50 Years With Car And Driver
by Padgett Martin (9781933231006)

50 Years With Car And Driver
 

Padgett Martin


Release Date: 25 Aug 2007
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Tower Books
ISBN: 9781933231006
ISBN-10: 1933231009



Car and Driver: Fifty Years at Top Speed commemorates the golden anniversary of the most popular car magazine on the planet. But more than that, Fifty Years at Top Speed tells the story of the American automobile and how the editors of the magazine witnessed that history and reported on it, firsthand. A look at how Car and Driver evolved from its beginnings as Sports Car illustrated, in the able hands of great automotive journalists such as Ken Purdy and John Christy, and then came into its own as the musclecar era of the '60s dawned. Writers such as David E. Davis, Jr., Brock Yates and Patrick Bedard helped to craft a literary car magazine that drew as much inspiration from Tom Wolfe's writing as it did from the great cars of the day. Through the '70s the magazine's reputation solidified as the technical authority on new cars, and the literary tradition continued with such writers as Don Sherman and author P.J. O'Rourke. By the end of the '80s, the magazine wasn't only the most respected car journal--it was the best-selling one, too. Fifty Years at Top Speed combines classic stories from the magazine, commentary by former staffers including the author, vintage and modern photos of the hottest and most important cars reviewed by the magazine, as well as stories from behind the scenes--with all the attitude, expertise and visual excitement readers have come to expect from the magazine itself.

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