With a true tale for every day of the year, this book tells of the first self-propelled vehicles of the 1700s, the origins of Ford, FIAT and Jaguar, about the tragedies that have altered the daily commute, and about some of history's most important cars like the Porsche 356, Chevrolet Corvette, Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Model T, and much more.
During the last four centuries certain key events have influenced the development of the auto industry and the way people get about. This book tells fascinating tales, bringing individual days to life with short stories, photographs and illustrations. From the first self-powered vehicles to modern advances in technology, many topics are covered surrounding the turbulent history of the automobile. The births and deaths of automotive innovators, the rise and fall of car companies lost to history, incredible days at the racetrack, relevant inventions, the introduction of some of the greatest cars ever built, and many more true events from around the world are described on their day in Automotive History.
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A quirky, punchy jaunt through automotive history. It;s entertaining enough to see what happened in the world of cars on your birthday, but it's also an opportunity to reflect on the most significant moments in the evolution of cars, motoring and motor sport. Births and deaths are marked with micro-biographies, dates of notable patent filings are explained with a quick technical run-through, and mergers and bankruptcies are treated with the same importance as marque founding and major model releases. Due to the need to have an anecdote for every day, the book has a scattergun approach and the result is obscure facts given equal standing to better-known ones. So Stirling Moss' in a Pescara sits alongside the first pedestrian road death, for example. Very entertaining and more informative than you might expect. - Classic Cars. Veloce have produced 196 pages of transportation memorabilia with 730 pictures covering the past four centuries. Each day enjoys a motoring past, the first thing most folk will search out for is their birthday! The author originates Stateside and the book is populated with historic details from across the pond, but luckily, he got the mix right with plenty of European and especially UK interest. Ideal for these who are inclined to pick-up then put-down a book or the enthusiast that enjoys impressing their mates with vast automotive knowledge. - Grant Ford, Freelance. Automotive history has been made every single day of the year, for as long as automobiles have existed. The sheer volume of important and notable happenings around the world have made compiling them a formidable task, but this is what Brian Corey has done in this new title from Veloce Publishing. It's a generously illustrated (more than 700 colour and black-and-white images) 196-page softcover that goes through the calendar year of dates, highlighting one major transportation-related happening for each day with a paragraph of information, along with shorter details of two or more additional events tied to that date. This Day in Automotive History is a fascinating read for trivia buffs and automotive enthusiasts, alike. - Hemmings Motor News. Trivia fans will enjoy leafing this 196-page paperback, which offers a motoring fact (or several) for each day of the year. The focus is biased towards US, but you have to admire the author's determination to find at least one snippet per day even 29 February. There are some interesting anecdotes in here. - Classic & Sports Car. In a fun way you will be taken care of by car history day to day. Not a book to read in one go, but to be busy every day for a longer period of time. Beautiful photos ... I highly recommend this book! - Alex Miedema. For each day of the year, Corey shares a features historical automotive event as well as a couple of also on this day items. - Classiccars.com. From horseless carriages to driverless cars - everything in between is covered in Brian Corey's unique book, This Day in Automotive History, which records interesting facts for every single day of the year from times past. Origins of brands and their iconic cars feature strongly in this Veloce Publishing paperback. Practically every country that produced its own original car, race track, bus, tyre, driving licence, motor show, army vehicle is either chronicled, pictured or both. Once opened, it is a must read from cover to cover. - Fleet Transport Magazine. If you love a bit of motoring trivia then this is a great book. An entertaining collection of automotive tales, ranging from the earliest days of motoring, to the most recent landmark events. You'll find a fascinating fact for every day of the year, and it highlights major personalities, figures, occurrences and inventions that have shaped the automotive world. So, if you want to know when the first Model T was built or the first person to get a speeding ticket, then this is the book that will tell you. - tkc. There are a few books like this around but this one stands out because of its size and the variety of the entries: three or four for each date. The author makes a good attempt at covering items from many countries. There is plenty to enjoy and learn from this book. - Classic Driver Monthly.
About Brian Corey
Almost since birth Brian Corey has been a car fanatic. He purchased his first vehicle at age 13, a 1949 Plymouth, which he owns to this day. Brian, a small business content strategist, studied automotive technology in high school, and journalism and history in college, giving him the tools to research all aspects of the auto industry in order to tell its stories. He has been a member of Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club since he was a teenager and continues to enjoy a number of classic cars in his personal collection.
This Day in Automotive History by Brian Corey
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