Looks at the American Woodies built from the 1920s to the early 1950s, which came in a variety of models including station wagons, convertibles and sedans. Whereas the station wagons were built for functionality, the Woody sedans and convertibles were constructed purely for style.
This highly illustrated study examines the rise in popularity of the Woody station wagon in North America, from the introduction of the Ford Model A in 1928, up to the last Woody built by Buick in 1953. As well as Woody wagons, sedans and convertibles are also featured - fashionable cars that were favoured among celebrities and high society. Woodies were also used extensively as service vehicles during World War II, and while Ford led the industry, many other American car manufacturers competed in this specialised yet lucrative market, from the major to the more obscure.
With 100 images - which include contemporary brochure illustrations, period literature, factory photos and over fifty new, unpublished colour photos of restored examples - detailed captions, and supportive text, this book conveys the importance of these historic vehicles so prized by collectors today.
About the author
Norm Mort was raised in Toronto where vehicles from every corner of the world were sold. Before Norm was ten, he was already taking pictures of old cars parked at the side of the road. At 12 years of age, Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began collecting photos and information on motoring. Over the years Norm's personal vehicle collection has included everything from a 1949 Allard to a 1922 Vauxhall. A writer for magazines and newspapers in the field of transport for nearly 25 years and a member of the Canadian Society of Automotive Historians, this is his eighth historic vehicles book.