Art of the Muscle Car

by DAVID NEWHARDT

MBI Publishing Company | June 2, 2010 | Hardcover

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"Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in its June 1967 issue. The answer: “Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 hp (73 kW) weakling." Unconcerned with the style or sophistication of its European counterparts, the American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the darling of the power-hungry racer and serious gearhead.<_o3a_p>

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In the intervening years, these down-and-dirty, high-performing beauties have earned their place in the automotive pantheon. As prized by collectors and aficionados as they are by denizens of garages and drag strips, these cars now fetch millions of dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art are on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of photographs that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.

See Motorbooks author David Newhardt interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-david-newhardt/1174466/<_o3a_p>

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 4.72 × 4.13 × 0.36 in

Published: June 2, 2010

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760335915

ISBN - 13: 9780760335918

Found in: Reference and Language

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Art of the Muscle Car

by DAVID NEWHARDT

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 4.72 × 4.13 × 0.36 in

Published: June 2, 2010

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760335915

ISBN - 13: 9780760335918

About the Book

Icons of muscle car art described in detail and showcased in gorgeous photographs.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:   Foreword by Brock Yates   Part 1: The Innocent Years   Chapter 1: 1964 Pontiac GTO Chapter 2: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16 Chapter 3: 1965 Pontiac GTO Chapter 4: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Chapter 5: 1966 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible Chapter 6: 1967 Dodge Charger Hemi Chapter 7: 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible Chapter 8: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Chapter 9: 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR Convertible   Part 2: The Excessive Years   Chapter 10: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO #9561 427/425 Chapter 11: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Chapter 12: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 Chapter 13: 1969 Charger 500 Chapter 14: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Chapter 15: 1969 Dodge Super Bee Chapter 16: 1969 Ford Mustang GT 428 SCJ Chapter 17: 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible Chapter 18: 1969 Torino Talladega Chapter 19: 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II—Cale Yarborough Special Chapter 20: 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler—Dan Gurney Edition Chapter 21: 1970 AMC AMX Chapter 22: 1970 Buick Gran Sport GSX Chapter 23: 1970 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS Chapter 24: 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Chapter 25: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible Chapter 26: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A Chapter 27: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 440-6 Chapter 28: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Chapter 29: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Chapter 30: 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible Chapter 31: 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda Convertible 440 Chapter 32: 1970 Plymouth AAR ’Cuda Chapter 33: 1970 Plymouth
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From the Publisher

"Just what is a Muscle Car?&rdquo; Road Test magazine asked in its June 1967 issue. The answer: &ldquo;Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder&rsquo;s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 hp (73 kW) weakling." Unconcerned with the style or sophistication of its European counterparts, the American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the darling of the power-hungry racer and serious gearhead.<_o3a_p>

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In the intervening years, these down-and-dirty, high-performing beauties have earned their place in the automotive pantheon. As prized by collectors and aficionados as they are by denizens of garages and drag strips, these cars now fetch millions of dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America&rsquo;s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art are on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of photographs that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.

See Motorbooks author David Newhardt interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-david-newhardt/1174466/<_o3a_p>

From the Jacket

Once the realm of greasers and gearheads, muscle cars have metamorphosed into collectible works of art. With their outrageous engines, their aggressive stances, and their sleek styling, muscle cars defined the sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll baby-boom generation. Using a portable studio he developed specifically for automotive portraits, acclaimed photographer Peter Harholdt captures these magnificent machines in the pages of Art of the Muscle Car.

About the Author

Peter Harholdt is a lifelong car enthusiast, SCCA racer, and preeminent studio photographer. He has been trusted to photograph countless priceless works of art for museums and exhibit catalogs. He first developed his portable studio to create the stunning hot rod portraits featured in Motorbooks'' Art of the Hot Rod . Official Website: www.peterharholdt.com Photographer and writer David Newhardt was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois University majoring in professional photography. He served eight years in the US Navy aboard nuclear submarines before settling in Southern California. Newhardt worked at Motor Trend for three years and has been on the mastheads of many automotive magazines. He has worked in the fashion photography field but finds automobiles easier to deal with. The author of seven books, Newhardt has supplied scores of other books with images. A long-time member of the Motor Press Guild, he is married and has two sons. Newhardt lives in Pasadena, California. davidnewhardt.comPeter Harholdt is a lifelong car enthusiast, SCCA racer, and preeminent studio photographer. He has been entrusted to photograph countless priceless works of art for museums and exhibit catalogs. He first developed his portable studio to create the stunning hot rod portraits featured in Motorbooks'' Art of the Hot Rod. Harholdt lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. peterharholdt.com David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided
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