American Cars of the Fifities
By (author) Robert Genat
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American Cars of the Fifities by Robert Genat
Book DescriptionIn the 1950's the American auto industry arrived in style with the post-war boom! Flush and full of optimism, consumers wanted cars that reflected the spirit of their times, and car-makers happily obliged. Few would dispute that this was a time when autos were designed large, and this book pays tribute to all these mechanical marvels, the decade of whitewalls, craftsmanship, fine-tuned art on wheels, sweeping fins, glittering chrome, rumbling engines!Here are the cars Detroit came up with, drawing on the muscle and magic of the era, the unprecedented prosperity and new technologies and true feats of design, never seen before or since. In splendid full-color pictures and fact-filled text the book recreates the iconic era of American autos, one car at a time. From stylish sports cars like the Corvette and Thunderbird, to luxury Lincoln and Cadillac sedans to inimitable models from independents like Nash, Studebaker, Crosley, all in one handy to carry, easy-reference volume replete with glorious photographs this conveys the spirit and presence of these glorious cars at their very best!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780760332306
(209mm x 165mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Genat
Chevy SS, Paperback (May 2012)
This book traces the long line of legendary SS models, from Chevy's Super Sport version of its popular Impala, which marked the dawn of the muscle car era, to today's Impala SS.
Hemi, Hardback (October 2007)
Takes us on a high-octane tour through the design, development and muscle cars behind the greatest V-8 in Detroit history. This book features cutaways of the collectible Hemi-powered cars in history, as well as a look at Hemi clones and racecars. It conveys the true power of the ultimate V-8 engine.
Mopar Muscle, Paperback (August 2006)
Classic Muscle cars are popular, commanding up to six figures at auction. This work presents a history of Muscle cars, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Road Runner... cars that dominated the roads and racing courses. It is a survey of fifty years of Muscle cars and one of the most prolific company to produce these cars.
Hemi Muscle, Paperback (August 2006)» View all books by Robert Genat
Profiles the great cars that have borne the Hemi badge, and range from Muscle cars legends like the Road Runner, Challenger Cuda and Superbird, to modern classics such as the Dodge Hemi trucks, and the Charger. This work also features color photography detailing the car, it's engine, and various technical and historical details.
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Author Biography - Robert Genat
Robert Genat is an accomplished author and photographer who has written 25 books for MBI Publishing. A self-proclaimed gearhead, Robert has restored two classic cars in the last 10 years (one of which was featured in a nationally syndicated television show), and has recently completed a chopped 32 five-window coupe. He and his wife Robin own and operate ZoneFive Photo. Genat lives in Encinitas, California.David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street."
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