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Wheels: A Passion for Collecting Cars
     

Wheels: A Passion for Collecting Cars

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by Stuart Leuthner
 
World-class cars are the objects of desire for a special breed of automobile enthusiast, collectors who are as passionate about their cars as others may be about paintings, stamps, or watches. In this thrilling tour of 11 of the greatest private automobile collections in the world, readers are given access to an amazing realm that is rarely open to the public.

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World-class cars are the objects of desire for a special breed of automobile enthusiast, collectors who are as passionate about their cars as others may be about paintings, stamps, or watches. In this thrilling tour of 11 of the greatest private automobile collections in the world, readers are given access to an amazing realm that is rarely open to the public. Wheels: A Passion for Collecting Cars celebrates these incredible collections along with the fanatical car lovers who have amassed them.

Included in this intriguing volume are profiles of each car-obsessed collector: one houses more than 100 postwar "bubble" cars from Europe and Japan in his Georgia barn, while another has made room at his Napa Valley winery for his stellar collection of sports cars. Captured in gorgeous photographs taken in the exceptional environments their owners have created for them, these rare custom models, elegant 1930s town cars, sexy postwar European exotics, and fabulously finned cruisers will appeal to classic-car connoisseurs around the world.

Author Bio: Stuart Leuthner has more than 35 years of experience in advertising, graphic design, and publishing. He is the author of The Railroaders, Iron Men, and High Honor and currently the creative director of Watch and Clock Review and CHRONOS. William Taylor is a photographer based in Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810955967
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/08/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 12.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Wheels: A Passion for Collecting Cars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
WHEELS is cvertainly a fine book. And, unlike most coffee table-format volumes, it has a fascinating readability. Leuthner got on a personal basis with these rich vintage car collectors and his insight into their world is a rare treat. We get a glimpse into lifestyles most of us can hardly imagine. The photos by Taylor are impeccable and the printing is superb. Very much recommended. I know this author's other books and each was a gem. See especially HIGH HONOR and THE RAILROADERS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A much different approach to the art of collecting fine automobiles. For once, the collectors are allowed to move front and center. The photography is outstanding, but the interviews with these men really carry the day. This book is a keeper!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read Mr. Leuthner's previous books and thought they were not only extremely interesting, but well researched. I have no doubt that Wheels will be as good, or even better.