Earl Swift's Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 PDF

By Earl Swift

ISBN-10: 0062282670

ISBN-13: 9780062282675

An unforgettable ode to American vehicle tradition, award-winning writer Earl Swift's clever, humorous, and appealing narrative follows an outlaw-genius motorhead as he makes an attempt to revive an iconic 1957 Chevy from rusted-out destroy to glowing, chromed paintings of yankee art--before the FBI closes in

A vintage '57 Chevy, in wretched form: Its surviving paint is sun-bleached, salt-pocked, and cracked like a dry lakebed. Its engine hasn't grew to become over in years. Slumped between 1000s of alternative rusting hulks on a windswept patch of jap North Carolina, the Chevy inspires not one of the Jet Age optimism that made it the main cherished and immediately recognizable motor vehicle to ever roll off an meeting line.

But for its not likely rescuer--a felon arrested seventy-odd occasions, and a guy who's been written off as a wreck himself--the Chevy isn't junk, it's a fossil of the twentieth-century American adventure, of a humans dedicated to and without end replaced via the car. For Tommy Arney, it's a bit of historical past, in particular so simply because its decrepit dermis conceals an extraordinary asset: a whole provenance, stretching again greater than fifty years via twelve past vendors. So, hassled by means of banks and the FBI, the Chevy's 13th proprietor embarks on a undertaking to avoid wasting the auto and protect the lengthy list of human adventure it contains with it--before his personal unstable demons doom him and the car.

Earl Swift's masterful narrative charts the transferring goals and fortunes of the folks who've gripped this endangered icon's steerage wheel, and within the technique captures America's unusual and abiding dating with the auto as no e-book has ahead of.

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