Synopses & Reviews
Cummings, an attorney and classic car enthusiast, gathers together 65stories about the luxury automobile Cadillac V-16 produced during the 1930s, which were personalized for each owner. He draws oninterviews, books, periodicals, and other documents to detail the features of the cars and their history, providing black and white photos of them throughout.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
For eleven years prior to World War II, Cadillac defied the norms of practicality and produced an extravagant supercar, a 16-cylinder luxury automobile that could be tailored to the customer's every want. Big, thirsty and lavish, it cemented Cadillac's place in the top tier of motoring magnificence. Each of the cars has its own colorful and fascinating story to tell. Driven by a life-long love of the V-16 and an interest in the history of his own car, the author has assembled more than 65 of these tales, gleaned from interviews, books, periodicals and documents, into a liberally illustrated book. Each story is shaped by the people a particular car touched, and the events they lived through together. All are an important part of our automotive and cultural history.