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by Sharon Lucas,Quentin Willson

  • ISBN: 0789471876
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Sharon Lucas,Quentin Willson
  • Subcategory: Automotive
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: DK ADULT (April 30, 2001)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • FB2 size: 1827 kb
  • EPUB size: 1124 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Quentin Wilson, the classic car specialist. Published in 2001 by Dorling Kindersly Publishing, In. Quentin Willson's "Great Car" is, in short, a book written for anyone and everyone who loves cars.

Quentin Wilson, the classic car specialist. And it is, beyond a doubt, written by a man who loves the automobile as much as anyone. Within the 512 pages of this book are some of the greatest cars in history. Note, however, that you may be surprised at some of the cars you will find. Some are famous, and most if not all readers will agree with their inclusion in this book. In "Cool Cars", Quentin Wilson has hand-picked the most desirable of the world's great cars describing every last curve and wing nut with all his insider knowledge and charm.

Quentin Wilson, the classic car specialist, is well known to millions of viewers around the world as a past presenter on the universally popular TV show Top Gear.

It is obvious Willson has an ax to grind which colors his copy throughout the book. Not to mention the huge number of factual innaccuracies throughout the book.

Quentin Willson (born 23 July 1957) is an English TV presenter, motoring journalist, author, TV producer and former car dealer, perhaps most widely known as a presenter of the motoring programmes Britain's Worst Driver, Fifth Gear, and the origi.

Quentin Willson (born 23 July 1957) is an English TV presenter, motoring journalist, author, TV producer and former car dealer, perhaps most widely known as a presenter of the motoring programmes Britain's Worst Driver, Fifth Gear, and the original incarnation of Top Gear. He lives in Warwickshire with his wife and three children.

Quentin Willson's Cool Cars book. In Cool Cars, Quentin Willson has hand-picked the most desirable of the world's great cars, describing every last curve and wing nut with all his insider knowledge and charm. In-depth profiles of over 130 of the world's greatest cars Superbly shot full-colour photos Comprehensive historical, technical and performance data for each car.

More than 130 in-depth profiles of the world's greatest cars. More than 130 in-depth profiles of the world's greatest cars. Quentin Wilson, the classic car specialist, is well known to millions of TV viewers and readers around the world. In Great Car, Quentin Wilson has hand-picked the most desirable of the world's automobiles, describing every last curve and wing nut with all his insider knowledge and charm.

Quentin Willson, Sharon Lucas.

This book is truly a car show full of the greats in automobile history. He is the author of Great Cars, The Ultimate Classic Car, and Cars: A Celebration!

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More than 130 in-depth profiles of the world's greatest cars. Quentin Wilson, the classic car specialist, is well known to millions of TV viewers and readers around the world. In Great Car, Quentin Wilson has hand-picked the most desirable of the world's automobiles, describing every last curve and wing nut with all his insider knowledge and charm. Test Drive the Essential Car Guide: You'll discover in-depth profiles of over 130 of the word's greatest cars captured in all their glory through superbly shot full-color photos. Each car is pictured form every angle, including interiors and engine close-ups. There is something for every car lover -- from the agonizingly pretty AC Ace-Bristol and the "plastic fantastic" Chevrolet Corvette to the outrageously exotic colors of the Lamborghini Miura and the timeless good looks of the MGB, famously advertised by the slogan: "Your mother wouldn't like it." Fact-filled Feast for Enthusiasts: With comprehensive historical, technical, and performance data for each car, Great Car is an essential and entertaining read for seasoned drivers and wannabe owners alike. It's a classic book for anyone who appreciates great cars.
Reviews about Great Car (5):
Ustamya
Published in 2001 by Dorling Kindersly Publishing, Inc., Quentin Willson's "Great Car" is, in short, a book written for anyone and everyone who loves cars. And it is, beyond a doubt, written by a man who loves the automobile as much as anyone. Within the 512 pages of this book are some of the greatest cars in history. Note, however, that you may be surprised at some of the cars you will find. Some are famous, and most if not all readers will agree with their inclusion in this book. The 1965 Ford Mustang, Ford GT40, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, Willys Jeep MB, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Each of those names carries tremendous weight and meaning in the automotive world. Their very names convey at least a part of what a great car is, should be, and what makes people love cars like they do. If you cannot love a car like the Silver Cloud, the Mustang, or the Bel Air, I doubt any car will ever appeal to you as anything but a means of transportation.
But there are many cars in this book you will likely have never heard of before- Facel Vega, Simca Aronde Plein Ciel, Gordon Keeble GT. If any of those names are already familiar, this book may hold few surprises. It held many surprises for me. Even the cars I already knew about were presented in a way and with facts and details I'd never considered. "Great Car" tells you, me, all of us who read, so much more than what car was built when and how fast it was able to go. It tells a story in each subsection, dedicated lovingly to each car. "Great Car" tells us not only of the machine, but of the time it existed in, how its makers sold it and who to.
Most surprising of all about this book, perhaps, is its inclusion of cars many would call mediocre or downright awful. Two models of the infamous Edsel are included- Corsair and Bermuda. The not-really-economic economy car AMC Pacer and the DeLorean DMC 12 are also given a place within "Great Car"'s many pages. Why? To some they may be bad cars. But good and bad are matters of opinion. Those three cars, regardless of how well they did or didn't run or what people thought or think of them, have had an impact on history so great they are not just simple cars. They are icons. Among cars, regardless of who perceives them as good or bad, successes or failures, machines such as the Edsel truly are great.

This is a truly wonderful book. I cannot express that enough. I have owned a copy ever since it was first printed in 2001, and every time I read it again I seem to find a detail or read a note I had not seen before. Anyone who loves cars- especially old ones- should not consider his or her collection of automotive literature complete until a copy of Quentin Willson's "Great Car" is among the volumes.
Oso
Great Car has 1 or 2 two-page spreads on each car. There are good photos of front, side, back, and something else of interest, such as engine, depending on the car. Minor irritation: pictures split across the fold. Book is sewn, so you can open it fairly flat without having the pages pop out, but it's still a little annoying.
Each car has a smattering of history, a smattering of performance, and a little bit of whatever else was interesting. Some in an introductory paragraph for the car, some in captions distributed across the display.
I've been poring obsessively over the book for several evenings, and I'm still finding neat new stuff.
The selection of cars is partly "Great Cars" like the Ferrari Dino, AC Cobra or the Maserati Ghibli and partly landmarks, like the Citroen 2cv, or the Edsel. Hardly any boring cars (the Audi Quattro (looks boring next to a Lamborgini anyway) or the Olds Toronado come to mind). Usually there is something interesting to say about every car.
Not a reference. More like a micro coffee-table book. Pick it up, open it to a random spot, see what you're driving today.
BlessСhild
I bought this book as new several years ago when it was still expensive,i paid $2,back then,now you can get a used one for a penny,it seems to be good to be given as a gift to somebody that knows nothing about cars,which coincidentally appears to be the case of the author.
Flattering aside,it is mostly a collage of car pictures with emphasis in some british obscure models from some british obscure brands long ago bankrupt that the author insists were the best cars ever in the universe.
On the other hand,however,on a more positive note,it carries some pictures of other european,japanese and american models,most in not very good condition,and some very unflattering remarks regarding to the cars and the people who builds them.
Very biased and not amusing at all,but hey,for a penny,who cares ?
Lli
I know this is a book that is obviously made for the American market, and I also recognize that these are "great cars" in the opinion of one author. However...

How can there be no: Ferrari 288 GTO, Ferrari F40, Porsche 959, Lotus Esprit Turbo, Ford Escort RS Cosworth, BMW M3 or McLaren F1? Those are some of the most important, groundbreaking and well respected sports cars of all time. Yet there is page after page of the most hideous American barges ever to disgrace the road! They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but in this case, that's exactly what you should do.

If "classic" American cars of yesteryear are your thing, then this book is excellent. Multi-angle photos, stats, and a nice write-up for each car.

If you're looking for something that charts genuine classic cars from around the world......look elsewhere.
Barit
As journalist and car lover I think that Quentin Willson realize a great book, because he worked with a lot of information that is presented in a didactic style that invite you to read it.
Data hasn't mistakes, fact that demonstrate a good job.
Beautiful photos complete a fantastic collection book. If you love cars, you love it.

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