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Giles Chapman


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PUBLISHED: 5th April 2018
ISBN: 9780241317662
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  • Hardcover
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PUBLISHED: 5th April 2018
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Publisher Description

Includes a foreword by Jodie Kidd.

From the public's amazement at the idea of a horseless carriage to today's excitement for driverless vehicles, find out everything you need to know about motoring from 1895 to the present day.

Begin your journey through the history of motoring with Drive, and weave your way through the twists and turns of the early days, through to how the motorcar has shaped the modern world over the last century.

It also reveals the exciting and impressive advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transport into objects of status, excitement, and desire.

Speed through personal accounts of motoring throughout the years, and discover exciting new facts about the world's most famous racing events. From the first service stations to the latest fuel cell, this book tells the full motoring story.

Author Biography

Giles Chapman is an award-winning journalist and author of more than 40 books on a wide spectrum of car subjects. Drive is the third major title he has directed for DK after the internationally successful The Car Book (2011) and The Classic Car Book (2016), bringing his knowledge of car culture, history, and industry from 35 years in the motoring media. He was editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994 he has contributed to dozens of major newspapers and magazines. Besides his own books - which include My Dad had One Of Those, Chapman's Car Compendium, and Britain's Toy Car Wars - he has worked as an advisor to many other authors and publishers. He founded the Royal Automobile Club's Motoring Book Of The Year Award, and appears regularly on TV and radio commenting on motoring and automotive industry issues. Jodie Kidd is a television presenter, racing driver, and model. Her love of motoring led her to a successful career as a Maserati racing driver, competing at some of Europe's most prestigious racing circuits in the Maserati Trofeo Series. In 2016 she became an ambassador for BMW and contributed a motoring blog to the Guardian, and she has also taken part in the famous Gumball 3000 rally across Europe. Her international modelling career has included work for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Lagerfeld, and more recently Moschino and Jaeger. Her television career includes Top Gear(BBC2), co-hosting The Classic Car Show (Channel 5) alongside Quentin Willson, Who Do You Think You Are (BBC1), Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) and CNN Equestrian (CNN International). In 2017 she featured in the documentary series Drive to Perform, in collaboration with Sky, Shell, and BMW. Jodie's charitable work includes being an ambassador for Help for Heroes, for which she completed both the Burma Bike Ride and Big Battlefield Bike Ride, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. She was also involved in Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign to raise awareness about ocean pollution. Jodie enjoys living in the countryside with her son Indio and has recently opened a pub, The Half Moon, in Kirdford, West Sussex. She currently drives a BMW i8 and a BMW X5M.

Giles Chapman is an award-winning journalist and author of more than 40 books on a wide spectrum of car subjects. Drive is the third major title he has directed for DK after the internationally successful The Car Book (2011) and The Classic Car Book (2016), bringing his knowledge of car culture, history, and industry from 35 years in the motoring media. He was editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994 he has contributed to dozens of major newspapers and magazines. Besides his own books - which include My Dad had One Of Those, Chapman's Car Compendium, and Britain's Toy Car Wars - he has worked as an advisor to many other authors and publishers. He founded the Royal Automobile Club's Motoring Book Of The Year Award, and appears regularly on TV and radio commenting on motoring and automotive industry issues.

Review

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 Christian Whitehead, Foyles One of the best car books to hit our desk this year. Daily Record 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. Daily Express The pictures, as you would expect from a DK vintage, are as sleek as the motors. RTE Guide

Product Details

Author
Giles Chapman
Pages
360
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Year
2018
ISBN-10
0241317665
ISBN-13
9780241317662
Format
Hardcover
Subtitle
The Definitive History of Motoring
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publication Date
2018-04-05