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Nodding Dogs and Vinyl Roofs : The Weird World of Quirky Car Accessories - Stephen Vokins

Nodding Dogs and Vinyl Roofs

The Weird World of Quirky Car Accessories


Published: 1st January 2007
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This is a fascinating and amusing A to Z of some of the myriad accessories, go-faster gadgets and novelty trinkets that have been available to motorists over the years. From modern essentials such as airbags and impact-absorbing bumpers, through boy-racer must-haves like exhaust flame-throwers and fly-off handbrakes, to the pure kitsch of nodding dogs and fluffy dice, the motoring world's most vital accessories are gathered here in one handy volume.

Readers will marvel at the ingenuity of the Bumper Dumper, wonder how they ever managed without an elevating hunting seat, or hang their heads in shame because they too owned a Capri with a matt black bonnet.

  • Modern essentials: airbags, impact-absorbing bumpers, safety glass.
  • Golden age bygones: bobby finders (for spotting policemen), Dri-sleeve, Easy-fit fenders, Neptune portable bath. Pipe & Cigarette Smoker's companion set, snake horn.
  • Go faster: bullet holes, matt black bonnet, spoilers.
  • Weird and wacky: Doggles, fuel magnetiser, Esso tiger tail.
About the Author

Stephen Vokins has worked at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, for 23 years, latterly as manager of the film and video department. His spare time is devoted to writing and broadcasting about cars, and he is a presenter on Granada's Men & Motors programme. He lives at Beaulieu, Hampshire.

ISBN: 9781844257126
ISBN-10: 1844257126
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st January 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 17.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.204