The Chevelle had such a high survival rate that today it is one of the most common cars seen at car shows across the country--and one of the most beloved. This book celebrates America's half-century love affair with this iconic muscle car thanks to many never-before-seen archival Chevelle photographic apparatus.
Get an introduction and historical overview of the design and concepts, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the Barracuda is on the market today.
With stunning photography from author Mike Mueller and never-before-seen archival photography from partner General Motors, this book chronicles the Camaro's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle-car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, the sad decline of the 1990s, and the triumphant rebirth of the new car in this new millennium.
Mustangs are some of the most popular and affordable performance cars available. With a huge aftermarket supplying everything from body panels to crate engines to suspension and handling mods, a motivated enthusiast can easily create the street machine of their dreams. The book will help you sort out the myriad diffenences over the past 25 years and ensure you buy the best car possible.
The original muscle-car era ended in the early 1970s when ecological concerns and a fuel crunch conspired to prompt tougher federal mandates. This new all-color book examines a number of these modern muscle cars, including the Ford Mustang, Corvette C5, Camaro SS, Plymouth Prowler and Dodge Viper, to name a few. Each chapter is illustrated with all-new color photography accompanied by design and production histories, Patrick Paternie’s driving impressions and performance specifications.
When writer Brock Yates rediscovered the legendary Eliminator hot rod, that had challenged the European sports cars on road courses, he didn`t realise that its restoration would bring him face to face with its creator, Frank "Duffy" Livingstone. It is a story of resourcefulness, courage and triumph, told in Yates` inimitable style. A good read for any petrolhead.
In the last decade, lowriders have roared out of the West Coast and Southwest, popping up on commercials, movies, music videos and hobby store shelves in the form of model kits. Long associated with Hispanic culture, these amazing customs are quickly gaining acceptance among car enthusiasts and the general public. Divided into chapters examining the major types of lowriders-traditional, bombs, trucks, Euros and new age-this all-color, bilingual title features stunning examples of each, emphasizing the painstaking artistic and mechanical ingenuity that goes into the cars. In addition, there’s a chapter discussing lowriders overseas, and sidebars examining the phenomenon of lowrider bicycles and the mechanics of hydraulic suspensions.