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Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret… (edition 2017)

by Leon Dixon (Author)

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Title:Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder
Authors:Leon Dixon (Author)
Info:CarTech (2017), 192 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Automobiles, Automotive History, Concept Cars

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Creative Industries of Detroit: The Unold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder by Leon Dixon

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A really good book! Great history of a little known company with large impact on the concept car segment of 1950's and 1960's American car industry. Car companies found concept cars to be a great way to create public interest and great way to encourage designers to stretch their imaginations on future projects. And it pointed to a bright future when such things would come to fruition. And a major player in developing these exciting glimpses into the future was Creative Industries of Detroit and this is their story. Fascinating! Book was awarded to me thru LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program. ( )
  thosgpetri | Jun 21, 2017 |
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I must admit I had never heard of Creative Industries and was looking forward to finding out about this company's achievements and contributions to the American automotive industry. But for some reason the narrative didn't capture my attention. Well extensively researched and an obvious "labor of love" I think the story was hampered by too much detail in some areas, and assumptions of familiarity with certain US car models in others. I found that after a while this was a book I'd occasionally pick up and skim through only dipping in and out when something caught my attention, rather than sitting down to read it through. ( )
  gothamajp | May 19, 2017 |
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This book with its detailed illustrations and stories reveals a company that aided the big manufacturers in designing automobiles in the 60's and 70's. Every car lover should read this book as it discloses so many things that many of us were unaware of. Enjoy the stories and the pictures and find out the secrets that Detroit harbored. A must read for car fanatics and anyone else interested in this era. ( )
  Gerella | Apr 25, 2017 |
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The biggest problem with this book is that everyone I work with keeps picking it up to read another chapter. The book itself is a fascinating collection for design ideas, lots of interesting photos showing the development of the concept vehicles and enough background to make you enjoy it. each chapter stands on its own making it easy to pick specific concept projects to get immersed in. ( )
  roadkyl | Apr 23, 2017 |
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What a fantastic and intriguing book about American concept cars. This book is a thorough history of the movers and shakers behind the scenes in Detroit. The photos and detailed description of each concept car make the book a priceless addition to any automotive bookshelf. This is a must for any car fanatic. CarTech publishes truly meaningful books related to the automobile industry. Very highly recommended! ( )
  Echo.LaVeaux | Apr 10, 2017 |
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