MAKE ROOM FOR BOOKS!
I know plenty of enthusiasts use the internet to search out the information they want, but you can’t beat a decent motoring book, and there’s been a recent run of truly interesting works ripe for adding to the shelves.
No matter how many books are published, there’s always room for more and, even with popular cars, new titles can unearth fresh information, which gives us more understanding of those vehicles.
We’re seeing some fabulously esoteric titles, too – last year I stumped up for Davide Bassoli’s Street Muses of London, which is a collection of Bentley and Rolls-Royce photographs taken in the capital from the 1950s to the 1980s. Perhaps it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is unusual and entertaining and it puts the cars in context of the time and their surroundings.
Now what I’d really like to see is a comprehensive history of pre-war Anglo-American cars, as there’s nothing bringing all these marques together. And let’s face it, how much better to get that information in one book, rather than trawling the internet. Perhaps I’d better get writing.
‘We’re seeing some fabulously esoteric titles’