Design to Driveway is a series of strictly limited edition books that celebrate Australia’s rich automotive design heritage. Volumes 1 and 2 have sold out and now Shannons are releasing volumes 3 and 4. These are the final volumes planned for release at this stage.
Combining many rare and never-before-seen factory images of styling proposals and interviews with designers, these hard cover books trace the styling evolution of some of Australia’s most popular cars of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s - from first sketches through to final product. The demise of Australian manufacturing marked a significant and heartfelt milestone in our local automotive history.
This fascinating journey reveals why our Aussie cars look the way they do and what the possible alternatives might have been. Talented designers and product planners share their priceless memories of their time in Australian styling studios including - Jack Telnack, Phil Zmood, David M. Ford, Leo Pruneau, John Schinella, Peter Nankervis and the late Brian Rossi.
The Design to Driveway series of books are researched and authored by Retroautos editor, David Burrell, and proudly comissioned by Shannons as part of their ongoing contribution to the Australian motoring enthusiast community.
Restricted to 750 individually numbered copies, these books will never be re-printed, making them highly sought after by enthusiasts of our Aussie car history.