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Cars We Loved in the 1970s
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 November 2013
A fascinating read. Obviously there are omissions in a book of this size and it was rather short on detail, but it stirred the memory of a good time of life and interesting cars that were becoming more safety aware, although many were prone to the dreaded tin-worm from an early age. My first drives were in the 60s, so these 70s cars were coming out when I was doing 40,000 miles p/a in a Volvo 144 on Dartmoor and in South Devon. I remember the massive cut in traffic for a few days when (shock/horror) petrol went up to 50p/gallon. Book was smaller than I expected but good content.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 August 2014
Written by a clearly knowledgeable enthusiast this insightful little book captures the essence of 70s cars and motoring succinctly and accurately.
The author's objectivity demonstrates that, despite industrial unrest, political strife (and interference) and rubbish cars made in this decade, there were also many fine models, plus significant motoring advances and technological innovations.

British marques ruled at the start of the 70s but were in serious decline by the end, thanks in part to often superior foreign alternatives, which is one of the reasons so many people of my generation who grew up in the 70s, have such fond memories of now forgotten makes and models. Who can remember the Vauxhall Magnum 2.3 saloon (a fast Viva), the author can and so can this reviewer whose Grandad had one (they were QUICK, or seemed so to me at the time).
An informative, entertaining and nostalgic read, written by an author with no axe to grind.
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on 3 January 2014
As a quick trip down memory lane this fits the bill perfectly. For people who want more detailed technical specs etc they should look elsewhere. For the money an excellent buy.
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on 13 July 2014
My son bout me this book for Father's Day and I read it the next day, I absolutely LOVED this book, it brought back so many memories of the bangers I used to drive.
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on 22 January 2014
great memories with this read - would suit people who enjoy the older days of motoring. good informative read with pictures to compliment.
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on 9 June 2015
Nice books very small in size both pages and physical. Not really worth the price tag a fiver plus post would be ok.
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on 31 May 2015
The cars that i'd grew up with. Don't make them like this anymore.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2013
Very nice book, with short content on each car. Easy to read, not very complicated and not too detailed.
It is smaller in size than expected and I would love it to have more cars.
I wish this series to expand in 50's, 60's, 80's and 90's.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2014
This is a great little book written by the ever witty Giles Chapman. Great fun good photographs and nice light reading. Well worth buying.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2014
Bought this for a friend's husband for Christmas and my husband enjoyed it so much I had to buy it for him as well! Says it all really!
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