Scrapbook: A History Of Hot Rodding And Customizing
Told By Those Who Were There
The Rodder's Journal is excited to announce the publishing of Scrapbook.
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The Rodder's Journal is proud to announce the
publication of Scrapbook. The 480-page hardbound book documents the
evolution of hot rodding through the eyes of the people who experienced it
first hand. Chock full of previously unpublished historic photographs, each
chapter highlights a different era and geographic region, including pre-WWII
racing on California's dry lakes, customizing and drag racing in the Northwest,
'50s and '60s indoor car shows in the Mid-Atlantic, early drag racing in
Georgia and Florida, racing on the Bonneville salt flats, and the dawn of modern
street rodding in the Midwest. Hot rods, customs, and racecars from over 30
states are represented.
Material for Scrapbook was collected over the course
of several years with countless hours spent sorting through literally thousands
of historic images. And the story behind every photograph has been carefully
researched to reveal an enormous amount of information about our sport's humble
beginnings. A scrapbook from Kansas collector Roger
Morrison lead to the discovery of one of the earliest dry-lakes-racing
Another scrapbook provided by Pennsylvania collector Mike Goyda lead to the identification of Ray Brown's famous '32
highboy roadster after it was fitted with the fenders from Doane Spencer's equally famous Deuce. Art Chrisman's record-setting #25 dragster
appears well before Art took ownership on the dry lakes of Southern California
back in 1937. And Gil Ayala's beautiful full-custom '42 Ford was captured at
the Santa Ana drags with the Joe Nitti Deuce highboy in the background. These
are just a few of the never before seen photos featured in Scrapbook.
Extensive interviews of the original photographers,
relatives and close friends provide invaluable insights. In addition to
featuring well-known rods and customs, many previously unknown machines and
unsung heroes are captured in backyard garages and on hometown streets.
Scrapbook exhibits the finest reproduction and
high-quality standards that you've come to expect from The Rodder's Journal. Extraordinary care was taken to reproduce decades-old images at the highest
quality possible without disrupting their inherent character and warmth.
This must-have for any automotive enthusiast will be printed
in limited quantities and is available exclusively through The Rodder's
Journal and the TRJ dealer network for $50 plus S&H. Order your