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American Drag Racing

Author : Robert Genat
ISBN : 0760308713
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Top fuelers, funny cars, super stocks, pro stocks and fuel altereds star in this look back at the evolution of drag racing from 1955 to present. Modern color photos are accompanied by the stories of those who drove the cars at dragstrips across America.

The Book On African American Drag Racers

Author : Robert Blackwell
ISBN : 1508541280
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Drag racing is so much fun to watch, the showmanship, the speed, the competition, the burnouts, the wheel stands and the most important thing is the accessibility. Drag racing is the only sport where you can buy a pass and go into the pits and talk to the drivers and actually watch the mechanics prepare the racecars. "The Book on African American Drag Racers" is not a comprehensive or a complete book on African Americans in the sport of drag racing. Why? Because every day, somewhere in America, there is a young man or woman who will discover this great sport and seek to try their hand at making a name for themselves, in the sport. I believe drag racing began when the first cars were produced by Ford Motor Company and two competitive guys wanted to know, whose Ford was the fastest. NHRA Top Fuel Champion, Antron Brown believes drag racing is so open for all races because it's "nothing but a foot race with vehicles." I believe drag racing is so popular in the African American community because there is such a great love for cars. Also drag racing, unlike NASCAR, CART, INDY, USAC, and ARCA, you don't have to have a special race car only, you can have any type of car as your race car. Drag racing is also a sport easy to learn. Over the past decade drag racing sanctioning bodies have done a great job growing their sport with the Junior Dragster programs. These programs allow kids to race their low horse powered reasonably priced cars and get them involved in the sport early. Some of those junior dragster racers are now competing in the professional ranks of the sport. As a matter of fact, Erica Enders-Stevens the new Pro Stock champ began in the Jr. Dragster class. This book was written to help young people learn about the contributions and history of African Americans in the sport of drag racing.

Super Stock

Author : Larry Davis
ISBN : 9781934709481
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Super Stock takes a look at what was the most popular class of drag racing - factory Super Stock. It traces the evolution of the cars, the engines, the rules, the personalities, and many of the teams, from its beginnings in the mid-1950s through to the 1960s and the era of the Super Stock 409s, Ramchargers, 421 Pontiacs, and 406 Fords. This was a time when Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors competed on a weekly basis at local drag strips throughout the country, and the saying on Sunday, sell on Monday... had real significance in the marketplace. This is also the period that saw emergence of the term musclecar and the production of a whole class of American automobiles - which are now the most sought after by collectors, restorers, and performance enthusiasts.

Drag Racing

Author : Timothy Miller
ISBN : 177085097X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Looks at the history of drag racing, pioneers and personalities of the sport, and the different types of car classes.

British Drag Racing

Author : Nicholas Pettitt
ISBN : 9781845843373
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A detailed look at the first ten years of drag racing in Britain from 1960-1969, complemented by 100 color pictures. It includes the visits by American dragsters, and the running of drag races on RAF airstrips by a growing band of enthusiasts with home-built machines. 1966 saw the opening of Santa Pod Raceway, Britain's first permanent drag strip; this book takes a look at the first four seasons racing there, and the development of the facility as entries and performances increased.

Junior Stock

Author : Doug Boyce
ISBN : 9781934709917
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Stock-class drag racing is celebrated in this new book, with hundreds of vintage color photographs showing the way it used to be. If you were a fan or participant back in the day, or love vintage drag cars, this is a book you'll thoroughly enjoy.

High Performance

Author : Robert C. Post
ISBN : 0801866642
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A lively illustrated history of drag racing revisits the roots of unofficial racing in the 1950s and traces its evolution on the stretch and in American mythology. Original.

Dry Lakes And Drag Strips

Author : Dean Batchelor
ISBN : 9780760312162
Genre : Transportation
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Illustrated with evocative period photos, this paperback reprint of The American Hot Rod (0-87938-982-6) traces the evolution of the cars built and modified specifically for street, track and salt flats racing from the 1920s through the early 1970s. Chapters cover topics like dry lakes racing, prewar Fords, Detroit engines, road racing specials, supercharging and alternative fuels, Bonneville and drag racing.

Factory Lightweights

Author : Charles Morris
ISBN : 1932494448
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Factory Lightweights: Detroit’s Drag Racing Specials of the ‘60s chronicles these rare cars that still inspire admirers and imitators today. Cars like the Ford Fairlane 427 Thunderbolt, Pontiac’s Super Duty Catalina, Dyno Don Nicholson’s Chevy II Wagon, and a whole assortment of Hemi-powered Mopars sit at the top of the heap when you’re talking about the fastest American musclecars produced during the 1960s. Few of these cars were produced and very few still survive today.

Racing While Black

Author : Leonard T. Miller
ISBN : 9781583229385
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Starting a NASCAR team is hard work. Starting a NASCAR team as an African American is even harder. These are just a few of the lessons learned by Leonard T. Miller during his decade and a half of running an auto racing program. Fueled by more than the desire to win, Miller made it his goal to create opportunities for black drivers in the vastly white, Southern world of NASCAR. Racing While Black chronicles the travails of selling marketing plans to skeptics and scraping by on the thinnest of budgets, as well as the triumphs of speeding to victory and changing the way racing fans view skin color. With his father—former drag racer and longtime team owner Leonard W. Miller—along for the ride, Miller journeys from the short tracks of the Carolinas to the boardrooms of the "Big Three" automakers to find out that his toughest race may be winning over the human race.

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