Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time during road trips. Audiobooks provide a story filled with personality, and some studies show they improve mental health. For a car enthusiast, entertainment doesn’t have to start under the hood. Massive platforms like Audible offer a variety of options of books to keep car lovers entertained. Below are a few well written car-themed audiobooks for your next road trip: The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker
If you’re a fan of Toyota, this would be the perfect book to listen to as it explains what made them successful and how you can adapt some of their principals in your own life.
Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide by Patrice Banks Banks is an engineer-turned mechanic who provides a ‘do-it-herself’ book of tools geared towards women who are trying to navigate through auto maintenance, honest car repair, and roadside emergencies.
The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History by Jason VuicThe Yugo took the country by storm. Their quick rise and fall ended up as a joke of the decade in comedy clubs. This books you through the rocky history of the men who built the Yugo, who imported it, and the decade that embraced and quickly discarded it.Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars by Paul Ingrassia
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ingrassia details which fifteen vehicles he believes have been revolutionary to the United States. This audiobook takes a deep dive into topics covering the history of American manufacturing, the suburbanization of the country, the emancipation proclamation, and more.
Car Wars: The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car by John Fialka Fialka gives a history of electric vehicles and how consumers’ relationships with them have changed over time. This is the perfect book if you drive or appreciate electric cars as it’s a timeline of information between the early 1968 EV prototypes by MIT/Caltech and their present-day developments.