Hot Rod Roots:A Tribute to the Pioneers


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Here are hot roddings 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 unfolds in all its gritty glory. Featured throughout
are rare photographs drawn from the archives of the American Hot Rod
Foundation, an institution dedicated to preserving, promoting, and
celebrating the history of hot rodding. Compiled by noted hot rod
author Dain Gingerelli, the essays in Hot Rod Roots take up topics
crucial to the development of hot rodding from the 1920s to the
early 60s: Robert Genat explores the symbiotic relationship between
hot rodders and the U.S. military during World War II; Pat Ganahl
delves into the birth of the belly tank and its lasting effects on
the sport; Greg Sharp tracks hot roddings impact on the development
of circle-track racing; Gingerelli explains how the sanctioning of
quarter-mile drag racing accelerated hot roddings growth; Ken Gross
documents the effect of enthusiast magazines and car shows; and Mark
Morton shows how hot roddings early roots will always remain a part
of the sport. The book also includes a foreword by So-Cal Speed Shop
founder and dry lakes pioneer Alex Xydias.

Hardbound with 176 Pages
9.25″w x 10.875″h

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 2 in


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