The history of hot rodding is filled with stories of cars that were lost for a wide variety of reasons. Some were crashed, others lost in accidents, and others simply faded away. Its the third group that Lost Hot Rods II focuses on. Many great hot rods that were once famous were simply hidden away. Some of them have been tracked down and are now found once again.
As a solid follow-up to the success of the original Lost Hot Rods, this book continues the fun of discovering whatever happened to many of the great rods and customs built in the early days of the sport. Lost Hot Rods II shares the full story of each car, including how it was originally built, when it dropped off the radar, and how it was ultimately found. Photos from the past and present are included to showcase the story behind each and every one of these great cars.
Industry veteran and celebrated historian Pat Ganahl once again opens the archives and pounds the pavement in order to bring you the stories on some of the coolest cars ever to appear in shows or grace the pages of automotive magazines. A perfect companion to the best-selling Lost Hot Rods: Remarkable Stories of How They Were Found.
"Lost Hot Rods II is a great collection of once-famous cars that were lost or forgotten over time and the remarkable stories of how they were found. These personal tales make the long-lost-car's stories really come to life." -MSRA LineChaser, December 2012
Appears in "Top 21 Reading Materials for the Auto Enthusiast." -Auto Enthusiast, January 2013
"Pat Ganahl has done it again! And, just like before, do not let the title of his new book, Lost Hot Rods II fool you. There are plenty of "lost customs" included as well!" -Kustoms Illustrated, Fall 2012
"To the extent possible, each car's history is related in terms of original build, who owned it, what happened to it, when/why/how it disappeared and was found again. The service he [Ganahl] has done and is doing posterity with these books and his hundreds of magazine articles is incalculable." speedreaders.info, January 2013
"Lost Hot Rods II is chock full of fascinating tales, old and new photographs, and knowledgeable commentary, along with tips on how to make your own special discovery." -Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace, January 24, 2013
"A powerful pick for any transportation and car history collection, this is packed with lovely photos throughout." -Midwest Book Review, January 2013
"You might think that volume two of Lost Hot Rods woul d be stretching the theme, but Pat Ganahl has compiled another fascinating selection of historic customs and drag cars." Classic & Sports Car, March 2013
Check out Jay Leno and author Pat Ganahl talk about Lost Hot Rods II here: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-lost-hot-rods-ii/1425367/
"Most importantly, this is simply a jolly good read and an automotive voyeur's delight. Highly recommended." Classic American, October 2013
Pat Ganahl is the author of several CarTech books, including definitive works on Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and Von Dutch. He is a life-long hot rodder and has been the editor of Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, and Street Rodder magazines and a regular contributor for The Rodder's Journal. Pat is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on traditional hot rods and custom cars as well as a photographer and photo archivist. He lives in Southern California.