A Man and His Car
Watches, Cars, All things mechanical. We love them all! It is not difficult to see why most watch collectors are into cars as well. The likely reason is that they are fascinated by the precise engineering and the rich history of car brands like Ferrari, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mustang, and even Cadillac.
As an extension to the first book A Man and His Watch, Matt Hranek has written a second book titled A Man and His Car. Here is a beautiful homage to an object of men's obsession, told in firsthand and original interviews.
A Man and His Car includes visits to some of the most exclusive collections in the world. From that of the Petersen Automotive Museum to those of car manufacturers from Fiat to Ford, giving us access to Steve McQueen's favorite car, a 1956 Jaguar XKSS, the 1971 DeTomaso Pantera that Elvis purchased for his then-girlfriend Linda Thompson, and a super-rare, 24-karat-gold-plated 1980 DeLorean DMC-12, a model that was sold exclusively to American Express Gold Card members through the 1980 American Express catalog, for an astronomical $85,000 (equivalent to more than $250,000 today).
This book contains exquisite photos of each car accompanying each story, and since cars hold more detail than watches, there will be more photos in this book, of the cars head-on, of their hood ornaments and wheels, and of course full-body shots. With the author's storytelling, the cars become more than just vehicles for transportation and status symbols; they represent pop-culture moments, pioneering achievements, status symbols, heirlooms, friendships, and more.