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The perfect books for automotive fans at Christmas 2021 | Autocar

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As a brand new dad or mum, I’ve sadly not learn a single e-book this 12 months. So I’ll default to the most effective motoring publication of all: Autocar. Sure, it’s a shameless gross sales pitch, however whereas I’ve been on maternity depart, I’ve had the enjoyment of dipping out and in of Autocar as a reader reasonably than a contributor.

I really like the odor of the ink and paper (some name me bizarre), I really like studying it from again to entrance and I really like the content material. I’m completely and totally biased, but I actually consider there isn’t a extra satisfying compendium of all issues motoring than this journal.

Precisely – Simon Winchester

In his fascinating delve into the origins and purposes of precision engineering and the way it made the world we reside in, Simon Winchester surprisingly takes within the automotive trade by way of the economic revolution and house journey.

Utilizing the Henrys (Royce and Ford) as examples, he seems at how two people working on the identical time however with very totally different targets (one to make the most effective automotive on the earth, the opposite to take advantage of inexpensive) couldn’t have achieved something and not using a meticulous consideration to element and the pursuit of perfection.

Engagingly written and very properly researched, it additionally serves as a reminder that even probably the most humble and primary automobiles are mind-bogglingly subtle marvels of engineering that must be celebrated.


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