Deuce: Seventy-Five of the Finest 1932 Ford Hot Rods of All Time
The Long Awaited "32 Ford Book from The Rodder's Journal is Now Available
The Rodder's Journal is proud to announce the publication of Deuce, the quintessential book devoted to the 75 most significant Deuce hot rods as selected for the 75th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford display at the 2007 Grand National Roadster Show. This display was an extremely rare event, and perhaps never before or since has so much hot rodding history been in one place at one time.
These Deuces were deemed as the 75 most significant by a panel that was described as being made up of "hot rod legends, historians and curmudgeons." Included were Greg Sharp, Jim "Jake" Jacobs, Pete Eastwood, Ken Gross and Barry Lobeck among others. The nomination process went on for 9 months, included 3 ballots and a total of 474 cars were nominated. The final list of 75 Deuces is nothing short of extraordinary.
It includes cars from the 1940s up through relatively contemporary builds, but the emphasis was on mostly traditional early-style '32 Ford hot rods. The "Orange Crate," "Lil" Coffin" and "American Graffiti Coupe" all made the list, as did the Doane Spencer and the McGee/Scritchfield roadsters. Harry Luzader"s 5-window drag racer and Gary Kessler"s iconic highboy made the cut as well. Jerry Kugel, Tom Walsh, and Tony Waters all made it with their Bonneville roadsters. Neal East"s 5-window coupe and roadster along with the Vic Edelbrock highboy and Wayne Henderson"s Victoria are also among the stellar 75.
During the 2007 event The Rodder's Journal set up a mobile studio in the building where the selected cars were on display, and photographed each before the show opened to the public. These studio shots along with contemporary photos and significant historic archival images are accompanied by complete text that fully chronicles all 75 of these cars. Some of the best writers in hot rod journalism have contributed to this project including Pat Ganahl, Greg Sharp and Joe Kress.
At nearly 500 pages and weighing nearly ten pounds this book exhibits the finest reproduction and the high-quality standards that you"ve come to expect from The Rodder's Journal. Not available in stores and limited to a print run of 3200, this book can be purchased through The Rodder's Journal and the TRJ dealer network for $75 plus S&H. Click here to order your copy today!