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Grease Junkie: A Book of Moving Parts

Grease Junkie: A Book of Moving Parts

by Edd China


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As you'll discover in his incomparable memoir, the inventor, mechanic, TV presenter, and definition of the British eccentric Edd China sees things differently. An unstoppable enthusiast from an early age, Edd had thirty-five ongoing car projects while he was at university, not counting the double-decker bus he was living in. Now he's a man with not only a runaround sofa, but also a road-legal office, shed, bed, and bathroom. His first car was a more conventional 1303 Texas yellow Beetle, the start of an ongoing love affair with VW, even though it got him arrested for attempted armed robbery. A human volcano of ideas and the ingenuity to make them happen, Edd is exhilarating company. Join him on his wild, wheeled adventures; see inside his engineering heroics; go behind the scenes on Wheeler Dealers. Climb aboard his giant motorized shopping cart, and let him take you into his parallel universe of possibility.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753553541
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Edd China is a television presenter, mechanic, motor specialist, and inventor. He co-presented the show Wheeler Dealers for thirteen years and has also appeared on Top Gear, Scrapheap Challenge, and Fifth Gear. As an inventor, Edd set or holds Guinness World Records for the fastest furniture, shed, bathroom, bed, and milk float, and largest motorized shopping trolley, fastest electric amphibian, and fastest electric ice cream van.

Table of Contents

Preface: 'I Am Very Sorry to Say' 1

1 A Texas Yellow Bug 11

2 Yacht You Looking At? 38

3 Van-Derlust 61

4 Bug-Gering About 91

5 Sofa, So Good: The Casual Lofa 112

6 My Excellent Eddventure 140

7 Hiding Behind the Sofa 164

8 Putting On a Show 185

9 Cummfy Life 198

10 A Warm Prop 223

11 Making a Splash 247

12 Ancient and Modern 269

13 Back in the Driving Seat 290

Acknowledgements 312

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