Reflections in a Spinner Hubcap: Authentic Tales of Hot Rods, Custom Cars & Nostalgia
A selection of essays that celebrates the people who made hot rodding an American culture. Rediscover the fun of racing, hanging out, flirting, and driving from the voice of someone who experienced the 1950s and has a passion for telling the story of old metal. Albert Drake's stories are authentic.
Drake remembers with clarity and detail the first legal drag races, early car shows in California and Oregon, speed trials at Bonneville and Madras, and the ingenuity of the men and women of the time who invented ways to modify the emerging rods and customs in ways to make life interesting.
Highlights include car events from the 1950s in Oakland, Portland, and Seattle; racing at Bonneville, Madras and Scappoose; 1950s nostalgia; bios of Robert Hegge, Andy Southard, The Beard Brothers, Joe Bailon and more.
Albert Drake has been a practicing hot rodder since 1951, when he built a Albert Drake's 1929 Ford A-V8 roadster. Over 400 of his articles have appeared in a variety of magazines including Street Rodder, Street Rod Action, Rodder's Digest, Popular Cars, Hot Rod Mechanix, Street Rodding Illustrated and many more!
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