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  • 04 October 2019
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    Automotive Must-Reads

    We’ve put together a little list of the best Automotive books just for you. These would be great to read if you're into cars, or given as gifts to those who are. The list covers some classic novels, as well as biographies and additional perspectives on the car industry over the past 100+ years.


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20th Century Classic Cars. 100 Years of Automotive Ads.

This book is an image-intensive hardback, outlining an illustrated timeline of 20th-century greats. With over 400+ print adverts, this is a comprehensive breakdown into popular culture. Pre-faced by New York Times writer,  you don’t have to be crazy about cars to enjoy this book.
Classic Cars book

Grease Junkie: A book of moving parts by Edd China.

This Sunday Times Best Seller is written by TV and Automotive eccentric, Edd China of Wheeler Dealers. This book lets you climb into [China's] parallel universe of possibility" and explore his weird and wacky life so far.

Grease Junkie Book

Drive On! by L.J.K Straight

"A social history of the motor car", investigating the impact cars have had on society, for better or for worse. Drive On! looks at the evolution of the car, including mechanical guidance, technology-changes, in a witty, provocative, but slightly dated way.
Drive On!

The Art of Dancing in the Rain

Not only has this critically-acclaimed novel has recently made into a Walt Disney film. It is a tale of a race-car driver, family, love and a puppy, this is one not to be missed.

Dancing in the Rain Book

And On That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear

A behind-the-scenes look at producing the first 22 seasons of Top Gear. The show’s script editor, Richard Porter, spills the beans about failed stunts, gags and of course, the mischief of the tour.

Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans

Packed full of finger-biting drama, this is the true story of how racing changed forever, through rivalry and ambition at the greatest race of all time, Le Mans

Ford GT Book

Erich Strenger and Porche: A Graphical Report.

A beautifully designed publication and one of the coolest doing the 1950's and 60's. This would make an amazing gift for any Porche or Design fanatic!

Erich Strenger Book

Jackie Stewarts Principles of Performance Driving

One of the most successful Grand Prix drivers of all time reflects on his extensive racing experience, putting together a manual of driving techniques for both race car drivers and the average motorist.

(PS: Remember to always sick to the speed limit on public roads.)

Jackie Stewart Book

The DeLorean Story: The Car, the People, the Scandal, by Nick Sutton.

A look into one of cinema’s, no, one of the 20th centuries most iconic cars. The DeLorean needs no introduction, but if any of you are falling short on its meaning, after watching Back to the Future, you need to read this book. Sutton gives a frank and insightful look into DeLorean’s failings, the UK governments betrayal and John DeLorean’s famous drug sting. 
DeLorean Book

Cool Cars by Quentin Willson

Cool Cars is basically what it says on the cover. This beautifully composed coffee-table book is a comprehensive guide, of over 100 of the world’s ‘Coolest’ cars. Featuring supercars, classics and modern-day-run around's, this book would make a great gift for anyone into car design, automotive history or cool cars in general.
Cool Cars book

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