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New Edition of "Hot Rod" by Henry Gregor Felsen

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hjfelsen, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. hjfelsen
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
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    We are almost ready to release the new edition of Hot Rod. This is the 60th anniversary of the book.

    If you would like a personal postcard of the new cover, please send me your address in a private message, or to the email address listed below.

    We are very excited about the new edition. If the sales go well, we are looking at publishing a new collection.

    If you know of anyone who might like to receive this special postcard, please let me know their addresses, or have them contact me.

    My email is hfwelch@me.com

    Thanks for all the fans who made me believe this was possible. Happy reading!

    Holly Felsen Welch
     
  2. Jagman
    Joined: Mar 25, 2010
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    Oh my gosh, if this is the book I'm thinking of I read it in the late 50's or early 60's, and loved it then. Did he also write "Boy gets Car" or something like that?

    Pivotal stuff for a young car nut, let me tell you!
     
  3. Slim Pickens
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    To cool Holly, Your dads books have a special spot in my library. Slim

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  4. Paul
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  5. blackout
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    Congratulations. Hopefully a new generation will be reading Felson.
     
  6. We just talked about this book a couple of nights ago. My wife is a former HS Librarian and she was familiar with it as well.

    E-mail sent!
     
  7. redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    Very, very cool.
     
  8. 333 Half Evil
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    All I can say is AWESOME....THANK YOU. I'm not much of a reader...but Hot Rod was and still is my favorite read. My dad was big into CB's when I was a kid...and after reading the book I changed my "handle" to Hot Rod. Still get called that by close friends of my dads, makes me smile everytime!!
     
  9. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
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    The 60th anniversary....thats just incredible!
    Your Dad had an influence on every generation since, just from that one book...never mind all the rest!
    Not a lot of Authors have that kind of lasting success. :)
    I'll be PMing you in a sec and look forward to getting the book when its available. I haven't read it in 30 years... :D
     
  10. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
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    I'd love to be able to buy a new set of books!
    Larry T
     
  11. gasserjohn
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    This is great news
    i enjoyed talking to you on the phone recently too
    hope you get to travel &have book signings
    you then will get to hear the praise first hand
    ''i wish i was smart enough to have kept the copy i got from the school library''.............
     
  12. hotrd32
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    from WA

    Cool, email sent Holly.
     
  13. Spooky
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    Wow, Holly-
    I read this book at a friends house 1979 and knew I had to read more.

    Count me in!
     
  14. I believe Felsen also wrote Fever Heat. I read that in paperback back in the late 50's. Would read it again if I had a copy, just for the nostalgia.
     
  15. gasserjohn
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    Henry Gregor Felsen has a special place in the HOT ROD culture that this should find a place on the front page H.A.M.B.
     
  16. Bigcheese327
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    Wow, yes. This is very exciting. My dad's old copies of "Hot Rod" and "Crash Club" were instrumental in forming my views of hot rods and car culture.

    -Dave
     
  17. hjfelsen
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    He's the one!! I've been so glad to hear from so many people! Thanks!
     
  18. Paul
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    with permission from Holly
    here's a little sample of Henry Gregor Felson's work

    page 1 of Hot Rod

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  19. Paul
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    page 1 of Crash Club

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  20. Paul
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    Paul
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    page one of Road Rocket

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  21. Paul
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    Paul
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    page one of Street Rod

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  22. Paul
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    Paul
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    page one of Fever Heat

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  23. Paul
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    Paul
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    and page one of Rag Top

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  24. "It's not a Connor-Madison! It's a Ford!"
     
  25. Muttley
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    Any idea when the new edition will be out? My old copy of Hot Rod is so fragile it would disintegrate if I tried to read it.
     
  26. Rudebaker
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    from Illinois

    Same here.
     
  27. poncho62
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    Very cool....I read a few of them around 1965....would love to read them again.
     
  28. gasserjohn
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    While reading the 1st page of HotRod you can see why the book had so much impact on a 12year old ;even reading it during class
    right from the very 1st page you are in the car ..............
     
  29. pjmdltrkguy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2007
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    from Minden

    unreal i read this book in the front seat of a 39 ford coupe with olds ovh .in 1964. please put me on the list. pjmdltrkguy@hotmail.com.
     
  30. Anderhart Speed
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    You seriously just made my whole week. I remember my dad telling me about reading this book when he was a kid, and then he spent a few hours going through my grandmothers house until he found it for me, and back then my Dad wasn't the type of guy to do a lot for me. As soon as he gave me the book I started reading, and I hated reading when I was little (I was like, 9 years old or so), and the book was way ahead of anything I had ever read before (there were no pictures!!!! haha) but I couldn't put it down. I think I read it 3 times in a row because I didn't understand half of it being so young. I still read that book, I love it so much. Good ol' bud. Thank you soo much for doing this!!!
     

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