Richard Hammond's Car Confidential by Richard Hammond
RICHARD HAMMOND'S CAR CONFIDENTIAL, packed with information and wit, is a must for anyone even remotely interested in cars. It includes an enormous variety of hints and tips: car and traffic etiquette; how to buy a car; the seven ages of the motorist from learning how to drive when you are 18 to driving the wrong way down motorways when you are 80; a spotter's guide to motorists in the style of a WW2 manual; customizing - what is OK and what isn't; cool hearses to be buried in; and the alternative guide to road rage. There are also lots of lists of everything - such as the top noble failures: did you know that Chrysler put out a car aimed at women called the 'Femme' which came in one colour, pink, with matching pink handbag and lipstick? Or the top mad moments in motorsport history,dubious highway codes, most amazing roads...The odd, the mad, the bad, the curious or ridiculous are all here in this wonderful, witty and incredibly useful compendium of everything to do with cars and their drivers - all we ever needed to know about the modern world of motoring.