- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books; New edition edition (19 Aug. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1862076987
- ISBN-13: 978-1862076983
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 15.4 x 3.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 700,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car Paperback – 19 Aug 2004
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'Deeply informed, quixotically discursive ... packed with surprising detail and eccentric good sense.' -- Spectator
'His fuel-injected eccentricities of opinion are as combustible as the internal combustion engines with which he is greasily familiar.' -- The Times
'If you love cars, youll love this book. If you hate cars, its likely youll still love this book.' -- Focus
'Setright is an undisputed authority on just about every aspect of cars' -- Driving Magazine
'Setright is more than just any old motoring journalist: hes the Wittgenstein of the motoring press' -- George Rosie, Sunday Herald
'The very best of these (social histories about the automobile) is...Leonard Setrights Drive On!' -- The Guardian
Ferociously opinionated admirably cosmopolitan -- Financial Times
About the Author
L. J. K. Setright has been writing for Car magazine for 33 years, is a world expert on tyres and expresses forthright views on such things as speed limits, taxation, and pollution, and offers fascinating divagations on anything from the origins of the word 'dashboard' to the maximum speed of a rain drop (18mph, unaided by wind).
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Top Customer Reviews
If you want to know the true meaning of the motor car, read this. On the way you will learn about the car's relationship to the French and American revolutions and discover that almost everything you thought you knew is wrong. I discovered that my school motto is a quote from Virgil's Aeneid - cf Chapter 3.
This is a serious and highly readable work well worth the investment.
the book is richly written; in the 8 pages on air conditioning/heating the book veers of into the history of hone refrigeration and transnational chilled food transport.
there is more than enough to interest any car enthusiast; particularly if the engineering part of cars interests you.
it is well illustrated
A longer version of this review can now be found at www.driventowrite.com
Condition is faultless despite being sold as used I for one cannot see any signs of use.
Interestingly all the monies raised are being donated to charity by the seller.
Can only recommend it most highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book very well written by a very knowledgible writer, now deceased.Published on 10 Oct. 2014 by Mr. R. Sharples
Everyone must have at least one friend like L.J.K. Setright. Possessed of a disconcerting number of outré opinions, steadfast in their rejection of alternatives (or indeed... Read morePublished on 6 May 2014 by Mark Vardy
Probably its just me, but I could not get in to this book. Its the style of writing, it just doesn't work for me, shame really as I was so looking forward to reading it :(Published on 8 Jan. 2014 by ebbo
I enjoyed this enormously... while finding myself grinding my teeth from beginning to end.
In many ways, it does what it says on the tin: it's a social history of the... Read more