Never before has a national publication featured a collection of photos of the Northeast?s favorite stock car racing?s division ? the modifieds. The author brings together photos and text of the region?s best-loved drivers and their cars, as well as the ?also-rans,? during the ?60s and ?70s when modifieds were built in backyards by local mechanics utilizing junkyard parts, no two cars looked alike, and there were so many tracks to race at. See them now as they were!
"This is the first illustrated history of the Northeast's favorite division - the modifieds. The author covers the region's best-loved drivers and their cars, including Richie Evans in his ÔBig Orange' No. 61, Geoff Bodine and his No. 99 Valiant, Jean Guy Chartrand and his Hemi-Cuda, Carl ÔBugsy' Stevens in Sonny Kozella's No. 15 ÔWoodchopper Special,' Connecticut short track specialists Dave Alkas in the Roland Cyr Coach No. 54 and Tony ÔJap' Membrino in Walt Kuryn's famous No. 00, New Hampshire's Punky Caron and his No. 121 Coupe, Don LaJoie and his No. 711, ÔDynamite' Ollie Silva and his radically offset Gremlin Ôthe big O' and others! As well, many lesser-known drivers and their machines are covered on the tracks of Stafford Motor Speedway, Thompson Speedway, Waterford Speedbowl, Danbury Racearena, Seekonk Speedway, Riverside Park Speedway, Westboro Speedway, Plainville Stadium, Monadnock Speedway, Islip Speedway, Trenton Fairgrounds and many other Northeast speedways including a few of the dirt tracks like Reading Fairgrounds and the Nazareth Speedway."
Author: Steve Kennedy
Publisher: Ertel Publishing
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 40 color & 300 b/w photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x .44