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Strange but True Tales of Car Collecting by [Clark, Linda, Martin, Keith]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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"This likable book serves as a Ripley s Believe It or Not! for car obsessives, minus the nifty cartoons. Drowned Bugattis lurk here, along with Ferraris in flames and Steve McQueen s $70,000 sunglasses. There are also pulse-quickening incantations like a Duesenberg Model X and Shelby 427 Cobra Super Snake, and even a few celebs Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (and his 93 Rolls-Royces)." The New York Times All of the stories are fascinating, interesting, and make for hours of oh my gosh reading. Victory Lane Martin has crafted a joyous, delicious series of tales that should be on the shelf of every true collector, should be praised and accorded the prizes that only a genre-changer of this importance deserves. Keith Martin has done it again and it is a masterpiece. Sports Car Market Every car collector loves a crazy car story, and there are plenty in this book by Keith Martin and Sports Car Market. Perhaps it will keep the car nuts on your list occupied enough to avoid seeking out adventures of their own. Seattle Times This is the perfect bathroom book. As the found and publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, Martin s extensive knowledge, concise chapters and witty writing style make for whimsical reading. There s nothing scholarly here, it s just a whole lot of fun. The Virginian Pilot"

"This likable book serves as a "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" for car obsessives, minus the nifty cartoons. Drowned Bugattis lurk here, along with Ferraris in flames and Steve McQueen's $70,000 sunglasses. There are also pulse-quickening incantations like a Duesenberg Model X and Shelby 427 Cobra Super Snake, and even a few celebs -- Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (and his 93 Rolls-Royces)." - The New York Times "All of the stories are fascinating, interesting, and make for hours of "oh my gosh" reading." - Victory Lane "Martin has crafted a joyous, delicious series of tales that should be on the shelf of every true collector, should be praised and accorded the prizes that only a genre-changer of this importance deserves. Keith Martin has done it again and it is a masterpiece." - Sports Car Market "Every car collector loves a crazy car story, and there are plenty in this book by Keith Martin and Sports Car Market. Perhaps it will keep the car nuts on your list occupied enough to avoid seeking out adventures of their own." - Seattle Times "This is the perfect bathroom book. As the found and publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, Martin's extensive knowledge, concise chapters and witty writing style make for whimsical reading. There's nothing scholarly here, it's just a whole lot of fun." - The Virginian Pilot

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"Experimental X-vehicles--how bizarre!""Ghastly ghost cars--how macabre! ""Forlorn Ferraris--how desperately sad!"" ""Discover more in "STRANGE BUT TRUE TALES OF CAR COLLECTING! The two-faced playboy . . . the jealous widow . . . the tinkering priest! These stories and more are all a part of the rich--and often beguiling--history of some of the world's most famous vehicles. From futuristic test cars to the truth behind one particularly memorable vehicle of the silver screen, more than 30 stories of strange but true tales of automotive misadventure can be found within this book. Maybe you've heard of the famous Portuguese barn-find before, or wondered just how long it would take to cobble together a Cadillac one piece at a time--wonder no more! How much money would it take to buy 30 classic Bugattis? How could anyone let a Testa Rossa sit untended for more than 15 years? And do you love your car so much that you'd ask to be "buried "in it? These tales and more await inside. Some are lewd, others are crude, but they all have one thing in common--they're all true!


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 103656 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0760344000
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First Edition, First edition (30 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EQB6FSU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,048,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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bought for a birthday present for my son. the writing is a bit on the small side but looks to have some interesting stories in it
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An amazing product, received on time and in optimal condition, this amazing book has become one of my son's favourite books on his passion with cars, and all that they involve! This book is fascinating as it tells us about the stranger details about car collections, something even I, in my total ignorance of the matter, found extremely interesting!
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This booking a packed with fascinating little stories about particular cars, or particular collectors. Readability is great, I read almost the whole book on a wet and windy winters day. The stories had me reading out the astonishing bits to my partner, though she may have been less interested than me! A good addition to a car lover's book shelf. It's an American book, but that doesn't detract for the British reader as most of the cars are European. I've picked up a few ideas for automotive holiday destinations where large collections are open to the public.
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My son's words were "Great book" and "good read". He's car crazy and it was great to find something slightly different.
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