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Description - '32 Ford Deuce by Tony Thacker

In 1931, Henry Ford famously announced that his company would produce an eight-cylinder car, if only because its competitors were building fours and sixes. The result, introduced in 1932, was Ford Motor Companys first V8-powered car. The Deuce was a design and technological milestone that would become the quintessential hot rod platform. Arriving just in time for the Deuces 75th anniversary, this is the story of that 32 Ford. A complete authoritative and illustrated history published with the Ford Companys cooperation, this book looks at every facet of the Deuces story: factors leading to its design, how it was manufactured and sold, the development of the now-legendary flathead engine, and motorsport exploits around the globe. And, of course, there are the hot rods: the 75 most influential 32-based hot rods as chosen by a whos who of the hot rod community. From the pacesetting Doane Spence roadster to Chili Catallos Lil Deuce Coupe, the American Graffiti coupe, and the cars of such hot rodding legends as Gray Baskerville, Ray Brown, Boyd Coddington, the Jackman Brothers, Ak Miller, and Veda Orreach of the 75 vehicles gets its own two-page spread, with rare and famous photographs and detailed descriptions of the cars builder, owner, history, mechanics, and design. This spectacular book, for vintage-car enthusiasts and hot rodders alike, also includes a foreword by Edsel B. Ford II, grandson of the Deuces principle stylist.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760317419
ISBN-10: 0760317410
Format: Hardback
Pages: 324
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tony Thacker

Edsel B. Ford II is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. His grandfather was Edsel B. Ford, company president from 1919 to 1943, and his late father, Henry Ford II, was president of the company from 1945 to 1960. Edsel B. Ford II was named president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Credit Company in May 1991 and elected a company vice president in December 1993. A graduate of Babson College and Harvard Business School, he is currently a member of the Ford Motor Company board of directors.Tony Thacker is the executive director of the Wally Parks National Hot Rod Association Museum and the author and co-author of several previous books on hot rods and customs, including Hot Rods by Ed Big Daddy Roth and SO-CAL Speed Shop. He lives in Southern California.Edsel B. Ford II is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. His grandfather was Edsel B. Ford, company president from 1919 to 1943, and his late father, Henry Ford II, was president of the company from 1945 to 1960. Edsel B. Ford II was named president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Credit Company in May 1991 and elected a company vice president in December 1993. A graduate of Babson College and Harvard Business School, he is currently a member of the Ford Motor Company board of directors.

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