The Drive

Custom Cars and Their Builders

Author: Maximilian Funk,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899556513

Category: Automobiles

Page: 256

View: 5658


Handcrafted, radical, and subversive, these custom cars are designed and made by a small number of specialists

The Age of Hot Rods

Essays on Rods, Custom Cars and Their Drivers from the 1950s to Today

Author: Albert Drake

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078643404X

Category: Transportation

Page: 207

View: 9655


This book is a collection of Bud Drakes columns from Rod Action and Goodguys Gazette for which he has written, respectively, the columns Fifties Flashback and Flashing Back. Within it is a wealth of historical essays and colorful writing on the people, machines, movies and cultural events that shaped hot rod culture.

The American Custom Car

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760309506

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

View: 4756


Among the hardest core of American automotive enthusiasts there always exists a desire to press styling and performance a step beyond the showroom floor -- to truly craft an automobile of one's own. This photographic and cultural history examines the evolution of American custom cars from the 1930s to present, covering touchstone trends, influential builders (Barris, Roth, Coddington et al), custom shows, enthusiast magazines and regional styles. An expensive collection of rare period photography and exclusive modern shots help illustrate how Detroit informed the styling of customs (and vice versa), the explosion of the custom car scene after World War II and the factors that led to the custom's near-death in the 1960s and its resurgence in the '80s. But most of all, this chronicle is a showcase of the great cars and people who influenced the movement through the years.

Old School Customs

Top Traditional Custom Car Builders

Author: Alan Mayes

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760334577

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 1980


Illustrated profiles of the custom car builders who carry on the tradition of the pioneers. Features John D'Agostino, Bill Hines, Richard Zocchi, Darryl Starbird, Bo Huff, and Rick Murray, among others.


The Custom Car Photography of James Potter, 1955-1959

Author: Thom Taylor

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760348413

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 2110


In the late 1950s, as designers from the Big Three became more daring, their do-it-yourself counterparts in the custom-car world found that the new designs from Detroit worked exceptionally well with custom treatments like shaving, lowering, "lakes pipes," and the ever-wilder custom painting of the day - aesthetics that would come to dominate this peak custom car era. Professional freelance photographer James Potter captured the epicenter of this landmark scene in what was then suburban Los Angeles. In this photographic history of that time and place, Thom Taylor presents the best of Potter's collection depicting the cars of "Kustomland." Two- and four-page features on two-dozen renowned customs from mild to radical feature not only Potter's exemplary work, but brief capsule histories of the cars and their owners and captions detailing the cars' features. Taylor also includes features on legendary custom painter Larry Watson and the Renegades car club, as well as a biography of Potter and a historic overview of Kustomland and the areas it encompassed.

The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspensions

Author: Jeff Tann

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709182

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 9060


In How to Build Hot Rod Chassis, highly regarded hot rodding author Jeff Tann covers everything enthusiasts need to know about designing and building their new chassis and suspension system. It thoroughly explores both factory and aftermarket frames, modified factory solid-axle suspensions, and aftermarket independent front and rear suspension setups. No matter what design a reader may be considering for his own car, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis delivers a wealth of information on the pros and cons of all systems available.

Custom Cars

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822590123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 608


People customize their cars to look cool, go fast or both. To their owners, custom cars are more than just vehicles. They are a hobby, a passion, even a way of life. From high-powered hot rods and street rods, to fast and colorful tuner cars, each type of custom has a unique culture and community surrounding it. That's because car lovers like nothing better than to hang out together and share their love of cars. In this book, you will learn about everything from cool classic customs to the hottest new custom machines, the names of some of the most famous car customizers, and where car lovers gather to show off their machines. Photographs by Chuck Vranas.

The Cars of The Fast and the Furious

Author: Eddie Paul

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760315514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 127

View: 9491


A fascinating look inside the preparation of the cars and the making of the movie scenes featured in the 2001 box office hit The Fast and the Furious and in the 2003 summer release sequel The Fast and the Furious 2. Officially authorized by Universal Studios, this book draws on the experience of Eddie Paul in acquiring, constructing and modifying the cars for both movies. This book, with 300 color illustrations, reveals how the automotive stunts were choreographed, performed and filmed. This is a true insider's guide to the exciting world of fast cars, thrilling stunts, and motion-picture production.