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Fatherís Day: Great Gift Ideas For The Dad In Your Life!

Originally Posted: June 07, 2011

"My First Car" makes a great gift for Dad. (Courtesy Photo: Motorbooks)

Southampton - Father's Day is quickly approaching (June 19) and it's time to start thinking about that perfect gift for the Dads in your life. In today's economic climate, consumers want something that is affordable and useful - and speaks directly to their Father's personality. A book from Motorbooks is the perfect gift for any car fan and is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and years of reference!

What Is Your Dad's 'First Car' Story?
"My First Car: Recollections of First Cars" from Jay Leno, Tony Stewart, Carroll Shelby, Dan Ackroyd, Tom Wolfe and many more! Everyone has a story about that first car. Whether it was new, a hand-me-down, or a junker, it was freedom on four wheels, independence, responsibility, and something that would always hold a special place in your heart. Well, you're not alone. 'My First Car' captures those wonderful moments of automotive initiation as they were lived by such luminaries as Jay Leno, Mario Andretti, Patrick Dempsey, Danica Patrick, Sir Stirling Moss, Gregg Allman, and more. Accompanying many of these stories are photographs of the neophyte drivers with their first cars. For anyone who ever slid behind the wheel and tooled down the road for the first time, this wonderful book awakens memories of what it was like.

Every Dad Needs To Know How To 'Fix It!'
"Fix It: How to Repair Automotive Dents, Scratches, Tears and Stains" by Kris Palmer. This book is a complete guide for any car or truck owner who wants their ride to look, feel, and smell like it did the day they bought it. Years of commuting to work and family vacations will take its toll on a car. Coffee spills, paint scratches and fades, hoods and fenders acquire dents and rust, and smells linger in the upholstery and ventilation. It all adds up to a car that's not as fun to drive as it used to be and maybe even embarrassing. Whether breathing new life into your reliable ride or getting it ready to sell, you can solve these problems with a few basic tools and products, and the right instruction on how to use them.

Take Your Dad Down (Automotice) Memory Lane!
"'40 Ford: Evolution, Design, Racing, Hot Rodding" by Joseph Cabadas - and written in cooperation with The Henry Ford Foundation. In this illustrated history of the '40 Ford, auto historian Joe Cabadas delves into the archive of The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, to offer a complete history of the 1940 Ford: the design and production process that led to the car; the various body styles; motorsports (both circle-track and drag racing); and hot rodding. Sidebars feature prominent, key figures within Ford, the cars in popular culture, significant contemporary automobiles from competitors, and more. Two hundred rare photographs and illustrations from the collections of The Henry Ford and from photographers around the country marvelously illustrate the iconic automobile.

Every Dad Has A Soft Spot For A "Hog!"
The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection by Randy Leffingwell and Darwin Holmstrom. "Gift worth buying a coffee table for..." - The New York Times, "Motorbooks and Harley-Davidson hit a home run with this book; it's a must-have for all enthusiasts." - Born to Ride. "This lavish coffee-table book might be 'the gift' for Christmas 2008." - Thunder Press. "From the first known Harley to the latest Rocker, this comprehensive book will not disappoint any Harley enthusiast." - Motorcycle.com.

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