I was round at Robs for a coffee this morning (see Robs Railton 15th April/12th July) and he produced a scruffy little book he's had for years called Best Hot Rods by Eugene Jaderquist published in 1953 by Arco publishing. Just superb, i have never seen any of the photos from it anywhere else before, heres a taster. Loads more to come, its full of home built flathead rails and salt racers, tuning equipment etc
Googling the book title brought up one copy for sale at a specialist motoring book shop, i have just rung them, its been sold. If you can find a copy buy it.