American Station Wagons: The Golden Era 1950-1975

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Dec 15, 2010 - Transportation - 96 pages
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American Station Wagons The Golden Era 1950-1975 examines the important quarter century period when the American station wagon was a family standard and status symbol of a successful suburban lifestyle. With 100 images backed by detailed captions and supportive text, this book describes the multitude of makes and models, as well as recounting the essential role of the classic American station wagon in North American society in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos and over fifty new, unpublished color photos of restored examples help convey the importance of these historic vehicles. Also featured are images of rarer Canadian versions from American manufacturers.
 

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Contents

Preface
4
The Station Wagon today
78

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About the author (2010)

Norm Mort was raised in Toronto where vehicles from every corner of the world were sold. He began taking pictures of old cars and trucks parked at the side of the road before he was ten. At 12 years of age, Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began accumulating photos and information on motoring. Over the years his personal vehicle collection has included everything from a 1935 Morgan Trike to a 1966 Bianchina van. A writer for magazines and newspapers in the field of transport for nearly 25 years and a member of the Canadian Society of Automotive Historians, this is his seventh historic vehicles book.

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