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American Cars

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ISBN-13: 978-0517447673
ISBN-10: 0517447673
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (July 4, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517447673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517447673
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,008,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an important book. Before the death of William Harrah and before the Holiday Inn corporation which purchased the entire Harrah organization, hotels and all, in all it bottom line wisdom closed the facility, there was in Sparks, Nevada, next to Reno a singularly unique automobile collection. It was called the Harrah's Auto Museum, a collection that "car guys and gals" could visit, a collection that included hundreds of rare and not-so-rare American cars, virtually one of every car manufactured in American during the dawn of the automobile. The original Harrah's Auto Museum also included arguably THE best auto restoration facility in the country. In my opinion, the collection should have become a national monument, rather than each car sold to the highest bidder at auction and then resold at great profit at the various annual celebrity car auctions. The collection represented a critical and significant chapter of American history - each time I visited the facility, every car that I photographed for the book, put me personally in touch with American heritage and the important role the car has played - still plays - in the evolution of our land. Each time I open the book again I am reminded of what Bill Harrah had created for himself and for the American people, and how the people and the government turned their backs on his magnificent achievement. We have all been made less for the loss.
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This is a superb large format ciffee table book detailing the American cars that were part of the original Harrah Collection and tells the story of their purchase, restoration and display. Love the book
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THIS IS REALLY A GREAT BOOK FOR ALL OLD CAR NUTTS.
I ORDERED THIS FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT AND HAD TO RETURN IT
AS THEY ALREADY HAD THIS BOOK. iF YOU LOVE OLD CARS YOU WILL
LOVE THIS BOOK.
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