By Earl Swift
An unforgettable ode to American motor vehicle tradition, award-winning writer Earl Swift's clever, humorous, and attractive narrative follows an outlaw-genius motorhead as he makes an attempt to revive an iconic 1957 Chevy from rusted-out break 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 became over in years. Slumped between enormous quantities of alternative rusting hulks on a windswept patch of japanese 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 instances, 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 event, of a humans dedicated to and without end replaced through the auto. For Tommy Arney, it's a section of historical past, in particular so simply because its decrepit epidermis conceals a unprecedented asset: a whole provenance, stretching again greater than fifty years via twelve prior vendors. So, hassled by way of banks and the FBI, the Chevy's 13th proprietor embarks on a challenge to save lots of the automobile and guard the lengthy checklist of human event it consists of with it--before his personal unstable demons doom him and the car.
Earl Swift's masterful narrative charts the moving desires and fortunes of the folk who've gripped this endangered icon's steerage wheel, and within the technique captures America's unusual and abiding courting with the auto as no publication has ahead of.