Author(s): Matt Delorenzo
This volume is a fabulous photographic catalogue of a range of important and influential models over a century of automobile history. The vehicles presented in these pages are unrivalled design objects even today. Detailed studio images taken by one of the world's most famous automobile photographers dramatically present the exceptional characteristics that make each car a work of art, while the brief yet incisive commentary narrates the background and the anecdotes associated with each model. The volume is divided into five chapters, each one dedicated to a specific quality that determines a model's success: the fun factor, prestige, speed, power, and beauty. The volume's concluding section presents a portfolio of technical sheets for each model in the book; they are classified according to the five main themes.
RON KIMBALL is an internationally acclaimed photographer who specializes in automotive images. Whether he's shooting the latest concept car or a classic from the 1950s, he brings great flair to capturing the dynamic lines of exquisite automobiles. Using his signature look, Ron Kimball's automotive photography transforms still images into performance art. MATT DELORENZO, was executive editor of Automotive Fleet Magazine from 1977 to 1981, international editor of Automotive News in Detroit, editor of AutoWeek, and briefly edited the J.D. Power & Associates newsletter. He was named deputy editor of Road & Track Magazine in January 2007 after a nine-year stint as R&T's Detroit editor.