Cars We Loved

Cars We Loved

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Austin Somerset, Morris Minor, Standard Vanguard, Ford Prefect, Vauxhall Wyvern, Jowett Javelin, Hillman Super Minx ...names redolent of the heyday of British car manufacturing, and for a great many of us representative of the cars we grew up with. From dated-looking Forty-niner Fords and Chevy Fleetlines, to the 'otherwordly' Forward Look Chryslers; from the chastened lines of mid-60s Ramblers, Larks and Fairlanes, to the last of the genuinely stylish American cars: Mustangs, Camaros and Firebirds - these are the cars of movies and television, of magazines and novels, of hopes and dreams. A combined and updated edition of John's previous books Yank Tanks and The Cars We Loved, this book features the British and American classics adored by all New Zealanders.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 215 x 215mm
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143008390
  • 9780143008392

About John McCrystal

John McCrystal was born in Taupo and lives in Wellington, where he works as a freelance writer. John owns a 1957 Mark II Zephyr, and if pressed, will admit that he also owns a 1976 Hillman Avenger. Despite the Avenger, however, he still regards motoring as a pleasurable occupation. Holding a doctorate in Political Studies from the University of Auckland, and despite his enforced familiarity with old cars, John is somewhat surprised at the rapid evolution he has undergone into a motoring writer. He wrote for the Automobile Association's Directions magazine, until recently he contributed a column on used cars to Wellington's Evening Post newspaper. In 2008 John won the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award.
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