Category: Hot Rods


Art of the Hot Rod

Product Description: The best hot rods are art on four wheels, and this book is nothing less than a gallery of the best of American hot rods.  Profiling top builders and featuring studio portraits of their most outstanding custom creations, this book celebrates the uniquely American marriage of mechanical know-how and an inspired sense of style and design.  Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged …

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Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

Product Description: There comes a time when just about every car on the road will need some form of rust or body repair. Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, dents, dings, and rust are not an option, and neither is the scrap heap. And for just about any …

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Birth of Hot Rodding

Product Description: In the garages, shops and fertile minds of 1920s car buffs in search of more power and speed, the hot rodding movement was born. A hot bed of this early quest for speed sprang up when the first Southern California hot rod builder hauled his creation over the ridge of mountains and opened up the throttle on the Mojave Desert’s dry lakes. Places like Muroc, El Mirage, and Harper were …

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Building Guide for Basic Hot Rods

Product Description: Le Roi Tex Smith. This book is a guide, intended solely to give you ideas for your own basic hot rod design, including a few interesting building scenarios. Recently rediscovered by rodders intent on regaining the roots of the hobby, these cars are known as retro-rods, rat rods, nostalgia rods . . . The description that has come to the fore within the ranks of experienced rodders today is to …

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Classic Hot Rod Style: Traditional Hot Rod with New Millennium Make-Over

Product Description: Trends come and go in hot rodding, but true hot rod style never goes out of vogue. It is hard to define but you know it when you see it.  Larry O’Toole has been a hot rodder, magazine editor, photographer, book publisher and author on the subject of hot rodding for over 40 years and he has documented every emerging trend from the entire hot rod world. Who better to bring you the latest in that …

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Dean Jeffries: 50 Fabulous Years in Hot Rods, Racing & Film

Product Description: Winner of International Automotive Media Bronze Award 2010 A regular contributor to Road & Track, Tom Cotter is the author of two bestselling automotive-rescue books, The Cobra in the Barn and The Hemi in the Barn. He also is the co-author of an award-winning history of the legendary race team Holman-Moody. Before focusing on writing, Cotter built one of the most successful PR agencies in …

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Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: You’re building a hot rod.  The first step is the chassis.  If it’s not right, the car won’t handle well.  If it’s really not right, the car might destroy itself.  There are choices to be made, from frame rails to suspension components, and some combinations will work better than others.  Next is the body. This is what everyone sees first. It’s what makes a hot rod a hot rod.  …

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Hot Rod Garages

Product Description: You've seen the hot rods and custom rides, even looked into the hot rodding lifestyle, but what about where it all starts--in the garages humble or grand where countless hours of machining and wrenching, welding and shaping, elbow grease and inspiration bring a hot rodder's vision to life. In this book, acclaimed hot rod photographer Peter Vincent takes readers into the shops and garages of more …

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Hot Rod Kings: Top Traditional Rod and Custom Builders

Product Description: Thomson and Perry venture into the shops of today’s top hot rodders and customizers to reveal what makes them go, how they think, and who they are.

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Hot Rod Memories: Relived Again

Product Description: Hot Rod Memories: Relived Again

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Hot Rod Roots: A Tribute to the Pioneers

Product Description: Here are hot rodding's true pioneers--the guys who raced the lakes in the mid-century, the ones who broke the records, and those who, through sheer ingenuity, transformed discarded car bodies, flathead V-8s, and four-bangers into the stuff of myth. In essays by some of the most respected journalists in hot rodding today, these icons of the early days come to life, and the history of hot rodding …

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Hot Rod: An American Original

Product Description: This collection of six photo-essays, from one of the worlds most revered hot rod photographers, examines the major hot rod styles to develop over the last half-century, from T-buckets and deuce coupes to customs, dry-lake racers, rodded trucks and specialty show cars. Essays discuss the significance and evolution of each style.

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Hot Rod: The Photography of Peter Vincent

Product Description: Aesthetics are at the core of hot rodding. And nothing captures the visual essence of the hot rod like Peter Vincent's photography. In brilliant color and fully-saturated black-and-white photography, Vincent will capture America's most essential hot rods, hot rodders, and racers in dramatic settings such as the Bonneville Salt Flats and California's dry lakes – the places from which hot rodders …

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Hot Rods & Customs of the 1960's

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Hot Rods & Customs of the 1970s

Product Description: Welcome back to the days of bellbottoms, questionable hairstyles, and totally groovy hot rods and customs. More than 150 images from author Andy Southard's extensive archives of hot rod photography showcases the entire 1970s custom scene. Accompanying the stunning photos are evocative captions and the revealing stories behind these awesome creations.

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Hot Rods & Street Rods

Product Description: Discover antique, classic and newfound relics in this amazing collection of automobiles. For serious collectors or curious beginners. The automobile is not only regarded as having shaped America, its birth and early life can also be seen as a microcosm of the history of the 20th century - often referred to as the American century.

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Hot Rods (First Gear)

Product Description: Chopped or channeled, candy metalflaked or rusted-out, hot rods are institutions of American motoring. This collection of more than three dozen roadsters, coupes, rat rods, and show cars provides a nicely priced, all-color survey of this enduring hobby. Each hot rod is featured in full-vehicle and detail shots of the car, a brief history of the car and the build, and more.

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Hot Rods (The 500)

Product Description: Strip ‘em down, hop ‘em up, and drive ‘em fast -- all in the pursuit of good fun. What started as a Southern California craze in the 1920s, hot rodding automobiles has spread to become a popular pastime on the streets, drag strips, and dry lakes across America. This decade-by-decade tour offers 500 photos and detailed information on the most important models and trends in hot rod history.

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Hot Rods: Roadsters, Coupes, Customs (Idea Book)

Product Description: When it comes to building your hot rod, you’re faced with choices for everything from which go-fast goodies to slap on your mill to what paint and other eye candy might define your rod more than anything else.  And when it comes to a hot rod, parts aren’t just parts; it’s all in how they come together--either it works or it doesn’t. This new Motorbooks Idea Book covers every system of …

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How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod, Revised Ed.

Product Description: Build your own flathead roadster just as it would have been built in the 1950s! Using a 1929 Ford Model A, this guide follows its construction from start to fantastic finish. Bishop begins with a wealth of expert advice on planning your project, finding traditional parts, and acquiring the tools, time, space, and services needed. From frame, front suspension and steering, to brakes, engine and …

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How to Build Hot Rod Chassis (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: The ultimate in hot rod chassis design and construction guides enthusiasts through all the ins and outs of successfully building a chassis that combines classic 1950s styling with 21st century performance. Author Tim Remus has gleaned the very best tips and techniques for frames, suspension, steering, brakes, and wheels from many chassis shops.

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How to Chop Tops (Hot Rod How to)

Product Description: Now you can chop and finish your vehicle top yourself. Reduce body front area and increase top speed with expert instructions provided by master customizer Tex Smith. Learn from the master, as Smith leads you through the entire process step-by-step from start to fantastic finish.

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How to Swap GM LS-Series Engines into Almost Anything (S-A Design)

Product Description: In 1997, the LS1-powered Corvette hit the streets. At the time, the new LS1 garnered much fanfare, but in reality, its release marked a seismic advance in V-8 engine technology that ushered in a new era of performance. The LS1, featuring ground-breaking architecture, was the first of the third generation of LS engines, which delivered towering performance and efficiency from its compact design. …

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Old School Hot Rods

Product Description: Hot topic -- millions of people tune in each week to custom car building television shows: American Hot Rod, Overhaulin', Two Guys' Garage and more Eye-catching package makes this a great gift or a cool coffee table book Features beautiful photos sure to inspire hot rod customizers and thrill general car enthusiasts Old school Hot Rods delivers everything …

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Overhaulin': How To Hot Rod the Chevy Small-Block V-8

Product Description: The Chevy small-block V-8 is the most popular performance engine on the street or strip today. Here an expert auto rebuilder and writer takes readers through the step-by-step process of hot rodding this engine for street or dragstrip use. Full-color photographs accompany the instructions, making the steps especially clear and easy to follow. The book provides all the detail anyone with a minimum …

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Radical Hot Rods

Product Description: The most outrageous hot rods in the world are featured in Radical Hot Rods by Larry O'Toole. All the color and spectacle of the top end of hot rodding comes together in this full color book. Monstrous blown engines, huge wheels and tires, extreme styling and exotic, advanced engineering are the ingredients that combine together to become the radical hot rods of the modern era. These are the hot …

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Roy Brizio Street Rods: Modern Hot Rods Defined

Product Description: What began more than fifty years ago with Andy Brizio has become, over two generations, the shop that has defined modern hot rodding:  Roy Brizio Street Rods.  With winners at the prestigious Oakland Roadster Show, and customers like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Neil Young, Roy Brizio Street Rods is a name to be reckoned with. But more than anything, Brizio is known for building street rods …

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SO-CAL Speed Shop: The Fast Tale of the California Racers Who Made Hot Rod History

Product Description: The ability of U.S. car enthusiasts to satisfy their need for speed changed dramatically in the late 1940s as car-crazy veterans returned home from World War II with formal mechanical training, courtesy of Uncle Sam. This is the story of how one such veteran, an ex–B-17 airman named Alex Xydias, established the SO-CAL Speed Shop and helped transform hot rodding from a scruffy, underground, …

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The American Hot Rod

Product Description: This fine illustrated history of the heyday of the American hot rod pairs veteran car fan and investigator Batchelor with the story of the evolution of performance autos which went beyond the family car. Over two hundred black and white photos and many color shots pepper this lively history, not only reported on but lived by hot rodder author Batchelor. -- Midwest Book Review

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'32 Ford Deuce: The Official 75th Anniversary Edition

Product Description: In 1931, Henry Ford famously announced that his company would produce an eight-cylinder car, if only because its competitors were building fours and sixes. The result, introduced in 1932, was Ford Motor Company’s first V8-powered car. The “Deuce” was a design and technological milestone that would become the quintessential hot rod platform. Arriving just in time for the Deuce’s 75th …

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