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5 Awesome Car Books for Automotive Enthusiasts

Is there an automobile lover in your life? There are some people out there who are crazy about cars. They have a love for the style, mechanics, and history of four-wheeled vehicles.
You can make the day of a car enthusiast with the right gift. We’re not talking getting them a vintage Ferrari (they’d be thrilled!), but we are talking about sending them a few great car books.
There are many amazing and informative car books out there that are fun to read and double as great coffee table decorations. If you’re looking for the best car book to buy the car lover in your life, which one should you get? Read on, and we’ll walk you through a few amazing options that are available now.
1. How To Build A Car
This book is an amazing gift to any degree of car enthusiast. How To Build A Car is by Adrian Newey, who became famous as one of Britain’s greatest engineers. This book functions as a memoir of sorts, exploring Newey’s time working in the Formula One racing circuit.
The book goes into great detail recounting the cars that Newey designed, the drivers he worked with, and the different races he experienced. These stories are vividly remembered and rich in detail.
While many of these anecdotes are incredible, the real treat of the book is some of the never before seen illustrations. There are blueprints and drawings that break down some of Newey’s greatest creations, a real treat for those who love the nuts and bolts of racing cars.
2. The Art Of The Automobile
If you’re looking for the king of coffee table books, there’s no better than The Art Of The Automobile, which counts through a list of the 100 greatest cars of all time.
This is a large book that contains beautiful color photos and is a joy to flip through casually or dive into the details of. It’s written by Dennis Adler, a highly respected historian and author. The book covers a wide range of vehicles, starting with some of the earliest 1800′s cars and running up the more modern models.
If you’re loved one is a frequent listmaker, Adler’s Top 10 lists in the book will likely tickle their fancy and provoke hours of discussion.
Adler combines these lists and photos with essential information on each automobile and why they’ve earned a place in history. He also draws lines between automobiles and explains how the innovations of one led to another.
3. JEEP
Sometimes the car lover in your life might have a specific affinity for one type of vehicle in particular. It can be a great idea to get them a book that covers that type of automobile.
For example, what about the Jeep? Jeep: The History Of America’s Greatest Vehicle is an in-depth look at the classic car model by Patrick Foster. If you know someone who loves off-roading, or who owns a jeep themselves, they might want to learn more about the history of this vehicle.
The book covers the history of the jeep, from its origins in WWII through its corporate transition and into the modern iconography of today. This is another book that pairs its information with hundreds of beautiful full-color photos throughout its pages.
After reading, you or your loved one will never look at the jeep the same way again.
4. Million Dollar Classics
If you think your loved one might appreciate an exploration of the high-class world, the book Million Dollar Classics might be the right choice for this upcoming holiday season.
The book, by authors Martin Derrick and Simon Clay, covers some of the most expensive cars of all time. As the title implies, these are vehicles that cost a million dollars each. These cars are not the kind of automobile you might think of buying, but definitely ones that you might want to read about.
The book features brilliant color photography by Simon Clay and breaks down each car, it’s sale price, and why it managed to take in so much dough. It’s easy to drool over these expensive vehicles, but it’s even more engaging to learn how value is created and increased in the automobile world.
5. How Cars Work
If your loved one is more of an aspiring car enthusiast, it might be worth getting them this book by Tom Newton. How Cars Work doesn’t delve too far into the specifics but gives an amazing overview of automobiles for a novice audience.
The book carefully works through each part of a vehicle, providing basic vocabulary and terminology. The book has a one-topic-per-page format, which makes thing easy to follow and allows easy reference. The book is so adept at teaching car basics, many car mechanics keep it on hand to
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. It is often used to help customers help understand their car repair suggestions.
If your loved one has just started getting interested in automobiles, there’s likely no more valuable of a book to give.
The Best Car Books For Automobile Lovers
If there’s an automobile lover in your life, getting them a book that can help inform and entertain them can be a great gift. The above car books are some of the best titles currently out there for car lovers. They can make a great gift or read for that special person in your life.
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