Art of the Hot Rod

Art of the Hot Rod

by Ken Gross, Peter Harholdt

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Overview

Art of the Hot Rod is a feast for the eyes--a gallery of gorgeous hot rods, the best you'll see from the world's top hot rod builders!

A hot rod is art on wheels, and this book contains a whole gallery of the best you'll ever see. In this exclusive collector's edition of Art of the Hot Rod you'll find a jaw-dropping array of beautiful hot rod photos, plus special gatefolds, updated text, and exclusive frameable photographic prints.

Art of the Hot Rod: Collector's Edition celebrates the uniquely American marriage of mechanical know-how and an inspired sense of style and design. Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged or hand-built parts, rebuilt with classic looks and modern technology--these automotive works of art are as powerful on the page as they are on the street. The book profiles top builders such as Pete Chapouris, Roy Brizio, Vern Tardel, Troy Trepanier, and fifteen others and features studio portraits of their most outstanding custom creations. Through the stunning portraiture of master photographer Peter Harholdt, Art of the Hot Rod captures these magnificent vehicles as they've never been seen before. In addition to full-color photography and updated text, this special collector's edition features two gatefolds with new photography and four garage art photo prints.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760350959
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 52 MB
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About the Author

An automobile and motorcycle enthusiast since childhood, Ken Gross was Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, for five years following a career in advertising and marketing. His car, travel, and motorcycle writing has appeared in Robb Report, the Rodder's Journal, Automobile magazine, and Road & Track.

Peter Harholdt is a lifelong car enthusiast, SCCA racer, and preeminent studio photographer. He has been trusted to photograph countless priceless works of art for museums and exhibit catalogs. Official Website: peterharholdt.com


An automobile and motorcycle enthusiast since childhood, Ken Gross was Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, for five years following a career in advertising and marketing. His car, travel, and motorcycle writing has appeared in Robb Report, the Rodder's Journal, Automobile magazine, and Road & Track.
Peter Harholdt is a lifelong car enthusiast, SCCA racer, and preeminent studio photographer. He has been trusted to photograph countless priceless works of art for museums and exhibit catalogs. Official Website: peterharholdt.com

Table of Contents


Contents

Foreword
Hot Rod Shops, Then and Now
by Alex Xydias, So-Cal Speed Shop founder 

Acknowledgments and Introduction 

Chapter 1 
Dave Simard: Driven to Perfection 

Chapter 2 
Jim Lowrey Jr.: Right the First Time 

Chapter 3 
Rolling Bones: These Guys Reinvented Attitude  

Chapter 4 
Ken “Posies” Fenical: Making a Statement 

Chapter 5
Alan Johnson: They’ll Stop at Nothing 

Chapter 6
Bobby Alloway: Playing with Fire 

Chapter 7
Troy Trepanier: Boy Genius 

Chapter 8
Barry Lobeck: Full Cleveland 

Chapter 9
Rick Dore: Art and Color Exemplified 

Chapter 10
Dave Crouse: “Bringing Them Back Alive” 

Chapter 11
Donn Lowe: The Vanguard of Vintage 

Chapter 12
Steve Frisbie: Transcendental Mechanization 

Chapter 13
Don Orosco: The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection 

Chapter 14
Richard Graves: There’s No Way Like the Old Way 

Chapter 15
Kennedy Brothers: Bombs Away!  

Chapter 16
Pete Chapouris: This Changes Everything  

Chapter 17
Zane Cullen: Youth Will Be Served  

Chapter 18
Steve Moal: The Past Is Prologue  

Chapter 19
Roy Brizio: Driven to Succeed  

Chapter 20
Vern Tardel: Time Warp  

Photo Notes  

Index

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Motortrend.com  
Oh, you want this book. You'll drool over this book. Get this book. Written by pal Ken Gross, an auto-journalism veteran who can recite chapter and verse on nearly everything that's ever worn wheels, Art of the Hot Rod (240 pages, hardbound) is a gorgeously produced, large-format feast that pays tribute to the work of twenty of today's most inventive and talented hot-rod craftsmen. As your eyes gaze over the lavish images by renowned photographer Peter Harholdt, just try to find a speck of dust on any of the beautiful machines profiled within. This is auto creativity at its zenith, sculpture on rubber. After you've let this weighty tome enhance your coffee table for a while, file it in your library in the section reserved for "Landmarks of Western Art."

 

Legendarycollectorcars.com

The closest thing I can compare it to is when I was a teenager with raging hormones and saw my first copy of Playboy. I knew there were some very intriguing stories inside but I couldn’t stop looking at the pictures! That is the same way I felt about Art of the Hot Rod. I always go to the photos. You could put this book out on your coffee table, open in up to almost any page, invite some none car folks over to your house and I can almost guarantee you that someone will pick it up and start talking about what they see. Photographer Peter Harholdt is an artist. The way you see these cars through his eyes is amazing. I will never look at a car at a car show the same way again.

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