Register now to get rid of these ads!

Coolest coffee table books!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 70caminoman, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. 70caminoman
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 38


    Ok I havent seen one yet but I would like to start something on the coolest coffee table books. Who knows of some obscure on that I dont know about. I love them how bout everyone else?

    They don't just have to be picture or photography books they can be cool hot rod stories, biographies, just about anything cool and hot rod related. I find myself reading these types of things all the time and would like to know about more. Show me what you guys have read!

    Attached Files:

  2. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,763


    Hot Rod by Peter Vincent is on my coffee table in the living room and my second copy is next to my TV in my bedroom.:cool:
  3. 70caminoman
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 38


    Right on! Thats a good one.
  4. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus


    For me, this is less of a coffee table book and more of a Bible:cool:

  5. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,612


    I usually leave some Rodders Journal books lying about, seems to have converted a few 'non-believers' in the past.
  6. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    My latest is "Wendover, Winds of Change", by Ronald R. Bateman. A history of the Bonneville area, including great pictures of the salt. I have seen them on the computer for 120 bucks, I paid 20 for my autographed copy from the USFRA table.
  7. " FORD 1903-1984====FORD Trucks since 1905====The Golden Age of the American Racing Car

    Just a few of mine
  8. schwerko
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
    Posts: 150

    from bristol ct

    This is mine, good for parts you can't find anywhere else.............![​IMG]
  9. nachodog
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 111

    from socal

    The salinas boyz book is pretty good.
  10. 70caminoman
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 38


    damn yea the salina's boys one look really good!
  11. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 606

    Hot Rod Elvis

    What sits on our coffee table you ask??? Reminisce Magazine, the latest copy of the Lehman's (Amish Country Store) Store Catalog, and what always will be on the phone table is my encyclopedia of every 1950's american car. It's my favorite!!
  12. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Agreed, one of my favorite books and like many here, I have a lot of books.
  13. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    I switch my 'hot rod coffee table book' out once a month. Kustomland above is good, "All American Hot Rod Book" is out now and is one of my favorites.

  14. The lost hot rods book is awesome, tons of stories to read and drule over.
  15. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,938

    Special Ed

    Cool! How did you happen to come across those items, Graham? :)
  16. MCINK
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 885

    from EASTRIVER

    the Lost Hot Rods book is great.
    Pat Ganahl seems to know everyone in the sport...
  17. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    from Indiana

    I just got a new one, nothing to read but good pictures. It's "American Icon" put out by American Racing. It isn't a catalog, just a bunch of well shot photos of rides sporting their wheels. Besides the book was given to me by the local wheel shop (kinda hooked them up with the hot rod thing instead of just 20" 's) and the girl on page 12 visits me while I sleep.
  18. Kustom Kid 53
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 188

    Kustom Kid 53


    Attached Files:

  19. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,567


    Get Christer Ehrling's new book called *Asphalt Telegraph*......all black and white exquisite hot rod photography mostly from Sweden....

    Trust me..... he is chrisman here on the HAMB.....check him out and you can get to the book....

  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,299


    The MILLER Dynasty by Mark Dees, I'll find it and post a photo later.
  21. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Peter Vincent's HOT ROD, TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES by Timothy Remus, OFFENHAUSER, The legendary racing engine and the men who built it by Gordon Eliot white, and my new hands down favorite (though O/T) MIDCENTURY MARVELS, Commercial architechture of Phoenix 1945-1975 by Don Ryden. I have a really big coffee table!
  22. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,876


    Next on my list:
  23. Currently reading ' King of The Boards' about the life and times of Jimmy Murphy by Gary Doyle....


    Attached Files:

  24. Billy Gibbons: Rock & Roll Gearhead

    I can't believe i'm the first one to mention this one!?!?!
  25. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

  26. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,147

    from az

    You need a copy next to your bed????
  27. I kid you not, all through my childhood we only had one "coffee table book."

    "Chilton's Auto Repair Manual 1965 to 1972"

  28. [​IMG]

    I love the photography in this book

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.