Rod Pin-ups -For as long as young men have been channeling,
chopping, and hopping up rods and customs, women-whether loyal
girlfriends or trouble-seeking 'bad girls'-have been integral
to the scene. In this unique portfolio evoking great 1950s
pin-up artists like Vargas and Elvgren, talented photographer
David Perry depicts models in and out of cherry-picked rods
and customs and wearing painstakingly chosen period dress
and hairstyles. More than 100 photos present these
modern-day pin-ups under three themes: Garage, Cruising, and
Race. In addition, essays explore each topic and are accompanied
by pulp novel covers, period mags, and ads that place the
photography in a historical context. Captions identify the
car owners, photo locations, and, where appropriate, interesting
car specs and histories.
Rods by Boyd -A well-illustrated, well written
"his life and work", of arguably the most accomplished
custom car builder in the US today. Showcases his best known
and lesser known projects, plus some work in prgress at the
time of publication. A must for custom car aficionados anywhere.
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.
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.