Fifties Flashback : A Nostalgia Trip

by Albert Drake

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Nostalgic history of the way things were in the 50's.

Cars we drove, clothes we wore, the movies, the drive-ins, service stations, car shows, car clubs, what we read, drag races, street racing, rappin' pipes and more.

Hub caps, squirrel knobs, blue dots and flamers all get their time in the spot light.

Contents:
• Back Row Specials
• The Ride
• A Hot Rodder's Wish Book
• Hub Caps
• Rappin' Pipes
• Vintage Tin
• Hot Rodding B.C.
• Why There Were Hot Rods at Mid-Century
• The Lost Pix
• Clubs
• Street Was Fun in '51
• The National Hot Rod Association
• Not-So-Hot Rods
• Top Rods
• Hot Rod Mart
• Gettin' Down
• Track Roadsters
• Traditional vs. Non-Traditional
• '29 A-Willys Roadster
• Study Hall Mechanix
• Street Racing
• The Day They Broke 100 at Scappoose
• 1953: The Year of the Dragster
• Rain
• What We Read: Magazines
• Regional Rodding Magazines
• What We Read: The Clymer Books
• What We Read: Books
• What We Read: Henry Gregor Felsen
• What We Read: Hot Rod Comics
• Hot Rod King
• The Good Old Bad Days
• We Never Called Them Kemps
• Textures of the 'Fifties
• The Gook Wagon
• The 1953 Oakland Roadster Show
• The Cherry
• The Beast
• The Mild Custom
• The Mild Custom II
• Cool Threads
• Rockin' & Roddin'
• The Drive-In
• Bonneville 1955
• Biker!
• I Remember the Day James Dean Died Like it was Yesterday
• Drive-in Theaters
• The 'Fifties Lineup
• Girls & Rods
• Things I Don't Remember
• Update on Blue Dots, Dice & Flamers
• The Service Station
• Memento Mori

The author has dug into his collection of period photographs, catalogs, magazines, comics and books to illustrate this series of period snapshots.

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  • Publisher: California Bills Automotive
  • ISBN: 1931128170 (1-931-12817-0)
  • ISBN-13: 9781931128179 (978-1-931-12817-9)
  • Format: Softcover, 264 pages
  • Date Published: 08-2003

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