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."
 The MG, Triumph, Austin Healey, and other collector car book

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!

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 Metro too, 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, to New Mexico, ane even a remote Ghost Town.

It Came With Oil, old driving gloves ... for a reason

This 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 

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, he makes the engine parts for his1937 Rearwin airplane -- forever a project -- and he flys a 1952 Cessna C195.

240 pages. 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