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Autocade Yearbook launches, endorsed by former Top Gear host, and leading automotive author

Wellington, December 18 (JY&A Media) Autocade, the well respected online car encyclopædia (, launches a beautifully printed 2024 Yearbook to guarantee automotive enthusiasts an informative and entertaining read through the holidays.

The lavish volume offers in-depth features on cars, including an analysis on current trends, stories on everything from the Citroën 2CV to the Aston Martin DB5, not to mention new models such as the Volvo EM90 and MG Cyberster, as well as reigniting the debate over who designed the Lamborghini Miura.

Autocade is in the grand tradition of beautifully produced annuals like World Cars, Car Design Yearbook, Autocourse and Auto Universum, yet offers a deep read for the road car devotee like nothing else I’ve seen,’ says Giles Chapman, the automotive industry authority and respected author. ‘It helps you take stock of this rapidly changing automotive world, provokes thought, and feeds the appetite for insight. That it’s been made tangibly real from a digital background only reiterates the big-hearted passion behind it.’

William Woollard, the author, historian, producer, and former Top Gear host, added, ‘A genuine collector’s item. You won’t want to put it down.’

Autocade is a celebration of the motor car for those who aren’t impressed merely by horsepower and torque figures, but by its place in society and history, including design and wider trends,’ says founder and publisher Jack Yan, who says the Yearbook is a homage to the annuals from his youth.

The original Autocade encyclopædia was launched in 2008 with a global look at cars. There has been an appetite to provide more depth to its nearly 5,000 entries on car models, according to Mr Yan.

First efforts were made in 2011 as he and AROnline’s Keith Adams brainstormed the form it could take.

It was earlier this year that Mr Yan’s partner, Amanda Satterthwaite, suggested they revisit a print publication, and the couple looked at different formats before deciding on the Yearbook.

Priced at £19·99, with a limited-time introductory price of £14·99, the Autocade Yearbook 2024 is printed and dispatched from the UK, and available at Libriz, Recommended price for the US is $24·99, and €22,99 in the EU. Freight and taxes are additional.

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Autocade Yearbook 2024 cover
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Autocade Yearbook 2024 contents’ pages
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Note to editors
Autocade is a registered trade mark of Jack Yan & Associates and may be protected in certain jurisdictions. All trade marks are the properties of their owners and are used in an editorial fashion without any intention to infringe.

A sample PDF copy of the Autocade Yearbook 2024 is available to media on request.

About Autocade
Autocade was founded by Jack Yan in 2008 as an online car encyclopædia after he found many existing references lacking in accuracy. Its contents, limited to a single-paragraph entry for each generation of a car model, are backed up by offline resources and painstakingly researched. It is often quoted by other resources such as Wikipedia. In 2023, a print counterpart was created to provide an informative, entertaining read to complement the original site.

About JY&A Media
JY&A Media is the independent publishing house behind Lucire and Autocade, founded in 1987 as Jack Yan & Associates in Wellington, New Zealand. Its main titles began online, Lucire in 1997 and Autocade in 2008, before their brands were extended into print editions, Lucire having taken what was an unprecedented path in 2004. It is also responsible for licensing these editions, with Lucire’s first internationally licensed print edition appearing in 2005. Its publishing activities are grouped under Lucire Ltd.

Jack Yan, Publisher
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