Fun Lessons about auto repair and traveling;
Human Nature versus the Soul of the Classic Car."In
this book we stand at the cleavage separating the desire to
use machinery, and the tinkering required to do so, and find peace and
clarity in all directions."
Toppless in a thunderstorm?
You can still own this brilliant collection of 27 short stories about ...
It is a humorous easy read, and still available in print!
- a change of plans,
- how to diagnose a car,
- how to repair a car,
- how to bond with a car on the open road.
Some of the stars in this book are the inimitable British cars of the fifties and sixties, the Buy-Eye Sprite, the
Jaguar XK120, MGB, Triumph TR4, Austin-Healey 3000, and Land
Rover 109". There's even Formula car racing, But it's not just a British car repair book.
Parts are played by the split-window VW bus, Nash Ambassador and
Austin and Fiat and Jaguar sedans, Norton and Honda morotcycles, an experimental
airplane, Henry Ford and others.
In this book we'll travel Route 66 through the southwest, the Arizona deserts, California mountains, and all the way
to the American East Coast. Settings range from Berkeley, California,
ane even a remote Ghost Town.
genuine paper book is
currently in print, and can be purchased
from the usual suspects: Borders,
Amazon, Tattered Cover, but also from the publisher directly,
Virtual Book Worm.
Here's a Recent review
by Julie at Anglotopia.net
About the author:
Alan Cowan runs Falconworks,
a British-Car repair and
fabrication shop. He has driven British sports cars and sedans for
decades, logging over a million miles. He is friends with Joe Lucas,
and is a certified-crazy English Car Nut. He's spent a lot of
time camping far off-road, exploring the remotest deserts (even
long before the safety cell phone, trusting his life to
Lucas electrics, and his own mechanical skills) in his '66 Land
Rover. Further, he has tested
thousands of miles of twisting rural western highways on his vintage
Norton, and on a round-case Ducati motorcycle. Also, as a pilot,
makes the engine parts for his1937 Rearwin airplane -- forever a
project -- and he flys a 1952 Cessna C195.
illustrated. paperback. a treasure to have, always in the toolbox.
Glossary includes all the usual British Car repair stuff from Whitworth to MOWOG. ISBN 978-1-60264-814-2.
© Copyright 2011, Alan Cowan