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Drive

The Definitive History of Driving by Chapman, Giles Code: 50928 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publication date: 03/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018 Price: AU $57.89

Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road.Beginning with the development of the first vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, Drive explores the early glamour of driving, motor sport, and car design, and looks at how the automobile has shaped the modern world. Revealing the advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transportation into objects of status, excitement, and desire, Drivetracks trends in auto manufacturing and the publics changing tastes in cars: whether its Golden Era sports cars such as the MG, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, and Chevrolet, muscle cars like the Mustang, hot rods, custom cars, the hippie-standard VW, or modern-day hybrid cars. Trivia and fascinating facts covering the growth of car racing, the development of traffic lights, the boom in automobile advertising, the first car washes, and the craft of artisan-made cars complete the subject, making it a must-have for car enthusiasts.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 360
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018
Publisher: DK PUBLISHING
Publication date: 03/04/2018
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 0mm X 0mm
Code: 50928