Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Story of the Car
Foyalty 60

The Story of the Car (Hardback)

£20.00
Pre-order for despatch on publication.

Synopsis

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, The Story of the Car explores how this once rare and luxurious status symbol has become an essential part 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 luxury car, and into the lives of the most successful pioneers of automobile history, the book also explores the possibilities of the "green" motoring, the electric engine, and the uses of AI on the roads of the future.



Combining rarely seen images, insightful biographies. and fascinating features, The Story of the Car illustrates how after more than a century of development, the car still conveys a sense of freedom, excitement, and desire.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesRoad transport industriesTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyHistory of engineering & technologyTransportRoad & motor vehicles: general interestMotor cars: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesAutomotive technology & trades Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9780241471272  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

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 The Car Book (2011) and The Classic Car Book (2016), bringing his knowledge of car culture, history, and industry from 35 years in the 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.

More books by Giles Chapman

Leave Review

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin. 

 

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 2-3 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop

 

Free Free Currently not available
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

For goods delivered outside of the UK, the consignee (ie the person to whom the consignment is sent) will be the declarant and importer into the country for which the consignment is destined. The consignee will be responsible for both customs clearance and payment of customs duties and local taxes where required.

Customs Charges - if you are ordering goods for delivery outside of the UK, please note that your consignment may be subject to VAT (Value Added Tax), other taxes, customs duties and/or fees levied by the destination country. Any such charges levied in relation to customs clearance must be borne by you. It is accepted by you that Foyles has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Foyles recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for more information regarding importation taxes/duties that may be applicable to your online order.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.
 

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Embracing Urban Elsewheres: The Story...
(Hardback)
Astrid Wood
 
 
£65.00
 
E-Logistics: A Guide to Supply Chain...
(Paperback)
Yingli Wang; Stephen Pettit
 
 
£49.99
 
E-Logistics: A Guide to Supply Chain...
(Hardback)
Yingli Wang; Stephen Pettit
 
 
£160.00
 
Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training
(Paperback)
Alice Adams; PTDI
 
£30.99
£39.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close