“A brisk spin down a Madison Avenue memory lane, automotive division.”
“... a curated look at over 400 images of vintage car porn.”
“Not just for petrol heads: this is also a fascinating social and design history – and the vintage illustrations of elegantly dressed ladies are a treat.”
20th Century Classic Cars. 100 Years of Automotive Ads
Wheels of History
From the Model T and DB5 to the VW Beetle and the HummerTime-travel through the Automobile Age with a collection that puts you in the driver’s seat. 20th Century Classic Cars offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade by decade, via 400-plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection.
Using imagery culled from a century of auto advertising, this book traces the evolution of the auto from horseless carriage to rocket on wheels—and beyond. With an introduction and chapter text by New York Times automotive writer Phil Patton, as well as an illustrated timeline, this volume highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, historical events, and influence of popular culture on car design.