Driving Force

Driving Force

Automobiles and the New American City 1900-1930

by Darryl Holter with Stephen Gee / Foreword by Jay Leno

Los Angeles’s enigmatic car culture has shaped the nation's preferences in automobiles. Driving Force: Automobiles and the New American City 1900-1930 explores the explosive growth of L.A.’s passion for cars, ignited by an unlikely and visionary mix of entrepreneurs. Car dealers made the big difference, as they ventured into unknown territory. Car dealers were early adopters who broadened the market and convinced the public that cars were not just a luxury, they were a modern necessity. Driving Force is the first major history of dealers at work, artfully told by Darryl Holter, the Dealer Principal of L.A.'s legendary Felix Chevrolet and an Adjunct Professor of History at USC.

  • 224 pages
  • 9"h x 9"w
  • 200+ images
  • hardcover; ISBN 978-1-62640-123-5; $50.00

(This book will be available in retail stores May 9, 2023 -- order now to receive your copy as soon as copies come off the presses!)


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