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Super Stock: Drag Racing the Family Sedan [Feb 16, 2002] Davis, Larry

Davis, Larry

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ISBN 10: 1884089534 / ISBN 13: 9781884089534
Published by CarTech, 2002
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2001 - Oversized Hardback with dustjacket. Book is in very good condition. Light shelf wear on edges. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU- 6943430 2/16/2002. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-6943430

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Title: Super Stock: Drag Racing the Family Sedan [...

Publisher: CarTech

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used - Very Good

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From the late 1950s through the 1960s, the same cars that drove people to work and the grocery store were actively raced on Sundays at drag strips all across the country. This was the exciting time when the factories of Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors competed against each other under the slogan, "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." Author Larry Davis experienced the period firsthand from the driver's seat, as he competed in various Stock and Super Stock categories between 1960 and 1970. Read this completely illustrated, year-by-year history of Super Stock racing from 1955 to 1968, including first-person accounts of action from match races to the Nationals, and appendices featuring all major event winners, NHRA rules, and the engine/chassis combinations.

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Without a doubt, the most popular classes in drag racing are the feature cars that the Average Joe has a chance to drive and afford. In the early and mid-60s, this era was especially interesting as the cars that people were racing were muscle cars right off the showroom floor. Super Stock takes a look at what was the most popular class of drag racing - factory Super Stock. It traces the evolution of the cars, the engines, the rules, the personalities, and many of the teams, from its beginnings in the mid-1950s through to the 1960s and the era of the Super Stock 409s, Ramchargers, 421 Pontiacs, and 406 Fords. This was a time when Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors competed on a weekly basis at local drag strips throughout the country, and the saying “ on Sunday, sell on Monday...” had real significance in the marketplace. This is also the period that saw emergence of the term “musclecar” and the production of a whole class of American automobiles - which are now the most sought after by collectors, restorers, and performance enthusiasts. This affordable edition of Super Stock: Drag Racing the Family Sedan is a paperback release of the original best -selling hardcover edition. It includes all the same first-person accounts of what drag racing was really like in the early 1960s, how the manufacturers controlled the competition and the results of the races, and how the sanctioning bodies attempted to control the manufacturers, who in turn simply sidestepped the rules. Appendices include all of the major event winners and the rules defining the classes as well as information detailing the engines and chassis competing in Top Stock categorie

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