Hot Rods, Dragsters & Custom Cars

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Bill Haley And His Comets – Shake, Rattle And Roll (Decca 10″ LP DL-5560) 1955

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Various Artists – Surf & Hot Rod Fever; 30 Smashing’ Hits From 50’s Crazy Kids (… 2CD) 20..

 

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Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps – Hot Rod Gang (Capitol 7″ EP EAP-1985) 1958

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Johnny Bond – Hot Rod Lincoln (Republic 7″ EP EP-100) 1960

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Various Artists – Hot Rod Rumble (Buffalo Bop BBCD-55044) 1996 / The Rockin’ Wildkats – Hot Rod Rumble (no label) 20..

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Leigh Snowden & Richard Hartunian / O.S.T. – Hot Rod Rumble (Liberty LRP-3048) 1957

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Ruby Short & His Dragsters – Hot Rodders Battle; Rock And Roll (Palace PST-776) 1964 / The Sunset Dragsters & Orchestra – Hot Rod Rally (Masterseal MS-200) 196.

 

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Hal Blaine And The Young Cougars – Deuces, T’s, Roadsters & Drums (RCA Victor LRM-2834) 1963

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Bobby Fuller Four – KRLA, King Of The Wheels (Mustang M-900) 1965

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The Astronauts – Competition Coupe (RCA Victor LPM-2858 / Japanese reissue: BVCM-35379) 1964

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Charlie Ryan – Hot Rod (King 751) 1961

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Jerry Kole And The Strokes – Hot Rod Alley (Crown CST-385) 1963

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Various Artists – Hot Rodders Choice; More Hot Rod Songs From Rhythm Bomb Records (Rhythm Bomb RBR-5650) 20..

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The Mummies – Get Late! (Estrus 7″ EP ES-94017-R) 1995

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The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe (Capitol ST-1998) 1963

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Larry Wilcox – Tuff Saxes And Twangy Guitars; Hot Rod Jazz (Columbia CL-2147) 1964

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The Shut Downs – The Deuce Coupes (Crown CLP-5383) 1963

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Dick Dale – Wild Hot Rod Wails (Diplomat DS-2304) 1964

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The Wheels – Sounds Of The Hot Rods By … ( Montgomery Ward -S010) 196. / The Original Surfaris – Wheels, Shorts, Hot Rods (Diplomat DS-2309) 1965

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Various Artists – Shut Down (Capitol T-1918) 1963 / Various Artists – Big Hot Rod Hits! (Capitol T-2024) 1964

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Various Artists – Hot Rod Rally (Capitol T-1997) 1963

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The Vettes – Rev-Up; The Explosive New Sound Of Hot Rod Music! (MGM SE-4193) 1964 / W. Gimmicks – Hot Rods By … (Polydor 7″ EP 27125) 1965

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Various Hot Rod Sounds – Hot Roads U.S.A. (Battle BM-6131) 196.

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The Competitors – Hits Of The Street And Strip (Dot DLP-25542) 1963

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Various – Hot Rods, Dragsters And Super Stocks! (Riverside RM-5518) 1963 / The Rip Chords – Hey Little Cobra And Other Hot Rod Hits (Columbia CS-8951) 1964

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Various Artists – Shut Down; The Best Of The Hot Rod Hits (Capitol CDL-57255) 1989

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The Markets – Outer Space, Hot Rods & Super Heroes (Ace-CDLUX 006) 2011 / The Knights – Hot Rod High (Sundazed SC-6245) or. 1964

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Johnny Bond – Famous Hot Rodders I Have Known (Starday SLP-354) 1965

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Johnny Bond – Hot Rod Lincoln (Aim AIM-3011-CD) 20..

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Various Artists – Hot Rod City; Introducing The Quads, The Grand Prix & The Customs (Vault 104) 1963 / Various Artists – Hot Rod City (Sundazed SC-11025) 1995

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The Challengers – Hot Rod Album (Triumph LP-5529 / Sundazed LP-5529) or. 1964, issued in 2016 for Record Store Day

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Various Hot Rod Sounds – Bakersfield ’64 (Fleetwood FLP-4017S) 1964 / Various Artists – So-Cal Speed Shop’s; Hot Rod Classics (Rockbeat 4CD Set ROC-3173) 2014

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The Ventures – … In Space (Dolton BST-8027) 1964

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Various Artists – 32 Hot Rod Hits (Del-Fi CDCHD-303) 1991

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The Phantom Surfers – The Exciting Sounds Of Model Racing (Hobby Hut HH-124) 1994

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Various Artists – Wax’em Down!, The Amazing Hot Rod Cult, Vol. 1 (Revell RR-1001) 199.

 

The Wild Ride

 

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Various Artists – Chrome, Smoke & Fire; A Compilation Of Hot Rod Music By Robt. Williams (Further 2LP FU-8) 1991

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The Weirdos And The Voice Of Mr. Gasser – Hot Rod Hootenany (Capitol T-2010) 1963

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The Weirdos And The Voice Of Mr. Gasser – Rods N’ Ratfinks (Capitol ST-2067) 1964

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The Silly Surfers – The Sounds Of … (Mercury MG-20977 / Hairy) 1964

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The Silly Surfers / The Weirdo’s – Music To Make Models By (Hawk / Hairy HR-101) 1964

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The Imperial Surfers – same (Bubble Top 7″ EP BT-001) 2005

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Various Artists – Hellbound Hot Rods!; The Greatest Collection Of Hot Rod Hits Ever (Del-Fi DFCD-9007) 1995

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Various Artists – Hot Rods To Hell, Volume II (Blood Red Vinyl BRLP-12004-LP) 1998

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Various Artists – Estrus Gearbox; 12 Revved-Up Bands On A Thrill Mad Rampage! (Estrus 3″ 7″ EP ESBX-4) 1992

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The Birthday Party – Junk Yard (Missing Link LINK-21) 1982

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Charlie & The Hot Wheels – My Barracuda (Paradise Garage PG-95001) 1995

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The Aloha Sluts – Return Of The Sluts! (Tombstone 7″ EP 45-117) 2016

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Various Artists – Hot Rods & Custom Classics; Cruisin’ Songs & Highway Hits – Box Set Sampler (Rhino Promo CD PRCD-7436) 1999

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Various Artists – Hot Rods & Custom Classics; Cruisin’ Songs & Highway Hits (Rhino 4CD Set R-275688) 1999, incl.:

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Various Artists – All Punk Rods!; A Devil Dozen & Deluxe Drag Punk! (Gearhead / Lookout! LK-193) 1998

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Various Artists – Hot Rod Rockabilly; Fast Cars, Loose Women & Rockin’ Sounds (Not Now 2CD NOT-2CD-504) 2013 / Del Noah And The Mt. Ararat Finks – In Blower Explosion! (Skunk SK-CD-008) 1998

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Various Artists – Attack Of The Hotrod Zombies; Hellraising Teens From The Grave Rise To Finish What They Began (Split Seven S-7-CD-120) 2003

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The Monomen – Bent Pages (Estrus ESTRUS-93012) 1993

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The famous Munsters Car

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The Stray Cats – Built For Speed (EMI America ST-517070) 1982 / Rant n’ Rave With … (EMI America SO-17102) 1982

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Brian Setzer – Nitro Burnin’ Funny Daddy (Surfdog 440222) 2003

 

Dragsters

 

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Various Dragsters – On The Dragstrip (Riverside 5504) 1959

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Various Dragsters – The Big Sounds Of The Drags! (Capitol T-2001) 1963 / Various Dragsters – The Big Sounds Of The Drags, Volume 2 (Capitol T-2146) 1964

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The De-Fenders – Drag Beat (Del-Fi DFLP-1242) 1963

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Various Dragsters – Rails At Riverside (Riverside Sounds EP-502) / Sonny And The Demons – Drag Kings (United Artists UAS-6316) 1963

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The Woofers – Dragsville (Wyncote SW-9011) 1964

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Jim Messina & His Jesters – The Dragsters (Audio Fidelity DFS-7037) 1964

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Various Dragsters – Sound Effects; Drag race (Audio Fidelity DFS-7033) 1964

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The Dragsters – Hey Little Cobra; Drag City And Other Hot Rod Favorites (MGW-12269) 1964 / The Jalopy Sound Draggin’ And Surfin’ (Modern Sound MS-525) 1964

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Various Dragsters – The Incredible Sights And Sounds Of The Winternationals 1964 – Championship Drag Races (Audio Fidelity DFS-7032) 1963

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The Blasters – Sounds Of The Drags (Crown CST-392) 1963

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Various Dragsters – Griff Borgeson Presents Hot Rod Heaven – Bakersfield Smokers (Riverside RLP-95509) 1961

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The Tokens – Let’s Go To The Drag Strip (RCA Victor LSP-2886) 1964

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The Slot Rods – Dueling Dragsters, Recorded In That Not So Stereo Sound! (…) 20..

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The Slot Rods – Sniffin’ Glue (Weidsville WR-001) 2019

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Various Artists – Sensational Sounds Of The 1995 Estrus International – Mid-West Division Chicago, Il. (Estrus 7″ EP ESP-3233) 1995

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The Eliminators – Liverpool! Dragsters!! Cycles!!! & Surfing!!!! (Liberty LRP-3365) 1964

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Various Artists – Boss Drag ’64; Road-Searing Sounds From The Super-Charged Sixties! (Hot Rod HOTROD #1) 1991

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The T-Bones – Boss Drag At The Beach (Liberty LRP-3363) 1964

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The Lonesome Valley Singers – Songs Of The Dragsters (Diplomat DS-2622) 1966 / Various Dragsters – Rods ‘N Rails; Hot New Sounds From The Drag Strip (Riverside RLP-95517) 196.

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Various Dragsters – Sounds Of Sanford; Jets, Dragsters, Hot Rods, Recorded At The Drag Races, Sanford, Maine (Fleetwood FLP-4001) 1963

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Various Dragsters – 1963 Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park (Fleetwood FLP-4011) 1963

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Various Dragsters – Race-O-Rama (Minra A-4102-S) 196.

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Charlie Ryan – Hot Rod Lincoln Drags Again! (Hilltop S-6006) 1964

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The Musters’ Dragula Dragster

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With actor Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster

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Various Dragsters – Hot Rods & Dragsters In Hi-Fi (Riverside RLP-1154) 1959

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The Superstocks, feat. Gary Usher – School Is A Drag (Capitol T-2190) 1964

 

Custom Cars

 

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Mike Curb / O.S.T. – Thunder Alley (Sidewalk / Capitol T-5902) 1967

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The Kustom Kings – Custom City U.S.A. (Smash SRS-67051 / Sundazed LP-5438) or. 1964 / The Kustom Kings – Tuck And Roll (Mercury Japan M-1089) 1964

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The Super Stocks – Thunder Road (Capitol T-2060) 1964

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The Duals – Stick Shift (Sue LP-2002) 1961

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The Phantom Surfers – … Race Against The Tormentors (Scatter Records) 20..

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The Zip-Codes – Mustang! (Liberty LRP-7367) 1964

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George Barris built the custom Batmobile on a 1955 Lincoln Futura

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Various Gears – Bakersfield ’63; 5th Annual United States Fuel & Gas Championships (Fleetwood FLP-4004) 1963

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Dick Dale And His Del-Tones – Mr. Eliminator (Capitol T-2053Sundazed LP-5294) or. 1964

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Marty Robbins – Devil Woman (Columbia CS-8718) 1962

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Precious Pupp And Granny Sweet – Hot Rod Granny ((Hana Barbara HLP-2045) 1966

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