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Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle…

Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford's Specialty…

by Charlie Henry

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The photographs were interesting and it was caulk full of information about the Ford race cars. Good read for race fans.
  jenniferlbean | Apr 15, 2018 |
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I loved this book, so informative and as I have a 1971 Ford Mustang it was a joy to go through all the pictures. Very nostalgic!! ( )
  mware1961 | Nov 9, 2017 |
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I was incredibly excited to receive this book. While I am not a "Ford" guy, I am interested in the history of the car industry and especially that of performance cars.

This book features an incredible array of background information, photos, and trivia that no doubt have not seen the light of day before. I found most interesting the discussion on the prototypes that Kar-Kraft had a hand in but never saw the light of day. Also very interesting was the discussion of the fate of many of their most special cars. (Check your barn!)

With that said, much the text of the book was disappointing. There is a redundant discussion of Ford's plans to purchase Ferrari in the early part of the book. There is a seemingly incongruent discussion of the road conditions in early America.

Lastly, as someone with an academic background, I was most troubled by much of the text that is presented as having been written in that period. It is often presented without reference or source. Some of the letters frankly look like 'reenactments' rather than verbatim copies. It was really offputting and affects my review greatly.

With that said, if you are looking to add an excellent photo history of the performance days of the Mustang to your library, I would definitely recommend it. ( )
  medmond77 | Oct 23, 2017 |
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I enjoyed reading through this book and seeing the pictures. I was surprised that I liked the book as much as I did. ( )
  rosshab | Oct 22, 2017 |
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CarTech has done it again!! They know how to stand behind great books and put them out to the people that seek out a fantastic read rich in Automotive History. Never disappointing....and true to form, Kar-Kraft: Race Cars,Prototypes, and Muscle Cars of Ford's Specialty Vehicle Activity Family is an excellent book. What a name, huh?? That's what I thought. But as extensive as the name is....so is the content in this beautiful book and that's hands down worth the price for it. CarTech books are infamous for their great writing style, their informative content, and their abundance of automobile history and intriguing tidbits/trivia. I never was much of a car person...however, I come from a family of car fanatics (Mustangs being the favorite) and I have come to appreciate car books thanks to all of the ones that I own. Yes...I read them all. I share them all with my family....I get feedback from them, and I can attest to the fact that CarTech books are top quality books that are great for personal enjoyment...and to be given as gifts.

So Kar-Krafts Charlie Henry has done a phenomenal job at giving us some history and many stories of the Kar Kraft world. A former Kar Kraft employee....he has absorbed all the best stories and information and as I was reading I was really impressed. I got the sense that he knew what he was talking about and this was not just another catalogue type book full of mundane data. When you are intrigued by a world you hardly know about and wish you had been a part of.....then you know you have great literature before you. The pictures in this book are amazing. I can sit and sift through them for quite awhile before actually reading the content first. Again...quality work...CarTech does not disappoint.

This is Ford history!! If you are a fan of all things Ford, then you need this book. You'll enjoy it and like I've said before about these reads...they make for excellent coffee table books/Man Cave Decor/Small talk starters...

Highly Recommend....

Thanks again to the great peeps of LibraryThing and to the most amazing CarTech for my free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review to which I gladly and voluntarily gave. ( )
  dalaimomma | Oct 20, 2017 |
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