From the first horseless carriage to the AI automobile, this book offers a complete timeline of the history of cars and a colorful insight into their future
Charting over a century of progress--from horseless carriages to driverless vehicles--this is a stunning visual celebration of the motorcar and the romance of the open road.
Beginning with the birth of the internal combustion engine, Drive explores how this once rare and luxurious status symbol has become a staple of everyday life. It shows you the ways in which the automobile has influenced breakthroughs in new technology and design, while becoming the focal point of an exhilarating genera of sport. Taking you on a journey along Route 66, inside the engine of a sports car, and into the lives of the most successful pioneers of automobile history, the book also explores the possibilities of the "green" car, the electric motor, and AI technology of the future.
Combining rarely seen images, insightful biographies. and fascinating features, Drive illustrates how after more than a century of development, the car still conveys a sense of freedom, excitement, and desire.
About the Author
Giles Chapman is an award-winning journalist and author of more than 40 books on a wide spectrum of car subjects--including the internationally successful Car (2011) and Classic Car (2016)--with an extensive knowledge of car culture, history, and industry, built up over 35 years working in motoring media. He was editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994 he has contributed to dozens of major newspapers and magazines. Besides his own books--which include My Dad Had One of Those, Chapman's Car Compendium, and Britain's Toy Car Wars--he has worked as an advisor to many other authors and publishers. He founded the Royal Automobile Club's Motoring Book of the Year Award, and appears regularly on TV and radio commenting on motoring and automotive industry issues.