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When there were far fewer people around, far fewer laws and regulations, when the legal speed limit was 75 mph, when gas was cheap, when driving was a pleasure, if you owned a hot machine you could point the grill down an empty road and go!

Have a Hot Rod Christmas!


For Christmas 2021 we are offering a Flat Out Press books bundle at a significant discount.

You can get these three books, a $65.90 value, for only $39 + $6 shipping.

  •   Jacket & Plaque $24.95
  •   NW Oldtimers $24
  •   Hot Rodder  $16.95

All books will be signed by the author. You can only get this deal at Flat Out Press!

Northwest Oldtimers is a very personal book remembering and honoring the rodders from Portland and around the Northwest. Photos and brief oral histories of some of the people involved in circle track racing in the northwest drivers, car owners, car builders, mechanics, enthusiasts. Motorcycle racers too.

Jacket & Plaque is an extensive survey of the clubs in the Northwest. From the early stirrings of the pre-War Oregon Roadster Club, to the Asphalt Monsters, Mobileers and Leadfoots of the late 40s, to the explosion of hot rod clubs in the 50s, this book gives a good idea of what hot rodding was like during the "good old days."

Hot Rodder! is the first history of hot rodding, from the 1920s to the 1990s, as told in the participants’ own words. A 17-year project, this book includes chapters on the early years, California dry lake time trials, circle track roadsters, Bonneville, custom cars and street rodding. 

All three books, 40% discount, and only $6 shipping in US.