It’s all about “Class of 2009”

So after all of my excessive bitching and bragging about writing a book for our cruising scene, “Class of 2009” is finally available to purchase online.  Seventy-six pages, all full-colour, and (almost) all featuring sweet machines from across the province of Manitoba (and one from Ontario).

Lucky Devils Car Club

Now, there’s a lot of great hot rodding books out there.  Speed Kings by Dirk Belhau is the first one that pops into my mind.  There’s also big, impressive glossy productions from Discovery Channel superstars like Chip Foose, Biker Billy Lane, Orange County Choppers, and the late Boyd Coddington.  They all have beautiful photography, great essays and articles, and lots of insights into the cars, trucks, and bikes that you’ll never get to drive.

That’s the big difference between Class of 2009 and your typical hot rodding books.  The cars featured on the pages of Sunday Cruise Fever’s first book has cars that you can drive, because they are the cars that you drive.  They’re your rat rods, your roadsters, your muscle cars, and even (gasp!) your Honda Civics*.  They’re what you drive to work, drive to school, and drive to cruise nights and car shows in.  They’re the cars that you found in back yards and scrap metal piles, turning them into heavenly (or hellish) machines.

"Godzilla" Ford Torino

The point is, this isn’t a book about Duane the asshole shop foreman, or Mikey the funny slacker.  We don’t need to pay for a book about these people, we’re already paid to put up with them at work.  What you deserve is a book about the car that’s within your grasp, just a few more weekends away from being turned into the bitchin’ rides that you want to be seen in.

1968 "Dukes of Hazard" Dodge Charger

So what about the book, then?

Like I said, 76 pages, full colour, and available in paperback or hardcover.  There’s pictures of every kind of car and truck, from an all-original Model T to a prototype ’09 Dodge Charger.  And there’s more than just the cars-the entire first chapter looks at the people and the community that’s been built up around the local hot rodding scene.  Even the bikes are covered, with images of Uncle D’s airbrushed wonders to Rolly’s VolkSuzukiWagen.  Hell, if you’re reading this, there’s a 1 in 5 chance that your ride is in the book.

It’s available now on the publisher’s website, for a measly $29.99 (yes, that’s US dollars) plus shipping.  If you want it by Christmas, order soon-the final deadline to get it by courier isn’t far away.  And if you don’t get it by Santa Day, let me know and I’ll send you something to unwrap on Christmas morning. 

T Bucket

*Yes, there’s one picture of a Honda Civic.  But just one.  Seriously.  I promise.


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