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• A fascinating fact for every single day of the year
• Historic and contemporary photographs and illustrations
• Covers many makes and models from around the world
• Mini biographies of important racers, executives and automotive pioneers
• Automotive history covering four centuries
• Learn about the inventions that changed the way we travel
• Short stories about famous cars
• Little known facts about cars, trucks and SUVs and important vehicles
• Builds a picture of how today’s automotive scene evolved
• Insight into the auto industry’s most important days
With a true tale for every day of the year, this book tells of the first self-propelled vehicles of the 1700s, the origins of Ford, FIAT and Jaguar, about the tragedies that have altered the daily commute, and about some of history’s most important cars like the Porsche 356, Chevrolet Corvette, Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Model T, and much more.
During the last four centuries certain key events have influenced the development of the auto industry and the way people get about. This book tells fascinating tales, bringing individual days to life with short stories, photographs and illustrations. From the first self-powered vehicles to modern advances in technology, many topics are covered surrounding the turbulent history of the automobile. The births and deaths of automotive innovators, the rise and fall of car companies lost to history, incredible days at the racetrack, relevant inventions, the introduction of some of the greatest cars ever built, and many more true events from around the world are described on their day in Automotive History.
1725 to present day
Chrysler, Mercury, DeLorean, Saturn, Jeep, Ford (Model T, Model A, Mustang, Pinto, Thunderbird), Datsun, Hudson, Nash, Bentley, Chevrolet (Camaro, El Camino, Corvette), Tucker, Kaiser, Opel, Shelby (GT350), Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Plymouth (Prowler), Studebaker, Cadillac, Lincoln, Citroen, Maybach, Volkswagen (Beetle), Buick, Oldsmobile, Toyota, Rolls Royce, AMC (Pacer, Gremlin), Jaguar (XK8), Honda, Mitsubishi, Lamborghini, Dodge, Hummer, Frazer, Nissan, McLaren, Oldsmobile, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Packard, Tesla, Fiat, Audi, DeSoto, Winton, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Lancia, International, Saab, Volvo,