Ford: Images of the Iconic Car in 3D, illustrated by Geoff Hocking
© 2015 Lake Press, ISBN 9781743407578 (Hardcover)
Holden: Images of the Iconic Car in 3D, by Geoff Hocking
© 2015 Lake Press, ISBN 9781743407585 (Hardcover)

The Australian-based Lake Press publishing group specialises in illustrated books primarily for younger readers.

The company publishes across many categories, including board and novelty, colour & activity, licensed product, flashcards, boxed gift-sets and memory books for the whole family. They have quickly acquired a reputation in the Australian market for both innovation and quality, providing titles that both entertain and educate.

Ford: Iconic Images of the Car in 3D (ISBN 9781743407578)Their latest offering for any youngsters who are interested in entertainment of the four-wheeled variety are a pair of 3D books covering the history of two of Australia’s most popular marques, Holden and Ford.

With fine images from renowned illustrator Geoff Hocking, both books provide beautiful ‘pop out’ images, which multiple double-page spreads charting the history of both car makers, including some of their most iconic models.

For Holden fans, looks out for chapters covering the beloved FJ, Kingswood and Sandman variations, as well as the iconic Commodore, of course. There’s also a feature on the late Peter Brock, who was arguably one of the greatest drivers ever to sit behind the wheel of a Holden touring car.

The Ford title explores the history of the ‘Blue Oval’ that was forged with the Model T, before cycling through its contrasting model variants in the United States and Australia with the chrome and muscle car eras. Look out for the Thunderbird, Mustang and Falcon models among the pages, as well as its own segment on Ford’s successes at the Bathurst 1000.

Both Ford: Images of the Iconic Car in 3D and Holden: Images of the Iconic Car in 3D are currently available at major book resellers. Our review copies were kindly provided to us by Lake Press.

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