With the Christmas season just around the next curve and there is a great new book for the auto enthusiast on your list.
The Great American Hot Rod Explained looks at “the magical tale of hot rodding” as it traces the evolution of engines and modifications, looks at the tools and other facets of the hobby. The hardbound book from the American Hot Rod Foundation (AHRF) features more than 60 watercolour illustrations and strives to explain the joy of hot rodding. The book has been on the minds of the organization founders for some time.
“Almost from the beginning, we thought about publishing a book on hot rodding that would explain to kids and adults what this great hobby is all about,” says Steve Memishian, founder and director of the foundation created in 2002. “It would slow down the reader from today’s warp speed, go back in time, and experience hot rods and hot rodding for it was then—fun, adventure, camaraderie and common sense.”
The book, written by Maine author M. deLesseps, is already getting thumbs-up from enthuasiasts.
“This book is for me, and for children eight to 80,” says famed Speed Demon racer Ron Main. “It’s for those who want to learn, or for those who just want to remember. M. deLesseps has hit a home run.”
The author, a lifelong hot rodder and builder, says the feeling of owning a well-built hot rod. “I have the best memories of short and long hot rod trips all across the country.”
The Great American Hot Rod Explained is available at through the AHRF website for $19.95.