"The pictures, as you would expect from a DK vintage, are as sleek as the motors."
"The 100 year-plus history of motoring is not the easiest of stories to tell but Drive: The Definitive History Of Motoring, does a good job. Varying from the first motorised carriages - and the fact that most horses on the roads used to produce around 24lb of manure a day - to the latest driverless technology, this book offers bite-sized histories of cars on our roads."
"One of the best car books to hit our desk this year."
"You are guaranteed one thing with Dorling Kindersley and that is quality. I grew up with these glorious and lavishly illustrated books and Drive is thankfully one of the best I've seen for a while. This will satisfy petrolheads of all ages, because every aspect of the motoring industry is covered with colourful imagery and insightful facts"
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, Drive tracks trends in auto manufacturing and the public's changing tastes in cars: whether it's 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.
Giles Chapman is a leading international authority on the automobile, its industry, its culture, and its history. A former editor of the best-selling Classic & Sports Car magazine, he is also the award-winning author of more than 40 books, including Classic Car.
Past praise for Classic Car:
"[T]his is a book to savor, to be pored over time and again." - Booklist, starred review
Past praise for Car:
"Definitive' is an ambitious goal, but one this hefty book tackles with élan-perhaps the way a 1965 Gordon-Keeble might tackle a winding country road." - The New York Times