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The Big Book of Tiny Cars

A Century of Diminutive Automotive Oddities by Hayes, Russell Code: 60594 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publication date: 19/09/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days Price: AU $49.99
Richly illustrated and entertainingly written, The Big Book of Tiny Cars presents lively profiles of the automotive world's most famous-and infamous-microcars and subcompacts from 1901 to today. From tiny homes to little lending libraries and even tiny food, people everywhere are resetting the premium they put on size. Fact is, the automotive industry has a "tiny" history going back to the car's earliest days. Beginning with the Curved Dash Oldsmobile and continuing through prewar classics such as the Austin Seven and Hanomag Kommissbrot, The Big Book of Tiny Cars is truly international in scope. Witness diminutive cars like the Bond Minicar and the BMWIsetta introduced to fuel-deprived postwar Europe, and continue through the classic 1950s microcars and '70s subcompacts, right up to today's tiny cars and electric vehicles (EVs) fromthe likes of Smart and Fiat. In addition to iconic curiosities like the frog-like Goggomobil Dart, the futuristic Sebring Vanguard Citicar, and the three-wheeled Reliant Robin, you'll read about more familiar classics like the VW Beetle, MiniCooper, and Crosley Super Sport. Other manufacturers represented include Honda, Datsun, Mitsubishi, Trabant, Heinkel, Renault, and Messerschmitt, to name a few. Each car is profiled with an entertaining and informative history and a fact box. Imagery includes archival photos, period ads, and modern photography. In all, more than 100 cars are included, from the weird to the sublime. Gas, diesel, or electric...tiny cars have a rich and curious heritage reflective of motorists' concerns for their pocketbook, the environment, or both. The Big Book of Tiny Cars is your ultimate collection of microcars, minicars, bubble cars, kei cars, subcompacts, and compacts that have been built, sold, and driven all over the globe for 120 years.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL
Publication date: 19/09/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 1200 g
Dimensions: 267.00mm X 267.00mm
Code: 60594
Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Growing Up, Pre-1939 Curved Dash Oldsmobile 1901 Peugeot Bebe 1913 Rover 8 1920 Austin 7 1922 Hanomag Kommissbrot 1924 Morgan Super Aero 1927 American Bantam 1930 Raleigh Safety Seven 1933 Fiat 500 Topolino 1936 Crosley prewar Chapter 2 Small Cars That Think Big, 1940s Peugeot VLV (Voiture Legere de Ville) 1941 Volkswagen Beetle 1945 Renault 4CV 1947 Rovin D2 1947 Citroen 2CV 1948 Morris Minor 1948 Saab 92 194 Crosley postwar Bond Minicar 1949 King Midget 1949 Chapter 3 The Microcar Bubble, 1950s Fuldamobil 1950 Austin A30 1952 Reliant Regal 1952 Standard Eight 1953 Isetta 1953 and BMW Isetta 1954 Messerschmitt 1953 Nash Metropolitan 1953 Eshelman Adult Sports Car 1953 Heinkel 1954 Fiat 600 Multipla 1956 Fiat 500 1957 Goggomobil 1955 Zundapp Janus 1956 Autobianchi Bianchina 1957 Frisky 1957 D.A.F. 750 1958 Brutsch Mopetta 1958 NSU Prinz 1958 Subaru 360 1958 Trabant 1958 Vespa 400 1958 Ford Anglia 1959 Triumph Herald 1959 Chapter 4 The Bubble Bursts, 1960s Austin Seven/Morris Mini-Minor 1959 Mazda R360 1960 Renault 4 1961 ZAZ 965 1960 Simca 1000 1962 Hillman Imp 1963 Peel P50 1963 Lightburn Zeta Runabout 1963 Reliant Rebel 1964 Honda N360 1967 Fiat-Vignale Gamine 1967 Chapter 5 The Supermini Era, 1970s Bond Bug 1970 Ford Pinto 1970 Datsun Cherry 1970 AMC Gremlin 1970 Fiat 127 1971 Renault 5 1972 Honda Civic 1972 Enfield 8000 1973 Sebring-Vanguard Citicar 1974 Zagato Zele 197 Innocenti Mini 1974 Vauxhall Chevette 1975 Volkswagen Polo 1975 Ford Fiesta 1976 Suzuki Fronte/SC100 1979 Chapter 6 Econoboxes and Hot Hatches, 1980s Fiat Panda 1980 Austin Metro 1980 Reliant Rialto 1982 Peugeot 205 1983 Seat Ibiza 1984 Sinclair C5 1985 Suzuki SJ 1985 Citroen AX 1987 Nissan Be-1 1987 and Nissan Pao 1989 Mitsubishi Dangan ZZ 1989 Chapter 7 Smaller and Smarter, 1990s Nissan Figaro 1991 Autozam AZ-1 1992 Suzuki Wagon R 1993 Renault Twingo 1993 Mitsouka Viewt 1993 Ford Ka 1996 Mercedes A-Class 1997 Smart Micro Coupe 1998 Daewoo Matiz 1998 Audi A2 199 Corbin Sparrow 1999 Chapter 8 Retro and Electric, 2000s Ford TH!NK 2000 BMW Mini 2001 Daihatsu Copen 2002 Citroen C3 Pluriel 2003 Peugeot 1007 2005 Fiat new 500 2007 Tata Nano 2008 Toyota IQ 2008 Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2008 Chapter 9 Electric or Else?, 2010s Renault Twizy 2011 Volkswagen Up! 2011 Renault Zoe 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2012 BMW i3 2013 Hyundai i10 2014 Google Car 2016 Honda E 2019 Citroen Ami 2020 Micro Systems Microlino 2021 Bibliography Acknowledgments Photo Credits Index