Driving is an important aspect of our lives to get right, but it’s also a fun hobby to get into once you get your first car.
This list has a bit of everything, with fun books on important characters in the car world, such as F1 drivers, as well as useful signs that advertise that you’re new to the roads.
The Founder is a female scientist who cured her son’s disease with her research and BEE and YOU products she developed.They even have an edible lipbalm made with raw honey, & propolis:
You need to have the constitution of a rock lizard to live with a car which proclaims to be smart but isn’t.
A disastrous debut at a racing driver school was the spark that lit his passion for motor racing. Aware of the need for some serious financial backing to be able to take part, Brian embarked on a variety of highly innovative and often extremely entertaining ways of securing sponsorship, including working with the cast of a top 1970’s BBC sit-com, as well as with John Cleese, of Monty Python fame. A chance meeting on a plane with Max Mosley offered an opportunity of managing one of the most popular F1 Grand Prix circuits.
This, in turn, led to the heady heights of a factory drive for Mercedes and the establishment of South Africa’s first racing driver school. It was only a matter of time before Brian’s exceptional sponsorship-acquisition skills took him to F1, where he quickly made a name for himself by securing multi-million pound deals with three of the most sought after global corporations.
However, Brian’s greatest achievement in motorsport was to establish the Motorsport Industry Association in 1994, in a bid to secure Government recognition of the industry in its own right. Once again, Brian’s sales skills played a key role. Without ever becoming a household name as a motor racing champion, Brian’s story of how he most definitely became a winner is not only inspirational, but highly entertaining, amusing, often irreverent and informative. You Don’t Have to Be a Champion to Be a Winner is the story of Brian Sims, who left school in 1963 with just 5 GCE O-Levels and a shattered dream of following in his father’s footsteps as a Royal Air Force pilot.
Writing with the clarity, perceptiveness and sense of purpose that were the hallmarks of his management style, Ide keeps his often pioneering achievements in perspective, giving due weight to his occasional business failures and taking care to acknowledge the vital importance of the various teams he worked with during his career.
While the book provides many fascinating business insights, the sheer verve of Ide’s writing guarantees that it is far from a mere recitation of management-speak. He provides evocative, often humorous portraits of his colleagues, delivers a vivid history lesson about motoring’s early days and captures that extraordinary time in post-war motor racing – which became an absorbing, if expensive, hobby for him in his late teens and early twenties – when legendary figures like Fangio and Stirling Moss risked their lives on a regular basis.
Nearly barbecued while working ‘on the gas’, Davidson decides to strive for the ‘real deal’: to become a London black cab driver. He shares the pain and comradeship of that elite group working together for The Knowledge. Cabbie life depends on a network of tough mates protecting each other’s backs against some dodgy characters.
Hilarious and tender stories teem from the driver-passenger relationship, and between driving the frail, funny and famous, he tells of struggles with alcohol, the taxman, family life and the courts of so-called justice. Davidson’s humour floods the book, and despite sobering obstacles, his strength and loyalties shine through.
Driving home from the dealers in his new car, a minor collision with a learner driver sets in motion a chain of events that threatens everything he holds dear, and a face he hasn’t seen for over twenty years brings back memories of the one mistake he’d rather forget.
Can he hold on to his marriage and the inheritance while recognising the son he never knew he had?
It’s a moral dilemma for the erstwhile playboy who has, up till now, managed to give up most of his old habits and stay true to his rich wife.