Looking Back, A History of New Zealand Hot Rodding

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Looking Back, A History of New Zealand Hot Rodding

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I have a copy of this book, obtained it from a guy in NZ who is/was a member of the East Bay Rods Inc who published it about 10 yrs ago.......its 112 pages, about 200 black & white pics all pre 1970 and covers various facets of early hot rodding in NZ back to the early 50's if not before............has anybody here in Oz seen a copy or know if a follow up edition was made.....mines # 1010..........Andy Douglas
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it's a great book, mine is no 1439
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Mr Model A........where did you get your book from and do you know if there was ever another follow up edition ?...........thanks, andyd
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Andyd wrote:Mr Model A........where did you get your book from and do you know if there was ever another follow up edition ?...........thanks, andyd
I bought it from a bloke selling from inside the big tent at Ballarat swap meet, can't remember who he is, but I think he is a Kiwi.
As far as I know there's been no follow up.
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Thanks.........its a great read......andyd
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Hello Andy,
I have issue no.1092.As for your question re a follow up edition, No, I do n,t think so...
There was a prequel to it though titled 30 Years of Hot Rodding in New Zealand-very tough to find even in N.Z. I am lucky enough to have a mate in the South Island who is a hot rod mag collector, he was able to get me an issue after a few years of searching.$$$$$$ I believe if you can find one.
Mine is issue no.0188.
It was published to celebrate 30 years of the East Bay Rods Club.
The ISBN No. is 0-473-05499-x is you want to try and dig a copy up.
It,s a fair bit smaller though-only about 63 pages.

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Ash, thanks for the info...my copy came thru me owning the hobby shop, Scale Automobilia and it was in part payment for some model kits if memory serves me correct........its as good a publication as I've seen on early hot rodding although I must admit that the locations are all a bit lost on me but the cars shown are great especially as NZ got their vehicles mostly direct from the US or Canada so they had most if not all of the body styles that we never got such as proper coupes and 2dr sedans.............just a great read that doesn't appear to have been given any publicity or acknowledgement..........Andy Douglas
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I have a copy of the book.
Not sure what # though as it is stored in a box.
I bought a couple from NZ, from the author.
There was an article or advert in NZ Hot Rod mag with contact info when it was released.
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I attended Kumeu rod run this year, I bought Looking Back #1499 and Looking Back II at the swap meet. East Bay Rods had a tent set up and were really impressed that I'd bought them. Plus New Zealand Rodder magazine is now a thick perfect bound magazine like Rodders Journal and is a real quality magazine.
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Thanks guys........have been able to correspond with Paul Servanti from East Bay Rods who was able to send a copy of Looking Back Vol 2 as well as the 30th and 50th Anniversary titles that East Bay Rods published........fantastic and informative reads well worth obtaining..........Andyd
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I should have updated this thread as I've just finished going thru all copies of Jammin Gears a really great "little pages" style hot rodding book that these guys have put out, its published quarterly and so far 70 issues have been published.......a really great read that a credit to these Kiwis..............andyd
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Where is East Bay Rodders?
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Kiwipaul wrote:Where is East Bay Rodders?
"Auckland - The Club is based on the North Shore"

https://hotrod.org.nz/club?id=3 Link gives you everything you need to know :wink:

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Jammin Gears is up to issue 72 which arrived a couple of weeks ago..........still a great read & these guys are happy to send to West Island.......I must admit that I had to check with the enzed representatives in Sydney's Bondi first........lol.......seriously tho' if you like hot rod history, great CAR articles no bimbos and great car pics then Jammin Gears is a must have.......andyd.
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