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The state of American hot rodding : interviews on the craft and the road ahead

Author: David L Miller
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gearhead and geographer David Miller has crisscrossed America in his custom built 1958 Chevy Apache pickup, interviewing hot rodders about what drives their passions, values and way of life. Their collected stories present a detailed portrait of modern hot rodding--a distinctly American subculture that survives by bucking the trends and attitudes that increasingly shape the transportation landscape"--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Miller
ISBN: 9781476672915 1476672911
OCLC Number: 1028581341
Description: viii, 200 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The run up --
Hot rodding as defiance of the contemporary --
My credentials: the dismantled omnibus --
My '58 build story, or how I was adopted by a Chevy Apache behind a South Dakota barn --
"Drive what you build" lessons --
The run out --
Introduction to the interviews --
Bobby Alloway (Louisville, TN) --
Bo Huff (Dragerton/East Carbon, UT) --
George Ross (Thompson's Station, TN) --
Lee Osborne (Penn Yan, NY) --
Darryl Starbird (Afton, OK) --
Brylen Brajkovich (Jonestown, PA) --
John Davis (Alamosa, CO) --
Bob Austin (Rochester, NY) --
Rick Treworgy (Muscle Car City, Punta Gorda, FL) --
Rod Petty (Moab, UT) --
George Roetman (Vermillion, SD) --
Rick Love (San Antonio, TX) --
Walt Johnson (Thorntown, IN) and Ken Holdaway (Fairview Heights, IL) --
Jerry Dixey (Austintown, OH) --
Gene Winfield (Mojave, CA) --
The run down --
The road ahead: higher gas prices vs. America's love affair with man toys --
The takeaway: thoughts on the future of hot rodding --
Street rodding 2.0: how we roll forward --
Final thoughts --
At the end, 2017.
Responsibility: David Lawrence Miller.

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Who are today's hot rodders? Where do they come from, what do they value, and why? Over an eight year period, gearhead/geographer David Miller crisscrossed America in his home-built 1958 Chevy Apache  Read more...

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"Miller presents 15 interviews with a group of amazingly talented and successful hot rodders. Readers get personal histories that are interesting and somewhat similar. For any reader who has scraped Read more...

 
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