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Publisher Comments:

Test drive this nostalgic journey through the history, architecture, promotions, and culture of car dealerships throughout America. Discover every facet of American car dealerships throughout history, from the opulent Art Deco showrooms of the 1930s and '40s, to the clean–cut structures of the 1950s and '60s, to today's glass–enclosed superstores. Filled with new model previews, grand openings, search lights, and cars cloaked in secrecy. Plus, collectible advertising memorabilia and giveaway items such as pens, pedal cars, signs, ashtrays and coffee mugs. Highlights dealership business practices, from animal trade–ins at the turn of the century to today's Saturn–style galas.

Synopsis:

From Art Deco showrooms of the '30s to modern glass-walled superstores, this nostalgic road trip revisits the architecture and business practices associated with auto dealers.

Description:

Hdbd., 10 x 10, 156 pgs., 138 b&w and 47 color ill.

About the Author

Robert Grant is a freelance automotive author and photographer based in Encinitas, California. His MBI Publishing Company titles include Hot Rod Nights, Vintage & Historic Drag Races, and Police Cars in Action.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760306390
Author:
Genat, Robert
Publisher:
Motorbooks International
Location:
Osceola, WI :
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Selling
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Automobile industry and trade
Subject:
Automotive - Domestic - History
Subject:
Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Automobile dealers.
Subject:
Selling -- Automobiles -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Automotive - History
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.35x10.31x.77 in. 2.40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From Art Deco showrooms of the '30s to modern glass-walled superstores, this nostalgic road trip revisits the architecture and business practices associated with auto dealers.
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