Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
Cars on Film
Cars on Film

Cars on Film

A Celebration of Cars at the Movies


128 Pages, 8.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (CA $33.95) (US $24.95)

Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN 9780750994002

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (May 2021)

Price: $24.95


This book celebrates the car at the movies… but not always as you might be expecting. Cars have been an integral aspect of on-screen storytelling ever since the earliest cameras first rolled, highlighting suspense or humor as they transport characters from scene to scene. Car chases and car crashes have been staples in films from Hollywood to Pinewood, while several cars – the Alfa Romeo Spider in The Graduate, the Dodge Challenger in Vanishing Point, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang itself – have come to global attention after silver screen exposure. Award-winning car culture writer Giles Chapman has collected and conserved these rare images over many decades. Packed with pictorial gems, and many forgotten, bizarre or astonishing cinematic moments, this is the book film and car fanatics everywhere have been waiting for.

Author Biography

Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history and culture of cars. He has been editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994 has worked freelance across a huge variety of media. His many books include My Dad Had One of Those, Worst Cars, Cars We Loved in the 1950s, '60s, '70s and 80s, Chapman's Car Compendium, 100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of, and Britain's Toy Car Wars.