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Art & Inspiration Hot Rod Magazine Yearbook No. 1 (1961)

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Hot Rod Magazine Yearbook No. 1 (1961)

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    Cool. Primary source words from an icon, love it! Thanks
     
  3. catdad49
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    I’ve had mine for a long time, can’t honestly say that it’s quite that nice. Whatcha buildin’?!
     
  4. Jive-Bomber
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    Throwing '32 rails under my A Roadster and giving it some much needed love in the process!
     
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  5. KCTA Chris
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    Had mine for years and is a coveted re-read. When I got into B&M and Hydro-Motive Hydros the tech article was invaluable as to the comparisons and mods between companies. I also recall a story about the cover and ended up using Eric Rickmans Olds, I eventually did a clone of that motor.
     
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  6. Marty Strode
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    How about a picture of the complete cover ? Need to get a closer look at the Olds engine. Thanks.
     
  7. pgan
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    Jay, My copy, on the shelf within reach of my computer, is the one with the spine completely faded to white. I bought it in 1961. And yes, the purple Olds V8 and Hydro on the cover is the one Rick stuffed in his '53 Corvette, with the 3 carbs sticking through the hood. One of the features inside that influenced me was the Rollema-Hill Wayne 12-Port GMC dragster with all the angled intake injector stacks. I'm obviously missing several, but I highly recommend HR Yearbooks from following years, as well. All good.
    And it's very refreshing to hear someone building a hot rod with a real Ford '32 frame. I highly recommend that, too.
    Pat G. IMG_1172.JPG
     
  8. MeanGene427
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    Mine is missing the cover, and the pages are getting a little fuzzy
     
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    I had several years worth of them but don't think they are even readable now. My "stick them here for a few weeks" storage turned into a lot of years of neglect.
     
  12. I have #1 through #12 (1972). I don't know if there were any after that.

    Mick
     
  13. .....and I thought I was hot shit because I have a complete set or Rodder's Digest [except #7]! Hell, I've never even seen the early HRMs.
     
  14. Fordors
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    8118486F-4AA7-4B59-91F0-0EA10F419941.jpeg Here are numbers 13 and 14 Mick, I think that’s where they ended. HRM resurrected the yearbooks a few years later (mid ‘80’s maybe?) but it was never the same, fewer pages and a different feel to the content.
     
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    I remember the public library had a couple of them from the mid-1960's when I was a kid. I think one of them had an article about building a Manx dune buggy.
     
  16. Beanscoot
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    I can hardly wait to read about swapping the diesel into the Pinto!

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    ramblin dan

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    ramblin dan

  19. Jive-Bomber
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    Marty! Glad you made this comment! I actually had a complete cover picture, but accidentally re-used the cropped 'Hot Rod' header image instead - That has been fixed...
     
  20. Jive-Bomber
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    Thank you, Pat- You're contributions here on the HAMB not to mention your own articles and killer books have been a huge help to me as well, so you have paid it forward!
     
  21. Thehotrodbuick
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    A few weeks ago I was fortunate to buy from an estate sale and got 19 Rubbermaid and boxes of Hot Rod Magazines , Rod and Custom, Car Craft etc .. starting from the 1940s until now. Here's my collection of the Yearbook.
     

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  22. 61SuperMonza
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    I dig the HOT ROD yearbook as well as other special edition printings.
    I have a Corvair Performance Handbook that was put out by HOT ROD. I believe it was 64. My dad has had it since 64 and gave it to me several years ago. The cover was missing when I got it and I still enjoy reading the articles. That book and how to hot rod Corvairs gave me a wealth of knowledge. 20190505_114838.jpg
     
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