The Classic Car Adventure

Driving Through History on the Road to Nostalgia

Lance Cole

 
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
40 color & black and white illustrations and 10 line drawings
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473896413
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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In stock
$34.95

Overview
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Nothing is new under the sun and classic cars books come and go. But here, instead of a heavy, large, glossy book of classic car images and details destined to stay on a shelf, is something new. This book is designed to be read as a companion, a book that can go in the car or on a 'plane, and which can be read in full, or dipped into anywhere for a classic car fix. Old stories and new details are presented and cover all eras of our cars.

Gathered here is a compilation of the author's published and unpublished adventures and opinions about the design and the driving of some of the greatest cars in motoring history. From 'vintagent' to 'modern classic', pristine to oily-rag, up hill, down dale and across continents, award-winning motoring author, designer and serial classic car owner, Lance Cole, charts the great classic car enthusiasm in a series of engaging essays about cars, car design and the men that made the motor industry.

From tales of Malcolm Sayer to Bedelia, and of BMW, Jaguar, Bugatti and Porsche, to tales of old Saabs and rusty Citroens, classic car life is here. Erik Carlsson, Jacques Gerin, Giovanni Michelotti and Innes Ireland are just a few of the names that can be found in these pages. From design to driving, here is a book that is a classic car adventure.

About The Author
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Lance Cole has been an automotive and aviation writer for over 25 years and is internationally published and syndicated. A former Sir William Lyons Scholar, and national press columnist, Lance is the author of over a dozen books and is also a trained designer, photographer and illustrator. His passion for design led him to Bugatti and many years attending Prescott’s action. The evocative photos in this book truly capture Lance’s passion for all things Bugatti.

REVIEWS
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A celebration of motoring quite unlike anything I've ever seen before! Priceless!

- Books Monthly

“…a series of engaging essays about cars, car design and the men that made the motor industry. From tales of Malcolm Sayer to Bedelia, and of BMW, Jaguar, Bugatti and Porsche, to tales of old Saabs and rusty Citroens, "The Classic Car Adventure" will prove to be an informed and informative as, thoughtful and thought-provoking, insightful and entertaining read from cover to cover.”

- Midwest Book Review, January 2018

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