A Man & His Car: Iconic Cars and Stories from the Men Who Love Them

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A Man & His Car: Iconic Cars and Stories from the Men Who Love Them
Title A Man & His Car: Iconic Cars and Stories from the Men Who Love Them
Author
Publisher Artisan
Release DateOctober 13, 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs
Total Pages 240 pages
ISBN 978-1579658922
Book Rating 5 out of 5 from 57 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

Celebrate That Special Bond Between Men and Cars, and the Stories That Connect Them. Discover actor and director Ed Burns talking about his 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, a model he’d been dreaming about since his days pumping gas. NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, whose favorite cars are trucks—he loves the wow factor of an International CV Series 6.6. Or Jay Leno on his 1955 Buick Roadmaster, big enough for him to sleep in while trying to make it as a comic. Filled with stunning photographs of the whole cars and of the exquisite details that make car lovers’ hearts beat just a little faster, as well as more than 80 personal stories, it’s a joy for every reader who knows that a car is never just a car.

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