The Car Book really is the definitive history of the car from the very earliest cars of the 1880's right up to today.
The books looks at the cars evolution decade by decade, with manufacturers and models from around the world. More than 2,000 cars are featured, with photos and specifications for each one. There is every car from A to Z, everything from an Adler to a Zundapp, a Lada to a Lamborghini, a Mazda to a Maserati.
Muscle cars, hatchbacks, 4x4's, utility vehicles, microcars, sports cars, family saloons and racing cars are among the types of cars featured. There are period photos, publicity shots and more in depth features of particular iconic car designs, like the Citroen DS, De Lorean DMC-12 and the Bugatti Type 35B.
The technical evolution of the motorcar is also featured, from early steam driven cars, right through to the hybrids of today. There are cutaways and explanations of technical features, a glossary of terms, and a complete index of all the cars and marques.
This book is impressively comprehensive. The text is well written and informative. If you love cars, you'll love this book.