René Staud is one of the best automotive photographers in the industry, highly sought-after and extremely innovative. He has already published five successful automotive photo books, the most recent of which is Mercedes-Benz-The Grand Cabrios & Coupés. And now René Staud is "back in black." Like the opening riff of the famous AC/DC song, Black Beauties is predestined to delight little boys and big boys alike. In his consistently compelling images, Staud shows us a series of historic cars painted in the color of classical elegance and sporty power: the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest open-topped production car ever made, and even the "Goddess" Citroën DS. In addition to the gorgeous photos, there are essays by renowned authors about the significance and effect of the color black on automotive design. A wonderful photo volume that is anything but colorless!
Each 96 page, HB book in the series is 10 1/2" x 7 5/8" and contains color and black and white photos, drawings, charts, and catalog facsimiles. Each classic model is presented in its historic and developmental aspects. AUTHOR:
Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) and Turner Publishing Company are pleased to announce a new and unique book highlighting the MBCA as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. This commemorative book will feature a large collection of never before published photographs and memorabilia and will highlight the first 50 years of the MBCA. This book is licensed and approved by the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. MBCA Editor, Bruce Adams, will author this quality-crafted book. This book will be a 9 x 12 -inch, hardbound coffee-table volume, with hundreds of pages of photographs and memories.
Designed by Mercedes's head of design Bruno Sacco, the W124 range immediately became the benchmark by which medium-sized car models were judged in the late 1980s due to its engineering excellence and high build quality. There was a model to suit every would-be-buyer, from the taxi driver through the family motorist and on to those who were willing and able to pay for luxury and performance. This book covers: design, development and manufacture of all models of W124 including estates, cabriolets and the stylish coupe range; engines and performance; special editions and AMG models and, finally, buying and owning a W124 today. Superbly illustrated with 264 colour photographs.
Tony Willard has been--amongst many other things in motor publishing motoring correspondent of the Birmingham Evening Mail and Editor of Automotive Management (now called AM)--the best read trade paper for the motor retail trade. There are now stacks of ways to buy cars in the UK. So many that it is really hard for consumers to know where to get best choice, best value, best service, best after-care, best credit or whatever it is that they prioritise. In addition to franchised dealers there are: manufacturers selling direct to the public; rental car companies doing the same; car-buying agents; car supermarkets; used car dealers; internet traders; importers; auctions; and personal shoppers. Most car buying guides concentrate on WHAT to buy whether it be new or used. This book covers that, but assumes the buyer knows roughly what he wants. What has been missing until now is a guide through the jungle of places and prices which tells you WHERE to buy and HOW to pay not a penny more than necessary.