Heroes of Hot Rodding: Legend and Folklore of the Men and Machines That Sparked the Flame of Hot Rods and Custom Cars

David Fetherston

“The life stories of legendary hot rodders who had the vision and skill to turn cars into speed machines and custom classics are captured here, in a series of more than 30 profiles on the real shapers of the sport of hot rodding. Their influences, their grand plans, their great successes and even their humbling failures are chronicled in this book, which contains more than 250 historic photos, many from their personal collections. Heroes of Hot Rodding traces the backgrounds of speed kings such as Craig Breedlove, Don Garlits, Bill and Bobby Summers, Ed Iskendarian, Vic Edelbrock and ‘TV’ Tommy Ivo. The book also charts the careers of great customizers such as Dean Jeffries, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Joe Bailon, Tony Nancy, Gene Winfield and Bill Cushenberry… Included in the profiles are descriptions and histories of their great creations, including cars like Joe Bailon’s ‘Miss Elegance,’ Dean Jeffries’ ‘Manta Ray,’ Don Garlits’ ‘Swamp Rat,’ Andy Brizio’s ‘Instant T,’ the Meyers ‘Manx,’ Art Chrisman’s ‘Hustler,’ the Devin sports cars, Craig Breedlove’s ‘Spirit of America’ and Bill Cushenberry’s ‘Silhouette.’”

Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Paperback: 192 pages