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Hot Rod Roots: A Tribute to the Pioneers

Hot Rod Roots: A Tribute to the Pioneers

$ 35.00

Compiled by noted hot rod author Dale Gingerelli, the essays in Hot Rod Rootstake up topics crucial to the development of hot rodding from the 1920s to the early 60s: Robert Genat explores the symbiotic relationship between hot rodders and the U.S. military during World War II; Pat Ganahl delves into the birth of the belly tank and its lasting effects on the sport; Greg Sharp tracks hot rodding's impact on the development of circle-track racing; Gingerelli explains how the sanctioning of quarter-mile drag racing accelerated hot roddings growth; Ken Gross documents the effect of enthusiast magazines and car shows; and Mark Morton shows how hot rodding's early roots will always remain a part of the sport.

This book also includes a foreword by So-Cal Speed Shop founder and dry lakes pioneer Alex Xydias.

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; 2007

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