Drag Racing's Exhibition Attractions: From Rockets to Ramp-Jumps

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This book showcases photographically the wide variety of cars and drivers that fit into the exhibition theme: the jets, wheelstanders, rockets and other exhibition vehicles which have thrilled millions of spectators. Their entire basis was who had the fastest vehicle. But in 1959 complaints from other competitors and Detroit automakers got all aircraft-powered dragsters banned, so they became the sideshow attached to the legitimate circus that is drag racing. The Green Monster became the first exhibition car exceeding 200 mph everywhere it ran. Wanting even more, Walt Arfons debuted the first jet-powered dragster which became the desire of every fan and promoter throughout the country. At virtually the same instant, Tom Ivo had Kent Fuller build a four-engine dragster and although it was too heavy to be competitive, the tire-smoke show became arguably the most famous exhibition car in history. See Bill “Maverick” Golden and the Little Red Wagon, “Wild Bill” Shrewsberry’s and the Hurst Hemi Under Glass, LA Dart and Knott’s Berry Wagon, Chuck Poole and his Chuckwagon, Doug Rose and The Green Mamba, plus many more.

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Lou Hart has been covering the sport of drag racing for over 30 years. He started going to the drag strips in the heyday of drag racing with his camera and has collected a large amount of vintage drag racing photography. He has written numerous books in the subject of drag racing.Lou Hart has been covering the sport of drag racing for over 30 years. He started going to the drag strips in the heyday of drag racing with his camera and has collected a large amount of vintage drag racing photography. This will be his sixth successful book in the subject of drag racing. Cory Lee, professional drag racer who has driven race cars on 3 continents in 7 different countries, held track records, won events and who is currently developing a historical Drag Racing film DVD archive company, Dragfilms, they bring their talents together to create this exciting book.Roger Gustin is a professional funny car racer and race track promoter; inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980, ProJet Association Hall of Fame in 1993, and Don Garlits' International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2002.Known as "The Voice of Drag Racing", announcer Jon Lundberg was on the scene from day one in the 1950s and still makes his rounds at selected racing events. Jon was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.Lou Hart has been covering the sport of drag racing for over 30 years. He started going to the drag strips in the heyday of drag racing with his camera and has collected a large amount of vintage drag racing photography. This will be his sixth successful book in the subject of drag racing. Cory Lee, professional drag racer who has driven race cars on 3 continents in 7 different countries, held track records, won events and who is currently developing a historical Drag Racing film DVD archive company, Dragfilms, they bring their talents together to create this exciting book.Roger Gustin is a professional funny car racer and race track promoter; inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980, ProJet Association Hall of Fame in 1993, and Don Garlits' International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2002.Known as "The Voice of Drag Racing", announcer Jon Lundberg was on the scene from day one in the 1950s and still makes his rounds at selected racing events. Jon was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.Known as \u201cThe Voice of Drag Racing\u201d, announcer Jon Lundberg was on the scene from day one in the 1950s and still makes his rounds at selected racing events. Jon was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.

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