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Old 02-24-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default The Reprinting of Felsen's "Hot Rod"



About a year ago, a buddy of mine sent me all of the Henry Gregor Felsen books. They were old editions and had been flipped through countless times. As I read them, I fantasized about all of the kids that had flipped each page before me. Undoubtedly,...

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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i have no idea how many times i read "hot rod, street rod and road race" as they came out back in the day. you are right, they sure helped form this young hot rodders life and put moderation into perspective, could have even saved my life.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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Very cool. I've been meaning for years to read it. I am going to have to order a copy. Hopefully she'll get enough response to produce the other titles as well!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:53 AM   #4
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Raengines, good memories there!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:32 AM   #5
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I found them on the Kitsap county Wa library's bookmobile when I was in the fifth and sixth grades and read them. Good reads and I have to agree that they had a big influence on me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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I read them in the 70's, and I'm always looking for them at yard sales, thrift stores and the like....I'd buy the whole reprinted set if available...and reasonable.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:45 AM   #7
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My high school used Hot Rod in the summer remedial reading program to show us we could actually enoy reading books... it worked. I went on to read all his other books. I still have my copies from 1966.

Holly, your father made readers out of countless young people who might otherwise never have enjoyed reading. Thanks for bringing it back and may it enjoy the success it deserves.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:49 AM   #8
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Get the book and you can see the pics of the old family hot rod ( http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=67751 ), my brother as Bud, and my daughter as LaVerne as they make the run to Trenton.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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I read my Dad's copy of Hot Rod when I was a kid.

Now I have a whole reprinted set.

I hope this edition sells well, it should, it's a great book.
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Ordered 2 copies!
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:21 AM   #11
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Get the book and you can see the pics of the old family hot rod ( http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=67751 ), my brother as Bud, and my daughter as LaVerne as they make the run to Trenton.
And I LOVE this car! Seen it a few times and can't get enough of it!
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:33 AM   #12
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Hi Ryan,
Thanks for this posting... When I first watched Faith Granger's film, "Deuce of Spades", I thought of the book "Hot Rod", which I read from the City Library in my hometown of Washington, KS.. think I read it 6-7 times during High School..back in the early 60s.. Loved the book and will order a copy.. Neat to see it reprinted!... duane (NM Sandrail)
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:53 AM   #14
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?? were some not reprinted in hardcover set a while back?
seems I have seen it or bought them...

GOSH THE SENIOR MOMENT'S ARE ALMOST ALL THE TIME NOW !!!

I DO ENJOY FINDING THE OLD ONES AT GARAGE SALES ....ALL BEAT UP AND WELL READ..

the original 1st editions were when ?????
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I cherish my signed edition of all his books and was honored to help Holly out a bit about the cover Art. Read them in 6th or 7th grade and they were the only books I eagerly read cover to cover. I appreciate all her hard work to see that this edition came out and hope someday I can have her sign my copy.
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About a year ago, a buddy of mine sent me all of the Henry Gregor Felsen books. They were old editions and had been flipped through countless times. As I read them, I fantasized about all of the kids that had flipped each page before me. Undoubtedly,...

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Well how cool is that? My dad had them under the bed next to the motorcycle when I was little. I read them all and always thought he left them there for me to read. Maybe he did.

I'll have to sell something. Gotta have the whole series of it ever happens. Classic.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #17
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Some of the pictures Holly took are of HAMBer cars (mine included). And some of the locations (railroad bridge, gas station) are in central Iowa close to where Henry lived and wrote the books. The copy Holly inscribed for me sits next to the set her Dad signed for me back in 1993. These definitely will become family heirlooms.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:53 PM   #18
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Finished reading my copy of the repop last month. Grew up in the 60's but never had a chance to read it before. Would make a good basis for a movie.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:00 PM   #19
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Like most of you, I read Hot Rod by Felsen during my formative years. I actually found the book in the school library and it was probably the only book that I checked out multiple times. Today I ordered a copy of the book and they have already processed my order and the book has shipped... all in one day. That is good service! I look forward to the books arrival.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:39 PM   #20
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Don't remember reading "Hot Rod", but I know I read "Crash Club" a few times. I still have my copy of "Road Rocket" and after 40 years, two long distance moves and other episodes of life, I can put me hands on it in a heartbeat. Time to read it at least one more time! Cat
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