Car sounds are some of the most inspiring and entertaining sounds to record. Like a human voice, each car has a signature sound, with the driver being the actor.
I was considering writing a little blurb on this exact subject but came across Deenen’s article on designing sound (which, by the way, is the coolest blog on the internet). Check out the original here: http://designingsound.org/2010/02/charles-deenen-special-car-recording-guide/
Before you start any searching and recording, set your budget. It’ll give you a playground to work off and put a concrete limit to the choices you have.
The diagrams are excellent and definitely worth your time to look at.
I’m trying to see if it would be possible for me to get a copy of this book. Mr. Deenen, if you’re out there, please share!