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Motion performance, tales of a muscle car builder, Martyn L. Schorr ; foreword by Joe Oldham

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Motion performance, tales of a muscle car builder, Martyn L. Schorr ; foreword by Joe Oldham
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrationsportraits
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Motion performance
Responsibility statement
Martyn L. Schorr ; foreword by Joe Oldham
Sub title
tales of a muscle car builder
Summary
"In 1964, Joel Rosen set out to make muscle car history. Motion Performance tells the inside story of how it all happened, from racing Corvettes on the streets and drag strips of the East Coast to teaming up with Baldwin Chevrolet to create the legendary Baldwin-Motion supercars; from the EPA shutting th whole thing down to the whole thing being reborn forty years later with the debut of the Baldwin-Motion 540 Camaro SuperCoupe. Brilliantly illustrated with period pictures and modern color photos, this book takes readers on a wild ride as Cobras, Chevrolets, Oldsmobiles, even Volkswagen Beetles roll into the shop to get torn down and rebuilt into cars unbeatable on the streets and strips. It's a once-in-a-lifetime tale of power and speed, told by one of the principals who put that performance within everyone's reach."--Page 4 of cover
Table Of Contents
Muscle in America -- Joel Rosen and the Motion mystique, Part 1: the early years, 1957-1966 -- A tale of two Cobras -- Joel Rosen and the Motion mystique, Part 2: the supercar years -- Baldwin-Motion: legendary performance, cult status -- Win on Sunday, sell on Monday, round 1 -- 1967: the Chevelle with three lives -- 1967: Motion supercar club -- 1967: In memoriam: Astoria Chas and the legend of Ko-Motion -- 1967: Baldwin-Motion Iso Grifo, hot and rare -- 1967: Indian uprising on Sunrise Highway -- 1968: Muscle for the masses -- Win on Sunday, sell on Monday, round 2 -- 1968: the Corvette connection -- 1968: The good Olds days -- 1969: the number one team -- 1969: have muscle will travel -- 1969: Phase III GT, grand touring American style -- 1970: race on Sunday, sell on Monday, round 3 -- 1970: Bill Mitchell shrinks the supercar -- 1971: it's business as usual in Baldwin -- 1972-1975: the handwriting is on the wall -- 1976-1987: the end of an era -- 2005: Motion redux
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