Nothing is new under the sun and classic cars books come and go. But here, instead of a heavy, large, glossy book of classic car images and details destined to stay on a shelf, is something new. This book is designed to be read as a companion, a book that can go in the car or on a 'plane, and which can be read in full, or dipped into anywhere for a classic car fix. Old stories and new details are presented and cover all eras of our cars. Gathered here is a compilation of the author's published and unpublished adventures and opinions about the design and the driving of some of the greatest cars in motoring history. From 'vintage' to 'modern classic', pristine to oily-rag, up hill, down dale and across continents, award-winning motoring author, designer and serial classic car owner, Lance Cole, charts the great classic car enthusiasm in a series of engaging essays about cars, car design and the men that made the motor industry. From tales of Malcolm Sayer to Bedelia, and of BMW, Jaguar, Bugatti, and Porsche, to tales of old Saabs and rusty Citroens, classic car life is here. Erik Carlsson, Jacques Gerin, Giovanni Michelotti, and Innes Ireland are just a few of the names that can be found in these pages. From design to driving, here is a book that is a classic car adventure.
|AN interesting book about a man who tells his story about the different cars he had over the course of his life. Sadly majority of these car are European and though I had heard of some of them I had never been in or driven one. Now I will say I am mostly an American made muscle car, but I did have a fiat at one time with a spider engine which was nice, but after a few thousand miles I always needed to change full filter and adjuster carburetor. This was late 70’s so I am sure the spider engine is much better now. Overall an interesting book for any real car buff. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 3 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|