Inscribed by the author:
"To Dave Stevens / Another Blast From The Past / Don Montgomery / 8-15-89"
From the front flap:
The pupose of this book is to show the evolution of the various types of hot rods. The book shows how the hot rod roadster styles evolved. It also shows and discusses how coupes and sedans became a part of hot rodding and which models were popular.
Modifieds, streamliners and the early drag racers are described as are the most professional hot rods of their day, the track roadsters. Hot rods were dual purpose vehicles. They furnished daily transportation for the owner and were readily available for racing on the streets or at the dry lakes time trials. The actual how rod era peaked in the 1940's and disappeared in the 1950's. Hot rods disappeared because the rodders abandoned their dual purpose hot rods and progressed on to rods designed for drag, tracks or lakes racing or for show display.
This book is filled with photos from rodders albums. The ideas, styling, features and details of the hot rods will be interesting to everyone interested in hot rodding.
The book shows what it was like during the real days of the hot rod.
This book is from the estate of Dave Stevens (1955-2008) artist and creator of The Rocketeer.