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Top Gear: Epic Failures

Richard Porter


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PUBLISHED: 22nd May 2014
ISBN: 9781849908207
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All told, the car business spends billions every year and with such vast sums at stake you'd think the people involved wouldn't give desk space to Captain Cockup. You see, Top Gear knows a thing or two about embarrassing mistakes, as anyone who watched our India special will know.
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  • Hardcover
    $23.91
PUBLISHED: 22nd May 2014
ISBN: 9781849908207
ANNOTATION:
All told, the car business spends billions every year and with such vast sums at stake you'd think the people involved wouldn't give desk space to Captain Cockup. You see, Top Gear knows a thing or two about embarrassing mistakes, as anyone who watched our India special will know.

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All told, the car business spends billions every year and with such vast sums at stake you'd think the people involved wouldn't give desk space to Captain Cockup. You see, Top Gear knows a thing or two about embarrassing mistakes, as anyone who watched our India special will know.

Publisher Description

Designing and making cars is an expensive thing to do. So is racing them. All told, the car business spends billions every year and with such vast sums at stake you'd think the people involved wouldn't give desk space to Captain Cockup. Sadly, you would be wrong.

Every department in every car firm and motorsport operation is capable of complete and abject failure, and on a surprisingly regular basis.

Which is what this book is about. You see, Top Gear knows a thing or two about embarrassing mistakes, as anyone who watched our India special will know. The truth is, for many years Top Gear has also regarded failure as funny. Where other television programmes edit out the moment where the presenter falls over or slams their hand in a door, Top Gear gleefully leaves it in.

So who better to take you on a gentle canter through 50 of the car world's biggest and most glorious failures? That's right, it's Top Gear. Who else did you think? If you want this sort of stuff from Countryfile you might be in for a wait.

Author Biography

Richard Porter is the author of over 10 official Top Gear titles and two Grand Tour tie-ins. He is the creator of online motoring satire magazine sniffpetrol.com (150k users per month; Twitter 76k), and is also one of the three presenters on podcast Gareth Jones on Speed, which regularly tops the automotive charts with approx 1,000 downloads a day. He lives in London.

Product Details

Author
Richard Porter
Pages
128
Year
2014
ISBN-10
1849908206
ISBN-13
9781849908207
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2014-05-22
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Ebury Publishing
Short Title
TOP GEAR EPIC FAILURES
Language
English
Subtitle
50 Great Motoring Cock-Ups