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Hot Rod Pin-ups

Hot Rod Pin-ups

Author: David Perry

Foreword: Robt. Williams


"Edgy, but tastefully fun photographs of 1950s-style pin-up hip kittens and cool, down-and-dirty hot rods. Artistically shot, well-presented stuff. And, you'll like the cars, too." Motor Trend

About the book:

For as long as young men have been channeling, chopping, and hopping up rods and customs, women - whether loyal girlfriends or trouble-seeking "bad girls" - have been an integral to their scene. In this unique portfolio evoking great 1950s pin-up artists like Vargas and Elvgren, talented photographer David Perry depicts models in and out of cherry-picked rods and customs wearing painstakingly chosen period dress and hairstyles. More than 100 photos present these modern-day pin-ups under three themes: Garage, Cruising, and Race. In addition, essays explore each topic and are also accompanied by pulp novel covers, period mags, and ads that place the photography in a historical context. Captions identify the car owners, photo location, and, where appropriate, interesting car specs and histories.

About the author:

David Perry has been burning film since he was 10 years old. Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Southern California, he studied photography at Art Center College of Design. A professional photographer since 1986, Perry has had his work published, collected, and exhibited worldwide; current and past examples can be seen at His other books include Hot Rod (Chronicle Books, 1997) and Bordertown (Chronicle Books, 1998).

Hardbound, 144 pages, 100 color & 50 B/W Photos

Size: 10.00w x 10.00h