The Art of the Sports Car: The Greatest Designs of the 20th Century

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There are great cars, and then there are sports cars, those that have not only withstood the test of time but steadfastly defied it -- cars that have remained desirable and valuable for more than 50 years, to become the most treasured automotive artifacts of our time. Many of the automobiles pictured in this book are stunning examples of the motorcar and require no further credentials. Others have been selected because they were benchmarks in the history of the sports car in this century. Illustrated throughout, with more than three hundred color photos, this gorgeous profile of the most highly coveted cars on earth is sure to evoke the dream of all car enthusiasts: speed and adventure.

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Dennis Adler, photojournalist and car nut, captures the beauty and power of the sports car in this tribute to America's dream machine. There are great cars and then there are sports cars, those that have withstood the test of time and have remained desirable and valuable for over 50 years. This profile features many examples of the motor car, several of which are benchmarks in the history of the sports car in the 20th century.

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Author and photographer Dennis Adler is recognized as one of the leading automotive photojournalists in the world, with more than 5,000 articles and photographs published. The Art of the AutomobileMotor Trend, Road & Track,and Autoweek,to Forbes,the Robb Report, Popular Mechanics, and the Dupont Registry. His photographs have graced the covers of hundreds of magazines, and during the late 1980's and early 1990's, he did much of the new product photography for the Chevrolet Motor Car Division of General Motors. He is also a noted portraitist of automotive collectors and their collections.

Adler is a member if the prestigious Meguiar's committee, which annually selects and pays tribute to those individuals who have excelled in the automotive hobby; he serves on the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance Selection Committee, and was a founding member of the American Automotive Heritage Foundation. He is presently senior editor of European Car, and for the past fifteen years has been the senior contributing editor of The Star--the official publication of the Mercedes-Benz club of America. A native Californian, he now lives in central Pennsylvania.

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