"(Leffingwell) is able to give the vehicles a sort of inner radiance that invites readers to treat the images as works of art. Yeah, I know that sounds a little pretentious, but remember, these are classic muscle cars that wear some of the most expressive and extreme designs ever seen on the road and Leffingwell's approach to lighting brings out every dramatic curve and angle. Finally, while the big deal here is no doubt the photography, Holmstrom's copy is very engaging, and while his enthusiasm for the cars is obvious, he doesn't gush over them. He also does a good job at providing background and context for the original muscle-car era, right down to the inclusion of vintage print ads." - AutoSavant.com
'Stunning. recommended reading.'"
When Top Muscle says it focuses on the rarest of the rare, it really means it. Top Muscle follows a simple and undeniably effective formula." - AutoWeek"
Car enthusiasts today have access to an ever-broadening selection of muscle car books. This particular work was written by Darwin Holmstrom to highlight some of the most sought-after cars of the era. The cars selected are often intriguing, not simply because they have rare drivetrains, but because of particular attributes or histories. Randy Leffingwell created alluring images using unconventional light "painting" techniques. The results appear as painstakingly studio-lit works, when they were actually taken in the collection's storage facility. It's attractive and interesting, and includes a number of cars we've not seen previously. We just can't help wanting to know more about them." - Hemmings Muscle Machines