Nitro, Rubber, and Smoke: Bob McClurg's Drag Racing Memories
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Memories is top drag racing photographer Bob McClurg’s
highly anticipated follow-up to his best-selling Diggers,
Funnies, Gassers & Altereds. McClurg drew upon his substantial
photo archives to deliver hundreds more of the best drag racing
photos ever taken, including many gems that have never been
published before. One of the nation’s leading drag racing
photojournalists, McClurg captured drag racing’s most
fondly remembered era from the starting line to the finish
line. Through extensive captions he tells the stories of the
cars, the racers, and the events that made drag racing such
a great sport. McClurg shares his recollections of top racers
like Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, "Big Daddy"
Don Garlits, Ronnie Sox, "Dyno Don" Nicholson, Tom
"Mongoose" McEwen, Tommy Ivo, Connie Kalitta, and
dozens more, along with detailed insights into the incredibly
cool machinery that these heroes of the quarter mile pedaled
down the track. He includes everything from both front- and
rear-engine dragsters to funny cars, gassers, altereds, pro
stocks, and even exhibition cars. The sights, smells, and
sounds of the golden age of drag racing come to life through
these photos and provide a guaranteed trip down memory lane
for any drag racing fan.
Rod: The Photography Of Peter Vincent - Nothing captures
the visual essence of the hot rod like Peter Vincent's photography.
In brilliant color and fully-saturated black-and-white
photography, Vincent will capture America's most essential
hot rods, hot rodders, and racers in dramatic settings such
as the Bonneville Salt Flats and California's dry lakes –
the places from which hot rodders have always drawn inspiration.
The majority of the book's photographs will get the same treatment:
each will have its own page, surrounded by white space and
properly cropped and framed to show off Vincent's photographic
artistry. Woven throughout the book, Vincent will tell the
story of hot rodding through interviews with the originators
of the culture, land speed racers, and the new generation
of hot rodders who are keeping alive the aesthetic sensibility
of hot rodding.
Rod Milestones -Beginning in the postwar 1940s and progressing
to the present day, this color history takes a decade-by-decade
look at the hot rods that have become particularly notorious
for their creators' stylistic and mechanical achievements.
A swinging' combination of evocative archival and eye-popping
contemporary color photography showcases landmark creations
by the likes of George Barris (i.e., "Ala Cart"
and "Twister T"), Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
(i.e., "Beatnik Bandit" and "Outlaw"),
and Boyd Coddington (i.e., "Smoothster"), as well
as cars that were crafted by lesser-known builders but, nonetheless,
earned a fair share of renowned. In all, a celebration of
nearly 40 fantastic hot rods.