Book ReviewCar Stories

Art of the Muscle Car

projects0373-small3This book just hit the shelves and if you don’t hurry it will be gone and unavailable for Christmas. This is another Motorbook coffee table book you must have if you have ever thought of owning a Muscle Car. It is a master piece of photography and turns are dreams into cars to lust over.

There is data provided on every car and some historical information but the photos are what will make you drop to your knees, face Detroit and say a prayer of thanks. This isn’t some goofy guys idea of some cool cars. The author David Newhardt is a car guy and a photographer in his own right. Peter Harholdt is also a major car guy and a guru in the photography world. To see the portable photo booth he used to shoot these cars is a true treat. If all of that isn’t enough the Forward is written by Brock Yates, Mr. Cannonball himself.

There are Three Parts to the book; The Innocent Years; The Excessive Years and The Declining Years. Within these three parts there are 47 Chapters, each one devoted to a different make and model of Muscle Car. Within each chapter are multiple photos of each car including an image of each car that covers two entire pages!

If you only purchase one book this year, make it this one!

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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