For this Tip Top Tuesday, I’m providing eye candy for those of us who think cars were way cooler when people could hear the rattle and feel the wind in their hair.
I found this, The Book of Automobiles illustrated/published by Tre Tryckare of sweden, at the YMCA thrift store in Blacksburg, VA. It was apparently discarded from the Dade County High School Library. It’s in rough shape, but the images are pure art. A quick search reveals that the Tre Tryckare company illustrated all kinds of things, from books about ships to vikings and whales, all of them with this clean, flat and very accurate style. I love it! I cleaned up a few of the images, only a handful of the gems found in the book.
Blitzen Benz, 1910
Citroen Type A, 1919
Type 30 Bugatti, 1926
Austin 7 Sedan, 1928
Cadillac V8, 1928
Frazer Nash “Le Mans Replica” 1934
Riley 2 1/2 Litre, 1946