What’s the phrase? It’s Christmas Day, it’s cold and there’s nothing to do. Well, get yourself a cup of hot cider and throw on the velour robe/smoking jacket and fake loafer slippers you just got from your crazy uncle and settle down to a long and luscious read of Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile ($26). A 360 page, 1,861 color photograph pornucopia of cars from around the world. Though it’s by no means an in-depth breakdown of brands or cars, it also won’t require you to exercise an unrealistic post-holiday measure of concentration. Magazine-style articles, light spec sheets and tantalizing color photos provide pure automotive pleasure. And if you’re giving this as a gift to your car-ignorant relative, maybe he’ll finally figure out that Fieros and Ferraris are not cousins.
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