In another superb collaboration, Stein and Furman showcase one hundred years of American automotive innovation via Discovery Channel founder John S. Hendricks’s unequaled collection.
From the 1906 Cadillac and early Ford Model T through the Duesenberg, Packard, Corvette, and Mustangeven a 1950s Good Humor truckThe Performing Art of the American Automobile is a trip through American history that lifts the spirit and entertains the eye as no other, as John S. Hendricks’s singular collection reveals, car by car, the American marvels that created a revolution in personal transportation.
Which cars flourished, which faded away, which became legends, and why? Award-winning automotive historian Jonathan A. Stein examines the cars through the social and economic conditions of their times as they pass from curiosities and playthings of the wealthy to their role in shaping the American way of life, ultimately becoming the backbone of the American economy.
Stein’s incisive and entertaining text tells a captivating tale; Michael Furman’s photographs are stunning; and the illustrations by Peter Hearsey and rare archival images add engaging color and context.