Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors Then & Now
Drag racing is as close to a modern gladiatorial sport as it gets. Just as the warrior climbed into a chariot to charge brutally across a measured distance under the power of highly trained but equally unpredictable animals, so does the dragster climb into his roadster to do the same. From official motorsports to street racing, it’s a sport car lovers have embraced from North America to South Africa, from raceways to abandoned dirt roads.
Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then and Now is a trip across the roads of drag racing. It not only gives a thorough review of the evolutionary detail of the sport. It looks at everything from funny cars to classic 1970s pro stock cars. The book uses both vintage and modern imagery to not just look at the roadsters, but the drag racing legends that made them classics, including:
- American off-road legend with many racing trophies on his shelf, Marion Lee “Mickey” Thompson is one of the founders of both SCORE International and Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group.
- Ronnie Sox, who drove the beastly 1971 Barracuda, a car that’s won 14 nationals.
- Championship IHRA winner Bob Glidden, the legend that would have broken the doorslammer speed record if Bill Kuhlmann hadn’t bested him that same night.
- NHRA 13 time winner William “Grumpy” Jenkins, who recorded an astonishing 250 straight passes without missing a shift.
Besides drag racing legends, Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now is also a comprehensive look at the vehicles they made famous, and vice versa. The 1967 Buick Skylark, the 1970 Challenger, the Chevy Nomad, the Plymouth Fury and more are all lovingly giving the tribute they deserve.
Author Doug Boyce has been loving the sport since age eight. He was building classic Chevys in his teen years. His lifelong affection of drag racing is apparent in Junior Stock: Stock Class Drag Racing and Grumpy's Toys: The Authorized History of Grumpy Jenkins' Cars. Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now is his love letter to all the drag racing legends.
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Subject: Legendary Drag Racing Cars and Drag Racers, past and present deep dive into the sport.
ISBN-10: 1613251335 | ISBN-13: 9781613251331 | CarTech Books CT528