The Hot Rod Reader

The Hot Rod Reader

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This anthology of hot rod writings and excerpts chronicles the joys of hot rodding, the historical circumstances of its creation, and the major events, people, cars, and builders who brought hot rods to the national stage. From popular writers of the era to those covering todaya€™s cutting edge innovators, this collection explores various themes within hot rodding through news articles, essays, fiction, interviews, and more, with more than 60 color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs to illuminate each excerpt and story. Writers include Gray Baskerville, Ed Roth, Wally Parks, Dean Batchelor, Robert E. Petersen, Tom Wolfe, LeRoi qTexq Smith, and many more.As far as the factory version of the Ardun was concerned, as a racing engine, it made a great boat anchor. ... The Deuce had seen more than a few trips to the lakes, and also doubled as a street machine, as many an early lakes runner did. ... in the new parts column: a€œThe Ardun Overhead Valve V8 engine conversion now being manufactured in England is available for ... the use of a closed circle of enthusiast, a small number of fellows who are always the 148 HiSToRy of THE HoP-UPanbsp;...

Title:The Hot Rod Reader
Author:Peter Schletty, Melinda Keefe
Publisher:Motorbooks International - 2011-03-28


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