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GM"s Motorama

The Glamorous Show Cars of a Cultural Phenomenon

by David Temple

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Motorbooks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transport: General Interest,
  • General Motors Corporation,
  • Automotive - History,
  • Transportation,
  • Automotive,
  • United States,
  • Experimental automobiles,
  • History,
  • Advertising & Promotion,
  • Transportation / Automotive / Domestic / History,
  • Exhibitions,
  • Motorama (New York, etc.)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsChuck Jordan (Foreword), Dennis Adler (Editor), David E. Davis (Introduction)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8011808M
    ISBN 100760328269
    ISBN 109780760328262

    Get this from a library! GM's Motorama: the glamorous show cars of a cultural phenomenon. [David W Temple; Dennis Adler] -- The story of the eight GM Motoramas staged between and , featuring the cars introduced at these extravaganzas including the Corvette prototype. In the postwar exuberance of America. Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Origins of the Dream Car and the GM Motorama 10 The Beginning 12 Harley J. Earl: Styling Engineer and Master Showman 13 The Modern Concept Car is Ratings: 3.

    For all the auto enthusiasts this is a great book about GM's legendary concept cars. As any auto buff knows GM has made some great cars like the chevy corvette, GM firebird, Buick Wildcat, Le Sabre, Cadillac cyclone and more. This is a nice high quality hard cover book with tons of pics and illustrations showing the history of these great cars/5(13). SA Designs: SADCT - Motorama Gms Legendary Show Con - In Stock, Best Price, Ships same business day or next business day if ordered over the weekend or holiday.

    REAL HARDCOVER BOOK over pages all about the GM Motorama shows & cars. 37th Ave S Seattle, WA Rating: % positive.   This book would grace the coffee-table in any of today's uber-chic downtown lofts." Car Collector," March "GM's Motorama" is the best book I have seen on the history of GM's dream cars and the evolution of their concept.


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GM"s Motorama by David Temple Download PDF EPUB FB2

After having an opportunity to review David Temple’s book, “Motorama: GM’s Legendary Show & Concept Cars (Cartech), I realized how much there was yet to learn about the fantastic GM Motoramas and the dream cars/concept cars that made the shows so spectacular.

The technical organization of this book, the amazing abundance of photos that /5(49). This book would grace the coffee-table in any of today’s uber-chic downtown lofts.” Car Collector, March “GM’s Motorama is the best book I have seen GMs Motorama book the history of GM’s dream cars and the evolution of their concept.

This handsomely designed 10x10 inch book is lavishly illustrated with many never before seen photos, and so well /5(21).

"There are many new and previously unpublished photos to consider, setting this in-depth coverage apart from any other." Midwest Book Review - James A.

Cox "From soup to nuts, everything is covered: how cars were marketed, GM becoming a style leader, the origin and logistics (and ultimate demise) of the Motoramas, the –56 cars in detail, /59 cars in passing, and lastly a look at Brand: CarTech, Incorporated.

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And the book segues into the latest concept cars and prototypes, from the Cadillac Sixteen right up to the ATS. Motorama: GM's Legendary Show and Concept Cars follows a period when the American automobile towered with pride and being seen in a General Motors vehicle was the height of cool.

The automaker used the extravagant show to feed the : CarTech Books. This book would grace the coffee-table in any of today's uber-chic downtown lofts." Car Collector," March "GM's Motorama" is the best book I have seen on the history of GM's dream cars and the evolution of their concept.

In an age of unbridled American enthusiasm and towering industrial might, the GM Motorama was a dazzling and elegant show that was unlike any automotive event before it or since. General Motors staged extravagant and elaborate Motorama shows that rivaled some fashion shows.

It showcased some of the most revolutionary and innovative prototype and dream cars ever built/5(13). Because television was in its infancy, GM's President Alfred Sloan believed that the Motorama was the most effective way to market GM products and design prowess. Legendary stylist Harley Earl led a talented group of designers and engineers to dream up, style, and develop some of the most remarkable prototype cars of all time.

The General Motors Motorama was an auto show staged by GM from to These automobile extravaganzas were designed to whet public appetite and boost automobile sales with displays of fancy prototypes, concept vehicles and other special or halo ma grew out of Alfred P.

Sloan's yearly industrial luncheons at New York City's Waldorf Astoria, beginning in Features GM Motorama dream cars and production cars.

All General Motors divisions are given equal time: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile & Pontiac. Damon Enterprises. Personally I like the futuristic designs of the late 60s and early 70s best but his book is an absolutely outstanding, top quality example of automotive publishing.

Everything you could want to know about GM's Motorama cars and the show itself is in here along with. GM's Motorama. 26 likes. The Glamorous Show Cars of a Cultural Phenomenon. General Motors staged extravagant and elaborate Motorama shows that rivaled some fashion shows.

It showcased some of the most revolutionary and innovative prototype and dream cars ever built. And In an age of unbridled American enthusiasm and towering industrial might, the GM Motorama was a dazzling and elegant show that was unlike any /5.

In an age of unbridled American enthusiasm and towering industrial might, the GM Motorama was a dazzling and elegant show that was unlike any automotive event before it or since.

General Motors staged extravagant and elaborate Motorama shows that rivaled some fashion shows. It showcased some of the most revolutionary and innovative prototype and dream cars ever built. And it captured the Price: $ By David Temple Motorama: GM's Legendary Show & Concept Cars (Cartech) [Hardcover] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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The book, incidentally, is the offshoot of a series of three articles (“Fate Unknown”) about the missing GM Motorama cars that ran in the now defunct Car Collector magazine. Temple has been writing for that and other magazines as a freelance automotive photojournalist for over 20 years and is involved in a multitude of ways in the.

In the postwar exuberance of America, General Motors launched their Motorama, an all-out extravaganza that turned the marketing of new cars and designs into a cultural event of national proportions.

GM's Motorama brings this short-lived but unforgettable tradition back to life with words and period photographs that revisit the posh venues, such as the Waldorf Astoria inwhere.

Their Ghosts Still Haunt The Place: How Four GM Motorama Show Cars Were Saved from the Scrap Heap Twenty-five years ago, these gems were disinterred from Warhoops auto salvage yard. KEVIN A. WILSON.GM's Motorama: The Glamorous Auto Show of a Car-Crazy Culture: Temple, DAvid W, Temple, David W: Books - Looking for books by David Temple?

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