The Big Book of Tiny Cars: A Century of Diminutive Automotive Oddities

November 30, 2021|
The Big Book of Tiny Cars: A Century of Diminutive Automotive Oddities by Russell Hayes
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Richly illustrated and entertainingly written,The Big Book of Tiny Carspresents lively profiles of the automotive world''s most famous—and infamous—microcars and subcompacts from 1901 to today.

From tiny homes to little lending libraries and even tiny food, people everywhere are resetting the premium they put on size. Fact is,the automotive industry has a "tiny" history going back to the car''s earliest days.

Beginning with the Curved Dash Oldsmobile and continuing through prewar classics such as theAustin SevenandHanomag Kommissbrot,The Big Book of Tiny Carsis truly international in scope. Witness diminutive cars like theBond Minicarand theBMWIsettaintroduced to fuel-deprived postwar Europe, and continue through the classic 1950s microcars and ''70s subcompacts, right up to today''s tiny cars and electric vehicles (EVs) fromthe likes ofSmartandFiat.

In addition to iconic curiosities like the frog-likeGoggomobil Dart, the futuristicSebring Vanguard Citicar, and the three-wheeledReliant Robin, you''ll read about more familiar classics like the VW Beetle,MiniCooper, andCrosley Super Sport. Other manufacturers represented include Honda,Datsun, Mitsubishi, Trabant, Heinkel, Renault, and Messerschmitt, to name a few.
  • Each car is profiled with an entertaining andinformative historyand afact box.
  • Imagery includesarchival photos,period ads, andmodern photography.
  • In all,more than 100 carsare included, from the weird to the sublime.
Gas, diesel, or electric...iny cars have a rich and curious heritage reflective of motorists'' concerns for their pocketbook, the environment, or both.The Big Book of Tiny Carsisyour ultimate collection of microcars, minicars, bubble cars, kei cars, subcompacts, and compactsthat have been built, sold, and drivenall over the globe for 120 years.
Russell Hayesdivides his time between writing (mostly on classic car and consumer subjects) and TV production (he has worked onTop GearandDriven). He lives in London, England.
Title:The Big Book of Tiny Cars: A Century of Diminutive Automotive Oddities
Product dimensions:176 pages, 10.5 X 10.5 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 10.5 X 10.5 X 0.98 in
Published:November 30, 2021
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760370629

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