The Art Of The Muscle Car: Collector's Edition

by David Newhardt
Photographed by Peter Harholdt
Foreword by Brock Yates

Motorbooks | May 19, 2013 | Hardcover

The Art Of The Muscle Car: Collector's Edition is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in June 1967. 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 horsepower weakling.” Unconcerned with such trivial details as comfort and handling, the vintage American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the ride of choice for power-hungry racers and serious gearheads. In a country where performance was measured in brute force, a quarter mile at a time, the muscle car was the perfect machine.
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, classic muscle cars now fetch upwards of a million dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art—including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 ’Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile 442, and AMX Javelin—are all here, on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of portraits and special gatefold presentations that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 12.25 × 10.75 × 1.25 in

Published: May 19, 2013

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760344213

ISBN - 13: 9780760344217

Found in: Reference and Language

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A treasured gift. He loves the photographs, and finds the information accurate and concise. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift for the right person! Great photos, well-written text, excellent information, a joy to read and look at. A book to treasure and show to car enthusiasts.
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The Art Of The Muscle Car: Collector's Edition

The Art Of The Muscle Car: Collector's Edition

by David Newhardt
Photographed by Peter Harholdt
Foreword by Brock Yates

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 12.25 × 10.75 × 1.25 in

Published: May 19, 2013

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760344213

ISBN - 13: 9780760344217

Table of Contents

Foreword by Brock YatesPart 1: The Innocent YearsChapter 1: 1964 Pontiac GTOChapter 2: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16Chapter 3: 1965 Pontiac GTOChapter 4: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396Chapter 5: 1966 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 ConvertibleChapter 6: 1967 Dodge Charger HemiChapter 7: 1967 Pontiac GTO ConvertibleChapter 8: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396Chapter 9: 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR ConvertiblePart 2: The Excessive YearsChapter 10: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO #9561 427/425Chapter 11: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396Chapter 12: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396Chapter 13: 1969 Charger 500Chapter 14: 1969 Dodge Charger DaytonaChapter 15: 1969 Dodge Super BeeChapter 16: 1969 Ford Mustang GT 428 SCJChapter 17: 1969 Shelby GT500 ConvertibleChapter 18: 1969 Torino TalladegaChapter 19: 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Cale Yarborough SpecialChapter 20: 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Dan Gurney EditionChapter 21: 1970 AMC AMXChapter 22: 1970 Buick Gran Sport GSXChapter 23: 1970 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RSChapter 24: 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6Chapter 25: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T ConvertibleChapter 26: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/AChapter 27: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 440-6Chapter 28: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302Chapter 29: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429Chapter 30: 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 ConvertibleChapter 31: 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda Convertible 440Chapter 32: 1970 Plymouth AAR ’CudaChapter 33: 1970 Plymouth Road RunnerChapter 34: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner SuperbirdChapter 35: 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible Ram Air
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From the Publisher

“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in June 1967. 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 horsepower weakling.” Unconcerned with such trivial details as comfort and handling, the vintage American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the ride of choice for power-hungry racers and serious gearheads. In a country where performance was measured in brute force, a quarter mile at a time, the muscle car was the perfect machine.
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, classic muscle cars now fetch upwards of a million dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art—including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 ’Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile 442, and AMX Javelin—are all here, on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of portraits and special gatefold presentations that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.

About the Author

David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street.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.comPhotographer 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 e
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Editorial Reviews

"Motorbooks will be releasing a compendium of classic car awesomeness in less than 10 days. The title? "The Art of the Muscle Car". And it's chocked-full of images and back stories galore on the best of what America has had to offer since the glory says of the muscle car's birth in the latter 1960s." - StangNet.com