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Here are the real pioneers of Hot Rodding - racing lakes in mid-century, breaking records, and by sheer ingenuity transforming discarded car bodies, flathead V-8's, four-bangers into the cars of myth and legend. In essays by the most respected hot-rodding journalists today, the icons of early days come alive, and the full history of hot-rodding unfolds in all it's gritty glory. Complementing the writing are never-before-seen photographs from the American Hot Rod Foundation, sure to be as interesting as the writing itself: Robert genat explores the symyiosis between the US military and hot rodders in World war II; Pat Ganahl delves into the birth of the belly tank and it's effect on the sport; Greg Sharpe looks at hot rodding's effect on the development of circle-track racing; Gingerelli examines how sanctioning quater-mile drag racing increased hot rodding's growth; Ken Gross documents the growth of hot reodding media, and it's impact in the Motorsport world; Mark Mortron shows why hot rodding will always remain close to it's roots; and Alex Xydias, the founder of the So-Cal Speed Shop, writes a specially commissioned introduction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760328187
ISBN-10: 0760328188
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 234mm x 20mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dain Gingerelli

Dan Gingerelli is a veteran hot rodder and journalist of the sport. He has written several books on the subject and still races today.

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