In its updated second edition, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. The author covers the cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature.
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2018
Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Publication date: 13/06/2018
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 254mm X 178mm