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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. When the 60th aniversary edition was published with an intro by Felsen’s daugh Hot Rod is what made me want to be a writer. A defining book of my youth. hwnry

AJ rated it it was amazing Feb 28, I guess growing up in the 50’s, this book ment more to me when I started driving in the mid 60’s. After WWII, cars became more accessible, and teens were now hitting the roads for excitement. A great book when I first read it in and still a great read now especailly from a historical point of view.


Written inthis book gives an historical look at the dangers of teens and reckless driving. I read most of the car books that Felsen wrote when I was in junior high back in the ’60s.

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Whenever it was, I’m certain I was the target demographic. He so captured the era, and the relationship of teens and their cars, that he earned the nickname He spent the next 18 months as a freelance writer in New York. These words were splashed across the cover of Hot Rod, warning readers. The experience taught me to seek out source material. The cars and some of the rules change. Felsen turned down an opportunity in to write for the live television show Stanley, starring Buddy Hackett. Stephen King, when interviewed gregof an article called Reading While Famous, named Felsen as one hendy four authors who most influenced him when he was young.

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He wrote more than 60 books and hundreds of articles and short stories. The Cup of Fury. His books on car culture are fictionalized lectures on his concept of automotive safety. I loved cars and working on cars then, and just like the main character I went on to study engineering in college because of this book. Aug 11, Robert rated it really liked it.

This book is hnery and appealing to young and not-so-young men.

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He dropped out after the start of his junior year when he could no longer earn enough money to pay for tuition and living expenses. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Dressed in a black leather jacket, black boots, and blue jeans, fe,sen was not the clean cut kid.