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Car News 19 Dec 2019

Best motoring books to gift this Christmas

Here at Oracle, we want to make your life as easy as possible. Whether that’s finding you the right car finance or helping you out with your Christmas shopping!

Earlier this month, we published our ultimate gift guide for the car fanatic. But, just in case you’re still stuck for ideas, we’ve curated a list of the best motoring books to make a perfect last-minute Christmas gift. Whether the person you’re buying for is a fan of racing, or they love an adventure, there’s a Christmas gift below for everyone. Or maybe you could even treat yourself with that Amazon voucher you get for Christmas!

Urban Outlaw by Magnus Walker

Magnus Walker is a British Fashion Designer and car collector. The biography follows “the inspirational life story of a serial entrepreneur” written by “one of the world’s most prolific Porsche collectors”. So, if you know someone who spends their days lusting after Porsche 911s, this is one of the best motoring books you could get them.

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Faster, Higher Farther, by Jack Ewing

The book is a detailed look into the total controversy of the 2015 Volkswagen clean diesel fraud as Jack Ewing “rips the lid off the scandal”. The “shocking and compelling expose” is ideal for someone deeply invested in the goings-on inside the motoring industry.

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The Mechanic by Marc Priestly

‘The Mechanic’ gives you a deeper perspective into “the secret world of the F1 pitlane”, told by an ex-F1 mechanic himself. Priestly has now gone onto a career in presenting but hasn’t quite forgotten his routes of the F1 pit crew. In the book, he tours the world, “revealing some of Formula One’s most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win”.

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Ayrton Senna – The Last Night

If you have a bigger budget for book buying this year, this is the perfect coffee table book. It tells the story of late Formula 1 champion, Ayrton Senna, through a series of photographs by Ercole Colombo. It takes a journey into the “collective memory” of racing fans cherishing particular moments, personal memories and emotions.

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Automotive Detailing in Detail by Dom Colbeck, Jon Steele and David McLean

For the car fan in your life that loves taking care of their car! The driver that winces every time you get into the passenger seat with a spec of mud on your shoe? It’s the ultimate guide to enhancing your vehicle’s appearance with “a thorough and expansive overview of automotive detailing techniques”.

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Overlanders’ Handbook by Chris Scott

It was described as “the definitive manual for planning and undertaking an adventure across Asia, Africa and Latin America”! Planning a road trip has never been so easy!

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