Dry Lakes and Drag Strips: The American Hot Rod

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, Feb 1, 2002 - Transportation - 192 pages
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Illustrated with evocative period photos, this paperback reprint of The American Hot Rod (0-87938-982-6) traces the evolution of the cars built and modified specifically for street, track and salt flats racing from the 1920s through the early 1970s. Chapters cover topics like dry lakes racing, prewar Fords, Detroit engines, road racing specials, supercharging and alternative fuels, Bonneville and drag racing.

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About the author (2002)

Dean Batchelor started out as a hot rodder, but ultimately became an automotive renaissance man. He is best known for his motor journalism career, which spanned five decades and included stints at Hop Up and Motor Life in the 1950s, and a lengthy career as editorial director at Road & Track, as well as freelance writing and publishing. He passed away in 1995.

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