Bizarre Cars: The Strangest Vehicles of All Time
This book is dedicated to a select group of designers and marketing people round the world who, in blissful ignorance of the meaning of 'fit for purpose', came up with vehicles so totally bizarre, ugly or inappropriate (in some cases all three) that they must be recorded for posterity. Some people have designed deliberately bizarre cars, for example Ed China's double- bed car and garden shed car. But what distinguishes those designs from the vehicles in this book is that, amazingly, all the cars featured here were meant to be serious offerings to the motoring public. From theTata/MDI OneCAT, which runs entirely on air and has a range of 7km, to the Russian ZIS 101 Sport, based on a limousine and the longest two-seater sports car of all time, the cars in this book will raise a smile and few eyebrows!
Keith Ray is a writer specializing in transportation and humor. Tim Brooke-Taylor is a script writer and comedian, best known as a member of the cast of "The Goodies." He has written and performed many comedy sketches and is known as the co-writer for "The Four Yorkshiremen," which has been performed by Monty Python, Rowan Atkinson, and Alan Rickman, among others.