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One Life, Many Cars


One Life, Many Cars

How a love of cars and a wrecked Alvis Speed 20 birthed a life-changing vision


by Peter Horrobin

The Story behind the Ellel Story! This is the remarkable and previously untold account of how God nurtured Peter’s passion for classic cars which eventually gave birth to the vision for the work of Ellel Ministries!

One Life, Many Cars tells how his childhood love of cars grew into an adult passion for Alvis cars – in particular, a classic sports car of the early nineteen thirties, the Alvis Speed 20. This became the car of Peter Horrobin’s dreams.

But when he eventually managed to acquire a wrecked Speed 20 for just £50, Peter’s dream turned into a nightmare! The nightmare, however, became the turning point in Peter’s life, giving focus to a vision for the restoration of broken lives.

The book is packed with over 220 photos – most in colour. And includes many amazing motoring adventures with cars bearing legendary names such as MG, E-Type Jaguar, Riley, Alvis 4.3, Lagonda and many more.

For the lover of cars and motoring, or those who just enjoy a good read, this is a rich collection of memories, humour, motoring experiences – and the ‘coincidences’ that God uses to direct our steps, including:

  • Rebuilding four Morris Minors in ten days
  • Driving two classic cars at once from Inverness to Oxford in less than 48 hours
  • Replacing the engine of a broken-down MG in a Welsh farmyard
  • Blowing a hole in an Alvis engine while chasing a police car!
  • In pre-speed-limit days driving one of the first E-Type Jaguars on British roads
  • Driving a Lagonda to Frankfurt and back
  • Hard-back 144 Pages           200 x 250mm     227 Photos and illustrations
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ISBN: 9781800681217
144 pages


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