Images below from: The Petersen Automotive Collection - Los Angeles, California TachRev.com coverage.
This vintage Speed Shop display recalls the dawn of HOT RODDING. (above)
SCTA - Southern California Timing Association founders and early racers no doubt flocked to parts counters like this - All in the pursuit of extra power and speed from their HOT RODS. (above)
A closer view of early HOT ROD Flat-Head and intake speed parts. (above)
Looking fresh from it's 1st build at the shop - The 1945 BELL SPECIAL racer. (above)
The business end of HOT RODDING. Wood A-Frame, Chain & come-along to pull the motor was high-tech for the time. (above)
More down-and-dirty cleaning and machine work "before" tranforming to the "after" on the engine stand. (above)
All of that hard work and money could end up as an Automotive Jewel like this one - the 1945 BELL SPECIAL. (above)