The original American Car Spotter's Guide 1940-1965 was the first book to pictorially portray virtually all of the regular production models of U.S. automobiles built between the years 1940 and 1965. This is an all-new revised edition, greatly enlarged (almost 3,000 illustrations) and detailed, and loaded with hundreds of original car pictures not included before.
The years covered here were generally prosperous ones in America. It was a period when gasoline was sixteen to twenty-nine cents a gallón, and when it seemed nearly everyone owned or wanted to own a car. This book illustrates all those machines that had such a strong influence on the Ameri¬can way of life.
We see here a quarter of a century's worth of automotive development. Shown are models of the minicars, on up to Continentals, El Dorados and Imperials. From the 'low-priced three' to the classics of tomorrow; and ev-erything in between. Included are more than a dozen makes that are no longer in production today, like De Soto,- Frazer, Hudson and Packard.
The author of the American Car Spotter's Cuides and American Truck Spotter's Guide 1920-1970, Tad Burness, has several other automotive books to his credit, as well as magazine árdeles and the internationally syndicated 'Auto Album' newspaper series.
His interests include numerous subjeets of' twentieth-century Americana, for which he continually clips and files ads, articles, pictures, etc. for future reference in books or articles. How did Tad become interested in cars? "I liked them even as a small child," he admits, "and when I was in the fifth grade the local library (Oakland, California) loaned out pictures of oíd cars pasted on manila sheets. Also, it was fun to draw the oíd cars for sale locally." Indeed, herein lies a bit of nostalgia for practically everyone, regardless of age.