Race Books

Sequel to popular Lost Drag Strips to be released

  Sequel to popular Lost Drag Strips to be released FOREST LAKE, Minn.—Fresh on the heels of the best-selling book Lost Drag Strips comes a new look at other long-lost and forgotten drag racing facilities from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In the first volume, the author examined the birth of drag racing and its […]

Ford Small Block

If there is one thing Ford enthusiasts have learned over the years, it’s that deciphering which Ford parts work with which Ford engines is a far more difficult task than with many other engine families. Will Cleveland heads fit on my Windsor block? Can I build a stroker engine with factory parts? Can I gain […]

1001 Drag Racing’s Facts

  Be an expert of little known drag racing facts Spanning the 1950s through the 1980s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top […]

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 […]


  Recount the championship victories of the Hemi engine The Hemi is arguably the most iconic American V-8 in competition history. Employing a talented team of engineers, Chrysler refined the hemispherical combustion chamber design and created an engine that produced towering performance. The engine dominated in NHRA, NASCAR, and other forms of competition. And in […]

Front-engine dragsters

    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 […]

Total Performers Ford Drag Racing

  The 1960s was arguably the most important decade for drag racing. It had exciting cars, thrilling races, rapidly changing technology, and most important, factory participation. Among the best high-performance cars and engines were those coming from Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Motor Company’s “Total Performance Years” saw a breakthrough as Ford’s drag racing program helped the […]

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget,

Elevate your Chevy big-block performance to new heights NORTH BRANCH, Minn.— As a follow-up title to his How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget, master engine builder David Vizard takes big-block Chevy engine building to the next level and shows how to build these extreme high-performance engines without breaking the bank. It goes […]

Build for high performance with the 351 Cleveland

Build for high performance with the 351 Cleveland NORTH BRANCH, Minn.— With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build. Renewed enthusiasm in this engine has spawned an influx of top-quality new components that make […]

Master the Chevy big-block with new parts interchange manual

  Master the Chevy big-block with new parts interchange manual NORTH BRANCH, Minn.— The venerable Chevy big-block engines have proven themselves for more than half a century as the power plant of choice for incredible performance on the street and strip. Throughout their impressive production run, the Chevy big-block engines underwent many updates and improvements. […]