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6 edition of The GM Motorama dream cars of the fifties found in the catalog.

The GM Motorama dream cars of the fifties

by Bruce Berghoff

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Published by Motorbooks International in Osceola, WI, USA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • General Motors Corporation -- Exhibitions.,
    • Experimental automobiles -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Other titlesGeneral Motor"s Motorama dream cars of the fifties
      StatementBruce Berghoff.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTL7.U62 N483 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination136 p. :
      Number of Pages136
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL807943M
      ISBN 100760300534
      LC Control Number95044653
      OCLC/WorldCa33276951

        In addition to these dream cars, GM also brought vehicles that were precursors to Motorama, principally a Parade of Progress Futureliner, which during the s were used to . What we now call Concept Cars were known simply as ‘Dream Cars’ back in the day. During the ‘50s and ‘60s, General Motors built a broad array of such cars, many of which led directly to.

      GM's Legendary Show & Concept Cars. Author: David Temple. Publisher: CarTech Inc ISBN: Category: Transportation Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» 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. In the s, General Motors considered the gas-turbine the engine of the distant future. To get the point across, it built a series of equally futuristic cars -- the GM Motorama Firebirds. In contrast, Chrysler Corporation seemed to believe that turbine-engined cars were right around the corner in the mids.

        But there was a time when GM was run more by engineers and car enthusiasts than by stock watchers and bean counters. And you can almost pinpoint the time that the company stopped caring. That was the time when the LaSalle Sedan and Roadster were shown at the Motorama car shows but never ushered into production.   Reel #: CARS Set at the General Motors Motorama, 'Design for Dreaming' is one of the key Populuxe commercial films of the s, showing futuristic dream cars.


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This handsomely designed 10x10 inch book is lavishly illustrated with many never before seen photos, and so well-written you don’t want to put it down this is about as much book as you could ever hope to get for only $Reviews: 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.

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