9780760339848

Roadside Relics America's Abandoned Automobiles

  • ISBN 13:

    9780760339848

  • ISBN 10:

    0760339848

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/06/2010
  • Publisher: Motorbooks

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Summary

Abandoned junk to some, the rusty old steel shells of vehicles are treasures to others, holding memories of a bygone era, or the promise of a pristinely restored, radically customized automobile. Automotive photographer Will Shiers has captured these dreams on film for over ten years, and this volume collects his images between two covers for the first time. Here are the beautiful husks Shiers has found in the United States fields and barns, shops, and salvage yards across States. Divided into five categoriesGeneral Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Independents, and Special Vehiclesthese wrecks and relics from 1910 to the 1970s come equipped with all the relevant information: history, model, location. And because few salvage yards today keep anything older than a 1980 vintage, many of these cars have been lost to the metal crusher. The most comprehensive and beautifully photographed collection of abandoned cars ever published, this volume preserves for all time the exquisite skeletons of American automotive might.

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