Day One: An Automotive Journalist's Muscle-car Memoir

byMartyn L. SchorrForeword byJoe Oldham

Paper over Board | November 21, 2017

Day One: An Automotive Journalist's Muscle-car Memoir by Martyn L. Schorr
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InDay One, automotive journalist Marty Schorr recalls life on the front line in the classic muscle car era, thrashing brand-new cars that would become collector vehicles.

Most muscle-car books celebrate beautifully-restored vehicles surrounded by hard facts;Day Onetells the real story from the point-of-view of one of theperiod's most respected automotive journalists, Marty Schorr. For the first time in print, you'll get a unique perspective on what it was like to actuallydrive,race, and otherwisethrashwhat are some of today's most valuable collector cars.

CARS, the iconic magazine Marty wrote and edited didn't rely on industry advertising for revenue. Instead, the magazine made money the old fashioned way, from newsstand sales, leaving it able to be honest and frank in its coverage of high-performance street cars.CARSmagazine reported on both Day stock and modified cars, cars the traditional magazines wouldn't touch, like theultra-high-performance vehiclesfrom companies like Baldwin-Motion, Yenko Chevrolet, Nickey Chevrolet, Royal Pontiac, and Tasca Ford.

Prepare yourself forDay Oneto cover the most important cars of a given year, including:
  • Pontiac's 1962-1963 lightweight Super-Duty 421 street and Swiss Cheese models
  • Chevrolet's 1963 big-block 427 Mystery Motor and ZL-1 Impala.
  • Ford 1963 ½ 427/425 Galaxie fastback
  • The 1964 Ramchargers
  • The first 426 Street Hemi
  • Cotton-Owens prepared Hemi Coronet
  • A 1966 Olds Twin-Engined (850 cubic inches) Grant Toronado, currently owned by Jay Leno
  • A prototype 1966 Plymouth 426 Street Hemi Satellite
  • One of two 427 SOHC Galaxies prototypes
  • A '67 Royal Bobcat GTO
  • Plymouth's original '68 Hemi Road Runner
  • Hurst-built Plymouth & Dodge 1968 Hemi-Darts and Hemi-Cudas
Title:Day One: An Automotive Journalist's Muscle-car MemoirFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:208 pages, 11.12 X 9.5 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 11.12 X 9.5 X 0.75 inPublished:November 21, 2017Publisher:MotorbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760352364

ISBN - 13:9780760352366

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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