Crap Cars

Crap Cars

by Richard Porter
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Crap Cars by Richard Porter

A visual feast of fifty of the most craptastic cars ever to hit the American highway.

Crap Cars is a window into the vanity and silliness of almost any decade as expressed through that ultimate of status symbols: your car. Traveling from the '60s to the '90s, it showcases the cheapest, the tackiest, and the mechanically inept, including cars made by companies like Porsche and BMW that put them to shame. There's also the blobby Merkur Scorpio, the ungainly Rolls-Royce Camargue, the squarish Maserati Biturbo, and the (ironically) flammable Renault Fuego. Each photo spread is accompanied by a short, hilarious critique by Richard Porter, a crap car expert, who sees straight through all the pimped-out bodywork to the true lemon that lies underneath.

Crap Cars is the perfect gift for anyone who loves cars or the casualties of bad taste, or for that special someone who misses their own beloved, long-gone piece of crap.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582346380
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.35(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Porter is a screenwriter for BBC's immensely popular Top Gear program ( and writes for EVO car magazine. Visit his spoof car news website at

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Crap Cars 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Cr@p Cars' is so funny, I had to stop reading it at work because it was causing so much attention with my co- workers. It's accurate, entertaining and the archive photos were taken with the intent that this book would be written in the future. If you have one of the cars listed in the book, you can relate, laugh, and probably say, 'Yeah, he's correct, my Yugo was exactly that way.' If you have one of these cars and you're offended, then you're in denial and have as much knowledge in choosing the right car like choosing the right toaster.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't agree with the order, and there are some cars omitted but for the most part the analyses are accurate. If you can read this (especially #6 and #2) without breaking out in laughter you need to contact your friendly mortician because you are dead!