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In the 1950s and 1960s, drag racing was an exciting new sport that anyone with a car could participate in. Based on their equipment, the participants' cars were assigned to specific classes. This structure made it possible to compete against others with similar equipment, and for the most talented tuners and drivers to become National Champions and/or World Record holders in their class. This class format encouraged amateur participation on a level never before seen. Drag racing was a popular hobby for many, and their competition vehicles were typically warmed-over street cars that had been strategically upgraded to the limits of their specific class. This made drag racing wildly popular and amazingly attainable. The end of the class structure meant a great loss in the sport's popularity, but these amazing times will never be forgotten. Stock-class drag racing is celebrated in this new book, with hundreds of vintage color photographs showing the way it used to be. If you were a fan or participant back in the day, or are a lover of vintage drag cars, Junior Stock: Stock-Class Drag Racing 1964-1971 is a book you'll thoroughly enjoy. About the Author Doug Boyce turned his first wrench at age 8 and attended his first drag race at age 10. By age 14, he was working on restoring cars and swapping engines. Doug has worked on many drag cars and has written several articles for automotive magazines. He spent 15 years as an automotive technician and still enjoys turning wrenches for fun.
Author: Doug Boyce
Publisher: Car Tech
Illustrations: 458 color and b&w photos