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A visual feast of fifty of the most craptastic cars ever to hit the American highway.

Crap Cars is a window into the vanity and silliness of almost any decade as expressed through that ultimate of status symbols: your car. Traveling from the 60s to the 90s, it showcases the cheapest, the tackiest, and the mechanically inept, including cars made by companies like Porsche and BMW that put them to shame. There's also the blobby Merkur Scorpio, the ungainly Rolls-Royce Camargue, the squarish Maserati Biturbo, and the (ironically) flammable Renault Fuego. Each photo spread is accompanied by a short, hilarious critique by Richard Porter, a crap car expert, who sees straight through all the pimped-out bodywork to the true lemon that lies underneath.

Crap Cars is the perfect gift for anyone who loves cars or the casualties of bad taste, or for that special someone who misses their own beloved, long-gone piece of crap.

Synopsis:

A visual feast of fifty of the most craptastic cars ever to hit the American highway.

Crap Cars is a window into the vanity and silliness of almost any decade as expressed through that ultimate of status symbols: your car. Traveling from the 60s to the 90s, it showcases the cheapest, the tackiest, and the mechanically inept, including cars made by companies like Porsche and BMW that put them to shame. Theres also the blobby Merkur Scorpio, the ungainly Rolls-Royce Camargue, the squarish Maserati Biturbo, and the (ironically) flammable Renault Fuego. Each photo spread is accompanied by a short, hilarious critique by Richard Porter, a crap car expert, who sees straight through all the pimped-out bodywork to the true lemon that lies underneath.

Crap Cars is the perfect gift for anyone who loves cars or the casualties of bad taste, or for that special someone who misses their own beloved, long-gone piece of crap.

Synopsis:

Traveling from the '60s to the '90s, this volume showcases the cheapest, tackiest, and most mechanically inept vehicles made. Each photo spread is accompanied by a hilarious critique by the author.

About the Author

Richard Porter is a screenwriter for BBCs immensely popular Top Gear program (www.bbc.co.uk/topgear) and writes for EVO car magazine. Visit his spoof car news website at www.sniffpetrol.com.

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f636787, May 22, 2007 (view all comments by f636787)
This book is so funny you won't want to put it down. My husband and I have had the best time reading it. It would make a great gift for any car enthusiast.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582346380
Author:
Porter, Richard
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color illus
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
5.75 x 8.35 x 0.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
A visual feast of fifty of the most craptastic cars ever to hit the American highway.

Crap Cars is a window into the vanity and silliness of almost any decade as expressed through that ultimate of status symbols: your car. Traveling from the 60s to the 90s, it showcases the cheapest, the tackiest, and the mechanically inept, including cars made by companies like Porsche and BMW that put them to shame. Theres also the blobby Merkur Scorpio, the ungainly Rolls-Royce Camargue, the squarish Maserati Biturbo, and the (ironically) flammable Renault Fuego. Each photo spread is accompanied by a short, hilarious critique by Richard Porter, a crap car expert, who sees straight through all the pimped-out bodywork to the true lemon that lies underneath.

Crap Cars is the perfect gift for anyone who loves cars or the casualties of bad taste, or for that special someone who misses their own beloved, long-gone piece of crap.

"Synopsis" by , Traveling from the '60s to the '90s, this volume showcases the cheapest, tackiest, and most mechanically inept vehicles made. Each photo spread is accompanied by a hilarious critique by the author.
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