The Drive

Author: Funk Maximilian
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556513
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Bold photo spreads, profiles of builders, and exclusive essays celebrate the variety of automotive craftsmanship. The story told with The Drive showcases the diversity and reach of this custom movement.

The Age Of Hot Rods

Author: Albert Drake
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078643404X
Size: 39.31 MB
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This book is a collection of Bud Drakes columns from Rod Action and Goodguys Gazette for which he has written, respectively, the columns Fifties Flashback and Flashing Back.

Custom Cars

Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0822590123
Size: 55.49 MB
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Meanwhile, a new kind of custom car— the lowrider—was appearing in the
Mexican American barrios, or neighborhoods, of Southern California. Most young
men in the barrios couldn't afford new cars or expensive engine ... They wanted
to drive something unique. So they focused on looks instead of speed. For
lowriders, “low and slow” ... In the 1950s, builders filled in the seams of their cars
with melted lead. In recent decades, lead has been replaced by a kind of putty
called Bondo.

The American Custom Car

Author: Pat Ganahl
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760309506
Size: 48.57 MB
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I said that Chrisman's, though it had a hot Hathead, was more of a custom:
lowered in the back, teardrop skirts, ripple bumpers, and so on. Stewart said, "
Yeah, just like that ." Then he went on, ... The drive-ins, the cruising, all that
stopped. Besides, the '49-51 Mercs were coming in, and our ... This is an obvious
turning point in customizing, when builders are starting to think more is better,
influenced in no small part by car show fudging. On this car; however, it all works.
Frank Sonzogni ...

Big Book Of Barris

Author: George Barris David Fetherston
ISBN: 9781610608206
Size: 72.98 MB
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Learning from a select few builders, he took that information and taught many
people how to build unique custom automobiles. The custom car business ... had
him entering car shows. He also ran events at drive-ins, auditoriums, and on
playing fields. ... Dozens of customer and personal custom cars were built at
these shops, and the people who worked and learned at the Barris shop in the
1950s took their knowledge and made a mark on the customizing world. They
went away to ...

Street Cred

Author: John Paul Zronik
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778730064
Size: 46.93 MB
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The cars they drive are considered to have street cred. Their cars are trendsetting
, which means that they establish trends, or fads, that other people follow. Cars
and Music The music industry has helped to create cool car culture. Many hip-
hop artists own street cred cars, which display their wealth and style. They use
flashy custom cars in their music videos to increase their street cred. Displaying
cool cars and car accessories in music videos also acts as advertising for the
companies ...

Classic Customs And Lead Sleds

Author: Bo Bertilsson
ISBN: 9781610608794
Size: 46.78 MB
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Pictured here is Vaughan with his Fender Stratocaster and his latest Caddy
custom in a studio photo session. He is not only a very good musician, but also ...
It is easy to see that Jimmie Vaughan is very happy when his schedule makes it
possible for him to visit places like Paso Robles and check out all the new custom
cars. In 1 999 he brought his Caddy and parked it ... there were a few drive-in
places nearby that Vaughan visited on his bicycle. To see some cars that were
nosed, ...

How To Customize Damn Near Anything

Author: Lee Klancher
Publisher: MotorBooks International
ISBN: 9780760317488
Size: 33.14 MB
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The custom car world of today encompasses a wide variety of car types and
styles. The good news is that you can build pretty much anything you want to and,
with good execution, come out with a custom that turns heads down at the local
drive-in. The bad news is that it can be hard to pick exactly what you want from
such a vast menu. Many professional shops use a rendering or formal drawing to
cement the concept for the car. If customers do not have an exact idea of what
they want, ...

Barris Kustoms Of The 1960s

Author: George Barris David Fetherston
ISBN: 9781610608176
Size: 65.11 MB
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Its crisp, modern looks drew an admiring crowd, even very early in the morning. ...
All of this affected the custom car business — which was really aimed at that
human dynamic, the desire to be seen as being different. ... custom car builder.
What was so fascinating about George was his drive. It wasn't an "I have to show
you how good I am" attitude, but an internal, creative urge to simply do it. George
has had a life full of multiplicity. Concurrently, he has been a custom car builder, ...

Old School Customs

Author: Alan Mayes
Publisher: MotorBooks International
ISBN: 9780760334577
Size: 16.22 MB
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"Profiles the work of 14 customizers who are still creating and restoring custom cars."--Publisher's description. The classic design elements we associate with custom cars came into their own during the 1950s and early 1960s.