The overnight success of the 'Hoodride' phenomenon inspired a generation
of car fanatics, who couldn't afford to restore a car to show condition
but still wanted a good looking cool car. At last, you could be cool and
stand out from the crowd on the tiniest of budgets. The look of the cars
that resulted was often so honest, unspoiled and characterful, that it
began to inspire the media; even Hollywood movie stars and celebrities.
Whilst this has undoubtedly resulted in increased car values, and turned
a brand of cars that had always been a cheap, honest mode of
transportation into something cool with a high price tag, the generation
it initially inspired has grown with the hobby, embracing the rising
prices, finding ways to still be cool on a tight budget and producing a
micro-industry that still manages to embrace the 'Built not bought'
ethos. Patina Volkwagens, superbly illustrated with stunning colour
photographs, takes an inside look at some of the key car builders,
dealers, clubs and hobbyists, as well as the different styles of build,
meaning every single car has a style all of its own.
Dimensions: 8.15 x 9.84