The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

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9781405336956: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

This chunky format, retro-feel encyclopedia reviews 150 of the most incredible cars in motoring history from the earliest to experiments for the future. Each automobile is illustrated and accompanied by informative text, a colorful quote, and a specifications box. Distributed generously throughout the book are delightful photographic spreads showing cars that are typical of their era. The chapters trace the story from the first steam-powered vehicles and the Ford Model T, to favorites such as the James Bond amphibian car, the holder of the supersonic land speed record, and right up to the latest Air car, which has been hailed as the true car of tomorrow.

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Giles Chapman has been a motoring journalist for 20 years, and today contributes to UK newspapers, magazines, and motoring publications. He has written 12 books, including The World's Fastest Cars, Cars That Time Forgot, Car Emblems: The Ultimate Guide to Automotive Logos Worldwide, . and Chapman's Car Compendium: The Essential Book of Car Facts. Giles has lectured on car design and owns of one of the most substantial libraries of motoring images in the world.

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