Nicknames have to be earned. They are tokens of appreciation given only when people have built a special relationship to something (or someone). From the Chevrolet 3100 Pickup “Bubble Maker” and the Citroën DS “Goddess,” all the way back to Ford’s “Tin Lizzy,” this book presents ninety-nine classic cars and race cars, illustrated with great talent and affection by Helge Jepsen, with informative texts cleverly penned by Michael Köckritz. Just like the vehicles portrayed, this book will drive its way right into the heart of any car lover.
HELGE JEPSEN began his career in illustrating at eight years old. Between 1974 and 1979, he had a long string of wins in drawing contests held in his North Frisian hometown of Bredstedt, Germany. Later, magazines including Stern, Spiegel, Men’s Health, Playboy, Wirtschaftswoche, and ramp became aware of his talents. Since completing his studies in communications design, Jepsen has made his home in Essen, Germany.
MICHAEL KÖCKRITZ worked as a freelance photographer and author before becoming one of the editors of the automotive lifestyle magazine, Autofocus. In 2007, he and several partners launched an independent press, Red Indians. As the publisher and editor-in-chief, he launched groundbreaking magazines including ramp, Capz, rampstyle, rampdesign, and most recently, Weiberkram. These titles have garnered numerous national and international prizes.