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Title:
Fifties flashback
Author:
Drake, Albert.
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Publication Information:
Tucson, Ariz. : Fisher Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
viii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555611613
Format :
Book

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Central Library TL23 .D65 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Was the Fifties your decade? Relive the memories, the optimism, the cars an


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1. Back Row Specialsp. 5
2. The Ridep. 9
3. A Hot Rodder's Wish Bookp. 13
4. Hub Capsp. 21
5. Rappin' Pipesp. 27
6. Vintage Tinp. 33
7. Hot Rodding B.C.p. 37
8. Why There Were Hot Rods at Mid-Centuryp. 41
9. The Lost Pixp. 43
10. Clubsp. 47
11. Street Was Fun in '51p. 51
12. The National Hot Rod Associationp. 55
13. Not-So-Hot Rodsp. 57
14. Top Rodsp. 61
15. Hot Rod Martp. 69
16. Gettin' Downp. 73
17. Track Roadstersp. 77
18. Traditional vs. Non-Traditionalp. 87
19. '29 A-Willys Roadsterp. 91
20. Study Hall Mechanixp. 95
21. Street Racingp. 101
22. The Day They Broke 100 at Scapposep. 105
23. 1953: The Year of the Dragsterp. 109
24. Rainp. 115
25. What We Read: Magazines (Sidebar: Cover Story)p. 119
26. Regional Rodding Magazinesp. 127
27. What We Read: The Clymer Booksp. 131
28. What We Read: Booksp. 135
29. What We Read: Henry Gregor Felsenp. 141
30. What We Read: Hot Rod Comicsp. 147
31. Hot Rod Kingp. 151
32. The Good Old Bad Daysp. 155
33. We Never Called Them Kempsp. 159
34. Textures of the 'Fiftiesp. 161
35. The Gook Wagon (Sidebar: Survivor)p. 165
36. The 1953 Oakland Roadster Showp. 169
37. The Cherryp. 179
38. The Beastp. 185
39. The Mild Customp. 189
40. The Mild Custom IIp. 193
41. Cool Threadsp. 197
42. Rockin' & Roddin'p. 201
43. The Drive-Inp. 205
44. Bonneville 1955p. 209
45. Biker!p. 219
46. I Remember the Day James Dean Died Like It Was Yesterdayp. 223
47. Drive-in Theatersp. 227
48. The 'Fifties Lineupp. 231
49. Girls & Rodsp. 235
50. Things I Don't Rememberp. 239
51. Update on Blue Dots, Dice & Flamersp. 241
52. The Service Stationp. 243
53. Memento Morip. 247
Indexp. 251

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