Art of the Hot Rod

Art of the Hot Rod

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DIVThe best hot rods are art on four wheels, and this book, a collection of studio photography of the cars produced by the worlda€™s top hot-rod builders, is nothing less than a gallery of the best of American hot rodding. Profiling top builders like Pete Chapouris, Roy Brizio, Vern Tardel, Troy Trepanier, and 15 others and featuring studio portraits of their most outstanding custom creations, this book celebrates the uniquely American marriage of mechanical know-how to an inspired sense of style and design. Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged parts, rebuilt with classic looks and futuristic technologya€”these are automotive works of art, as powerful on the page as they are on the street. Through the stunning portraiture of master photographer Peter Harholdt, Art of the Hot Rod captures these magnificent creations as never seen before./div16. 1951 SO-CAL BELLY TANK owned by Bruce Meyer 1935 FORD ... His first business brought quality, mass-produced aftermarket parts to do-it-yourselfers everywhere. He revived the idea of coupes as a€œreala€ hot rods. A decade later Chapouris was on the cutting edge of the fat-fendered movement, and with some amazing restorations in the a#39;90s he firmly ... I wish I can play guitar like Billy Gibbons can, a€ he says of the ZZTop musician, longtime friend, and frequent So- Cal customer.

Title:Art of the Hot Rod
Author:Ken Gross
Publisher:Motorbooks - 2012-06-19


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