American Muscle

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, Feb 1, 2001 - Transportation - 191 pages
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In the beginning, it was marketing genius: take a base-model car, drop in the largest engine possible and sell it to the burgeoning youth market. This paperback edition of the Motorbooks International classic (0-87938-465-4) takes a rare look at the cars of Otis Chandler, one of the most extensive collections of muscle cars ever assembled. Nearly 200 color photographs reveal the brawny beauty and monstrous engines, as well as the interiors and details, of the greatest cars to ever cruise Main Street, USA and tear up quarter-mile dragstrips. Extensive histories and specification charts explore the evolution of muscle cars from the early 1960s to the downfall brought by federal safety and emmissions standards.

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Randy Leffingwell creates pictorial books on automobiles, motorcycles, and farm vehicles. Titles include Porsche Legends, Mustang, Caterpillar, American Farm Tractor, and Harley-Davidson: Myth and Mystique. Before devoting his work time to creating illustrated books on vehicles, Leffingwell was an associate editor with AutoWeek Magazine and a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. In creating his pictorial books, Leffingwell travels nationwide, researching and photographing intriguing road and farm vehicles. He has interviewed many vehicle designers, spoken with museum specialists, and visited many factories, in his efforts to create detailed books. For example, he searched through hundreds of old Henry Ford Museum boxes and hired researchers in order to obtain facts on Ford tractors. Randy Leffingwell's photograph composition background and historical research have contributed to literature on the history of American transportation.

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