A car buff offers nostalgic memories of the way things were in the ’50s. Cars with flames, drive-in movies, service stations, car clubs, and drag races all get their time in the spotlight in this collection of images from period photographs, catalogs, magazines, comics, and books.
This book is a collection of ‘Fifties Flashbacks, the column Albert Drake has been writing for over two decades. With an abundance of material to choose from, he carefully selected these columns to give a sense of what the decade was all about. The pieces are told from a personal point of view – Drake was both participant and observer.
Although written over a period of years, these selected columns have an organic unity. There’s also new material approximately one-fourth of the work in this book has not been previously published.
- Hot Rods
- Car Clubs
- Duals Hubcaps
- Drive-Ins & Drive-In Theaters
- Top Rod / Shot Rods
- Blue Dots
- Rock N Roll
- Oakland Roadster Show & other car shows
- What We Read: Magazines Books, Felsen Hot Rod &c
- Cars We Drove
- Clothes We Wore
- Movies We Saw
A Cultural History of the Decade!