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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by superduper88, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. superduper88
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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    Hey guys, I am searching for the title and author of a book I read in Middle School about hot rods. I have been trying to figure it out for years(literally), even had my daughters look in the school library when THEY went(same school), and they said it wasn’t there anymore. I want to find a copy, this book I read probably 10 times when I was a kid, and it inspired me to go down the hot rod, muscle car, and 4x4 path.

    I’m not sure this is the right place to ask but the HAMB popped into my head after my 150th failed Googleing lol

    Here is what I recall, hopefully someone can tell me who wrote it so I can get a copy!

    I remember it being titled “Hot Rod”(I could be mis-remembering), it was a couple guys who built a 60’s Fairlane 4 door as a budget muscle car, I remember it being painted Hugger Orange or Carosel Red or something like that, they re-ringed a 302 and painted the headers white. It read like a long magazine article, most pics in black and white. Not much to go on I know! Lol!

    I’m guessing it was from the 80’s, I read it in the 90’s.

    Sorry if this is a goofy question but I’m trying anything I can think of Lol!

    Thanks- John
     
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  2. rudestude
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    Sounds like it would be a Henry Gregor Felson book he had books about hot rods , Hotrod was my first one I read in school ...the won your talking about do you know about the year it was printed?
     
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  3. superduper88
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    I don’t know what year, but I’d guess late 70’s-mid 80’s?
     
  4. superduper88
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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    Ok I looked up the book you was talking about, that’s not the one. This one was a non-fiction, couple guys build a Fairlane 4 door and document it kinda thing. That Hotrod you were talking about looks interesting tho, I might have to add that to the list!
    -John
     

  5. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
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    Here is my copy of Hot Rod by Henry Gregor Felton. Found it at a garage sale many years back. It 4-1/4” x 6-1/2”. Very small paperback. B4728BF4-BAF9-49D4-ACF4-CA5284BA041E.jpeg
     
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  6. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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    If that is the book, there's a long thread about it here.
     

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