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American Cars of the 1950s (Gallery)

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Publisher Comments:

In the 1950s the American automobile industry arrived in style. In the postwar boom, Americans were flush and full of optimism. They wanted cars that reflected the spirit of the day, and automakers happily obliged. Thus began the decade of fins and whitewalls, craftsmanship and fine-tuned art on wheels--the decade celebrated in this book.

Here are the cars that
Detroit came up with, drawing on all the muscle and magic of the era, the unprecedented prosperity and new technologies and true feats of design. In splendid, full-color pictures and fact-filled text, the book recreates the iconic era of American automobiles, one car at a time.

From stylish sports cars like the Corvette and Thunderbird, to luxury
Lincoln and Cadillac sedans, to the inimitable models from independents like Nash, Studebaker, Crosley, American Cars of the 1950s conveys the spirit of automotive America at its best.

Synopsis:

This book recreates the iconic era of American automobiles, from sports cars like the Corvette and Thunderbird, to luxury Lincoln and Cadillac sedans, to models from independents like Nash and Studebaker.

About the Author

David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America’s Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street. He lives in Walworth, Wisconsin.

Robert Genat is an accomplished author and photographer who has written 25 books for MBI Publishing. A self-proclaimed “gearhead,” Robert has restored two classic cars in the last 10 years (one of which was featured in a nationally syndicated television show), and has recently completed a chopped ’32 five-window coupe. He and his wife Robin own and operate ZoneFive Photo. Genat lives in Encinitas, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760332306
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Subject:
Automotive - Domestic - Pictorial
Author:
Genat, Robert
Author:
Newhardt, David
Subject:
Automotive - Pictorial
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
History
Subject:
Automotive - History
Subject:
Automobiles -- United States.
Subject:
Automobiles -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Automotive - General
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Gallery
Publication Date:
20071215
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 color photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
Transportation » Automotive » General
Transportation » Automotive » Pictorial
Young Adult » General

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This book recreates the iconic era of American automobiles, from sports cars like the Corvette and Thunderbird, to luxury Lincoln and Cadillac sedans, to models from independents like Nash and Studebaker.

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