Drag Racing in the 1960s: The Evolution In Race Car Technology by Doug Boyce

Drag Racing in the 1960s: The Evolution In Race Car Technology by Doug Boyce
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Drag Racing in the 1960s: The Evolution In Race Car Technology by Doug Boyce
Item Specs

Copyright: 2020

Pages: 176

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches

Format: Paperback / softback

Illustrations: 63 b/w & 311 color photos

Description: Drag racing has a long and storied history. In many forms of racing, the 1960s brought technological evolution. The decade began with big engines in even bigger stock chassis and ended with purpose-built race-only chassis, fiberglass bodies, fuel injection, nitro methane, and blowers. Quarter-mile times that were in the 13-second range in the beginning of the decade were in the 7-second range by the end. New classes were formed, dedicated cars were built for them, and many racers themselves became recognized names in the sports landscape.

Veteran author Doug Boyce takes you on a ride through the entire decade from a technological point of view rather than a results-based one. Covered are all the classes, including Super Stocks, Altered Wheelbase cars (which led to Funny Cars), Top Fuelers, Gassers, and more. This is a brand new, just released book not used.