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This history of hot rodding is long and fascinating An old saying in hot rodding is that the car you have bought recently isn t truly yours until you ve messed with it And from its birth in the flats at Muroc pre WWII to a burgeoning speed industry, young enthusiasts and entrepreneurs did what people do best with any form of new technology They messed with it Make it faster, make it cooler, or simply make it better than the next guy s.In Pat Ganahl s Hot Rod Gallery, the acclaimed author gathers his finest images to tell the story of the history of hot rodding from the beginning to 1960 through fascinating and rarely seen photos From Muroc and early Gow Jobs, to the first drag strips, to the first speed shops and manufacturers, to the first car shows, Ganahl covers it all Follow the transition from the dry lakes to the street to the first drag strips Check out the beginnings of the show circuit, from the first SCTA shows and the Oakland Roadster shows to outdoor car shows See the beginning of the custom car movement, the hot rod B movies of the 1950s, the rods on the street, as well as the engines, parts, and people who made rodding what it is today.Covered in rarely seen and never before seen photos, some in black and white, and some in magnificent color, this paperback edition of Hot Rod Gallery is packed with memories Hot rods, customs, drag cars, dry lakes racers, speed shops, engines, and the people who built them No hot rod library is complete without it....

Title : Hot Rod Gallery: A Nostalgic Look at Hot Rodding's Golden Years: 1930-1960
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ISBN : 161325282X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : CarTech Reprint edition August 1, 2016
Number of Pages : 192 pages
File Size : 777 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Hot Rod Gallery: A Nostalgic Look at Hot Rodding's Golden Years: 1930-1960 Reviews

  • richieo
    2018-11-18 01:33

    Great book, awesome photo collection. Goes back to the beginning, long before I was born so this is like a history book for me. Fantastic text with every photo. Can't go wrong with this one!

  • Jared S.
    2018-12-11 00:44

    I purchased this book for my Father for Christmas last year and he absolutely loved it. What I didn't know was the amount of stories it would produce from my father and the amazing discussions it would produce. It really brought back a lot of memories for my father. Highly recommend.

  • dweed
    2018-11-18 03:33

    It was a great look at times past and the cars they built then

  • W. Scott Ferguson
    2018-11-11 00:39

    This volume.was everything I'd hoped for