Classics On The Street – Paris 1950’s


Robert Straub


In 1953, Robert Straub set off for a year’s study abroad in France. Already interested in cars and their designs (he was later to become a designer for General Motors) he took hundreds of snapshots of exotic (to him) cars on the streets. By the time he returned to France a decade later, nearly all the cars he had seen previously had disappeared due to stringent post-WW II taxes. Bob Straub’s evocative photographs of these classicsDelahayes, Delages, Bugattis, Tatras, Hotchkiss’, Rosengarts, Hispano Suiza’s, to name a few, are the substance of this book along with his entertaining and informative narrative. 120 plates.