Vintage Drag Racing Photobook

I’ve found a book I’ve got to tell you about. It’s called Speed Kings by the German Hot Rod & Pin-Up Photographer Dirk Behlau. Dirk was kind enough to let use a photo he took, including Switzerland’s premier pinup model Zoe Scarlett, for a promotional flier at Billetproof. While I rush to get this photo printed, I’ll let Dirk describe the book in his own words:


It’s a Satanic drag thing you wouldn’t understand! It’s not what you think it is. It’s pure power, adrenaline, danger, suspense, Pin-Ups, passion and soul. Call it Rock ‘n’ Roll! Die Gestalten proudly present “Speed Kings”, the hottest publication this summer’s likely to see. “Speed Kings” presents photographs by Dirk Behlau that show the wonderful world of Drag racing. My photographs skillfully capture the primordial displays of power and high-tech, the eroticism of machines and the open flirtation with death and destruction. It was certainly not Jesus who built these Hot rods but dedicated people who create, drive and admire their time bombs like no-one else. Drag racing’s individual brand of aesthetics fascinates an ever-growing community of fans all around the world. Drag racing is down-to-earth as well as accessible and affordable. Like we said, it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll!


Speed Kings – Racing Photography by Dirk Behlau
Pages: 128
Size: 26×18 cm
Release: 16. August 2007 / Published by Die Gestalten
Price: $ 42 / 29,90 / £ 25.99 /
ISBN: 978-3-89955-197-6

Watch for the picture of Zoe Scarlett… coming soon!!