Books: Pull Over to the Side

THE KINGS OF THE ROAD (246 pp.)—Ken W. Purdy—Little, Brown ($5).

Most automobiles made ,in the U.S. today are sleek, comfortable and mechanically dependable. Few people ask for more. But there is a small, hard knot of car cultists who would not be caught behind the wheel of a shiny Detroit model '52. One of these is Ken W. Purdy, editor of True, a magazine that specializes in vicarious thrills for the fireside heman. Purdy began fooling around with vintage and foreign cars in 1946, when new American cars were hard to get.

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