Motorbooks is always coming up with a new book that is a must have for the book shelf or the table top or the garage workbench. Hot Rods are not for everyone but most car guys love them even if they don’t want one. This historical reveal all was created and edited by Michael Dregni. It is a collection of true stories told by the folks who were there.
As if the stories were not enough every page contains either a remarkable photo, outstanding hot rod art work or a vintage poster or even a speed shop advertisement from back in the day.
Reading this book is like sitting in the corner of a garage and listening to car guy heroes talk about their best car stories.
Most of us have had similar experiences but we lack the story telling skills of these authors. However, if you were not one of those wild and crazy Hot Rodders then you need to read this to know what you missed.
These aren’t stories about missing a trophy at at car show or how to polish your Billet. These are the down and dirty stories of guys who drive hot rods as daily drivers. These are stories about guys who built hot rods out of junk because it was all they could afford but they wanted to go fast.
The most common thread throughout all of the stories is the common theme of street racing and girls. One author even puts the birth of hot rods not on the West Coast but rather in the Appalachian Mountains. One of those highly modified moonshine running vehicles could easily have been the very first hot rods ever.