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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (November 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563539194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563539193
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #887,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Giles Chapman's writing on cars has appeared in such publications as Auto Express, Classic & Sports Car, Condé Nast Traveller, and Top Gear magazine. His other titles include Chapman's Car Compendium, TV Cars, and Worst Cars Ever Sold. He was the 2006 Jeep Consumer Writer of the Year. Richard Porter is a contributing editor for Top Gear magazine and the author of Crap Cars.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GRH "Ex WHA Jet" on August 4, 2008
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All in all, an enjoyable book. It is always interesting to view something from someone else's perspective; in this case, how the Brits view their father's mundane "daily drivers". Interesting to note how Ford products are viewed as somewhat boring, yet popular because products such as the Cortina and the Gran-Dad, er sorry, Granada, were reliable, durable, and stylish in that they copied their larger American cousins.
I found the Austin 1100 article to be of interest; that car was sold in Canada as the Austin America; in retrospect, it was far ahead of it's time; the current Nissan Versa seems to be an update of the Austin !!
It you buy this book, check out the Hillman Hunter photograph; the car is interesting but you'll see what I am referring to when you buy the book !!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Campbell on September 12, 2009
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This could be the perfect book to have in the smallest room of the house - assuming you're male, British, and at least 38 or so. If you have memories of family driving in the '70s and 80's then you'll find much to remind and delight in this slim volume.

A very well researched and produced collection of motoring memories.
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By ray24 on July 12, 2014
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Fun book and a great gift for Father's Day
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I lived in G.B. in the mid 70's, and remember several of these cars. It is not very detailed, but is humorous. Has pictures of several marques and models very few in U.S. will be aware of, along with some basic technical information. A good book for basic but broad coverage of mostly mainstream English cars with witty commentary.
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I purchased for our shop coffee table -- It walked out the door after only a few weeks and I never had the chance to look at it.
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