The perfect gift for that “little gearhead” on your shopping list. In “How to Build a Car”, three unlikely friends—Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog—decide to build a small motorcar together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a car works and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of the car, teaching children the basics of how each part works together to get the car moving. Through hard work and perseverance, Eli, Phoebe, and Hank learn about both car mechanics and teamwork as they build a miniature racer. A fun way to share your passion for cars with the children in your life.
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The Antique & Classic Cars Series
By Richard C. Wheatley and Brian Morgan
“The Restoration of Antique and Classic Cars” was originally published in the United Kingdom, in 1958, under the title “The Restoration of Vintage and Thoroughbred Cars.” Today, Wheatley and Morgan’s book, along with its companion volume “Antique & Classic Cars: Their Maintenance and Operation” (available separately), is justifiably considered to be a classic and informative description of the work involved in overhauling and restoring antique and pre-war British cars.
Written by renowned members of the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) during the 1950s, these two books serve dual roles. On the surface, these books provide a nostalgic look at the then relatively new craft of restoring vintage automobiles. However, despite their age, there is still much to be learned about the restoration and maintenance of pre-war vehicles within in these pages. Now reprinted in hardback form with numerous b/w images and illustrations, these two books will be a welcome addition for any owner of a pre-war vehicle.