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Darwin Holmstrom has written, co-written, or contributed to over 30 books on subjects ranging from Gibson Les Paul guitars and extraordinary goats in mythology to motorcycles and muscle cars, including the best-selling Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling;Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade; Camaro: Five Generations of Performance; BMW Motorcycles; The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection; GTO: Pontiac's Great One; Hemi Muscle Cars; Camaro Forty Years; Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles; and many others. He is the senior editor for Motorbooks, where he has worked for the past fourteen years.David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: Americas Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street. He lives in Walworth, Wisconsin.Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as a daily newspaper sports editor to become motorsports editor at AutoWeek magazine. Before long, he was automotive industry news and motorsports editor, and for most of his 12 years served as the magazine's managing editor. While at AutoWeek, he drove nearly half a million miles evaluating vehicles on four continents. He left Detroit for Phoenix late in 1999 to help modernize one automotive website, then launched another, iZoom.com. He also writes as a freelance contributor to several automotive and lifestyle publications.

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Car Collector Magazine," December 2007
"Of all the Camaro books written, and there are many, this one stands out as an insightful, well written history framed by some of the finest photographs ever taken of Camaros. When you combine the literary talents of a seasoned author like Darwin with the eye of one of America's top automotive photographers, David Newhardt (and an author of note in his own right), you have the recipe for something exceptional. The reaction by GM to the Mustang plays out so well in this book, that even if you know the story by rote, you will enjoy reading it again as well as revel in Newhardt's sumptuous imagery - large color spreads, detailed close-ups, and driving shots that'll make you long for the open road. That's what a good book can do. Buy this one for the photography, keep it for the story."

Izoom.com, Oct. 26, 2007
"Since reading Holmstrom's book I've read three other Camaro histories, none of which is as well done as this new book ... Holmstrom tells the details of the car's history in a series of nicely written and sub-headed, vignette-style sections within each chapter, and his words are enhanced by David Newhardt's lush and detailed photographs."
Virginian Pilot," Dec. 14, 2007
"This 'official' history comes at an odd time in Chevrolet Camaro history. Born as a wanna-be Ford Mustang, the Camaro eventually found its own identity, only to be killed by bean counters in 2002. But the success of the 2005 Mustang gave GM second thoughts, and a new Camaro is a year away from hitting showrooms. This is very much 'the official anniversary book' ... for the Camaro fan, it will be hard to resist."
Closefinishes.com, Oct. 10, 2007
"This exquisitely crafted volume is an engaging read and a visual treat for anyone interested in the history of the Camaro."

It is a combination coffee table book with wonderful David Newhardt photos with great historical info on the Camaro. Although most of us will want to focus on the early 1967-1969 years of the Camaro the book does a thorough review of all years of Camaro including the smog sleds and the new Camaro that hasn t even been sold yet. I usually spend most of my time with such books looking at the photos and reading the captions. This was still a highlight of this book for me but the text has a way of sucking you in. I thought I knew a lot about these cars until I read this book. It is both entertaining and informative. Holmstrom even gets into the rare cars and engines often overlooked in such books. - legendarycollectorcars.com"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) & Website, Sept. 27, 2007 "Lavish ... Countless close-ups of emblems, wheels, engine detail and other items make this book invaluable for the person who is restoring a Camaro. The artwork in 'Camaro' is stunning. Huge, glorious two-page color photos abound, and you're sure to see every conceivable angle of your favorite Camaro covered ... A terrific investment for the Camaro aficionado."
Izoom.com, Oct. 26, 2007 "Since reading Holmstrom's book I've read three other Camaro histories, none of which is as well done as this new book ... Holmstrom tells the details of the car's history in a series of nicely written and sub-headed, vignette-style sections within each chapter, and his words are enhanced by David Newhardt's lush and detailed photographs." Virginian Pilot, Dec. 14, 2007 "This 'official' history comes at an odd time in Chevrolet Camaro history. Born as a wanna-be Ford Mustang, the Camaro eventually found its own identity, only to be killed by bean counters in 2002. But the success of the 2005 Mustang gave GM second thoughts, and a new Camaro is a year away from hitting showrooms. This is very much 'the official anniversary book' ... for the Camaro fan, it will be hard to resist." Closefinishes.com, Oct. 10, 2007 "This exquisitely crafted volume is an engaging read and a visual treat for anyone interested in the history of the Camaro."
Car Collector Magazine, December 2007 "Of all the Camaro books written, and there are many, this one stands out as an insightful, well written history framed by some of the finest photographs ever taken of Camaros. When you combine the literary talents of a seasoned author like Darwin with the eye of one of America's top automotive photographers, David Newhardt (and an author of note in his own right), you have the recipe for something exceptional. The reaction by GM to the Mustang plays out so well in this book, that even if you know the story by rote, you will enjoy reading it again as well as revel in Newhardt's sumptuous imagery - large color spreads, detailed close-ups, and driving shots that'll make you long for the open road. That's what a good book can do. Buy this one for the photography, keep it for the story."

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