The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

Hardback

By (author) Giles Chapman

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  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 218mm x 26mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405336951
  • ISBN 13: 9781405336956
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 502,757

Product description

This is a nostalgic look at the world's best-loved and most significant automobiles. You can drive down memory lane with this celebration of 150 of the world's greatest cars, from the weird and wonderful to the largest, fastest and most infamous. From 0 to 150 take a journey through the first steam-powered vehicles and the Model T Ford, to favourites like the James Bond amphibian car, the holder of the supersonic land speed record and the latest Air car recently hailed as the true car of tomorrow. It is just the thing for boys of all ages!

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Giles Chapman has been a motoring journalist for 20 years and contributes to publications including: The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Auto Express, Octane. He has written 12 books, including most recently Chapman's Car Compendium: The Essential Book of Car Facts and Trivia and Top Gear: My Dad Had One of Those. Giles owns of one of the most substantial libraries of motoring images in the world.