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To Boldly Go - Twenty Six Vehicle Designs That Dared to be Different

by Hull, Graham Code: 47731 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publication date: 18/04/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $49.99

A century of 26 exceptional designs. Author Graham Hull, designer of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars for 30 years, believes vehicles associated with extreme niches, luxury, performance or economy are fascinating. Regardless of being built in millions or not, one litmus test is applied: was the vehicle an exceptional solution? The fruits of Formula 1 laboratories and backstreet lock-ups alike face similar scrutiny - Lamborghini or 2CV being equally relevant.

The 1911 Morgan three-wheeler, still in production 100 years on, proves the potency of an original concept.

Whether for austerity, off-road, competition or social status, this book follows vehicle rationales where the backdrop is the power of creativity - individuals and teams rattling the cage of convention and winning their place in automotive history. Whether the Tyrrells four-wheel bogie, or the Bonds mechanical pony, such cars bear witness to ingenuity, and the world would be a poorer place without the striving of their creators.

The authors commitment to original artwork captures the vehicles aesthetically, often technically and also in action. Each chapter gives a sense of the commercial and social background, and of the designs use, and the authors, and others, personal testimonies support this fascinating journey through some fascinating car designs.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
Illustration: COL & B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: PITSTOP
Publication date: 18/04/2017
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 225mm X 152mm
Code: 47731