Malcolm Bobbitt is a freelance writer who mainly chooses to write about automotive subjects. With several books to his credit he also contributes to a number of magazines. An avid motoring enthusiast, Malcolm owns two classic British-built Citroens, a Traction Avant and an early DS, as well as a Fiat 500c Topolino. Living in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District, the author's other interests include walking, travel, industrial and transport archaeology, classical music, fine wines and collecting motoring books.
This handy little guide from the original age of the automobile, reminds us how to achieve maximum enjoyment from the motoring experience.
With essential advice for both beginner drivers and confirmed Road Hogs - from choosing your vehicle and learning to drive to the latest dashboard equipment and all you could want to know about oiling, greasing and valve grinding - Pemberton also offers many tips on women drivers, picnicking, the holiday tour and fitting a wireless into your car.
A man of strong opinions, he insists you give way to the man driving uphill, for 'if you block his way you may spoil one of the motorist's most pleasant thrills, that is, a good top-gear hill climb'. He also offers wise advice on everything from speed limits: 'From long experience of touring in Britain and abroad I should say that an average speed of 20 miles per hour is a sound allowance' to new technology: 'In wet weather one of the chief annoyances to the driver is an obscured wind-screen. There are highly efficient automatic wind-screen wipers on the market.'
Both informative and entertaining, Motor Do's and Dont's is the perfect Christmas gift for the motor enthusiast in your life.
Top Gear's Altnernative Highway Code will show you how to bring the ambitious but rubbish philosophies of the world's most popular TV programme to your driving, containing advice on general motoring, as well as specific tips on how to deal with common eventualities like a rapidly sinking amphibious camper van, a caravan airship that's just crashed into a small bush, or a stupid home-made limousine that's snapped in half while transporting a top celebrity to an awards ceremony.
Road users should not leave home without it.
Main chapters focus on: The Driver, The Vehicle and the Roadway; with subchapters describing a wide variety of interesting presentations about skills and technologies. An integrated approach to safer driving identifies & encourages the American Drivers Team for mutual support, and personal responsibility on our roadways. Another section introduces autonomous technologies used in todays vehicles.
1) Passing your License Renewal Test. p.85
2) When to hang-up the keys. p.86
3) (Almost) Never stop at a traffic light! P.14
4) Avoid becoming a prisoner of the vehicle ahead. P.43
5) What color makes a turn signal safer? P. 67
6) Stop sign extinction. p.35
7) Becoming the New Primary Driver. p.7
8) Should it stay, or should it go? P.48
9) Develop X-Ray Vision. p.41
10) State-of-the-art safety technologies. p.68
11) Get rid of Your jerk (when stopping)! p.27
And many, many more!
Casual and serious drivers alike will find useful and enjoyable topics in Advantageous Driving 4 Seniors: Survival Skills, Strategies and Knowledge.
Educator, Managing Director & Founder
The Institute 4 Traffic Safety
This is the story of VW's timeless classic, the Type 2 Transporter, universally known as the ”Bus”. It is sixty years since the idea of VW‘s Transporter was conceived by Dutchman Ben Pon after seeing motorized trollies conveying components around the British-managed Wolfsburg factory in the mid-1940s. With blueprints complete by November 1948, the “Bulli” as it was known in Germany went into production a year later. The 100,000th Transporter was built in October 1954, the millionth in 1961 and the 3 millionth in 1971, the total number of vehicles exceeding 6.5 million. The Transporter changed little in concept throughout decades of production, and remained in production in Brazil until very recently, nearly six decades after its postwar German debut.
Researched in incredible detail, this book explores the story of the VW bus, from early origins through to the present day. This entirely new edition includes details of many of the different camper conversions, and examines the social history and the T2's evolution. Including full specifications, production figures and buying advice, this totally reworked classic is an interesting, highly informative read and a must for any VW enthusiast.