A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOBILE by Philip Van Doren Stern

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOBILE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Crank up the starter and go for a nice long drive with this one. It's a love of a ""do""- with a whale of a lot of pictures and pertinent running commentary by a man who's obviously in the know, about the genus automobilia all the way from nineteenth century land yachts to block long streamliners. For his material, Stern has drawn extensively from Motor magazine- for the last 50 years, the car man's bible. For his coverage, he has divided car history into the following categories: a general survey from the earliest motored conveyances; automobiles before 1903; some early outstanding world cars; one and two-page spreads on familiar U. S. models and their development to the present; a dilly of a section called ""Those Were the Days"" that catalogues the clothes, cars, tools excursions, and troubles of motoring around 1910' oddities like the Bi-Autogo two-wheeler of 1913; and so on and so forth until you're at least three or four years into the future with comments on new models now being thought up by the men in Detroit or River Rouge. Racing and sports cars aren't left out either. You'll find lots of customers for this.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1953
Publisher: Viking