American Muscle Cars chronicles this tumultuous period of American history through the primary tool Americans use to define themselves: their automobiles.
In those 20 minutes it took Bill Collins and Russ Gee to bolt a 389 ci V-8 engine into a Tempest chassis they created the prototype for Pontiac’s GTO—and changed the course of automotive history.
American Muscle Cars tells the story of the most desirable cars ever to come out of Detroit.
The resulting vehicles, brutal machines unlike any the world had seen before or will ever see again, defined the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll generation.
DeLorean, and his team bolted a big-inch engine into the division’s intermediate chassis, they immediately invented the classic muscle car.
From that moment on, American performance cars would never be the same.
It’s a story of flat-out insanity told at full throttle and illustrated with beautiful photography.
This is the muscle car history to own—a richly illustrated chronicle of America’s greatest high-performance cars, told from their 1960s beginning through the present day!In the 1960s, three incendiary ingredients–developing V-8 engine technology, a culture consumed by the need for speed, and 75 million baby boomers entering the auto market—exploded in the form of the factory muscle car.
From the street-racing hot rod culture that emerged following World War II through the new breed of muscle cars still emerging from Detroit today, this book brings to life the history of the American muscle car.
This book captures the spirit of the post World War II America and the era of tail fins, big chrome, and glitzy trim created by Detroit automotive stylists.
The artistry of his sensational large format photography and period photo locations parallel this spectacular saga of an American era unlike any other.
Here is the complete story of Detroit as it emerged from the war and geared up to produce the first completely new automobiles since the 1930s.
More than 125 color, and 30 historical black and white photographs—some never before published—chronicle this exciting period in the history of the American automobile.
In depth interviews with Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler stylists take you into the Detroit design studios and executive board rooms of the 1950s, and behind the scenes at Packard, Studebaker, Hudson, and Nash.
Author Dennis Adler has photographed some of the most significant cars of the 1950s and compiled a history that details the emerging postwar auto industry and the influence the automobile had on the American landscape throughout the decade.
In American Cars of the 1950s, post-war dream cars take center stage with vivid photographs in stunning color.
In the postwar boom, Americans were flush and full of optimism.
This beautiful book recreates the excitement of seeing the Detroit showrooms for the first time, and the feeling of possibility and the open road for car buyers.
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.
In the 1950s the American automobile industry arrived in style.
They wanted cars that reflected the spirit of the day, and automakers happily obliged.
Thus began the decade celebrated in this nostalgic and informative book, the decade of fins and whitewalls, craftsmanship and bold colored, fine-tuned art on wheels.
Manufacturers competed with one another to create innovative and original automobiles, and customers flocked to take in the show.
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.