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Classic Car Gallery (Hardback)

A Journey Through Motoring History

Transport Photographic Books Colour Books Cars

By Lance Cole
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781526749116
Published: 17th November 2020

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As featured in the Daily Mail'New book journeys through Britain's love affair with the motorcar.'

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In a classic car photography book packed with an eclectic mix of automotive images, Lance Cole (author of the Classic Car Adventure) presents a stunning collection of photographs of old cars of all marques and types captured in many locations. Across Allards to Bugattis, Citroëns DKWs, Porsches, Saabs, Triumphs, Voisins, VWs, and a pot-pourri of well-known classics, the author has journeyed far and wide to create a wonderful diary of classic car moments amid the great enthusiasm for nostalgia on wheels. A mix of cars, people, portraits, action and atmosphere all blend in to a colourful journey across the classic car world in a diverse blend of marques and eras.

250 colour and black and white images populate an odyssey across a landscape of cars in an interesting format that pitches multi-million pound cars alongside more humble names. Seen on the move and static, Lance Cole’s photographs capture the essence of metal sculpture, light falling upon paint and form, and the design hallmarks of old cars prior to the age of digital design authoritarianism when so many cars look similar.

If you love old metal, patina, paint, leather, and enthusiasm, all captured across vintage, veteran, classic and modern classic metal, then the Classic Car Gallery is a rare memento of the cars of yesteryear seen in the celebration of their today.

A book for our eyes to enjoy.

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Miniaturas JM

This coffee table book is an enjoyable piece of nostalgia for anyone having an interest in classic cars. There are examples of many of the prestige marques of the early years of motoring that no longer exist today, the cars that we admire at the classic car shows. There are also examples of the everyday cars that we will remember our fathers owning, from the humble Austin A35 to the Rover P6 V8, via the Land Rover and the Volkswagen campervan.

A book that can inspire aspiration to ownership of one of these classic cars.

Paul Weedon, Welsh Railways Research Circle Newsletter

Farewell to fossil fuels: New book journeys through Britain's love affair with the motorcar... as petrol and diesel motors steer ever closer into the past

Mail Online 25/2/21

This is a wonderfully illustrated publication full to the brim of colour photographs and descriptions/histories of many unusual vehicles and some not so unusual. Lance Cole has excelled once again, a fantastic addition to any vintage car enthusiasts’ collection.

Review by Andy Thomson

About Lance Cole

Lance Cole has been a motoring and aviation writer and PR for over 30 years. He is also an internationally published photographer, illustrator and designer. The author of over 20 books, he has a parallel career as a news correspondent and TV camera-journalist. But it is old cars and their design and driving that fascinates him. He has driven Saabs all over the world and contributed to Saab design when he was a young design student. Lance wrote Erik Carlsson’s obituary for the Daily Telegraph.


Lance currently lives in England but yearns for a return to the outback of Australia where old cars rule.

Perfect Partner

The Classic Car Adventure Driving Through History on the Road to Nostalgia (Hardback)

Nothing is new under the sun and classic cars books come and go. But here, instead of a heavy, large, glossy book of classic car images and details destined to stay on a shelf, is something new. This book is designed to be read as a companion, a book that can go in the car or on a 'plane, and which can be read in full, or dipped into anywhere for a classic car fix. Old stories and new details are presented and cover all eras of our cars. Gathered here is a compilation of the author's published and unpublished adventures and opinions about the design and the driving of some of the greatest cars…

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