B is for Banovsky’s Weird Cars
Weird Cars by Michael Banovsky is a fantastic trip into the most obscure alleyways the automotive industry has ever created and, in some cases, covered up. This isn’t a book that reveals a few odd facts about cars we all know, this is a book that introduces a lengthy line-up of cars you’ve probably never even heard of.This book talks about cars with 4 wheels, 3 wheels, 6 wheels, no wheels. Interiors that seat four, a dozen or only one.
You’ll learn about cars like Simca Fulgar which could have been the inspiration for “The Homer.”
If you built a small screened in porch and then put it on wheels you’d have something very close to the Quasar Unipower.
Then there’s the Taylor Aerocar, which is exactly like it sounds: a car with wings.
The best part of Weird Cars is it’s delivery. It’s much more than a dry download of information. Banovsky mixes fact and wit to deliver a read that entertains as it informs. Like having a school teacher who’s more concerned with getting laughs than following a curriculum, and no homework.
Okay, I lied about that being the best part. There’s something even better.
The book is available through Amazon, both in print and digital, but it’s also available for free in the form of Michael Banovsky’s daily blog. The book has 77 cars, his blog has hundreds.
Head over to www.banovsky.com and read about every car from the book along with hundreds more. Subscribe to it, and Banovsky’s car of the day will be delivered to your inbox every day.Author Michael Banovsky plans on publishing follow-ups to this book but, if you want to get in on the ground floor, every car shows up on his blog long before it finds its way into a book.
Michael Banovsky has been in the car industry for most of his working life. Currently, he’s the Content Manager for one of the coolest automotive content generators on the internet: Petrolicious.
This is day two of my A to Z Blogging Challenge. Check in again tomorrow to C what I write about. (Told ya. Puns all month long.)