3 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Muscle Cars

  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad, November 22, 2012
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  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    The Ultimate Waste of Trees, June 11, 2012
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    Carl Bartswinger (Crumblebun) –

    This review is from: The Ultimate Guide to Muscle Cars (Hardcover)

    The book is rife with factual errors and odd omissions/inclusions. I can understand a muscle car book aimed mainly at non-US readers (with displacement and horsepower numbers translated to litres and kilowatts) being appealing as it’s a pretty niche subject but that does not excuse the laziness in research or the haphazard composure of imagery here. Many images are captioned with very little information and sometimes the author has trouble identifying a given car’s year. Odd inclusions such as calling the AC/Shelby Cobra, Dodge Viper and Plymouth Prowler muscle cars and having a chapter discussing muscle trucks but having pictures of heavy duty work trucks instead of those being discussed are rather baffling. The author also has a bad habit of speaking at length about a given model but not including any pictures of it. Someone who is new to muscle cars might actually want to see what a Mustang II looks like, for example. All in, this book is far too heavy and oddly sized to recommend to anyone you like. Makes a good bludgeon, I suppose.

    If you’re looking for a good gigantic muscle car book, try “Muscle: America’s Legendary Performance Cars” by Darwin Holmstrom instead.

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  3. 12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Far from “Ultimate”, May 2, 2004
    By A Customer

    Glastonbury’s book is a curious collection of “musclecars” that somehow includes several pages dedicated to Ford’s Super Duty truck lineup, including full-page photographs of F-350 Super Duty and F-750 Super Duty XL trucks. Far too much space was given to cars like the Studebaker Starlight Coupe, Mercury Montclair and Mercury Voyager Station Wagon (and a ratty, primered example at that) while GMC’s Syclone is barely mentioned and the Typhoon isn’t mentioned at all. ’91 Buick Skylark GS coupes and ’95 4-door Skylark sedans somehow warrant photos, yet the Grand National and legendary GNX are omitted and barely mentioned in the text. Many photo captions provide little or no information, including “The 2003 Z28, returned to its racing roots” and “A Mach 1 from 1969 or ’70.” How can you publish a photo of a car and not know that it was discontinued after 2002 or include a car that you can’t identify beyond a guess? Excluding photos supplied by the manufacturers, photography in this book ranges from bad to terrible. Many of the pictures are redundat, shot in poor locations, with bad lighting and no apparent knowledge of the technology that exists with polarizers. I’m sure the car owners are flattered to be included until someone points out that the photographer obscured their front bumper with his shadow or made it appear as if a Blockbuster Video sign was sticking out of their roof and a light pole was sticking out of their trunk. The book was printed in China and the binding started to split after the first read.

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