Road & Track Crew's Big & Fast Cars: 701 Totally Amazing Facts! (Hardcover)

Road & Track Crew's Big & Fast Cars: 701 Totally Amazing Facts! By Dan Bova, Road & Track (Editor) Cover Image
By Dan Bova, Road & Track (Editor)
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The fastest, funniest page-turner on the planet! This is the ultimate book for kids who love slick supercars, powerful monster trucks, and record-smashing speed machines.

Buckle up — the only thing more exciting than reading this book about big and fast cars is sitting behind the wheel of one crossing the finish line at the Indy 500! Inside you’ll find amazing color photos, mind-blowing facts, and answers to some very urgent questions, like: Do you know why the van was embarrassed around its friends? Because it had a little gas!
Since the invention of the wheel, people have been building machines that go faster and faster and look cooler and cooler. The first cars went about 10 mph, now they easily break 200 mph — and some even drive themselves! Speaking of which, ever wonder whose fault it is if two self-driving cars get in an accident? Pick up this book and find out!
Under the hood you’ll discover:
  •  Incredible auto-related facts like record setting rides (check out the 763 mph ThrustSSC rocket car!) and answers to seriously silly questions (How do race car drivers pee during a race?)
  • Many S.T.E.A.M. learning opportunities such as the science of how cars work and the history of cars from the Model T to electric cars to a Tesla in space!
  • Behind-the-scenes stories of people with great car-related jobs such as a Hot Wheels designer, the guy who created the Batmobile, a scientist who controls rovers on Mars, and of course, record-setting drivers like Danica Patrick, Alexander Rossi, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and teen sensation Chloe Chambers.
  • Fun activities such as drawing lessons (create your own car cartoon character!) matching games, quizzes, plus tons of jokes.
  • Sneak peeks inside the garages of your favorite famous car-collection celebs like The Rock, Lady Gaga, Guy Fieri and other car-obsessives!

  • The only thing readers need to drive Road & Track Crew Big & Fast Cars is a license for fun. So turn the key, step on the gas and let’s go!

    About the Author

    Dan Bova is the Crew Chief of Road & Track Crew. Previously, he was an was a producer at Jimmy Kimmel Live, wrote a weekly humor column for USA Today Network, and was a writer at Spy and other humor magazines. He interviews amazing inventors and innovators for and host of the Get a Real Job podcast. He once drove his son to a Little League game in a (borrowed) Lamborghini and doubts he will do something that cool ever again.

    Praise For…

    “Growing up, all I ever wanted was the biggest, baddest, loudest, and fastest hot rod on the road. Wait, that’s still what I want! If you’re like me and love cars, this book is for you.”
    —Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, New York Times best-selling author, and Emmy Award-winning TV host

    “Everything is in this book—everything. Even the Wienermobile!!! They thought of everything.”
    —Lorenzo, age 11

    “The cars look like they are right next to me. The jokes were really funny, and there is so much to learn on every page. There are so many facts! When I finish this book, I will be a car expert!”
    Archer, age 7

    "This book is as educational as it is fun to read! The colors, headlines, and photos are bright and cheery, and the games and drawing activities were so fun to do! I love it!"
    —Renee, age 13

    "Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. If your kiddo is interested in cars, the history of cars, or the science behind cars, then [this book] is the ideal summer reading for you."
    —Daily Mom

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781950785858
    ISBN-10: 1950785858
    Publisher: Hearst Home Kids
    Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
    Pages: 144
    Language: English