Sixteen-year-old Ricky Madison is the only boy in Dellville without his own hot rod, and he is tired of bumming rides from his friends. Going against his parents' wishes, he uses his savings to buy a car of his own: a junker that he is determined to turn into the fastest, sleekest racer on the road. Wild nights of highway racing, pranking unsuspecting drivers, and competing with his buddies quickly turn the town against him and the other teenage drivers. But Ricky has an idea that will redeem himself and his friends in the eyes of the town, all while showing them how far he can really go with his coupe.
Street Rod captured the heart and soul of 1950s hot rod culture. This carefully crafted edition presents the beloved story of Madison’s hard-driving path to rodding redemption. Dig in and learn what millions of readers already know; the world’s most popular hot rod series is a hopped-up high-horsepower thrill ride.
Originally published in the 1950s, Street Rod is part of a series of 6 popular rodding books that sold more than 8 million copies! Immensely popular with young readers in its early days, the books are wildly entertaining cautionary tales meant to keep speed-hungry teens safe on the streets. In limited circulation for the past decade, Octane Press has created this fantastic new edition. Check out Hot Rod, the other book in the series!
This title is part of the Retro Reads series. The collection reissues high-quality narrative titles and introduces them to a new audience. With this series, motoring enthusiasts will delight in familiar classics and discover new, dynamic narratives.