A Century of Automotive Style: 100 Years of American Car Design


Michael Lamm Dave Holls


The definitive history of American automotive design, complete with designers’ biographies, coachbuilder histories, descriptions of car company styling departments, discussions of trends, etc.

This hardcover book consists of 308 pages and 900+ photographs and illustrations. A Century of Automotive Style remains the book of choice for anyone interested in or involved with car design. Authored by Michael Lamm and Dave Holls, it’s a 100-year history that explains why cars looked—and look—the way they do, who designed what and why. The original hardcover book was voted “must have” by major enthusiast magazines in the U.S. and Europe. It also won the Society of Automotive Historians’ prestigious Cugnot Award in 1997. The book was out of print for a number of years, but you can now enjoy it as one of the automotive world’s best reads and then keep it in your library for handy, long term reference.