American Muscle Carsby Jim Campisano
Barracuda, Mustang, GTO, Ford Fairlane: these names typify the American muscle car and conjure up the sights and sounds of the 1960s and '70s. In a volume packed with mouthwatering color photographs of every driver's fantasy cars, Jim Campisano,/b>
They're America's dream machines--and here they are, shown in all their glory, verve, and glamour.
Barracuda, Mustang, GTO, Ford Fairlane: these names typify the American muscle car and conjure up the sights and sounds of the 1960s and '70s. In a volume packed with mouthwatering color photographs of every driver's fantasy cars, Jim Campisano, editor-in-chief of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine, chronicles the history of these super-powered autos, covering now-forgotten vehicles as well as the more famous asphalt burners. Relive each stage of the muscle car era: 1960-63, when their popularity began to grow; 1964-67, the time of the intermediate-size supercar craze; 1965-74, when the ponycar wars raged; and 1968-74, when the autos underwent major redesign. In addition, auto enthusiasts will find discussions of non-factory-produced cars, including the Hurst SC/Ramblers, models built especially for racing, and such prototypes as the Dodge Diamante. Sidebars detail special cars, important personalities, and major developments, and extensive chart listings include specifications for engines available in each production year.
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This book is not as common as other musclecar books, especially those done by Motorbooks. However, this books is better than most of them. It is not a complete picture history of all musclecars, but it does a good job capturing the essence of what musclecars are all about. You may not see every year GTO, but you'll see all of their different incarnations, for example. The writing is also well-done, and the chapters are laid out in an interesting way. Along with Motor City Muscle and Muscle Car Chronicle, this is my favorite book. And besides a horrendously-incorrect Challenger T/A, most of the stuff in this book is pretty much right-on.