Drag Racing’s Quarter Mile Warriors
New book offers unique “then and now” look at legendary drag cars
The true beginnings of racing is an argument never really settled. One could argue that as soon as the second car was manufactured, a contest of speed ensued against the first. While the roots of modern drag racing goes back to the dry lakes of California in the 30s, drag racing became a sanctioned affair in the early 50s with the forming of the National Hot Rod Association. In the 60 years that have followed the first NHRA sanctioned race in 1953, the changes in technology have been astounding, as well as the categories and classes in which racers have competed. And of all of the eras, the golden era of the late 50s through the early 70s is the clear fan favorite. Drag Racing’s Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now takes a unique look at the most memorable, interesting, and successful cars from this golden age of drag racing. Chronicled are Diggers and Rail dragsters, Funny Cars, wild Altereds, door slammers like Super and Junior Stock cars, early 70s Pro Stock cars and more. Vintage and modern photography in a unique “then and now” format cover the cars as they first competed, through their evolution (or inactivity) over the years, and how they look today. Cars driven by legends such as Mickey Thompson, Tommy Ivo, Dick Landy, Grumpy Jenkins, Sox & Martin, Don Nicholson, Bob Glidden, and more are featured in evolutionary detail.
From full restorations to still competing in nostalgia events, from museum pieces to collecting dust in a dark corner waiting for another day in the sun, Drag Racing’s Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now gives you a unique look at how these cars have fared over time. No drag racing library is complete without it.
Doug Boyce has had a life long addiction to drag racing. He turned his first wrench at age 8 and attended his first race at age 10. By his early teens, he was elbow deep in building classic Chevys. He continued to fuel the fire while working 9 to 5 in the automotive field. Doug has written numerous club and magazine articles related to drag racings golden years. He is the author of Grumpy’s Toys and Junior Stock, both best-selling CarTech titles.
The 8.5 x 11” softcover (ISBN: 978-1-61325-133-1) features 192 pages packed with 514 color and black-and-white
photos. This book may be ordered for $34.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling by calling CarTech at
1-800-551-4754 or by visiting www.cartechbooks.com/drag-warriors.