Hot rodding in Australia first became semi-organized from 1956 with the formation of the Southern Hot Rod Club. That quickly spawned more clubs and drag strips followed as the hot rodders formed themselves into associations and looked for somewhere to race their cars.
Organized shows followed with many of the same hot rodders involved in their promotion . Many of the participants fromn this era of early Australian hot rodding are now retired and their memories are fading.
Using their photo collections as a resource, Australia’s Hot Rod Pioneers has been produced to ensure their pioneering days are recorded for all generations of hot rodders to enjoy.