Legendary American Automobiles

Legendary American Automobiles
Format: Hardback, 332 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835240
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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Legendary American Automobiles is a richly illustrated volume that profiles the most renowned vehicles to be built in the USA, from the pre-assembly line era to modern times.

Since the days of Henry Ford’s Model T, American cars have dominated not only the market, but also the imagination and desires of millions of people around the world. Dedicated to the exciting legacy of this iconic automobile, Legendary American Automobiles presents a complete overview of the history of the American car. 

This exhaustively written by one of the most famous journalists in the field, Matt DeLorenzo, this volume is also enhanced by illustrations that capture the exhilaration, aesthetics, and charm of these legendary vehicles. Where many books provide a basic catalog of American automobiles, Legendary American Automobiles takes a very different approach. Here you will see engineering details and styling advances, as well as the effect of the social and economic environments at the time.

Beginning with the automobile’s early days and Henry Ford’s invention of the assembly line and continuing until modern times, this intriguing, richly illustrated volume traces the entire history of American automobiles.  Whether luxury-market or average-family models, the American car is a dream possession and cult object famous and desired through the world.

The author

Matt Delorenzo was named Detroit editor of Roads & Track Magazine in January of 1998 after an eight-year stint as editor of Autoweek magazine. His tenure as editor of America's only weekly car enthusiast magazine spanned half his 16-year career with Autoweek's publisher, Crain Communications. DeLorenzo has written two books, Volkswagen New Beetle and Chrysler Concept Cars: The Designs that Saved the Company, the latter awarded "Best of Books 2001" by the International Automotive Media Association, and has co-authored two other books with noted automotive journalist John Lamm on the Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Hummer H2. DeLorenzo is a founding member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year Award.

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Format: Hardback, 332 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835240
Illustrations: 389 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm

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