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• A unique look at automotive history
• Touching, real-life stories about Preston Tucker's dream & about other innovators, too
• Details some of the rarest and most inspiring cars ever built
• Chronological details of brilliant inventions that changed motoring forever
• Over 150 illustrations
• Little-known facts about the corporate kitchen of car manufacturing
• The bitter truth about the end of British car manufacturing
• Strange ideas for the new era of car manufacturing
• Written by Arvid Linde, winner of the headlineauto 2010 award for ‘Rising Star of Year’
An automotive book like no other you've ever read! Guaranteed to surprise, intrigue, entertain and inform whether the reader is an automotive expert or a complete novice; altogether a memorable, eye-opening journey through our automotive heritage.
Preston Tucker & Others celebrates those pioneering individuals with a radical, non-conformist approach to car design, from Preston Tucker and his Torpedo to Guy Negre and his zero-emission dream.
Lavishly illustrated and intensively researched, this is also the story of the milestone inventions that have shaped today’s cars and automotive landscape.
Can you imagine a world where people drive beautiful and unusual cars, created by designers prodigiously endowed with talent and imagination?
Names like Preston Tucker, Carl Borgward and John DeLorean are hardly known today. Nevertheless, today’s cars would be a lot different without their contributions to automotive engineering. Although the car is a technological and rational affair, it’s the dreamers and eccentrics like these who have made the biggest contribution to the development of the industry; those who have had the ability to think beyond their time and conventions. Money doesn’t drive progress in the car business – it is a passion for speed, and an obsession with mechanisms. Yet for many a dreamer, this passion has ended in fiasco. Misunderstood and pushed aside by their contemporaries, they have been forced to watch their dreams trampled underfoot.
This book takes a look at the history of the car from a different angle,avoiding the mainstream moguls and telling a story about a man and his dream, and the like-minded people that came before and after him. Lavishly illustrated and intensively researched, it documents the making of some of the strangest and greatest cars of the past century. The main section is devoted to the unsung heroes of motoring, and the rest of the book shines a light on the many ingenious inventions we now take for granted.
Let’s show some respect to the dreamers. Our world wouldn’t be so exciting without them.
We at Car Articles can thoroughly recommend Preston Tucker & Others - Tales of brilliant automotive innovators & innovations. It offers a rather unique insight into automotive history without being overly dense and difficult to read. As the book states on page 5 in the Introduction - "Let’s show some respect to the dreamers. Our world wouldn’t be quite so exciting without them." We salute that sentiment, just make sure not to bore too many people at the pub with your new found car knowledge!
... the style of writing, the layout of the pages and the choice of illustrations in this book are just as quirky as the content, and will make fascinating reading for anyone who appreciates the contributions of the little guy to the cars we know today, and who believes that anyone tinkering away in their garage like the ghost of Fred Dibnah can change the world.
Packs plenty to fascinate anoraks of obscure cars and their masterminds.
Classic & Sports Car
Well worth a read.
This is a fascinating book … an excellent selection of pictures bears testimony to the far side of car design.
Innovation and engineers go hand in hand, and this book celebrate automotive trail blazers such as Preston Tucker and Guy Negre. There's a lot in here, which proves how ahead of their time many of these automotive geniuses really were.
Preston Tucker & Others is highly recommended for any auto buff interested in automotive innovators. It celebrates the pioneering innovators of automotive designs who took radical approaches to design, and offers a history lavishly illustrated, well researched and packed with color photos. A top pick for any collection strong in auto innovations and history!
A great look at the more unusual elements of automotive history.
With over 160 impressively illustrated pages, this will keep any car enthusiast occupied and engrossed for hours. It's a fascinating and incredibly different look at the history of the motor car. We love it.