Inside Hot Rodding: The Tex Smith Autobiography

Graffiti Publications

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Author: Le Roi Tex Smith

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages


Nobody has had a greater influence on the world of hot rodding that Le Roi Tex Smith. Writer, builder, some time racer and mentor to hundreds of thousands of hot rodders all around the world, Smith has done it all and recorded much of it for prosterity, both as it occurred and here in his autobiography.

Tex played a fundamental role in the establishment and growth of the automotive publishing industry, the promotion of the NHRA, the birth of such historic events as the Street Rod Nationals and even in bringing the inside story of the Moon Landing to the world. All the while he was a hands-on hot rod builder, completing many project cars of his own that influenced other hot rodders all over the world through his countless how-to articles and specialist books on the hobby.

Inside Hot Rodding reveals many stories never before seen in print, together with dozens of photographs from Tex's own collection that have never been published. Not only is it Le Roi Tex Smith's life story, it is a unique insight into the very heart of hot rodding on an international scale.