BBC TopGear ‘My Dad Had One of Those’ Book Review

One of the best ways to remember days gone by is by looking at old photographs. We all remember the past more easily when we flip through family photo albums. You can feel nostalgic once again with the BBC’s TopGear book by Giles Chapman titled MY DAD WAS ONE OF THOSE.

This little 140 page hardcover book is packed with real photos of vintage cars dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. You are sure to find your father’s old car and you are sure to find the cars you loved as a child. My favorite is the Ford Mustang from the late 60s and even early 70s.

See how yesterday’s cars did their best to keep up with the changing needs of the community around them as you turn page by page. Pickup trucks, soft tops, and stereos were just a few of the ways car designers tried to manage our growing families, our energetic lifestyles, and our desire to have rock and roll with us at all times.

No matter what your family’s car was, it was somehow part of the family and Dad appreciated it. Nights on the pier, family picnics in the park, Sunday drives to Grandma’s house come to life with this clever little book on the classics on our tickets.

For those of you who enjoy old multimedia material, you will also find this book a delight. See some of the original marketing photos of some of the vehicles you grew up in and reminisce about simpler times with Mom and Dad.