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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.

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.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

American Auto Racing

Author : J.A. Martin
ISBN : 078648389X
Genre : Transportation
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As soon as there were automobiles, there was racing. The first recorded race, an over road event from Paris to Rouen, France, was organized by the French newspaper Le Petit Journal in 1894. Seeing an opportunity for a similar event, Hermann H. Kohlsaat—publisher of the Chicago Times-Herald—sponsored what was hailed as the “Race of the Century,” a 54-mile race from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois, and back. Frank Duryea won in a time of 10 hours and 23 minutes, of which 7 hours and 53 minutes were actually spent on the road. Race cars and competition have progressed continuously since that time, and today’s 200 mph races bear little resemblance to the event Duryea won. This work traces American auto racing through the 20th century, covering its significant milestones, developments and personalities. Subjects included are: Bill Elliott, dirt track racing, board track racing, Henry Ford, Grand Prix races, Dale Earnhardt, the Vanderbilt Cup, Bill France, Gordon Bennett, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mercer, the Stutz, Duesenberg, Frank Lockhart, drag racing, the Trans Am, Paul Newman, vintage racing, land speed records, Al Unser, Wilbur Shaw, the Corvette, the Cobra, Richard Petty, NASCAR, Can Am, Mickey Thompson, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon, and Formula One. Through interviews with participants and track records, this text shows where, when and how racing changed. It describes the growth of each different form of auto racing as well as the people and technologies that made it ever faster.

Drag Racing S Quarter Mile Warriors

Author : Doug Boyce
ISBN : 9781613251331
Genre : Transportation
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The true beginnings of racing is an argument never really settled. One could argue that as soon as the second car was manufactured, a contest of speed ensued against the first. While the roots of modern drag racing goes back to the dry lakes of California in the 30s, drag racing became a sanctioned affair in the early 50s with the forming of the National Hot Rod Association. In the 60 years that have followed the first NHRA sanctioned race in 1953, the changes in technology have been astounding, as well as the categories and classes in which racers have competed. And of all of the eras, the golden era of the late 50s through the early 70s is the clear fan favorite. Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now takes a unique look at the most memorable, interesting, and successful cars from this golden age of drag racing. Chronicled are Diggers and Rail dragsters, Funny Cars, wild Altereds, door slammers like Super and Junior Stock cars, early 70s Pro Stock cars and more. Vintage and modern photography in a unique "then and now" format cover the cars as they first competed, through their evolution (or inactivity) over the years, and how they look today. Cars driven by legends such as Mickey Thompson, Tommy Ivo, Dick Landy, Grumpy Jenkins, Sox & Martin, Don Nicholson, Bob Glidden, and more are featured in evolutionary detail. Never before has a book covered the cars from the golden age of drag racing and combined it with a modern look at where the cars are today. From full restorations to still competing in nostalgia events, from museum pieces to collecting dust in a dark corner waiting for another day in the sun, Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now gives you a unique look at how these cars have fared over time. No drag racing library is complete without it.

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.

1001 Drag Racing Facts

Author : Doug Boyce
ISBN : 9781613251911
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Spanning the 1950s through the 1970s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Eliminators such as Gassers and Altereds, Stocks, Super Stocks, and more. There is even a chapter on racetrack facts! Fans of these legendary cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great cars, teams, drivers, and classes. Author Doug Boyce is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of drag racing facts. The detail in his previous books, such as Grumpy’s Toys, Junior Stock and Drag Racing's Quarter Mile Warriors: Then and Now, proves he is up to the task of sharing everything you never knew about drag racing in the golden era. Whether you’re an avid fan of nostalgia drags, a trivia buff who wants to stump friends, or simply a fan of the big and powerful drag cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry’s most respected sources

Snake Vs Mongoose How A Rivalry Changed Drag Racing Forever

Author : Tom Madigan
ISBN : 9781616730437
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Drag Racing

Author : Timothy Miller
ISBN : 1554074460
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.

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