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My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990
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Tad Burness
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My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

Tad Burness


Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc

Motor cars: general interest;
Nostalgia: general


1376 pages

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With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published. Nowhere else are there so many collector, luxury, sporting and every day cars assembled with fascinating information about original prices, engine sizes, horsepower, and other specifications. The pages are packed with genuine, factory-fresh photographs and drawings taken from contemporary advertisements, catalogs, and brochures.

More than 250 manufacturers and hundreds of individual models trace the evolution of the American automobile, from the millions of Model Ts that rolled off Ford's assembly line through the art deco streamliners of the '30s, to the tail-finned land yachts of the '50s and muscle cars of the '60s and '70s up to the early SUVs of the '90s. Throughout author Tad Burness adds handwritten details not found anywhere else, including pointing out unusual options and differences found within a model. Automotive journalist Matt Stone provides a new general introduction and one to each era within the book.

By:   Tad Burness
Imprint:   Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 218mm,  Spine: 60mm
Weight:   2.440kg
ISBN:   9780316430913
ISBN 10:   0316430919
Pages:   1376
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tad Burness, an auto historian, wrote more than 22 books about automobiles, including his beloved American Car Spotter guides. He also wrote syndicated Auto Album column, which ran from 1966 until his death in 2012. Matt Stone is a freelance journalist, author, broadcaster, and former Editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine. He has been a professional automotive journalist/photographer since 1990. He has authored and photographed ten automotive books and is a former member of SPEED/FOX SPORTS television network's Barrett-Jackson auction broadcast team. Matt is also a judge at various Concours d'Elegance, and a member of the LeMay-America's Car Museum Steering Committee. He serves his profession as a past officer and board of directors member, Keynote Address Committee chairman, and past-president of the Motor Press Guild (MPG) trade association.

This is the sort of book you want to sit down with and just pore over the pages and let the facts flow in. --Mark C. Bach, Route 66

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