Roadside Relics

Roadside Relics

America's Abandoned Automobiles

eBook - 2010
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Abandoned junk to some, the rusty old steel shells of vehicles are treasures to others, holding memories of a bygone era, or the promise of a pristinely restored, radically customized automobile. Automotive photographer Will Shiers has captured these dreams on film for over ten years, and this volume collects his images between two covers for the first time. Here are the beautiful husks Shiers has found in the United States fields and barns, shops, and salvage yards across States. Divided into five categories"General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Independents, and Special Vehicles"these wrecks and relics from 1910 to the 1970s come equipped with all the relevant information: history, model, location. The most comprehensive and beautifully photographed collection of abandoned cars ever published, this volume preserves for all time the exquisite skeletons of American automotive might.
Publisher: [United States] : Motorbooks : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781610601146
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: America's abandoned automobiles


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May 03, 2017

The vintages of these abandoned cars date from the 1920s to the 1970s. Author Will Shiers has captured the American Dream in his colour photos. These abandoned cars were more than just appliances. They represent the former might of the American automotive industry and the broken dreams of their previous owners. Especially the 1950s cars which embraced the coming jet age with annual styling changes.

When modern cars with their plastic trim deteriorate, they will never look as good as the rusted steel and chrome trim of these old cars. For car culture and photography fans, I would rate "Roadside Relics: America's Abandoned Automobiles" at 5.0 stars.

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