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A Century of Automotive Style: 100 Years of American Car DesignA Century of Automotive Style: 100 Years of American Car Design (Second Edition) by Michael Lamm and Dave Holls. Hardcover.

Book Description
Thoroughly researched, written with clarity and wit, A Century of Automotive Style traces car design from its antecedants in carriages, bicycle technology and ship-hull construction through the current era of computers. But it's not just a technical history; far from it. You'll discover the personalities, the personal experiences, the backgrounds, reminiscences and foibles of some of America's most influential design leaders—men like Harley Earl, Raymond Loewy, Virgil Exner, William L. Mitchell, George Walker, Edsel Ford, Amos Northup, Gordon Buehrig, Ray Dietrich, and E.T. Gregorie. The authors found or conducted interviews with all these luminaries plus hundreds of working designers and clay modelers.

A Century of Car DesignA Century of Car Design by Penny Sparke. Hardcover; 256 pages, 600 illustrations, 450 in color.

Book Description
From Raymond Loewe, Harley Earl, and Ferdinand Porsche, to the designers behind today's cars, this book profiles the people responsible for the most influential design icons of the last hundred years. Early designs from Ford, Packard, Daimler Benz, Bugatti, and others are all here.

The A-Z of CarsThe A-Z of Cars by Martin Buckley and Hilton Holloway. Hardcover; 400 pages.

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The A-Z of Cars is illustrated from cover to cover with color as well as black and white photographs. General information is provided for most of them, but this book has a lot of ground to cover, and the specific details aren't given much attention. This is an excellent book for someone who wants to learn more about the effect the automobile has had on society, as well as how the automobile evolved, and where it began. Cars from most of the important marques are shown in beautiful photos.

The American Car DealershipThe American Car Dealership by Robert Genat. Hardcover; 160 pages.

Book Description
Ever since the automobile was made accessible to the masses, car dealerships have been special places where desires, sweaty palms, and that new-car smell are distilled into an intoxicating elixir of freedom and ownership. From Art Deco showrooms of the '30s to modern glass-walled superstores, this nostalgic road trip revisits the architecture, marketing, and business practices that have become inextricably associated with auto retailers.

American Car HaulersAmerican Car Haulers by Richard J. Copello. Paperback; 224 pages.

Book Description
In the early 1920s, over-the-road auto transporters proved an economical alternative to railway shipping. Since then, auto transport trucks have progressed through several stages of evolution, from flat trailers to ramped double-deckers and streamlined units. This chronological scrapbook of archival and contemporary photography documents the evolution of auto transporters over the last 75 years, while introductory text and detailed captions explain the development of these vehicles. Truck and automotive enthusiasts will enjoy the wonderful photography showing haulers from several manufacturers filled with factory-fresh cars from every American automaker.

American Car Spotter's Bible 1940-1980American Car Spotter's Bible 1940-1980 by Tad Burness. Paperback; 790 pages.

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This book is a follow up edition to the popular and well-known Ultimate Car Spotter's Guide. Now in color, the familiar layout still features front, rear, side, and interior views help identify the differences between the various years, makes and models of a particular car at a glance. Specific features that serve to distinguish a particular model are noted, making the changes from year to year very obvious, and easy to compare. Technical specifications such as weight, length, factory horsepower rating, original factory price, etc., are included as well.

Every collector car enthusiast will enjoy this book, it makes a great quick reference guide, and is a good thing to keep with you at car shows, auctions, or as a conversation piece on the coffee table.

The American Custom CarThe American Custom Car by Pat Ganahl. Hardcover; 168 pages.

The American DinerThe American Diner by Michael Karl Witzel. Hardcover, 160 pages.

Book Description
Before the modern era of cookie-cutter fast food chains, there was the American Diner. Banking on the success of horse-drawn lunch wagons in the 1930s, American manufacturers began to design and build unique new eateries across the nation. By the time the fabulous '50s rolled around, the distinct stainless steel fixtures, glass bricks and "Streamline Moderne" styling of these diners were American standards. Today, nostalgia for those restaurants runs higher than ever.

American Dream Car In Cuba: Vintage Cars on the RoadOut of print - limited availability
American Dream Car In Cuba: Vintage Cars on the Road
by Martino Fagiuoli, Alejandro G. Alonso Rodriques. Hardcover; 120 pages.

Book Description
A photographic exploration of classic American cars across the Cuban landscape, this incredible collection shows all the glamour and mosaic of vintage Chevrolets, Pontiacs, Fords, Oldsmobiles, Cadillacs, Dodges, Chryslers, and Buicks.

This volume covers vehicles produced from the '20s to the '50s and is divided into three sections: "Cars on the Road" shows the vintage vehicles as they travel through the island's exotic landscape and mixes the stories of the people along the road with them; "Vintage Cars" provides details on the most famous models in the industry and shows how many owners have preserved their vehicles; and "Car Drivers" views the men and women who drive and repair these beautiful cars with wit and wizardry.

Auto Focus: Grilles & TailsAuto Focus: Grilles & Tails by Don Spiro. Hardcover; 96 pages.

Book Description
Once upon a time, before all cars began to resemble each other, every model had distinguishing marks that made it stand out. A "smiling" grille or a pointed nose shouted a car's make to all it passed by; similarly, the aviation-inspired fins of the 1950s and the stealth, sharklike back ends of the first Sting Rays made a lasting impression on the minds of drivers they left in the proverbial dust. These features announced for what and for whom a particular vehicle was designed. Now, they are mostly gone—except here, where the infinite variety of imaginatively styled grilles and tails of yesteryear return in a plethora of photos by top photographers. They range from beautiful and elegant to obnoxious and even bizarre...but they are always something amazing to see. Among the top showpieces: the dazzling chrome grin of the 1955 De Soto; the unmistakable front end of the 1958 Edsel; the flamboyant fins of the 1960 Cadillac Eldorado; and the unique engine-containing rear end of a vintage 1950 Beetle.

The Art of the Automobile: 100 Greatest CarsThe Art of the Automobile: 100 Greatest Cars by Dennis Adler (Photographer) Hardcover; 224 pages.

Book Description
Award-winning automotive historian, author, and photographer Dennis Adler takes you on a whirlwind tour through more than a century of automotive history, from the first production motorcar, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwage, to fabled makes including Hispano-Suiza, Duesenberg, Packard, and Hudson.

More than 200 stunning color photographs define and detail the remarkable styling and revolutionary mechanical engineering for 100 greatest cars ever built. Adler, in accordance with the world's leading automotive dseigners, collectors, and authorities, picks the top ten cars of all time--breathtaking cars that have become the motoring icons of the twentieth century.

The Automobile: A Century of ProgressThe Automobile: A Century of Progess by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Paperback; 292 pages. (Available by special order, difficult to find.)

Barrett-Jackson: The World's Greatest Collector Car EventBarrett-Jackson: The World's Greatest Collector Car Event by Larry Edsall and Bill Goldberg. Hardcover; 176 pages.

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Tom Barrett had a 1933 Cadillac V-16 Town Car he wanted to sell; Russ Jackson came to see it. How this simple meeting between two car buffs in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1960 started what would someday be the most prestigious collector car event in the world is the story told in Barrett-Jackson: World's Greatest Collector Car Event.

From the start of the Fiesta de los Autos Elegantes in 1967 to the first classic car auction in 1971, to the record-breaking participation in the 1980s, to live television coverage in the 1990s, and on to record-breaking sales in the 2000s, Barrett-Jackson has become more than just an auction.

It garnered national media attention in 1971 when Tom Barrett's Mercedes 770 Phaeton sold for a cool $153,000. The annual auction aired live on SPEED channel in 1997, and held a cyber-cast in 1998. And with an addition of Family Value Day in 2006, Barrett-Jackson has stretched to reach people from all walks, and even those to young to walk. The annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event has truly become an experience for the whole family, whether at the auction or from the comfort of the couch.

As staff, trends, and times change, on thing remains the same. Barrett-Jackson has become—and intends to stay—the World's Greatest Collector Car Event.

Barris Kustoms of the 1960sBarris Kustoms of the 1960s by George Barris and David Fetherston. Paperback; 128 pages.

Book Description
Black and white as well as color photographs from Barris' own files document the hot rods and customs he created during the swingin' sixties. From TV show and movie cars to special projects for the world's jet setters, they're all here! This book picks up where his previous book, Barris Kustoms of the 1950s, left off. From mild to wild, George Barris built it in the 1960s!

Brightwork: Classic American Car OrnamentationBrightwork: Classic American Car Ornamentation by Ken Steacy, Photography by Rob D'Estrube. Paperback; 120 pages.

Book Description
In the golden age of the American automobile-from the early 1930s to the late 1950s-cars were festooned with elegant chrome and colorful enamel decorations that manufacturers called "brightwork." If you ever forgot what kind of car you were driving, numerous emblems, horn buttons, script, and hood ornaments were there to remind you. Brightwork shows off these shiny treasures as small sculptures that capture the essence of grace in motion.

Witness the evolution of the Pontiac symbol from a realistic Indian head to an almost pure abstraction embodying speed. There was no missing such futuristic-sounding features as "Dynaflow" and "Merc-O-Matic" when they were boldly touted in side badges and fancy scripts. Filled with hundreds of dazzling photographs of these rare and beautiful artworks, Brightwork is a book for all those who appreciate the undeniable style and craftsmanship of the little details that make a classic.
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