Now available in paperback, it is the only definitive history of muscle cars from the emergence of the V-8 engine, through baby boomers, to today's million-dollar collectibles. Unlike anything seen before, these were brutal, exciting machines, built for speed and power, and quickly became defined as vehicles for the rock-and-roll, sex-and-drugs generation. A chronicle of this period in history through it's signature automobiles, this brings to life the history of American Muscle Cars from Hot Rodding after WWII right up to the new breed of Muscle cars coming out of Detroit today. With David Newhart's exquisite photography and text that pulls no punches, this is the definitive resource and history for Muscle cars.
Randy Leffingwell, MBI's best-selling author, brings a unique perspective to the subject of muscle cars. In addition to his impeccable research skills, Leffingwell lived through the tumultuous classic muscle car era. Leffingwell is the author of such best-selling titles as "Porsche 911: Perfection by Design, Farmall: Eight Decades of Innovation, John Deere: A History of the Tractor, Corvette Fifty Years, "and "Mustang Forty Years." Darwin Holmstrom has written or co-written many books on motorcycling, including the best-selling "Billy Lane Chop Fiction: It's Not a Motorcycle, Baby, It's a Chopper" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles." This is his first opportunity to write about the transportation subject he first fell in love with: muscle cars. Darwin lives in Crystal, Minnesota. David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today, with an artistic eye that views life in accord with a muscle car's sinuous lines and exaggerated curves. He is the author of such best-selling books as "Pontiac Firebird Trans Am," and has provided photography for MBI's best-selling titles "Corvette Fifty Years, Mustang Forty Years, Mopar Muscle, " and "Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street." David lives in Pasadena, California.