Supercharged Gas Coupes: Remembering the "Sixties"

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"Supercharged Gas Coupes" is the story of the exciting blown gassers of the 1960s. The book explains how and why the Supercharged Gas Coupe classes were set up. The guys,cars,rules and performances are discussed and the engine-transmission combinations are described. The book also shows the evolution of the car styles in the blown gas classes including Fords,Chevys,Willys,Anglias, Mustangs,Austins,Opels and others.There was a period in the mid 1960s when it seemed that almost everyone had a Willys. The classes raced from 1960-1975.In the early years the blown gassers were the fastest stock bodied cars on the drag strip.The racers generated huge amount of publicity with ads,challenges and charges, plus some great racing. The author was there. He raced a supercharged gas coupe from the beginning of the classes and during most of this period.He also was involved with running racing shows for them.Drag racing enthusiasts will remember the competitors including Stone! -Woods-Cook,Geoge Montgomery,K.S.Pittman,John Mazmanian and so many others. "Supercharged Gas Coupes" is a book that remembers some of drag racing's most memorable times.

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Don Montgomery participated in the Supercharged Gas Coupe class racing. Drag racing was his hobby. He began legal drag racing in 1950 when the Santa Ana drag strip opened in Southern California.From 1960 to 1972 Don's 1941 Willys raced in the B/GS class. In 1968 he organized the Southern California BB/GS circuit, scheduling 4 and 8 car heads-up drag racing shows. The BB/GS circuit was very successful until the 1972 recession caused the drag strips to cut back on their programs. Don has published 7 books on the history of hot rodding. He participated in dry lakes racing starting in 1948 and drag racing beginning in 1950. The books show hot rodding as seen by a guy who was there.

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