A hot rod enthusiast and builder since the early 1950s, Albert "Bud" Drake has experienced rod and custom car culture to the fullest. This collection of his columns from Rod Action and Goodguys Gazette over the past quarter century, also incorporating several unpublished pieces, offers a wealth of historical information and insights. The colorful writing illuminates the people, machines, movies and cultural events that shaped hot rod culture.
Albert Drake is professor emeritus of English at Michigan State University. He has written widely in automotive magazines and is also the author of a dozen books. A hot rodder since 1951, he lives in Portland, Oregon.