1. Auflage 2012, 474 Seiten, 178 Farbfotos, 58 S/W Fotos, Format 28 x 30,8 cm, gebunden, Delius Klasing
The Story # The Cars (engl. version)
For AMG’s 45th anniversary, perhaps the most beautiful gift will come from the brand itself. It is publishing a book that encapsulates every AMG series production model ever made — across more than 460 pages
To want the impossible is typical for AMG. In this respect it comes as no surprise that they set the bar very high once again in Affalterbach when they resolved to create a print retrospective in which all AMG models ever made would find a place. The occasion for the mammoth endeavor is the 45th anniversary of the brand in June 2012, and the logical consequence for the title of the commemorative book is AMG 45 — The Story, The Cars. This AMG chronicle comprises no fewer than 468 pages and provides all the essential information on exactly 117 AMG models: the technical specifications, the driving experience, the visuals. Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher have opened their private archives for this detailed and affectionate story of the company they co-founded and have decidedly helped to shape this work. The AMG Media Archive conducted months of painstaking research, the team of authors subsequently arranged their results in an insightful way, and the photo editors selected the most outstanding images — some previously unpublished.