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  • Stock Number: 9781613255612
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  • Date Of Publication: August 2021

Hemi Under Glass

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  • Barcode: 9781613255612

While the established stock and modified brackets are
long-recognized as the heart and soul of drag racing, it was
the wheelstanders that more often than not put butts in the
bleachers. In that category, some of the most well-known
names included Bill “Maverick” Golden’s Little Red Wagon,
Bill Shewsberry’s L.A. Dart and Chuck Poole’s Chuck
Wagon. Although, most memorable of all was the Hurst
Hemi Under Glass Plymouth Barracuda campaigned by
Bob Riggle.


Riggle started his career in the early 1960s as a car
builder and mechanic for Hurst-Campbell and eventually
ascended to pilot the Hemi Under Glass. When he left
Hurst in 1969, the Hemi Under Glass franchise transferred
with Riggle. He continued for six more years as the owner/
driver of a succession of Hemi Under Glass renditions.
In the 1990s he resurrected the concept of the original
car—making four different versions (1966, 1967, 1968,
and 1969)—and continued to thrill drag racing fans with his
wheelstanding antics.


At the time of this writing, Bob’s last run with the Hemi
Under Glass was in the summer of 2019. He claims to have
retired (he was 83 years old at the time), but he’s claimed
that before!


This is Bob’s story, one that Mark Fletcher and Richard
Truesdell, co-authors of the 2012 book Hurst Equipped, are
honored to share. They say the story was easy to tell—given
their unprecedented access not only to Bob but also to
his vast archive of photos that reflect his ongoing popularity.
Many of the photos in this book are seen in print for the
very first time.

• Bob Riggle is recognized as the greatest wheel stander
of all time and as drag racing’s most popular exhibitionist


• Many never-before-seen photos from the Bob Riggle
archive illustrate this history of Hemi Under Glass


• Bob Riggle has made 10s of thousands of drag racing
passes, entertaining 10s of millions of fans

About the Authors


Richard Truesdell is a veteran magazine editor with
more than 25 years of experience. He has written scores
of magazine articles and has been the editor-in-chief of
Chevy Enthusiast and Car Audio and Electronics. Currently,
he is the editorial director of Automotive Traveler.
Mark Fletcher has been a regular contributor to several
automotive websites and magazines. Mark is a long-time
muscle car enthusiast, and owns a Hurst SC Rambler. Currently, he resides in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin.

Author: Richard Truesdell, Mark Fletcher

Author Bio: Richard Truesdell is a veteran magazine editor with more than 25 years of experience. He has written scores of magazine articles and has been the editor-in-chief of Chevy Enthusiast and Car Audio and Electronics. Currently, he is the editorial director of Automotive Traveler. Mark Fletcher has been a regular contributor to several automotive websites and magazines. Mark is a long-time muscle car enthusiast, and owns a Hurst SC Rambler. Currently, he resides in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin.

ISBN: 9781613255612

Publisher: CarTech

Binding Type: Paperback

Illustrations: 358 b/w & color photos

Pages: 160

Dimensions: 8.5 x 11”

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