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This is the book I’ve been waiting for. For an automotive enthusiast early to the classic car hobby, but late to the motorsport scene, Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling answers the easy questions I should have learned a long time ago.
This week, in 1933, R. Buckminster Fuller, made a name for himself in the automotive world when he applied for a patent for his Dymaxion car.
To call the Dymaxion a car would be generous.
Though the automotive industry was still in its youth, the Dymaxion was a vehicle unlike anything even the most imaginative automotive minds had ever seen, and though it would see little commercial or critical success, the Dymaxion Car is undoubtedly a symbol that genius and madness both required a boundless imagination.
Mr. Cotter, author of well over a dozen books on the classic car hobby, most recently Motor City Barn Finds, has more than done his time on the road, exploring big cities and small towns on his search for the next great barn find and car enthusiast story to tell.
“The moral is clear,” Lewin writes. “Creativity is the lifeblood of the car business, but innovation must be carefully prepared to have a chance of success.”
Your first instinct, when you open The Art of Mopar, by Tom Glatch, is to dive into the deep end of Tom Loeser’s incredible light-painting photography. It is a good instinct, but if you limit yourself to window shopping the bright expanses of American flank and muscle, you are missing out on something truly spectacular.
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