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Americas Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s and 1970s

Americas Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s and 1970s

  • Author: Scotty Gosson
  • Publisher: CarTech Inc
  • ISBN: 1613250363
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 159
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Show Rods began as visions of futuristic cars and eventually morphed into cartoon-like representations of cars. This roundtable discussion from the industry's icons as well as great vintage photographs make this book a must-have.

Big Book of Barris

Big Book of Barris

  • Author: George Barris David Fetherston
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610608206
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Show Rod Model Kits

Show Rod Model Kits

A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits

  • Author: Scotty Gosson
  • Publisher: CarTech Inc
  • ISBN: 1613251564
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 144
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Growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s saw the development of extensive prosperity, of previously unknown luxury, and a level of frivolity that the previous generation never knew. Television, expansion into the suburbs, and the rapid growth of automobiles all led to a development boom that people had never experienced. Combine this with automotive growth, hot rodding, car shows, kids playing with toy cars and building models, and you have the elements necessary to create the show rod craze that proliferated in America during the 1960s and 1970s. A complement to author Scotty Gosson's previous title, America's Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s & 1970s, this all-new book covers what was often the inspiration for all those crazy show rods, the model kits themselves. Viewed from a collector's standpoint rather than a builder's point of view, all of the coolest and wildest kits are featured. Kits including the Red Baron, Li'l Coffin, Mysterion, Uncertain-T, Batmobile, and many more are featured from manufacturers such as Monogram, AMT, Revell, and MPC. Interviews and insights from the designers, the car builders, and the corporate suits provide a unique behind-the-scenes insight into not only what enthusiasts were demanding, but also the methods and marketing savvy that made it all happen. Author Gosson's entertaining prose, unique perspective, diligent research, and color photography throughout make this book essential for show rod enthusiasts. Whether you are interested in picking up the collecting hobby, just want a few cool kits from your childhood to display, or simply want to reminisce about building and obsessing over these crazy kits from your youth, Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits will be a fun addition to your library.

King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris

King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris

  • Author: Brett Barris,Douglas Nason
  • Publisher: Last Gasp
  • ISBN: 9780867198096
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 496
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George Barris is undisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients. "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris" is the definitive work on a legend, over five years in the making. This is a massive volume containing nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos and design illustrations, illuminating how Barris creations helped redefine the automobile s place in American culture. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book covers the full spectrum of George Barris design genius. King of the Kustomizers is filled with untold stories and rare images from both Barris' famous and not-so-famous works. A generous selection of Barris tribute art some created especially for this volume is also included to showcase the enduring influence and legacy of the Barris Kustoms brand. This is one ride you don t want to miss "

Hot Rods by Ed Big Daddy Roth

Hot Rods by Ed Big Daddy Roth

  • Author: Ed Roth, Tony Thacker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610609647
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Barris TV and Movie Cars

Barris TV and Movie Cars

  • Author: George Barris David Fetherston
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610608183
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Rat Rods

Rat Rods

Rodding's Imperfect Stepchildren

  • Author: Scotty Gosson
  • Publisher: Cartech Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781934709214
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 160
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These rods rarely sport paint jobs of any kind, and their owners aren't scared to drive them. They represent an attitude, but never take anything too seriously. Rat Rods are high on style but low on budget, and that's why so many love them.

America's Coolest Station Wagons

America's Coolest Station Wagons

A Colleciton of Classic Cruisers

  • Author: Scotty Gosson
  • Publisher: CarTech Inc
  • ISBN: 193470945X
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 144
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Noted magazine writing veteran Scotty Gosson takes an informative and lighthearted look at the lowly station wagon. Long lauded as a family mover unworthy of respect, the vintage style and quirky functionality of old wagons is now finding favor with enthusiasts and baby boomers alike. Their unique shapes and smile-inducing purpose separates wagons from more typical vintage rides, and in modified or customized form, wagons take on an entirely different personality.

Chaparral Can-Am and Prototype Race Cars

Chaparral Can-Am and Prototype Race Cars

  • Author: Dave Friedman
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • ISBN: 9780760305089
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 208
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Chaparral: Can-Am & Prototype Race Cars Dave Friedman This outstanding photohistory chronicles the exploits of Chaparral sports racers, from Jim Halls entry as a driver in the 195s through the ultimate Can-Am monster, the 2J (sucker car" constructed for the 197 season. Friedman¦s photography takes you onto the tracks, into the pits, and inside the Chaparral race shops. Filled with extensive quotes from Hall and many of his drivers, including Roger Penske, Phil Hill, Sam Posey, and others. Exceptional! Foreword by Jim Hall.

Weld Like a Pro

Weld Like a Pro

Beginning to Advanced Techniques

  • Author: Jerry Uttrachi
  • Publisher: CarTech Inc
  • ISBN: 1613252218
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 144
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Welding is an art and skill that's essential for automotive fabrication, repair, and vehicle upgrades, but it is also an important skill for countless household projects and industries. Some books show merely basic welding techniques with steel and cast iron. But this isn't your run-of-the-mill introductory welding book. In this revised edition of the previous title, Advanced Automotive Welding, Jerry Uttrachi, past president of the American Welding Society, does show you how to perform basic welding procedures with steel and cast iron. But he also reveals advanced welding techniques and the use of aluminum, titanium, magnesium, stainless steel, and other specialty materials. Projects and techniques in this book focus on automotive applications but can also be used for welding a bicycle frame, welding a steel grill, or repairing the frame for a garden bench. TIG, oxyacetylene, arc, and wire-feed welding processes are covered, but special coverage is provided for stick and MIG. Welding butt and V-joints is explained plus welding more complex joints, including J- and U-joints, is also shown. Step-by-step instruction and exceptional detail give you the necessary information to tackle and complete complex welding jobs. Popular automotive projects, such as welding an electric fuel pump into an aluminum tank, repairing chromemoly suspension arms, and welding in floorpans, are thoroughly covered. And when it comes to repairing household items, specific projects such as repairing and modifying the steel tubing on an exercise machine, repairing a decorative bench, and more are covered. Rather than take a project to a shop, you can now do the job at home. Whether you're new to welding or a veteran welder looking to work with special materials or involved in a special project, you will find indispensible information within the pages of this book. Now you can confidently weld with steel, cast iron, aluminum, anodized steel, titanium, magnesium, and other specialty metals.

Porsche 70 Years

Porsche 70 Years

There Is No Substitute

  • Author: Randy Leffingwell
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • ISBN: 0760347255
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 256
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"This richly illustrated book offers a complete history of Porsche. The book focuses on the engineering and design stories while paying homage to key players. Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events"--

Ferrari 70 Years

Ferrari 70 Years

  • Author: Dennis Adler
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • ISBN: 0760353069
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 320
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For 70 years, Ferrari has produced automotive works of art to fire the imaginations of car lovers worldwide. A stellar combination of beauty, performance, racing success, exclusivity and Italian flair have combined to make Ferrari the world's most iconic carmaker. All these traits coalesce in the form of Ferrari's road cars. From the 125S in 1947, to the versatile 340 in the 1950s, to the stunning 250s and 275s of the 1960s, to the Daytona, to the shocking F40, to the modern era's outrageous hypercars the Enzo and LaFerrari, no other sports car manufacturer has so consistently set the bar for style and performance. It's a near unbroken 70-year run of hits. Ferrari 70 Years lifts the hood on Ferrari's sports car history beginning in 1947, but also touches on Enzo Ferrari's early career with Alfa-Romeo before he launched his iconic company. Author Dennis Adler offers Ferrari owners and fans an engaging and comprehensive history of Maranello's extensive sports car range. Adler's detailed text is accompanied by his gorgeous photography and supplemented by fascinating images from Ferrari's historic archive. There is simply no better way to celebrate Ferrari's fantastic history.

111 Porsche Stories You Should Know

111 Porsche Stories You Should Know

  • Author: Wilfried Muller
  • Publisher: Emons Publishers
  • ISBN: 9783740800352
  • Category:
  • Page: 304
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* 111 Porsche stories that will give you a greater insight into the lengendary car manufactory* A must for anyone with even just a passing interest in PorscheWhat came first - the Porsche or the Beetle? Which Porsche racing car set every world record in the very year it was first presented in racing at Monza? And who is "Sascha"?Immerse yourself in the unique and visionary world of Porsche: in tales of secret prototypes, fascinating photos from the Porsche archives, magic words such as "Carrera" and inside stories that have never yet been told in this way.

Lost Drag Strips

Lost Drag Strips

Ghosts of Quarter Miles Past

  • Author: Tommy Lee Byrd
  • Publisher: CarTech Inc
  • ISBN: 1613250452
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 176
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This book takes a look at many of the lost quarter-mile tracks across the country. Some of them are gone completely; paved over to make room for housing developments or strip malls. For fans of drag racing's past, it's a sobering and interesting study.

How to Rebuild and Modify Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions

How to Rebuild and Modify Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions

  • Author: George Reid
  • Publisher: CarTech Inc
  • ISBN: 1934709824
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 144
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In How to Rebuild and Modify Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions, author George Reid walks readers through the process step-by-step, from removing the transmission, to complete overhaul, to proper re-installation and road testing.

Drag Racing Gassers Photo Archive

Drag Racing Gassers Photo Archive

  • Author: Lou Hart
  • Publisher: Enthusiast Books
  • ISBN: 9781583881880
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 128
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One of drag racings very popular classes formed was the Gassers. During the `50s, Model A and 1932-`34 Fords were considered the hot set-up for these gas classes. Using Ford V-8 "flatheads" and later overhead valve engines, Gas Coupe and Sedan classes had to maintain stock wheelbases and the engine relocation was limited. By the mid-60s, it was rare to find an upper classed gasser with any other body make than Willys, Studebaker, Austin or Anglia. They were the stoutest full-bodied cars on strips nationwide. Touring teams ran four to six times every week, often traveling several hundred miles day and night to make their next dates. This was old school racing! However, interest waned as fliptop funny cars took over in popularity. The battles in A/GS (later AA/GS) ranks created many heroes and villains who etched their marks into drag racing history. Gassers shared with fans of the quarter mile one the most thrilling overall racecar types, and for an era that was all too short, they were literally the Kings of the Sport. Enjoy this photo book that takes you back to that time.

A Weird-Oh World

A Weird-Oh World

The Art of Bill Campbell

  • Author: Mark Cantrell
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764346484
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 191
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You may know Bill Campbell's name, but chances are, you know his handiwork better, especially the Weird-Ohs models that burst on the pop culture scene in the 1960s. Enjoy looking back over the career of this colorful artist in over 700 brilliant photos and witty prose. From his early days painting model box tops for the Hawk Model Company to his invention of the iconic Weird-Ohs model kits, Bill has continued to create some of the most unique artwork the world has seen. Also discover his work for national ad campaigns, editorial cartoons, his box art, fine art, and the Weird-Ohs that never were. Now much of that work has been gathered into one volume that traces the entire arc of Bill's career, including his connection to the Manhattan Project, an initiative that may well have saved his life. Much of the art is presented here for the very first time.

Drag Racing Fuel Altereds Photo Archive

Drag Racing Fuel Altereds Photo Archive

From Flatheads to Outlaws

  • Author: Lou Hart
  • Publisher: Enthusiast Books
  • ISBN: 9781583881835
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 128
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The Fuel Altered, one of the most brutal and exciting cars that ever covered the quarter mile, consisted of a wheelbase average less than 100 inches that was fitted with a blown-supercharged 1500-horsepower engine running on Nitro! With a low center of gravity, the Altered was often compared to a 4,000-pound raging bull, as the driver had all he could handle keeping these beasts on the track! From flatheads to Nitro-burning monsters, see daredevils Mooneyham & Sharp, Gabby Bleeker, John Forska, Willie Borsch, Dale Emery, Leon Fitzgerald, "Big" Glenn Way, Don Green, Sush Matsubara, Leroy Chadderton, and many more blaze the quarter mile to standing-room-only crowds!

The Business of Speed

The Business of Speed

The Hot Rod Industry in America, 1915–1990

  • Author: David N. Lucsko
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 0801889901
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 343
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Since the mass production of Henry Ford’s Model T, car enthusiasts have been redesigning, rebuilding, and reengineering their vehicles for increased speed and technical efficiency. They purchase aftermarket parts, reconstruct engines, and enhance body designs, all in an effort to personalize and improve their vehicles. Why do these car enthusiasts modify their cars and where do they get their aftermarket parts? Here, David N. Lucsko provides the first scholarly history of America’s hot rod business. Lucsko examines the evolution of performance tuning through the lens of the $34-billion speed equipment industry that supports it. As early as 1910, dozens of small shops across the United States designed, manufactured, and sold add-on parts to consumers eager to employ new technologies as they tinkered with their cars. Operating for much of the twentieth century in the shadow of the Big Three automobile manufacturers—General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler—these businesses grew at an impressive rate, supplying young and old hot rodders with thousands of performance-boosting gadgets. Lucsko offers a rich and heretofore untold account of the culture and technology of the high-performance automotive aftermarket in the United States, offering a fresh perspective on the history of the automobile in America.

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America, 1957-1972

  • Author: Mark Voger
  • Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
  • ISBN: 1605490644
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 192
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Time-trip back to the frightening era of 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit “Monster Mash,” Aurora’s model kits, TV shows (Shock Theatre, The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Dark Shadows), “Mars Attacks” trading cards, Eerie Publications, Planet of the Apes, and more! It features interviews with James Warren (Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella magazines), Forrest J Ackerman (Famous Monsters of Filmland), John Astin (The Addams Family), Al Lewis (The Munsters), Jonathan Frid (Dark Shadows), George Barris (monster car customizer), Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (Rat Fink), Bobby (Boris) Pickett (Monster Mash singer/songwriter) and others, with a Foreword by TV horror host Zacherley, the “Cool Ghoul.” Written by Mark Voger.