The Worlds Worst Cars: From Pioneering Failures to Multimillion Dollar Disasters
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"5.0 out of 5 stars Irresistable Reading; Amazing and Pathetic Tales February 27, 2010
By Douglas Hileman
I picked this up at a book store on the bargain table. When I was still flipping through the pages 10 minutes later, I knew I had to buy it.
I've always liked cars, and think the 50s and 60s were tremendous years for the auto industry. Those fanciful fins. The luxury of push-button transmission. Windows that go up and down with the touch of a finger.
Some of the cars in here are no surprise (the Yugo, Chevrolet Citation). Others are so little known, I'm amazed the author KNEW about them, let alone what made them flops. Others in the book surprised me because I always thought they were so cool - the 1963 - 66 Dodge Dart. I even liked the Ford Maverick - you still see plenty of them on the road today - but, geez, why would they make a pimpled undercarriage (in Detroit, no less) and not think of that pesky seasonal problem we call ROAD SALT?
Almost everyone loves cars. Almost everyone who comes to my house picks THIS book up among the pile on the coffee table. You can read three pages if you only have 5 minutes, but I should warn you: it's addictive. You'll read through descriptions of 20 cars, and then read through 20 more. Also good for the "reading room." lol
Oh - I've also found this to be a fun little ditty as a gift: birthday, going to a party (everyone will take wine - your bottle will get lost; why not take something they'll remember?)."
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Given to KEMS' brother for Christmas. I hope you enjoy it Cam.
Also counts towards the 2012 "D" For December Release Challenge.