100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of

100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of

by Giles Chapman
     
 

This book celebrates everything that's great about British cars, from the boneshaking Lanchester of the 1890s to the mouthwatering Aston Martin V8 Vantage of today. Britain's engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs have for decades been the creators of cars with unique style and charm, as well as ground-breaking technology. Inside, you'll encounter an eclectic

Overview

This book celebrates everything that's great about British cars, from the boneshaking Lanchester of the 1890s to the mouthwatering Aston Martin V8 Vantage of today. Britain's engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs have for decades been the creators of cars with unique style and charm, as well as ground-breaking technology. Inside, you'll encounter an eclectic cross-section—from the "Blower" Bentley and Morris Minor Traveler to the original Mini, the Range Rover, and the Lotus Esprit. They've tended to produce some splendid underdogs too, which is why you'll find the Reliant Robin and Austin Maxi between these covers—not to mention truly unique vehicles like the Land Rover, the London taxi and, of course, the evergreen Morgan. Meanwhile, although many great marques are now little more than golden memories, Britain's car industry is holding its own, building some of the finest Hondas, Nissans, and Toyotas you can get!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752456867
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history and culture of cars. He has been the editor of Classic & Sports Car for more than a decade. He is the author of more than 15 books including My Dad Had One Of Those, Worst Cars, and Chapman's Car Compendium, which won the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy in 2008.

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