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Not Quite Classic Cars. Saved From the Scrapyard With a Rusty Spanner. Car Repairs on a Shoestring.

Not Quite Classic Cars. Saved From the Scrapyard With a Rusty Spanner. Car Repairs on a Shoestring.

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Not Quite Classic Cars. Saved From the Scrapyard With a Rusty Spanner. Car Repairs on a Shoestring.

Longueur:
75 pages
26 minutes
Sortie:
Sep 16, 2012
ISBN:
9781301713462
Format:
Livre

Description

This lovingly written little book recounts a true car enthusiast's thrifty repairs on cars that were never considered classics and mostly destined for the scrap yard!

Enough images and 'car stuff' for the mechanic in you; enough story even for those with only a passing interest in cars, this book is a fantastic window on an era when everybody tinkered with their cars to keep them on the road.

Some of the cars he talks about are now becoming collectable, but at the time he had them, they were just old, cheap and unwanted.

If you remember Sunday's under the bonnet or scouring scrap yards for parts, you're bound to enjoy this lovely little book. With a few interesting facts thrown in for good measure, it really is a great read for anyone who's ever loved a car they owned.

Sortie:
Sep 16, 2012
ISBN:
9781301713462
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Julian Wolfendale was born in Reading, England in 1964. Given up for adoption he grew up in rural Buckinghamshire. Following a troubled childhood and adolescence, with an unhealthy attraction to trouble, he joined the railway. Then after working as a manager for an international rail company in London for 13 years, he left to pursue his writing career. Tracing his natural parents at the age of 30, led to the discovery that his father was a 60's rock star. He now lives and writes at his home looking over the woods that, figuratively speaking, took him so long to get out of. His first book, Yeah Baby, was featured both at the 2010 London Book Fair and Glastonbury festival. His second book, Damaged Goods, received some great reviews, including one in Record Collector Magazine and one from Howard Marks aka Mr Nice. His latest book, 'Not Quite Classic Cars', takes the reader back to the days when tinkering beneath the bonnet was a national pass time and car ownership was an occupation as well as a luxury. What Other People Have Said.. 'By the time he's in his 20s.... deliverance and a sense of purpose is long overdue, and the reader is practically punching the air as Julian goes straight and embarks upon the long journey back to his fundamental self.' Extract from a review of Damaged Goods in Record Collector Magazine July 2011 by Marco Rossi 'Just finished your book. Could not put it down. Thanks for sharing, you are a unique individual in a good way.' G Bright on Facebook 'An excellent read - A rollercoaster ride from start to finish.' E Creamer on Amazon

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Not Quite Classic Cars. Saved From the Scrapyard With a Rusty Spanner. Car Repairs on a Shoestring. - Julian Wolfendale

Not Quite Classic Cars.

Saved From the Scrapyard

With a Rusty Spanner.

Car Repairs on a Shoestring

By Julian Wolfendale

Smashwords Edition.

Copyright 2012 Julian Wolfendale

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Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Contents

Introduction

1976 MK1 VW Golf 1.6 LS.

1973 Chevrolet Camaro MK 2, 4.1LT

1970's VW Beach Buggy

1977 Toyota Celica 1600 ST Coupe

1974 Opel Ascona 1.9 SR

The Ford Capri MK 111.

3.0 Ghia

3.0 s.

2.8 Injection Special

1973 Toyota Crown 2600 Coupe

1992 Mercedes 190E

2001 Peugeot 406 Coupe SE.

Epilogue

About the Author – Julian Wolfendale

What Did You Think?

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Introduction

It wasn't such a long time ago when old cars were not all called classics, or old school, they were just old and cheap. No one wanted them, most people pretended they had never liked them and they were regularly consigned to the scrapheap, both figuratively and literally, with all the heartless cruelty of a seal hunter.

Cars with multi coloured panels from scrap yards made a common patchwork on the roads and oil stained driveways were often filled with people tinkering under their bonnets at the weekend.

Most people knew someone who could get a bent MOT, usually pinched from a garage hundreds of miles away, which somehow never raised an eyebrow at the Post Office when it came time to get a tax disc. These were the days before computer systems and when the Police had enough men and money to actually check the discs in car parks as they passed.

Garages usually had at least one member of staff amongst them, who would do a bit of work on the cheap, just because they shared your enthusiasm for keeping it running and making it go better.

If not, then there was always a friend, or their Dad,

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