A be-all and an end-all of pleasure car books tours the makes of both kinds- sports and classics- through the period between...

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A be-all and an end-all of pleasure car books tours the makes of both kinds- sports and classics- through the period between the wars and the present car mania which was given the go ahead signal when World War II ended. Convinced of the importance of artistically inspired and mechanically perfect automobiles in man's social world, the authors wax sentimental over the feeling of car proprietorship- so unique a part of western life today. This they like and name as the main reason for their book. But going further and quite, quite thoroughly into the backgrounds and specifications of innumerable sports and classic cars manufactured in Europe and America since 1920, they have made a book to delight the layman engineer whose interest lies in the other than purely utilitarian cars- the Bugattis, the Rolls Royces, the Daimlers and the Jaguars- of smooth performance, of long life.

Pub Date: Nov. 8, 1955

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Publisher: Prentice-Hall

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1955