Chapman's Car Compendium: The Essential Book of Car Facts and Trivia

Chapman's Car Compendium: The Essential Book of Car Facts and Trivia


By (author) Giles Chapman

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  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 196mm x 20mm | 349g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1858944147
  • ISBN 13: 9781858944142
  • Illustrations note: 150 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 590,307

Product description

At last: a book packed with addictive automotive trivia aimed at every car fan worldwide. Intended to be dipped into (although inevitably read from cover to cover, in the best tradition of all good reference books), Chapman's Car Compendium takes the reader on a fascinating global journey of bumper-to-bumper facts and other miscellanea. What is the brake horsepower of the 10 most powerful cars available today? In which 69 countries worldwide do cars drive on the left? What are the funniest bumper stickers to have been spotted on cars in America? The answers to these and over 250 other questions will inform and amuse the car lover everywhere, making this the perfect gift for husbands, boyfriends, fathers, sons - and oneself.

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Author information

Giles Chapman is a leading international and award-winning authority on all aspects of cars and the automotive industry. His many books include Car Badges (published in North America as Car Emblems; 2005) and SUV: The World's Greatest Sport Utility Vehicles (2005), and he has worked as a consultant editor for The Car Design Yearbook (all titles published by Merrell).

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Trivia for car enthusiasts - MOTORING AND LEISURE A fascinating masterwork of obscurism - CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR BE WARNED: if you pick this book up, you won't put it down. It's full of the most diverse automotive lore, from the plain odd, through amusing to awesome - CLASSIC CARS Even the best-informed petrolhead is guaranteed to learn something new - CHANNEL 4 WEBSITE A useful, and sometimes hilarious, selection of facts about the motor industry that will keep you annoyingly gripped - MOTORSPORT