American Muscle Supercars — Shelby, Baldwin-Motion, Mr. Norm and Other Legendary Tuners

American Muscle Supercars — Shelby, Baldwin-Motion, Mr. Norm and Other Legendary Tuners
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  • 0760332940
  • 9780760332948
by David Newhardt The American muscle car began, not in the factories of the Big Three... mehr
American Muscle Supercars — Shelby, Baldwin-Motion, Mr. Norm and Other Legendary Tuners

by David Newhardt

The American muscle car began, not in the factories of the Big Three automakers, but in the garages and dealerships of a Detroit subculture bent on making the hottest, highest-performance cars on the street.

American Muscle Supercars tells the story of these tuners/builders and the supercars they unleashed on the American scene. It all begins with Michigans Royal Pontiac dealership, and the souped-up Royal Pontiac Bobcats they built and sold to drag racers, starting a thrill thats never faded. From those Royal Pontiac tuner cars to the new Boss 302 Mustang built by Steve Saleen, this gorgeously illustrated book chronicles the outsize contribution of the tuner/builder to American automotive history.

David Newhardt profiles the tuners/builders who have dominated American performance-names like Mr. Norms Grand Spaulding Dodge, Nickey Chevrolet, Don Yenko, Carroll Shelby, George Hurst, and Baldwin-Motion. And he focuses on the tuners who continue to lead the way, builders such as Steve Saleen, Calloway, and SLP, whose vehicles are the fastest ever built. From the oldest of these muscle tuners, commanding top dollar at todays classic-car auctions, to the latest attempts by Ford and Chrysler to get into the game with their SVT and SRT divisions, this book gives readers a full and fascinating look at American high-performance in its purest form.

Contents:

  • Royal Pontiac
    It Started as an experiment
  • Nickey Chevrolet
    Windy City Performance
  • Dana Chevrolet
    Eighteen Months of Fun
  • Tasca Ford
    Selling by the Car Length
  • Baldwin-Motion Chevrolet
    Hell on Wheels
  • Grand Spaulding Dodge
    We Can Build It for You!
  • Fred Gibb Chevrolet
    Small Town, Big Car
  • Berger Chevrolet
    Multigenerational Performance
  • Yenko Chevrolet
    Welcome to Canonsburg, Home of Perry Como and Don Yenko
  • Hurst
    Shifters, Girls and Marketing­
  • Shelby American
    American Muscle, via England
  • Epilogue
    Today's Performance

Buch, Hardcover, 24 x 28 cm, 192 Seiten, ca. 300 farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text
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