Synopses & Reviews
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 cleancut structures of the 1950s and '60s, to today's glassenclosed 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 tradeins at the turn of the century to today's Saturnstyle galas.
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.
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.