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The Splendid Stutz book

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Question: did they ever re-publish this book with better quality pictures? the reproductions vary from just OK to digital-blocky-awful. A marque as magnificent as Stutz deserves better.

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There is a very interesting story behind how this book was eventually published and the great lengths the club went to make it happen. I don't know all the exact details so I won't mess it up. I agree the pictures are not that great and I think there may be a future revision in the works. Pictures aside, it is a must have book for any prewar car guy.

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The text IS wonderful and we are glad to have it in our library. Funny, in the days before digital everything you didn't see this, a publishing/printing house would never have sent out work so "soft" in detail.

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Really, the photos aren't THAT bad.

Remember:

- the club had to self-publish the book and there are still some left (I don't see them doing a new edition until they're all gone).

- it was done in the pre-digital days,

And finally...m

-any/most of the photos are 80 years old.

Cut them some slack, it wasn't a effort with a big money publishing house behind it.

Still, I'd love to see a new addition with more color photos of correctly restored members cars.

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yes, i remember when it first came out...some members put alot of effort into it. we had never had a standard reference guide before with so much detail.

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Mmmm, the faults I see in the photos are a result of bad digital transfer, you can tell by the "blocky" nature of them. This process has been in place for over 20 years. That book, being published in 1996 would have certainly been done in the digital process.

Oh well, it is what it is.

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