This book will take you back, and maybe you'll want to stay there. Ken Gross. Featuring Bertilsson's fantastic photography, this book covers the contemporary hot rods and features the best builders on the West Coast from the past 15 years. Whole chapters are devoted to legendary do-it-yourself builders like Larry Watson and Gene Winfield, plus coverage of shows and custom clubs. Read it, dig the pictures, and see if doesn't make you want to pick up a torch and take three inches out of that too-tall roofline. Packed with color and stunning classic cars.
A native of Sweden, Bo Bertilsson lives in Southern California and has written and photographed hot rods and customs for several U.S. magazines. He is also the author of Motorbooks' Classic Hot Rods, Classic Customs and Lead Sleds, and Rods and Customs. www.roybriziostreetrods.com, www.bossebson.com