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Top Traditional Rod and Custom Builders



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Hot Rod Kings by David Perry
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Contained in this book are profiles of today's top Hot Rod and Custom car builders. Venture into this all-steel enclave, and see the work of top builders like Cole Foster, Gary Howard, Mike Smith, Rudy Rodriguez, Mercury Charlie and many more, discovering how they work, think, design and build. With full illustrations and details of how the cars are built and designed along with examinations of the workshops where it happens, this is a book for any and every gearhead and rodder - a worth addition to any Hot Rod Library!

Author Biography

Billy F. Gibbons, former lead guitarist of the band ZZ Top, is a renowned guitar aficionado and collector.David Perry has been burning film since he was 10 years old. Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Southern California, he studied photography at Art Center College of Design. A professional photographer since 1986, Mr. Perry has had his work published, collected, and exhibited across the United States and, indeed, worldwide. Current and past examples can be seen at His commercial clients include Corvette, Toyota, Polaris, Apple Computer, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Mr. Perryu2019s other books include Hot Rod (Chronicle Books, 1997) and Bordertown (Chronicle Books, 1998), both with writer Barry Gifford, as well as Hot Rod Pin-ups (Motorbooks, 2005) and Billy F Gibbons, Rock + Roll Gearhead (MBI, 2005), the latter with Mr. Gibbons and Tom u201cTVu201d Vickers. Mr. Perry currently resides in Vallejo, California, and has one son, August. In 1999 he helped resurrect the Swanx car club (est. 1956).Born in Binghamton, New York, and raised on eastern Long Island, Kevin Thomson migrated to Austin, Texas, to attend the University of Texas theater program. Punk rock and skateboard culture rendered university irrelevant and Mr. Thomson embarked on a zigzagging musical career. To date he has released seven LPs, two EPs, and several singles under the monikers Nice Strong Arm, Timco, Morning Champ, Touched By A Janitor, and most recently, Enablers.
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June 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Motorbooks International
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