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Anatomy of a Hot Rod

If you grew up reading the classic “green pages” in HOT ROD magazine – (or even if you didn’t) — you’re going to love Doug Mitchel’s latest book called Anatomy of the Hot Rod. This lavish hardcover book will give you an inside look at some of the coolest hot rods around. In the old days, the “green pages” information was great, but the photos left something to be desired. Mitchel changed all that by teaming the same kind of essential information with his outstanding lensmanship. In Anatomy of the Hot Rod, Doug tells you about everything that goes into building a world-class hot rod, then “hooks you up” with the unforgettable visual imagery of “crate” 350s, triple-carb flathead V-8s, chromed Haibrand rear ends, beefed-up gearboxes, shiny Jag suspensions and  jewel-like Stewart-Warner gauge clusters. If you’re into owning or building a knock-your-socks-off hot rod of any variety – nostalgic Old Skool, classic “rat rod” or High-Tech contemporary, this is the book you need on the shelf in your garage. Our friends at Hemming’s (right!)  kind of slammed Doug’s book on their website for covering so many different types of rods, but I  honestly think that’s one of the book’s strengths.  Why stick to one genre, when there’s so much creativity in the hot rod hobby? Doug Mitchel is a creative talent in the world of automotive photography. He has shot photos of hundreds of cars, bikes and tractors. To date, Doug has shared his words and imagery with motoring enthusiasts in a collection of 16 books that include Anatomy of the Chopper, Standard Catalog of ® Harley-Davidson, Honda Motorcycles: The Ultimate Guide, Choppers Field Guide and the Standard Catalog of ®Schwinn Bicycles. Doug lives in Aurora, Illinois where he’s surrounded by some of the best rod-building shops in America. Anatomy of the Hot Rod illustrates his real passion for this truly American iteration of the motorcar.

To find out more about this book or our other titles visit www.KrauseBooks.com or just call me at 715-445-2214 extension 248.  Tell me what kind of cars you like and I’ll tell you which books we have that suit your interests. How’s that for customer service!

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