An eye for detail

Sunset special: 1959 Chevrolet on Havana's oceanfront boulevard.
     Carros de Cuba will be far from the first published collection of Cuban car photos, but it may well be the best-crafted.
   Photographer Pietr Degler promises that his book will be printed on high-quality paper on an eight-colour Heidelberg press – which is to offset printing what Mercedes-Benz is to automobiles – and finished in a spot varnish. The hardback cloth cover will have foil stamping.
   It's the same attention to detail that Degler brings to his annual automotive-themed calendar and, of course, to his photography.
Caught in a Mercedes 180's crosshairs, cat seems more curious than concerned.
   Being able to maintain control over the production is one reason he turned to crowd-funding for the book rather than seeking a traditional publisher, he says.
   Another is to keep the price down. A standard book is available for a minimum pledge of €50 (CDN $70.50).
   With 45 days to go, his campaign is more than midway to its goal of €30,000.

A '55 Plymouth in mid-repair.


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