Stock Image

Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits (Cartech)

Gosson, Scotty

Published by CarTech
ISBN 10: 1613251564 / ISBN 13: 9781613251560
New / Soft cover / Quantity Available: 3
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price:
Price: 26.48
Convert Currency
Shipping: 0
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's...

Publisher: CarTech

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New


Num Pages: 144 pages, 300 photographs. BIC Classification: WGCB; WGCV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 220 x 388 x 12. Weight in Grams: 502. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781613251560

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.2 avg rating
(5 ratings)

Synopsis: "Anyone of a certain age has a lot of fond memories of childhood. Growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s saw the development of extensive prosperity, of previously unknown luxury, and a level of frivolity that the previous generation never knew. Television, expansion into the suburbs, and the rapid growth of automobiles all led to a development boom that people had never experienced. Combine this with automotive growth, hot rodding, car shows, kids playing with car toys and building models, and you have the elements necessary to create the show rod craze that proliferated in America in the 1960s and 1970s. A complement to author Scotty Gosson s previous title, America s Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s & 1970s, this all new book covers what was often the inspiration for all those crazy show rods, the model kits themselves. Viewed from a collector s standpoint rather than a builder s point of view, all of the coolest and wildest kits are featured. Kits such as the Red Baron, Lil Coffin, Mysterion, Uncertain-T, Batmobile, and many more are featured from manufacturers including Monogram, AMT, Revell, and MPC. Interviews and insights from the designers, the car builders, and the corporate suits provide a unique behind-the-scenes insight into not only what enthusiasts were demanding, but also the methods and marketing savvy that made it all happen. Author Gosson's entertaining prose, unique perspective, diligent research, and colour photography throughout make this book essential for show rod enthusiasts. Whether you are interested in picking up the collecting hobby, just want a few cool kits from your childhood to display, or simply want to reminisce about building and obsessing over these crazy kits from your youth, Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America s Wildest Model Kits will be a fun addition to your library. "

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore
Address: Olney, MD, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 October 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

Store Description: We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.