Ed's rise to fame began in the '50s, and peaked with the custom car boom of the early '60s-every kid in America knew who Rat Fink was, and many built models of his custom cars and wore his qmonsterq T-shirts. As custom cars went out of style, Ed turned to other pursuits, but a growing interest in hot rod history in the '90s brought him back to the fore, and he was more popular than ever. To say his life was interesting is an understatement-and this book covers it all, from art to custom cars, monster shirts to VW-powered trikes, and the wild life that brought it all together.The Cooper was the factory hot rod version of the Mini, and it came with a larger engine with dual carburetors. Mini expert ... The new retro Mini introduced by BMW in 2002 is patterned on this car. ... The Mini engine is mounted transversely in front. ... The real weak links on the Minis (including the Coopers) were the small four-wheel drum brakes and the Lucas electricals (a problem on most British cars).
|Title||:||Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth - His Life, Times, Cars, and Art|
|Publisher||:||CarTech Inc - 2011-01-15|