A rare insight into where car journalists come from, An Estate Car Named Desire is a comfortably familiar nostalgic diversion for any automotive enthusiast. It covers a remarkable list of automobiles that, at the time, were primarily bangers but now enjoy a life as desirable classics. Imagine getting a Honda Z600 as your first car now. There’s something of Roald Dahl’s Boy, with boarding school shenanigans, romance and coming of age adventures all present, though ultimately it feels like a series of anecdotes and memories inhabited by ghosts. The cars are described with a fondness and clarity that the people rarely receive though – perhaps giving an insight into the character of the writers and journalists you enjoy.
ISBN: 9780715650356 Paperback, 245 pages www.duckworth.co.uk