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1.Introduction 2.1953-1963 (a background piece concerning what was going on in the world between 1953 and 1963 that affected cars built and the way people traveled) 3.1953-1963 - the cars (cars from the list (3.1), from Lancia Aurelia B20 GT to Ferrari 330 America) 4.1963-1973 (a similar background piece to (2.), detailing the following ten years) 5.1963-1973 - the cars (cars from the list (3.1), from Volvo 1800-series to Bitter CD) 6.1973 - The End Of An Era (a short piece on the fuel crisis of 1973-1976, and the seismic effects it had on the way cars were designed and appreciated)

About the Author

I have been a devoted fan of classic cars in general for as long as I can remember so it was inevitable that I would turn my enthusiasm and writing skills to a book of some kind. I have always been fascinated by the glamorous eras of the '50s, '60s and '70s, and coming from a politics/sociological background academically makes for a cultural, as much as a technical, study of the most alluring class of car from this time. I have raced in the BUKC (British Universities Karting Championship) and contribute to Classics Monthly Magazine.

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Cars For The Connoisseur, July 2007, UK magazine This book tells the story behind over fifty of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and Dawson, coming from a political/sociological background, provides a cultural study of what is inevitably a personal selection, illustrated by more than 140 evocative pictures. Australian Classic Car, March 2008 Australian magazine There aren't many US cars in this publication on GT cars from the fifties to the early seventies. However, would I have included the Buick Riviera? Maybe not, but I would have no trouble including the Oldsmobile Toronado and the Studebaker Avanti. Most inclusions come as no surprise such as the Alvis TD21, Fiat 2300S and all the Iso range. What I did find interesting was a statement that a GT car must have been created as a GT car and not a vehicle that is restyled into a coupe design. On that basis, they haven't included the BMW 2002, which is fair enough. But why include the Jaguar XK1 40/150? However there are lots of cars that we don't see many of, such as the Gordon-Keeble, Facel Vega, Gilburn and Bitter. On that basis I think the inclusion of the Marcos Mantis Gan best be described as interesting. In total there are 54 vehicles and derivatives included, and each receives between 2 and 4 pages of narrative and mostly color photos. I enjoyed going through the book and it has left me feeling as if I need something new in the garage. Perhaps a Jensen 541 or the Alvis would be nice? Cars For The Connoisseur, July 2007, UK magazineThis book tells the story behind over fifty of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and Dawson, coming from a political/sociological background, provides a cultural study of what is inevitably a personal selection, illustrated by more than 140 evocative pictures. totalkitcar.com, July 2007-Website ezine and quarterly magazine The author is a life-long classic car fan with a fascination for this period of motoring history, and within these 144-pages he delves in to the stories of the cars featured and also the men behind them and it makes for a fascinating read and a worthy addition to your collection. Australian Classic Car, March 2008Australian magazine There aren't many US cars in this publication on GT cars from the fifties to the early seventies. However, would I have included the Buick Riviera? Maybe not, but I would have no trouble including the Oldsmobile Toronado and the Studebaker Avanti. Most inclusions come as no surprise such as the Alvis TD21, Fiat 2300S and all the Iso range. What I did find interesting was a statement that a GT car must have been created as a GT car and not a vehicle that is restyled into a coupe design. On that basis, they haven't included the BMW 2002, which is fair enough. But why include the Jaguar XK1 40/150? However there are lots of cars that we don't see many of, such as the Gordon-Keeble, Facel Vega, Gilburn and Bitter. On that basis I think the inclusion of the Marcos Mantis Gan best be described as interesting. In total there are 54 vehicles and derivatives included, and each receives between 2 and 4 pages of narrative and mostly color photos. I enjoyed going through the book and it has left me feeling as if I need something new in the garage. Perhaps a Jensen 541 or the Alvis would be nice? Cars For The Connoisseur, July 2007, UK magazineThis book tells the story behind over fifty of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and Dawson, coming from a political/sociological background, provides a cultural study of what is inevitably a personal selection, illustrated by more than 140 evocative pictures. totalkitcar.com, July 2007-Website ezine and quarterly magazine The author is a life-long classic car fan with a fascination for this period of motoring history, and within these 144-pages he delves in to the stories of the cars featured and also the men behind them and it makes for a fascinating read and a worthy addition to your collection. Australian Classic Car, March 2008Australian magazine There aren't many US cars in this publication on GT cars from the fifties to the early seventies. However, would I have included the Buick Riviera? Maybe not, but I would have no trouble including the Oldsmobile Toronado and the Studebaker Avanti. Most inclusions come as no surprise such as the Alvis TD21, Fiat 2300S and all the Iso range. What I did find interesting was a statement that a GT car must have been created as a GT car and not a vehicle that is restyled into a coupe design. On that basis, they haven't included the BMW 2002, which is fair enough. But why include the Jaguar XK1 40/150? However there are lots of cars that we don't see many of, such as the Gordon-Keeble, Facel Vega, Gilburn and Bitter. On that basis I think the inclusion of the Marcos Mantis Gan best be described as interesting. In total there are 54 vehicles and derivatives included, and each receives between 2 and 4 pages of narrative and mostly color photos. I enjoyed going through the book and it has left me feeling as if I need something new in the garage. Perhaps a Jensen 541 or the Alvis would be nice? Australian Classic Car, March 2008Australian magazine There aren't many US cars in this publication on GT cars from the fifties to the early seventies. However, would I have included the Buick Riviera? Maybe not, but I would have no trouble including the Oldsmobile Toronado and the Studebaker Avanti. Most inclusions come as no surprise such as the Alvis TD21, Fiat 2300S and all the Iso range. What I did find interesting was a statement that a GT car must have been created as a GT car and not a vehicle that is restyled into a coupe design. On that basis, they haven't included the BMW 2002, which is fair enough. But why include the Jaguar XK1 40/150? However there are lots of cars that we don't see many of, such as the Gordon-Keeble, Facel Vega, Gilburn and Bitter. On that basis I think the inclusion of the Marcos Mantis Gan best be described as interesting. In total there are 54 vehicles and derivatives included, and each receives between 2 and 4 pages of narrative and mostly color photos. I enjoyed going through the book and it has left me feeling as if I need something new in the garage. Perhaps a Jensen 541 or the Alvis would be nice? Cars For The Connoisseur, July 2007, UK magazine This book tells the story behind over fifty of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and Dawson, coming from a political/sociological background, provides a cultural study of what is inevitably a personal selection, illustrated by more than 140 evocative pictures. Cars For The Connoisseur, July 2007, UK magazine This book tells the story behind over fifty of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and Dawson, coming from a political/sociological background, provides a cultural study of what is inevitably a personal selection, illustrated by more than 140 evocative pictures.

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