|Rozměry v mm:
|220 x 310
From the 1920s to the 1940s the United States was renowned for producing automobiles of great beauty, power and prestige. This was the era of the American Classic car with the evocative and famous names of motoring history: Auburn, Cord, Cunningham, Duesenberg, Packard and Pierce-Arrow among many others. The fascinating story of the classic American automobile from the early inventions at the beginning of the century to the present day, a story long neglected by motoring historians, is told here by expert David Burgess Wise. He describes the careers of pioneers such as Fred Duesenberg, E.R. Cord, Walter P. Chrysler, Henry Ford and his son Edsel, discusses the innovations and technical advances made during the years of the Depression, examines the role of the customizers and the impact of advertising with the novel ideas of Ned Jordan, and has also written a chapter on the automobile shows of the period.
Nearly 200 illustrations in colour and black and white include rare archival material and pictures specially commissioned from leading car photographer Nicky Wright. Among them are stunning automobiles like the 1933 Pierce-Arrow, 'the car built in the 1930s for the 1940s', and the Model J Duesenberg, 'the world's finest car' — just two of many cars which capture a golden age of motoring.