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As the sport of drag racing exploded in the 1950s, two youngsters from North Carolina each rose through the ranks racing Chevrolets. It didn't take long for one of them to realize that if you couldn't beat him it may be best to join him. Buddy Martin approached Ronnie Sox about campaigning a 1963 Z-11 Chevy; and with that partnership, the most dominant duo in the history of drag racing was formed.Sox & Martin: The Most Famous Team in Drag Racing is a comprehensive archival recap of straight-line racing's greatest duo. Historic and modern imagery recapture the celebrated Plymouth race cars campaigned by Ronnie and Buddy throughout their legendary partnership. Also chronicled are the lesser-known Oldsmobile, Ford, Pontiac, Chevrolet, and Mercury mounts predating their time with Chrysler. The races, the cars, the events; all of it is covered here during this golden age of drag racing.Author Jim Schild, with the help of Buddy Martin, Herb McCandless, Jake King, Diane Sox, and others, has created the most exhaustive, authentic review of the illustrious drag racing career of Sox & Martin. Add this title to your racing library today. • The only book ever published on Sox & Martin covering their entire racing careers • Sox & Martin remain one of the most accomplished drag racing duos of all time • Mopar fans will deem this a “must have” for their automotive book collection About the Author Jim Schild has been interested in automobiles all of his life and has spent the past 55 years working on, building, and driving them. He has written 24 books and numerous magazine articles on cars and racing, and is considered an authority on the 1962-1969 maximum-performance Dodge and Plymouth. He is the winner of the Cadillac and La Salle Club’s Maurice Hendry Award and the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Thomas McKean Memorial Cup for his automotive historical work. He is also a former vice president of the Society of Automotive Historians.
Condition: This Book is NEW
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 350 175 color 75 b/w
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 3/8