Front-engine dragsters, or slingshots, were the fastest and most popular drag cars from the early days of organized drag racing through the 1970s. In Slingshot Spectacular: The Front-Engine Dragster Era, the unique photos of legendary drag racing photographer Steve Reyes tell the story of these fascinating dragsters while bringing to life the memories of those who lived and breathed drag racing during this era.
Among the awestruck fans of these front-engine slingshot dragsters was young Steve Reyes, whose passion was capturing these four-wheeled asphalt missiles on film. Like so many fans, Steve got hooked on the smell of nitro and burning rubber. He photographed this bygone style of dragster from 1963 to 1971, gathering great images and behind-the-scenes stories along the way. Now you can follow the history of the front-engine dragster with over 400 vintage photos and personal stories of the good ’ol days of front-engine, top-fuel racing.
The 9 x 9” softbound book (ISBN 10: 1-932494-64-2, ISBN 13: 978-1-932494-64-8) features 192 pages
with 225 black and white and 135 color photos. The book may be ordered for $24.95
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