Nov 29 2011

Book of Kool review on VHRA

Big thanks to the VHRA for a great review of Book of Kool

Vintage Hot Rod Association

“This is the first book review on the VHRA site but we’re up for more. If you have anything that you think would appeal to our members and that you would like to see reviewed on the site, please send it on through and we’ll see what we can do for you.

First up is Book of Kool, described on their website as:
“Book of Kool is a photo journal of the UK Kustom and Vintage scene. The cars, the models, the people and the objects that make up the subculture are represented in a medium that reflects the subject matter, from a photographer who is well respected in the genre. Each volume will be limited to just 2000 hand numbered copies. 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide, with 80 pages of black and white photos on cream paper.”

Whilst that does give an overview it doesn’t do any justice to the quality of the photographs contained within. Nick Grant is a familiar face at events throughout the country. The buzz cut wearing, 57 Chevy driving cameraman really does get what’s going on. His pictures truely have a vintage feel to them and everyone of his subject matters just pops right off the page.

The book is very artistic in it’s approach and contains no writing apart from a brief introduction to the world of Kustom Kulture. After that it’s a tirade of pin-ups, hot rods, bikers, performers and all the peripherals that go along with the genre.

Photographs were taken at events such as the Hot Rod Hayride, the Rhythm Riot and various shoots around the the UK. Grab yourself a copy and see if you’ve got what it takes to be in the Book of Kool. Be quick though, Volume 1 is limited to just 2,000 copies.”