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History of Automobiles
 Hot Rods  (1952-1958)
[Model A2Z-DVD-00385] [UPC 882012500385]
Includes Limited Public Performance Rights - Distributed by

In Stock $14.95

Running Time: 66 Minutes

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This Is The First Time This Historic Footage
Has Been Assembled On One DVD!

This DVD contains a variety of vintage clips, from the dangers of hot rods to how to prepare for a race. Taken together, they paint the most authentic and realistic history of the hot rod phenomena possible!

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The Need For Speed

This DVD has got it all. Cool cats, beautiful cars, wonderful scenery and lots of dragstrip action. The 1950s were the Golden Age of Hot Rodding, where teens worked on their own cars and burned rubber to prove themselves. You can almost smell the smoking tires and burning oil when you kick back and immerse yourself in these amazing films. When you spend the night watching this DVD, you won't just be spinning your wheels!

Hot Cars On One Sizzling DVD!

The period of postwar prosperity between the end of the World War II and the mid 1950s created a unique environment, where teenagers and young men had the time and money to invest in creating cars that were built for a new type of fun.

At the end of the war, a legion of young men returned to America with cash in their pockets and a sense of freedom and excitement bred by victory. These young men had a "can-do" attitude and a desire to express themselves. Because factories no longer had to be dedicated to the war effort, the American landscape was flooded with new cars. Inexpensive used cars were available everywhere!

That meant that if you had the need for speed and knew how to check under the hood, you could create your own Greased Lightning and zoom through the night!

"Thanks again for many happy and informative hours on my computer. I will be telling all history buffs I know about your products!"
Normand Roy, Harrisville, RI (

 Experience authentic American Hot Rodders
as they burn rubber

All of the films on this DVD were shot during the Golden Age of Hot Rods. You will witness the greatest names of the Hot Rod era and see some of the most exciting drag racing films ever assembled. This isn't Grease - this is the real deal!

"I'm definitely a happy customer, and have already referred a few friends to your site, as well as my kids' teachers :-)"
Andrea, Shoreline, WA (

This DVD has everything you could want if you love
American history, classic cars or fast driving!

Inside you will find hours of entertaining footage shot by some of the best production teams of the era. Here is exactly what you will find on this incredible DVD:

Road Runners
The first classic clip is about outlaw hotrodders who become law-abiding gear heads after a community organizes supervised racing clubs and timing associations. This film shows us a healthy alternative for boys who loved to drive their cars fast: organized drag racing - a fun way to blow off steam and stay out of trouble.

Producer: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1952
Length: 00:12:34
Audio: Mono

Road Runners

Cool Hot Rod
This film, narrated by a teenager, shows how a hot rod club contributes to safe driving through its strict membership rules and restriction of speed runs to sanctioned "drag strips". It is a great piece of hot rod history! We meet young "Bullet Bill" Bowers who at first is a menace to society. By the end of the film he learns about the rules of the hot rod community and sees the error of his ways.

Producer: N/A
Sponsor: Sid Davis Productions
Year: 1953
Length: 00:26:09
Audio: Mono

Cool Hot Rod

Ingenuity in Action
Now we move onto what is probably the best clip for the true hot rod fans. It explains how to prepare and enter a car show and gives us a detailed history of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".

Producer: Hot Rod Magazine
Sponsor: Davis (Sid) Productions
Year: 1958
Length: 00:27:14
Audio: Mono
Color: COLOR

Ingenuity in Action

Running Time:
DVD One: 01:06:21


While the post-war industrial boom and urban exodus characterized the mood of Americans who had survived the turbulent years of depression and deprivation, the younger generation searched for newer ways of establishing their identity. The automobile industry came to their rescue with fast, jazzy and attention grabbing models. Not satisfied with these attributes, youth took it upon themselves to convert these sleek machines to gas-guzzling, rip-roaring speed-monsters that more often than not inspired dangerous adventures. Accidents and fatalities became the order of the day as more and more youngsters took up this thrilling, but dangerous hobby.

The clips on this rare and outstanding DVD highlight the efforts of various community groups in helping youth understand the dangers and consequences of uncontrolled enthusiasm behind the wheel. The clips highlight the benefits of organized and controlled hot rod races, show youth how to build and maintain a speed monster and above all to respect the rights of other citizens.

Characterized by imaginative story lines and insightful direction, these clips were – and remain - a definite boon to society. Examine these vintage celluloid masterpieces to learn about the birth and maturity of the hot rod sport!

 There is no risk when you order
History Of Automobiles: Hot Rods DVD today!

We can make this offer because we know
you will love this amazing DVD!

When you order the History of Automobiles: Hot Rods DVD you will be electrified by this incredible historic footage. There is no risk when you order. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Order today and bask in American history!

General Packaging Description:
Our professionally-produced DVDs are shipped in retail Amaray style DVD cases just like you would find in a store. These beautifully packaged DVDs make great gifts and are themselves works of art. While we offer some of the best prices anywhere, we have never sacrificed quality for price.

Product Details
Video Run Time - 66 Minutes
Video Format - NTSC
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Standard
Region Code - Worldwide
Packaging Type - Amaray
Release Date - 1952-1958
UPC - 882012500385
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