Haynes Pocket Manuals are a new series of small books providing factual and practical information on a wide range of popular subjects, including machines, history and the natural world. Aimed at children, they are written using language suitable for young readers and are fully illustrated in color throughout. World’s Fastest Cars charts the history of fast cars, from standard production models to highly modified cars, racing cars, drag racers and land-speed-record breakers, whether powered by piston, electric or jet engine. Fact boxes and sidebars provide handy additional information on aspects of making cars go faster, from aerodynamics to the very special tires used in drag racing.
Richard Dredge bought his first car, a Triumph Herald 1200, when he was just sixteen years old. At twenty-one he purchased a Vitesse, and as with the Herald, he completely rebuilt the car. Since then he has also acquired an Alpine A610 - but no Volvo Amazon. Yet. The first book Richard ever wrote was the history of Volvo. A regular contributor to motoring magazines such as, Practical Classics and Classic Car Weekly, Richard also writes for Auto Express, Sunday Times. He runs www.firstcar.co.uk for new drivers.