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50 Years with Car and Driver [Hardcover]

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Packed with striking photographs, this impressive retrospective provides all the details car aficionados want and expect from Car and Driver, and continues the magazine's tradition of putting the reader in the driver's seat. From its beginnings as Sports Car Illustrated, to its evolution in the muscle car era of the '60s, to its emergence as the technical authority on new vehicles, Car and Driver has featured great automotive journalists, including Brock Yates, Don Sherman, and author P.J. O'Rourke. More than a compilation of past articles and photographs, Fifty Years with Car and Driver tells the story of the American automobile, spotlighting people who helped shape some of the world's hottest cars. Appealing to not just to the magazine's fans but also to anyone interested in the history of American cars, this look back combines classic articles, commentary by former staffers, vintage and modern photos of the hottest and most important cars reviewed, as well as stories from behind the scenes#151;with all the attitude, expertise, and visual excitement fans have come to count on.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.2" Width: 9.4" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   3.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   Filipacchi
ISBN  1933231009  
ISBN13  9781933231006  

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More About Marty Padgett

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marty Padgett has been an automotive journalist since the 1990s. He is currently editor of "the Web's automotive authority," ( In addition, Padgett contributes regularly to Stuff magazine as their resident "road warrior." He also writes car news and columns for Import Tuner, and other publications. Over the years, his articles have appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Car and Driver, Outside, AutoWeek, Men's Health, and Details.

Marty Padgett currently resides in the state of Georgia. Marty Padgett was born in 1969.

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1Books > Bargain Books > Nonfiction > Automotive
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > General
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > History
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Industry
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Pictorial
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Car and Driver Book  Feb 26, 2006
Needs more pictures because of the subject material, i.e., automobiles.
Paper quality is not good
Major dissapointment for this automotive jouralism fan...  Dec 22, 2005
I'm 39 years old, and have been an avid reader of all Car & Driver since I was 12 years old. I really looking forward to this book, and ended up being incredibly dissapointed. Instead of seeing a lot of reprints of interesting articles and road tests, the book is filled with editorial columns from the 'archives', and 'novelty' articles: How many times do readers have to see the old "Baja Barnstorm Roadtrip"? I also didn't want to read (nor do I care) about who was executive editor from 196X-197X...I wanted to see old road tests, vehicle comparisons...and even more of the period (old) car advertisements.
The perfect Christmas gift   Dec 6, 2005
My husband has been subscribing to Car and Driver for many years now. He is a car "freak" and loves anything related to cars and his favorite magazine. This book is a compendium of the best articles published by Car and Driver in the past fifty years. It also reproduces photos and illustrations of the 50s and 60s that look refreshingly modern. This is the perfect present for any car lover.

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