Fifties Fins

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2001 - Transportation - 95 pages
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Inspired largely by rapid advances in aviation technology, the automobile tailfin became one of the most potent symbols of 1950s American affluence and the optimism represented by the dawning Space Age. This colorful looks back at the greatest automotive styling craze ever features dozens of modern color photos depicting tailfins and the cars they adorn, from the first subtle incarnations to appear on the 1948 Cadillac to the nearly absurd variations seen on American avenues and highways in 1959. Automobiles from each of the "Big Three" American manufacturers are represented, as are others which have gone by the wayside, including Kaiser-Frazer, Packard and Studebaker.

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About the author (2001)

Dennis is not new to automotive writing - besides authoring Fifties Fins, How to Restore Classic Toys, and History of the Tonka Toy Company, his work has appeared in Car Collector, Cars & Parts, Special Interest Autos, and Automobile Quarterly. He's been involved in the Society of Automotive Historians, American Truck Historical Society, Classic Car Club of America, Antique Automobile Club of America, amongst being involved with esteemed events like judging for the Greenwich Concours de Elegance and the Councours de Elegance of the Eastern United States. To further prove his candidacy for this subject, Dennis was the winner of the 1998 Hernando DeSoto Award and was also the Technical Editor of the National DeSoto club.

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