My friend found this book at a flea market and bought it for me. It is The Complete Book of Hot Rodding by Robert E. Petersen and the Editors of Hot Rod Magazine April 1959. I have never seen this book before and it is pretty cool. As you can see by the table of content, it covers engines, electrical, transmissions and racing tires. These are photos I took of the pages. Most of the photos are from Chapter 14 “Building Your Own Hot Rod” as those pages show complete cars. I apologize in advance for the photos but I did not want to flatten the book and break the binding. You can still read the text and it gives us a visual snapshot of what hot rods looked like in 1959.