Hot Rod Pin-Ups II: Gearhead Girls and Dragstrip Dolls

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Following on the success of his 2005 bestseller Hot Rod Pin-ups, ace photographer David Perry offers an all-new collection of images winningly riffing on the timeless theme of girls ’n’ cars—specifically, girls ‘n’ hot rods.

In the garage, on the road, at the race, these sumptuous pictures by the acknowledged master of contemporary hot rod pin-up photography recall classic 1950s illustrators like Vargas and ...

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Overview

Following on the success of his 2005 bestseller Hot Rod Pin-ups, ace photographer David Perry offers an all-new collection of images winningly riffing on the timeless theme of girls ’n’ cars—specifically, girls ‘n’ hot rods.

In the garage, on the road, at the race, these sumptuous pictures by the acknowledged master of contemporary hot rod pin-up photography recall classic 1950s illustrators like Vargas and Elvgren. But the beauties in Perry’s photographs have been transported to--and, it seems, transported by--the cluttered chop shops, deafening drag strips, and dusty highways that hot rods call home. Sharing top billing are the cars of many of today’s top builders, as well as painstakingly perfect wardrobes and settings. Essays by male and female stars of the hot rod world round out this delightful book.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“The pin-ups, all female, are sexier, the cars are sometimes visible, text is sparing, so are the clothes.” - Yorkshire Post

“So there it is – justification for publishing a book of amazing photographs – it just so happens they are of beautiful women and beautiful automobiles, both objects of desire. Each chapter has an accompanying script by guest writers – to take your mind off the pictures, no doubt…” Harris Dee, Somerset County Gazette

“The captivating images are accompanied by a foreword on the sexualisation of automobiles in American culture by the acclaimed visual artist Coop, as well as commentary from various respected hot rod scribes, proving that men, motors and the appeal of the scantily clad lady may be nothing new, but shows not sign of slowing down.” - Rhalou Allerhand, Forum

“…when it comes to photography of the female form juxtaposed with cold steel, David Perry is in a class of his own.” - Ayrshire Post

“But when it comes to taking photographs of the female form juxtaposed with cold steel, then David Perry is in a class of his own.” - Liverpool Daily Post

“…Hot Rod Pin-Ups II remains a visual feast for lovers of all things hot rod.” - Auto Express

“Since time immemorial there’s been a synonymy between hot rods and girls and this latest publication featuring the renowned photography of David Perry is crammed full of some of his best work.” – Custom Car

“Look at Amber! Dude, no, check out that Bethany! Or how about Riika? And that Vanessa, man! She’s smoking! Yeah, man! That’s how it went, for hours. Pages were turned, paper torn, drool buckets filled up. By the time I got back for this review, the book looked like it had been through hell.” - Doc Z, RebelRodz

“…when it comes to photography of the female form justaposed with cold steel, David Perry is in a class of his own. The Californian has been responsible for the finest work in its genre with a collection of books that strip away the glitz and in his latest offering 'Hot Rod Pin-Ups II - Gearhead Girls and Dragstrip Dolls', Perry delivers seriously sensual material. Cars like a 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket and selection of Ford A models, to a bullet-riddled 1937 Plymouth Five-Window form the backdrop to some provocative poses. But where Perry really scores is with the way he conveys the improbable reality that not only are these girls comfortable in rusted roadsters and cluttered chop shops, at deafening drag strips and on dusty dry lakes, but that there's no place they would rather be.” - Mike Torpey, Dumfriesand GallowayStandard

Dumfries and Galloway Standard
. . . when it comes to photography of the female form justaposed with cold steel, David Perry is in a class of his own. The Californian has been responsible for the finest work in its genre with a collection of books that strip away the glitz and in his latest offering 'Hot Rod Pin-Ups II - Gearhead Girls and Dragstrip Dolls', Perry delivers seriously sensual material. Cars like a 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket and selection of Ford A models, to a bullet-riddled 1937 Plymouth Five-Window form the backdrop to some provocative poses. But where Perry really scores is with the way he conveys the improbable reality that not only are these girls comfortable in rusted roadsters and cluttered chop shops, at deafening drag strips and on dusty dry lakes, but that there's no place they would rather be.
—Mike Torpey
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760331712
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 9/8/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,078,342
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Perry

David Perry\u2019s photographs have been published, collected, and exhibited worldwide; current and past examples can be seen at www.davidperrystudio.com. Perry\u2019s other books include Hot Rod, Bordertown, and Hot Rod Pin-ups, Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead, and Hot Rod Kings, also from Motorbooks. Perry lives in Vallejo, California.David Perry's photographs have been published, collected, and exhibited worldwide; current and past examples can be seen at www.davidperrystudio.com. Perry's other books include Hot Rod, Bordertown, and Hot Rod Pin-ups, Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead, and Hot Rod Kings, also from Motorbooks. Perry lives in Vallejo, California.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword                                                         “Nothin’ . . . ’Cept for Cars and Girls.”

Objects of Desire in the Mind of the Viewer

            By Coop

1. Garages & Junkyards                                   The Exception to the Rule                    

By Jim Nisbet

2. Drag Strips, Dry Lakes & Dirt Tracks           Flash to Pink

            By Tony Thacker

3. Down on the Street                                       The Salvation of Frances

By Kevin Thomson

4. Full-Custom                                     The Rat Race

By Charles Verne

Afterword                                                        Somewhere West of Laramie               

By Chris Shelton

Contributor Bios

Acknowledgments

Index

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