Recollections might include the car your family had when you were growing up, your first teenage splurge, the transport to your wedding or what car your children left home in.

Stephen Barnett’s Life with Cars (Oratia $49.99) is a collection of snapshots of New Zealand cars and the stories from those who own them. It features cars from the 1950s through to the 1980s that your grandparents, parents or you have likely driven, in a diverse range of makes and models, shapes and colours, complete with an appendix on the mechanical specifications and history of each. Life with Cars IMP

Pictures reflect camping trips with tents piled high on roof racks, of owners fixing flat tyres, cleaning and polishing their pride and joy, or bent over reluctant engines. Accompanying the images are the contributors’ reminiscences – motoring memories, colourful yarns and often-hilarious anecdotes from yesteryear. Life with Cars will be sold in all good bookstores from November 5, 2020.

AA Directions has ten copies of Life with Cars to give away. Enter your details below to be in to win.


Competition closes November 30, 2020.

Reported for our AA Directions Autumn 2020 issue

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