- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books (24 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849905037
- ISBN-13: 978-1849905039
- Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 1.5 x 15.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Top Gear: Ambitious but Rubbish: The Secrets Behind Top Gear's Craziest Creations Hardcover – 24 May 2012
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The stories behind the Top Gear boys' weird, wonderful and frequently disastrous home-made vehicles.
About the Author
Richard Porteris a "Top Gear" script editor and the author of three editions of "The Big Book of Top Gear," "Crap Cars," and "My Dad Had One of Those."
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Top Customer Reviews
The biggest complaint is that there is nothing really new, the book contains small chapters on various aspects of the show; the specials, some of the vehicles and stunts. However there are no real relevations and for the most part it just retells the story. It's far simpler (and more entertaining) to actually watch the relevant episode of Top Gear.
The book itself is pretty short and can be read through fairly quickly mainly due to the rather bland writing style. Whilst the book makes for a reasonable coffee table read it doesn't offer any real substance.
This book was bought as a gift, would I buy this book? With money? Sadly no, and on that bombshell...
but this one sadly lacks detail,-every subject is briefly covered with what i basically could guess myself.
woul not reccomend.
Good if you want more edutainment
Not so good for the preparation and behind the scenes stuff
If you're into TG and want to have yet another branded collection item, go for it but don't expect much. If you're looking for some real info, get Ben Collins' book.
And sorry for my English :).
Took all of five minutes to read. Well when i say read, i mean flick through comic-book style!
Glad i never paid full price for it.
Should have gone to speck savers.
Should have saved a tree!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very disappointing. Lots of pictures but very little new information if you have followed the series. A bit fiddly to turn pages on my tablet.Published 9 days ago by Dorcas
Bought as present for dad, seemed to like it but think it was a bit lacking inside.Published 7 months ago by Oliver Harrison
good christmas pressie for my not very modern father. Not only an amusing gift but fun to read apparently.Published 12 months ago by Ryan S.
This book is distinctly unfunny, puerile nonsense. Definitely not worth the money.Published 14 months ago by Elizabeth Hill