A funny and fascinating journey through more than 200 years of motoring, highlighting the oddest, craziest, and most interesting cars ever built.
The fastest, the sleekest, the most famous and the strangest! This fascinating high-speed look at more than 200 years of motoring will have you marvelling - and sometimes laughing out loud - at cars that float and fly and walk, cars made from plastic and even bamboo and cars that are knee-high or as long as a bus. You too will be asking ARE YOU FOR WHEEL?
What famous Australian family car was nearly named the Koala? How did the Dynasphere, a car with just one wheel, stay upright? Heard about the trend-setting hybrid built by a lawnmower company? Did you know that the man who invented the car also invented the car crash? What car was known as the duck, the tin snail and the upside-down pram, yet sold in the millions? Heard about the car with a whopping 36 cylinders? What about the one that was powered by a fan - and looked like a hair dryer?
Author Tony Davis is widely blamed for LEMON! 60 HEROIC FAILURES OF MOTORING, an Australian bestseller that was published in US and UK editions - and which has been adapted into the hit book for kids, YOU MUST BE SKIDDING! He is also responsible for the eccentric literary memoir F. SCOTT, ERNEST AND ME, plus the new childrens series ROLAND WRIGHT, FUTURE KNIGHT. Before courageously leaving a well-paid job to be a full-time author (at the end of 2005), Tony had a long and successful career in newspapers, magazines and publishing. He has worked at THE AUSTRALIAN and THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, has held senior editing and news roles, and has written extensively about popular culture, history, motoring, television and a myriad of other subjects. Tony lives in northern Sydney with his wife Carolyn and their three sons, William, James and Daniel.
Are you for wheel? The most amazing cars ever
Random House Australia
Author: Tony Davis