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Custom Cars of the 1950s Paperback – October, 1993

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks Intl (October 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879387726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879387723
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,270,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By djduplechain@hotmail.com on April 1, 1999
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This is a great book that really captures the custom car scene of The Fifties. Andy was there and knew all these people and even worked on many of these cars. He was once an editor of Rod and Custom Magazine and a long time contributor the the rod mags of the period. If you read these magazines during this time, you will recognize many of these cars. The photography is great with clear crisp pictures that are well chosen to show how it was back then when a guy built a car and drove it, although there are photos of some of the early shows and the great show cars of the time. These are not your usual studio photographs, but actual pictures taken at the time these cars were on the street. The cars are shown in the body shop, on the street, at the service station etc. The captions are detailed and tell about not only the cars, but the owners, the builders and Andy's memory of each car. This book really brought me back to a time I thought I would never see again. Check out all his books, he has done this right.
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By Vintage racer on March 26, 2013
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Excellent photo archive of the custom car scene in southern California in the fifties. Most of these cars are long gone but at least the photos and their stories were preserved through the photographers.
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The first installment in Southard's line of books which tackle the 60's and the 70's as well. Excellent pictures and great captions make this one of the best buys for any car nut!
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