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2.0 out of 5 stars
needs some humour such as tales of his car crashes, 31 Dec 2010
Head lined "... true tales from a 60's teenager..petrolhead." I find it odd for an alleged petrolhead not to include - the Maserati, Austin Healey, DB Aston pre war MG a other teenager 'dream' cars, all near neighbors kept within ear shot of his family home, non are mentioned in this book. Instead we are told about his ownership of some of truly awful 50/60's motorcars of the type every teenager knew never 'pulled the birds'.
Loaded with factual errors and weak attempts to embellish fact with fantasy this is a lightweight rendition.
The book is padded out with a list of 80 or so mainly mediocre types of motorcar owned at various times by the author. Boring!no petrol head techi stuff or girly passion wagon ratings as the book sub title implies.
As some one familiar first hand with the period, location and people, this book is a sketchy reflection of the era place and people, it is a missed opportunity.
The author claims this to be a light hearted book, shame then he chose not to provide some humor by including a few "true tales" about him crashing cars.