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Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book Series

Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #3: Vintage Automobiles (1930-1939)

During the 1930s, the automobile industry expanded beyond the utilitarian, and producing cars with improved speed, strength, efficiency, size and comfort.

Auto body designs also changed considerably during the thirties, transitioning from the more box-like shapes (reminiscent of their predecessors, horse-drawn carriages) to those that were smoother, sleeker and more rounded. Luxury car designs also began to feature perks like radios, heaters, extra legroom and trunk space along with more powerful engines and automatic transmissions.

Buyers loved these improvements, and their popularity helped make it possible for the automotive industry to survive the Great Depression — and thrive — in the years leading up to World War II.

On the pages within, we have many of classic car brands dating back to the Thirties, including Plymouth, Studebaker, Chrysler, Pierce Arrow, Ford, Cadillac, Buick, Franklin, Lincoln, Hudson, Hupmobile, Packard and Oldsmobile. (Note that these images are not modern interpretations of these cars, but authentic illustrations drawn in the ’30s to advertise the automobiles or to go with newspaper stories.)

The drawings are arranged by year, and each of the images on the pages inside was chosen from thousands of illustrations published between 1930 and 1939. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and even suitable for framing.

Hope you enjoy the ride!

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn decades ago.

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Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #2: Vintage Automobiles (1920-1929)

The early automobile age was an exciting time for America, and the classic cars built during those years were technological marvels both practical and popular.

Sales of cars positively boomed in the 1920s. A newspaper story published in July 1922 said that more than a million motor vehicles had been sold during the first half of that year, and things were only going to get better. “In the second week of June, two of the largest companies — Ford and Buick — shattered all records for a single day’s production,” wrote a correspondent for The St Louis Star and Times. By early 1927, experts were estimating that the United States would produce at least five million cars and trucks both that year and the next.

On the pages within, we have dozens of classic car brands dating back to the Twenties, including Chandler, Oakland, Pontiac, Chrysler, Nash, Essex, Ajax, Hupmobile, Franklin, Dodge, Overland, Buick, Gardner, Graham Paige, Elcar and Ford. (Note that these images are not modern interpretations of these cars, but authentic illustrations drawn about a century ago to advertise the automobiles or to go with newspaper stories.)

The drawings are arranged by year, and each of the images on the pages inside was chosen from thousands of illustrations published between 1920 and 1929. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and even suitable for framing.

Hope you enjoy the ride!

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn nearly a century ago.

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Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #1: Early American Automobiles (1895-1919)

The dawn of the automobile age was an exciting time for America, and the classic cars built during those early years were technological marvels both practical and popular.

“It is not outside the realm of possibility that in the century soon to dawn, the horseless carriage may be as familiar on the public highway as the bicycle is today,” noted The San Francisco Call in February of 1896.

Four years later, they had indeed become more familiar because the motor car trend grew fast. As The Topeka State Journal reported at the time, “Among the recent inventions designed for utility, pleasure or comfort, none has attracted so much attention as the automobile.”

Of course, all of that attention — not to mention how these new cars made the world so much more accessible — led to a productive multi-million dollar industry. As early as the year 1902, it was estimated that there were 300 different automobile manufacturers in the United States.

On the pages within, we have dozens of classic car brands dating back to the late Victorian age, including Buick, Cadillac, Cartercar, Chalmers, Chandler, Cole, Davis, Ford, Franklin, Grant, Hudson, Kissel, Marmon, Mitchell, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Overland, Packard, Pierce Arrow, Rambler, Scripps-Booth, Stoddard-Dayton and Studebaker.

The drawings are arranged by year, and each of the images on the pages inside was chosen from thousands of illustrations published between 1895 and 1919. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and would even be suitable for framing.

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn more than a century ago.

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