Photos: Classic Cars Line Up at Bank of Books

Jerry Williams, Richard Martines and author Tony Baker sign “Images of America: Hot Rodding In Ventura County” at Banks of Books on Saturday.

Banks of Books hosted a book signing and car display Saturday with author Tony Baker for his book “Images of America: Hot Rodding In Ventura County.” Also in attendance were hot rodders Richard Martines and Jerry Williams, featured in the book, who were on hand to share stories about their past adventures. Baker, who plans to follow with a book called “Hot Rodding in Santa Barbara County” said, “I think the most fascinating aspect is the fact that these kids of diverse backgrounds got together in a time when that wasn’t happening.” The book is filled with classic images and fascinating local history about the golden age of hot rodding. On display was Williams’ 1932 Ford “deuce” Coupe hot rod, a Model B Ford made famous in the Beach Boys song “Little Deuce Coupe.”