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Classic & Sports Car - October 2000

A crucial book for those who don't find technical and mechanical details as natural as breathing. In 250 pages there are thousands of entries explaining in layman's terms just about every phrase that will ever arise about a car. This often borders on the simplistic--"Fuel consumption: the amount of fuel consumed divided by the distance driven"--but the information is relevant and useful (and includes American and English terminology). If talk of torsion bar suspension or swing axles has ever left you numb, you'll find the answers here. To the technically inept this is as crucial a companion as a dictionary is to crossword puzzlers.