The Drive

The Drive

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

Author: Maximilian Funk

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 3899556518

Category: Automobiles

Page: 256

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

The Age of Hot Rods

The Age of Hot Rods

This collection of his columns from Rod Action and Goodguys Gazette over the past quarter century, also incorporating several unpublished pieces, offers a wealth of historical information and insights.

Author: Albert Drake

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786434046

Category: Transportation

Page: 207

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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.
Categories: Transportation

The American Custom Car

The American Custom Car

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.

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760309507

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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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.
Categories: Transportation

The Legendary Custom Cars and Hot Rods of Gene Winfield

The Legendary Custom Cars and Hot Rods of Gene Winfield

For the first time, Gene's career is examined in this volume fully illustrated with photography from Gene's personal archive.

Author: David Grant

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760327785

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Of all of the pioneering custom-car builders to come to prominence in the 1950s--Harry Westergard, George Barris, and Dean Jeffries, among others--one of the most prolific was a young man from Modesto, California, named Gene Winfield. Cutting his teeth in California's hopping postwar hot rod scene, Gene eventually gravitated toward custom cars, becoming one of the medium's preeminent and most-sought-after practitioners.For the first time, Gene's career is examined in this volume fully illustrated with photography from Gene's personal archive. Written by longtime Winfield employee David Grant, The Legendary Hot Rods and Custom Cars of Gene Winfield" is culled from hours of interviews with Gene and recounts everything from his early days in Modesto and his first shop in a converted backyard chicken coop, to his role in forming the Century Toppers car club, his involvement in dry lakes and circle-track racing, the formation of Winfield's Custom Shop in 1955, and the impressive string of vehicles that followed.Cars featured include the Ford convertible that graced the second issue of Rod & Custom," the 1950 Solar Scene Mercury Coupe, the 1956 Mercury called Jade Idol, and the Ford King "T" that won the 1963 AMBR award, among dozens of others. Grant also delves into Winfield's involvement with model-maker AMT, movie and TV vehicles for such projects as The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and Get Smart," and reminisces from Winfield's contemporaries.
Categories: Transportation

Sheet Metal Fab for Car Builders

Sheet Metal Fab for Car Builders

Dreams of customizing become an affordable reality with this book by noted builder, designer, and craftsman William H. Longyard.

Author: William H. Longyard

Publisher: Wolfgang Productions

ISBN: 1929133383

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Thousands of Cobra and Lotus Super 7 replica owners dream of one day turning their fiberglass tribute cars into genuine metal machines, like the originals, but don't know where to begin. Many more car guys would love to customize their hot rod or restore their classic without paying the stiff fees charged by custom panel shops. Now, for the first time, they have a guide that goes into great detail on how to build complete metal bodies, not just patch panels, for any car project without the need for expensive tools, years of training, or paying for professional help. Some of the world's greatest panel crafters share their tips, techniques, and experience to get the home builder up to speed quickly. This book goes well beyond introductory metal shaping and through step-by-step instructions, along with hundreds of photographs, shows how to form complex, perfectly formed panels in the home shop. Dreams of customizing become an affordable reality with this book by noted builder, designer, and craftsman William H. Longyard.
Categories: Transportation

Big Book of Barris

Big Book of Barris

Learning from a select few builders, he took that information and taught many
people how to build unique custom automobiles. The custom car business was
not well established in the 1940s, but George put all of his energy and ideas into
this ...

Author: George Barris David Fetherston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610608208

Category:

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Custom Cars

Custom Cars

They wanted to drive something unique. So they focused on ... They liked how
their big cars looked when they ran low to the ground. So they filled their ... In the
1950s, builders filled in the seams of their cars with melted lead. In recent
decades ...

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780822590125

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 723

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hot Rods and Custom Cars of the Sacramento Delta

Hot Rods and Custom Cars of the Sacramento Delta

AND. MOTORCYCLE. BUILDER. Dennis was creative. This is what customizing
is, modifying something to meet individual or personal specifications. He built
many cars, motorcycles and trucks in his shop in Rio Vista behind Oilwell
Materials.

Author: John V. Callahan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439666067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 176

The Sacramento Delta has produced some of the finest hot rods and custom cars ever made. The passion of the area's builders is evident in the incredible cars they created, which drew nationwide attention. Harry Westerguard, who taught George Barris bodywork, worked on the second "America's Most Beautiful Roadster"----a 1923 "T" that was a style-setter for its day. Bob Dron built his first custom when he was only fifteen and a half, and Lenny Byer created his own "Candy Apple Red" in Rio Vista. Detroit might have had its vision, but the Delta region built its own. Discover the stories behind the cars and their builders as author John V. Callahan takes us on a trip down memory lane.
Categories: Business & Economics

Build Your Own Car PC

Build Your Own Car PC

Custom. car/Kit. car. builders. It may be that you have a vehicle like no other, a
unique creation that you have spent the last decade building from the ground up.
... By designing a system around the way you drive, you can ensure that the
features and functionality it contains are right for you. There is no such thing as
the average driver; everyone has their own driving styles; different drivers make
different ...

Author: Gavin D J Harper

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071487375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 521

One of the first in-depth resources for the booming car PC market Appeals to the huge combined audience of home electronics hobbyists and auto enthusiasts Car PCs are capable of controlling lights, regulating heat and air conditioning, running audio and video systems, navigating, ensuring security, and more Includes parts and required tools lists, troubleshooting tips, and a list of manufacturers where readers can purchase the parts best suited for their customized systems Companion website offers free software and demo versions of products to use with the car PC
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Tuner Cars

Tuner Cars

"Describes tuner cars, including their history, design, and the competitions and events tuner car owners take part in"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Jeff Savage

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429647502

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Describes tuner cars, including their history, design, and the competitions and events tuner car owners take part in"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Barris Kustoms of the 1960s

Barris Kustoms of the 1960s

Author: George Barris David Fetherston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610608178

Category: Transportation

Page:

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Here is a showcase of George Barris' hot rods and custom cars created during the swingin' 1960s. He is a hot-rod legend. This book picks up where the first Barris book, Barris Kustoms of the 1950s, ended. In the 1960s, Barris was becoming more involved with Hollywood movie and TV studios, but he still designed and built numerous hot rods and custom cars.
Categories: Transportation

S S Cycle Presents Today s Top Custom Bike Builders

S S Cycle Presents Today s Top Custom Bike Builders

Back then guys like Henry Ford and Walter Chrysler would not only engineer cars
, they would go out and build them. They touched the ... We had the technical
ability to produce a bomber every hour and the drive to make sure it happened.
As a nation, we began ... Back in 1958 S&S got its start when George J. Smith
figured out that people would pay him to make their bikes faster. Smith was a
sharp ...

Author: Howard Kelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781616730352

Category:

Page:

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Popular Science

Popular Science

GM subsidiary Opel has the green light for a Fiero-type vehicle of its own. Look
for it within two years. Pontiac may also supply the unique chassis to custom car
builders. They'll be able to create new cars by simply hanging on their own body
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 144

View: 668

Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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Custom Car Modeling

Custom Car Modeling

Begin with an ordinary kit and build the custom car of your dreams! Learn how, step by step, with tips and techniques from one of the hobby's leading modelers. Includes modeling basics, plus bodywork and painting.

Author: Mark Gustavson

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0890243425

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 104

View: 886

Begin with an ordinary kit and build the custom car of your dreams! Learn how, step by step, with tips and techniques from one of the hobby's leading modelers. Includes modeling basics, plus bodywork and painting.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Old School Customs

Old School Customs

Here, Alan Mayes profiles the work of 14 customizers who are still creating and restoring custom cars as they might have taken shape back in the day.Appearing alongside legends Gene Winfield, Bill Hines, and Darryl Starbird, is a crew of ...

Author: Alan Mayes

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760334577

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 883

"Profiles the work of 14 customizers who are still creating and restoring custom cars."--Publisher's description.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Ed Big Daddy Roth

Ed  Big Daddy  Roth

- The only complete history of Big Daddy Roth's life.- Ed Roth was a major influence on the world of art, pop culture, hot rods, and motorcycles.- Contains many previously unpublished photos and stories.

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: 1884089682

Category: Transportation

Page: 182

View: 912

- The only complete history of Big Daddy Roth's life.- Ed Roth was a major influence on the world of art, pop culture, hot rods, and motorcycles.- Contains many previously unpublished photos and stories.
Categories: Transportation

The Cars of The Fast and the Furious

The Cars of The Fast and the Furious

It is not standard practice for used-car sellers to drive their vehicles to the buyer,
but it was clear that if we went to get the cars ourselves, we would never get
anything ... Even for an experienced car builder and buyer like myself, this was a
tricky job, and I made a few mistakes along the way. ... This was especially
confusing because the custom parts were a perfect fit almost everywhere else on
the vehicle.

Author: Eddie Paul

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760315515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 127

View: 416

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Lost Hot Rods II

Lost Hot Rods II

If, by some chance, you discovered this book on the shelf and haven't seen its
predecessor, I strongly suggest you get the first one as well, so you can start at
the beginning. However, let ... There have even been a few old hot rods or
custom cars found in such places. ... Perhaps it was a local rod or custom that you
remembered from the drive-in or drag strip back in the day. ... Even if that person
paid professionals to do some or all of the work, the owner still told the builders
what to do.

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781934709931

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

View: 420

Pat Ganahl once again opens the archives and pounds the pavement in order to bring you the stories on some of the coolest cars ever to appear in shows or grace the pages of automotive magazines. A perfect companion to the best-selling Lost Hot Rods.
Categories: Transportation

The Complete Ford Book

The Complete Ford Book

The Shape is Gone We lost a great deal more than the flathead engine when the
Y-block made its debut in 1954 . . . we lost those ... lacquered and loved Custom
Cars were created by their owners, through professional custo- mizers, to cruise
the drive-ins and sprawl in ... and Thirties, builders like LeBaron, Darrin, Derhain,
and Murphy appealed to the vanity of the elite by actually building complete ...

Author: Petersen Publishing Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001274878

Category: Ford automobile

Page:

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Categories: Ford automobile