Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Product News: Books -

It might be hard to be­lieve, but the era of mus­cle cars is now as far back in the past as the glory days of vintage lux­ury when the clas­sic car boom of the 1980s oc­curred, and like the Cords, Cadil­lacs and Bu­gat­tis of the 1920s and ‘30s, the glam­our and nos­tal­gia for Ca­maro, GTO, SS and op­tion-packed brutes of the 1960s is push­ing prices and pro­file sky­wards.

Dar­win Holm­strom’s light ap­proach de­liv­ers facts and his­tory in a highly ac­ces­si­ble form along­side stun­ning li­brary and orig­i­nal pho­tog­ra­phy by Tom Glatch. The rise and fall of the Amer­i­can per­for­mance le­gends is tracked fondly, with a tan­gi­ble sense of re­gret as leg­is­la­tion neutered the power and the styling of the cars through the 1970s.

Fin­ish­ing with an ac­count of the lat­est mod­els to re­cap­ture those glory days, the Chal­lenger, Ca­maro and Mus­tangs of 2016, this is a com­pre­hen­sive but not heavy­weight ad­di­tion to the Amer­i­can per­for­mance li­brary. RKP ISBN 978-0-7603-5013-3 Hard­back, 348 x 305mm, 224 pages www.mo­tor­books.co.uk

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