The Story of the Car
A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most iconic vehicle: the car. Perfect for children and adult motoring fans alike!
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Cars do so much more than get us from A to B: they are vehicles of beauty that allow drivers to determine their own destination. Trace their extraordinary history in this gorgeously illustrated guide, from Benz's first motor wagon to the jet-propelled ThrustSSC. Along the way, discover how the social upheavals of the past 140 years diverted the car's journey: two world wars, economic crashes, the digital revolution and more. Finally, explore the most iconic and popular models of all time, the fantastical cars that have been imagined in film, and the incredible vehicles that await us in the future. Written by acclaimed motor expert Giles Chapman, and beautifully illustrated by Brian Roberts, this is a visual treat for anyone who is fascinated by cars.
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||An ideal gift for the baby petrolheads in the family. Well written and comprehensive, as well as being easy on the eye. It's bound to become a bedtime favourite of kids big and small. * EVO *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Giles Chapman (Author) Giles Chapman is a leading international authority on the automobile, its industry, culture and history. The author of over 30 books, including the worldwide bestseller My Dad Had One of Those (written for Top Gear), he has also edited Classic & Sports Car, the world's most popular classic car magazine, founded Your Classic magazine, and worked at Autocar. Giles has lectured on car design at the Royal College of Art, and appears frequently on BBC TV and radio; most recently on the BBC4 documentary Magnificient Machines: The Golden Age of the British Sports Car. He is a regular contributor to national newspapers such as the Telegraph, the Independent and The Sunday Times. He is a double-winner of the Jet Media Excellence Award, won the Jeep Consumer Journalist of the Year in 2005 and was named the BCA Feature Writer of the Year in 2008. That year he was also the winner of the Montagu of Bieulieu Trophy. In 2011, he won the AA Environment Award. Us Now (Illustrator) Us Now is a design and illustration collective based in London. Their approach to design is creative, inclusive and distinctive.