Hot Rod Empire: Robert E. Petersen and the Creation of the World's Most Popular Car and Motorcycle
â??Hot Rod Empire details Robert E. Petersen's creation of Hot Rod Magazine in the 1940s and the Petersen Publishing empire that grew to the mainstream juggernaut we know today. The end of World War II marked the release of pent-up war-years energy and the desire to live. For many this meant indulging in long-denied purchases, like a new car. For another group, including young vets, it meant a return to car building and racing. Money, exciting new cars, and speed parts all flowed freely in post-war America. Robert Petersen, a young SoCal-based photographer and Army Air Corps vet, noted the rapidly growing hot rod scene in and around Los Angeles. His first move was to organize the Los Angeles Hot Rod Exhibition in 1948. His second, and brilliant, move was to launch at the same event the first edition of Hot Rod magazine. From this launch pad, Petersen Publishing Company would grow to become the most influential enthusiast publisher in America. Petersen’s magazines were rallying points for all aspects of the car, truck, and motorcycle hobbies, well as nurturing and promoting all aspects from car building to racing to show events. Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Car Craft, Motorcyclist, Off-Road and Four Wheel Drive and some 75 other enthusiast titles dominated magazine racks and provided ...
- ASIN: 0760360693
Hot Rod Gallery II: More Great Photos and Stories from Hot Rodding's Golden
Travel back to hot rodding’s golden years with this sequel that showcases even more historic never-before-seen photos from author and historian Pat Ganahl’s collection.This edition features even more dry lakes shots, post-war rods, lead sleds, show circuit cars, and a chapter on marvelous mills. Ganahl even dug a little deeper into the early 1960s. He was pleasantly surprised to find more great stuff in old files and folders that were hidden away for decades but are now highlighted in Hot Rod Gallery II: More Great Photos and Stories from Hot Rodding's Golden Years.In the best-selling original book, Hot Rod Gallery: A Nostalgic Look at Hot Rodding’s Golden Years: 1930-1960, Ganahl opened his archives and shared 192 pages and 350 photos of some of the most interesting and best photos of his collection. Filled with fascinating images of some of the coolest cars and builders, long-forgotten car clubs, and great shots of the dry lakes, nostalgia fans flocked to grab a piece of hot rodding history all in one convenient package. Well, if some is good, more is better, right? If you liked the first edition, you may like this one even more. Ganahl guarantees that it is filled with images you have never seen, and he offers his commentary and a lifetime of expertise in this selection ...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1613252811
Hot Rods & Drag Racing 1974
Children's book on hot rods
- ASIN: B0012B8J9A
Racing Champions Target Exclusive 1 of 4,999 Presents America's Hottest Street Machines Drag Racing Series Hot Rod Magazine Issue #6T '49 Custom Buick 1:64 Scale Die Cast Body with Detailed
- ASIN: B00CVZGBLO
The Fast Lane: The History of NHRA Drag
A cloud of vaporized rubber at the starting line, flaming exhaust headers, and a roar like nothing you've ever heard before. Drag racing's machines are the fastest race cars on earth -- capable of accelerating to 330 mph in less than five seconds. And for tens of thousands of drivers and crew members and millions of fans, this is the most exciting sport in the world.From hot rods speeding across abandoned airfields, salt flats, and dry desert lakes to nitro-burnin' Funny Cars rocketing down the strip to the cheers of thousands of fans, The Fast Lane chronicles fifty years of heart-pounding drag racing and the organization that made the sport what it is today: the National Hot Rod Association.Unlike any book ever published on drag racing, The Fast Lane captures the heart and soul of NHRA. With more than 230 bold, full-color photographs, this lavish book showcases the achievements, the glory, the drivers, the fans, and the highenergy spectacle that make NHRA drag racing a national passion. The Fast Lane is also a dazzling photographic celebration of innovative technology -- dragsters and Funny Cars burning nitromethane; stock cars, trucks, and motorcycles on high energy spectacle that make NHRA drag racing a national passion. The Fast Lane is also a dazzling photographic celebratio...
- ASIN: 0060394056
2019 Dream Machines - Hot Rod Edition Deluxe Wall
Here are some of the most outstanding custom cars in the country. Dream a bit about owning and driving a one-of-a-kind custom hot rod. Size: 15.5 x 20 (open)
- ASIN: 1605551198
Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot
Delve into the life of Ed Iskenderian, a gifted machinist with a natural knack for promotion, who started a cam business from the ground up and became a leading cam authority and hot rodding icon.Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding, tells the whole story, including his pre-war Lake Muroc and car club activities, his military service, how he started a small business fabricating parts and making cams in the back of a rented shop, and how he then sold those cams to other rodders. It covers how he grew a business from a single cam grinder and became an authority in the field in barely 10 years. To tell the life story of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is to tell the history of hot rodding in America. Ed was there from the very beginning. Born in 1921 to first-generation Armenian immigrants, Ed's first hobby was ham radio, but like many young men in the years before World War II, his interest turned to automobiles, especially hot rods. Ed had natural skills in metal working and machining that were developed in high school. He wanted to further develop those skills, so he joined the Air Corps to continue his education and flew with Air Transport Command. By the time Ed was out of the service, the California hot rod scene was in full bloom with tens of thousands of vets who ha...
- Brand: CarTech
- ASIN: 1613252900
How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and Suspension: Chassis Fabrication, Front & Rear Suspension, Steering & Rear Axle, Shocks, Springs & Brakes, Ladder Bars, Four Links & Bolt-On
A guide to setting up your car for maximum handling performance on the street or strip. This instructional handbook shows readers how to set up their street machine chassis for high performance street or amateur drag strip racing. Not only are chassis and suspension the most popular types of modification, but their technology is constantly evolving. It offers the latest techniques for maximizing car performance on streets and strips. This definitive guide includes in-depth sections on chassis fabrication, rear axle selection and setup, rear and front suspension, shocks and springs, brakes, steering, and wheels and tires.
- Brand: HP Books
- ASIN: 1557884625
Hot Rod Magazine Drag Racing Series: Issue #1 '57
Hot Rod Magazine Drag Racing Series: Issue #1 '57 Chevy: Red body, chrome grill, bumper and fins, red tail lights, sp5.
- Brand: Hot Rod
- ASIN: B004Z1XHQ4
- UPC: 095949089001
2006 National Hot Rod Association Championship NHRA Drag Racing Rule
COVERS LIMITED INFORMATION, no missing pages.
- ASIN: B00NGU3WR4
L.A. Hotrod Drag Racing 1974 Live Fast Die Old Forever California Auto Shop: College Ruled Line Notebook Best For Exercise, Journal Or Ideas To Jot
This solid color notebook features the memoriable design great as a gift of appreciation. There is ample room inside for writing notes and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal or composition book. This paperback notebook is 6" x 9" that is common use at school and university and has 120 pages (60 sheets) that are college ruled line paper.
- ASIN: 1075386659
Maximum Performance: Mopar Super Stock Drag Racing 1962 -
Maximum Performance gives you the full details on Chrysler’s 1960's-era drag racing history, when they revolutionized the sport with top drivers, monster engines, and experimental cars. Since the early days of racing, Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth have dominated drag strips and race tracks. In 1955 alone, Chrysler 300s won 37 major stock car races and clinched both the NASCAR and AAA stock car championships. Although the impressive engine options of 1950s consistently out-performed the competition, they were a mere opening act for the extremes of performance that would be unleashed throughout the 1960s--the golden era of drag racing and factory super-performance cars.Maximum Performance: Mopar Super Stock Drag Racing 1962-1969 details Chrysler's amazing dominance in this era. Its drivers were among drag racing's first paid professional racers, and this book covers the complete story of Mopar drag racing accompanied by historical imagery as well as contemporary photos. This is the real story behind Super Stock and Factory Experimental drag racing as told the people who lived it!
- ASIN: 0760355657
Cragar Wheels Hot Rod Rat Nostalgia Drag Race Racing NHRA White Short Sleeve Shirt
Our shirts are made from 100% cotton. Unisex sizing makes them perfect for men and women alike. Prints are high quality and will last a long time.
- Color: White
- Brand: Trooperbay
- ASIN: B01MXV0O72
- UPC: 712383928375
Hot Rod Magazine Drag Racing Series: Issue #75 '41 Willys
Racing Champions Hot Rod Magazine Drag Racing Series: Issue #75 '41 Willys Gasser. Black top, hood & trunk, gold body with raised hood revealing detailed black/chrome engine and raised intake, black int, black base sp5 Goodyear tires.
- Brand: Hot Rod
- ASIN: B004Z1TQBO
- UPC: 095949089001
American Muscle Cars 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover by Plato, USA Motor Ford Chevrolet Chrysler Oldsmobile
Essentially an American phenomenon, hot rods were built with the best of both worlds: the sleekness of classic car silhouettes with in-your-face horsepower and high-performance engines. Go cruising into the sunset with this American Muscle Cars calendar, which showcases beautiful photography of muscle car favorites in different locales. • Photography – Enjoy beautiful, award-winning photographs every single month • Environment-Friendly – Printed with sustainable, soy-based inks on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper • Thick, High-Quality Paper – Prevents curled corners due to moisture, avoids ink bleed-through, and stays secure on your wall, and durable binding lasts throughout the year • Pre-planning – Four-month pre-planner page • Large, Roomy Day Blocks – All major holidays listed, with plenty of room for writing notes and appointments • Great as a Gift or to Keep Yourself Organized – BrownTrout offers 1,000 different titles! • BrownTrout Publishers – The Calendar Company
- ASIN: 1465075852
San Diego Drag Racing and the Bean Bandits (Images of
San Diego enjoys a long and storied race car and drag racing history, and the Bean Bandits are a huge part of that heritage. Yet their story remains buried in plain sight. Told here in photographs garnered from private, personal, and historical collections, the 1950s pioneering exploits of Bean Bandits leader Joaquin Arnett and his contributions to that racing history come to life. The San Diego native led his Bean Bandits to over 300 wins and several land speed records while competing against other local clubs, like the Prowlers, Oilers, Roadsters, and Roadrunners. Eventually, the Bean Bandits' streamliners set records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Arnett won the first National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Championship in 1953, was named to the International Car Racing Hall of Fame in 1992, and was awarded an NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Arnett and his Bean Bandits' car also graced the cover of Hot Rod magazine's special drag strip issue in 1953.
- ASIN: 1467127108
Target Exclusive 1 of 4,999 Racing Champions Presents America's Hottest Street Machines Drag Racing Series Hot Rod Magazine Issue #6T '49 Custom Buick 1:64 Scale Die Cast Body with Detailed
- ASIN: B01M0QNSBH
The Art of Mopar: Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth Muscle
The Art of Mopar: Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth Muscle Cars is the ultimate portrayal of history's ultimate muscle cars. This is the ultimate visual history of greatest muscle cars. The history of Chrysler Corporation is, in many ways, a history of a company floundering from one financial crisis to the next. While that has given shareholders fits for nearly a century, it has also motivated the Pentastar company to create some of the most outrageous, and collectible, cars ever built in the United States. From the moment Chrysler unleashed the Firepower hemi V-8 engine on the world for the 1951 model year, they had been cranking out the most powerful engines on the market. Because the company pioneered the use of lightweight unibody technology, it had the stiffest, lightest bodies in which to put those most powerful engines, and that is the basic muscle-car formula: add one powerful engine to one light car. When the muscle car era exploded onto the scene, Chrysler unleashed the mighty Mopar muscle cars, the Dodges and Plymouths that defined the era. Fabled nameplates like Charger, Road Runner, Super Bee, 'Cuda, and Challenger defined the era and rank among the most valuable collector cars ever produced by an American automaker.
- Brand: Motorbooks
- ASIN: 0760352496
I have no patience for people who dislike the sweet smell of race fuel: Notebook 6x9 Dotgrid White Paper 118 Pages | Drag
Do you need a new notebook?This stylish notebook is perfect for you and your notes!Notebook in 6"x9" | dotted grid | white paper 118 pages & paged
- ASIN: 1077939450
Drag Racing Is In My Blood: Math, Engineering Journal Notebook Planner 4x4 Quad Ruled Graph Paper, 100 Pages (6" x 9") School To Do
Graphic Design - composition notebook journal – Do you like bikes, motocross, boat or car races are you a big fan? Keep track of your favorite rider or driver Perfect for – travel journals, writing down recipes, memory books, taking notes, sketchbook, home schooling, math and scientific formula, writing stationery, to do lists, diary, planning and organizing, inspirations and journals. Art: drawing book, sketching and doodling on lined or blank pages.
- ASIN: 1722305940
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