As a designer, a student and teacher of transportation design history, I find this book a master piece and indispensable documentation of the early and formative years of the industry.
As a designer, my knowledge and interest of the industry starts after 1926 when Mr.Earl entered the stage. Everything happened before that were rather sporadical to me (with the exception of Ford’s model T and mass production). This book connected all the dots for me and added the perspective I badly needed for the early days of the industry.
The book is also well organized, authentic and very engaging to read. Just well done Mr. Pelfrey! Thank you!