Norway's best motoring journalist gives himself a much freer rein in this book than in his previous publication, Norske bilfavoritter (Norway's favourite cars) which ran to four editions.
In this book Karl Eirik Haug is more thorough, more personal and less regulated by thematic chronology. Here we experience a riotous feast of American maximalism as we savour insights into the sound of a V8 engine and plunge deeply into rich visions of iconic models, including paint, fabric and leather catalogues.
Karl Eirik Haug's prose is always based on wide knowledge and high literary standards. The needle on the rev-counter hits red right from the first page. The book gives a full-size view of the technical, aesthetic and sociological markers of Scandinavian's interest in American cars and a comprehensive insight into the golden age of American car production, 1950-1970.
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