Author: David Perry
Foreword by Robt. Williams.

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.

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), both with writer Barry Gifford. Perry lives in Vallejo, California, with his wife Mary and son August. He drives a flathead-powered 1928 Ford hot rod and in 1999 Hardbound Pages: 144 Length: 10w x 10h helped resurrect the Swanx car club (est. 1956).

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