Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2017 August 09 • Wednesday

A new addition to the Gutbrain Records Casual Collection of Mostly Mid-Century Ephemera is a few issues of Hot Rod magazine from the 1950s.

Here's the first one.

It's a nice cover and of course my eye was drawn by the postage stamp.

This issue is notable because it has an article about a woman in the very male hot rod scene.

The hot rod scene itself is something I don't know much about. It appears to be made up of people building their own cars or modding cars that are ten, twenty or thirty years old.

Hot rods and hot rodders come up often enough in music, movies and books from the period, but it's taken for granted that the audience knows what it needs to know about it. I'd like to know more.