Dyno Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson
Many fans of drag racing consider the most interesting era to be from
the 1950s through the 1970s, the years when the sport really took off.
During that period, so much changed from a speed and technology
standpoint that people often refer to this time as the golden age of
drag racing.Drivers often became associated with a particular
manufacturer, such as Chevy, Ford, or Chrysler through sponsorship,
factory team rides, or sometimes simply their own preference. The more
successful drivers became household names in the drag racing community.
Chevy had Grumpy Jenkins, Pontiac had Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick, Mopar
had Sox & Martin and Dandy Dick Landy, and Ford's most successful driver
of the era was the legendary "Dyno Don" Nicholson.Nicholson's first wins
on a national level were actually in the early 1960s in Chevrolet
products. He became extremely successful on the match-race circuit.
Then, in 1964, he switched over to Mercury with the new Comet after
General Motors enacted a factory ban on racing activities. He won 90
percent of his match races that year. He stuck with Ford and Mercury
products and won throughout the 1960s and 1970s, even after Ford also
pulled the plug on factory team sponsorship. He made it to the final
rounds in nearly 50 national events during that period, in addition to
winning championships, awards, and match races along the way. If you are
a fan of a certain era of racing, a Ford fan, or certainly a "Dyno Don"
fan, this book will be a welcome addition to your library.
Landys Dodges The Mighty Mopars of Dandy Dick Landy
Landys Dodges: The Mighty Mopars of Dandy Dick Landy takes you
chronologically through the cars of Dicks career, from piloting his
first mount (1954 Ford Pickup) through his historic years of campaigning
Dodges. Chrysler racing historian and author Geoff Stunkard presents a
highly detailed account of Dicks cars, including results and images from
the Landy familys personal archive and modern shots of his restored
cars. In addition to coverage of Dicks 1964 S/S Dodge and 1968 Hemi
Dart, scarce info about his Ford Galaxies and Plymouth Savoy is included