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Built for speed

 Hot Rods by the W. Gimmicks  Polydor Records (France)
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Coupes upside your head

The Deuce Coupes  The Shut Downs  (I’m not sure whether the group here is The Deuce Coupes or the Shut Downs.)  Crown Records  A budget label that specialized in hot rod releases, this one features studio session man Jerry Cole, sax solos, some anonymous vocals and racing engines.

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Speed racer

“Go-Kart Twist”   Gianni Morandi   RCA Victor

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Wiiiiiiipe out!

Chrome, Smoke & Fire   A Compilation of Hot Rod Music by Robt. Williams.     Cover art by Robert Williams   Blast Records (1981)   In addition to great lost hot rod songs here’s a cool double album of picture discs!

(Photos courtesy of Bradley Loos)

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Tabby Road

Hit ’65   Philips Records compilation

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“Which way to Highway 1?”

“Mr. Eliminator”   Dick Dale and His Del-Tones   Capitol Records (1964)   The king of surf guitar!

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Three of the ten commandments

Bill Haley and his Comets Decca Records. (1955) Includes “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” the song that introduced rock & roll to White America. “Rock Around the Clock” was a modest hit until the song was used as the title track of “The Blackboard Jungle” some 12 months later. His next record was a cover of Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll’ which was a top ten hit and the first rock & roll record to sell a million copies!

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Krazy kars

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Kustom City U.S.A. The Kustom Kings. Smash Records. Mono.

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Super stock boys

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The Vettes “REV-UP” “The explosive new sound of hot rod music!” MGM Records. (1964) Check out this all-star LA studio session band: Bruce Johnston (Vocals); Steve “Shutdown” Douglas (Sax, Arranger); Tommy Tedesco (Guitar); Glen Campbell (Guitar); Ray Pohlman (Bass); Hal Blaine (Drums); Leon Russell (keyboards) and Jay Migilori (Saxophone)

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Track record

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“Sound Off” The exciting new sound game. A record and a board game. Great cover illustration. 1960.

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