The Story of the Car: The Definitive History of Automobiles by Giles Chapman
Year: 2022 | History
Charting over a century of progress – from horseless carriages to driverless vehicles – this is a stunning visual celebration of the motorcar and the romance of the open road.
Beginning with the birth of the internal combustion engine, The Story of the Car explores how this once rare and luxurious status symbol has become an essential part of everyday life. It shows you the ways in which the automobile has influenced breakthroughs in new technology and design, and given birth to a genre of sport.
Taking you on a journey along Route 66, inside the engine of a luxury car, and into the lives of the most successful pioneers of automobile history, the book also explores the possibilities of the “green” motoring, the electric engine, and the uses of AI on the roads of the future.
Combining rarely seen images, insightful biographies. and fascinating features, The Story of the Car illustrates how after more than a century of development, the car still conveys a sense of freedom, excitement, and desire.