A photograph shows an inflatable, blue monkey drawing attention to an automobile auction billboard. The border of the photograph reads “FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DRIVE JUNK!” repeatedly. This is the unapologetic nature of Curtis Hamilton’s Hot Wired Happiness. Candid photographs of all-things-cars in Los Angeles and New York City make up the contents of his booklet. Moving vans and huge trucks appear in the section on New York. In one photograph, an indecipherable amalgam of smashed cars sit in a large truck, akin to a John Chamberlain sculpture. The Los Angeles portion focuses on repair shops in the San Fernando Valley, home of wrecking yards and auto repair shops. There are also portraits of the Hispanic communities who live in this area, showing the human context surrounding this car culture. His publication takes on the aesthetic and rhetorical style of free coupon booklets, with bright colors printed on newsprint.