David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street.
Peter Harholdt is a lifelong car enthusiast, SCCA racer, and preeminent studio photographer. He has been trusted to photograph countless priceless works of art for museums and exhibit catalogs. He first developed his portable studio to create the stunning hot rod portraits featured in Motorbooks' Art of the Hot Rod.
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Photographer and writer David Newhardt was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois University majoring in professional photography. He served eight years in the US Navy aboard nuclear submarines before settling in Southern California. Newhardt worked at Motor Trend for three years and has been on the mastheads of many automotive magazines. He has worked in the fashion photography field but finds automobiles easier to deal with. The author of seven books, Newhardt has supplied scores of other books with images. A long-time member of the Motor Press Guild, he is married and has two sons. Newhardt lives in Pasadena, California. davidnewhardt.comPeter Harholdt is a lifelong car enthusiast, SCCA racer, and preeminent studio photographer. He has been entrusted to photograph countless priceless works of art for museums and exhibit catalogs. He first developed his portable studio to create the stunning hot rod portraits featured in Motorbooks' Art of the Hot Rod. Harholdt lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. peterharholdt.com
"Beautiful photography of the most brutish muscle cars America ever built, from the Chevrolet Camaro and Chevelle to the Plymouth Barracuda and Superbird." - Automobile Magazine
"The art in "The Art of the Muscle Car" is Peter Harholdt's beautiful photography, showcasing 47 prime specimens of Detroit iron. Mr. Harholdt's technique, shooting mostly profiles against a black backdrop, portrays the cars as a kind of rolling Pop Art. Detail images of the cars' hood scoops, wheels, wings, badges and graphics reinforce that theme, as do the reprints of vintage ads and magazine covers." - The New York Times "David Newhardt, with an assist from photographer Peter Harholdt, has repeated his highly successful formula of automotive history incorporating premium-quality paper and incredibly vivid images. This huge, 240-page hardcover book profiles 47 seminal muscle cars, beginning with the 1964 Pontiac GTO and ranging on to another Pontiac, the 1974 Trans Am Super Duty 455. Each car gets a treatment of about a half-dozen huge 10 x 12-inch pages, with detail photos and period advertising. Numerous studio-quality images spill across two-page spreads and several of the stars herein are treated to lavish foldouts." - Hemmings Muscle Machines
"Motorbooks will be releasing a compendium of classic car awesomeness in less than 10 days. The title? "The Art of the Muscle Car". And it's chocked-full of images and back stories galore on the best of what America has had to offer since the glory says of the muscle car's birth in the latter 1960s." - StangNet.com
'Pure automotive indulgence... Highly recommended.'