 1431 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, CA

Reinventing the Wheel / Code Name Ginger by Steve Kemper  "Reinventing The Wheel: A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand
Ambition" [2005] by Steve Kemper

HarperBusiness 8¼x5¼ pb [3/2005] out of print/many used
"Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway & Dean Kamen's
Quest To Invent A New World" [2003] by Steve Kemper

Harvard Business School 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2003] for $18.52

Amazon dropped their Segway Store some time ago, and almost no items were listed on Amazon's website by 2015.

Segway miniPRO self-balancing personal transporter from Segway   Segway miniPRO Smart Self-Balancing Personal Transporter [2016]
choose black or white; designed with Mobile App Control; steering controls at
adjustable knee height; 14 mile range; USA list price $1,299
miniPRO personal transporter from Segway [6/2016] for $594.00 (FREE shipping)
Segway/Xiaomi Ninebot miniPRO #9 Protective Gear Kit [2016]
(helmet, palm pads, elbow pads, knee pads for outdoor sports)
Protective Gear Kit from Segway/Ninebot [6/2016] for $59.99 (FREE shipping)

Xiaomi Ninebot Plus Self-Balancing Scooter   Xiaomi Ninebot Plus N4M340 11-inch Electric Self-Balancing Scooter [July 2017]
not sold on Amazon; apparently licensed by Segway to Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi;
sale prices mid-2017 range from $500 to $600, plus shipping; the Ninebot Plus is an
enhanced version of earlier model

Human-Powered Vehicles

California Bicycle Coalition
Nevada Bicycle Advisory Board

KickBike U.S.A.
SideWalker U.S.A.
Seven Cycles [custom-made] [est 1997]
Schwinn Cycling & Fitness, Inc. [est. 1895]
Restore Classic Bicycles info site
Maple Island Sales - retro bicycle parts [est. 1991]
Menotomy Vintage Bicycles (and parts) [est. 1996]
Burley® bicycle products including bicycle trailers
Sun Bicycles EZ-3 recumbent trike
Catrike® Road recumbent tricyle: websiteavailable at Amazon for $1,995
Greenspeed recumbent trikes of Australia & Illinois
4-wheel 1- & 2-seater RhoadesCar bicycles [est. 1980]

Trikke® 3-wheel exercise scooter (for adults & kids)
photo of Trikke 8      Trikke® T5 model for kids [5-inch wheels] for $100.96
Trikke® T7 model for kids [7-inch wheels] for $164.79
Trikke® T78 model [7-inch wheels] for $249.99
Trikke® T78 Air model [7- or 8-inch tires] for $369.99
Trikke® T8 Sport model [8-inch tires] for $649.99
Trikke® T12 model [12-inch tires] for $749.99

Trikke also makes electrified & snowboard models {last update here 8/2012}
official website   • •   entry at Wikipedia

Slider The Unscooter™ Three-Wheeled Action Scooter [2007]
model U6 for kids with 6-inch wheels for $159.99

Intl. Human-Powered Vehicle Assn.
Interbike Expo [Oct] & Winterbike [Feb]
Old Schwinn {online} Bicycle Museum [est. 1999]
Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, OH
League of American Bicyclists [est. 1880]
Community Bike Recycling Program of Albuquerque, NM

Bicycle History  "Bicycle: The History" [2004]
by David V. Herlihy

Yale Univ Press 10x7 pb [8/2006] for $20.51
Yale Univ Press 10¼x7½ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/many used
Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike book by Grant Petersen  "Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide To Riding
Your Bike" [2012] by Grant Petersen

Kindle Edition from Workman Publng [5/2012] for $8.51
Workman Publng 9x4½ pb [5/2012] for $11.16

An Army lieutenant at Fort Missoula in Montana had the idea of replacing horses with the newly-invented 'safety bicycle'; he got approval from the brass
and recruited soldiers from the all-Negro 25th Infantry and after several test sorties, they set out on a 41-day, 1700-mile trek to St. Louis, Missouri.

America's Black Army on Wheels TV documentary from PBS  "The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army On Wheels" [2000]
hour-long TV documentary produced, written & directed by Gus Chambers
P.B.S. 60-minute color DVD [2/2007] out of prodn/used
P.B.S. 60-minute color VHS [9/2000] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb
Fort Missoula Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corps book by George Niels Sorensen  "Iron Riders: Story of The 1890s Fort Missoula Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corps" [2012] by George Niels Sorensen
Pictorial Histories Publng 10¾x8¼ pb [6/2012] for $11.66
The Great Bicycle Experiment book by Kay Moore  "The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army's Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97"
[ages 9-14; 2012] by Kay Moore
– many photographs
Mountain Press Publng 8¾x5¾ pb [8/2012] for $9.99
Bicycling Magazine [est. 1961] subscription  Bicycling Magazine [est. 1961] from Rodale
subscribe at Amazon: 10 issues/year auto-renewal for $14.97
magazine website
entry at Wikipedia

puffing steam train

Mass Transit

logo for American Public Transit Assn.       American Public Transit Assn. []
A.P.T.A.'s "Public Transportation Takes Us There" website
N.A.P.T.A.: National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates

California 'MagLev' High-Speed Rail Project
Advanced Vehicle Transport {car-train} proposal
High-Speed Ground Transportation Assn.
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Indiana High-Speed Rail Assn.
Florida High-Speed Rail
Virginians for High-Speed rail
Midwest High-Speed Rail Assn. [est. 1993] based in Chicago, Illinois
Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail Program
Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor
Railway Technology's list of current projects
Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Southern California
Angelino Heights Trolley Line in Downtown Los Angeles, CA {site dead? 2014}
Freight Train Riders Assn.
National Assn. of Railroad Passengers
Train Riders Assn. of California
Rail Passenger Alliance of California
Arizona Rail Passenger Assn.
New Mexico Rail Passenger Alliance
United Rail Passenger Alliance [of U.S.A.]
Light Rail Central info site
Californians for High-Speed Trains Coalition
Elon Musk's Hyperloop transportation plan [8/2013 PDF file]
'Austin Rail Now' weblog [est. 3/2013]
'streetcars in North America' page at Wikipedia

Rail Europe [est. 1930s] is based in White Plains, NY — one-stop booking service for over 50 different train companies across Europe, billed as 'the leading authority on European rail travel'         The Light Rail Now! Project [est. 2000] is based in Texas, USA

AMTRAK in the U.S.A. [est. 1971]
Amtrak's High-Speed Rail Program
VIA Rail Canada Passenger Service [est. 1978]
Eurostar Group Ltd. high-speed rail service [est.1994] between London and Paris
K.L.I.A. Ekspres [est. April 2002] in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
'Rail Runner' Commuter Train [launched in 2006] in New Mexico, USA

Supertrains book by John Gabriel Navarra  
"Supertrains" [1976] by John Gabriel Navarra
from the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry
Doubleday 9½x6¼ hardcover [1976] out of print/used
Doubleday 9½x6¼ library hardcover [1976] out of print/used
The New Transit Town / Transit-Oriented Development book edited by Hank Dittmar & Gloria Ohland  "The New Transit Town: Best Practices In Transit-Oriented
Development" [2003] Edited by Hank Dittmar & Gloria Ohland

Kindle Edition from Island Press [2003 edition] for $17.27
Island Press 9x8 pb [12/2003] for $27.20
Island Press 9½x8¼ hardcover [12/2003] out of print/used
Conservatives & Public Transportation book by Paul Weyrich & William S. Lind  "Moving Minds: Conservatives and Public Transportation" [2009]
by Paul Weyrich & William S. Lind

A collection of studies that supports a conservative view that light rail,
commuter rail, and intercity rail are good for America
Reconnecting America 9x8 pb [2009] out of print/used
Magic of Magnetic Levitation book by James D. Livingston  "Rising Force: The Magic of Magnetic Levitation" [2011]
by James D. Livingston

Harvard Univ Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [5/2011] for $18.07
The Race Underground / America's First Subway book by Doug Most  "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and The Incredible
Rivalry That Built America's First Subway" [2014]
by Doug Most

Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [2/2014] for $12.74
St. Martin's Press 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2014] for $19.29

Self-Driving Vehicles

The future is nearly here. Uber has self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, and maybe San Francisco. Google has new patents. Tesla is testing a self-driving car in California. Working prototype autonomous vehicles are being developed by AKKA Technologies, Audi, Autoliv Inc., Bosch, Continental Automotive Systems, General Motors, Google Inc., Hyundai Motor Company, I.A.V. GmbH, Local Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Oxford University, Peugeot, Renault, Tesla Motors, Toyota, VISlab (University of Parma), and Volvo.

'autonomous car' entry at Wikipedia

September 2017 article by Marshall Tulley on the website of Muzi Ford in Massachusetts

Hybrid Gas-Electric Vehicles

rare 1900 photograph of Lohner-Porsche Mixte gas-electric hybrid automobile

Hybrid Cars [dot] com

Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid {out of production}

Chevrolet Spark 5-door hybrid
blog article [9/2015] "Met A Man Who Drives A Spark"

Ford Escape Hybrid HEV/SUV [available August 2004]

G.M. / Allison / New Flyer full-size hybrid electric bus
GMC/Jeep® Commander SUV [2003 concept vehicle]
GMC Sierra Hybrid

Honda Insight Hybrid [cancelled 5/2006]
Honda Civic Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid [2004-2007]

Mazda Tribute SUV Hybrid [due in 2007]
Mercedes-Benz F500 'Mind' diesel electric [2003 concept car]
2006 Mercury Mariner SUV Hybrid [due late 2005]
Nissan's Altima Hybrid vehicle [due in USA in 2005]
Saturn VUE Hybrid [due in 2006]
Suburu B9 'Scrambler' hybrid electric vehicle [2003 concept car]

Toyota Prius [Japan 1997, USA 2000]
Toyota CS&S hybrid sportscar [concept vehicle]
Toyota/Lexus RX400h Hybrid luxury SUV with Synergy Drive [due 2004]
Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV [available mid-2005]

Enova hybrid turbine power Panther drive systems

Complete Guide to Electric Cars & Hybrid Vehicles  "21st Century Complete Guide to Electric Cars and Hybrid Vehicles: Department of Energy and EPA Comparisons - Toyota Honda Chevy Ford GMC - How Hybrids Work, EPA Ratings, Energy Savings, Performance, Buying Guide, Government Ratings" [2005]
Progressive Mgt DVD-ROM [5/2005] for $25.00
Electric & Hybrid Vehicles  
"Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals" [2003]
by Iqbal Husain

C.R.C. Press 9¾x6¼ hardcover [3/2003] for $62.97

Hybrid Hydrogen-Electric Vehicles

Ford Model U concept vehicle: US D.O.E.Ford
Opel hydrogen-powered Zafira

Hydrogen Economy / Redistribution of Power book by Jeremy Rifkin  "The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web & The Redistribution of Power On Earth" [2002] by Jeremy Rifkin
"Recommended." – Time Magazine Green Century Special Issue
Tarcher 9x6 pb [8/2003] for $11.18
Tarcher Putnam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2002] out of print/used

Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Having just seen the "Who Killed The Electric Car?" documentary, I am clear that hydrogen energy
and hydrogen vehicles will not work. The clincher is that the Bush administration helped kill
the electric car in California in order to help the big businesses involved in the bogus hydrogen programs.
Scientific work on hydrogen fuel cells continues nonetheless.

Hydrogen Cars Now [est. 6/2005]

Fuel Cell Today internet portal

GM's Hy-Wire [release Sept 2002]
Toyota FCHV [leasing from Dec 2002]
Toyota's Fine-S hydrogen fuel-cell sports car concept vehicle
Ford Focus FCV
DaimlerChrysler F-Cell subcompact
Honda FCX [US-certified July 2002]
Hyundai Tucson SUV
GM's gas-fueled fuel cell pickup truck [demo May 2002]
GMC/Opel-Vauxhall HydroGen 3 minivan
Opel Fuel-Cell Marathon: German-language siteEnglish-language site
Suzuki 'Mobile Terrace' hydro fuel cell
AllH2 hydrogen hybrid conversions in Phoenix, AZ

rare photograph of the first electric automobile, built in 1884 by Thomas Parker of London, UK            1912 Baker electric automobile at National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada

Electric Automobiles

Electric Drive Transportation Assn. {formerly Electric Vehicle Assn. of the Americas}
Electric Auto Assn. [est. 1967]
ElectriCab Taxi Company [est. 2002] of Atlanta, GA
E.E.R.E. Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Buyer's Guide
National Electric Auto Assn. Plug In America - ask automakers to build plug-in vehicles
Evan Collins's All Electric Vehicles website [est. 2008]
Murphy Ford's All Electric Cars website [est. 2009]

Toyota RAV4-EV [ discontinued Spring 2003 !! ]
General Motors EV1 [ all destroyed March 2005 ]
Nissan HyperMini Electric Vehicle [demo 1999]
Nissan Altra EV [future]
Subaru R1e [2003 concept car]
ProEV: Professional Electric Vehicles Racing Team
Lido Motors of California
Th!nk 2-seater [Ford sold to a company in Norway 2/2003]
Gorilla Vehicles: e-ATVs for work or play
'Electric Cars Are For Girls' website
Garia L.S.V. (low speed vehicles) based in Denmark & Texas

Takara® single-passenger Q-Car [onsale Nov 2002] & U-Car [onsale Sept 2003]
Q-Net homepage (Japanese-language) | article

Model E Family of Electric Cars from Union of Concerned Scientists

ZAP Jonway gas & electric vehicles [est. 1994] based in Santa Rosa, CA

Enova Systems    Enova Systems [est. 1976, shut down 2012] of Torrance, California
possibly sold out to partner Freightliner or to Wright Bus of Northern Ireland
5/2009 promotional video [1:10] for Enova Ze Electric Delivery & Service Van
2/2011 promotional video [2:55] for Enova/Smith Electric Vehicles
1/2012 promotional video [2:20] for Enova/Freightliner MT E-Cell All-Electric Delivery Van

Tesla Motors, Inc. EV Roadster (announced July 2006}
Tesla Motors, Inc. [est. 2003] is now Tesla, Inc.; headquartered in Palo Alto, California
company websiteentry at Wikipedia
Tesla Motors has a giant 'gigafactory' for lithium batteries in Northern Nevada, official grand opening July 2016, construction continues.
Tesla Motors owns a factory-sized vacant lot at 315 Alameda Park Drive NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 (2016)

Rimac Automobili of Sveta Nedelja, Croatia - all-electric luxury  cars
Rimac Automobili d.o.o. [est. 2009] of Croatia - all-electric luxury cars
company websiteentry at Wikipedia
watch 7/2017 Goodwood racing meet promo [2:20] at YouTube

Global Electric Motorcars [est. 1998] at Polaris      tzero electric sportscar from AC Propulsion [est. 1992]      Phoenix [electric] Motorcars [est. 2002] of Ontario, CA

ZENN neighborhood electric vehicle from Canada [US availablity March 2003]      National Plug In Day [Sept 2012 = #2]</a> in support of plug-in electric vehicles

Charging Ahead book by Joe Sherman  "Charging Ahead" [1998] by Joe Sherman
The story of inventor/engineer James Worden's attempt to produce
the Solectria Sunrise EV electric vehicle.

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/98] for $45.00
Solectria Sunrise EV entry at Wikipedia • Sunrise EV2 website
Forward Drive / Clean Cars For The Future  "Forward Drive: The Race To Build Clean Cars For The Future" [2000]
by Jim Motavalli, Foreward by Ed Begley, Jr.

Sierra Club Books 8x5¼ pb [6/2001] for $11.20
Earthscan Publns hardcover [11/2001] for $43.05
Sierra Club Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [2/2000] out of print/used
The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History book by David A. Kirsch  "The Electric Vehicle and The Burden of History" [2000]
by David A. Kirsch

Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/2000] for $22.00
Rutgers Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2000] out of print/used
Electric Car  "The Electric Car: Development & Future of Battery, Hybrid & Fuel-Cell Cars" [2001] by Michael H. Westbrook
Institution Electrical Engineers 9¾x6¼ hardcover [12/2001] for $40.48
Who Killed the Electric Car? documentary  "Who Killed the Electric Car?" documentary [Sony Classics June 2006]
Written & directed by Chris Paine

Sony color DVD [11/2006] for $11.99
full credits at IMDbSony official moviesite
EV Alternative: Electric Vehicles & Energy Sources Explained book by Dr. Y. Ev  "The E.V. Alternative: Electric Vehicles, Conversion & Alternative Energy Sources Explained" [2009] by Dr. Y. Ev
CreateSpace 10x8 pb [5/2009] for $39.50
2011 Electric Car Guide book by Michael Boxwell  "The 2011 Electric Car Guide: Discover The Truth About Owning and Using Electric Cars (internet linked)" [2011] by Michael Boxwell
Kindle Edition from Greenstream Publng [3/2011] for $9.97
Greenstream Publng 9x7½ pb [1/2011] for $16.64
JOLT! Dominance of The Electric Car book by James Billmaier  "JOLT!: The Impending Dominance of The Electric Car and Why America Must Take Charge" [2010] by James Billmaier
Advantage Media Group 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2010] for $14.66
Bottled Lightning Superbatteries book by Seth Fletcher  "Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and The New Lithium Economy" [2011] by Seth Fletcher
Hill & Wang 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2011] for $13.66
Revenge of the Electric Car docufilm directed by Chris Paine  "Revenge of The Electric Car" documentary film [indep Oct 2011]
Behind-the-scenes look at Nissan and General Motors and Tesla Motors, and the resurgence of electric car manufacture. Co-written & directed by Chris Paine; narrated by Tim Robbins; featuring Danny DeVito, Jon Favreau, Stephen Colbert, Arnold Schwarzenegger, G.M. exec Bob Lutz, Tesla Motors ceo Elon Musk, Nissan exec Carlos Ghosn, and mechanical wizard Greg 'Gadget' Abbott
Docurama color DVD [1/2012] for $14.50
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Electric Bicycles, Scooters, etc.

Palmer Industries 'neighborhood transportation products'
Independence Model 24 | two-seater Carryall | two-seater Model 24

Bigha Bicycles of Corvallis, Oregon

Zap® & Zappy®: electric scooterselectric ATVselectric bikes

Whizzer Motorbikes [est. 1939]        electric E-Bike® from EV Global Motors        eGO mopeds

2010 electRickshaw design by D-play of India, Boston & France / 3-wheeled CNG scooter on display at terrible website www.Dplay.org

Natural Gas Vehicles

California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
Canadian Natural Gas vehicles Alliance
Intl. Assn. for Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural Gas Vehicles in Japan
Australasian NGV Council { site down? 6/2006 }
French NGV Assn.
Subaru B4 CNG vehicle
Opel Zafira erdgas/CNG vehicle [German-language]

Clever prototype vehicle: 108 MPG on natural gas      Clever - Compact Low Emission VEhicle
for uRban transport - prototype

Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition        European Natural Gas Vehicle Assn.

Portuguese NGV site        German NGV site

Light-Than-Air Craft

Goodyear's 'Resolute', circa 1950, after use in World War II as U.S. Navy aircraft L-4

Airship & Blimp Resources [est. 1995]
Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, Germany [English or German]
Zeppelin Museum near Frankfurt, Germany [German-language only]

Lockheed-Martin's new P-791 tri-lobe airship {Nov 2006 photo, in new window}

Airship Management Services of Greenwich CT
Goodyear® blimps official website
MetLife® blimps [est. 1987] official website
Outback Steakhouse Restaurants blimp Bloomin' Onion I [traveling USA in 2007]

The Lightship Group - USA airship operators
Bell Canada blimp campaigns [2005 & 2006]
Budweiser® Bud One Airship [1991?-2001]
Ginn Resorts Skysign blimp [Feb-Aug 2007]
G.M.-Holden Lightsign blimp [launched 2007] in Australia
H.P. Hood Lightship [active 2007]
Horizon-Blue Cross-Blue Shield Lightship [launched 1997]
Mazda of Germany blimp campaign [1999-2001]
MetLife® blimps Snoopy 1 & Snoopy 2 [launched 2002] plus new third airship [launched 2007]
Monster.com airships Trump & Skeeter [2000-2001]
Sanyo Lightship blimp [launched 1997; retiring 2007]
Saturn Lightship blimp [launched 2001; retired 2004]
T-Mobile blimp campaign [2004]

Golden Age of Airships  "The Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships: Graf Zeppelin & Hindenburg" [1986] by Harold G. Dick, with Douglas H. Robinson
Smithsonian 10x8 pb [11/92] for $23.77
Smithsonian hardcover [1/86] for $0.00
airship Los Angeles  "U.S.S. Los Angeles: The Navy's Venerable Airship & Aviation Technology" [2002] by William F. Althoff
Brassey's 11x8.6 hardcover [12/2003] for $45.00
Brassey's pb [8/2002] out of print/used
White Diamond docu  "The White Diamond" [documentary feature Nov 2004]
Directed by Werner Herzog

Herzog films the eccentric airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington's quest to fly a miniature helium airship over the jungles of Guyana, twelve years after his friend nature filmmaker Dieter Plage fell to his death on a similar expedition.
Fox Lorber widescreen color DVD [10/2005] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb

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