Amcar (Innbundet)

A story of style, embellishment and burnt rubber


Stéphanie Dumont og Karl Eirik Haug

Norwegian title: AMCAR
Norwegian subtitle: En fortelling om stil, stuk og skamsvidd gummi
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Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2015
Pages: 224
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202459581
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview AMCAR

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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Author Stéphanie Dumont

In 2001, Karl Eirik Haug founded the magazine Carl's Cars, which won the accolade of Magazine of the Year in the USA. Since 2006 he has written about cars in the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv ('Business Today'), and his comments on cars regularly feature in other media.

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