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A is for Allegro

An Alphabet of Curious Cars

Roy McCarthy

Portico

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ISBN: 9781911042679

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 11 May 2017

Category: Heritage

A nostalgic A–Z of the most special and well-remembered 60s, 70s and 80s cars, with stylish illustrations accompanied by warm, humorous personal memories.

Designer and illustrator Roy McCarthy explores the cars that made a big impression on him in his younger days, from the sludge-coloured, disappointing Austin Allegro his father brought home in 1975 to the Ford Zephyr he coveted from afar on the way to school.

The evocative, colourful illustrations form a visual feast of late 20th-century driving, featuring all the cars drivers of a certain age will remember: the Hillman Imp, the Triumph Dolomite, the Opel Kadett, the Renault 5, and even the lowly Yugo 45 – a whole alphabet’s worth, in fact!

The perfect gift for anyone who’s ever owned, been driven around in or hankered after one of these motoring icons. 

Word count: 15,000

ABOUT THE Author

Creative director of the Liverpool-based design collective Küla Studio, Roy McCarthy was a child fixated with transport who grew up to become a fully-fledged car bore. Fortunately, his popular series of illustrated classic car prints have provided him with a creative outlet for this particular obsession. His work is collected by pop culture fans worldwide.

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