What is the top speed of the Popemobile? What are the ten ugliest cars of all time? And what is the longest ring road in the world?
This is the type of vital, life-changing information that you’ll be able to find in one of the oddest, most entertaining motoring books.
‘The Car Miscellany’ is the new title by eccentric former Top Gear writer and Atworth resident, Simon Heptinstall who says, “It is a collection of motoring oddities, lists, facts and anecdotes that range from the fascinating to the absurd.
“It’s bright yellow and fits in any glovebox, but it’s certainly not a standard motoring manual from AA Publishing. The information in ‘The Car Miscellany ‘won’t help you drive better nor will it aid your understanding of how cars work. However you will read about the latest roof-mounted bottle-cooler and glasses that cure car-sickness.
“You’ll discover the mystery of Steve McQueen’s Mustang and Bernie Ecclestone’s disastrous attempt at race driving. You’ll also learn about the longest-ever skid marks left on a British road.”
Loosely modelled on ‘the book that solved Christmas’ in 2002, Schott’s Miscellany, (which sold 2.5m copies), Simon’s collection is a personal compendium of motoring nonsense with no purpose whatsoever. It may, however, help solve Christmas 2019!