Hot rods have made legends, taking the spotlight in all aspects of the beach culture, in movies, and in music. They represent youth, rebellion, and a drive to do things a little differently. The hot rod movement has always been a grassroots, groundswell movement, and underground art form that defies a straightforward chronicle succinctly tied up with a bow, and this book is Hot Rod History by those who lived it - the voices, experiences, images, artwork of people who know and love the hot rod like nothing else: Robert Williams, Henry Gregor Felson, Gale Banks, Pat Ganahl, Albert Drake, David Fetherstone, Steve Hendrickson, Allan Girdler, Budd Davisson, Kent Bash, Brad Bowling, Jay Carnin, Vince Crain, Peter Tytla, Dale Klee, It's truly a tale with an exhaust sound reverberating around the world - if you're still in awe of that first hot rod, still driving and tuning hot rods, or still dreaming of hot rods, then this book is for you.
Michael Dregni is the author of Inside Ferrari, an engineering history of Ferrari automobiles, and two histories of motorscooters, Scooters! and Illustrated MotorScooter Buyer's Guide. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.