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Book Review - The Car Design Yearbook 8

The Car Design Yearbook 8 by Stephen Newbury and Tony Lewin

by Stephen Newbury and Tony Lewin

Remember your high school yearbook? The thumbnail-size photos of awkward-looking teens in suits and ties. The obligatory "have a good summer!" and "see you next fall!" scribbled in crammed handwriting on front inside covers and back flaps. Thankfully, with The Car Design Yearbook 8, an oversized auto annual by Stephen Newbury and Tony Lewin, you can forget the nostalgia and focus on the now.

A comprehensive guide to all of the new concept and production vehicles launched between April 2008 and April 2009, the 8th edition of The Car Design Yearbook features key performance and technical data, along with insightful reviews, for over 100 cars ranging from the exotic to the economical. More than just a hardback blue book, though, this handsome reference guide also features over 500 full-color photographs of inspired and imaginative vehicles that will have car lovers and laymen alike ogling for hours over the book's 250-plus pages of content. This year's Yearbook incorporates several new elements, as well, including the Car Design Yearbook Awards and an in-depth article on the relationship between cars and fashion, making for a coffee table companion that is as insightful and thought-provoking as it is visually stunning.

Reviewed by Nick Winfrey

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