Top Gear: Epic Failures 50 Great Motoring Cock-Ups

by Richard Porter

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The 50 “what-were-they-thinking-of” cars, the ones that were not only failures, they were Epic failures. Top of the Father’s Day gift-list for any Top Gear fanatic Dads.

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Top Gear: Epic Failures 50 Great Motoring Cock-Ups Synopsis

Designing and making cars is an expensive thing to do. So is racing them. All told, the car business spends billions every year and with such vast sums at stake you'd think the people involved wouldn't give desk space to Captain Cockup. Sadly, you would be wrong. Every department in every car firm and motorsport operation is capable of complete and abject failure, and on a surprisingly regular basis. Which is what this book is about. You see, Top Gear knows a thing or two about embarrassing mistakes, as anyone who watched our India special will know. The truth is, for many years Top Gear has also regarded failure as funny. Where other television programmes edit out the moment where the presenter falls over or slams their hand in a door, Top Gear gleefully leaves it in. So who better to take you on a gentle canter through 50 of the car world's biggest and most glorious failures? That's right, it's Top Gear. Who else did you think? If you want this sort of stuff from Countryfile you might be in for a wait.

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ISBN: 9781849908207
Publication date: 22/05/2014
Publisher: BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849908207
Publication date: 22nd May 2014
Author: Richard Porter
Publisher: BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: TV tie-in humour, Motor cars: general interest,

About Richard Porter

Richard Porter is script editor for BBC's Top Gear and contributing editor for Top Gear magazine. He has written over 10 Top Gear titles, including the bestselling Big Book of Top Gear, The Top Gear Alternative Highway Code and How to Parachute into a Moving Car.

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