By Tony Baker
Stretching from Ventura to Santa Maria, California, a colourful and colourful neighborhood of sizzling rod golf equipment bloomed in the course of the heart of the twentieth century. scorching Rodding in Ventura County takes a glance on the humans, areas, and, mainly, the autos that made up this ancient interval in automobile tradition. have a look into the golden years of sizzling rodding via classic photographs of the 1st nationwide championship drag races; stopover at long-lost drag strips comparable to Goleta, Saugus, and Santa Maria; and achieve entry to sizzling rodding's paramount golf equipment just like the Motor Monarchs, the Kustomeers, and the Pharaohs.
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Hot Rodding in Ventura County (Images of America) by Tony Baker