"Top Gear": My Dad Had One of Those

Author(s): Giles Chapman


Spanning the 1950s to the '80s, this work celebrates the heyday of the Dad car. It features great Dad cars from much loved family workhorses like the Ford Cortina and Vauxhall Viva to the rakish excitement and playground kudos of the Rover 3500 and Citroen CX.


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A trip up memory drive in the familiar cars your Dad knew and loved.

Giles Chapman's motoring writing has included The Independent, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Conde Nast Traveller, Auto Express, Top Gear magazine, Classic & Sports Car, and Octane. He is author of nine books, including Moving Objects, Car Badges (2005) and TV Cars (2006). He was voted Jeep Consumer Writer Of The Year, 2006. Richard Porter is script editor for BBC's Top Gear, a columnist for Evo magazine and contributing editor for Top Gear magazine. He is author of BBC Books' Crap Cars (2004).

General Fields

  • : 9780563539193
  • : Ebury Press
  • : BBC Books
  • : 0.37
  • : April 2007
  • : 153mm X 185mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Giles Chapman
  • : Hardback
  • : 629.222
  • : 160
  • : Illustrations