Von Dutch: The Art, The Myth, The Legend by Pat GanahlVon Dutch: The Art, The Myth, The Legend by Pat Ganahl

Von Dutch: The Art, The Myth, The Legend

byPat Ganahl

Paperback | July 24, 2014

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Von Dutch (real name Kenneth Howard) is one of the most interesting characters in hot rod and popular culture history. Considered the founder of "modern" pinstriping, he was a prominent character in many of the rodding magazines of the late 1950s, and his fame endured long after he apparently tired of it. In addition to being a striper, he was a gifted artist and machinist, as well as a gunsmith and knifesmith. Using stories and quotes culled from interviews, vintage photos, and images of the art and other works he left behind, this book chronicles Von Dutch's life from pinstriping beatnik to bus-dwelling hermit.

Where it can, this book sets the record straight on Von Dutch the man, but in many cases conflicting stories will serve to illustrate the contrary, colorful, and sometimes difficult nature of Von Dutch the legend. This book is a must-have for fans of hot rodding and hot rod culture!

Title:Von Dutch: The Art, The Myth, The LegendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:July 24, 2014Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1613251580

ISBN - 13:9781613251584

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Table of Contents


Roth on Dutch 


Seriously Seeking Von Dutch

Chapter 1

Childhood Unknown 

Chapter 2

The Emergence of Von Dutch and Hot Rod Pinstriping 


Chapter 3

The Chrismans, The Motorama, and Hot Rod Magazine

Chapter 4

The Motorama Mystery and Tom Pollard 

Chapter 5

DIG and Dutch in Hollywood 

Chapter 6

Dutch Takes to the Hills? The Beach? The Valley?

Chapter 7

Dutch in the Valley 

Chapter 8

Where is Von Dutch? 

Chapter 9

The Arizona Interlude

Chapter 10

Brucker Years, Brucker Days 


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