20th Century Classic Cars
Wheels of history: From the Model T and DB5 to the VW Beetle and the Hummer Henry Fordjump-started the age of the automobile with the first assembly-line car in 1908: theModel T. Over the next century the automobile evolved from chugging workhorse to tail fin era showboat to sleek status symbol, complete with sleek hood ornament.Initially a novelty item, the car grew into a necessity of the modern age, and a vector of freedom on the open road.
Offers a visual history of the automobile, decade-by-decade, through over 500 print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. This book highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, influential historical events, and the influence of popular culture on car design.
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