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The Hot Rod Reader
Hot rods are built for speed and each is a unique creation reflecting its builder's vision. The Hot Rod Reader offers similar features with writings and excerpts that capture the excitement of hot rodding, the history of how it came to be, and the major events, people, cars, and builders who have brought hot rods to national attention.The anthology includes diverse contributions from popular writers covering hot rods and custom cars--writers like Tom Wolfe, Jay Leno, Peter Vincent, and more. Also included are stories about the most daring, cutting-edge innovators in the hot rodding field today. The entire collection works like a field guide, helping readers to explore various themes within hot rodding through news articles, essays, fiction, interviews, and more, with more than 60 color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs to illuminate each excerpt and story.Dig deeper into a hobby that's all about tinkering with machines to make them go faster, look cooler, function better, and exceed expectations. Motivated by both craftsmanship and performance, hot rodders encourage us to push the limits of both mechanical objects and social acceptance, and in the process, they have redefined the driving experience. Read the full story of the hot rod with The Hot Rod Reader.
Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream
A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw auto dealer as he struggles to save a rusted '57 Chevy—a car that has already passed through twelve pairs of hands before his—while financial ruin, government bureaucrats and the FBI close in on him.
Built to Thrill
In striking full-color photographs and engaging commentary, fans of Clive Cussler’s five bestselling series can explore the personal automotive collection of the literary master of mechanical marvels. Readers will explore the history of each model and the story of how it was found and restored, not to mention notes on where some of these dazzling machines have appeared in his novels. The fins, the fenders, the furious horsepower: Built to Thrill runs straight through the forties, fifties, and sixties, capturing it all.
Wide-Open Muscle: The Rarest Muscle Car Convertibles
Climb inside these stunning muscle car drop-tops, straight from the classic era of American high-performance cars!Today's rarest, priciest, and most highly sought-after muscle cars are also the least practical. These are the striking convertibles of the 1960s and 1970s that were optioned out for drag racing. Wide-Open Muscle showcases these rare cars and proves that sometimes it pays to throw practicality out the window in order to make something purely cool and fun to drive.At the peak of drag racing popularity, it was common knowledge that racers needed the lightest, most rigid-framed cars available. Convertibles represent the exact opposite of that description, so it's amazing that these drop tops ever emerged amid the circle of full-throttle dragsters. While typical convertible drivers cruised around listening to the latest Lovin' Spoonful release in the eight-track tape deck, these muscle-car convertibles were equipped for rock 'n' roll speed. These topless muscle cars are so rare because few people had the dedication (or money) to buy a vehicle this impractical. They're valuable because they represent the absolute extreme of the entire muscle-car genre.All the cars in Wide-Open Muscle are shot in similar fashion, studio-style with a black background using a process known as light painting. It is the ultimate portrayal of the ultimate muscle cars.
Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years
Celebrate the engine that changed the motorcycle world. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead tells the entire Knucklehead story - accompanied by modern and period photography - from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses.And what an engine it was - in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world - a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day, every cruiser-style motorcycle adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead.
De Fabianis, Valeria Manferto (Edt)
Building on the ongoing success of the "CubeBook" series, White Star has condensed the chunky format of the traditional "CubeBook" format to present the "MiniCube" series. These small format volumes are unabridged. Due to their particular shape and format, the "MiniCubes" are not only books; they are objects to play with or to collect. Each of these palm sized books is a tiny treasure trove of images.
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