Cars & Racing | 13 September 2016Hot Rod Classics Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Call them vintage, call them customs or classics, but no matter what you call them nothing can take away from the true wonder that is a well maintained hot rod. These are cars with character. Automobiles that have been kept, customized and cared for by their makers or owners as if they were flesh and blood. Check out the stunning images of some of the best-kept classics from the many admirable shops around the country all excerpted from Art of Hot Rod. 1932 FORD THREE-WINDOW COUPEowned by Keith Cornell 1932 FORD COUPE owned by Ken Schmid 1932 FORD COUPE owned by Ken Schmid 1932 FORD TUDOR owned by Mike Manno 1932 FORD ROADSTER owned by Ken Schmidt 1932 FORD ROADSTER owned by Ken Schmidt 1941 WILLYS GASSER COUPE owned by Bill Kolovani 1941 WILLYS GASSER COUPE owned by Bill Kolovani 1935 FORD AEROLINER owned by Richard Ullman 1937 STUDEBAKER EXTREMELINER owned by John O’Quinn 1937 STUDEBAKER EXTREMELINER owned by John O’Quinn 1937 STUDEBAKER EXTREMELINER owned by John O’Quinn Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Art of the Hot Rod is a feast for the eyes–a gallery of gorgeous hot rods, the best you’ll see from the world’s top hot rod builders! A hot rod is art on wheels, and this book contains a whole gallery of the best you’ll ever see. In this exclusive collector’s edition of Art of the Hot Rod you’ll find a jaw-dropping array of beautiful hot rod photos, plus special gatefolds, updated text, and exclusive frameable photographic prints. Art of the Hot Rod: Collector’s Edition celebrates the uniquely American marriage of mechanical know-how and an inspired sense of style and design. Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged or hand-built parts, and rebuilt with classic looks and modern technology–these automotive works of art are as powerful on the page as they are on the street. The book profiles top builders such as Pete Chapouris, Roy Brizio, Vern Tardel, Troy Trepanier, and fifteen others and features studio portraits of their most outstanding custom creations. Through the stunning portraiture of master photographer Peter Harholdt, Art of the Hot Rod captures these magnificent vehicles as they’ve never been seen before. In addition to full-color photography and updated text, this special collector’s edition features two gatefolds with new photography and four garage art photo prints. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.