Mike Parris wrote two books about Ford, Fords of the Fifties, and Fords of the Sixties, both published by California Bill’s Automotive Handbooks. They are collections of historic information about Ford’s 1950 and 1960 decades. The books include many photos from Ford Motor Company Archives, including dream car photos, and Mike’s photos of restored Fords owned by collectors. Many of Mike’s shots are of cars in motion, adding a great deal of interest to the book. Mike has an online portfolio.
The first chapter,“Laying the Foundation,” is the history of what the climate was like at Ford in the years prior to 1950 and the events that led to the design of the 1949 Ford. The full-color book has 182 pages, softbound. ISBN 1-931128-14-6. By the way, yours truly designed both books and covers.
Every chapter includes a timeline, pricing, and model information. There are many two-page photo spreads in the book. The gallery in this post is a collection of photos from Fords of the Fifties.
Thanks to Mike Parris and Howard Fisher.