Someone came to me and said, “Those two hot rods are parked outside in your driveway. You know the ones I mean…” I quickly scanned the room and saw two unsavory characters who I had not seen before. I approached them and introduced myself. Little did I know that first handshake would unlock a long-lasting friendship
by Peter Vincent
Standard Edition: $85 + S&H
Limited Edition: $800 + S&H
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Great Hot Rods are also Works of Art
Do you disagree? If so, Ken Schmidt and Keith Cornell, the founders of the Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop, promise to argue with you until the beer runs out.
Photographer Peter Vincent, an artist in his own right, was among the first to recognize the sublime artistry of the Bones' hot rods. His photographs of Keith and Ken's first coupes helped the Bones get noticed. Today the Bones' creations are recognized around the world as real-deal hot rods that look and sound like something built in the late 1940s or 1950s, but with an aggressive attitude all their own.
Vincent has been there from the start, documenting the Bones' creations, their exploits at the Bonneville Salt Flats and El Mirage and the Race of Gentlemen, and their cross-country adventures to and from their home base in upstate New York. The Bones haven't built a lot of cars, but each and every one of them is documented in the pages of this book. If you are a fan of traditional hot rods, you will never get tired of leafing through the pages of Rolling Bones.
We are also offering a very special limited edition slipcase to protect and display the book. This case is as close as you can get to buying a Rolling Bones car without buying the real thing, as it's built by the same craftsmen who build their cars.
This hand-welded aluminum case is constructed and louvered by the same folks who do it for the Bones, and is hand-painted (again, by the Bones' painter) to match the paint scheme of one of the Rolling Bones' iconic hot rods. Only 49 of these, each stamped with an identification tag, will be sold to accompany this book. The price is $800. Many of these have been reserved already, so if you are interested, please act now to make sure you don't miss out.