Covers the attempts by major automakers such as Kaiser-Frazer, Willys, Packard, Studebaker, Tucker, Nash and Hudson to compete with the 'Big Three' in America. This book offers a look at the major makers, focusing on the innovations, styling and features, and why, ultimately, all failed.
Of British descent, Norm Mort was raised in Toronto where vehicles from every corner of the world were sold. He began taking pictures of old cars and trucks parked at the side of the road before he was ten. 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 accumulating photos and information on motoring. His first classic was a 1936 Chrysler Airstream sedan he purchased at age 19. Over the years his personal vehicle collection has included everything from a 1922 Vauxhall to a 1985 AMC/Renault Alliance Convertible.. 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 sixth historic vehicles book.