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“Every time the revs climbed, the noise from the Ferrari’s engine would smash the Alpine tranquillity; a screaming red dart flying across the landscape. By now the engine was hot and the brakes were squealing and slightly faded from numerous high-speed stops, one required each time we approached a corner and prepared to fling ourselves off towards the next. The speed and noise were addictive but the roads themselves would take no prisoners. Too much exuberance would be foolish up here.”


Inspired by the exploits of motoring journalists and driven by changes in the world of motoring, "One Careful Owner" follows writer and communications consultant Alex Christou as he leaves his career in the oil industry to travel through the UK and Europe in his dream car. It is a high-octane adventure about supercars and not-so-supercars, about friendship and about the simple pleasure of exploring new places. Part travelogue and part ‘year in the life of’, "One Careful Owner" follows a unique journey from daydreamer to car enthusiast.

The book takes readers through the experience of driving the Nürburgring in Germany; taking on the Lotus Champion competition in Norfolk; buying and running a 90s Italian supercar; visiting the Pagani factory in Italy; taking part in a classic car rally in Scotland; and attending the Monaco Grand Prix. It also takes a detailed look at the experience of driving such cars as the Ferrari F355 Berlinetta; the Ferrari 575M; the Morgan 3 Wheeler; the Tesla Roadster; and the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage.

Alongside the experiential content, the book contains interviews with renowned car collector and Porsche fan Lord Mexborough; former racing driver, former world record holder and owner of Venturi Automobiles, Gildo Pastor; boss of the Morgan Motor Company, Charles Morgan; and producer of Long Way Down and Long Way Round, go-karting world record holder and organiser of the Orient Express Challenge, Russ Malkin.

"One Careful Owner" is on sale now and will have its official launch on Monday 16th July in central London. It is a book that is sure to appeal to car enthusiasts and fans of travel writing alike.


"One Careful Owner" is available to download as an eBook from all usual online retailers. It is also available to buy in paperback format directly from


Alex Christou is a writer, freelance journalist, and communications consultant. He has had articles published by The Scotsman and on "One Careful Owner" is his first book. Alex has a BA (Hons) in Corporate Communication from Aberdeen Business School at the Robert Gordon University, and an MSc in Cultural Studies from University of Edinburgh. After 15 years in Scotland he is now based in London. You can follow Alex at and see photos and videos from his adventures behind the wheel at


Sloane Books is an independent publishing imprint based in London.


For more details about "One Careful Owner", to request a copy of the eBook for review, to attend the launch party or to request any images, please get in touch by phone or email:

+44 (0)7790 900683


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