The Dashboard Book

American Automobile Dashboards 1899-1900

Non-Fiction - General
204 Pages
Reviewed on 04/30/2017
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

From Horseless Carriages and Buggies to Muscle Cars, the dashboard has greatly evolved over time from its design to its purpose. In The Dashboard Book: American Automobile Dashboards 1899-1900 by Wayne Moore, you will be taken on a journey as you discover how each automaker from the Duryea Company and Sears Motor Buggy to Henry Ford put their imprint on not only automobiles, but the functionality of the dashboard. Wayne Moore visited several museums throughout the U.S. to create The Dashboard Book. If you love cars, you will be like a kid in a candy store as you see pages upon pages of beautiful and colorful interior and exterior photos of vehicles and their history - from the Model A, Roamer, Lincoln Sport Phaeton, Cord 810/812, Oakland (Pontiac) and the Hudson to the 1964/65 Mustang. In the early days, during the buggy era, the importance of the dashboard was to protect passengers from the debris that flew past as the horse pulled the buggy, but gradually throughout the decades the dashboard served other purposes.

As a lover of cars and the previous owner of a white exterior with red interior 1974 Chevy Nova Muscle Car, I thoroughly understand and love the essence of the dashboard. The dashboard is the lifeline of the car. It is what speaks when you get into the car; it's what you look at and play with before you start the engine. Each auto displayed in The Dashboard Book tells a different story about its dashboard as its history evolves. When I visit the auto shows, I love to see the evolution of how vehicles have changed, but nothing beats the craftsmanship as you look at the vehicles of the early years. Within each page that you turn to in The Dashboard Book, Wayne Moore will have you believe that you either went to the museum with Wayne Moore or you are visiting an auto show. An asset to The Dashboard Book is that you will learn the terms that are associated with these vehicles from cowl, torpedo body, and the Tip-Toe to powerglide transmission. As a bonus feature, Wayne Moore provides the Miscellany section that discusses other features from the windshield wipers and glove boxes to the radio. Enjoy!