Crap Cars

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2005 - Humor - 111 pages
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A visual feast of fifty of the most craptastic cars ever to hit the American highway.

Crap Cars is a window into the vanity and silliness of almost any decade as expressed through that ultimate of status symbols: your car. Traveling from the '60s to the '90s, it showcases the cheapest, the tackiest, and the mechanically inept, including cars made by companies like Porsche and BMW that put them to shame. There's also the blobby Merkur Scorpio, the ungainly Rolls-Royce Camargue, the squarish Maserati Biturbo, and the (ironically) flammable Renault Fuego. Each photo spread is accompanied by a short, hilarious critique by Richard Porter, a crap car expert, who sees straight through all the pimped-out bodywork to the true lemon that lies underneath.

Crap Cars is the perfect gift for anyone who loves cars or the casualties of bad taste, or for that special someone who misses their own beloved, long-gone piece of crap.


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good book i just wish i could get the whole book. perfect for you car fanatics


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Richard Porter is a screenwriter for BBC's immensely popular Top Gear program ( and writes for EVO car magazine. Visit his spoof car news website at

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