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LORENZ BOOKS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOT RODS


An illustrated encyclopedia with more than 600 photographs John Carroll and Garry Stuart


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July 2011 (Not for sale in the USA) UK £14.99 (P) 448 (REG448)


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• An illustrated encyclopedia of classic hot rods and street rods, with over 550 stunning photographs


• A fascinating chronological reference to a legendary style of automobile, covering the early models of the 1920s through to those of today


• Detailed chapters on each decade through the 20th century look at the evolution of the style, with a focus on interiors, special features, wheels and engines


• A comprehensive volume that is perfect for all automobile enthusiasts


According to Webster’s dictionary, a hot rod is “an automobile rebuilt or modified for high speed and acceleration”. Hot rods are more than that, however – they are a powerful American icon. In fact they have become the stuff of legends, celebrated in both movies and popular music. This fascinating book takes you through the history


of the style, from their birthplace in southern California and the ‘souped-up’ Model Ts of the 1920s through the Belly-Tank Lakesters of the ‘40s and ‘50s to today’s Rat Rods and fiberglass Repro Rods. There are facts about the manufacturer, design and engineering behind each machine, making each one roar to life on the page. An informed text and stunning photographs, make this the perfect reference book for motoring enthusiasts or anybody with an interest in automobiles.


⁄2 x 81


Hardback with jacket Over 600 photographs 10


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About the Authors


John Carroll has long been a fan of street rods, especially rods based on the 1932 Ford. He has also written extensively on American automotive specialties.


Garry Stuart has been photographing cars and motorcycles professionally for 20 years, and his pictures have appeared in magazines and books throughout the world.


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