The Car: The History of the Automobile

Author(s): Rod Green


The Car: The History of the Automobile explores every aspect of the development of the automobile from the fragile engineering of the earliest models to the cutting edge technology of the vehicles of the future. Packed with anecdotes about the best-loved cars of all time and the men and women who created them, The Car also features a fascinating, unique collection of facsimile documents and memorabilia including everything from the most stylish advertising posters ever produced, to historic race event programmes, to road reports on important models and detailed technical drawings of groundbreaking mechanical innovations. The Car is an unmissable treat for every motoring enthusiast.


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Rod Green is a freelance writer with a love of cars spanning 50 years. He is the author of Building the Titanic, Scalextric: The Story of the World's Favourite Model Racing Cars and The Original Highway Code. He lives in London.

Horseless Carriages; Petrol Power; Into the Twentieth Century; On the Starting Grid; Cars for Every Family; The Car Goes to War; The Roaring Twenties; Beneath the Skin; Power and Glory; The Style Era; Bugatti Queen and the Silver Arrows; Surviving the War Years; Icons of War; The Fin's the Thing; The Top Cats; The Swinging Sixties; Muscle Cars; The Car's the Star; The Motoring World in Crisis; Evolution of the Supercar; A New Age Takes Shape; Wild Beasts in the Wilderness; Car Makers Go Global; The Formula One Phenomenon; The Car Goes Green; Retro Styling; Into the Future.

General Fields

  • : 9781780971896
  • : Herron Books (Distributed Titles)
  • : Herron Books (Distributed Titles)
  • : October 2013
  • : 283mm X 245mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rod Green
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 96
  • : 150 colour & black & white illustrations