Golden Miles: Sex, Speed & The Australian Muscle Car

Golden Miles: Sex, Speed & The Australian Muscle Car

By: Clinton Walker

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Thirty years on the muscle car era still resonates. Why do these beautiful beasts hold to much fascination? Read Golden miles to get the truth about a time when modern Australia's real sense of itself was taking shape. GOLDEN MILES is an auto biography by Clinton Walker, a book about cars, people and place. Australia in the late 60s/early 70s was a young country bursting at the seams: charging through a brief window of opportunity between the end of colonialism and the beginning of globalism, the muscle car was the archetypal product of Australian suburbia, a fusion of the larrikin spirit and the sexual revolution, the Me Generation in overdrive ... GOLDEN MILES by Clinton Walker is a social history of these cars - the Holden Monaro, Falcon GT. Valiant Charger and others - whose sex drive has endured so strongly that they are now being reborn. With the energy and irreverent humour of a fanzine, the acuity of investigative journalism and the eye of an art book, this new, updated edition of GOLDEN MILES takes Australian non-fiction to a high level. As a critique of consumerism, a meditation on beauty, loss and national identity, and a rollicking yarn full of action and colourful characters, it is a reminder of a time when Australia - the world - was a wilder, freer place: a time when the muscle car ruled our lazy highways with a promise of danger and desire that casts a spell still.

Title: Golden Miles: Sex, Speed & The Australian Muscle Car

Author Name: Clinton Walker

Categories: Australiana, Collector & Vintage Cars,

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 1862548544

ISBN Number 13: 9781862548541

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 24.0 x 17.4 x 2.5 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 003775

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