Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Book Review: "Cars of the 60's"

"Cars of the 60's" by the guys over at Consumer Guide is one big book, lets just start there. The puffy, embossed cover really adds some style to the book and quite honestly makes it a bit easier to hold. At 416 pages this book really has some content, including a year by year, manufacturer by manufacturer breakdown of each years releases. Keep in mind though, the cars covered in the book are US only.

The book does a great job of keeping the reader entertained. From the various photos included in the book that include factory shots, advertisements, promo illustrations and more to the interesting little facts and info on each car you will not find yourself bored. Each car is given a relative equal amount of space, which I find very appealing. In many similar books you find the author(s) will give ample space to their favorite while nearly ignoring others, the equal coverage is refreshing.

In the photo above you can see the 63' Rambler in all its glory. The various photo depictions and facts add some real appeal to the pages. You can even see some newspaper clippings and pages from the owners manual on the left page. This kind of in depth research to each car is what makes this a stand out book for any car fan, casual or hardcore. And hey, who knew you could stick a tent atop a Rambler (bottom left of left page)?

So on a scale of 1 to 5 Rambler logos I would give this book a 5. Through its various photos and images used throughout to the interesting summaries given for each car I find this book to be in a word, a keeper.

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