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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
    Posts: 7,745

    from Novi, MI

    Hope this hasn't been done recently (i'm not even gonna bother searching, so there! :p), but i was just realizing i have some pretty cool books in my small collection. so lets see what you all have out there on your shelf. whats your favorite and what's on your wish list??
    here are some of mine:

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    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,989

    from Houston

    Just remembered a pic I took when I was trying out a new camera. This is a tiny portion of what I have that's for sure. And yes there was a thread on this not too long ago. That black bound one on the right is issues of the California Timing News from 1946-48.
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  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,623

    from Burton, MI

  4. got a lot of stuff, but mostly buying the markdowns now lately a $5 book is much better than $25 got a flood:mad: going here and kinda worried about all the books downstairs, but got a outside pump going
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  5. Too much stuff to go on shevles. I keep mine inplastic tubs ( far from kids hands, cant have any ripped covers ) The Wife says I have a problem, I tell her it's History!!!!
  6. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
    Posts: 7,745

    from Novi, MI

    i'm CERTAIN you have a problem, but don't we all. :D
  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,716


    I really need to build bookshelves and organize this collection too. Aunte Betty gave me my first "Old Car" book on Christmas 1961, Ralph Stein's the Trearury of the Automobile. To this day I think it is the best book that gives an overview of the car hobby, but no Hot Rod info. Just about all my books are about Pre World War II vehicles with some postwar racing. The Miller Dynasty is one of my favorites, along with Jack Fox's INDY 500 book. Just won a copy of Joel Finn's "American Road Racing 1948-1950", from Racemaker Press,got the notice on the day Aunte Betty would have turned 100, she's still looking over me.
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    My bookshelf/library has the following titles (some may not be exact):

    The Packard Story

    The Coachbuilt Packard

    Olympian Cars

    The Classic Car (CCCA)

    The Classy Ford V-8

    The Model A Ford As Henry Built It

    Several editions of Automobile Quarterly

    The Deusenberg service book with original ads in the back

    Several editions of TRJ

    Various Harley history books

    Encyclopedia of American Cars

    100 Greatest Cars by Dennis Adler (there's 3 of my restorations, complete and partial featured:cool:)

    Countless magazines kept for serious reference

    Both editions of the Lester and Steele Handbook of Automobiles, early and late which features weights, OEM sugg retail, wheelbase, engine specs. All of you need these books BTW...very helpful.

    2 editions of the Hollander interchange manual, one from 55-65, the other from 65-75.

    And finally, "Packard the history of the car and the Company" by Beverly Rae Kimes. My obvious favorite and most referenced.

    There's more and many related to the way they were vs what we do to em. I'd get tossed out for the whole list so I'll stop now. I also highly recommend both of the Ford reference books. All OEM pics for accurate reference.
  9. JimC
    Joined: Dec 13, 2002
    Posts: 2,227

    from W.C.,Mo.

    Who has time to read?
  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 45,301


    to many to even take pictures of....
  11. Forgot, its all been packed for 2 years. Last I remember it was diecast cars and planes. American, German and Japanies Flags. Old toys and more related type stuff.
  12. I just got a copy of "Sundays with Von Dutch" Save your money. a crappy book indeed!
  13. FRITZ
    Joined: Sep 6, 2001
    Posts: 1,209


    Mark twain & Hemingway

  14. JimC
    Joined: Dec 13, 2002
    Posts: 2,227

    from W.C.,Mo.

    I do have some old Hot Rod mags, a set of Roger Jetter Friday Night Reads, Some old Car Craft, and old Mechanics Illustrated!
  15. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    ......a few books aboutg rebuilding flatheads,....but mostly books on Route 66........Went on the Mother Mode in 2009......Big Bad John
  16. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,077

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis

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    I started in October of 1953 with the "Honk !" pictured above, and it's been a constant Collection since then ! My newest is Larry Watson's.

    In fact, I felt so strongly about fellow HAMBERS & Gearheads all over building an R&C Collection, that a year ago I started the "HOT OFF THE PRESS" Section on the Hall Of Fame Legends Series WebSite.

    So far, this Special Section has been listed in the "Top 10" viewed pages on the Site almost every month !

    If you wanna check-it out, AND get some great ideas for the Holidays coming up...either to give or receive, here's the Link:

    I guarantee you'll definetly find something there that you DON'T have...and probably should !!

    Have a GREAT "HALLOWEEN, 2010" Weekend !

    Jonnie King
  17. Two books without which one can not fully appreciate the American phenomenon of hot rodding. Look at a Miller 91 and think of Art Chrisman's #25 dry lakes/drag racing car [ ].

    • The Miller Dynasty[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1], 2nd ed.[/SIZE][/FONT] [SIZE=-1]- Mark Dees, ISBN[FONT=Arial,Helvetica] 0-9638084-0-0[/FONT][/SIZE]
    • The Golden Age of the American Racing Car[SIZE=-1][FONT=Arial,Helvetica], 2nd ed.[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=-1] - Griffith Borgeson, SAE, ISBN 0-7680-0023-8[/SIZE]
    for recommend books on American Racing Cars before WWII go to:

    HELL...go to this page just to hear a Miller 91 Indy car at full song....fabulous!
  18. cavistyle
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 530

    from baltimore

  19. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 583

    Kelly Burns

    Since this is my home office bookcase as well, mixed in with book like Pete Vincent's Hot Rod photography book, 50 years of Hot Rod, books about vintage drag cars and my collection Rodder Journals, are Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and reference books for graphic design, a server, a Wacom tablet and a small printer for quick proofs.
  20. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,698

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Someone mention TRJ?

    I've probably got 200 lbs worth of books I've collected in 30+ years. Car spotters books, hotrodding books, histories, how-to's, biographies of car people, picture books of classics, customs, muscle cars. I could open a library!

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    A few of my favorites are:

    Chevrolet = racing....?
    Group 7
    The last open road
    Road racing in America
    Hot Rod Deluxe

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  22. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,189


    books are for inmates
  23. A Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,133

    A Chopped Coupe

    Here is one of the book shelves in the "Office". Has my secret books on making flatheads go very, very fast. I took the picture far enough away so you can't tell what they are.

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  24. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
    Posts: 7,745

    from Novi, MI

  25. Besides too many books to mention, a couple of old HOT WHEELS in the original un-opened packages, :D BDM
  26. Latest fave- 'International Auto Parade' (1963)

    O/T; Keef-:D

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  27. My Avatar is my latest. :cool:
  28. 59KUSTOM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 913


    Spoggie, have you read Keith's book yet?
  29. Yep. twice! :)
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  30. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 939

    Bert Kollar

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