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The Book…

A FINE DAY FOR A DRIVE is a riotous literary adventure full of sidesplitting laughs and outrageous situations. It’s great reading for the whole family, a book that you’ll want to pass along to all your friends. Click here to read a sample chapter.

07-03Got Your Ears OnFor over a decade, mechanics and repair shop owners across Canada have been turning to the back pages of their monthly trade journals to read the popular column, The Car Side, written by Canadian author and humour columnist, Rick Cogbill.

In these columns, actual repair problems on real-life vehicles have not only been solved, but are done so with the added touch of humour to brighten the day.


Artwork by Will Enns

 Now the cast of characters from The Car Side have come to life in their very first book – A Fine Day for a Drive.
Here you’ll get to meet Slim Shambles and the crew at Slim Shambles Auto Repair (Basil, Tooner, and Beanie), as well as some of Slim’s friends and customers – folks like Buck Pincher, Rep Tyler, Mayor Dewgood, and Beefus Rube.

09-09 some kinda golfBut it’s not just a book for mechanics – instead, readers from all walks of life will find themselves chortling over the madcap adventures in the town of Slumberland where Slim lives. And they’ll also enjoy reading about Slim’s early years spent working in Africa, or his first date with his wife, Cookie. And of course, they’ll get to listen in on the animated and usually caustic discussions he carries on with his dog, Buddy.

There’s lots of fun to be had on the pages ahead, so order your copy today of A Fine Day for a Drive…and prepare to be entertained!

2 Responses to “The Book…”

  1. Steady says:

    is there a book store I can walk in to buy this book here in central Ontario

  2. Slim Shambles says:

    No, we don’t have any bookstores east of Alberta carrying it yet…but we’re working on it! For now we have to work with the ordering online method.

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