Hot Rodding in Santa Barbara County

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California's central coast was fertile ground for hot rodding, and all motor sports in general, during the 1940s and 1950s. Hot Rodding in Santa Barbara County takes the reader back in time with a collection of remarkable photographs from the earliest days of the hot rod movement. This book includes images of the first drag strips in the country, rough-and-tumble jalopy racing, early road-racing action, and lots of great hot rods and customs. Follow local hot-rodders as they take trips to El Mirage dry lake and the world-famous salt flats at Bonneville, Utah, and visit a long-lost world as seen through photographs taken from the personal albums of people who contributed to the birth of a culture that would spread across the nation.
ISBN: 9781467132183
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 215
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The photographs used in this pictorial history are part of an archive of early California transportation and industrial imagery being put together by Tony Baker. Baker is an amateur historian, researcher, and archivist living in Ventura, California. The author of Hot Rodding in Ventura County, Baker has had many photographs from his collection published in national magazines. He works as a technician in research and development for a high-technology manufacturing company.
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