By Earl Swift
An unforgettable ode to American automobile tradition, award-winning writer Earl Swift's clever, humorous, and alluring narrative follows an outlaw-genius motorhead as he makes an attempt to revive an iconic 1957 Chevy from rusted-out destroy to sparkling, 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 became over in years. Slumped between countless numbers of alternative rusting hulks on a windswept patch of jap North Carolina, the Chevy conjures up not one of the Jet Age optimism that made it the main liked and immediately recognizable automobile to ever roll off an meeting line.
But for its not going rescuer--a felon arrested seventy-odd occasions, and a guy who's been written off as a spoil himself--the Chevy isn't junk, it's a fossil of the twentieth-century American adventure, of a humans dedicated to and ceaselessly replaced by way of the auto. For Tommy Arney, it's a section of historical past, specially so simply because its decrepit pores and skin conceals a unprecedented asset: an entire provenance, stretching again greater than fifty years via twelve past proprietors. So, hassled by means of banks and the FBI, the Chevy's 13th proprietor embarks on a venture to avoid wasting the automobile and guard the lengthy list of human event it includes with it--before his personal risky demons doom him and the car.
Earl Swift's masterful narrative charts the transferring goals and fortunes of the folk who've gripped this endangered icon's guidance wheel, and within the procedure captures America's unusual and abiding dating with the car as no ebook has ahead of.
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