As a symbol, more than almost any other invention, the automobile has come to represent the 20th century and its technological and commercial evolution. The automobile captures and reflects the great changes that took place during 100 tumultuous years. This lavishly illustrated volume brings together three prestigious works dedicated to the automobile and its history (Convertibles, Classic Cars, and Motor Racing), focusing on the protagonists of the century. It tells the stories of the events and people that have turned exciting auto races into world-famous occasions, and it illustrates and discusses some of the symbols of world motoring. From flights of fancy to the road, this volume is a collection of images and texts that describe the meeting point of technology, art, beauty, and adventure.