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Galaxies, Thunderbolts, Comets, Cougars, Mustangs, and More!
If that got your attention, youíre going to love Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing in the 1960s. A bible among drag racing books, this is a series of first-hand accounts of racing history focused on one of the most respected automakers in the industry.
With a library of rare and captioned photographs, youíre going to learn about the races, how they were affected by evolving technology, the best high performance engines and cars, the drivers, designers and fans, and how Fordís involvement changed everything. Get a second hand glimpse and understanding of what made the Starliners and Galaxies so fascinating, as well as the influential Cobras and Mustangs.
Starting with a general introduction to Ford and the sport, Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing in the 1960s breaks down the decade by year. It dives into:
- rising stars,
- the super-torque Fords,
- the races and championships,
- and how the targeting of a younger,
- performance-driven consumer shaped the progression of Fordís design.
- popular induction systems from the early Y-blocks,
- the single 4-barrel 385 hp engine with its gorgeous centrifugal distributor,
- cast iron exhaust manifolds and low-restriction air cleaner,
- speedsters in the Super Stock class and detailed tables that break down specifications.
At the peak of drag racing popularity, Ford was developing performance that ended up spilling into the showrooms and the streets. Even today, the manufacturer is still a major player on the track. And if you follow Ford, enjoy cars and drag racing books, Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing in the 1960s will make your day.
About The Author
Author Charles R. Morris has lived our dream. Heís been drag racing since the mid-60s. His portfolio has him on the crew of Pro/Stock and Top Alcohol Funny Car teams, as well as a participant in Stock, Super Stock, and Nostalgia Super Stock classes. An inductee in the USA 1 Nostalgia Dragfest Hall of Fame, Morris is a seasoned writer for Fordís line of car magazines. He also owns a bunch of drag racing books.
Subject: Ford Drag Racing Book - Galaxies, Comets, Mustangs: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969.
ISBN-10: 1613252315 | ISBN-13: 9781613252314 | CarTech Books CT554